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.”

17 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!

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