SJ7 Direct USB Firmware Update

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    SJ7 Direct USB Firmware Update
    Latest update: Jan 8 2018 | Last previous update:, Mar 11, 2017
    To update the SJ7 using the DirectUSB, please follow these steps:

    1. Install DirectUSB on your computer. Download from HERE
    2. Download the .ELF file from here: SJ7 Direct USB Firmware Update (Currently FW ver1.20)
    3. Turn off the camera and extract the battery.
    4. Press and hold the SETTINGS button, then connect the USB cable to the camera from the computer and then press the Power button.
    5. Open the DirectUSB tool.
    6. Select a12evk, select the download tab. In Firmware programming press Choose and select the ELF file
    7. Press Connect:
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    8. Press Download
    9. Wait for few minutes until the process finishes:
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    10. Disconnect the USB cable, insert the battery and turn on the camera.


    Users with Windows 8 and Windows 10 may have some issues to recognize the device. If DirectUSB doesn’t recognize the camera, follow these steps:

    1. Go to Advanced Startup Options
    2. Select ‘Restart Now’ in Advanced startup.
    3. Select Troubleshoot à Advanced Options à Start-Up Settings à Restart à Disable driver signature.
    4. Install the Ambarella driver from the DirectUSB folder. Default folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ambarella\DirectUSB II\Driver
     
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    Could you please help me with the link for the .elf file? The current link is not working. My camera fails to recognise the memory card. Tried multiple cards. Not helping. The wifi also seems to be not working. I have a feeling this is a software issue and would like to try and flash the camera once.
     
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    please update link/......
     
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    Hello, there is no a12evk option in the direct USB, which i have downloaded from the link above (and from the official sjcam webpage).
    Any ideas how to hardware update my SJ7 star?

    It does not power at all, after I tried to update it via sdcard.
     
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    If the camera won't power up, direct update won't work. No power, no processing. No processing, no update.

    Are you sure that your battery is charged? Have you tried to power up the camera with external power (USB cable between SJ7 and PC/Mac or standard USB charger). If you use external power, you have to use the power button to power up the camera. Earlier firmware revs powered up the camera automatically.

    If the SD update was interrupted, it possible (or likely) the camera is bricked (dead as a brick). If the camera's bricked, that's it - the camera is never coming back. You now have a small paperweight that looks like an action cam.
     

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