The Vacuum Cleaner consists of the unit itself, a floor cleaner, and a charging station. Let’s break down each of them in detail, so you don’t get confused with the buttons and other elements while working with it.
Let’s start by looking at the top panel of the main unit. There is a circular LED, two buttons to control the vacuum cleaner and the tower. The ring LED informs about the level of charge (we will talk about it later). The top button (the on button) turns the cleaner on and starts it, with a short press to clean and a long press to turn it on and off. The bottom button (home button) is designed to return the vacuum cleaner to its base. Although the robot returns to base by itself, a short press of this button will help return it to the charging station manually. A long press of the button will start a partial cleaning.In the tower is a laser rangefinder, which is used to determine the position and build a map of the room. In addition to the rangefinder, there are a number of other sensors on the body, such as a wall distance sensor (located on the side of the unit) or height difference sensors (located on the bottom of the unit). The lid on the top panel is hinged. Once you open it, you will find a vacuum cleaner with a removable filter. Note that if you forget to put it back, your vacuum cleaner will refuse to work. Here is also the Wi-Fi LED and Reset, which we will talk about later.On the bottom of the machine you can see the main brush (orange and black in the picture). It is located in the center in a special recess and can be easily removed for cleaning. There is also a small side brush and some wheels for full motion of the unit in any direction.On the side panel, there are contacts for charging the vacuum cleaner from the charging station, vents, and a loudspeaker. You may wonder why the body is divided into two parts. That’s because one of these parts is a buffer-shock absorber, which softens the impact of the cleaner when you hit obstacles. If you push on it, you will feel its mobility.
Docking station device
The charging station has two oblong contact tracks on the front of the case, to which the contacts of the vacuum cleaner are connected, and a cover on the back.
Under this cover is a small tool with which you can clean the vacuum cleaner brushes. This is where the docking station cord is placed.
Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner install Russian voice package
Technology does not stand still, every year there are new, useful gadgets that make our lives easier. The most interesting and useful one for me this year was the first-generation Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner, the price of which dropped slightly towards the end of 2019. I have long been hesitating with the purchase, but they were decided to buy, I say at once about the purchase I have no complaints, all its basic functions of the robot performs well, of course there are some minor drawbacks, but about this a little later. And today I will share with you a detailed and clear instructions on how to install a variety of Russian voice packages, as by phone Android as well as with a computer running Windows operating system. This manual will work for the first generation and for the second. To begin with, the first version of the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner out of the box has no Russian official language, but this is not difficult to fix. After you take the vacuum cleaner out of the box I advise you to put it on the charging dock because if the charge is less than 20% the language pack will not install. Once the vacuum cleaner is charged, then we can start installing the voice pack, we have several options for this, we will start with the easiest.
Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Mop Essential G1: the most budget robot vacuum cleaner from Xiaomi
Greetings to all readers of the site Robotobzor! Finally I got the most budget robot-vacuum cleaner Xiaomi at the time of writing the review. This is the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop Essential or as it is also called Xiaomi MiJia Sweeping Robot G1. The first name of the robot for the European market, the second is for China. And so these models are identical in features and functionality. But I still recommend buying the European version of Vacuum-Mop Essential, which introduced the Russian voice package. So, as for the price, it varies in the range 11-15 thousand. rubles. On average, the robot sells for 12 thousand rubles. rubles. Next, the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop Essential will be reviewed and tested in detail, after which I will express my own opinion on whether to buy this robot vacuum cleaner. So, let’s go!
Voice packs for Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaner download
Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaners with Russian voiceover are becoming increasingly popular and in demand among Russian buyers. Installing a language package on the Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaner allows the device not only to independently monitor the daily cleanliness of the house. Now it notifies owners about their actions, reports errors, or reproaches the pet for leaving hair on the carpets. The latter option is especially attractive to users: the device drives around the house and says funny phrases, entertaining the owners.
How to set up a robot vacuum cleaner Xiaomi Vacuum mop essential: synchronization and control
Modern robot vacuum cleaners have great functionality and can greatly facilitate the process of cleaning. The main advantage of such equipment is that, as a rule, it does not require human participation at the time of its operation. The only thing required of the user is to configure and program the robot vacuum cleaner for a certain mode of operation. The device is controlled directly through the proprietary application on your phone, the installation of which is not difficult even for a novice. In order to set up the Xiaomi Vacuum mop essential robot vacuum cleaner or any other model of this brand, you will need a special program Mi Home. You can download the application on Play Market or Apple Store, depending on the software of the phone.
