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post Aug 4 2017, 09:17 PM


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Today my Viofo A119/A119S V2 GPS conversion kit just arrived...
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post Aug 7 2017, 11:51 PM


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hi blurjoey, would you recommend to buy A119 from Dfaro website? i heard a lot of bad reviews tho... else which site would you suggest?
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post Aug 8 2017, 12:58 AM


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QUOTE(Retrohits8198 @ Aug 7 2017, 11:51 PM)
hi blurjoey, would you recommend to buy A119 from Dfaro website? i heard a lot of bad reviews tho... else which site would you suggest?
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Since you said lots of bad comments d. Shouldn't that answer your question d?

Banggood still has 20% off coupon for A119 V2...
https://www.banggood.com/VIOFO-A119-1440P-1...21827693201506E

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Aug 3 2017, 01:07 PM)
Waiting for firmware update for the King Edition. Right now with the initial firmware, the A119 looks better than the King Edition...
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post Aug 14 2017, 09:49 AM


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QUOTE(bibo987334 @ Aug 14 2017, 03:50 AM)
For those who are planning to buy the Viofo A119 I would like to recommend the following Aliexpress seller. Notice that he has high rating/feedback and many successful orders. Here is a link to the seller (current price is below 90$): http://bit.ly/2wVoaAN

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The A119 with GPS in Aliexpress is selling for US98.34 which is still more expensive than the A119 with GPS sold in banggood for US92.99 which haven't deduct the 20% off coupon yet in banggood... laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Aug 14 2017, 09:49 AM)
The A119 with GPS in Aliexpress for US98.34 is still more expensive than the A119 with GPS sold in banggood for US92.99... Also haven't deduct the 20% off coupon yet in banggood... laugh.gif  laugh.gif  laugh.gif
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Talking about Viofo's products, who can be blurjoey knowledge? dun play play ....
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post Aug 15 2017, 12:06 PM


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i just got my a119 from lazada, what should i do first? update the firmware? any setting need to be set manually in order to use it? haven install it also haha, plan to go accessory shop to install
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post Aug 15 2017, 02:22 PM


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QUOTE(benson92 @ Aug 15 2017, 12:06 PM)
i just got my a119 from lazada, what should i do first? update the firmware? any setting need to be set manually in order to use it? haven install it also haha, plan to go accessory shop to install
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Should be the latest firmware d... Insert microSD card and power on to check the functions.

Nothing much after setting up unless you want to self-install which very quick. Less than 30 minutes can install.
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post Aug 15 2017, 02:23 PM


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Latest A119 firmware is released, version number is V3.1, below is the download link:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2249321...are/FWBA119.bin

Change log:

1. Added: Parking mode feature
2. Added: Lock the previous file while the button pressed in the begin of 15s of current file
3. Improved: Change the sound for taking screen shot while pressing the menu button
4. Improved: One click to stop recording, mute/unmute while in screen save mode
5. Improved: No embed GPS info in the movie while GPS feature disabled.
6. Fixed: Screen on issue while detected on detection in screen save mode

How to update:

Please do the following to upgrade the dash cam

If your camera firmware version is V1.1 or earlier, please upgrade the loader LDBA119.bin first.

If you have already installed the V2.0 firmware, not necessary to upgrade the loader, please ignore the #3--#6 steps.

From V1.4 firmware, the firmware will be automatically deleted from Micro SD card after upgrade completed.


Use max. 32GB card formatted by camera or on computer as FAT32
Insert card in camera and connect it to computer using USB cable
Copy just the LDBA119.bin on the root of the card
After LDBA119.bin is copied to the card disconnect the camera from computer
Reconnect the camera to your computer and wait few seconds until you can choose Mass Storage from camera menu
Delete LDBA119.bin from the card using your PC and
Copy the FWBA119.bin file on the root of the card
Reconnect the camera to your computer and wait more seconds until you can choose Mass Storage from camera menu, the front red LED will be blinking while upgrading.

Now you can disconnect the camera from PC and enjoy new A119 implementations.
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post Aug 15 2017, 02:24 PM


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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Aug 15 2017, 02:22 PM)
Should be the latest firmware d... Insert microSD card and power on to check the functions.

Nothing much after setting up unless you want to self-install which very quick. Less than 30 minutes can install.
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din expect it reached so fast, 5 days to be exact haha, will insert microSD card and power it up later. thanks joey thumbsup.gif
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post Yesterday, 09:34 AM


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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Aug 15 2017, 02:22 PM)
Should be the latest firmware d... Insert microSD card and power on to check the functions.

Nothing much after setting up unless you want to self-install which very quick. Less than 30 minutes can install.
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it comes with v2.06 firmware installed, i updated it to v3.1 yesterday rclxm9.gif after install can i detach the power socket after i parked my car? dun want it to consume my car battery as i only want to record during driving hmm.gif
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QUOTE(benson92 @ Aug 16 2017, 09:34 AM)
it comes with v2.06 firmware installed, i updated it to v3.1 yesterday  rclxm9.gif  after install can i detach the power socket after i parked my car? dun want it to consume my car battery as i only want to record during driving  hmm.gif
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I believe most cars' cigarette socket is unpowered already when you turn off the switch. If it is not, then, yes, remove the power socket.

