What im guessing (and again this is a personal guess), is that connecting the camera to the computer what it does, is not just replacing its firmware, it might also take all the info we look when we go into that "shutter count" menu in our cameras, so Olympus can gather information of camera usage, what we use more, were the camera fails and so on. I dont think its idiotic to update with the camera connected to a computer...no one thinks its idiotic to update your iphone, ipad, ipod, through the computer!.
Personally i was an early adopter of the Fuji X100 and updating the firmware of that thing was dodgy for me. you had to download the software put it into an sd card that had to be formated before, put it into the camera, press tons of buttons and if the process fails you gotta do it al over again...not sure if could brick the camera during the process but certainly while clearing the firmware it got rid of the previous version that could brick the camera.
this is simple. open updater, connect camera, put it in storage mode, click "next" and wait. i dont see the problem in that.
Honestly im not sure what could go wrong with Tobers camera. but i havent got any problem updating my old pen and now OMD at all.
Originally Posted by Sammyboy
You're lucky, did you read the suggestions set by Olympus?
Yes, im an "instruction manual" geek and read every single instruction 2 times to get it clear if needed. and if you go through the updater it doesnt say anything of not connecting the camera into a usb hub. can you send me a link to were it says that. if thats a problem of course im not going to do it again like that! dont want to brick mine!