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Old 07-12-2021, 11:23 AM   #1
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I've got one and have been trying to update the firmware version. The camera does exactly what it's supposed to when the SD card is inserted, but the app still shows the old version.

I've tried it twice and customer support tried to update it remotely on Saturday, but it still show the old version.

Anyone else have this issue and how did you resolve it?
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Old 07-12-2021, 11:42 AM   #2
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I had 3 do exact same thing. They even replaced one. then after a month it did it again. They all 3 are on junk pile. They would work for a month, then when you swapped batteries or replaced the 12volt solar setup would die, then turn it back on it would get same prob. There only response is update the firmware. Crap cameras. The other thing that sucks is they are only texting cams. So if you dont pay for the texting part, they do not function as a trail cam. So it is all or nothing.
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Old 07-12-2021, 11:42 AM   #3
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I've got one and have been trying to update the firmware version. The camera does exactly what it's supposed to when the SD card is inserted, but the app still shows the old version.

I've tried it twice and customer support tried to update it remotely on Saturday, but it still show the old version.

Anyone else have this issue and how did you resolve it?
I am having the same issue with one of mine. haven't had time to call customer service yet.
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Old 07-12-2021, 11:52 AM   #4
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I've got one and have been trying to update the firmware version. The camera does exactly what it's supposed to when the SD card is inserted, but the app still shows the old version.

I've tried it twice and customer support tried to update it remotely on Saturday, but it still show the old version.

Anyone else have this issue and how did you resolve it?
Stay on their customer service, they finally fixed mine and has been working fine since.

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Old 07-12-2021, 12:02 PM   #5
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Stay on their customer service, they finally fixed mine and has been working fine since.

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I'm on the chat feature with them now. She's working on it.
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Old 07-12-2021, 12:10 PM   #6
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I had 3 do exact same thing. They even replaced one. then after a month it did it again. They all 3 are on junk pile. They would work for a month, then when you swapped batteries or replaced the 12volt solar setup would die, then turn it back on it would get same prob. There only response is update the firmware. Crap cameras. The other thing that sucks is they are only texting cams. So if you dont pay for the texting part, they do not function as a trail cam. So it is all or nothing.
It still works. It just wouldn't download the firmware update. She's going to send me a replacement.
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:14 PM   #7
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It still works. It just wouldn't download the firmware update. She's going to send me a replacement.
Mine keeps saying I have an invalid SD card. Please use an SD or SDHC card type. That is whats in it. Going hit Spypoint up later. As far as crap cameras I have 4 of them and they all have been great. This is the only one that has acted up.
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:30 PM   #8
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It still works. It just wouldn't download the firmware update. She's going to send me a replacement.
I've got the same problem. Need to get on chat again work it out. Had no problems until the battery died then this one surfaced. Overall under-impressed with the unit. We'll see how customer service is.
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:48 PM   #9
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I had 3 do exact same thing. They even replaced one. then after a month it did it again. They all 3 are on junk pile. They would work for a month, then when you swapped batteries or replaced the 12volt solar setup would die, then turn it back on it would get same prob. There only response is update the firmware. Crap cameras. The other thing that sucks is they are only texting cams. So if you dont pay for the texting part, they do not function as a trail cam. So it is all or nothing.
Mine still takes pics they just go to the SD card not to the cloud. Can still pull the card and see them
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Old 07-12-2021, 02:24 PM   #10
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I've got the same problem. Need to get on chat again work it out. Had no problems until the battery died then this one surfaced. Overall under-impressed with the unit. We'll see how customer service is.
I guess she finally gave up. I tried to manually upload the update on Friday and the camera worked like it was supposed to but the app still showed the old version. I had customer service try again on Saturday and still didn't work. I tried the manual method again this morning. When it didn't work I hit the chat feature and she went through some things before she decided I needed a new one.
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Old 07-12-2021, 03:11 PM   #11
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Have 3 of them all are junk. First one lasted just long enough so that we bought 2 more and constantly have issues.
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Old 07-12-2021, 03:20 PM   #12
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I have two. Bought them before the built in solar panel version. Mine go through the lithium batteries within a month even with solar panel back up. I don't understand why the solar doesn't help them last longer.

Has anyone had better luck with the new ones w/solar panel built in?
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Old 07-12-2021, 03:41 PM   #13
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I have two. Bought them before the built in solar panel version. Mine go through the lithium batteries within a month even with solar panel back up. I don't understand why the solar doesn't help them last longer.

Has anyone had better luck with the new ones w/solar panel built in?
I just use Amazon basics alkaline batteries and a HME solar battery box. Batteries last forever. You do need to trim the black plug a bit to get the cord to plug all of the way in. The HME battery box is around $55.00
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Old 09-13-2021, 05:06 PM   #14
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I have the one with lithium ion battery & solar panel, it's been working like a champ although the pics are not as clear as I'd like. Now It has just stopped working. Battery still shows 51% & 90% service.... Any thoughts ???
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Old 09-13-2021, 05:16 PM   #15
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I resolved all my Spypoint issues by throwing them in the burn pile and replacing them with Tactacams.
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Old 09-13-2021, 05:25 PM   #16
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I have the one with lithium ion battery & solar panel, it's been working like a champ although the pics are not as clear as I'd like. Now It has just stopped working. Battery still shows 51% & 90% service.... Any thoughts ???
Has the camera been updated with the latest software?
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:08 AM   #17
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My son had 5 of them, It seemed there was always 2 of them sent back so he bought 2 more. Out of those 7 cameras there is only 1 working right now, right before season starts. I will never buy any thing from them ever again.
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:31 AM   #18
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I resolved all my Spypoint issues by throwing them in the burn pile and replacing them with Tactacams.
Exact resolution that I had.
I couldnt throw the spypoint away quick enough.
Wildgame innovations finally has some competition for the biggest POS!
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:38 AM   #19
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Any recommendations for a camera that works better that sends pics to your phone ?
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:54 AM   #20
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Throw them away and kick yourself lol
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:54 AM   #21
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Any recommendations for a camera that works better that sends pics to your phone ?
I have tried 3-4 brands. I now run 11 Spartan LTE's. Can't beat them. $254 shipped to your door
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:09 AM   #22
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I have tried 3-4 brands. I now run 11 Spartan LTE's. Can't beat them. $254 shipped to your door
Where are you buying them from?
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Where are you buying them from?
Herd360.com

Mike is great and fast shipping
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:06 PM   #24
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Mike is great and fast shipping
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Old 09-14-2021, 02:00 PM   #25
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I have tried 3-4 brands. I now run 11 Spartan LTE's. Can't beat them. $254 shipped to your door
$299 now and I don't know if that includes shipping or not
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$299 now and I don't know if that includes shipping or not
use coupon code at the top of the page
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Old 09-14-2021, 02:28 PM   #27
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Do u have to have a separate line for the Spartan cams or just buy a plan through an app?
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:04 PM   #28
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What i had to do was individually download each of the seven updates. When i tried to download the new firmware to the sd card it would show the new version but still showed the old version. So i made one final time, i opened the new firmware. There are seven downloads in it, i copied and pasted each individual update. This time the firmware finally updated. It is working better than it ever has.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:41 PM   #29
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:58 PM   #30
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Mine would never update the new firmware. I would drag files one by one over to new card, take out to camera, then it would still show old firmware. I finally did long format on the sd card instead of the quick format. That solved my problem.
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