Step by Step Guide (Update DJI FPV Drone)

Owning the DJI FPV drone is fun and thrilling, especially when you feel the way it navigates the skies with speed, power, and stability. The drone is a game-changer in the industry, and you can be sure to have an immersive flight when you own one. However, with the purchase of your new DJI FPV drone, you’ll also have to learn how to do system updates on the whole package to keep it in top working order.

Updating the DJI FPV system is more than just updating the drone. It entails an update of the drone firmware as well as that of the goggles, controller, battery, and motion controller if you have one. Make sure you are using the latest version of the DJI FPV update. The update should be done when the battery is at least 50% and with a stable internet connection.

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to update the DJI FPV Firmware. Keep reading to learn how this is done.

How to update the DJI FPV Firmware

As mentioned earlier, updating the DJI FPV firmware involves more than just the drone. Here is the update guide for each of its components.

How to update the FPV Goggles

  1. Power on the goggles.
  2. Connect them to your PC via a USB cable.
  3. Launch DJI system Assistant 2 for the DJI FPV series.
  4. Click update and choose the latest firmware update version.
  5. Click update again and wait for the update to complete.

How to update the DJI FPV Controller

  1. Power on the remote controller.
  2. Use a USB cable to connect it to your computer.
  3. Launch the DJI Assistant 2 for the DJI FPV series.
  4. Click update and select the latest firmware version.
  5. Click update again and wait for the update to be completed.

How to update the DJI FPV Goggles V2

The primary purpose of the FPV goggles v2 update is to solve the issues associated with the power bug. The update also optimizes flight safety, goggle alerts for updates, low battery, and manual mode limitations. Also, it optimizes flight experience when using either a motion controller or manual mode. The update is exclusive to the FPV Goggle V2 and the DJI FPV drone system. Here is a tutorial on how the DJI FPV Goggle V2 is done.

  1. Power on the goggles.
  2. Connect the goggle v2 to the PC via USB cable.
  3. Click on the start activation icon.
  4. Confirm your DJI account and wait for the activation to complete.
  5. Select the updated version for goggle v2.
  6. Press the start update icon.

How to update the DJI FPV Battery

Your DJI FPV battery will update when you perform a drone update. If you have more than one battery, you will need to install each battery into the drone to update the firmware on each one.

  1. Power off the drone.
  2. Put the new battery into the drone.
  3. Power the drone on.
  4. Update the battery firmware.
  5. Repeat the same process for all the batteries.

Update tips

  • You will be required to restart the goggles, remote controller, and aircraft after finishing the update.
  • Readjust the settings that you prefer after the update. This is because the updating may cause a reset in several flight parameters, including the maximum flight distance and the RTH altitude.
  • Ensure you have identical update versions for the goggles and the remote controller. You can check the version in the settings.
  • Restart the DJI Assistant 2 if the update is not successful, then try another update.

Why DJI FPV Firmware update failed

Sometimes the DJI FPV update fails for several reasons, and here are some of them.

Low Battery

This is the number one cause of the firmware update failure and mostly happens if there are additional features in the updated version. Sometimes updating processes take a long time, which means high energy consumption. To be on the safe side, you should ensure that the battery level is not less than 50%.

Battery signal error

You should update one battery at a time. Once you plug in the battery and there is a blinking light on LEDs 1 and 2, that’s an indication that the update process is ongoing. However, if you see the LEDs 2 and 3 light up without blinking, that’s an indication that the update has not been successful.

To solve this issue, you should try another update, but make sure to charge your battery up to 50% or for an hour before retrying. Contact the DJI customer support unit if the problem is still there.

SD card error

This is another issue that can happen when updating the DJI FPV firmware. The update is prone to fail if the available space is less than 100MB. Also, if the SD card has more than one version or the file name is incorrect, the update is likely to fail. The other cause of failure associated with the SD card is incorrect storage location.

To prevent issues associated with SD cards, you should ensure that the SD card has enough storage. Also, ensure you have formatted the SD card before the update. The other alternative is to download a package of corresponding firmware. Once you have extracted the file, move the BIN file to the SD card. However, make sure you don’t change the name of the BIN file or add other similar files to the SD card’s directory. If you do so, the update will not be successful.

Connection error

WiFi connection issues are another common cause of firmware update failure. This is more so when you update using the DJI GO app rather than Assistant 2. Other connection errors might occur on the device, or when the app quits unexpectedly.

To avoid such occurrences, you can try the following fixes:

  • Ensure the network connection is stable and that the file download is complete.
  • Restore the connection by using another USB cable.
  • Use another mobile device and try updating again.
  • Reinstall the app and start updating again, especially if you didn’t receive a notification for update failure.
  • If you have done an update with the DJI GO app and it failed, try using the DJI Assistant 2. Connect to the remote controller or the drone, and update.

Loose gimbal flat cable

A loose gimbal cable interferes with the electricity supply which will hinder operations in general. A drone crash might have caused the loose cable. To avoid this, always ensure the gimbal cable is tight before updating.

The above are the leading causes of DJI FPV firmware update failure. If none of the solutions work, consider contacting the DJI FPV manufacturers for more help.

DJI FPV Firmware Versions

Below are the current versions of firmware for the various pieces of the DJI FPV ecosystem.

  • Aircraft Firmware: v01.02.0020
  • Goggles Firmware: v01.02.0020
  • Remote Controller firmware: v01.02.0000
  • DJI Fly App iOS: v1.4.8
  • DJI Fly App Android: v1.4.8

Firmware Out of Date error

You may happen to get a message about “firmware out of date” when flying your unit immediately after an update. You will get the message on the goggles, and it might not be solved even after trying other update options. However, that should not worry you.

Here is what you can do to fix it:

  1. Connect all the updated devices with the latest firmware version to power.
  2.  Wait for the drone and the controller to be linked. You will see the present controller error and video feed on goggles if that happens.
  3. Use a USB-OTG to connect the goggles to your phone. Most likely, nothing will happen because the app detects the up-to-date firmware.
  4. Click the profile button on the phone app, go to settings and select ‘’Aircraft Firmware Update’’.
  5. Click the icon for ”check on the firmware,” and goggles will quickly recognize the controller because the firmware is already updated.

Why you should update your DJI FPV firmware

The new firmware update for FPV could be seen as a hassle. You may be wondering why you should go through the trouble of updating the controller, battery, goggles, and drone. Here are the benefits of the update:

  • Allows you to enable or disable the subtitles of videos using the camera settings in goggles.
  • You can view the HDMI live broadcast if you connect the goggles to the DJI intelligent controller. However, the updated version of the controller must be v01.00.07.00 and above. If you connect using a USB-C cable, you will see the aircraft’s camera view on the smart controller’s screen. The connection allows a live view transmission from the controller to other display units through an HDMI cable.
  • You will get optimized updates on goggles.
  • Menu settings are added so goggles can alert you about low battery.
  • You can continue with recording once you unlock the flight controller.
  • You can unlock the air unit without the screen being blurred.
  • View more screen display information including home point distance, altitude, home point direction, GPS speed, and altitude.
  • You can adjust the size and position of the screen.

Conclusion

With this guide, you now know how to update the DJI FPV firmware, goggles, controller, battery, and goggles v2. We have also discussed what causes an update failure and how to resolve such issues. Additionally, we have mentioned the latest DJI FPV firmware versions. We hope this article will help you with any DJI FPV update issues.

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