CHDK for S5 Status

Started Sep 27, 2007 | Discussions thread
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CHDK for S5 Status
Sep 27, 2007

Just posting a summary as I saw a few questions about it in other threads.

CHDK uses the "Firmware Update" function of the Digic II based cameras.

This has been ported to the Digic III in the G9.

Canon has removed the "Firmware Update" item from the S5, so there is currently no way to load any external code. Getting a copy of the S5's ROM to work with is needed, but it's unknown if it will be possible at all.

Dissassembling the camera and reading the ROM directly might be possible, if expensive as a camera would need to be sacrificed.

If Canon releases a firmware update for the S5, it can be examined to find out how the new loading code works.

Somone might (but it's very unlikely) stumble across a button combo to load firmware by accident.

If anyone finds out something or knows something, please let us know. The S5 is a great camera, but it's frustrating to have it's expansion ability crippled.

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