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Overview
  • Date: 2017.12.21
  • Aircraft Firmware: V 01.00.0900
  • Remote Controller Firmware: V 01.00.0400
  • DJI GO 4 App iOS: V 4.1.22
  • DJI GO 4 App Android: V 4.1.22

What’s New?
  • Optimized battery management to improve stability.

Notes
  • Restart the aircraft and remote controller when the update is complete.
  • If the firmware update fails, restart the aircraft, remote controller and DJI GO 4 or DJI Assistant 2, then try updating again.




2017-12-21
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Arcicorsa
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Dji do you kidding? We has the second FW and 4.1.22 app nowhere? OTG not work etc..
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LeeWireless
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Excellent.  It took all of 10 minutes with DJI Assistant 2 to update Spark and extra batteries.  Thanks for the constant support of my Spark.
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hawkins2000
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Great...just in case...is a downgrade to .0800 / 0.701 still possible? Or are you stuck now on .0900?
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hawkins2000 Posted at 2017-12-21 05:47
Great...just in case...is a downgrade to .0800 / 0.701 still possible? Or are you stuck now on .0900?

I can downgrade with DJI Assistant 2 if I want too.  
2017-12-21
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LeChuck71
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Lol, get the updated app available first then come back later to post the FW update.

Sorry DJI, but your Android support is a joke

2017-12-21
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N8m888
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IOs app store still only showing as v4.1.20
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LeeWireless Posted at 2017-12-21 05:55
I can downgrade with DJI Assistant 2 if I want too.

Thanks...then I go and update now
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Mildman
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Where can I find the release notes, presumably this the App whcih fixes the OTG issue?
2017-12-21
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Junior SBC
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Where is this DJI GO 4.1.22 update? It is not in the QRcode or in the address m.dji.net/djigo4.
They announce the update, however, without availability. How long will we be treated as idiots?
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Mildman Posted at 2017-12-21 06:14
Where can I find the release notes, presumably this the App whcih fixes the OTG issue?

If only there was an OTG issue....
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Arcicorsa Posted at 2017-12-21 05:17
Dji do you kidding? We has the second FW and 4.1.22 app nowhere? OTG not work etc..

I'm with you; they can't leave the OTG link scr3wed up so bad.
Hey DJI, did you want me to send my spark back for not being able to use the OTG link? I still have 2 more weeks, then if you don't fix it you'll see it getting back to you. And money back, since thas is an intolerable disabling on your part of the main feature I bougth it for.
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fans3d677065 Posted at 2017-12-21 06:39
I'm with you; they can't leave the OTG link scr3wed up so bad.
Hey DJI, did you want me to send my spark back for not being able to use the OTG link? I still have 2 more weeks, then if you don't fix it you'll see it getting back to you. And money back, since thas is an intolerable disabling on your part of the main feature I bougth it for.

As they are not supporting the OTG for Spark officially you cannot send it back because of this not working.
Yes its curious that they still not provide a fix for all platforms to be able to use it but it is at it is.
Maybe when more customers are complaining they will be faster with this, but threaten them by things like youre doing with your post does not help.
2017-12-21
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Paul Lee Posted at 2017-12-21 06:34
If only there was an OTG issue....

Are you saying it's not an issue but just a widespread misunderstanding of how to use it? I don't know since my Spark arrived on Monday and I still have to fly it, but I've seen a lot of people saying clearly that something has changed and OTG is messed up, but if there's a workaround I'm all ears
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Dan>Sparky23547
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Well, so fast another one. This will either completely kill fcc usage in Europe or will fix a hidden issue on 0.800. It really makes no sense to release firmware after firmware, we all know writing a new firmware generates a risk of bricking the drone.
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xfirf_
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Or they want to publish some stuff before itunes-connect closes its doors for a week.
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Vilco Posted at 2017-12-21 06:47
Are you saying it's not an issue but just a widespread misunderstanding of how to use it? I don't know since my Spark arrived on Monday and I still have to fly it, but I've seen a lot of people saying clearly that something has changed and OTG is messed up, but if there's a workaround I'm all ears

Sorry, No I am not saying that....
All I was getting at is that the OTG is not supported by DJI so the fact that it no longer works won't be recognised as an issue by them......
As I said if only it was an issue then  they might make it work 100%.
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Thank you for support @DJI !!

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LeeWireless
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Mildman Posted at 2017-12-21 06:14
Where can I find the release notes, presumably this the App whcih fixes the OTG issue?

Click this link and then scroll down to "Downloads."
Downloads
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Arcicorsa
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xfirf_ Posted at 2017-12-21 06:45
As they are not supporting the OTG for Spark officially you cannot send it back because of this not working.
Yes its curious that they still not provide a fix for all platforms to be able to use it but it is at it is.
Maybe when more customers are complaining they will be faster with this, but threaten them by things like youre doing with your post does not help.

You are in error, it can be returned at any time because Spark is working in FCC mode (illegal in the EU) and only a few selected in the EU can use android - RC link on 5.8Ghz .. There is no problem to return Spark at any time. Moreover, in the EU we have 14 days to Trying goods after the purchase and within this time we can go back without giving a reason ..
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The only thing changed in this firmware compared to .800 is the battery firmware. Rest is untouched.
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Arcicorsa Posted at 2017-12-21 07:23
You are in error, it can be returned at any time because Spark is working in FCC mode (illegal in the EU) and only a few selected in the EU can use android - RC link on 5.8Ghz .. There is no problem to return Spark at any time. Moreover, in the EU we have 14 days to Trying goods after the purchase and within this time we can go back without giving a reason ..

