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GoPro App Protune Settings Disappeared? How to Get it Back on Android Phone!

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Missing Protune settings in Android GoPro official app? Protune menu disappeared? Solved: install an older GoPro app supporting Protune and pernamently disable updates. See the easy step by step guide.


Yesterday I wanted to shoot something with my favourite cameras GoPro Hero 7 Black and GoPro Hero 4 Black. Before the trip, I wanted to prepare and set up the cameras using the GoPro mobile application, but unfortunately, I found out that the Protune settings are not available in the Quick GoPro application. I looked through all the menus and settings, but I found nothing. So I started searching on the internet and found out many other people have the same problem, missing Protune settings in the official GoPro app.


I found official GoPro developers statement:

NEWS: JAN 8, 2021

“If you recently opened the GoPro app hoping to change Protune settings or camera beep volume on a paired camera, you may have noticed these features are no longer available. And if you’re reading this now wondering if it is just you, it isn’t. It’s us. :

IS THIS A JOKE? UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S NOT

GoPro officially removed Protune from their app.

https://gopro.com/en/us/news/gopro-app-protune-feature-updates

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Missing Protune setting in updated GoPro App with GoPro 7 Hero Black connected

I felt disappointed, I liked the GoPro app, and I don't want to switch to a third-party app, which is extra paid. I started searching on the internet and found a suitable solution for me. I don't know what types of cameras it's usable for, but the Protune controls work perfectly for my GoPro Hero 7 Black and GoPro Hero 4 Black. For the latest GoPro cameras, you will probably need to use the updated GoPro application without the ability to set Protune. Please let me know in the comments which GoPro Cameras working with this solution.

STEP BY STEP SOLUTION:

1. Uninstall updated Official GoPro App.

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2. Download GoPro-7.2.1.apk, click on QR or read code

3. Click on open to Install downloaded app GoPro apk 7.2.1 

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4. Allow installation from unknown sources if you will be asked

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After installation, You can start the GoPro app, and You will see that Protune settings are available and everything works fine.

But there is one problem!

GooglePlay wants this app to automatically update to the newest version without Protune. You can disable the "Automatic Updates" in GooglePlay, but every time when you check available updates for other application, GoPro app show update, and if you click to “update all applications”, you'll be asked if you want to update the app and there You can make mistake and GoPro app will be updated to the newest version without Protune setting. For permanently disabling updates for the GoPro app you must follow the simple steps described below:

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You will need to install these two applications from GooglePlay. Click on link bellow or read QR code for redirecting to PlayStore.

Apk Extractor - Apps on Google Play

apk-signer - Apps on Google Play

Apk Extractor

apk-signer

5. Start installed APK extractor

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6. Search for GoPro application

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7. Click on com.gopro smarty, app will be extracted

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8. Uninstall downloaded app GoPro 7.2.1

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9. Start apk-signer and bellow select SIGN A FILE

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10. Navigate to ExtraxctedApks

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11. Select GoPro_com.gopro.smarty

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12. Select file GoPro_base.apk

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13. Click SAVE with suggested name

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14. processing GoPro_base.apk

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15. Click on text GoPro_base.signed.apk

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16. Install signed GoPro application

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20. Now You can control You GoPro with Protune settings inside app.

17. Finished, app has been installed

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18. No update found from GooglePlay

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19. Connect Your camera

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20. Protune control in GoPro app is back

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