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How to update controller firmware on Android w/out DJI GO?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by ksavoie, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. ksavoie

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    Since android users do not have DJI GO, How do we update our controller firmware?
     
  2. YolevonALLin

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    Step 2- Download and Update the Firmware 1. Go to the DJI GO App > Camera View > System Status bar > Overall Status. Tap Download the firmware update package to download and update the firmware. Track the update progress from progress bar in the DJI GO App. The status LED on the remote controller will blink blue during update and blink green when update is complete with success. Firmware update through the DJI GO app will not work with older versions of the remote controller firmware. If the firmware update fails, follow the instructions below to update the firmware using the traditional method: a. Update the latest firmware package files from DJI official web site. b. Extract all downloaded files into the root directory of an SD card or USB flash drive. c. Turn off the remote controller, Insert the SD card into a SD card reader or the USB disk onto the remote controller USB port when remote controller is turned off. d. Power on the remote controller and wait 60 seconds until the upgrade begins. Do not power off the remote controller during the update. e. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the firmware update. The camera will sound a beeping sound and the Status LED on the remote controller shows solid blue to indicate the update is in progress. The Status LED on remote controller shows solid green and beeping sound will stop if the upgrade is completed with success. f. If you do not have a SD card reader, you may insert the SD card into the gimbal and connect the gimbal with remote controller to upgrade the remote controller.
     
  3. III% Streve

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    It can be upgraded by USB. Leave the .bin file on the usb drive you did your P3 with. Erasing or renaming the status file from before, and update away
     
  4. III% Streve

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    That didnt work for me.. USB will always work.
     
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    USB upgrading will not work with 300B remote controller. You'll have to wait for the new version of the app.
     
  7. ksavoie

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    Thanks YolevonALLin. I'll be a lil more patient next time an read the whole document.
     
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  8. YolevonALLin

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    I did the same thing! I found that right before I posted it, so I missed it also.

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  9. YolevonALLin

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    Not true.

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  10. UKFlyer

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    I updated my controller to firmware 1.3.20 using a USB drive inserted into the back of the tx and it took around 1minute with no problems, P3P with the GL300A controller. The phantom took 20minutes, remember to update spare batteries, only took 1min to update.
     
  11. m_dazel

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    Hello there,
    the BIG question is not in the device...any more...it is the RC...and here is why...do you have ver_A or ver_B RC...I use ver_A...you can find what version you have on the back of your RC...that being said...I use Apple iPad air 2 with ver_A RC so I was forced to upgrade the old or standard way...USB...this is because I have a ver_A RC...so here is why...in an answer in a different thread I responded...

    Looks like I use A_ver RC...I did a test with the hardware decoding setting in the Pilot-App...before up-grade to Go-App...with the camera looking at me...bird on the table props off motors off...I moved my jaw by opening and closing my mouth as fast and as wide as I could...it was absolute with the decoding setting on...NO DELAY...off...noticable DELAY...this was on Apple iPad air 2...I did fly with this setting off at first and no problems and noticed no lag...I always fly with the setting on now...I did the test because of no clear answer as to witch setting would be best on Apple iPad air 2...or why...after my results I would always recommend...setting on if asked...because if it was helping the Apple iPad air 2...it would be beneficial to what ever you had...MY OPINION ONLY...now I will be asking the BIG question witch version RC do you have...A or B...I have not run the test with the new Go-App...just-say-in...!!! ;-)

    the answer was a response to this info:

    This was posted on an Italian Phantom 3 site and translated via Google Translate:

    if true, it may account for why some people get lagging and video glitches even when using same display devices.
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    After analyzing and collecting the experiences had during the last firmware updates by users with the Phantom 3, especially in relation to upgrading the RemoteController, we discovered, doing research on the web, some very interesting things about their characteristics radio supplied with the drone of home DJI ...
    Apparently the boys, there would be two radio models on the market, the GL300A and GL300B (you can read the code on the back of your RC, at the bottom, as in the picture). What are the differences between the two models?
    - GL300A (the model "old"), would be equipped with video processor "DaVinci" TMS320DM368 Texas Instruments (http://www.ti.com/product/tms320dm368) and USB 2.0 controller CY7C68013 of Cypress (http: / /www.cypress.com/file/138911/download)
    - GL300B (the model more "recent"), would without a video processor "DaVinci", but would instead be equipped with USB 3.0 (not 2.0 as in version A) CYUSB2014 of Cypress (http://www.cypress.com / file / 140296 / downloads) and sensing of charge CW2015CWAD CellWise (http://www.cellwise-semi.com/en/pro_show.asp?id=1498), not present on version A. Additionally, other difference, B apparently can be refreshed only via app and not via USB ...
    So, in summary in plain English, the GL300A have an internal hardware for better performance management and encoding (or decoding) video stream, while the GL300B higher speed connection to the tablet / smartphone ...
    This leads us to make some arguments and ask ourselves some questions, to which we would like to answer with you ...
    First, why these two models of radio? Are linked to the model of the drone (professional / advanced) or only to the period of production? And, if they are related only to the period of production, because this rethinking by DJI during construction?
    POSSIBLE SCENARIOS:
    SCENARIO 1:
    two different strategies of management of the video stream:
    - A more in capacity of internal processing;
    - In B "delegation" or part of the calculation to the CPU / GPU of the mobile device (this also justifies the presence of USB 3.0 port for sending data faster than the tablet / smartphone).
    SCENARIO 2:
    with model B the DJI decided not compress more direct flow to the USB port (disappearance of video processing), being therefore the need for greater "capacity" data (the appearance of the USB 3.0 controller).
    And finally, we throw there, but if the problems of overheating of the mobile device that presented above with the previous firmware, were linked to one of the two versions of the radio in particular (and maybe the B that "stresses" more smartphone / tablet)?
    We do not have answers for now, and maybe ours are simple inferences who knows (maybe they are also wrong to our sources), but we'd like to do with you a census data and a series of surveys to understand something more ... Please, if you are interested or want to make your contribution, join our group affiliatedhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1566114093641842/, thanks

    #1tomtnt, Today at 12:05 PM

    So in the end...we learn...because we communicate...completely...that being said...PLEASE under stand that I hope all this info was helpfull to all Pilots...Just trying to help...NOT A REPOST...but one pilot trying to help all pilots by using all pilots info and knowledge...the two make more sense together to me...the two threads have to be considered together when dealing with this question to be answered correctly from now on...just-say-in...!!! ;-)
     
    #11 m_dazel, Aug 6, 2015
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