How to connect Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P (LDS) to your smartphone
Modern robot vacuum cleaners have a lot of functionality, which is provided through a proprietary app. Today we will tell you how to connect Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Mop and Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P to your gadget.
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To connect, you need the branded Mi Home app, you can download it from both the Play Market and the App Store.
Download the application, run it and log in. Once in the app’s main menu, click the icon in the upper right corner to add a new device.
Now you need to reset the Wi-Fi settings on the vacuum cleaner, to do this, press the power and home keys for 3 seconds, until you hear a beep. After resetting the Wi-Fi settings, the vacuum cleaner will automatically be detected in the list of available devices to connect, you can also select it manually.
Next, enter the details of the Wi-Fi access point to which you want to connect the Xiaomi vacuum cleaner. Only 2.4 GHz is supported.
Now you need to wait a couple of seconds for the connection.
Then the connected vacuum cleaner will prompt you to specify the location.
You can also share access with other Mi Home users.
Robot vacuum cleaner Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P is connected to your smartphone and ready for further manipulation, for which you just need to click on the vacuum cleaner icon that appears in the main menu Mi Home.
How it handles obstacles?
The robot interacts with the interior items very carefully. When approaching large furniture and walls, the gadget reduces its speed to a minimum and only lightly touches them. But the infrared sensor does not notice small obstacles like table legs. Most likely it’s their radical black color that’s to blame. In any case, a properly spring-loaded bumper with a rubber pad helps: after a couple of dozen cleanings the legs were not damaged.
Availability of space under beds and cabinets is limited by the height of the vacuum cleaner. 8.2 centimeters. However, the clearance of the accessory is quite high. When testing the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop without problems forced the threshold height of 1.8 cm. And the height difference of 3.2 cm turned out to be an insurmountable obstacle. So that the entrance to the bathroom had to fence off a virtual wall. a couple of taps on the map in the app.
The robot has sensors to prevent it from falling from heights. For lack of the second floor in our apartment we tested their work on the desk. See the result in the video below. Spoiler: the vacuum cleaner gave a little scare with sharp acceleration, but still did not collapse.
Russian for Roborock Sweep One and Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner
With Roborock and Vacuum Cleaner models, the process is more complicated. These vacuum cleaners need to be re-flashed to install the Russian language. But you can choose not only the standard sound, but also custom sounds, whether it’s “Star Wars” or “Winnie the Pooh”.
Selecting the language pack
Before you start the installation it is necessary to determine the choice of voice package for your home assistant. At this time there are already:
- male voice “Maxim.”. Original addresses to the owner in the type of “master” and “your majesty” are available, which will allow you to feel a little bit like the owner of the palace with subjects. Also, this package is louder than the others by default;
- “Alice” from Yandex, paired with replicas of the housewife Kuza from the Soviet cartoon of the same name;
- Winnie the Pooh voice;
- “Leather Bastards” package, based on the popular meme. May contain profanity;
- The voiceover of the BB-8 droid from the Star Wars franchise;
- package with popular phrases from the cult Soviet films “Ivan Vasilievich changes profession”, “Operation Y”, “Gentlemen of Fortune”;
- “Scarlett (Alice)” supports the voiceover of cleaning areas.
Almost all packages support commenting on the basic actions:
- cleaning start;
- returning to the charging station;
- formation of a virtual wall or meeting with it;
- creating a map of the room;
- cleaning from debris.
It is worth noting that these packages can be installed on not all models of Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Cleaner. For example, on Vacuum Cleaner 1S, only the standard Russian-language voiceover is available.
Xiaomi also has the Mijia sub-brand, and some devices overlap with each other. For example, the Mijia LDS Vacuum Cleaner uses the same packages and installation instructions as the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner.
Installation using an Android smartphone
The most common way to work with home smart appliances is on a smartphone. Almost everyone has one, and many know how to operate it. So first of all we should consider the way of flashing the vacuum cleaner Xiaomi to the Russian language using a smartphone.
With automatic detection of token and IP-address
Token is an identifier of the vacuum cleaner. It is assigned for unambiguous identification of the device in the network and changes only during resetting. Without knowing it, as well as the IP address, which is assigned by the router to the vacuum cleaner, it is not possible to carry out russification.
First it is worth trying the way with automatic selection of parameters. It is much easier.
- Download XVacuum Firmware 4 on your smartphone.0.0. Install, but do not run.
