Firmware version: HD3.03.03.00
Wi-Fi version: 188.8.131.52
Release date: 07/29/2013
This camera software update provides the following additional features and fixes:
•Enables compatibility with new GoPro App features
•Corrects HDMI TV preview from low res to high res
•Fixes forced exposure lock on 0.5 and 1 second time-lapse intervals
•Optimizes compatibility with select microSD cards by reducing data stream rate to 35Mb/sec while recording in 4K, 2.7K and Protune™ modes (HERO3: Black Edition only).
Recommended microSD cards for Hero 3 Black Edition with high data recording: http://gopro.com/support/software-update-release
Normal download link: http://gopro.com/support/product-regist ... o3-cameras
Direct firmware download link: http://cbcdn1.gp-static.com/uploads/fir ... update.zip
Official GoPro manual update instructions here: http://gopro.com/support/hero3-manual-f ... structions
Also note that GoPro v2.0 App for iPhone has been released: gopro-app-v-2-0-is-released-go-to-itunes-t13229.html
If you have problems with your GoPro after the update, look through this thread first or elsewhere. Then let GoPro know about it so that they can fix the issue if you have no resolution at all or that you found a bug. GoPro does not read our minds or know every little details of issues. So let them know here: http://gopro.com/contact?force-contact-form
So much for promoting Sandisk's microSD cards. You can tell that they're official junk and can't sustain class 10 rating.
Turns out that my initial flashing of the latest firmware is half assed, causing a power draining issue as detailed here: usb-computer-connection-phantom-power-drain-after-unplugged-t13852.html
So if you're having some weird problems, make sure you flash the firmware a second time manually (see link above for instructions).