GF1 hack for a dummy?!

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Photorx12, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Photorx12

    Photorx12 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2011
    I just recently got a GF1, I would like to do the hack everyone is talking about. Problem lies in the fact that I am a total idiot when it comes to computer stuff. I barely know how to use my IMac much less installing hack software to a camera. The sites I have seen so far get too technical with terms I've never heard of. Does anyone know of a layman's guide to do this and where to find the software. Maybe I'm not having any luck searching cause I don't know the lingo or just plain unskillfull with computers.
     
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Unless you know why you want to 'hack' your GF1 I'd avoid it. I had to hack my GH1 because I bought a US model without PAL video. I also enabled non-panasonic batteries and made a slight tweak to the video bitrates. If you don't have a reasonable understanding of these things don't do it. Not sure if these are the links you've been reading.

    Using ptool.

    Manual.
     
  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    Nic
  4. Toonman

    Toonman SC Regular S.C. Charter Member

    I would like to use 3rd party batteries in my GF1 is there a hack for that?
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Yes the hacked version of firmware 1.3 will do this.
     
  6. DiViVa

    DiViVa New to SC

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    Jun 21, 2011
    Is there a Video hack?
     
  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Please be advised. If you do the hack, neither mu-43 no SC is responsible if you have a problem.
    We will not stop members from posting about hacks but will not support it either.
    Don
     
  8. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 21, 2011
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    I thought the GF1 would accept third party batteries without a hack...?
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa