Just though i'd create an account to say from a software engineers perspective it wouldn't be advisable to try and load Foscam firmware on to a non foscam camera even if they look very similar you could end up bricking your device
I've had my Foscam's for a few years now while they do have a great app i usually use the web ui through a browser via it's local IP or if im away from home and want to remotely connect use the free Foscam DDNS address, really reliable and they don't force me to subscribe to the cloud only if i want to record to their cloud serivce
Yeah i would agree but you can telnet into most of them as root and have a look at the linux setup the password is usually 123456 pretty bad security and if you check the outgoing tcp/ip stream there is a strange port number "6666" being used by a lot of them - haven't wiresharked them enough its on my todo list to see what data it is sending though. My fave Chinese ipcams are DBpower and Easyn had two running 24 hours a day for 5 years now and no problems so the reliability issue about Chinese stuff being rubbish doesnt really hold water for a lot of their stuff these days! Just bought a couple of 1080p ones but the bad things about these now is they are all linked to the cloud and Phone app only so you cannot login using a laptop or pc which is pony and trap for techies like me - plus they charge you for using the cloud uploading in the smallprint - pure ripoff! (devil) (mad)
most likely brick it..