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How to Check Your Camera's Firmware Version

Monica Caison
posted this on December 31, 2012 05:49 PM

You can find out what firmware version is installed on your HD HERO2 or HERO3 camera by looking in your SD card's version.txt file.

Follow these steps to check your firmware version:

  1. Reformat your SD card in the camera, by using the delete all/reformat function in the settings menu.  Here are links for how to do that if you're unsure: HERO2 SD Card Reformat, HERO3 SD Card Reformat.
  2. After reformatting the card, record a photo or quick video.
  3. Take the SD card and connect it to your computer to view the contents.
  4. In the MISC folder, you will find a version.txt file.
  5. Open the version.txt file.  For the HERO3, you will see a line for "firmware version" and a line for "wi-fi version".  For the HERO2, you'll see a line for "version".
  6. You can compare those version numbers to the current firmware versions listed in this article to see if your firmware is up-to-date or not.
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