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I watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8DjTcANBx0 and in this video he downloads several camera firmwares and analyzes their files. As far as I know, the firmwares are binary files that you can see with hex editors. But how to I see the files in there?

  • It's going to depend on the specific vendor how they implement their software. Some have a simple zip, others are packed, encrypted files. There is no standard everyone abides by – Daisetsu Oct 12 '18 at 22:42
  • @Daisetsu in this case it's a .bin file. I know a firmware upgrade could be lots of things, but in the case of a .bin file, how should I discover if there are files inside it? – Guerlando OCs Oct 12 '18 at 23:02
  • the bin extension stands for binary. There is no standard binary file format. It's not like a JPEG where there's a standard which defines the file structure. A bin could be literally anything. – Daisetsu Oct 12 '18 at 23:06
  • You're looking to reverse engineer it. See similar reverseengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/15065/… – user2320464 Oct 13 '18 at 1:05
  • Questions about reverse engineering should be asked on reverseengineering.stackexchange.com – julian Oct 13 '18 at 13:33

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