Vacuum Robot Overview

Here are some information I collected over time of my own vacuum robots and some information I found elsewhere. This table is far from complete, as I still need to sort my documents and files ;) If you find a mistake, feel free to contact me (dennis [at] dontvacuum.me).

Robot hardware and firmware
Robot features
Rootability, custom firmware, config files and teardowns
Pictures of models


Robot hardware and firmware

Modelname Model ID Codename Firmware Soundfiles SoC RAM Flash MCU WiFi OS (Kernel) Year
Xiaomi Vacuum Robot rockrobo.vacuum.v1 ruby ccrypt, unsigned ccrypt, unsigned Allwinner R16 (4x) 512MByte 4GByte eMMC STM32F103VCT6 RTL8189ETV Ubuntu 14.04 (3.4.x) Q3/2016
Roborock S5 / S50 roborock.vacuum.s5 rubys ccrypt, unsigned ccrypt, unsigned Allwinner R16 (4x) 512MByte 4GByte eMMC STM32F103VCT6 RTL8189ETV Ubuntu 14.04 (3.4.x) Q4/2017
Roborock S6 / T6 roborock.vacuum.s6, roborock.vacuum.t6 (CN) tanos A=enc(AES-256-CBC), signed (RSA) A=enc, signed Allwinner R16 (4x) 512MByte 4GByte eMMC STM32F103VCT6 RTL8189ETV Ubuntu 14.04 (3.4.x) Q2/2019
Roborock S4 / T4 roborock.vacuum.s4, roborock.vacuum.t4 (CN) rubyplus A=enc(AES-256-CBC), signed (RSA) A=enc, signed Allwinner R16 (4x) 512MByte 4GByte eMMC STM32F103VCT6 RTL8189ETV Ubuntu 14.04 (3.4.x) Q3/2019
Xiaomi Vacuum Robot 1S roborock.vacuum.m1s ruby2 B=enc, sign, header in TZ A=enc, signed Rockchip RK3326 (4x) 512MByte 4GByte eMMC STM32F103VET6 RTL8189ETV Linux (4.4.x) Q2/2019
Roborock S5 Max roborock.vacuum.s5e rubyslite C=enc(AES-256-CBC), signed (RSA), sqfs B=enc, signed, sqfs, ogg Allwinner R16 (4x) 256MByte 512MByte NAND (2019)
256MByte NAND (2020)
STM32F103VCT6 RTL8189ETV Ubuntu 14.04 (3.4.x) Q4/2019
Roborock S6 Pure / P5 roborock.vacuum.a08, roborock.vacuum.p5 (CN) rubysc1 D=enc(AES-256-CBC), signed (RSA), sqfs B=enc, signed, sqfs, ogg Allwinner R16 (4x) 256MByte 512MByte NAND STM32F103VCT6 RTL8189ETV   Q4/2019(P5) Q1/2020(A08)
Roborock S6 MaxV / T7 Pro roborock.vacuum.a10, roborock.vacuum.a09 (CN) tanosv E=enc, signed, header in TZ   Qualcomm APQ8053 (8x) 1GByte 4GByte eMCP STM32F103VCT6 Qualcomm Android (3.18.x) Q2/2020
Roborock T7 roborock.vacuum.a11 (CN) tanose F=enc(AES-256-CBC), signed (RSA), sqfs B=enc, signed, sqfs, ogg Allwinner R16 (4x) 256MByte 512MByte NAND STM32F103VCT6 RTL8189ETV Ubuntu 14.04 (3.4.x) Q1/2020
Roborock Xiaowa E2 roborock.vacuum.e2 sapphire ESP32 plain   ESP32     GD32F303ZET6 ESP32 RTOS Q1/2019
Roborock E4 roborock.vacuum.a01 saplite ESP32 plain   ESP32       ESP32 RTOS Q1/2020
Roborock T7 Lite roborock.vacuum.a05                   2020
Xiaomi Vacuum 1C dreame.vacuum.mc1808   X=enc(2x), signed, sqfs tar.gz, unsigned Allwinner MR133 (4x) 512MByte 256MByte NAND GD32F303ZET6 6189N-SFC OpenWRT (4.9.x) Q4/2019
Viomi V2 viomi.vacuum.v6   Y=sqfs, unencrypted   Allwinner A33 (4x) 512MByte 256MByte NAND GD32F303ZET6 RTL8189ETV OpenWRT (3.4.x) Q2/2019
Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P viomi.vacuum.v7 (CN)   Y=sqfs, unencrypted   Allwinner A33 (4x) 512MByte 256MByte NAND GD32F303ZET6 RTL8189ETV OpenWRT (3.4.x) Q2/2019
Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P viomi.vacuum.v8 (global)   Z=sqfs, encrypted   Allwinner A33 (4x) 512MByte 256MByte NAND GD32F303ZET6 RTL8189ETV OpenWRT (3.4.x) Q3/2019