The easiest way to check is to test with your car phone charger. Charge your phone when car is swithed on. Then, turn off the switch and see whether you phone is still getting charged or not.

As for me, I just leave the power socket on all the time coz it is unpowered when I turn off my car.
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QUOTE(zeese @ Aug 16 2017, 09:55 AM)
I believe most cars' cigarette socket is unpowered already when you turn off the switch. If it is not, then, yes, remove the power socket.

The easiest way to check is to test with your car phone charger. Charge your phone when car is swithed on. Then, turn off the switch and see whether you phone is still getting charged or not.

As for me, I just leave the power socket on all the time coz it is unpowered when I turn off my car.
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i see, thanks a lot zeese thumbup.gif
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QUOTE(benson92 @ Aug 16 2017, 09:34 AM)
it comes with v2.06 firmware installed, i updated it to v3.1 yesterday  rclxm9.gif  after install can i detach the power socket after i parked my car? dun want it to consume my car battery as i only want to record during driving  hmm.gif
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I think most car accessories don't have power after you off your engine. Only certain conti car will still power that socket for another 10-15 minutes if not mistaken.


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post Yesterday, 10:18 AM


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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Aug 16 2017, 10:17 AM)
I think most car accessories don't have power after you off your engine. Only certain conti car will still power that socket for another 10-15 minutes if not mistaken.
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mine is just proton, i guess u r right nod.gif
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Modified on: Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 at 10:34 PM

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Latest A119 firmware is released, version number is V3.3, below is the download link, or check the attachment:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2249321...are/FWBA119.bin


Change log:

1. Added: Parking mode feature
2. Added: Lock the previous file while the button pressed in the begin of 15s of current file
3. Improved: Change the sound for taking screen shot while pressing the menu button
4. Improved: One click to stop recording, mute/unmute while in screen save mode
5. Improved: No embed GPS info in the movie while GPS feature disabled.
6. Fixed: Screen on issue while detected on detection in screen save mode


How to update:

Please do the following to upgrade the dash cam

If your camera firmware version is V1.1 or earlier, please upgrade the loader LDBA119.bin first.

If you have already installed the V2.0 firmware, no necessary to upgrade the loader, please ignore the #3--#6 steps.

From V1.4 firmware, the firmware will be automatically deleted from Micro SD card after upgrade completed.


Use max. 32GB card formatted by camera or on computer as FAT32
Insert card in camera and connect it to computer using USB cable
Copy just the LDBA119.bin on the root of the card
After LDBA119.bin is copied to the card disconnect the camera from computer
Reconnect the camera to your computer and wait few seconds until you can choose Mass Storage from camera menu
Delete LDBA119.bin from the card using your PC and
Copy the FWBA119.bin file on the root of the card
Reconnect the camera to your computer and wait more seconds until you can choose Mass Storage from camera menu, the front red LED will be blinking while upgrading.

Now you can disconnect the camera from PC and enjoy new A119 implementations.
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post Today, 11:12 AM


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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Aug 17 2017, 11:10 AM)
Modified on: Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 at 10:34 PM

Link

Latest A119 firmware is released, version number is V3.3, below is the download link, or check the attachment:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2249321...are/FWBA119.bin
Change log:

1. Added: Parking mode feature
2. Added: Lock the previous file while the button pressed in the begin of 15s of current file
3. Improved: Change the sound for taking screen shot while pressing the menu button
4. Improved: One click to stop recording, mute/unmute while in screen save mode
5. Improved: No embed GPS info in the movie while GPS feature disabled.
6. Fixed: Screen on issue while detected on detection in screen save mode
How to update:

Please do the following to upgrade the dash cam

If your camera firmware version is V1.1 or earlier, please upgrade the loader LDBA119.bin first.

If you have already installed the V2.0 firmware, no necessary to upgrade the loader, please ignore the #3--#6 steps.

From V1.4 firmware, the firmware will be automatically deleted from Micro SD card after upgrade completed.
Use max. 32GB card formatted by camera or on computer as FAT32
Insert card in camera and connect it to computer using USB cable
Copy just the LDBA119.bin on the root of the card
After LDBA119.bin is copied to the card disconnect the camera from computer
Reconnect the camera to your computer and wait few seconds until you can choose Mass Storage from camera menu
Delete LDBA119.bin from the card using your PC and
Copy the FWBA119.bin file on the root of the card
Reconnect the camera to your computer and wait more seconds until you can choose Mass Storage from camera menu, the front red LED will be blinking while upgrading.

Now you can disconnect the camera from PC and enjoy new A119 implementations.
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so fast v3.3, seems same from v3.1?
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post Today, 11:41 AM


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QUOTE(benson92 @ Aug 17 2017, 11:12 AM)
so fast v3.3, seems same from v3.1?
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v3.1 was released mid or end of July if not mistaken
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