Progressive Bulk Firmware Updates

Request is for Bulk Firmware Updates that are being performed on multiple devices be executed progressively, one device at a time.

Rather than blasting all updates simultaniously during bulk updates, it would be beneficial, especially on slower ISP and WiFi networks, that bulk firmware updates be executed one device at a time. This would reduce congestion on the 2.4GHz WiFi band and on the ISP from large numbers of devices downloading firmware, rebooting, and reconnecting to the network simultaniously.

The potential benefit of this would be a reduced rate of firmware update failure from device connectivity loss during the firmware download process.

Much like the Google Play Store App Update process, if 20 Apps are updated simultaniously, the status screen will show 19 Apps “Pending” while only 1 is downloaded and installed. The Wyze Bulk Update UI could resemble this and que excess devices while it works its way down the update device list downloading and installing one device update at a time.

Seems like they could prevent a lot of vexing cam fails with this simple change. :slight_smile:


Maybe a stretch here, but wouldn’t it be great if there was a feature like for Windows updates where devices can get updates from other devices on the network? Meaning, if you have multiple cameras to update, one of them downloads the firmware from the internet and does the update, but then the next one downloads the update from the first camera (locally, over your network). And on and on. So you only use your ISP to download updated firmware once (per device type I suppose).

Firmware update should check if camera comes back online before starting firmware update of next camera

with 3.?.11.795?

on the wyze cam v3, a firmware update has the camera use special characters in it’s DHCP negotiation… that changed the compatibility of the camera.

I get that each camera is just signaled to do the update, and it doesn’t have to report back to the app, but I would like to have the app trigger the updates one after another, confirming that the camera comes back online before telling the next camera to come up.

This should be default behavior, but it would be cool to have a button that does the current behavior.

There will be other breakings in the future, so this should help.

Ever since I updated my V3 cameras last few weeks to, about every day, they all start to flash the blue light rapidly. It is simple to fix by just resetting the power. However, next week I am leaving for 3 weeks and I am concerned that I wont be able to record events if these go out. Is there a new firmware coming that fixes this? Prior to these upgrades, this issue was not there. FWIW all my V3s have full Wifi bars so I cant be a WiFi issue? Also FWIW my Android Wyze app is version