Home Assistant Roborock in detail step by step

Intelligent Vacuum cleaner that can clean, mop, allow to set selected areas to cleans, easy to handle and can be integrate with home Assistant.

Here is how to set different scenes by using Assistant, create token, examples of how to clean specific rooms, how to use from Android or IOS devices as an alternative in detail.

Roborock Vacuum Cleaner

Features

  • Clean and then mop for a cleaner home
  • The high-precision botanically biomimetic vascular bundle filter connects the water tanks and the mopping cloth.
  • The filter automatically absorbs water based on the capillary principle to make the cloth keep sufficient water, and filters out the impurities in the water at the same time to prevent water outlet blockage. The modular design enables disassembly and replacement with ease.
  • Ease-to-install flipping-free water tank
  • Whether you want to clean a single room, all bedrooms or a small area, all you need to do is drag the cleaning frame on the map in the app to set a custom cleaning area.
  • Super suction of 2000Pa to clean everything
  • The cleaner can automatically identify the carpet and turn on the maximum suction to clean it. After getting off the carpet, the cleaner will automatically restore the normal suction.

Price:

Roborock S4

$399.99

Roborock S5

$479.99

Roborock S6

$649.99

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How to Integrate Roborock with Home Assistant

You need to go through how to get started with Home Assistant which include procedures and steps before going for Roborock with Home Assistant in below.

First Step:

  • Suggested Software
  • Software requirements
  • Installation

2nd Step:

  • Onboard

3rd Step:

  • Automate Home System

4th Step

  • Presence detection

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Roborock Home Assistant

The xiaomi_miio vacuum platform allows you to control the state of your Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum.

Currently supported services are:

  • start
  • pause
  • stop
  • return_to_base
  • locate
  • clean_spot
  • set_fan_speed Fan speeds: Silent, Standard, Medium, Turbo and Gentle (exclusively for mopping).
  • remote_control_* (of your robot)
  • xiaomi_clean_zone

Configuration

Please follow Retrieving the Access Token to retrieve the API token used in the configuration.YAML.

To add a vacuum to your installation, add the following to configuration.YAML:

vacuum:

  – platform: xiaomi_miio

    host: 192.168.1.2

    token: YOUR_TOKEN

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CONFIGURATION VARIABLES

host

(string)(Required)

The IP address of your robot.

token

(string)(Required)

The API token of your robot.

name

(string)(Optional)

The name of your robot.

Default value:

Xiaomi Vacuum cleaner

Platform Services

In addition to all of the services provided by the vacuum integration (start, pause, stop, return_to_base, locate, set_fan_speed and send_command), the xiaomi_miio platform introduces specific services to access the remote control mode of the robot. These are:

  • xiaomi_miio.vacuum_remote_control_start
  • xiaomi_miio.vacuum_remote_control_stop
  • xiaomi_miio.vacuum_remote_control_move
  • xiaomi_miio.vacuum_remote_control_move_step
  • xiaomi_miio.vacuum_clean_zone

More: Roborock API

SERVICE XIAOMI_MIIO.VACUUM_REMOTE_CONTROL_START

Start the remote control mode of the robot. You can then move it with remote_control_move; when done, call remote_control_stop.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Only act on a specific robot

SERVICE XIAOMI_MIIO.VACUUM_REMOTE_CONTROL_STOP

Exit the remote control mode of the robot.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Only act on a specific robot

SERVICE XIAOMI_MIIO.VACUUM_REMOTE_CONTROL_MOVE

Remote control the robot. Please ensure you first set it in remote control mode with remote_control_start.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Only act on a specific robot
velocity no Speed: between -0.29 and 0.29
rotation no Rotation: between -179 degrees and 179 degrees
duration no The number of milliseconds that the robot should move for

SERVICE XIAOMI_MIIO.VACUUM_REMOTE_CONTROL_MOVE_STEP

Enter remote control mode, make one move, stop, and exit remote control mode.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Only act on a specific robot
velocity no Speed: between -0.29 and 0.29
rotation no Rotation: between -179 degrees and 179 degrees
duration no The number of milliseconds that the robot should move for

SERVICE XIAOMI_MIIO.VACUUM_CLEAN_ZONE

Start the cleaning operation in the areas selected for the number of repeats indicated.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Only act on a specific robot
zone no List of zones. Each zone is an array of 4 integer value. Example: [[23510,25311,25110,26361]]
repeats no Number of cleaning repeats for each zone between 1 and 3.

