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Hiker
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how to tell firmware is up to date?

How do I tell if firmware is up to date.

 

Firmware instructions were ambiguous. In one place it said to move files in the update folder to the SD card. In all other places it said (or implied) to move the UPDATE folder to the SD card. 

 

I first moved the files in the update folder to the SD card. After installing the SD card in the GoPro and turning the GoPro on, I got no immediate indications that the firmware was updating. I walked away and when I got back the GoPro was off. I turned it on and there was no indication firmware had been updated.

 

I next copied the update folder to the SD card. Now the SD card has the update files at the top level AND the same update files in an UPDATE folder. I installed the SD card in the GoPro and turned the GoPro on. Red lights began flashing and beeping started (this was the two beeps every 15 seconds). After reading other posts on this site, I thought I would have to re-install the firmware ... but then, my GoPro turned on.

 

So, now, my GoPro seems to be working but I do not know if it is running the correct (most recent) firmware.

 

What I would like to know is how to tell whether everything is ok. In particular, I think I should verify that the correct version of the firmware is correctly installed.

 

So, my request is ... how do I verify that the correct firmware version is correctly installed.


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GoPro
Posts: 3,924

Re: how to tell firmware is up to date?

Hi @ckl36,

 

If you swipe down on the camera preferences you can see "about this camera." You should then see what the camera firmware is v02.60.

 

If it is not at v02.60 go ahead and follow this link to get that camera updated: https://gopro.com/update/hero5

 

Best,

Ryan

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GoPro
Posts: 3,924

Re: how to tell firmware is up to date?

Hi @ckl36,

 

If you swipe down on the camera preferences you can see "about this camera." You should then see what the camera firmware is v02.60.

 

If it is not at v02.60 go ahead and follow this link to get that camera updated: https://gopro.com/update/hero5

 

Best,

Ryan

Hiker
Posts: 7

Re: how to tell firmware is up to date?

Got it. Thank you.