Finally an update for those of us who purchased our GoPro 3 cameras when they first came out. Patch should fix battery and WiFi issues. Update can be found HERE.
Just ran throught the directions using IE for the browser and the auto update worked as described. Took about 5 minutes to complete. All files on card were still there but had to re-setup the camera settings to the way I had them. That only took another minute. So far so good.
Less incapacitates procedure:
1. More Details about release: http://gopro.com/support/articles/firmware-release-information 2. Current releases: HERO3: Black firmware : HD3.03.02.37 HERO3: Silver firmware : HD3.02.02.13 HERO3: White firmware : HD3.01.01.10
2. Direct download Link: GoPro hide officlal downlaod addresses but I found: updates from march 2013 :
3. GoPro Community: http://www.goproforums.com
The problem is a hardware issue. GoPro made a huge batch to be ready for the holidays, a huge percentage of those have a hardware defect. Until that batch is gone from the shelves and GoPro starts selling a revised hardware version, the 3 series will all have problems. Obviously, GoPro is not admitting to that but the last update still does not fix freezing issues, further reinforcing the theory of a hardware problem rather than something that can be fized by software. A recall of that magnitude would probably bring them to their knees so they are trying to maintain the illusion of a firmware issue.
Link to details of the hardware issue?
Hard to link to something GoPro won't admit to. But, should these firmware updates not fix the freezing issues, then it's got to be hardware by deduction - cause they've had months to fix the software. We'll just have to see what this recent spate of releases does to GoPro's now quite sullied reputation. I'd like to have a GoPro, but never in a million years, or until the reviews stop saying things like "mine still freezes and I just bought it", or "mine still freezes after the latest software update".
I'm depending on the independent reviewers, since there's some evidence that GoPro is willing to sue to remove bad reviews from the web. So just cause GoPro has new firmware, is no reason to jump for GoPro joy. Got to wait to see if it actually works.
Live streaming during recording finally works. USB was upgraded to 80 megabits, so you don't need to take out the SD card anymore. It still randomly glitches out of preferences when using the front panel button. There's still no way to download recordings over wifi.
Like Time said, if it was software, they would have fixed it by now. The trouble is, if it is hardware, and the thousands of reports point in that direction, we have to wait until GoPro release a second HW edition of the 3 series. In doing so, they would admit to the flaws of the first version so it`s a catch 22 situation. Unless they carefully disguise the whole thing with marketing wizardry. I wouldn`t put it passed them in light of how they handled the massive numbers of RMA requests. People have been receiving replacement units in a few cases but they are equally as buggy. If I was in the market for a GoPro now, I would look for a GoPro 2. Anyway, it is grossly overpriced for stuff that is made in China. I bought a Sony Action Cam instead and the low light sensing is much better. I don`t have all the fancy 60 fps and cinematic resolutions and stuff but guess what? It works, 100%. And the footage is produces is just as good.
Any drawbacks to this update? After the GH2 protune update I don't trust gopro so much ¬¬
Do you have a proper class 10 SD card? I've read that not all class 10s work.
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