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09-14-2010, 03:25 PM   #406
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Came across this, thought it might be useful to someone. I think we know all this but it looks useful to store the info here. See this page

QuoteQuote:
K7: MODSET.474
K20D: MODSET.442
K200D: MODSET.445
Km : MODSET.464
Kx: MODSET.492


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I have problem with my ear that I could not hear the beep sound when the subject is focused on. I want to hack the firmware to change the sound.
I use K200D.
I need your help.
Thanks
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did no one try to upgrade a k-x firmware (in his k-x) with a k-r firmware?
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QuoteOriginally posted by taita87 Quote
did no one try to upgrade a k-x firmware (in his k-x) with a k-r firmware?
No, and there's not a chance in this world it'd work. The two cameras have different AF systems, different AF point display capabilities, different operating frame rates, and different battery types, among a variety of other hardware changes.

02-20-2012, 05:28 PM   #410
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I am a quite satisfied user of a Pentax K-r.
A feature I really miss and need on this camera is the Tav mode, which I had on my previous k10d.
Would it be possible to hack the k-r firmware in order to add to the "M" mode the possibility to use the Auto Iso, selecting the iso range like in Av and Tv modes?
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I wonder how this project is now. As I have no knowledge of programming, is it quite like the Canon Hacking Development Kit (CHDK)?

This would be great if the program could also be used for current Pentax P&S. Make those cameras "smarter" for use!

e.g. I-10 with manual control and RAW? WG-1/WG-2 with RAW? looks great to me
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I just wish someone could create a hack to allow TAv mode into my Kr... And i would not need to upgrade for some time.. LOL!!
07-18-2012, 07:48 AM   #413
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Hello, I wanted to revive the forum with the intention to progress more in the Hack of the pentax.

All this came the need of a friend downgrade a firmware 1.13 to 1.12 In a Pentax K-5 by problems in focus with tungsten light.

I did some research with a Pentax K-7 and its firmware and discovered several things.
But the most important and which I think is the cause of the hack of the pentax has not been made possible, I have managed to introduce several ways firmware modified.
I'm pretty sure that works in K5, Kx and Kr as well, but I dare say that in older models K30 and also the future work.

I want people who have contributed much in this thread, as TR13, Das Boot, zezo, etc ... to renew their illusions. Publish their progress.

The first thing you would need is a good disassembly of any of these models (very similar).
I have Ida Pro 5.5, but my knowledge of assembler are rather poor and I can not get to disassemble the code well.

If I can today, will try to test this in a K-5.

I leave you a snapshot of a small text change in the firmware of a K7, which is the model that has left me a friend.




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I applaud your efforts, think you're brave to take it on, but honestly? I would never go there with something as expensive as a DSLR. It's one thing to hack and risk bricking a $30 media player but entirely another to risk a pricey camera. The Pentax firmware isn't perfect but it's not that bad I don't think. I like Rockbox on the media player though. I must admit it's made using my Clip+ a lot better.
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***** Update firmware (cold) ***** For K-7 other models other names.

KB474.bin for DSP only (no encripted). KB474C.bin for CPU only (no encripted). KB474B.bin for both, DSP and CPU (no encripted).

Howto: put any file in SD card c:\ . with card tape open, the machine On or off it is equal. Insert the SD.Then remove the SDcard for updating. Note: can not use the extracted files with the command StoreCpu, StoreDSP of debug menu, because these files contain parts as kb474.adj, kb474cam.log, kb474cpu.adj ... and breaks the firmware check (it is possible to bypass). You can only use the original firmwares files are not modified.

***** Update firmware (hot) ***** For K-7 other models other names. This method you know it all, is the normal firmware update.

FWDC204D.bin for DSP only (encripted). FWDC204C.bin for CPU only (encripted). FWDC204B.bin for both, DSP and CPU (encripted).

Note: can not use the extracted files with the command StoreCpu, StoreDSP of debug menu, because these files contain parts as kb474.adj, kb474cam.log, kb474cpu.adj ... and breaks the firmware check (it is possible to bypass). You can only use the original firmwares files are not modified.

***** Bypassing the check of firmware in hot and cold update. *****

You only need modiffy the headers, DSP and CPU.

Example: This is the DSP header of firmware 1.12 of Pentax K-7

00000000 48 4F 4B 4B 54 4B 49 59 48 54 4E 54 4D 55 20 00 00 00 01 DA 00 01 2D B8 00 00 00 00 01 0C 16 1C HOKKTKIYHTNTMU -
00000020 00 00 00 00 43 6F 70 79 72 69 67 68 74 20 28 43 29 20 48 4F 59 41 20 43 4F 52 50 4F 52 41 54 49 Copyright (C) HOYA CORPORATI
00000040 4F 4E 20 20 00 50 45 4E 54 41 58 20 4B 2D 37 00 56 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 20 31 2E 31 32 20 20 20 20 ON PENTAX K-7 Version 1.12
00000060 20 20 00 00 06 00 0A 17 00 DE 00 DF 50 45 4E 54 41 58 00 50 45 4E 54 41 58 00 4B 2D 37 00 44 53 PENTAX PENTAX K-7 DS
00000080 43 5F 4B 2D 37 00 01 00 50 45 4E 54 58 00 49 4D 47 50 00 5F 49 47 50 00 50 45 4E 54 41 58 20 4B C_K-7 PENTX IMGP _IGP PENTAX K
000000A0 2D 37 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF -7
000000C0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
000000E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 98 EA 26 3D ˜&=


The check of the firmware is the last 4 bytes, 98 EA 26 3D, only need to replace the 4 bytes per FF FF FF FF.

000000A0 2D 37 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF -7
000000C0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
000000E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF

I hope this discovery reactivate the hack of Pentax cameras.
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That is a HELL of a first two posts, haute.
07-23-2012, 01:47 AM   #417
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Sorry, I tried to explain as best as possible, but not receiving any help, this post is a little dead.
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Modifying the header, especially text, is easy enough using a program that allows you to change the hexadecimal values and re-save them. However editing or changing functions is a whole different ballgame, especially without some knowledge of what specifically the code is doing. Obviously, somewhere in the world is someone who wrote it and understands it completely. Now if Pentax would only let them post it!!
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I question me: Is it's possible to use the K-5 II firmware in the K-5 I ?
Goal are: better contrast AF...
12-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #420
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Hi all,
I am trying to muster info about hacks for K5. (I am getting one in couple of days, despite I wanted K5IIs).
I love it as still camera, not using lot of AF. What bothers me is the video capability.
I would like to have manual control over video setting and possibly break time limitation.
Is there any progress or chance? Info over web is quite spare.
Thanks.
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