Maybe you have rights for giving it back without any cause. But they do not post anywhere that they officially support the otg for the Spark.
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LeeWireless Posted at 2017-12-21 07:22
Click this link and then scroll down to "Downloads."
Downloads

Thank you.
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Kilrah Posted at 2017-12-21 07:35
The only thing changed in this firmware compared to .800 is the battery firmware. Rest is untouched.

Thank you, this was my thought too. So I shall update my batteries now.Edit: No, it is an update for Spark and the batteries.
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Mildman
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Can someone from DJI confirm if this firmware upgrade also works with App version 4.1.15, which some people have recommend users downgrade to?   Despite DJI only stating battery change formware change, we know they slip other changes in too, which they don't publish.

I would do it, but I've grounded my Spark until DJI start telling the truth about App and firmware changes.
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eYeSkYeYe
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If I am on .701 do I need to upgrade to .800 first to add reliability to the update process and than to .900 or I can go directly to .900 from .701?
Are there any issues with .800?
I've read some threads complaining about gimbal having problems after .800 upgrade so that's why I was reluctant to upgrade to .800.
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Arcicorsa
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Kilrah Posted at 2017-12-21 07:35
The only thing changed in this firmware compared to .800 is the battery firmware. Rest is untouched.

But WHY?? I not have any issue with battery.. You and anywho have any problem with battery?? I do not hear on battery problem in the forum.. So WHY?? Dji is not transparent and does not say all of the truth...
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Mildman
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oh boy, DJI have tied people in knots now with their multiple, phased and mixed-up App and firmware releases.  It's a consumer drone DJI, you're  managing to suck the fun out of owning one.

Spectacular incompetence.

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Arcicorsa
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LeeWireless Posted at 2017-12-21 07:22
Click this link and then scroll down to "Downloads."
Downloads

This link not have latest app... Only malfunction 4.1.18 app!!! Not any repair..
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2017-12-21 08:01
If I am on .701 do I need to upgrade to .800 first to add reliability to the update process and than to .900 or I can go directly to .900 from .701?
Are there any issues with .800?
I've read some threads complaining about gimbal having problems after .800 upgrade so that's why I was reluctant to upgrade to .800.

I would recommend to first update your Spark to firmware to .800 before updating it together with all your batteries to .900. The .800 update was for Spark only and to my knowledge no issues with it have been reported in this forum, and quite certainly no gimbal issues. Other reported issues only relate to versions of DJI GO 4, which are not related to the firmware.
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Arcicorsa Posted at 2017-12-21 08:03
But WHY?? I not have any issue with battery.. You and anywho have any problem with battery?? I do not hear on battery problem in the forum.. So WHY?? Dji is not transparent and does not say all of the truth...

Could be as a result of a customer losing his spark after 2 minutes into the flight. He started with 90% on the battery but that didn't coincide with the voltage of the cells, the spark dropped out of the sky. But then again it could be for something completely different...........
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2017-12-21 08:01
If I am on .701 do I need to upgrade to .800 first to add reliability to the update process and than to .900 or I can go directly to .900 from .701?
Are there any issues with .800?
I've read some threads complaining about gimbal having problems after .800 upgrade so that's why I was reluctant to upgrade to .800.

I'm not sure on if you have to upgrade to .800 and then .900, but I can say that I have been on .800 firmware and no issues with gimbal. I'm running version 4.1.15 of the android app. Hope this helps.
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Wachtberger Posted at 2017-12-21 08:09
I would recommend to first update your Spark to firmware to .800 before updating it together with all your batteries to .900. The .800 update was for Spark only and to my knowledge no issues with it have been reported in this forum, and quite certainly no gimbal issues. Other reported issues only relate to versions of DJI GO 4, which are not related to the firmware.

Thanks for the answer.
Here are the reports on this forum:
https://forum.dji.com/thread-123762-6-1.html
Posts #207 and #209.
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Kilrah Posted at 2017-12-21 07:35
The only thing changed in this firmware compared to .800 is the battery firmware. Rest is untouched.

"You only see what you know"

"Goethe"
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Arcicorsa
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Ok but when is Dji going to solve other problems? There is a huge problem in the EU of 5.8Ghz WiFi, which makes more than half of EU users able to fly barely 150m. Why does not this also solve this problem?
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Anuvis
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For how long Dji you will behave to EU users as idiots ??
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I am doing the updating right now and can report that it is an update for both Spark and the batteries. For me it goes very smoothly and I recommend doing it with DJI Assistant.
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2017-12-21 08:14
Thanks for the answer.
Here are the reports on this forum:
https://forum.dji.com/thread-123762-6-1.html

Thank you, I had not seen those yet but they don't provide enough detail to make a link to the firmware update. I have tested mine right now after all updates and can assure that the gimbal of my Spark is working flawlessly.
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Arcicorsa Posted at 2017-12-21 08:17
Ok but when is Dji going to solve other problems? There is a huge problem in the EU of 5.8Ghz WiFi, which makes more than half of EU users able to fly barely 150m. Why does not this also solve this problem?

Well I wouldn't hold my breath, that way if DJI doesn't fix the problem you don't get disappointed (again). We are at the mercy of DJI, nobody is going to report this to the their local EU FCC equivalent. Why would you want to run the risk by breaking the law getting caught and them knowing that you know the thing uses an unlicensed 5Ghz channel. You would probably be fined and lose the equipment.
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So is this a battery FW? do we have to update all the batteries? I'm asking because I'm still at work and have not had the chance to check it out.
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