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Hack Bird's Segway Ninebot Scooter

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:38 pm
by humanbeing21
After the success of hacking Bird's Xiaomi Mijia M365 scooter I wanted to try doing it again with their Segway Ninebot model.

You can check out the Xiaomi Mijia M365 scooter hack here.

The process was the same.
(1) Buy OEM parts from eBay.
(2) Take off Bird's hardware.
(3) Install purchased items.
(4) Download the app.

With little surprise it worked right away and took 30 mins to complete. The difficulty level is low and similar to the M365 model. This was a plug in play and required no soldering.

Here is the dashboard I purchased.
Black Original circuit board Dashboard For Ninebot ES2 Foldable Electric Scooter

eBay dashboard installed.
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Bird hardware removed.
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eBay dashboard installed and Bird harness in the background.
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Note from the Admin:
Interested in purchasing a scooter? Check out these posts.



Re: Hack Bird's Segway Ninebot Scooter

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:40 pm
by humanbeing21
Tools Needed for the Hack

Update 01/10/2019:

You will need security bits to take the scooter apart and linked below is the recommended tool kit. It includes all the bits you'll need to disassemble any scooter.



Thank you to @bikeaddiction for finding this!

Re: Hack Bird's Segway Ninebot Scooter

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:00 pm
by humanbeing21
Segway's App

The app isn't required to use this scooter. If you do not connect the scooter to your phone it will remain unlocked and you'll be able to ride it without issue.

Download the app: Some cool features found in the app.

The app has a section to change the light pattern.
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Here is another screen with some cool features.
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Re: Hack Bird's Segway Ninebot Scooter

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:08 pm
by surveyorandrew
He’s at it again! If this as easy as you claim how in the world is this company worth billions? Anyone could steal there stuff!

Re: Hack Bird's Segway Ninebot Scooter

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:27 pm
by druinthor
@humanbeing21 The dashboard you purchased looks similar to the ones used on the Lime scooters. If they are the same are you suggesting we can take a dash from the Lime and install it on a Bird to hack the scooter?

Re: Hack Bird's Segway Ninebot Scooter

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:06 pm
by LAXscooter
Is this the same for ES4 ?

Re: Hack Bird's Segway Ninebot Scooter

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:54 pm
by humanbeing21
LAXscooter wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:06 pm
Is this the same for ES4 ?
It should be. The dashboard for the ES1 - ES4 is the same.

Re: Hack Bird's Segway Ninebot Scooter

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:56 am
by DavieBoiii
Is there any way just resetting motherboard?

I can't get the motherboard show up in ninebot app. But I find it showing up as a Bluetooth device.

It is programmed to one of the scooter renters. It is a st1-st4 motherboard.

There must be a way to reflash with some app or something?

Re: Hack Bird's Segway Ninebot Scooter

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:42 pm
by humanbeing21
DavieBoiii wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:56 am
Is there any way just resetting motherboard?

I can't get the motherboard show up in ninebot app. But I find it showing up as a Bluetooth device.

It is programmed to one of the scooter renters. It is a st1-st4 motherboard.

There must be a way to reflash with some app or something?
Did you hookup a stock dash?

Re: Hack Bird's Segway Ninebot Scooter

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:17 pm
by xian06
Any way I can ad the folding mechanism to the ES2?

I found this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-Pa ... 4013912183