Thanks @surfer63 ,This is due to to the fact that the unit does not have a backup battery, and obviously the FYT developers/builders do not know how to use the constant 12V.
So yes, indeed: every time the unit boots it gets back "some date" that doesn't make sense. Is it the date/time the MCU firmware was flashed to the MCU?
The time is correct after:
- connection via GPS
- connection via Bluetooth to a phone
- connection to the internet (and there it by default connects to some Chine dns-servers. If these are swapped by google dns-servers, it also is faster to get the correct date/time)
that's bad if indeed is the case! i have an ASUS router with no hardware clock so i know how bad things can get.
This can somehow be mitigate by installing a fake hardware clock into the firmware, my plan its to build my own rom for it and take care of such things but its been years since i cooked a rom and there is a lot of catchup to do.
I will check the firmware,mcu compilations dates to see if anything matches.