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    Up video time & use non Nikon battery on the D3100

    I found a patch that'll allow you to do these things with your D3100:
    • Change Time Based Video Restrictions to 17:28
    • Non-brand Battery

    Do the following at your own risk

    Here's how to do it:
    1. Grab the latest firmware file from Nikon
    2. Run the exe or dmg file - this will create a folder in the same directly that the exe file is saved in called F-D3100-V101W. It will contain D31000101.bin
    3. Upload the firmware file (D31000101.bin) here, and generate the patched firmware.
    4. Put the patched firmware on your sd card in the base directory (top level)
    5. Insert the memory card into the camera's memory card slot and turn on the camera.
    6. Select Firmware version from the camera's setup menu and follow instructions displayed to upgrade the firmware.
    7. After the upgrade is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
    8. Access the Firmware version item in the camera's setup menu to confirm that the firmware has been upgraded.
    9. After confirming the firmware version, turn the camera off and leave it off for five seconds or more before using it.


    Read more about this patching tool here:
    Nikon Hacker • View topic - Nikon Patch v1.12
    Nikon Hacker • View topic - Nikon Patch v1.13
    Nikon Hacker • View topic - Nikon Patch v.1.15.0 BETA



    Consider donating to to this project via the Paypal box on the patch page if this is helpful to you. The main programmer just bricked his D5100 trying some new things.


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    Re: Up video time & use non Nikon battery on the D3100

    When you say Do the following at your own risk, what exactly do you mean? And what I mean by that is what bad thing could happen if it goes wrong? I don't want it to damage my camera as I haven't had it for very long. Haha
    A camera is a save button for the minds eye.

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    Re: Up video time & use non Nikon battery on the D3100

    If you don't follow the directions correctly you could brick your camera. It's very hard to do that but if you're worried about it then I wouldn't recommend it. I also wouldn't do do it if you don't have a need to.

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    John

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    Re: Up video time & use non Nikon battery on the D3100

    Yeah... I don't need video that bad...
    I'm not a pro photographer. I just play one on TV.

    I think everyone should follow and do. Please do not assume we know what's in your camera bag, I left my magic mind reading hat at the repair shop because it does not work past my computer screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kuykendall View Post
    If you fill out your profile and add the camera gear we can better answer any questions that you might have.
    You can do that at http://nikonites.com/profile.php?do=editprofile

  5. #5
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    Re: Up video time & use non Nikon battery on the D3100

    The risk are the same as updating with Nikon stock firmware.

  6. #6
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    Re: Up video time & use non Nikon battery on the D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by 4cc3ss View Post
    The risk are the same as updating with Nikon stock firmware.
    Except for the fact that if Nikon releases firmware that bricks 3100s, they should cover the repairs or replacements. If you take that firmware, hack it (incorrectly), then brick your 3100 with it, I'm guessing Nikon will be a lot less sympathetic. Also, that is disregarding the risk that the hacker didn't put anything "extra" (and possibly nefarious) in while he/she hacked it for you.

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  7. #7
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    Re: Up video time & use non Nikon battery on the D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by kluisi View Post
    Except for the fact that if Nikon releases firmware that bricks 3100s, they should cover the repairs or replacements. If you take that firmware, hack it (incorrectly), then brick your 3100 with it,
    Where is your mentality, why would Nikon release a Firmware to brick D3100's, anyway we have a Nikon emulator which is able to run & debug Nikon Firmware.
    It seems you guys live in the dark ages & not 21st century.

  8. #8
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    Re: Up video time & use non Nikon battery on the D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by 4cc3ss View Post
    Where is your mentality, why would Nikon release a Firmware to brick D3100's, anyway we have a Nikon emulator which is able to run & debug Nikon Firmware.
    It seems you guys live in the dark ages & not 21st century.
    No we don't, but we do tend to observe arcane practices like good manners and politeness. Pointlessly swinging your dick around on here won't win you any friends. Just observing.

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    Re: Up video time & use non Nikon battery on the D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by 4cc3ss View Post
    Where is your mentality, why would Nikon release a Firmware to brick D3100's, anyway we have a Nikon emulator which is able to run & debug Nikon Firmware.
    It seems you guys live in the dark ages & not 21st century.
    Only reason Nikon would release one would be by accident. My only point is that it is riskier to upgrade your camera's firmware using a modified version from an unknown third party website than upgrading to a released Nikon official firmware.

    I don't live in the stone age, and I have done some modding on my Android (rooted and custom rom plus additional themes and mods) and on my router at home (dd-wrt). There are a few differences between those situations and this one. First, these mods were open source, tested by countless people, and released on very popular and reputable sites (xda-developers.com and dd-wrt.com). Second, if I irreparably brick my old Android phone, or my old wireless g router, I'm out less than $100 in either case. If I brick my D3100 I'm out $500 (I actually only have the D7000 so I'd be out even more) and may not be able to replace it (so I'm out the ability to take pictures too).

    Finally, I knew there was an increased risk involved (where you explicitly stated that the risk was the same as upgrading to Nikon's official firmware). I wouldn't want someone to upgrade to your hacked firmware without at least knowing all of the things that can go wrong. Your process of recompiling the official Nikon firmware, modifying it, testing it, and releasing it back to your customer *MAY* be foolproof, but then again, no one on here knows anything about you or the website you are plugging. You *COULD* be adding stuff to our cameras to turn them into spying devices for a foreign country too.

    I just want people to know that they should proceed with caution here and not just jump in thinking that there is no more risk here than upgrading to a newer version of Nikon's official firmware when there is absolutely no way that is the case.

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