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Standard Firmware Update stuck at 4%

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by romandesign, May 15, 2016.

  1. romandesign

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    I just got P3S, no flights yet. Software saying update is available. Connected to normal wifi, downloaded update, connected to P3S update, then a weird thing happens: Update starts, goes to 4% quickly, then TX led goes red and then it times out (update failed). Did it twice, same thing. No what do I do? There's lots of wifi networks here, but it happened twice at exactly the same point (4%).
     
  2. romandesign

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    OK, I solved it, past many minute of loud beeping...
     
  3. captainmilehigh

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    Good to hear you got it sorted out. I have a P3S also that can be difficult sometimes. Hope you have a great, uneventful first flight !!


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  4. romandesign

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    Thanks. That was very nerve-wrecking, as after 3nd failed firmware update attempt the P3S was just screaming non-stop, terribly loud. It was doing it when turned off and on again. Fortunately I read on other forum that it turns out it still can update in that state. So I restarted everything, put the phone in airplane mode, restarted the update (all while it was screaming!) and after seemingly hanging several times on 4%, and some other numbers, eventually at 68% it stopped screaming, and updated successfully. TX LED went to red and back to green a couple of times. I just patiently waited not touching anything. and as long as the app doesn't say "update failed" I haven't touched anything... Will hopefully test today, inside first.
     
  5. captainmilehigh

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    If you are still unsure when you get outside, leave the props off, or start it in beginner mode. If it seems normal, put the props on and try her then. I know, the butterflies in your stomach are the size of 747's.


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