Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

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Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

Postby Lothean Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:13 am

With the toolkit comes the flashing tutorial, here we go.
This tutorial will guide you through the installation of BLE555 for your Max, an alternative BLE firmware to remove encryption and allow for the use of all ESx apps.


Needed :
  • ST-Link V2
  • Soldering gear
  • TH10 screwdriver
  • Windows computer
  • The Max BLE555 ST-Link archive, unzipped somewhere [Download]
How-to:
  • Undo the 3 TH10 screws of the dashboard cover
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    This should reveal the dashboard, along with its potting compound
    If you can flash while the dashboard is still attached to the scooter, you can stop disassembling.
    If you need to remove the dashboard entirely, take the handlebar apart and extract the dashboard. If you chose this option, you will have to supply 5V to the red wire of the throttle connector.
  • Remove the C2 capacitor and hook up your ST-Link according to the following wiring instructions:
    You will need to remove the potting compound at these locations, I recommend using a plastic tool to not damage the PCB.
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  • (install ST-Link drivers)
  • Make sure scooter is turned on, or provide 5V power to the red wire of throttle/brake wires.
  • Run the connect_dashboard.bat in the previously extracted archive.
  • If you see *** Programming Finished *** then it means flash was successful. You can reassemble the scooter.
Done! You can now upload firmware using ES DownG.

(The ESx dashboard swap still works)
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Re: Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

Postby damoak Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:38 am

Great work! I just flash the SPIN dashboard 100% working!
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Re: Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

Postby htidwell1970 Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:28 am

Looks great - thank you once again for your diligence and hard work. I only have one question - if my BLE is damaged and requires replacement is it possible to use an m365pro BLE for this? I seem to remember seeing it somewhere... and I have a spare already. I don't mind losing the running man if it works. Thank you! H
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Re: Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

Postby bec Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:49 pm

No you can't the connectors are different and hard to find. A replacement MAX dash will be cheaper than a 365dash and a matching cable connector shipping, soldering and messing the wiring up.

In other news the G30D dash looks different. I have to take it apart and look for the C2 since it's not at the same location...
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Re: Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

Postby donttalktome Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:59 pm

Hi everyone. I been doing some research and I'm cane up with a theory. Please correct or add to it if you feel compelled to do so. Ok...I believe it's possible to use an OTG cable with a st-link in conjunction with the ninerift app. Is this possible or am I dreaming?
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Re: Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

Postby MikeLite Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:34 pm

Hello,
I flashed my German G30D with ST-Link V2 and BLE555.
All work fine, can flash CFW ect..

But i notice 2 things now.
1. After flash the digits has changed. Now speed is shown as 01 / 02 / 03 KMH bevor it was 1 / 2 / 3 KMH

2. The Display brightness changed to darker. If i turn on for a second the brightness is ok, than becom much darker. On a suny day you cant good see the Display.

See my picture.

Orig. G30D
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After flash BLE555
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Is it possible that someone can change the Code in BLE555 for the Problem?
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Re: Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

Postby tallas Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:32 pm

How do you take off the c2 capacitor? Do I pry it off, or use a soldering iron? Top or bottom?
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Re: Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

Postby MikeLite Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:22 pm

I use a soldering iron for the c2 on the bottom
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Re: Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

Postby tallas Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:22 pm

That capacitor is too small for my unskilled ass. I just wiggled it free with a tweezers and it eventually came off.

I successfully flashed BLE555, and seemingly installed some custom firmware. There is just one problem. The battery light is blinking red and the speak keeps saying "UH OH" or something of the like. I am thinking I may need to use the `Bypass Ninebot BMS requirement` setting.

EDIT: Yup that did it. Scooter works. The speak was making siren sounds but I just disconnected it. The warning said I wouldn't be able to see the battery info but its still available on both the scooter display and es_downg. :partyparrot:
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Re: Max dashboard BLE555 ST-Link guide (flash CFW)

Postby MikeLite Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:24 pm

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OK,
the Problem seems normal!

I tried today a G30 Dashboard.
First desoldert C2 and after that the brightness changed to darker after one turn on!
The digits for Speed are normal 1 / 2 / 3 KMH.
After flashing BLE555 the digits change to 01 / 02 / 03 KMH.

Can´t understand why others dont talk about that Problem!

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