How to unbrick Mi Home Security Camera 360° 1080P (MJSXJ02CM) with Firmware

Hi friend! If you recently bricked your Mi Home Security Camera 360°, here’s how to unbrick it, together with downloads to the firmware file(s) you’ll need.

I actually managed to brick two of mine about a week ago. One through my own fault, when I tried to update it through the Mi Home app, but switched off when the update apparently failed…

And the other bricked itself when I attempted an update. I gotta tell you, the yellow LED of death really buggered me for quite a few days!

The good news for you is, I have done the hard and tough work of trawling the internet (I try not to troll, haha) for a solution and correct firmware, so you’ll save quite a bit of time and some headache.

In case you’re wondering why I’m telling you all this… hahahaha

(Some links I found needed you to use a Baidu app to download the firmware… Which was a dead-end for me, and possibly you, as you can only register with a China-based number phone number.)

The bad news is, you will (as I’ve discovered) find out that one single firmware version will not work for all the various cameras out there. Even if they are the same model.

Ok, enough babbling, here’s what you need to do to unbrick your Mi Home Security Camera 360:

  1. Get a 16GB or 32GB micro SD card
  2. Format it with your computer in FAT 32
  3. Copy the “tf_recovery.img” file (here’s the download link which leads to Google Drive holding the files) onto the micro SD card you just formatted
  4. Switch off your Mi Home Security Camera
  5. Insert the micro SD card into the card slot (you’ll need to push and rotate your camera upwards, in case you’re unfamiliar with it)
  6. Switch it on

If the firmware version works, the camera should start booting up and have its yellow LED turn blue in 2-3 minutes. If not, try a different “tf_recovery.img” file until you get one that works.

Once again, here’s the download link to the firmware, which leads to Google Drive holding the files: http://bit.ly/2KNodJ9

Below are the threads I went through when I attempted to solve the issue. Special and huge thanks to all the super helpful folks there for sharing the knowledge and files.

https://en.miui.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=5117013

http://en.miui.com/thread-4047682-4-1.html

https://en.miui.com/thread-4330111-1-1.html

https://en.miui.com/thread-3547398-7-1.html

http://en.miui.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=4047682&extra=&highlight=MJSXJ01CM&page=3

https://en.miui.com/thread-3780878-1-1.html

https://en.miui.com/thread-525318-1-1.html

http://bbs.xiaomi.cn/t-13601180

Did the files help you unbrick your cam? Let me know in the comments.

Cheers,
Theo

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