Upgrading RICOH THETA V Firmware (Mac)
RICOH has released a firmware upgrade for the RICOH THETA V. The newest firmware version for theRICOH THETA V is “Version 1.00.2”.
It is highly recommended that you upgrade.
Is your desktop app up-to-date?
First make sure your desktop app is up-to-date. It should be Version 3.1.0.
On a Mac, you can check the version info by looking in the RICOH THETA menu and choosing
Also, one quick way to tell if you are running version 3.1.0 already is that the app icon in the dock has changed from a white icon
To a dark icon
Here are the downloads for the desktop app:
I installed it on an iMac (mid 2010) running MacOS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite).
The download shows up as SphericalViewer.dmg
Run through the normal Mac download process, double clicking on the SphericalViewer.dmg icon, and moving the RICOH THETA app to the Applications folder.
Run the app, confirm that it’s up-to-date, version 3.1.0.
Updating Your Firmware
In the File menu, run the
Firmware Update... command
Turn on your THETA V, and connect it to the Mac with the USB cable. The power light should be on.
The app will check the firmware version first
I was at Version 1.00.1
Please Note, if the firmware update status message looks like this, and the main next action button is
To Next> you need to update your desktop app.
If so, go back to the Is Your Desktop App Up To Date? section above and make sure the desktop app is installed properly.
The firmware update status message should look like this and the main next action button should be
You will get a brief status message “Transferring firmware to camera,” which will turn into a spinning wheel in upper right corner of the main app window.
For me, the spinning wheel continued for 5 minutes, and had appeared to hang. I didn’t want to unplug the THETA V during the installation. So I kept the THETA V plugged in and just restarted the application and redid the firmware upgrade steps.
It upgraded successfully!
The only way to find out the current version through the desktop app is to run the
Firmware Update… command. (If find that confusing, since I don’t want to install the Firmware again.) You will get the “Start firmware update” status page and you have to click OK. But don’t worry, if you’re up-to-date, it will give you the message that “The Firmware is up to date.”
Download Firmware page
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