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Go pro hero 3 silver, Wi-Fi update

I recently bought a 2nd hand Go pro hero 3. The person I bought it from couldn't remember the Wi-Fi password. I've done the update 6 times and every Time I put the micro sd card back into the camera it doesn't start to update. Any ideas?

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Re: Go pro hero 3 silver, Wi-Fi update

If you are putting the UPDATE folder onto the card it wont work with the Hero3 (On Hero3+ and newer cameras you DO put the UPDATE folder on the card).

 

Format you SD card in your computer using a USB/SD card adapter and then Copy/Paste the contents of the UPDATE folder onto the card (I believe it's three separate files).

 

Eject the card and then place it into the camera and then power on.

 

After the update, format the card in the camera.

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Re: Go pro hero 3 silver, Wi-Fi update

If you are putting the UPDATE folder onto the card it wont work with the Hero3 (On Hero3+ and newer cameras you DO put the UPDATE folder on the card).

 

Format you SD card in your computer using a USB/SD card adapter and then Copy/Paste the contents of the UPDATE folder onto the card (I believe it's three separate files).

 

Eject the card and then place it into the camera and then power on.

 

After the update, format the card in the camera.

Sightseer
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Re: Go pro hero 3 silver, Wi-Fi update

That worked :) it finally started updating. However it's been updating for almost an hour now, is that normal?
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Re: Go pro hero 3 silver, Wi-Fi update

I am having the worst time updating using a Macbook Pro.  I've watched countelss youtube videos and still having issues.  Once I have downloaded the files to my mac, I copied them to the card but the camera says update not avialable.  Also, there are 4 separate updates that show up in the folder.  I know I am simply doing something wrong but any help would be appreciated.  

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Re: Go pro hero 3 silver, Wi-Fi update

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HERO3+ : Format your SD card and then move the extracted UPDATE folder (not UPDATE.zip) to the card for Hero3+.

 

HERO3 : On Hero3, copy the files within the UPDATE folder and paste them onto the empty formatted SD card.

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Re: Go pro hero 3 silver, Wi-Fi update

Also, DO NOT CONNECT YOUR CAMERA TO YOUR COMPUTER.  Use a USB/SD adapter.