Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Phantom Advanced Firmware

Discussion in 'Firmware' started by Hillo, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Hillo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7
    Hi Guys ..
    I.m having major issues to update my firmware. just got the Phantom 3 advanced out the box and the firmware starts to update then the beep changes to a long continious bbbbbbbbbeeeeeeeeppppppppppp .. Flashing yellow lights & solid red lights ..
    Can anyone assist??
     
  2. RoyKron3

    Joined:
    May 24, 2015
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    13
    Are you updating the firmware via a micro SD card in the camera, or updating through the DJI app? If you're using the SD card method, try deleting the firmware from card, download a new .bin file to the card, reinsert into the camera, and then power-up.
     
  3. Hillo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7
    Hey...
    yes i'm using the SD card.. I have deleted & formated same many time.. still no luck. Is there anyway i can update the firmware for the drone via the cable?
     
  4. Hillo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7



    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  5. RoyKron3

    Joined:
    May 24, 2015
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    13
    Format the card via the DJI Go app while it is in the Phantom, not your computer. It can sometimes make a difference. I know it does with digital cameras. If you can't, it should necessarily be a deal breaker. But it is better for format in the device (Phantom).

    Again, make sure you download the .bin file (not the .zip file) to the SD card. The .bin file needs to be in the root directory (which means that it's not in a folder on the card, but simply loose on the card). Also, make sure you've downloaded the P3A firmware and not the P3P firmware, or P2 or some other Phantom. And make sure you have your controller turned off while you're updating firmware via an SD card. While you're at it, also remove the camera transport bracket. The camera needs to be able to move about during a firmware upgrade. You may hear some noise from the gimbal motors during an update.

    Firmware can take up to a half hour to install. So have your battery charged to at least 50 percent. You should hear a series of beeps as it installs. The there is an LED on the front of the gimbal, above the camera lens. It should flash green and red while firmware is installing. It will turn green when installation is complete. Disregard the LEDs on the motor arms.

    I don't know of any way to update P3 firmware connecting to a computer. With the P2, you connect to the computer to update firmware, but you also use an app for that.
     
  6. Hillo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ok thanks.. Will attempt to try these other options. I just left home so I'll keep you posted if it works.. appreciated .. #respect


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  7. yobdab

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    I can not stress this more... dont update to the latest one if youre doing a FW update from a brand new P3A!

    Get it to 1.3.2 and THEN upgrade to whatever you want... dont jump the 1.3.2 update.
     
  8. Hillo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7
    Hi all ... I've tried all the suggestion and still nothing.. I still can't upgrade nor downgrade the firmware.. And I have the same problem ..


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  9. WetDog

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,491
    Likes Received:
    640
    Upload the file P3X_FW_LOG_AB.txt on the SD card to the thread (copy and paste is easiest). That will tell us if the install failed and where you started from. It will look something like this:

    [00012230][01 00] Firmware upgrade finished successfully.
    [00012339]Done.

    [00012370]Packet [C:\P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin] resumed, card sn [0x80ce5282].
    [00012411]Packet vlink 01.03.0020 <-> 01.01.0009.
    [00012476]Version checking[2]...
    [00012541][03 05][00] v34.2.0.8 -> v34.2.0.9 need upgrade.
    [00012621][03 06][00] v2.1.6.18 -> v2.2.6.19 need upgrade.
    [00012658][04 00][00] v1.36.0.0 -> v1.40.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00012721][09 00][00] v1.7.0.3 -> v1.7.0.3
    [00012840][11 00][00] v1.6.1.0 -> v1.7.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00012934][12 00][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00013014][12 01][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00013114][12 02][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00013189][12 03][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00013310][15 00][00] v1.1.2.0 -> v1.1.2.0
    [00013384][17 00][00] v1.1.1.2 -> v1.1.1.7 need upgrade.
    [00013524][17 01][00] v1.0.2.4 -> v1.0.2.7 need upgrade.
    [00013580][19 00][00] v1.0.8.96 -> v1.0.8.96
    [00013612][01 00][05] v1.23.3419 -> v1.23.3419
    [00013646][01 01][00] v1.6.2736 -> v1.23.3419 need upgrade
    [00013689][08 00][00] v0.11.0.4 -> v0.12.0.4 need upgrade.
    [00013720]Done.

    [00013755]Firmware upgrading[2]...
    [00013896][01 01] Firmware upgrade start...
    [00044156][01 01] Firmware upgrade finished success
     
  10. David Norrington

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    will my DJI phantom 3 advanced work with the DJI ultimate v3 app i have latest firmware
    P3S_FW_V01.06.0040 am using android lolipop
     
  11. WetDog

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,491
    Likes Received:
    640
    You need to start a completely new thread for new questions. Otherwise chaos reigns.
     
  12. Hillo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7

    This is the file that's on the SD card...
     

    Attached Files:

  13. TrynFlyn

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    42
    The file P3X_FW_LOG_AB.txt is in a hidden folder labeled MISC on the SD card. You may need to enable "show hidden folders" in your file settings on your computer to see it.
    Also, as Yobdab said you cannot skip FW version 1.3.2. You didn't say what your current FW version is.
    Your log shows only 1.6.4 trying to be installed.
     
  14. Hillo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7
    I formated the SD card and d/loaded the 1.3.2 version. Try the install again and after 3 mins i got the same sound again. Attached is the log file from the hidden folder on the SD card.
    How do I check the version of FW ??
     

    Attached Files:

  15. Hillo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7

    So I managed to check the version..
    A few things I noticed.
    1. My camera does not work while I'm in the DJI app
    2. My app reconigise the Phantom as a Proffesional on the home screen, while I have an P3 Advanced. (The software i d/loaded is aslo for the P3 Advanced.)
    IMG_3438.jpg IMG_3437.jpg IMG_3436.jpg
     
  16. TrynFlyn

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    42
    It's clear from your log file that many hardware components are not detected. I've seen this in only one other thread where the person replaced his main board after a ESC error - still not solved.

    Also have seen a few similar issues where only 2 components are not detected, [15 00] and [08 00] (which is not on the P3A only P3P) they were told by DJI they needed to send in for repair.

    It's unknown why, but it might be that your new P3A came with FW version 1.1.9 and that by skipping 1.3.2 before trying to go to 1.6.4 caused these issues.... Purely speculation on my part.

    Would be worth trying to install the 1.1.9 FW. It may not let you, but it won't hurt anything.
    http://download.dji-innovations.com/downloads/phantom_3/en/Phantom_3_Advanced_Firmware_v1.1.9_en.zip

    Please report back for the benefit of others on the form.
     
    #16 TrynFlyn, Dec 26, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2015
  17. Hillo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ok.. Tks much for the support .. I'll try the 1.1.9 and see if that works.. If not I'll send the drone back... Most frustrating I must say.. Will keep the forum updated when I do so.. #Seasonsgreetingstoall


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  18. TrynFlyn

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    42
    I provided link to the FW in last post after an edit
     
  19. Hillo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    7
    Hey all.. Well I've tried loading the FW version 1.1.9 .. Still no luck.. I'm thinking now it's a serious hardware problem with my drone.. So after all the suggestions I'll have to send it back. Thanks to all for the suggestion ..


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app