Updating GoPro software on a mac
October 20, 2014 10:05 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to update my GoPro Hero 3+ black, after losing the wifi password for the app. Snag: I only have the camera, the SD card adapter is on a truck. Other snag: Finder is not allowing me permission to add/change anything on the camera.

Using Mac 10.9.4. Clicking "get info" on the camera in finder shows info, permissions says "read only." There is no lock to change the permissions like I'm accustomed to. I only recently updated to 10.9, is this a new thing with permissions?
posted by nevercalm to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Have you tried using their smartphone app to update the GoPro? Edit: reading fail.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 10:11 AM on October 20, 2014

The smartphone app won't connect bc I reset my phone's network settings, losing the password that for some reason I never wrote down. I'm trying to re-upload the software to the camera, which is how you can reset the pw for the wifi.
posted by nevercalm at 10:13 AM on October 20, 2014

If by the App you mean a program on the Mac you may be able to find the password in your Keychain. Open the Keychain utility and take a peek.
posted by Gungho at 11:09 AM on October 20, 2014

Nope, the app on the phone. I managed to wrangle a mini SD adapter, but I'd still love to know how to change the permissions to read/write on the camera when it's attached via USB to the laptop.
posted by nevercalm at 10:14 PM on October 20, 2014

Right click on the icon
Get Info
At the bottom of the window "Sharing & Permissions"
Unlock the pane
Change the permissions to "Everyone Read & Write"
Apply to enclosed items

Done :-)
posted by Mac-Expert at 12:01 AM on October 21, 2014

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