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(TUT) Unlocking the Ninebot F-series (F20, F25, F30, F40) to 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 5:57 pm
by F0xMaster
As we know, some F-series scooters are locked to 20 and 25 km/h. In this guide I will show u how to unlock your f-series scooter models, so that they go 30 km/h. Even if you have an F25.
Important info
This guide won't work on DRV5.6.9 or higher, you have to downgrade to an older version.
Check your local PEV laws and regulations before attempting anything shown in this guide. ScooterHacking.org cannot be held responsible for your actions, if what you're doing turns out to be illegal in your country.
This guide only works on official f-series Ninebot firmware, if you tried unlocking your scooter with custom firmware from third party sites you blocked your ability to use this method.
This guide only applies to F-series scooters (F20, F25, F30, F40).
Methods shown in this guide are generally considered safe given extensive testing performed by our community members. You are, however, responsible for any modifications done to your scooter. ScooterHacking.org cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by the actions mentioned in this guide.
Please read the entire guide before posting any replies.
Methods shown in this guide MAY void the warranty. Change the serial number (region) BACK TO ORIGINAL if you need to send it in for warranty. You can find it on the sticker below the deck. If you don't change the serial number back to original, Segway might void your warranty.
For any support please visit https://scooterhack.in/discord
No CFW generator exists for the F-series scooters as of moment of wriring, please don't use any other ones as they may brick your scooter if used on an F-series device.


Requirements
  • An Android 5 or higher phone or tablet with Bluetooth 5.0 or higher
  • Ninebot F-series scooter
  • The ScooterHacking Utility app
  • At least one hand :)
The guide

Step 1 - Download ScooterHacking Utility from https://utility.cfw.sh/ (Play store) | http://utility.cfw.sh/apk (APK)
Step 2 - Turn on your scooter, and connect to it via SHU

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Step 3 - Scroll down to the "Tools" section, and seclect "Change region"

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Step 4 - Select "Global - F40" in the model selection menu.

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Step 5 - The scooter will reboot, you'll notice the serial number and region will change.

Before:
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After:
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If everything was done correctly, the scooter should now go 30 kph on 'sport' mode. Enjoy :)

Donation links:
Lothean (SH Utility dev, owner of ScooterHacking) - https://scooterhack.in/donate
Fox Master (Me - the author) - https://scooterhack.in/donatefox

This guide was last updated on: 29.03.22 (dd/mm/yy)

Re: (TUT) Unlocking the Ninebot F-series (F20, F25, F30, F40) to 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:08 am
by pingver
I filed, error 21 (Ninebot F25)

Re: (TUT) Unlocking the Ninebot F-series (F20, F25, F30, F40) to 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:06 pm
by F0xMaster
I filed, error 21 (Ninebot F25)
Don't use the F60 regions.

Re: (TUT) Unlocking the Ninebot F-series (F20, F25, F30, F40) to 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:45 pm
by metropit
Confirmed the max speed of F30 can be upgraded to 30 kph by Changing Region to Global F40, however there is an acceleration issue.
When start off, if the throttle is pushed too hard, the motor is not able to handle the current, and will block/brake the scooter.

Running DRV 5.4.8

Re: (TUT) Unlocking the Ninebot F-series (F20, F25, F30, F40) to 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:33 pm
by F40anewride
I have the F40A not the f40. As far as I know it's basically the same thing... if I region change using the app to f40 for 30kmph how can I return it back to factory as a f40a at 25kmph max. Watching the YouTube for resetting the ninebot max looks like it's going to work but doesn't seem to end up doing anything. Any one know?

Re: (TUT) Unlocking the Ninebot F-series (F20, F25, F30, F40) to 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:05 pm
by Ploppy43
Confirm acceleration issues on F30 after applying region update. Also found when slowing down quickly it would lurch forwards a bit.

After reverting back to F30 Global it seemed better.

I have updated my firmware recently using the official segway app before applying this update, so perhaps the new firmware affects it?

Re: (TUT) Unlocking the Ninebot F-series (F20, F25, F30, F40) to 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:17 am
by Mabbioroma88
ragazzi ho comprato un ninebot f40. una delusione. ho fatto lo sblocco a global40 per andare a 30km/h. in primis l accelarazzione è imbarazzante in salita praticamente si spenge. va si piu veloce, ma nel lungo. vorrei capire se è possibile un app tipo m365 xiaomi per android ma ho visto che connettendo il ninebot non lo riconsoce e non mi fa fare nulla, forse perche è nuovo. ditemi cosa posso fare. frena male e accellera di scatto. andava 1000 volte meglio il g30 che avevo.

Re: (TUT) Unlocking the Ninebot F-series (F20, F25, F30, F40) to 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:23 pm
by AZF40E
I have a Ninebot F40E. Tried the Region change, but it is still limited to 25km/h. Also the AutoPilot is not working either. Any recommendation?

Also, how can I factory reset the changes? (tried the variation to chose Custom Region and entering the Serial number of the scooter).

Thanks in advance :)

Re: (TUT) Unlocking the Ninebot F-series (F20, F25, F30, F40) to 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:04 pm
by Jaysea7
Has anyone found a way to up the top speed to 30km/h without the acceleration issue on the F30?

Re: (TUT) Unlocking the Ninebot F-series (F20, F25, F30, F40) to 30 km/h (18.6 mph)

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:00 am
by DTScoot
Like others have mentioned above, I'd like to hear of anyone who has made this change to an F40a (I'm in Australia).

I'd love to increase the speed to 30 kph, however I want to be able to change it back if I'm not happy with the way it performs.

Is the acceleration problem mentioned above on the F30 a problem on the F40a?