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Hiker
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Hero 9 Firmware 1.5 AVOID IF YOU STREAM

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New firmware 1.5 locks your streaming bitrate to 800kbps. Down from 2500-4000kbps.

 

And since there's no way to roll-back, you're stuck if you use this for streaming with something south of a potato.

 

https://youtu.be/RUYWPji2-WY

 

Also: Not the only one affected by this: https://www.reddit.com/r/gopro/comments/kfh97s/ama_with_pablo_lema_gopros_vp_of_product/ggaw88z/

UPDATE: Despite the first person I spoke to and begged at to give me the old firmware, they insisted that not only did gopro not have it, but it wasn't possi...
Hiker
Posts: 40

Re: Hero 9 Firmware 1.5 AVOID IF YOU STREAM

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Hi, are you sure there is no way to roll back?  i just came from the other thread with the audio issue and there are guys that just downgraded their firmwares for some tests.

Adventurer
Posts: 13,648

Re: Hero 9 Firmware 1.5 AVOID IF YOU STREAM

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if this is true then that is my last gopro

Nomad
Posts: 443

Re: Hero 9 Firmware 1.5 AVOID IF YOU STREAM

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You can roll back by manually installing the previous firmware.

Adventurer
Posts: 13,648

Re: Hero 9 Firmware 1.5 AVOID IF YOU STREAM

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that I know Lol

Hiker
Posts: 11

Re: Hero 9 Firmware 1.5 AVOID IF YOU STREAM

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Where do you get the previous firmware from? All the support people insisted that 1) it was impossible 2) it wasn't available

 

I must have spent an hour looking for it in various places.

Nomad
Posts: 443

Re: Hero 9 Firmware 1.5 AVOID IF YOU STREAM

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I keep a copy of each release on my computer, just in case.

 

message me and I can sure find a way to get it too you.

Hiker
Posts: 11

Re: Hero 9 Firmware 1.5 AVOID IF YOU STREAM

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You can hear in the call I asked them over & over to get me a way to make the camera work, sure would've been nice if they had just said "yeah we can get you the old firmware".
Would love to get copies from you :D