I have been running my V2’s with the ‘official’ RTSP firmware since it was released. I have upgraded all of them with the newer RTSP firmware and I have never tried any alternate firmware. I decided to go back to the official channel to get the WebRTC functionality (and use my cam+ licenses just sitting there…) .
I powered down, took the cards out, placed the demo.bin file (newest as of today), placed the card in, held the setup button and applied power. After a few seconds I got the light blue light and waited… and waited… The light was alternating solid and flashing for minutes at a time. After 20 minutes the camera had not rebooted. I left that one be while I downloaded the previous firmware release and attempted the same on another V2. I have the same result.
I removed the card from the first one and cold booted. This camera did not come back and is flashing pale blue. I gave the second one about 15 minutes and cold booted without a card. I have not checked the led status on this one, but both of these are offline hours later.
I see another person had a similar issue but used unknown firmware and they eventually took it apart. Anyone else have a similar experience? I think maybe trying a significantly older firmware closer to the version the RTSP was based on may help. Any advice is appreciated.