Example of xiaomi_miio.vacuum_clean_zone use:

Inline array:

automation:

  – alias: Test vacuum zone3

    trigger:

    – event: start

      platform: homeassistant

    condition: []

    action:

    – service: xiaomi_miio.vacuum_clean_zone

      data_template:

        entity_id: vacuum.xiaomi_vacuum

        repeats: ‘{{states(‘input_number.vacuum_passes’)|int}}’

        zone: [[30914,26007,35514,28807], [20232,22496,26032,26496]]

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Array with inline zone:

automation:

  – alias: Test vacuum zone3

    trigger:

    – event: start

      platform: homeassistant

    condition: []

    action:

    – service: xiaomi_miio.vacuum_clean_zone

      data_template:

        entity_id: vacuum.xiaomi_vacuum

        repeats: ‘{{states(‘input_number.vacuum_passes’)|int}}’

        zone:

        – [30914,26007,35514,28807]

        – [20232,22496,26032,26496]

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Array mode:

automation:

  – alias: Test vacuum zone3

    trigger:

    – event: start

      platform: homeassistant

    condition: []

    action:

    – service: xiaomi_miio.vacuum_clean_zone

      data:

        entity_id: vacuum.xiaomi_vacuum

        repeats: 1

        zone:

        – – 30914

          – 26007

          – 35514

          – 28807

        – – 20232

          – 22496

          – 26032

          – 26496

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Attributes

In addition to all of the attributes provided by the vacuum component, (battery_icon, cleaned_area, fan_speed, fan_speed_list, and params), the xiaomi platform introduces specific attributes. These are:

  • cleaning_time
  • do_not_disturb
  • main_brush_left
  • side_brush_left
  • filter_left
  • sensor_dirty_left
  • cleaning_count
  • total_cleaned_area
  • total_cleaning_time
  • clean_start
  • clean_end

The following table shows the units of measurement for each attribute:

Attribute Unit of measurement Description
do_not_disturb DND mode on / off
cleaning_time minutes Last / actual cleaning time in minutes
cleaned_area square meter Last / actual cleaned area in square meters
main_brush_left hours Hours left until a change of the main brush is needed
side_brush_left hours Hours left until a change of the side brush is needed
filter_left hours Hours left until a change of the filter is needed
sensor_dirty_left hours Hours left until the wall and cliff sensors should be cleaned
cleaning_count Number of total cleaning cycles
total_cleaned_area square meter Total cleaned area in square meters
total_cleaning_time minutes Total cleaning time in minutes
clean_start datetime The last date/time the vacuum started cleaning (offset naive)
clean_end datetime The last date/time the vacuum finished cleaning (offset naive)

Retrieving the Access Token

XIAOMI HOME APP (XIAOMI AQARA GATEWAY, ANDROID?)

  1. Install the Xiaomi Home app.
  2. Sign In/make an account.
  3. Make sure you set your region to: Mainland China (Seems to be the longest line with Chines characters) under settings -> Region (language can later be set on English).
  4. Select your Gateway in Xiaomi Home app.
  5. Then the 3 dots at the top right of the screen.
  6. Then click on about.
  7. Tap the version number (Plug-in version 2.77.1 as of January 2020) at the bottom of the screen repeatedly.
  8. You should now see 2 extra options listed in English, this means you enabled developer mode. [if not, try all steps again!].
  9. Under “Hub info” there is quite some text in JSON format, this includes the “token” that you need.

ALTERNATIVE METHODS

If using an Android device to retrieve the Access Token only v5.4.49 of Mi Home is confirmed working (December 2019). Use v5.4.49 of Mi Home locate a text file under the Smarthome/logs folder where the 32 character token is stored. There will likely be several text files in this directory, search all of them for the word ‘token’ and you should find it there. Be advised that the latest version of Mi Home does not store the token in clear text.

The iPhone app still stores the token in the SQLite db as of v4.23.4 (Nov 17, 2019).

After resetting the Wi-Fi settings of the Xiaomi robot vacuum, a new Access Token will be generated and therefore these instructions need to be followed again.

