Manual Firmware Update Instructions For YI Home Camera ver. A

  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: robin

I recently had to update my Xiami Yi small ants camera firmware since it was not compatible to the app anymore.  Step one is to find out what Version do you have. On the back of the xiaomi small ants you can find a short code where the 3rd and 4th digit tell you what version you got.

CN, ZP, ZH is for China and HongKong - Download Firmware for Xiamo ants camera

All the rest is international - Download firmware for Xiaomi Ants camera

Current version (11.03.2015):
The manuals can be downloaded on the same website but to sum it up:

1. Format you SD Card
2. put the "home" file on it.
3. Plugin the SD Card into the camera and power it up.

I tested it out with CN and US version and i didn't bricked my camera. But I would not say that it can't happen to you.


I learned it while reading some digital camera reviews of it. Im glad they keep their updates convenient for YI camera owners.

Is there a way to copy files/directory to the SD card. I'd like to copy the entire TEST directory contents in order to switch between DST and non-DST when I reboot the camera. I can do it fine when I take the SD card out and put it into the card reader on my PC but the camera is placed in a hard to get to place where its hard to have access to the SD card. I am able to download videos to my PC on the same fine using a web browser but I want to do the opposite. Thanks

Nice Idea. When you can't get it via telnet and ftp then I don't know.Your question is 1 month old. Did you came up with a solution in the meantime ?

Via this blog post "Manual Firmware Update Instructions" i can download their latest version which is great. I think online writing services has changed the trend of education, now everyone likes to buy and get online educational services.