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Wasabi Power Firmware Updates -- GoPro HERO5 Black


UPDATE: Jan 25, 2017 -- We now offer batteries that are compatible with firmware version 01.55 and also compatible with all future firmware updates from GoPro. You can find them on or on


What happened?

GoPro released a firmware update (version 01.55) in late November 2016. This update disabled the ability for any aftermarket or third-party batteries to be used for the HERO5 camera.


How do I know what firmware version I have?

Turn on your GoPro HERO5 Black camera. Swipe down from the top of the LCD screen. Select PREFERENCES > About This GoPro. Your camera will display your HERO5 name, serial number, and version number.


Can I restore my HERO5 camera to a previous version that will work with Wasabi Power batteries?

Yes. You can download instructions and firmware for v01.50 below. The .zip file is 46.1 MB.


Can I get a replacement or refund for my Wasabi Power HERO5 batteries?

Absolutely. We will always honor our 30-day money back guarantee. We also now have working batteries for future firmware versions. You can call us in California at 877-268-1235 or send an e-mail to


What about other cameras? Will this affect my HERO4, HERO3, HERO+, etc?

This only affects aftermarket batteries for the GoPro HERO5, which include new battery/camera technology. These enhancements were not available on previous models. Other camera manufacturers (e.g. Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, etc) have used firmware updates to hinder third party batteries, but this is the first time we know of that a battery doesn't work at all. Usually they will power the camera but may not offer a correct gauge for remaining battery power.


Where can I get more information?


If you've purchased a Wasabi Power HERO5 battery that is no longer working, please contact the seller so they can resolve this to your complete satisfaction.


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