Saturday, July 31, 2010


Hey all,
I'll soon complete the forum and post the link here.
Kodak HD on vimeo is good but we need a full forum for just firmware hacking.
I'll need some help from you guys.
Just comment and let me know what sections can we have in our forum.
Gr8 to see your enthusiasm for zi8 firmware hacking :-)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I m Back !!!

Sorry was bit busy with my life but I m now back with the project.
I'll need some help from all the readers too from their field of expertise.
I'll now keep you all regularly updated about the project.
And "NO" this project is not dead its alive and still going.
Thanks all for your support :-)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Project will be in "pause" mode for some days

I am out of town for some days till then I'll not be able to do any advances in the HackMyZi8 project. Will update all later.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Confirmation of PrKERNELv4 in Kodak Zi8

I am confirming here the presence of PrKERNELv4 core in Kodak Zi8. I analyzed the firmware and found the core with all PrKERNELv4 functions and files inside the firmware.

Also PrKERNELv4 is ARM based in Kodak Zi8 so for the decompilation of firmware files we need to select "ARM" in IDA Pro for correct code display.

ARM assembly codes syntax are a little different from normal assembly codes we come across, so I think it'll take some time in making the exact modded firmware.

I also found out in developer mode that the ROM file size in the firmware is 2 MB, so for ROM analysis we need to check the 2 MB code in IDA Pro, still need to work out in finding the ROM start address.

Lastly, the firmware file is most probably a combination of different files such as
1. The boot ROM
2. The data files
3. PrKERNELv4 kernel
4. Null padding

Still searching for vector table that defines the different files in the firmware block.

Will update more later.