DJI Phantom 4 News Digest #1: New Firmware and stuff

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DJI Phantom 4 has been released over a months ago and since there a several things happened. Which ones and what impact do they have on the future of Phantom 4 we will cover in the next few paragraphs.

But first things first. DJI has released the new firmware for their last drone of Phantom line-up. We didn’t mention in our DJI Phantom 4 review DJI’s firmware as a con (everybody knows about this, right?) and the company was pretty quick to release the new version which updated the quadcopter to version 1.1.301. Here is a quick recap of changes that take effect in this update:

  • Enhanced transmission security.
  • Improved take-off while the compass having interference (which was a problem to a lot of newbies).
  • System status for batteries was corrected.
  • Downloading speed of photos and video was increased.

TIP: How to update Phantom 4 firmware

If you having a trouble updating your firmware here are a few steps that will help you through:

  1. Connect your aircraft to the PC via USB cable.
  2. Launch the DJI assistant software on your PC.
  3. Proceed to the login page (button located on the top right corner) where you must enter your login and password details.
  4. Select ‘Firmware update’ on the left and then select the firmware version you’d like to upgrade. Then click to ‘Start Upgrade’
  5. During the next few minutes the new firmware will be downloaded and automatically installed. In general, the whole process takes up to 20 minutes to finish.

REMEMBER: Don’t disconnect USB cable from your PC or drone while upgrading!

ATTENTION: During the installation the gimbal may go limp, the indicators on the arms may flash abnormally and the aircraft may reboot several times – that’s OK!

When the upgrade was completed reboot your Phantom and enjoy flying!

From now onward DJI has working on the new firmware update. The rumour has it they are planning to release it at the end of May.

Also there is been a leak on the official DJI’s forums (now the thread is deleted) that upgraded motors might be released in the end of July. We’ll see if it is true in a few coming weeks.

And the last thing we want to mention in this digest news is the possibility of announcing cheaper model of Phantom 4 as it was in case with the Phantom when after several months of Advanced & Professional were released DJI announced Standard version which costs half of the price. At the moment we don’t have any official information whether DJI planning to released so-called ‘Phantom 4 Standard’ at all. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed to help this happen :)

Well, that’s all for today and see you soon with the new Phantom 4 Digest News!

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