Firmware



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Warning




WebUpdater

The quickest, easiest, and recommended method to update the firmware on your Garmin VIRB unit is accomplished with the Garmin WebUpdater application.



myDashboard

Use the myDashboard web application with your VIRB connected via USB to quickly check for available updates. Using the WebUpdater application to install any available updates is recommended.



GCD Updates

Recent firmware updates are sometimes available from Garmin using the URL
http://www8.garmin.com/software/VIRB_xyz.gcd and substituting xyz with the desired three digit firmware version. For example, to download firmware version 2.80, replace xyz with 280.

GCD Update Procedure




EXE Updates

Some firmware updates (usually betas) are released as a windows executable containing a compressed gupdate.gcd file and an installer program. Regardless of OS, the .exe can be opened with an archive tool and the gupdate.gcd file can be extracted for manual updating as outlines above under GCD Update Procedure.

EXE Update Procedure




RGN Firmware Install

Should you ever find yourself with a VIRB that refuses to complete the boot process and all other options have failed to restore the unit to its former glory, a forced RGN Firmware Installation may be your only hope.



GPS Version History

GPS Version== Firmware Version(s)







Firmware History

Firmware
Version
Source
Release
Date
Release Notes

4.00

GCD 27FEB15 Changes made from version 3.90 to 4.00:
  • Added support for acceleration greater than 4g
  • Added support for mobile app improvements
  • Fixed issue with losing GPX logs when taking a photo while recording video
  • Fixed issue with missing accelerometer calibrations causing bad acceleration data to be recorded
  • Fixed some translations
  • Fixed several issues that could cause the camera to crash




3.90

GCD
29SEP14
Changes made from version 3.80 to 3.90:
  • Added 15, 20, and 25 second photo timer options
  • Improvements to better synchronize overlay data with video.
  • Fixed issue with basic units that showed the year as 2013.
  • Fixed issue with reverting to internal microphone after reboot




3.80

GCD
18JUL14
Changes made from version 3.70 to 3.80:
  • Fixed issue with slow boot-to-record times when using non-English languages.
  • Remember A/V cable preferences across power cycles.




3.70

GCD
28MAY14
Changes made from version 3.20 to 3.70:
  • Added live streaming of viewfinder over Composite Video cable
  • Added support for PAL video modes (SETUP > VIDEO > Format > PAL)
  • Elite Only: Improved Mode presentation when Wi-Fi is enabled
  • Elite Only: Fixed issue with temperature sensor data
  • Elite Only: Fixed issue with auto-record when card is full




3.20

GCD
14FEB14
Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.20:
  • Elite Only: Added support for ANT+ power meters.




3.10

GCD
20DEC13
Changes made from version 2.80 to 3.10:
  • Enables support for smartphone app - available now on the App Store and Google Play Store
  • Fixes potential lockup during video playback
  • Fixes potential crash when inserting HDMI cable
  • Elite Only: Adds support for more ANT cadence sensors
  • Elite Only: Fixes bug in accelerometer recordings when set to 'This Side Down'




3.00

GCD
17DEC13
Changes made from version 2.80 to 3.00:
  • Enables support for smartphone app - available now on the App Store and Google Play Store
  • Fixes potential lockup during video playback
  • Fixes potential crash when inserting HDMI cable
  • Elite Only: Adds support for more ANT cadence sensors
  • Elite Only: Fixes bug in accelerometer recordings when set to 'This Side Down'




2.80

GCD
22NOV13
Changes made from version 2.70 to 2.80:
  • Improved software reliability
  • Improved photo capture performance
  • Fixed intermittent issue with entering mass storage
  • Elite Only: Improved ANT sensor stability
  • Elite Only: Fixed issue with Daylight Savings Time




2.70

GCD
21NOV13
Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.70:
  • Improved software reliability
  • Improved photo capture performance
  • Fixed intermittent issue with entering mass storage
  • Elite Only: Improved ANT sensor stability
  • Elite Only: Fixed issue with Daylight Savings Time




2.50

GCD

Changes made from version 2.40 to 2.50:
  • Note: Your VIRB will update the next time it is powered on. Do not power off while green light is flashing.
  • Improves Video Quality




2.40

GCD
26SEP13
Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.40:
  • Note: Your VIRB will update the next time it is powered on. Do not power off while green light is flashing.
  • Improves Video Quality




2.30

GCD






2.20

GCD
04SEP13