Occasionally CamDo will release updates for UpBlink to improve performance as well as unlock additional features. To determine what your firmware version is, connect to UpBlink's WiFi Access Point and navigate to the UI address (
http://10.0.0.5:5000). Then look at the top of the screen. You should see something that looks like this.
Check to make sure that the version number beside UPBLINK: corresponds to the latest below.
The letter inside the brackets corresponds to a hardware version number.
Latest Stable Release
NOTE:For HERO8 cameras you must run GoPro firmware v1.5.GoPro changed camera behaviour on v1.6 and later - we are working on a fix but in the interim please download v1.5 hereand install using these instructions.
Latest Beta Release
Access the latest features via our beta releases. Note these releases potentially have bugs and are not fully supported. But if you find a bug, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org - that's one of the reasons we release beta firmware. Download the latest stable release above if you are not keen on testing the new features.
BETA updates - released N/A:
If your UpBlink does not match the latest UpBlink firmware available, download the latest UpBlink firmware by clicking one of the links above. Then follow the steps outlined below or in the UpBlink User Manual to update your UpBlink.
If your UpBlink is deployed out in the field, we have a list of the changes between firmware versions at the bottom of the page that can be used to determine if a newest stable or beta firmware update requires retrieving the camera.
How to update the UpBlink firmware
Update from internet:
- Connect to UpBlink's WiFi Access Point and navigate to the programming page (See user manual for details).
- Open the
Upload Scheduleto input the internet connection information.
- Click the
Search Updatebutton to test for an internet connection.
If connecting to a WiFi network, UpBlink will disconnect the WiFi AP to connect to your router's WiFi network. Reconnect to UpBlink's WiFi AP when UpBlink's LED is flashing green.
a: If connected to the internet, UpBlink will display if the firmware is upto date or download the latest firmware if a newer version is available.
b: If the internet connection is unsuccessful, UpBlink will display the internet connection error message.
Update from USB port:
- Download the latest UpBlink Firmware .zip File and transfer it to a USB flash drive's root folder. The USB flash drive must be using the FAT32 file saving format (typically the default format for USB drives 32GB or less). Do not unzip the UpBlink firmware file.
- Connect the flash drive to the USB port of UpBlink.
- With UpBlink powered from the microUSB power port, hold the WiFi button on the top of the controller until the LED starts flashing green once per second. If the LED begins flashing yellow once per second then stops flashing without turning green, hold the button again until LED flashes green once per second.
- UpBlink will flash the LED green once per second while searching the USB port for the update file. When the firmware update file is found, the LED will flash Magenta while the firmware is updating. The firmware update may take a few minutes to complete.
- UpBlink will delete the firmware file from the USB stick after the firmware update. UpBlink will skip the firmware update procedure and the file will remain on the USB stick if UpBlink cannot locate the update file on the USB flash drive. UpBlink will not be able to read the file if the update filename has been changed or not saved to the root folder. The LED remains lit Red for a few seconds when UpBlink has failed the firmware update procedure. If you have ongoing issues please contact CamDo customer support.
- Once the LED flashes complete, connect to UpBlink's WiFi and navigate to the UpBlink UI page
http://10.0.0.5:5000to verify the update.
Note: The USB flash drive must be using the FAT32 file format to be able to perform the UpBlink firmware update and Blink does not support partitioned drives or other formats. The FAT32 file saving format is the default format for PC and used with most USB flash drives under 32GB. Large capacity flash drives might be using the exFAT format which is not compatible with UpBlink. If you are using a MAC, the following link explains how to format a USB flash drive to FAT32.
If the red LED continues to occur during the firmware update process, please contact CamDo customer support.
v2.5.1 - released Feb19, 2021Bug Fixes
- Fix CloudX remote schedule update bug
v2.5.0 - released Feb1, 2021New Features
- Boot Programming Mode (WiFi AP) from button press while UpBlink is in any mode
an active capture or upload trigger will stop if Programming Mode is triggered
- Uploads and downloads of files can occur simultaneously
Uploads can begin immediately after first new file is downloaded
v2.4.3 - released Jan12, 2021Bug Fixes
- Fix bug building camera file list from multiple subfolders
- Improved logging
v2.4.0 - released Nov16, 2020Bug Fixes
- Adjustments to upload procedure for CloudX Lite subscription
v2.3.2 - released Aug17, 2020New Features
- File integrity check before USB firmware updating
- Camera boot-wait time extended allowing for slower GoPro boot times
v2.3.1 - released Jun26, 2020New Features
- Improved logging
- Automatic removal of trailing spaces from upload fields
v2.3.0 - released Jun15, 2020New Features
- Adjusted camera boot-wait procedure to confirm camera's ready status
- Added "connection timeout" to schedule - cancel upload procedure if internet connection cannot be achieved within selectable duration
- If clock battery is depleted, restore last known date when power is restored
- FTP/SFTP option to check CloudX for new firmware
- UI connection test for SFTP refreshes hostkeys
- Fixed missing entries when retrieving a long camera file list
v2.2.0 - released Apr22, 2020New Features
- Improved logging
- Once interval end time fix
v2.1.4 - released Mar2, 2020New Features
- Download full logs button from logs page
- Set example default schedules from programming page
v2.1.2 - released Dec19, 2019Bug Fixes
- Camera triggering adjustment for non-typical response times
v2.0.3 - released Nov18, 2019New Features
- Accepts internet from USB modem (non-WiFi hotspot) or Ethernet cable adapter connected to UpBlink's USB port
- BETA connection for Enterprise WiFi networks (TTLS MS-CHAPv2)
- NTP clock sync adjusts for daylight saving time
v2.0.0 - released Oct24, 2019New Features
- New CloudX server
v1.3.1 - released Sep11, 2019Bug Fixes
- Corrects UI display for daylight savings time
v1.3.0 - released Sep10, 2019New Features
- Counter sent to CloudX for total photos/videos on SD card
- Checks camera's SD card status to accommodate card's varying read/write/initialization speeds
v1.2.0 - released Jul24, 2019New Features
- Upload speed improvement
- If internet is unavailable on upload schedule bootup, retry WiFi connection after accessing camera files
- UI tooltip information
- UI button to search for WiFi connection and latest firmware
- Displays when disconnected from UpBlink's WiFi Access Point
- Accommodates longer camera bootup times
- WiFi network information can contain spaces
- Loads a default value when invalid schedule entry is saved
- Enable Port1 for use with wired remote
v1.1.0 - released May23, 2019New Features
- Stability and speed improvements
- Fixed timezone bug in some browsers
- Fixed schedule skip bug in rare cases
- Initial Release