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Question :
How do I update the firmware for OM-1?

Answer:
You can update your OM-1 using OM Workspace image editing software. Follow the steps below:

The OM Workspace software is available as a free download. If the software is not installed on the computer, download and install it referring to the following question:

How do I download the free OM Workspace (Olympus Workspace) software?

Differences in firmware update procedures:
Some procedures differ depending on whether the current OM-1 firmware version is "1.0" or "1.1".

· Updating the firmware from version 1.0 to 1.2:
Update the firmware by following all steps on this page, from step 1 through 13.

· Updating the firmware from version 1.1 to 1.2:
Update the firmware by following step 1 through 4 and then step 8 through 13 on this page.
(* Skip step 5, 6 and 7. )
Caution:

· Be sure to update the firmware of the camera using the latest OM Workspace.
(Windows: version 2.0.2 / macOS: version 2.0.1)
  - OM Workspace Update for Windows
  - OM Workspace Update for macOS
· Remove the SD card from the camera.
· Do not disconnect the USB cable during the update until the OK icon is displayed. The writing icon is displayed on the camera monitor during the update. It takes about 5 minutes until the OK icon is displayed.

· The firmware update cannot be performed when using an earlier version of OM Workspace. The following message will be displayed: "The latest firmware is applied."
· Log on to your computer using an account with Administrator privileges.
· Connect the computer to the Internet. We recommend using a hard-wired connection, if available, to limit the risk of service interruption during the firmware update. A wireless connection may also be used.
· Make sure the camera has sufficient power to complete the operation. Use freshly charged batteries.
· It takes time to complete the update depending on the internet speed due to the large file size for the firmware.
· The USB cable included with OM-1 is CB-USB13. Both connector ends are Type-C. Use the CB-USB11 (sold separately) if the USB port on your computer is Type-A. The connector end of CB-USB11 is Type-C for the camera side and Type-A for the computer side. The cable is included with E-M1X, E-M1 Mark III and E-M1 Mark II.
· A camera's firmware cannot be returned to an earlier version once it has been updated.
Firmware update on a Mac with Apple M1:
Refer to the following page if you cannot update the camera on a Mac with Apple M1 because the message "The operations of the applications are limited." or "Failed to communicate with the camera." is displayed:
  - How to enable camera drivers on Mac with Apple M1
Procedure for Updating the Firmware

- Saving the camera settings to the computer (Step 10)
- Updating the firmware of the camera (Step 10 to 11)
- Reloading the camera settings (Step 12)


Camera settings are reset depending on the camera model and current firmware version. When updating the firmware of the camera using OM Workspace, the camera settings are saved to the computer before the updating starts and reloaded to the camera after the update.

To update the firmware of your camera, follow the instructions below:

1.
Connect the camera to your computer using the bundled USB cable. Turn on the camera.


Your camera may display a selection menu on the LCD.
Select Storage and press the camera's [OK] button to continue.

* The selection menu for USB connection will not be displayed if USB mode is set to a setting other than Select on the OM-1.
2.
Double-click the "OM Workspace" icon.


3.
In Camera, click Update.

* If the User Account Control window is displayed, click Yes to proceed the installation.



4.
The OM Workspace updater starts.
The updater checks via Internet if newer firmware versions are available.
Click Next to proceed.


Proceed to step 8 if the current OM-1 firmware version is 1.1.

Proceed to step 5 if the current OM-1 firmware version is 1.0.




5.
*The following window will be displayed when updating the firmware from version 1.0.
The camera automatically restarts for the update. Click OK to restart the camera. Do not disconnect the USB cable from the camera.




6.
*The following window will be displayed when updating the firmware from version 1.0.
You will see a message prompting you to check the camera's monitor.

Depending on what you see on the camera monitor, proceed to either of the following steps:

· If the selection menu for USB connection is displayed
Select Storage and press the camera's [OK] button to continue. Proceed to step 7.

· If the selection menu for USB connection is not displayed
Proceed to step 7.
* The selection menu for USB connection will not be displayed if USB mode is set to a setting other than Select on the OM-1.

7.
*The following window will be displayed when updating the firmware from version 1.0.
Check the status of the camera's monitor display and click OK.





8.
If newer firmware versions are available, they will be displayed in a dialog box.
To see what will be changed by applying an update, select it from the list and click Details.
To apply a selected firmware update, click Update and then, on the next screen, Yes.
(If you click No, the update will be canceled.)





9.
Carefully read the Software License Agreement. If you accept the terms, click Agree to proceed.




10.
The current camera settings will be saved to the computer, and then the new firmware will be downloaded to the computer and transferred to your camera to proceed the update.




10-1.
Click OK to start saving the camera settings to the computer.
Check the progress on the window in OM Workspace (PC side) and the monitor display on the camera.
Caution: Display on the camera monitor during update
No information is displayed on the camera monitor while saving the settings or transferring the firmware. Please wait for a while until the camera displays the updating screen (screen shown in step 10-5). Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable. The camera is not frozen or having problems.



10-2.
The current camera settings are saved to the OM Workspace (computer).
The following window will change to the next in a few seconds.



10-3.
The new firmware is transferred to the camera.
The following window will change to the next from a few tens of seconds to a minute, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.



10-4.
The new firmware is transferred to the camera.
The following window will change to the next in about 30 seconds on Windows and about 3 minutes on macOS.



10-5.
After the firmware is transferred to your camera, the update starts in your camera. The display changes as in the following image.

Wait until the digital camera's LCD displays "OK". It takes about 5 minutes.

Caution:
Do not disconnect the camera from the computer until the LCD on the camera displays "OK".
The firmware update is not complete until the camera displays "OK".

Disconnecting the camera before the firmware update completes may render the camera inoperable.



10-6.
The firmware update is completed when the digital camera's LCD displays "OK".
Leave the USB cable connected to the camera and computer.
The display on OM Workspace remains as in the following image. Do not perform any operation at this point and proceed to step 11.




11.
The firmware update is completed when the digital camera's LCD displays "OK".
Leave the USB cable connected to the camera and computer. Turn the camera to Off, and then to On again.





12.
The camera settings, saved in step 10, are reloaded to the camera. Select the check boxes in the OM Workspace display ("Confirmed that update is complete.", "Camera has been turned off and back on again."), and then click Next (*). The camera settings are reloaded from the computer to the camera.
*Next can be clicked after the two check boxes are selected.



13.
Firmware update is complete. Click Close.

Note:
· Date and time settings will be reset when the OM-1 firmware is updated to version 1.2. Set it up again after the update.

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