- Download the selected voice pack. Initially it will be in an archive format, which should be extracted. If everything is done correctly, you will get a file with the extension pkg. Only this format is suitable for installation.
- Press the buttons on the top panel of the cleaner for 3-5 seconds until a beep sounds. After that the Wi-Fi settings will be reset.
- Turn off the mobile internet on your smartphone and turn on Wi-Fi. Do not connect to your network, but to the Wi-Fi of the robot vacuum cleaner.
- Launch the program, downloaded from the first point.
- Select “Flash Sound” from the main menu.
- Select the downloaded package.
It remains only to wait for the end of the installation. At some point it may seem that the process hangs. This means that the installation will be completed soon.
Manual IP and token detection
Successful automatic IP and token detection will be indicated by the yellow buttons in the main menu of the app when you first log in. If the program fails to detect these parameters, you will have to do it manually.
- Install the modified MiHome application by Vevs. If the original one was already installed, you will have to delete it.
- Open downloaded application and add your vacuum cleaner there. This process is described in the section for Mi Robot Vacuum Mop at the beginning of the article.
- Open the profile.
- Select the “Access” item.
- Go to “Access your device.”.
- Token is listed under the name of the vacuum cleaner. Hold your finger down on it to copy it.
- Return to the main menu of the MiHome app;
- Click on your vacuum cleaner;
- Click on the three-dot icon in the upper corner;
- switch to the “User Manual” section;
- click on “Serial Number”. Here you will also see the IP of the device.
It remains to manually configure the XVacuum Firmware:
- Open the app.
- Click on the three horizontal bars in the top corner.
- In the drop-down menu select “Settings”.
- Enter the found parameters.
- Press the “Save” button.
- Restart the app.
A sign that everything was successful is the activation of the buttons in the main menu. Further steps to install the Russian language are similar to those specified in the manual with the automatic identification of the token.
Installing Russian language using iPhone
You can also install Russian voiceover from iPhone or iPad. For this you need to download XVacuum Firmware version 4.0.0 for iOS. First of all you need to download the archive. Extracted program is installed using iTunes or similar application. Do the same with the voice packs. Everything is placed in the “Common Files” section. There should be nothing but latin characters and underscores in the file path and names. Otherwise, there are no differences from Android, whether automatic or manual IP and token search.
XVacumm Firmware makes 50 firmware attempts by default. In case of complete failure you need to uninstall the application and repeat the whole setup and installation process.
Flashing the Russian language for Xiaomi Vacuum cleaner 1S
1 Download and install modified MiHome Vevs application.
2 Log in to the app using your credentials from the original MiHome from Playmarket or AppStore, or create a new account if you don’t have one yet.
3 If you have already added a vacuum cleaner in the original App, go to point 5.
4 If you are using a new account, add the vacuum cleaner to the app (firstly you should reset the wi-fi settings by holding down the 2 buttons on the top bar simultaneously).
5 Download the modified plugin in the section FILE robot vacuum cleaner Xiaomi Vacuum Cleaner 1S
6 Copy and replace unpacked file into internal folder 1001012/XXXXXX/ (XXXXXXX). folder name, can change). If you have trouble replacing a plugin, read the article about replacing plugins.
7 Restart the application, for this unload it from the phone memory and run it again (if this moment is difficult, just reboot the phone)
8 In the settings of the vacuum cleaner’s robot select Russian voice package.
After that in the vacuum cleaner the Russian voice package will be uploaded (for the given model it is unique, other variants of a sounding cannot be put. feature of the firmware of the third generation)
1 Download and install XVacuumFirmware on your smartphone.
2 Download the Russian voice pack in the section FILES in the card of your robot vacuum cleaner model, Xiaomi Vacuum Cleaner 1S or Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner
3 Press two buttons on the top panel of the vacuum cleaner simultaneously for a few seconds, until the phrase about resetting Wi-Fi settings will sound (most likely it will be in Chinese).
4 Open the Wi-Fi settings of the smartphone and find the network that the robot vacuum cleaner gives out, it will be called rockrobo-vacuum, connect to it.
5 Now run the Xvacuum Firmware, select Flash Sound.
6 Choose the voice package, which you extracted from the archive on your phone.
7 Wait for the installation process to complete. At the end of the firmware will be the command Done!
8 After that it is possible to disconnect from wi-fi network of the vacuum cleaner and check the correctness of the firmware, by pressing the cleaning button, or to open the lid and to take out the compartment with a dust bag.
9 We add the vacuum cleaner to MiHome, if you have difficulties with this, read the corresponding article.