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Hiker
Posts: 13

SD error after upgrading to FW 4 on Hero 4 Black

Hi,

 

I use my GoPro Hero 4 black for 2 years now with always the same SD card.

 

Recently, I upgrade to the FW V4 released last mouth and then, my GoPro has random SD error when I try to record some movies or photos in timelapse mode (protune on).

 

I tried with oher SD class 10 cards like the model attached and same problem so I really think it's the FW upgrade...

Any idea ?

 

Thx.

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Hiker
Posts: 13

Re: SD error after upgrading to FW 4 on Hero 4 Black

Also, I just tried with a fresh new SD card (model attached) (90mb/s R - 45mb/s W (!!!)) and same problem so it is not coming from the SD card but the GoPro and the FW upgrade.

 

How can I downgrade ? I don't find the previous FW version...

 

Thx.

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Hiker
Posts: 13

Re: SD error after upgrading to FW 4 on Hero 4 Black

Hi,

 

As I did not find how to downgrade the FW, I tried to reinstall the actual one with the old fashion way https://gopro.com/support/hero4-black-product-update/hero4 and I reload my tests.

It failed "only" 1 time with the SD error. It is not perfect but it is better than before.

 

Any idea ?

 

Thx.

Hiker
Posts: 13

Re: SD error after upgrading to FW 4 on Hero 4 Black

Hi,

 

New tests this morning and the problem still remains.

 

Any idea ?

 

Thx.

Hiker
Posts: 13

Re: SD error after upgrading to FW 4 on Hero 4 Black

Another test in nightlapse mode does the same problem with a reboot of the GoPro.

 

Definitly unusable in these modes anymore... Man Frustrated

Explorer
Posts: 10,970

Re: SD error after upgrading to FW 4 on Hero 4 Black

@combo

Is there any chance that you can get your hands on a recommended SD card and try the update again?

https://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/microSD-Card-Considerations

Hiker
Posts: 13

Re: SD error after upgrading to FW 4 on Hero 4 Black

Well, I really don't think the problem comes from my diffrents SD cards because I use it in another GoPros like the 3+ black.

 

Also, it works en 4k 30fps protune native mode which is the most stress mode for a SD card right ?

 

Thx.

Explorer
Posts: 10,970

Re: SD error after upgrading to FW 4 on Hero 4 Black

@combo

45mb/write should be more than enough so it does stand to reason that the card should work.  However, and I don't know the reason for this, SD cards are usually the main culprit and do not always play the same in each camera.  I actually once had a SD card that would work with my Hero3 Silver but would cause issues with my Hero3+ black.  I now label my cards and assign them to only one camera.  I also only use Samsung Pro in my Hero 3+ and Hero4 cameras and use Lexar 633X in my Hero3 and below cameras.  Since doing this, I haven't had any issues.