Got a Chinese only Youth router from Xiaomi? And want English firmware?


Category : PC


Well, I did!

Seems like sellers are shipping their routers with different firmware’s. Some come with Chinese only and some with a option to change it to English if it haven’t been done already.

If you are one of the unlucky ones who got one with Chinese language only, keep reading! I’ll show you how to flash your router and change it to English. This guide is for the mini version of the Xiaomi router, the one powered by a micro usb.

If you haven’t bought one, I can recommend this seller as that unit came with English firmware.


Let’s move onto the guide:

Download english firmware and keep it somewhere on your disk.

Then logon to your router, it’s default address is, now you will see something like this:

Proceed by pressing the blue button, and this will show up next:

In the first text-box you enter WiFi ssid, and second box is WiFi passkey. The click the button to proceed to next step.

First text-box is the router “location”, really not important. Whats important is the second one, which is the login password for administrating the router. The check-box underneath is to copy settings from WiFi, which makes the password for login exactly the same as WiFi passkey. Not recommended, and should be something else! Then click the button to proceed to next step, router will now restart and show a orange led, wait until it’s blue and refresh, or reconnect if your on WiFi.

Now login with your password. Then click arrow.

You will now click the second text up in the middle of the screen, which is highlighted in white bold text. Second click the orange circle. Then the first button (grey button) under the version number in blue.

Now choose file and select the English firmware, and click the blue button to upload it to flash memory.

It will now show this while it’s upgrading to new firmware, give it some minutes. The led will turn orange again and blue when it’s done. It might actually be in English when you logon next time, but if it’s not I’ll show where you can change it.

Navigate to the same page where we found the firmware upgrade button, but this time scroll down to the bottom.

There should be a drop-down text-box which you can select English language, and it will change to English!

You now have a English Xiaomi Youth mini router!


Review: Mini Pet Quad 4CH 6-Axis

Category : RC

I have now flown this quad for some time, and it is about time to write a review about it. So here goes!

First some technical data:

Size: 8.5 x 8.5 cm
Flight time: 6-8 minutes (depends on lipo and flight style)
Charge time: Approximated 60 minutes (from my experience it’s a bit shorter)
Radio range: Over 40 meters
Quad-copter weight: 34g
Quad-copter battery: 3.7V 300mAh Li-Po battery
Gyro: 6-Axis

RTF Package contains:

Charger & 1 Lipo
Spare set of props

The quadcopter itself is quite well built, the build quality is much better than the WL-Toys quads. It got some nice rubber buttons at the bottom of each feet, which keeps it in place when landed. I don’t know if it’s any good as a impact reducer, they aren’t that soft. The booms to the motors are made of aluminium, so they feels very solid. I’ve had my crashes with this one, and it’s not showing. Only visual damages are that the props have a few scratches.

The quad flies great! It’s a blast to fly indoors because of the gyro, it’s the most stable quadcopter I have flown. Having that said, it’s the opposite when turning outside for flying. Because of it’s eager gyro the quad wants to counter every little puff of wind. So if you want a mini quad for outdoor use, you might want to look at the v939.

The flipping function isn’t as good as the wl-toys, you need to flip a switch on the transmitter to make it go from “Beginner” to “Advanced”, when this is activated the quadcopter will do flips if you push the direction stick forward or backwards, resulting in a flip in that direction.

The only drawback is that you can’t fine select sensitivity as on the wl-toys tx, there are only those two modes.

One great feature is that the wires to each motor uses a small connector on the board, compared to the first v929 model this makes replacing a motor simpler.

The transmitter is decent enough, the only thing it lacks compared to the other models in its price class is the back light.

Pros & Cons:

+ 6-Axis Gyro (great for beginners, keeps it very stable)
+ Well built
+  Great indoors

– 6-Axis Gyro (makes it unstable in windy conditions)
– Only two modes
– Comes with only one lipo

Mini DV 808 #16 – Key Chain Camera

Category : Electronics, RC

A long time ago I bought a small key chain camera from a random eBay shop, I knew the video quality had to be very bad considering it’s size, and I was right. But then I stumbled over a thread on RC group discussing just something similar to what I had bought. In fact it was identically looking, only the internals was better on the product discussed on rc groups.

I soon discovered I had bought a cheap china copy of a not so cheap china product hehe. The real hd key chain camera would record 720p in a decent quality.

So me and a friend went onto eBay to look for this #16 model, a real one that is. We found a great deal only 40$ including shipping for each 808. So I’m gonna do a quick review when mine arrives in mail. Until then, here is a sample video someone else recorded with the 808.


  • 1/4” CMOS WXGA HD Sensor / H.264/AVC1 DSP / Hynix 512M DDR2
  • Rechargeable LIPO Battery (250mah), with Battery Charger Manage IC
  • Video: 720P HD H.264/AVC1 video codec, 1280 x 720 30fps .mov
  • Photo: JPG 1280*960 (no degrading by upsizing to interpolated “5 megapixel” size)
  • microSD card slot, supports up to 32GB
  • USB2.0, plug and play, easy connection with computers, no driver needed.
  • Super mini size, only around 50mm (L) x 32mm (W) x13mm (H)
  • Super light-weighted: only approx 17g!
  • Multifunctioned, you can use it as a mini DVR, a camera, a webcam, a removable USB drive.

Stay tuned!