Q: Does the hack work on the G1, GF2, GF3, or G3 cameras?
A: At this time, PTool can only be used with GH1, GF1, G2, and GH2 cameras.
Q: Does the latest GH2 version of PTool work on the GH1, GF1, or G2 as well?
A: Yes, it's advisable to use the latest version of PTool with the GH1, GF1, and G2.
Download PTool here: https://www.personal-view.com/gh1hack/ptool3d.zip
Q: Where can I download Panasonic firmware for the GH1, GF1, and G2?
A: Panasonic maintains a site where you can register to download firmware updates:
Download Panasonic firmware here: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index.html
Q: Where can I find video guides?
Q: Where can I download PTool patch files optimized for the GH1, GF1, and G2?
A: LPowell maintains active support for the following PTool patch files:
Q: How should I install downloaded PTool, firmware, and patch files on my computer?
A: On Windows XP/Vista/7 computers, you will need to use PKzip to unpack the downloaded .zip files.
Link to PKzip website: http://www.pkware.com/software/pkzip
You should unzip all downloaded files into the same folder, located anywhere on your computer.
Q: How should I use PTool with my downloaded copy of the Panasonic firmware?
Q: How should I update my GH1, GF1, or G2 with a patched firmware file?
Q: How can I verify that my camera has been successfully updated with patched firmware?
A: In the Version Display option of the Setup Menu, Body Firmware will be Ver. 0.0
Q: Do I need to update the camera with the patched firmware each time I turn it on?
A. No, the camera remains patched with the last firmware file updated by the Version Up screen.
Q: Should I keep the patched firmware on the SD card after I update my camera with it?
A. You can do so, but the Playback Mode button may at times ask if you want to Version Up again.
Q: How can I revert my camera back to the original Panasonic firmware?
Q: How can I verify that my camera has been successfully reverted to Panasonic firmware?
A: In the Version Display option of the Setup Menu, Body Firmware will be Ver. 1.0 or higher.
Q: Where can I find more information on GH1, GF1, or G2 patches?
A: Search for GH1, GF1, or G2 in the following forum:
Personal-View Hacks and Patches: http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/hacks