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December 27, 2011

Nikon D5100 gets third-party Star Wars theme firmware


We’re all excited about new firmware releases, be it for a motherboard or a mobile phone. Now, digital cameras have firmware updates as well. Like any other product, there are also modders who release third-party firmwares for cameras. One such group has released a Star Wars theme for the Nikon D5100, according to a news by Nikon Rumours. This mod comes a while after these modders were able to decrypt Nikon’s official firmware for the D5100. While the mod may not be more functional in any way, than the official firmware, it does have something for Star Wars fans. The menus and settings for example, are named after phrases used in the movie series. Low exposure warnings are denoted by Dark side of Force! The primary Setup menu is being called Hyperdrive and the Custom Settings menu, Super Stardestroyer.
Some screen grabs from the custom firmware
Some screen grabs from the custom firmware


The modding community seems to be moving towards other products such as cameras. There’s even a community for those modding the firmware over at Nikon Hacker. The person responsible for the mod claims that users can choose to switch back to the official 1.01 D5100 update, if they wish to.

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