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    Gopro Hero 2018 $199 was $299 PLUS the potential for more value...

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/416423

    As the title says, quite a decent special on the 2018 model GoPro Hero, has a touchscreen on the back, removable battery, waterproof to 10m without a case, and shoots 1080p60 and 1440p60 so already quite decent.

    This is where it gets interesting however, it would appear that the base model Hero 2018 is simply a Hero 5 black edition with gimped firmware to remove recording modes, 4k30 being the most desirable mode. Even better is it would appear that Hero 5 black firmware can be installed on this camera to unlock that functionality.

    https://gethypoxic.com/blogs/technic...-a-gopro-hero5
    https://www.reddit.com/r/goprohack/c...lack_firmware/

    I've bought one, and I will update this post/thread and let ya'll know how I go getting it to 5 Black status.

    UPDATE: it works! but I work in IT and am a tech head, I wouldn't recommend it if you read that reddit post and it confuses you, but it can definitely be done, if you buy one and have no luck I could possibly be persuaded to help.

    Last edited by frenchie; 16-11-2018 at 11:14 AM.
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    yep, certainly a great model rather than going for the Hero 7 silver!

    $200 for pretty much the same functionality! I don't need another reason to spend money, but good spot

    Quote Originally Posted by frenchie View Post
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/416423

    As the title says, quite a decent special on the 2018 model GoPro Hero, has a touchscreen on the back, removable battery, and shoots 1080p60 and 1440p60 so already quite decent.

    This is where it gets interesting however, it would appear that the base model Hero 2018 is simply a Hero 5 black edition with gimped firmware to remove recording modes, 4k30 being the most desirable mode. Even better is it would appear that Hero 5 black firmware can be installed on this camera to unlock that functionality.

    https://gethypoxic.com/blogs/technic...-a-gopro-hero5
    https://www.reddit.com/r/goprohack/c...lack_firmware/

    I've bought one, and I will update this post/thread and let ya'll know how I go getting it to 5 Black status.

    UPDATE: it works! but I work in IT and am a tech head, I wouldn't recommend it if you read that reddit post and it confuses you, but it can definitely be done, if you buy one and have no luck I could possibly be persuaded to help.

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    Good spot Frenchie. I see a GoPro appearing under my Christmas tree..
    Rest in Peace

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    Shot 25ish minutes of 4k30 footage on my ride home today, came up ace no hiccups whatsoever, stoked with this deal.
    Quote Originally Posted by boeman View Post
    Well it wouldn't have been fair to have a beard, a hot young missus AND a nice bike, now would it?

    I mean fuck, im not a selfish cunt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Steak View Post
    Well fuck off then. And wherever you decide to fuck off to, keep telling them Perth is a shithole - it may help minimise the number of fuckwits/arseholes (canít decide which word is more appropriate ) that move here.
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