These instructions are written for the Mi Home app – not for the new RoboRock app.

This token (32 hexadecimal characters) is required for the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum, Mi Robot 2 (Roborock) Vacuum, Xiaomi Philips Lights and Xiaomi IR Remote. The Xiaomi Gateway uses another security method and requires a key (16 alphanumeric chars), which can be obtained easily via a hidden menu item at the Mi-Home app or using the miio command line tool.

ANDROID (NOT ROOTED)

If using an Android device to retrieve the Access Token only v5.4.49 of Mi Home is confirmed working (December 2019).

  1. To begin, set up your Robovac with the latest version of Mi Home on your primary Android device as you normally would.
  2. Using v5.4.49 of Mi Home locate a text file under the Smarthome/logs folder where the 32 character token is stored.
  3. There will likely be several text files in this directory, search all of them for the word ‘token’ and you should find it there. Be advised that the latest version of Mi Home does not store the token in clear text.

LINUX AND ROOTED ANDROID

  1. To begin, set up your Robovac with the latest version of Mi Home on your primary Android device as you normally would.
  2. Ensure successful operation using the latest Mi Home app and give the Vacuum a static IP in your router or however you do that on your LAN.
  3. Install version v5.4.54 of Mi Home on your rooted Android device and login (you can’t have two version of Mi Home installed at the same time).
  4. Ensure you are using the same server every time
  5. Ensure successful operation using 5.4.54 (locate is a nice simple test)
  6. Using adb we will now extract the token from the rooted phone
  7. Use adb shell to connect to your device and become root (if using Magisck root do adb shell -> su -> whoami to ensure root access.
  8. Then run grep -R ‘“token”’ /data/data/com.xiaomi.smarthome and grab the token

IOS

  1. Configure the robot with the Mi Home app. Make sure to select the correct region, as Xiaomi uses different product names for different geographical areas. Note that the new RoboRock app is currently not supported for this method.
  2. Using iTunes, create an unencrypted backup of your iPhone.
  3. Install iBackup Viewer, open it, and open your backup.
  4. Open the “Raw Data” module.
  5. Navigate to com.xiaomi.mihome.
  6. Search for a file that looks like this: 123456789_mihome.sqlite (Note: _mihome.sqlite is not the correct file. Most likely, you will find this file in the Documents folder.)
  7. Save this file to your filesystem.
  8. Install DB Browser for SQLite.
  9. Open DB Browser and load the .sqlite file you saved from your backup.
  10. Click on the Execute SQL tab.
  11. Input and run this query:

SELECT ZTOKEN FROM ZDEVICE WHERE ZMODEL LIKE “%vacuum%”

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  1. Copy the returned 96-digit hexadecimal string to your clipboard.
  2. Open Terminal and execute this command:

echo ‘0: <YOUR HEXADECIMAL STRING>’ | xxd -r -p | openssl enc -d -aes-128-ecb -nopad -nosalt -K 00000000000000000000000000000000

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  1. Use the resulting 32-digit string as your token. (On your mac in front of the terminal session)

BLUESTACKS

  1. Configure the robot with the Mi-Home app. Make sure to select the correct region, as Xiaomi uses different product names for different geographical areas. Note that the new RoboRock app is currently not supported for this method.
  2. Install BlueStacks.
  3. Set up Mi Home version 5.0.30 in BlueStacks and login to synchronize devices.
  4. Use BlueStacks Tweaker to access the filesystem and retrieve the token.
  5. Copy /data/data/com.xiaomi.smarthome/databases/miio2.db file to your computer using the Bluestacks Tweakers filesystem tool.
  6. Install DB Browser for SQLite.
  7. Open the DB Browser and load the miio2.db from your computer.
  8. Select Browse Data tab from the DB Browser and switch to table called devicerecord
  9. This will display all the connected devices information with the token.

MIIO COMMAND LINE TOOL

Use of Miio should be done before the Vacuum is connected to Mi Home. If you already connected to the app you will need to delete it and then join the ad-hoc Wi-Fi network the Vacuum creates. If the vacuum is already paired it’s likely this method will only return ??? as your token.

