What are you trying to do?

Check the software version of the camera.

Where does it apply?

  • HERO4
  • HERO4 Session
  • HERO
  • HERO3+
  • HERO3
  • HD HERO2

How to do it

There are three ways in which you can determine your camera's software version number: 

  • Start-Up Screen - The version number will be displayed briefly on the camera's LCD screen upon powering the unit on.
  • GoPro App - In the GoPro App, enter SETTINGS (wrench icon), scroll down to CAMERA INFO, and look for the "Version" information. 
  • Version Text File - To locate this file, follow the steps below: 
  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: HERO2HERO3 & HERO3+HEROHERO+ LCDHERO4HERO4 Session.
  2. After reformatting the card, record a photo or quick video.
  3. Take the SD card and connect it to your computer using an SD adapter to view the contents.
  4. In the MISC folder, you will find a version.txt file.
  5. Open the version.txt file. 
  6. You can compare those version numbers to the current camera software versions listed in this article to see if your camera software is up-to-date or not.