i was looking to install the MiHome Binding (https://www.openhab.org/v2.2/addons/bindings/mihome/) to connect up the new Aqara Hub, unfortunately it seems that with the new branding and upgrade of the Hub (i guess it’s v3) the necessary configuration for this binding is no longer possible.Here are my findings so far:
- Hold button on Aqara Hub for 10 seconds until it flashes yellow
MiHome Android App:
Has the option to add the Aqara Hub or the MiHome hub, unfortunately when Aqara Hub is selected it searches but never finds it. The region can be set to Mainland China but this makes no difference.
Aqara Home Android App:
Has the option to add the Aqara Hub only, the app appears to connect to the Aqara Hub and passes it provided WiFi details (Aqara_Hub-CBDF is seen on the Router). The Aqara Hub reacts in Chinese following the WiFi connection and goes from blinking yellow, to blinking blue and then to dark (i guess it’s a connection confirmation). Unfortunately the Aqara App fails to make any follow up connection to the Hub and continues ‘Connecting’ until after about 80 seconds the following error appears:
‘Error 601, accessory not found in the back-end server.’
i would guess that this actually means ‘Your local server doesn’t support this device’. Unfortunately the Aqara Home app doesn’t have any visible option to change the locale/region!
My questions are:
- Has anyone had any experience with the new Aqara Home/Aqara Hub and OpenHab? Are there any possible bindings?
- Does anyone know how to change the region in the Aqara Home app?
- Does anyone know how to obtain a developer key from Aqara Home once the Hub is successfully connected?
My research so far has led me to believe the Aqara Home App is receiving an update in early 2019 to ‘allow third party application connections’, this is 2nd hand information though, if anyone can provide anything more solid then it would be much appreciated. With enough information I’ll set about creating a new v2 binding for the Aqara Home enviroment.