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Welcome to the ScooterHacking FAQ, press Ctrl-F and use keywords to quickly find a question.

Please note that this is page is still in it's early state but is actively expanding to cover more questions.

Brand-specific

Ninebot

Q: What does error X/Y/Z mean and how to solve it?
A: You can check out a full list of Ninebot error codes here (click)

Q: How to unlock the speed of my Ninebot Max?
A: There are two options - SN/Region change, which doesn't change the firmware of the scooter, or CFW, which as the name implies, modifies the firmware of your scooter.

Q: What should I do when the app says that my scooter is bound to another account?
A: Change the serial number.

Q: Why can't I see the light control options in the Ninebot app? (Ninebot ES)
A: Because your scooter is not identified as an ES2. Change your serial number to an ES2/4 one.

Q: How to change the serial number of my scooter?
A: ES (click) Max (click)

Q: Where can I find CFW for my Ninebot scooter?
A: ES (click) Max (click)

Q: How to go back to stock firmware? Where can I find stock firmware?
A: Download a stock firmware file from here and flash it using your app of choice.

Q: I have BLE555 and I can't downgrade, why?
A: BLE555 can only be st-link'ed as of moment of writing. You can find a guide on how to do that here (click)

Q: I flashed wrong firmware and now my scooter won't turn on/turns off immediately, what can I do?
A: ST-Link, ES (click) Max (click)

Q: How to convert my rental Ninebot Max for personal use?
A: If it's an SNSC2.0, here's a guide (click)

Q: How to convert my rental Ninebot ES for personal use?
A: Use IAP (guide) or ST-Link (guide)

Q: How to convert my Ninebot Max Plus (SNSC2.3/SNSC2.4) or Max Pro (SNSC2.2) for personal use?
A: ScooterHacking does not publicly support these models.

Q: Can I flash CFW from an iPhone (iOS)?
A: No, only via Windows or Android.

Q: What's the recommended tire pressure for the Ninebot Max?
A: Here's a table (click)

Q: How to mod my Ninebot Max to go over 35 km/h?
A: Bring up the voltage to 48V by using a second battery in parallel or by replacing the stock one.

Q: Who is Nord?
A: (click)

Q: How to convert a bin, encoded bin or a ZIP into other file types?
A: Use XiaoTea (click)

Q: How to use IAP?
A: Here's a guide (click)

Q: How to unlock an E-series scooter? (E22/E25/E45)
A: Here's a guide (click)

Q: Can I add inflatable tires to my Ninebot ES?
A: Only to the rear and only by replacing the entire wheel.

Q: Where can I find Ninebot specs?
A: ES (click), Max (click), E-series (click), T15 (click)

Q: What do serial numbers mean?
A: Look at the wiki page of the scooter model in question.

Q: My scooter slows down to 27 km/h when below ~80% battery, why?
A: That's a known issue on first generation motors. To see which generation motor you have, look here (click)

Q: Should I install a mudguard support on my Ninebot Max/Max Lite?
A: While the Max mudguard is stronger than the Xiaomi ones, it can still break after a while. It is recommended to install a mudguard support.

Q: I want to change my Ninebot Max'es serial number but it doesn't work.
A: Conventional SN changing methods were disabled in DRV145, if you want to change the SN downgrad to DRV126.

Q: Can I make my non-folding scooter foldable?
A: It is technically possible but it requires cutting two big holes in the deck and buying a foldable fork, so it's not worth it.

Q: What's the recommended MPC in CFW?
A: ESx (click) Max (click)

Q: Can I flash my G30L with G30 firmware?
A: Yes

Q: How to get cruise control back after updating?
A: You can either use a third-party app or change the serial number (“region”) - Max (click), E-series (click), T-series (click)

Xiaomi

Q: What's the recommended tire pressure for Xiaomi scooters?
A: Here's a table (click).

Q: Where can I find CFW for my model?
A: M365 (click), Pro (click), Pro 2 (click), 1S/Essential (Lite)(click)

Q: How to go back to stock firmware? Where can I find stock firmware?
A: Download a stock firmware file from here and flash it using your app of choice.

Q: What does error X/Y/Z mean and how to solve it?
A: You can check out a full list of Xiaomi error codes here (click)

Q: What are the downsides of solid tires?
A: Vibrations can cause permanent damage to the battery.

Q: What should I do after installing a pro dashboard on my m365?
A: Flash pro DRV firmware.

Q: Should I install a mudguard support?
A: If you have an M365 or an M365 Pro then yes. If it's a 1S, Pro 2 or an Essential then the stock one is good enough.

Okai/Electisan

Q: My scooter shuts down after 2 minutes, why?
A: It's a BMS feaure to prevent you from converting it.

Other

Q: How can I unlock the speed of my Aerlang H6?
A: There should be a cable going from the controller, back to the same controller. Disconnect it.

Site-wide acronyms

ESC - Control board (controller)
BLE - Bluetooth (dashboard)
BMS - Battery management system
CFW - Custom firmware

Apps

IAP - A multi-function scooter utility for Windows that works via Bluetooth or serial.
XiaoFlasher - An Android app made for flashing CFW and changing serial numbers on Xiaomi and Ninebot devices.
NineFlasher - another name for XiaoFlasher
ESdownG - An Android app made for flashing CFW on Ninebot scooters.
M365 downG - An Android app made for flashing CFW on Xiaomi scooters.
ScooterHacking Utility - A multi-purpose Android app developed by ScooterHacking

faq.txt · Last modified: 2021/04/17 21:16 by foxmaster