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help with version downgrade to 2.78
« on: December 08, 2011, 02:20:48 am »
Hi guys

Im using version 3.2 but they sold me a sensor that only works with 2.78  Ive tried all the wikis and cant find anything on downgrading apart from the general idea that you untick the box that selects 3.2 on startup but this doesnt seem to work

Can anyone give me detailled instructions  on how  to change from 3.2 to 2.78 for a sensor. Hope it doesn't involve a full restart

Thanks

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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 02:56:52 am »
From the wiki:

  • Unplug Vera's power and reconnect it.
  • When Vera starts up, uncheck the "Use Z-Wave version 3.20 instead of 2.78" box, close the popup and save.
  • Wait a couple minutes and confirm that the Z-Wave version is now 2.78.
  • Then choose the Advanced option from the toolbox, select the backup tab, check the option "Restore Dongle", click "Choose File".
  • Select the backup file you created, and click "Restore".
  • Wait about 10 minutes and everything should be back to what it was before you upgraded to version 3.20.

I believe you may need a backup that was created before you upgraded to 3.20 though?!


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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 07:47:52 am »
I believe you may need a backup that was created before you upgraded to 3.20 though?!
That is my assumption as well. A data migration is done (the "hack") to convert from 2.78 to 3.20 format. So when downgrading to 2.78, you'd have to restore a backup that was created with 2.78 (as per the first steps in the wiki).

@peterd,
Can you provide brand/model of the sensor in question?
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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 05:17:27 pm »
Dont get it followed the steps in the wiki but version remains at 3.2. Also re backup if you do one with the current version it would be a back up of version 3.2..................... so I presume if you have done an upgradfe to 3.2 that there would be an automatic backup of 2.78
...............if so then I might have to a factory reset which means I loose everything.............this so much fun like your kidding...........I havent found one thing that works with this crap!!

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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 03:57:58 pm »
Hi

Im looking at having to do a restore to factory default now and I was looking at the firmware upgrade FAQ section. After seeing various versions mentioned there I went to my dashboard to check what I had and it said version 1.1.1362.

Which isnt even mentioned in the FAQ ( this is just typical of everything I have had to do with vera there is no logical sequence to any instruction on operating, installing  or troubleshooting anything)

I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this version as it isnt even mentioned in the list of upgrade/downgrades in FAQ

and I would like to know more before I restore factory default and stuff everything

It might be better to completely delete all from my computer and start a new installation and when prompted to upgrade firmware just ignore it

I have been down this path eeryly its a kind of negative deja vu I  have the feeling that if I try a downgrade the whole chip will become inoperative and that will be the end of it

Ive been slowly but surely been led down the path to oblivion with this product :-[

As I am having humungous problems with every device I am totally pissed off with this

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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 04:06:36 pm »
I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this version as it isnt even mentioned in the list of upgrade/downgrades in FAQ
.1362 is supposedly a minor update over .1350, which is a minor update over .1338, the last officially released beta firmware; which is better than the officially released .1245.

See this page.
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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 09:43:32 pm »
not sure but if i remember correctly 1338 also broke some minor things inc correct display of some thermostat settings, i was never clear that any of the later betas corrected this, that is why I'm looking forward to the promised final release for UI4 which is supposed to inc all known fixes
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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 12:19:14 am »
not sure but if i remember correctly 1338 also broke some minor things inc correct display of some thermostat settings, i was never clear that any of the later betas corrected this, that is why I'm looking forward to the promised final release for UI4 which is supposed to inc all known fixes
Not feeling the love for a long term relationship with UI5 then? ;)
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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2011, 12:58:43 am »
Not feeling the love for a long term relationship with UI5 then? ;)
LOL, you know I'm feeling the love, but UI4 will continue on the old box for a bit as I depend on that one. Meanwhile V3 (UI5) will run a subsystem until it proves reliable.   8)
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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2011, 01:44:04 am »
I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this version as it isnt even mentioned in the list of upgrade/downgrades in FAQ
.1362 is supposedly a minor update over .1350, which is a minor update over .1338, the last officially released beta firmware; which is better than the officially released .1245.

See this page.

Thanks dude but my problem is that I cant get anything to work re camera and sensor. The sensor keeps saying failled to find version so being a newbie Im just struggling to find an answer to the  problem.

Is it referring to the firmware version  because the camera documentation recommends version 2.78 (or above)

I dont want to do a firmware downgrade unless necessary

Is version .1368m any good or is it behind my problem with the sensor

Should I try an exclusion and then inclusion again?

Some people say that you have to uncheck the boxes to select versions in the device option tab then save. I tried that nothing happens. Atleast the screen shot of the device in device options still shows version 3.20

Any advice would be appreciated










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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2011, 02:31:44 am »
What is the sensor you are trying to include? If its a Zwave device like an HRDS1 or an Aeon door/window sensor (or any other battery device for that matter), then the issue you probably have is that the sensor likely went to sleep just after the inclusion completed; Vera normally performs additional MiOS related setup, and now needs to query the device further for its capabilities/versions after it included!

The message about the trying to get version is likely that Vera is trying to query the firmware version of the device itself, but cant as it may be sleeping now.

If it is a battery operated Zwave device then you may want to wake it up again, and shortly after you've done this, press the "Conigure node right now" button in the settings tab of the device you are having problems with.

Waking battery Zwave devices up varies (but normally pressing a button, or tripping the sensor with the magnet etc), but the key is to use the configure node now button shortly after you've done this.

If left alone long enough, these types of devices will eventually sort themselves out.
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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2011, 04:07:51 am »
Thanks for that i tried it and it has stopped the failled to find version message but now says cant find any information on node can you tell me what that means and how to fix

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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2011, 11:56:16 am »
What is the device? Some of these things are a bit finicky to include!
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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2011, 04:19:08 pm »
yep its just a battery sensor motion/illumination and temperature

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Re: help with version downgrade to 2.78
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2011, 04:32:05 pm »
Can you tell us the make and model?

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