GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition - Wireless Update Failed


I'm writing this in case anybody else is thinking about buying a GoPro HERO 3 Black Edition and wants to research known issues first.  It seems that many people, including myself, have experienced issues with the wireless feature and connecting to the companion app for the iPhone or Android smartphones.

After attempting the update several times, I searched for similar posts about the subjetct.  Even GoPro's own discussion forum discusses the problems in length., that goes all the way back 12 months.  Pretty incredible that the GoPro team hasn't been able to remedy the update process or recall the faulty devices (if thats the real issue).

Here is the start of the Hero 3 wireless update process:

The the dreaded failure:



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