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Using Magic Lantern => Tutorials and Creative Uses => Topic started by: yourboylloyd on November 20, 2020, 08:19:50 AM

Title: EOS R6 1.2.0 Downgrade / Rollback Tutorial (Alternate method)
Post by: yourboylloyd on November 20, 2020, 08:19:50 AM
The  battery door trick (https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=24926.msg226031#msg226031) that has been used to downgrade the 5D3 and other models so far that we've known does not work on the EOS R6. If you try and open the battery door or the card door, the camera and LCD will stay on: Nevermind it does work. But you have to be EXTREMELY fast to catch it. This method below works though:
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ibb.co%2FrMY6H9X%2F20201119-225124.jpg&hash=65e16ff61c186eb32ecac69a45e5c0f4)

Instead, you'll need two SD cards. It won't work if you have only one. Follow these steps:

- copy NEW/CURRENT firmware to the card - insert into camera.
- launch Update Firmware from Canon menu, click OK
- open the CARD door ASAP, but don't remove the card or it won't work and will give an error message
- QUICKLY insert a SECOND card with the older firmware on it into the other card slot
-(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ibb.co%2F5s3tphP%2FScreenshot-20201119-230059-Gallery.jpg&hash=e88a52ea0d9ac37785c15bbf601ed2ca)
- If done correctly, the above menu should pop up. Select the older firmware and install
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ibb.co%2FfxtB2f5%2FScreenshot-20201119-230110-Gallery.jpg&hash=10c4cdd02858a8e0bf818fc318c9448a)

I'm not sure if this method works on the R5 or any other camera. I would caution against updating to newer firmware in the future and for other models. Especially if the camera only has one card slot like the EOS RP or R or m50.
Title: Re: EOS R6 1.2.0 Downgrade / Rollback Tutorial (Alternate method)
Post by: wib on November 22, 2020, 01:18:54 AM
thanks for trying !

how many attempts ?
Title: Re: EOS R6 1.2.0 Downgrade / Rollback Tutorial (Alternate method)
Post by: yourboylloyd on November 22, 2020, 05:29:43 AM
Out of the 8 battery door open attempts that I tried, I was unsuccessful on 3 of them. It's almost simultaneous timing with the button push on the update screen.
Title: Re: EOS R6 1.2.0 Downgrade / Rollback Tutorial (Alternate method)
Post by: c_joerg on November 23, 2020, 03:40:42 PM
What is the advantage of this method?
With eos utility a Downgrade works also...
Title: Re: EOS R6 1.2.0 Downgrade / Rollback Tutorial (Alternate method)
Post by: yourboylloyd on November 24, 2020, 07:06:14 AM
What is the advantage of this method?
With eos utility a Downgrade works also...

Does it really? It historically didn't work. I guess I never considered doing that.
Title: Re: EOS R6 1.2.0 Downgrade / Rollback Tutorial (Alternate method)
Post by: c_joerg on November 24, 2020, 08:43:15 AM
Does it really?

With the reference to this link someone tried it in the German DSLR forum:
With the R6 from 1.2.0 to 1.1.1 it worked eos utility .