Last week I finally found some time to play with my recently received JN5168 modules and breakout boards. As of today I am able to connect any JN5168, with custom firmware, to my Hue. The problem I thought I was having was not with the Bee’s, but with the NXP demo software and a lost key.
Thanks to the comments of David, on this post, and not being able to connect my Bee’s anymore. I realised some info must have been lost and I started backtracking my findings. In this process I found the master key was never used. This made me realize the master key is only used during touchlink commissioning, which is never happening. So, the lights must connect through classical commissioning, and for that, another key is required as the default key is not working.
After reanalyzing the binaries from the inner light, I re-discovered the other secret key. The ZLL Commissioning trust centre link key : 81 42 86 86 5D C1 C8 B2 C8 CB C5 2E 5D 65 D1 B8. With this key in place I can once again, connect any jn5168 module to my Hue.
Next step; Modifying the NXP demo project to fit my needs.
Last week I succeeded in creating a custom ZLL device (2 actually, RGB and Monochrome). Read all about how you can connect your Mesh Bee to your Hue here: Custom firmware Hue lights.