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  1. WarSong

    The ZOSI effect

    I bought a pair of ZOSI 16ZK00s. The problem was that their ports refuse to work. I installed one and it's recording as we speak and I can ping the damn thing just fine. All's fine yeah? Well no. I go to check for an open port on a LAN client and -NO JOY-. Well FFS. It's on a static IP so I DMZ it and try an external port. -NO JOY- It's dead, Jim. I contact ZOSI and they want me to provide them access via Teamviewer and I'm like KTHXNO. I just want the firmware that lets me see my friggin cameras. On the DVR I had not installed I tried to patch using rootfs-3521a file form their site someone else had pointed out should fix the issue. Seems like it wasn't the right model tho the DVR applied it. Now the second DVR is softbricked. The previous DVR got hit by that HACKED bug wth the backdoor password but that version had no firmware I could upgrade. The ZOSIs were supposed to be my fix. I'd just buy a zmodo which work beautifully in all the other places I've installed them but finding one with 16ch is tough without ending up on a waiting list. At this point I'm beyond frustration. Either I get my hands on a working firmware for the 16ZK00 from ZOSI or a third party or these things go back in the box and back to Amazon. ZOSI ain't helpin yet. I turn to you fine folk. Does anyone have a patched or custom firmware that works with this model? Better yet does anyone know how to open the patch files and swap some of the libraries and convince busybox to sideload them? I suspect the real issue is a missing library. Something of note I just thought of. I've not given the softbricked DVR access to internet. Its on a LAN. In fact I can still ping it. Might I be able to unbrick it via telnet console like putty? Edit: That'd be a NO. Tried Telnet and SSH -NO JOY- Turns out that it was a loopback to (my machine) and not the device. It no longer appears on the network in any capacity. Post ZOSI patch attempt Edit: A rep from ZOSI sent me a rootfs-3521a file specific to the 16ZK series but I had previously applied a patch that I think locks out further patching. I'll attempt to load this patch on the untouched device already installed. If it softbricks as well then I'll pack them up and cut my losses. If it works I'll RMA the softbricked device and keep testing the partially functional one.