Drone and Gimbal Firmware Updates

Instructions for updating common aircraft and equipment firmware

Most aircraft and some high-end gimbals, sensors, and field survey equipment have firmware, software packages that operate the on-board software. Manufacturers (OEMs) will periodically provide updates to the firmware to improve performance, fix bugs, and eliminate security issues.  Please make sure to refer to the OEM's recommendations when updating firmware.

Drones

DJI

Firmware for DJI aircraft is updated using either DJI GO 4 or DJI Pilot. Download the required app before beginning a firmware update:

Updating firmware can be a time-consuming process and will require a stable internet connection and fully charged devices. Measure recommends updating firmware before going out into the field whenever possible.

Updating DJI Firmware

  1. Connect drone/controller to your device using the supplied cable.
  2. Make sure the drone/controller are powered on.
  3. Open DJI GO 4 or DJI Pilot.
  4. Within the app, a notification will appear letting you know if there is an update available.
  5. Tap Firmware Downloaded
  6. A new screen appears with version number, size and an update log
  7. Click Start Update to begin the update. Do not disconnect or power down the drone, controller, or mobile device while the update is occurring.

Fly Safe Database

  1. Connect drone/controller to your device using the supplied cable
  2. Make sure the drone/controller are powered on
  3. Open DJI Go 4
  4. Within DJI Go tap Go Fly
  5. Tap the three dots on the top right
  6. Select Precise fly safe database for aircraft/app and basic fly safe database under the Check for Update menu.
  7. Click Start Update to begin the update. Do not disconnect or power down the drone, controller, or mobile device while the update is occurring.

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