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Re: Can't Add Homekit on VMB4000r3 Q&A thread

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gones Guide
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I’m also on iOS 13.2 ...
stapi Star
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Looking at the twitter thread it sounds like they can force the cert update. It would be interesting to find out if this works so please keep us posted.
It would also be very interesting to find out why the support never mentioned them even though I still have an open case and am contacting them at least once a week to get some updates.
Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
stapi Star
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I’ve contacted support and quoted the tweet. This is what I’ve got back:

“ Thank you for your patience with the case.

Upon checking here, there should be a new firmware for the VMB4000 base station to be released within the next 2-3 weeks. This should fix the issue in regard to the ''Unidentified Accessory'' error for the Apple homekit integration. I'll notify you if its already being released.”
Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
thatsnasty Guide
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Haha why doesn't that surprise me.

rohanking Guide
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I’ve just updated my phone to iOS 13.2, and was immediately able to add my base station to HomeKit. There was no firmware update on the basestation or arlo app update, the only difference was iOS 13.2. Hooray!!
Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
Deedub Star
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You had better luck than me. Downloaded 13.2, rebooted, same “Unidentified Accessory” message.

thatsnasty Guide
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OK, I managed to get HomeKit working.

 

Although there is a firmware update coming in a few weeks that allows us to get a new HomeKit certificate without the help from support, but until then support CAN manually push a certificate from apple using your serial number.

 

I know an earlier post mentioned support said we have to wait for the firmware, but I can promise this is not the case.

 

I got confirmation they had resent the certificate.

Reboot basestation

Waited 10 minutes

Opened up Arlo app but HomeKit set-up failed, I didn't even get the uncertified error.

I fully killed the app, tried again and it HomeKit set up perfectly.

 

Maybe the live chat might be the best way to do this, I know for me personally creating a support case usually only gets replies weekly.

 

Good Luck.

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JRios11 Star
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what is the latest firmware for your base station? 1.14.1.2_2916_1fdeefd i feel like a day or two ago that was different?

Nhott Guide
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Mine is the same as yours now. It ended with a letter “a” last time I checked.
JRios11 Star
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Well if they did push a firmware update... it still hasn’t fixed the uncertified accessory error for me so another fail from them
Nhott Guide
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If only they had a page where they could post release notes..
https://community.arlo.com/t5/Firmware-Release-Notes/bd-p/arlo-release-notes
Nhott Guide
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Firmware was VMB4000 - 1.14.1.1_2913_78b189a
Found it on the release notes page. No mention of the current firmware. Maybe I just missed it
JRios11 Star
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Current firmware does not show on their “firmware page” Unless I’m looking in the wrong location. So who knows what this new one has fixed.
rohanking Guide
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I highly recommend you log a ticket with support. 

They can (eventually) push a new security token to the Base Station, which should correct the error. Or at least it did for me. 

From the error logs I managed to extract from my iPhone it looked like it was a security issue between the base station and homekit, so this explanation from support makes sense to me.

JRios11 Star
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to i tried contacting them via chat and low and behold i told them that i have reset the system twice so far aside from the other suggestions and issue remains the same and the reps suggestion was to walk me through the steps again after i told them multiple times it doesnt work either way. i asked if they can manually push a new homekit certificate and the rep stated not possible.

andyfive Tutor
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I received a message from support that mine should work.  Tried again and it did.  I didn’t need to change anything.  Not sure what they did.

stapi Star
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I've tried the online chat twice this past weekend and they didn't know anything about pushing new cert out or about the CEO's tweet. I have asked to escalate my ongoing case and left it at that. No update on the ticket since.

Yesterday I've noticed that my firmware changed to 1.14.1.2_2916_1deefd. Tried adding to HomeKit and it worked first time!

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
rohanking Guide
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My support case was logged for about 6 weeks before a ‘Level 2’ support agent told me the HomeKit token had been refreshed. Seems it’s not something the level 1 chat agents know about.

My base station has also received that firmware update, and in what can only be described as typical Arlo, there’s no release notes for this one.

https://community.arlo.com/t5/Firmware-Release-Notes/bd-p/arlo-release-notes
Tsandas Guide
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Check both my iPhone and iPad both the same under Arlo app, HomeKit and discover no wheel , nothing there see attached 

Joabpaiva Tutor
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Same here. No nothing.
Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
skooler Aspirant
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Thanks for the tip!
After months of struggling with the Incertified Accessory error, a quick DM to the CEO of Arlo had my certificate reset and I was able to add my base station and cameras to HomeKit
Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
KCDesert42 Guide
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Keep waiting, two more weeks....another firmware update. Rubbish. They’ve been lying to us since it was announced.

Tsandas Guide
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Interesting, away from home I see the wheel turning looking for device , at home no wheel?

Tsandas Guide
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Ok just did , let’s see....

Dbensette Luminary
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I had support request a new token twice for my base station. Nothing worked.

They offered to send a replacement base station out to try. The new base station worked with HomeKit flawlessly.

Now sure how or why, it’s the same model and firmware version, but it worked.