Update May 18, 2018: Firmware 2.20.1 may freeze the camera when taking HDR pictures. The firmware has been taken off the Ricoh site due to this bug
If your camera is frozen, refer to this process.
Push and hold the power button and wireless button simultaneously (for 6 seconds or longer) on the camera. After the camera has reset, push the power button again.
The update process below will not work. If you are a plug-in developer with an “unlocked” camera and you want to use firmware 2.20.1, please contact me. If you’re using 2.20.0 beta firmware, then upgrading to firmware 2.20.1 will provide you with a more stable experience.
For plug-in developers, you should not develop with firmware 2.11.1 as the plug-in API changed.
I updated my firmware to 2.20.1 using a USB cable. The update went smoothly, but did take several minutes. Developers will need to manually update the firmware in their camera as the desktop application will no longer work. Please contact me if you are using a beta firmware and want to upgrade to 2.20.1.
On the RICOH site, the two improvements that are listed are:
- When playing video with the remote playback plug-in, the video will now be displayed after rotational shake correction.
- Improved live view frame rate so that video can be displayed smoothly.
Developers in the plug-in beta program know that this is a significant firmware upgrade for plug-ins and allows third-party plug-ins to run on the camera. Currently, the cameras still need to unlocked, but this will change in the future.
If you’re a plug-in developer, I recommend upgrading from the beta 2.20.0 firmware to the 2.20.1 firmware. In my tests, adb and the associated developer tools still function after the upgrade.
Update: If you’re not a plug-in developer, you should not upgrade due to the bug with HDR in firmware 2.20.1.
Downgrade does not appear to work. The screenshots below are only for plug-in developers that need the API in firmware 2.20.1. Unless you’re developing a plug-in do not upgrade.