Ask a Question
GoPro Support Hub Find a solution. Share a solution. Ask a question. Stay stoked.
Announcements
Is your GoPro gear up to date? Check to see If it is on our Update page.
Cameras
%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-358262%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERollback%20firmware%20for%20Hero%207%20Black%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-358262%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CFONT%20color%3D%22%23000000%22%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fdrivers.softpedia.com%2Fget%2FSCANNER-Digital-CAMERA-WEBCAM%2FGoPro%2FGoPro-HERO7-Black-Camera-Firmware-1-61.shtml%23download%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3EI've%20rolled%20back%20my%20firmware%20to%201.61%20from%201.70%20this%20has%20cured%20every%20problem%20I%20had%20with%20the%20Hero%207%20Black%2C%20I%20hear%20that%20the%20only%20problem%20with%201.61%20that%20it%20doesn't%20perform%20well%20in%20freezing%20conditons%2C%20this%20is%20a%20small%20price%20considering%20the%201.70%20update%20doesn't%20perform%20well%20in%20any%20conditions.%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FFONT%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EWhat%20I%20did%20was%20reformated%20my%20micro%20sd%20card%20via%20the%20gopro%20menu%20on%20the%20camera%2C%20access%20the%20preferences%20menu%20and%20scroll%20to%20the%20bottom%20click%20RESET%20then%20click%20FORMAT%20SD%20CARD%2C%20turn%20off%20the%20camera%20pop%20out%20your%20sd%20card%20then%20insert%20the%20sd%20card%20in%20your%20computer%2C%20then%20make%20sure%20your%201.61%20firmware%20files%20are%20placed%20in%20to%20a%20folder%20and%20name%20it%20%26nbsp%3BUPDATE%2C%20drag%20and%20drop%20the%20folder%20containing%201.61%20firmware%20named%20UPDATE%20in%20to%20your%20SD%20card%2C%20remove%20the%20sd%20card%20from%20the%20computer%20and%20reinsert%20it%20back%20in%20to%20the%20gopro%20hero%207%20black%2C%20turn%20on%20the%20camera%20and%20it%20will%20install%20the%201.61%20firmware%2C%20leave%20it%20to%20run%20it's%20course%20the%20camera%20will%20start%20up%20and%20shut%20down%20multiple%20times%20and%20then%20say%20complete%2C%20do%20not%20do%20nothing%20the%20camera%20will%20start%20it's%20self%20as%20normal%2C%20your%20finished...YOU%20DO%20THIS%20AT%20YOUR%20OWN%20RISK!!!%20but%20it%20worked%20for%20me.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EBELOW%20IS%20A%20DOWNLOAD%20LINK%20FOR%20FIRMWARE%201.61%20from%20a%20third%20party%20website.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fdrivers.softpedia.com%2Fget%2FSCANNER-Digital-CAMERA-WEBCAM%2FGoPro%2FGoPro-HERO7-Black-Camera-Firmware-1-61.shtml%23download%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fdrivers.softpedia.com%2Fget%2FSCANNER-Digital-CAMERA-WEBCAM%2FGoPro%2FGoPro-HERO7-Black-Camera-Firmware-1-61.shtml%23download%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22lingo-labs-358262%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EHERO7%20Black%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-378811%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Rollback%20firmware%20for%20Hero%207%20Black%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-378811%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EThanks%20for%20this%20post%2C%20I%20am%20keen%20to%20try%20this%20given%20the%20issues%20I've%20been%20having%20after%20updating%20to%20v1.80.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EDo%20you%20know%20where%20I%20can%20find%20the%20old%20firmware%20files%20though%3F%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThank%20you.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-379037%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Rollback%20firmware%20for%20Hero%207%20Black%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-379037%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EAndrewh4088%20find%20the%20link%20below%20for%201.61%20firmware%2C%20just%20wondering%20if%20you%20installed%201.80%20via%20the%20GoPro%20app%20or%20manually%20installed%20it%20like%20I%20described%20in%20my%20original%20post%3F%20Recently%20I%20manually%20installed%201.80%20and%20it%E2%80%99s%20fine%2C%20the%20only%20problem%20I%20had%20was%20with%20firmware%201.70.%3CBR%20%2F%3EHere%20is%20the%20link%20to%201.61%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fdrivers.softpedia.com%2Fget%2FSCANNER-Digital-CAMERA-WEBCAM%2FGoPro%2FGoPro-HERO7-Black-Camera-Firmware-1-61.shtml%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fdrivers.softpedia.com%2Fget%2FSCANNER-Digital-CAMERA-WEBCAM%2FGoPro%2FGoPro-HERO7-Black-Camera-Firmware-1-61.shtml%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-383387%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Rollback%20firmware%20for%20Hero%207%20Black%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-383387%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EThanks%20for%20the%20link!%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20updated%20my%20Hero%207%20Black%20via%20the%20app%2C%20and%20since%20then%20have%20experienced%20video%20freezing%20issues%20-%20it's%20extremely%20frustrating%20because%20in%20the%20moment%20the%20camera%20looks%20like%20it's%20functioning%20perfectly.%20But%20when%20I%20view%20the%20videos%20later%20on%2C%20the%20video%20is%20frozen%20while%20audio%20capture%20continues%20fine.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ENot%20happy%20at%20all%20about%20this.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EWill%20try%20rolling%20back%20my%20firmware%20to%20see%20if%20that%20helps.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
Reply
Hiker
Posts: 9

Rollback firmware for Hero 7 Black

[ Edited ]

 

I've rolled back my firmware to 1.61 from 1.70 this has cured every problem I had with the Hero 7 Bl...

What I did was reformated my micro sd card via the gopro menu on the camera, access the preferences menu and scroll to the bottom click RESET then click FORMAT SD CARD, turn off the camera pop out your sd card then insert the sd card in your computer, then make sure your 1.61 firmware files are placed in to a folder and name it  UPDATE, drag and drop the folder containing 1.61 firmware named UPDATE in to your SD card, remove the sd card from the computer and reinsert it back in to the gopro hero 7 black, turn on the camera and it will install the 1.61 firmware, leave it to run it's course the camera will start up and shut down multiple times and then say complete, do not do nothing the camera will start it's self as normal, your finished...YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! but it worked for me.

 

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Rollback firmware for Hero 7 Black

Thanks for this post, I am keen to try this given the issues I've been having after updating to v1.80.

 

Do you know where I can find the old firmware files though? 

 

Thank you. 

Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Rollback firmware for Hero 7 Black

Andrewh4088 find the link below for 1.61 firmware, just wondering if you installed 1.80 via the GoPro app or manually installed it like I described in my original post? Recently I manually installed 1.80 and it’s fine, the only problem I had was with firmware 1.70.
Here is the link to 1.61
https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SCANNER-Digital-CAMERA-WEBCAM/GoPro/GoPro-HERO7-Black-Camera-Firmw...
Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Rollback firmware for Hero 7 Black

Thanks for the link!

 

I updated my Hero 7 Black via the app, and since then have experienced video freezing issues - it's extremely frustrating because in the moment the camera looks like it's functioning perfectly. But when I view the videos later on, the video is frozen while audio capture continues fine. 

 

Not happy at all about this. 

 

Will try rolling back my firmware to see if that helps.