You can install the command line tool using the following command:

npm install -g miio

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Discovering devices on the current network:

miio discover

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This will list devices that are connected to the same network as your computer. Let it run for a while so it has a chance to reach all devices, as it might take a minute or two for all devices to answer.

The commands outputs each device on this format:

Device ID: 48765421

Model info: zhimi.airpurifier.m1

Address: 192.168.100.9

Token: token-as-hex-here via auto-token

Support: At least basic

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The information output is:

  • Device ID – The unique identifier of the device, does not change if the device is reset.
  • Model ID- The model id if it could be determined, this indicates what type of device it is.
  • Address – The IP that the device has on the network.
  • Token – The token of the device or ??? if it could not be automatically determined.

Example on how to clean a specific room

Example script using vacuum.send_command to clean a specific room:

vacuum_kitchen:

  alias: “Clean the kitchen”

  sequence:

    – service: vacuum.send_command

      data:

        entity_id: vacuum.xiaomi_vacuum_cleaner

        command: app_segment_clean

        params: [18]

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Where params specify room numbers, for multiple rooms, params can be specified like [17,18].

Valid room numbers can be retrieved using miio command-line tool. It will only give room numbers and not the room names. To get the room names, one can just test the app_segment_clean command and see which room it cleans.

miio protocol call <ip of the vacuum> get_room_mapping

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Example on how to reset maintenance hours (brushes, filter, sensors)

The vacuum entity stores attribute values for when brushes, filters and sensors need to be cleaned or replaced (main_brush_left, side_brush_left, filter_left and sensor_dirty_left). The values are measured in hours. Once the parts are cleaned or replaced you can then reset those values on the vacuum. Here is an example script using vacuum.send_command to reset the hours for the main brush:

reset_main_brush_left:

  alias: “Reset hours for main brush replacement”

  sequence:

    – service: vacuum.send_Command

      data:

        entity_id: vacuum.xiaomi_vacuum_cleaner

        command: reset_consumable

        params: [‘main_brush_work_time’]

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Allowed params for the reset_consumable command:

  • [‘main_brush_work_time’]
  • [‘side_brush_work_time’]
  • [‘filter_work_time’]
  • [‘sensor_dirty_time’]

Retrieving Zoned Cleaning Coordinates

USING FLOLEVAC (ANDROID)

  1. Download FloleVac
  2. Login with your Xiaomi credentials
  3. Open Map (make sure you’re on the same network as your vacuum cleaner)
  4. Select “Zone cleanup” and draw a box around the zone you’d like to clean
  5. Long press “Cleanup” and the zone coordinates will be copied to your clipboard

USING ROBOROCK CONTROL CENTER (REQUIRES VALETUDO FIRMWARE)

RRCC supports both rooted and non-rooted Vacuums and acts as a mostly fully featured replacement for Mi Home that works locally without the cloud. If you have installed the rooted firmware Valetudo you are able to SSH into your Vacuum and enable MQTT plus use map functions with no cloud requirement.

Using the map editor you are able to acquire the co-ordinates required for zoned clean up. Here is an example script for zoned clean up:

vacuum_kitchen:

  alias: “vacuum kitchen”

  sequence:

    – service: vacuum.send_command

      data:

        entity_id: ‘vacuum.xiaomi_vacuum_cleaner’

        command: app_zoned_clean

        params: [[23084,26282,27628,29727,1]]

Other Methods:

Most basic notifications from your Roborock vacuum using automations.yaml in Home Assistant

You will need the following:

  • Notification service already configured (like iOS or SMTP etc – guide on how to configure the SMTP-component)
  • Vacuum component loaded

Make sure to change notify.ios_device to your own notification service.

And then add the following to your automations.yaml file and restart Home Assistant.

Cleaning started:

– id: ‘Vacuum_started’   alias: Vacuum Started Notification   trigger:   – entity_id: vacuum.xiaomi_vacuum_cleaner     from: docked     platform: state     to: cleaning   condition: []   action:   – data:       message: Roborock started to clean!     service: notify.ios_device

Cleaning completed:

– id: ‘Vacuum_complete’   alias: Vacuum Complete Notification   trigger:   – entity_id: vacuum.xiaomi_vacuum_cleaner     platform: state     to: docked   condition: []   action:   – data:       message: Cleaning complete – Charging     service: notify.ios_device
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