I am new to this forum and want to thank you all for the help I already got from your posts during the realisation of my project.
For my project I take pictures in sometimes quite hot environments. I have problems with the automatic shutdown function of the camera. I know it is there to protect the camera, however I would rather risk damaging the camera, than face the constant problem of the camera shut down in a critical moment when I must take a picture. Therefore I tried to deactivate this function.
Modify the hardware to fake temperature signals
There are two temperature sensors involved in the shutdown confirm to the Theta USB API Error codes:
(Board) temperature error
Battery temperature error
It seems to be possible to physically trick the battery temperature as described by Codetricity in this battery replacement post, however the board temperature might be more tricky.
Deactivating shutdown in software
Codetricity described in his streaming guide how to access the temperature sensors with adb-tools. Is there any way to modify variables there to either fake low temperatures or simply deactivate the shutdown?
So far I am not even able to connect with the adb-tool to my Theta S. Is it at all possible to do this or is it only a feature from Theta V upwards? Is it worth to investigate further in this solution or is there anyhow no method to set any variables there to avoid the shutdown? Is there documentation regarding the individual variables listed there?
Has anyone suggestions for any of my approaches? I have seen, that this is an issue, also faced often by long term “live-streaming” projects, so there might be someone out there who has already a solution?