Wyze cam V3 stuck on solid red light

Unfortunately, I’m not sure how to modify the code to get the job done. Not familiar with file system coding and not the strongest python programmer. Would you mind sharing your modifications? You can PM if you’d like.

Thanks you, IIW, I was able to recover my .product-config. I’m having a little difficulty getting it back on my device. It looks like the root of the sd is mounted at /opt on boot, but maybe it’s not because I can’t copy the file from /opt/configs/.product-config to /configs/.product-config. I tried

chmod 777 /configs/
cp /opt/configs/.product_config /configs/.product_config 
sync

and

chmod 777 /configs
cp /opt/wz_mini/tmp/.product_config /configs/.product_config 
sync

It should be

chmod 777 /configs/.product_config

Did you try it?

What does ls -la return?

So, /config is empty.

total 0
drwxr-xr-x    2 1000     1000             3 Jun 11  2021 .
drwxr-xr-x   22 1000     1000           283 Jun 11  2021 ..

I can’t touch to create a file in /configs.
I can’t cp from /opt/.product-config to /configs/.product-config.
/opt/.product config is owned by root and has 777 permissions

Interesting, on my both cameras the failure was different, I had all other config files intact. You might need at least some of them recovered too to successfully boot.

I also noticed that the owner of the configs folder is 1000:1000 on your camera, while on mine it is root:root. Not sure if it is the problem though.

You could also try checking df and mount. On my camera I have this:

[root@WCV3:~]# df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                 46692       660     46032   1% /dev
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30277632    886432  29391200   3% /opt
/dev/mtdblock2            3840      3840         0 100% /
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30277632    886432  29391200   3% /bin/busybox
/dev/mtdblock6             384       128       256  33% /configs
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30277632    886432  29391200   3% /etc/inittab
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30277632    886432  29391200   3% /etc/profile
tmpfs                    46692      4140     42552   9% /tmp
/dev/mtdblock3            3840      3840         0 100% /system
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30277632    886432  29391200   3% /system/bin/factorycheck
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30277632    886432  29391200   3% /etc/fstab
tmpfs                    46692        12     46680   0% /opt/wz_mini/tmp
tmpfs                    46692        12     46680   0% /etc/shadow
tmpfs                    46692       660     46032   1% /dev
tmpfs                    46692         8     46684   0% /run
media                    46692         0     46692   0% /media
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30277632    886432  29391200   3% /lib/modules
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30277632    886432  29391200   3% /media/mmc
[root@WCV3:~]# mount
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=46444k,nr_inodes=11611,mode=755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /opt type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/mtdblock2 on / type squashfs (ro,relatime)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /bin/busybox type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/mtdblock6 on /configs type jffs2 (rw,relatime)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /etc/inittab type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /etc/profile type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/mtdblock3 on /system type squashfs (ro,relatime)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /system/bin/factorycheck type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /etc/fstab type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /opt/wz_mini/tmp type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
tmpfs on /etc/shadow type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,mode=755)
media on /media type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /lib/modules type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /media/mmc type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
[root@WCV3:~]# ls -la /configs/
total 7
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root             0 May 13 20:22 .
drwxr-xr-x   22 1000     1000           283 May 13 20:22 ..
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          1928 Jun 22  2021 .grid_config
-------r--    1 root     root           428 Jul 18 07:37 .product_config
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root            46 Nov 20  2021 .rtspConfig
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root            11 Aug  4 08:02 .time_checkpoint
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root            18 May 11  2021 .timezone_config
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           173 Aug  4 08:02 .user_config
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root            13 May 13 20:24 .wifipasswd
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root             5 May 13 20:24 .wifissid
-rwxrwxr-x    1 1000     1000            50 Aug  4 08:02 TZ
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root            24 May 13 20:22 app.ver
-rwxrwxr-x    1 1000     1000            22 Apr 23  2021 os-release

Output of DF

Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                 46572         0     46572   0% /dev
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30963712    225536  30738176   1% /opt
/dev/mtdblock2            3840      3840         0 100% /
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30963712    225536  30738176   1% /bin/busybox
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30963712    225536  30738176   1% /etc/fstab
tmpfs                    46812        16     46796   0% /opt/wz_mini/tmp
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30963712    225536  30738176   1% /etc/inittab
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30963712    225536  30738176   1% /etc/profile
tmpfs                    46812         0     46812   0% /tmp
/dev/mtdblock3            3456      3456         0 100% /system
/dev/mmcblk0p1        30963712    225536  30738176   1% /system/bin/factorycheck
tmpfs                    46812        16     46796   0% /etc/shadow

Output of mount

rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=46572k,nr_inodes=11643,mode=755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /opt type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/mtdblock2 on / type squashfs (ro,relatime)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /bin/busybox type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /etc/fstab type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /opt/wz_mini/tmp type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /etc/inittab type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /etc/profile type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/mtdblock3 on /system type squashfs (ro,relatime)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /system/bin/factorycheck type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /etc/shadow type tmpfs (rw,relatime)

You can’t write anything to /configs/ because the jffs2 partition is not mounted. So /configs/ is a normal directory created in “/”, and that filesystem is read only.

You could try to mount it by doing mount -t jffs2 /dev/mtdblock6 /configs and saving the command output to see if there are any errors.

Ok, I think I’ve fixed it with your guidance. After mounting the file system, I was able to confirm all the configs still existed and . product_config was empty. So, I copied the good .product_config over it, and now it blinks red and blue, I’ll have to pair with my wifi as it was originally set up at my dad’s house, but I’m feeling optimistic. Thanks, for helping me turn a paperweight back into a useful tool.

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Hope it works for you. Wish I knew someone who could do that to mine. I’m sure you’ll let us know the outcome.

OK, great!

Connected to my account and working :slight_smile:. Honestly, this should be a service Wyze offers to the people affected by this.

Great news!
Yeah, they could automate this recovery if they wanted to, but they probably figured out that the cost of lost opportunity due to the delaying the release of new products (because the development team would need to spend time creating the fix) is higher than the cost of sending out free cameras here and there.

Do you have a link to the wz_mini_hacks you used? There seem to be several different versions on github etc. None I have found seem to have the “v3_init.sh” file.

I am facing the same issue with v3_init.sh missing

In the version I used it was the wz_init.sh file at

/wz_mini/etc/init.d/wz_init.sh

Yeah, it seems they changed the file structure. I used an older, GitHub - gtxaspec/wz_mini_hacks at f37d3a688027d2142340b62da7dcfc42c8ded73c version.

That would explain why there were no files in /configs/. wz_init.sh is executed too early in the boot process, before the /configs/ partition is mounted.

Yeah, I thought that might be part of it when I saw it wasn’t mounted.