Factory Reset of RICOH THETA with Vysor

A community member shared this method of resetting the RICOH THETA V. You need to have the camera in developer mode to follow this process. You can put the camera in developer mode by joining the partner program, which is free as of 11/2/2018.

EDIT: Added Jan 27, 2019

Several points of caution (thanks to @mShiiina for this information, full article here in Japanese):

  • Since this will return the THETA to factory settings, images will also be deleted! ! ! Save your data before resetting.

  • This will affect the time setting of the THETA. Time is set when connecting with the basic RICOH THETA smartphone app. It is recommended connecting to the basic RICOH THETA smartphone app before use.

  • Since the THETA is returned to factory settings, development mode is also turned off. Please turn on development mode using the RICOH THETA desktop app.

Camera reboots.

Update: 4/25/2019

I had to use this technique again to reset my THETA V. Iā€™m sharing the symptoms and solution to help others.


  • Camera plug-in management did not work with RICOH desktop app
  • Mobile app on Android could not send commands to THETA V
  • Wi-Fi API could not send full set of commands from desktop computer to THETA. Only a submit of the commands would work.


After reset using Vysor, everything started working again.

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