Hacking Update

A log time has passed since I updated this blog about hacking my Olympus OM-D E-M10.
Since it’s exam time till end of March I have only very limited time, but nevertheless I found a new way of launching code inside the firmware files.

If you look closely at the code of the debugging menu, you recognize each command is fairly simmilar.
I replaced some code of the debug menu and it worked right away.
I tried to replace the text of this debug command.

Here is a video of the result:

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I will have another look at this in a few days. In April I have plenty of time to work on this.
Also I will release on online tool how to update/downgrade your camera with the SD card.

See you soon.

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6 thoughts on “Hacking Update

  1. I'm very happy to learn that there is a hacked firmware out there. But I can't find anywhere on your blog about what the hacked firmware actually do – other than write that it's hacked.
    Can you help me out by saying a little bit about what to expect?

  2. I watched this video on your old web site.

    Are you hand modifying the op codes and data in the binary file? Or have you decompiled the file into a higher level language? I’m interested in how you learned to read the firmware file. Working backwards from op codes for a 32 bit processor is no small task.

    I am interested in hacking the menu on my E-PL5. All I really want to do is get rid of most of the options without killing the camera. I’m a machinist and I’m having thoughts of repackaging my E-PL5 into a new body with a fixed lens. I want to lock it down strictly as a manual camera that puts out black and white JPG’s and raw’s and get rid of all of the Olympus color, automated and video options. Not sure why I want to do this but I do.

    Are you interested in helping me hack the the firmware to do this?

    Interesting blog, BTW! Thanks!

  3. I watched this video on your old web site.

    Are you hand modifying the op codes and data in the firmware file? Or have you decompiled it to a higher level language? Either way nice work! Working backwards from op codes for a 32 bit processor is no small task.

    I am interested in hacking the menus on my E-PL5. Really just wanting to remove nearly all of the menu items without killing the camera. I’m a machinist and I have dreams of repackaging the little Olympus into a new body with a fixed manual lens. I want to set the camera to output B&W jpg’s and raw’s and then lock it down in manual mode. I want to get rid of all of the menus related to color control, video and automated functions. Not sure why I want to do this but I do.

    Would you be interested in helping me figure out the firmware changes?

    Interesting blog BTW! Thanks!