Robot features

Modelname LIDAR Camera Mop Waterpump LIDAR-tower bumper IR-dropsensors Frontsensor IR-sidesensor Cloud
Xiaomi Vacuum Robot Y N N N N 4x Ultrasonic Y miIO
Roborock S5 / S50 Y N Y N Y 4x IR Y miIO
Roborock S6 / T6 Y N Y N Y 6x IR Y miIO, tuya
Roborock S4 / T4 Y N N N N 4x IR Y miIO, tuya
Xiaomi Vacuum Robot 1S Y Y (1x OV7251 up facing) N N N 4x - Y miIO
Roborock S5 Max Y N Y Y N (2019)
Y (>2020)
4x IR Y miIO, tuya
Roborock S6 Pure / P5 Y N Y N Y 4x IR Y miIO, tuya
Roborock S6 MaxV / T7 Pro Y Y (2x OV5695 front) with IR illumination Y Y Y 6x Cameras Y miIO, tuya
Roborock T7 Y N Y Y Y 6x IR Y miIO, tuya
Roborock Xiaowa E2 N N Y N -       miIO
Roborock E4 N N Y N -       miIO
Roborock T7 Lite                 miIO, tuya
Xiaomi Vacuum 1C N Y (1x OV7251 up facing) Y Y - Y (bar)     miIO
Viomi V2 Y N Y N   4x     miIO
Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P Y N Y N   4x     miIO

Rootability, custom firmware, config files and teardowns

Modelname Root possible? (since) * Root method public? * Valetudo support  
Xiaomi Vacuum Robot Yes (Q2/2017) Yes Yes Teardown FW
Roborock S5 / S50 Yes (Q1/2018) Yes Yes Teardown FW
Roborock S6 / T6 Yes (Q2/2019) Yes Yes Teardown Root Configfiles (S6) Configfiles (T6) FW (S6) FW (T6)
Roborock S4 / T4 Yes (Q3/2019) Yes Yes Teardown Configfiles (S4) FW (S4) FW (T4)
Xiaomi Vacuum Robot 1S Yes (Q2/2019) No - Method requires the usage of 0-Days/exploits in hardware/software and the usage of cryptographic keys. Rooting might be possible at in-person meetings and events (e.g. CCC, DEFCON, etc). Yes Teardown FW (M1S)
Roborock S5 Max Yes (Q4/2019) No - Howto is under investigation for a potential soft-bricking issue Yes FW (S5e)
Roborock S6 Pure / P5 Yes (Q2/2020) No - Howto is under investigation for a potential soft-bricking issue Yes  
Roborock S6 MaxV / T7 Pro Yes (Q2/2020) No - Method requires the usage of 0-Days/exploits in hardware/software and the usage of cryptographic keys. Rooting might be possible at in-person meetings and events (e.g. CCC, DEFCON, etc). Yes - needs a custom version  
Roborock T7 Yes (Q2/2020) No - Howto is under investigation for a potential soft-bricking issue Yes Configfiles (A11) FW (A11)
Roborock Xiaowa E2 No No No  
Roborock E4 No No No  
Roborock T7 Lite        
Xiaomi Vacuum 1C Yes (Q1/2020) No - Tooling is in development Yes Teardown
Viomi V2 Yes (Q2/2019) No - WIP * Yes Teardown FW
Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P Yes (Q2/2020) No - WIP * Yes FW (v7,CN) FW (v8)

* No does not mean that it is not possible or does not exist. It is just that I don't own the model, have no interest in it, it is not on my priority list or I did not publish it yet. "Since" date gives you an idea since when *my* robots were rooted or when I rooted someone else robot.

 


Pictures

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Xiaomi Vacuum Robot

Roborock S4 / T4

Roborock S5 / S50

Roborock S6 / T6

Xiaomi Vacuum Robot 1S

Roborock S5 Max (pre 2020)

Roborock S6 Pure

Xiaomi Vacuum Robot 1C

Viomi V2


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