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Tourist
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GoPro Hero 8 does not recognize QR codes.

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I have downloaded GoPro labs update to my GoPro Hero 8 running version 1.60 (latest version) and my camera does not recognize QR codes. I was given the "update completed" message but when pointing at a QR code it does nothing. I have tried resetting my camera to factory setting as well as re-downloading the update to the camera as discussed in another thread but i am having no luck with the QR recognition. Please help!


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Re: GoPro Hero 8 does not recognize QR codes.

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The Labs firmware is 1.70.75.  If you installed the Labs firmware correctly, in Preferences -> About -> Camera Info you will see:  Version Number: 01.70.75.    It is the 75 that is important, it denotes the Labs version of the firmware.  If you see 1.60, you can download the firmware from  https://community.gopro.com/t5/en/Introducing-GoPro-Labs/ta-p/603173 

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Re: GoPro Hero 8 does not recognize QR codes.

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The Labs firmware is 1.70.75.  If you installed the Labs firmware correctly, in Preferences -> About -> Camera Info you will see:  Version Number: 01.70.75.    It is the 75 that is important, it denotes the Labs version of the firmware.  If you see 1.60, you can download the firmware from  https://community.gopro.com/t5/en/Introducing-GoPro-Labs/ta-p/603173 

Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 8 does not recognize QR codes.

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Thank You! I have tried downloading this update 5 times and now it works and shows 1.70.75. Not sure what i did differently this time but its all good now. Thanks for the fast reply! 

Tourist
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Re: GoPro Hero 8 does not recognize QR codes.

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I had the same issue. Finally realised I'd been clicking on the instructions, and downloading the update from the link in Step 1. Which is the 1.6 firmware. Wherase the previous page gives you a different link with downloads the update within another folder for 1.7. 

Then skipped step 1 (as I was supposed to) and the firmware was correct :-)

 

Simple mistakes come from not reading the instructions. Oops.

Sightseer
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Re: GoPro Hero 8 does not recognize QR codes.

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i am unable to update the labs firmware on the gopro 8. currently its got 1.60 ver installed.
i am trying to get the 1.70.75 for the QR codes reader. i downloaded the file and extracted the Zip file
placed the HD8.01.01.70.75 folder in the root drive of the SD card, inserted the sd card in the camera and it's not starting the update
automatically. removed the battery rebooted, still not able to update. please help!

GoPro
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Re: GoPro Hero 8 does not recognize QR codes.

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Not the HD8.01.01.70.75 folder. Only the UPDATE folder (which is inside the HD8.01.01.70.75 folder) should be in the root.  Hopefully this image should address the issue.  

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Sightseer
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Re: GoPro Hero 8 does not recognize QR codes.

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I found that the only way I could get the QR code update to load was to format my memory chip then download and update the camera. After doing so the QR code's worked.