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06-01-2013 01:41 PM
PR325xi https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater

here is a video I took under water 720p
@60fps
05-30-2013 10:55 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by PR325xi View Post
Glad i could help xD

It doesn't even snow here in Puerto Rico i registered to post this, but I was shocked that this didn't spread, maybe most of the people upgraded to the roam 2? Hehe
Well, I don't even have a Roam camera, but I'm gonna post a thank you to you my friend.

Good on man


TT
05-30-2013 10:34 PM
PR325xi
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Myth confirmed! On my camera it worked exactly as you described. Put firmware on the card (root folder), renamed the file, changed UPGRADE_FW to Y, status button, format, works.

Just did a little test vid in 60 FPS and it's all good!

Now I get all the newer firmware features without losing my beloved 60 fps.

Dude you should be an honorary lifetime member!
Glad i could help xD

It doesn't even snow here in Puerto Rico i registered to post this, but I was shocked that this didn't spread, maybe most of the people upgraded to the roam 2? Hehe
05-30-2013 09:55 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by PR325xi View Post
i bought mine on ebay and after reading on amazon reviews some dude that flashed the ROAM 2 FW to the ROAM, i decided to try it, and it works awesome but i did got a scare after the flashing the camera wouldnt record and gave me a memory error (keeps beeping and flashing) turned out after flashing the FW you need to format the micro sd xD
Myth confirmed! On my camera it worked exactly as you described. Put firmware on the card (root folder), renamed the file, changed UPGRADE_FW to Y, status button, format, works.

Just did a little test vid in 60 FPS and it's all good!

Now I get all the newer firmware features without losing my beloved 60 fps.

Dude you should be an honorary lifetime member!
05-30-2013 05:05 PM
PR325xi
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Originally Posted by Kevin137 View Post
Amazon.com: Panavise 809 Camera Window Suction-Cup Mount: Camera & Photo

This is exactly the same as the one that contour sells with the thread for use, or contour do a different one with rails which may or may not look more secure, they sell both on amazon, but i use this with no problems as do many others...
i bought one on ebay, for like 5 bucks lol, ill test it when it arrives.
05-30-2013 04:16 PM
Kevin137 Amazon.com: Panavise 809 Camera Window Suction-Cup Mount: Camera & Photo

This is exactly the same as the one that contour sells with the thread for use, or contour do a different one with rails which may or may not look more secure, they sell both on amazon, but i use this with no problems as do many others...
05-30-2013 04:13 PM
PR325xi
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Originally Posted by Kevin137 View Post
Not really relevant to your thread, but i love my Contour+2's





Found them to be really good, much better than the GPS model i had, and more versatile as well...

My stepson has a roam as well, but when we ride, he uses one of mine which is connected via bluetooth to my Oakley Airwaves, and i don't have to keep truning round to see him, as i can see what he sees in my goggles...
thats awesome! i chose the contour ROAM 1 because of the price, i was considering a much cheaper camera but i liked it so much i bought it. I even considered the emerson camera that looks like the go pro but after reading the reviews, i quickly went with contour.
05-30-2013 04:07 PM
Kevin137 Not really relevant to your thread, but i love my Contour+2's





Found them to be really good, much better than the GPS model i had, and more versatile as well...

My stepson has a roam as well, but when we ride, he uses one of mine which is connected via bluetooth to my Oakley Airwaves, and i don't have to keep truning round to see him, as i can see what he sees in my goggles...
05-30-2013 04:04 PM
PR325xi
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
That almost seems too easy... I'm going to try it!
thats what i thought too lol, + there are no reference to this method on the internet, only reference to downgrade to the old firmware with audio issues. When my camera started giving the memory card error after the upgrade i panicked and wrote to contour:

i wrote:

"hello,

i tried to update the firmware of my camera and i flashed think the wrong firmware thinking it was a new one, because now my camera is recognized as roam 2 while its a roam and when i try to record the memory light keeps flashing. Is there a way to revert back the update??"

and they replied:

"Thank you for contacting Contour support. To attempt to revert back to your previous firmware, please first format your microSD card with your camera's format button. Then, please try following the "Installation Without Storyteller" instructions here: CONTOUR | Firmware - ContourROAM (v1.11). This may not work, however, as the it's possible that the firmware "bricked" the camera. The firmware should not attempt to install unless the actual firmware was renamed, so if your camera is reading as Roam2, you must have renamed the firmware to attempt to install it. As such, unfortunately if the camera does not revert, this is not covered by warranty.


John Unckles
Customer Satisfaction Team Manager
CONTOUR"

xD
05-30-2013 03:42 PM
poutanen That almost seems too easy... I'm going to try it!
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