Given the great success of the previous guide for increase the maximum speed of the QiCycle electric bicycle, we continue this line of modification of the "two-wheeled" Xiaomi devices through modified firmware. This time it is the turn of the Xiaomi Mijia M365 electric scooter that through this hack will allow you to reach the 35km, have more acceleration and some interesting features.
The operation is also quite easy since it will be sufficient to load the modified firmware to appreciate the following benefits.
- More power
- More maximum speed (35km / h in the plain)
- Motor brake disabled (passive charging disabled)
- Immediate departure without pushing
On the other hand we will lose the ECO mode which will be replaced by the "normal" mode, ie with the same performance as the stock firmware and which can be activated in the same way (double pressing of the button).
Let's see in detail how to proceed.
Verification of the requirements
Before proceeding it is necessary to have:
- An Android smartphone
- An Internet connection
- The suitable model of scooter Xiaomi Mijia
There are two models: a standard and a more powerful one. If the serial code on the front wheel is on a single line, you have the more powerful version. If the serial is on two lines, you own the standard version. This information will help us later in choosing the firmware.
To recognize it, simply check the code (XXXXX / YYYYYYYY) shown on the label on the side of the scooter.
The values of XXXXX can be of 5 types:
13678 China White
16132 European White
Verify battery manufacturing date - Must be later than March 2017
13679 China Black
Verifying the part YYYYYYYY must report a value greater than 35000.
16133 European Black (2 Fuses)
It is definitely at 2 fuses
Depending on the model, check the essential requirement of the "two fuses".
FFB - Battery Manufacturing Date - Must be later than March 2017
NSY - The part YYYYYYYY must report a value greater than 35000.
If you have a model with 2 fuses you can continue with the guide.
Before continuing we must equip ourselves with the necessary software.
Choice of the Firmware
In ZIP package downloaded you will find 7 files.
The two tracks circled with green are the modified firmware: 200CFW.bin e 200CFW_W.bin. The first (200CFW.bin) guarantees maximum performance but tends to stress the battery and the engine and therefore should be used only with the "more powerful version"(See 1 point of the guide).
The five files rimmed with orange they are old versions not modified and useful for making a downgrade.
The author of the files suggests uninstalling the Xiaomi and Ninebot apps or otherwise disassociating them. We did not have any problems despite not having followed these indications. Make sure, however, that these are not running.
- We turn on the scooter (Load at least at 70%)
- Let's start the app m365 DownG
- Click on Connect
- We wait for the scooter to appear in the list and select it
- Once connected, press on Open Bin
- Select the downloaded firmware 200CFW_W.bin
- Press on Flash Bin
- Wait for the operation to end.
Go out and go and humiliate the Scooters at the lights