Last night I arrived home, knowing that Logitech might have updated my Harmony to a new firmware which blocks the API which has been used by Home Assistant and OpenHAB (https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2018/12/17/logitech-harmony-removes-local-api/).
Everything was fine, and I thought “okay, tomorrow I’ll install PiHole to prevent the hub contacting the cloud services and thus prevent an upgrade”… Too late, arrived home today, noticed almost immediately the KNX button on my wall was unable to start the activity it normally happy does. The firmware got updated.
No problem: let’s downgrade. I did the downgrade for both my remote and the hub, thinking OpenHAB would soon start contacting it again. Not… It was in “Offline - communication error”.
Okay, since pihole was installed the IP might have changed. So I reverted to creating a manual thing;
Bridge harmonyhub:hub:Living [ host=192.168.4.180]
But to no avail, even dropping it completely and recreating it again does not detect the Harmony Hub via the Paper UI, nor won’t it contact the Hub via an IP in things. When it is configured via things it shows in the Paper UI:
UNINITIALIZED - HANDLER_CONFIGURATION_PENDING
Anybody any suggestions? Getting pretty frustrated by the **** Logitech pulled here…