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 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

P.S. If the solution worked for you, and you’re happy enough to treat me to a coffee, I invite you to click on the “Buy Now” button below. It’s just $2.50, but only do it if you’re happy. It’s ok for you to say No. No questions asked. 🙂

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Thanks in advance!

“Hi Theo, sure, I’d like to buy you a coffee.”

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

  1. Thank you! The second firmware in your google drive solved the problem with my Mi 360 camera. I tried different firmwares and the keyword you mentioned that not one “firmware version will not work for all the various cameras out there” is extremely crucial as we were in the dark for the 2-3 minutes while waiting and not sure if anything is happening.

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      Hey Melvin, glad to hear it worked for you, and most welcome! Ya, it took me quite a few tries on the various firmware versions to realize that not every one would work with the 4 cameras that I had. It was a little frustrating at first, and I almost thought I had to give up on one or two cams. But yes, happy to know that this post has helped you get your cams working again!

      Cheers,
      Theo

  2. Pedro says :Reply

    I have an MJSXJ02CM and have tried to load each of the firmware. None of them worked. The camera does not react. 🙁

    I tried an 8GB card and a 64GB card.

    I’ve tried:
    -Only with the microsd without touching anything.
    -Press for 10 seconds the reset.
    -Plug it in with the reset pressed.

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      Hi Pedro! Hmm, I’ll try and see if there are any more firmware versions out there. See if the SD cards you used are “high end” ones? And if they are, try a “low end” SD card and see if that works.

      1. Pedro says :Reply

        The first time I tried an old 8GB type 2 card and it didn’t work.

        Just today I tried a 32GB type 10 card of better quality and it didn’t work either.

        I tested all 4 files and the c720p, leaving it even 5 minutes with each file, but none worked.

        1. Pedro says :Reply

          The last attempt I just made is with an old 1GB card.
          It didn’t work either.
          I think it’s dead forever.

          1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :

            Hmm.. Hang on to your cam first? Another firmware version is bound to come up sooner or later.

  3. emran says :Reply

    none of them worked 🙁

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      Oh dear, sorry to hear that. I’ll try and find some other files.

  4. Weslley Misael says :Reply

    Does it work with XIAOMI Mijia (CMSXJ16A)?

    After an unsuccessful update, my device has stopped working. I can no longer reset, I no longer hear the voice prompt and xiaomi support does not want to help me.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZYzK6N9jMY
    https://c.mi.com/thread-2397996-1-1.html

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      Hi Weslley! I’m not sure if it works with the CMSXJ16A.

  5. jos says :Reply

    thank you verry verry much the second file did it

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      You’re most welcome, Jos!

  6. Frank says :Reply

    thanks a lot buddy. the second file worked for me. i almost had a meltdown lol. cheers

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      Haha, you’re most welcome, Frank! I too, almost had a meltdown when mine got bricked, LOL

  7. Larry M says :Reply

    YOU are a ROCK STAR!! The second one worked for me. Thank you man.

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      Great to hear that! You’re most welcome, Larry!

  8. Woytas says :Reply

    Great Job !! Its works for me !! Thanks a lot buddy !!

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      You’re most welcome, Woytas!

  9. 수아 says :Reply

    샤오미 홈캠 360 1080p 사용중입니다. SD카드는 64기가구요..글쓰신데로 했는데도 안되는데요..SD카드를 32로 바꾸어서 해야 하나요….왜 저는 안될까요ㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ

  10. MX510 says :Reply

    Did tried everything none of them worked my camera died

    Anyway tqvm for your effort putting this recovery firmware

    Lesson learnt never upgrade firmware for this ever again

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      You’re most welcome. Sorry to hear about your cam!

  11. Putra says :Reply

    Thank you so much! It worked like a charm. Check your paypal, it’s the least I can do

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      You’re most welcome and thank you very much, Iswara!

  12. sunderrajan says :Reply

    Hi Der! How long does it take for the firmware update and what is the confirmation when the update is complete.
    Please help. My Camera is Mi 360.

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      Hi Sunderrajan, it takes 3 minutes at most I think. If it takes longer than 5 minutes, means it’s not working yet.

  13. Teodor Jelen says :Reply

    Worked great! in my case 1st firmware! After almost one year in shelf i saw again blue light! BTW – it worked with 2GB Card in my case.

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      Good to hear that, Teodor!

  14. John Smith says :Reply

    Thank you so much, my camera worked with firmware 2nd

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      You’re most welcome, John Smith!

  15. David says :Reply

    Tried all versions of the firmware and none worked. Camera still bricked. Mi Home App says camera’s last firmware version was 3.4.6_0213
    I used 32GB SanDisk. Could see the yellow light blinking upon boot so it was attempting to read the card each time but nothing after 5+ minutes of each attempt (8 different versions of img file) Camera is only 5 months old so will attempt warranty replacement (6 months warranty) but not holding my breath.

  16. David says :Reply

    I finally contacted Xiaomi Support who sent me this link to download another firmware version: http://cdn.cnbj2.fds.api.mi-img.com/chuangmi-cdn/product/ipc004/firmware/IPC004_3.3.6_2018061418.zip this seemed to do the trick. Although it took alot longer than 2 mins to come up and I did perform multiple resets. Anyway if all other firmware files fail, try this link and follow same process as documented here with MicroSD card.

    1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      Cool! Thanks for the link, David! Hope it helps other users too!

    2. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

      Thanks again for the link, David! Have added it to the google drive link in my post, under Folder 5 with your name appended to it. 🙂

  17. MJ says :Reply

    It worked halfway but my cameras are still bricked. With firmware #2 the camera came online for a few seconds (blue light), and then went offline again (yellow light). With firmware #1 the camera came online for about a minute with blue light, so i quickly tried to update the firmware and got to about 50% and the camera went offline so the updating stalled. Yellow light came back. I removed and inserted the card with firmware #1 again and this time it would not come online again. Same for firmware #2…

    1. MJ says :Reply

      Also none of the other firmwares did anything.. appreciate it but doesn’t seem to work for me.

      1. Theo De Roza - Direct Response Copywriter Singapore says :Reply

        You’re most welcome, MJ! Sorry to hear it didn’t work for you! Do you want to try David’s link? I haven’t tried it personally yet though…

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