Update camera firmware

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  1. Damian Holt

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    I thought I read before that it was possible to update the camera’s firmware through the app?

    Ive located the option in the app but it states there’s no firmware available. Do I need to manually download it 1st?
     
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    I suppose, that you have the SJ6 camera. There should be an update for this model, but I suspect, that the FW file has wrong file name, and both the recent loader for in camera update and the mobile app can't find the update, because they search for certain file name they can't find.
    Those, who use in camera update method, can still update by renaming the FW file bu themselves.
     
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    Unfortunately it’s user error and not devise error.

    I’ve just noticed that both the 5000x and sj7 are currently not supported via the app.

    I’ll post in the correct forum as I’m still having update issues.
     
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    both models should now have new fw.. let me know if you would like v1.19 beta for SJ7...
     
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    Already running 1.19, all seems good from the brief test I did last week cheers.
     
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    Great! Thanks for confirming!
     
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    See the main SJ7 forum for a firmware update how-to. It's a sticky post at the top of the forum.
     
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    How do you update the camera firmware when its connection to the app via wifi prevents the device with the app on it from accessing the internet to download the firmware? What am I missing?
     
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    Just format your memory card, put correct FW (bin file) onto the card (in the computer), put the card into the camera and then launch the update.
     
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    You can’t update the SJ7 via the app at present. You’ll need to follow the guide posted using a sd card.
     
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    See this article. Updating via Flash is, as Damian said, not available.
     
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    Apologies, I didn't mention that I have an SJ5000x elite. Does that camera have the same problem where it can't update the firmware from that app? btw, I did update via the sd card getting the new firmware bin file via a computer then inserting the card into my camera. Firmware update is complete. I'm just wondering if the SJ5000x elite has the same problem as the SJ7 of not being able to update via the app.
     
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    That’s correct, neither the 5000x or the SJ7 can be updated via the app.
     
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