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jamiecann
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Hi,
I have just watched a video about using a fake GPS app (floater to be exact) to trick my Spark into thinking it’s out of Europe to get a bit more distance!

Can anyone vouch for this app or a better app?

Is this the best way of tricking the spark into FCC mode?

Thanks and wishing you all a very merry Christmas!!!!!

Jay
2018-12-24
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jamiecann
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Ah I’ve just searched and I don’t think that app is available on iPhone!
2018-12-24
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Nidge
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jamiecann Posted at 12-24 23:38
Ah I’ve just searched and I don’t think that app is available on iPhone!

Hi Jamie

Apple tends to be a little too possessive when it comes to which third party apps can access their precious hardware, such as the chaos caused when DJI started accessing the lightening port without the appropriate licenses a few years back.

The work around is to gain access to an Android device just to run the fake GPS App. Once you have the Spark and controller in FCC mode you can reconnect back to your iOS device. A window will pop-up stating along the lines that the WiFi Region has changed but you just select cancel and you’re good to go.
This Pop-Up will appear every time you connect the Spark so just remember to to select cancel each time.

As for the difference? It is night and day. In CE mode, and in a relatively open envirnment, I would experience breakup and connection issues within 100metres or less. In FCC mode I can go to the maximum legal distance with a solid connection. I’ve yet to experience any disconnects or other abnormal behaviour in FCC mode.

Regards

Nidge.
2018-12-25
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S-e-ven
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Flight distance : 3542136 ft
Thailand
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You have a android phone available?
You don't need to fly it with an android!
Just download Go4 mod 2.0 to the droid, connect to RC/bird, bird gets set to fcc
After just hope, you can cancel the "change to region wifi settings".
(All of that is easy-peasy on android!)
2018-12-25
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Alex B.
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You need to have an Android device In order to be able to use the fake gps app and switch from CE to FCC.
You can’t do it on ios.
You can just switch on android but then you can fly on iOS, it’s the way that I do it.

Fly safely
Alex
2018-12-25
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SAADHERO
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Kuwait
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you either need Jailbroken iphone
or a andriod phone to do so
borrow one or buy a cheap used one and do it on it
2018-12-25
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DJI Tony
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Hi, thanks for the inquiry. The aircraft will locate the country and region according to the condition of the mobile device. The GPS of the aircraft switch to the standards in accordance with local laws and regulations. Therefore, Spark cannot manually switch among FCC, CE, and SRRC. We highly recommend abiding your local policies when in terms of using the drone to avoid conflict and incident as well. Thank you for continued support.
2018-12-25
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Hover_hound
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Obviously DJI will not endorse any hack which conflicts with country/regional laws. That's a no brainer. If you live in an EC compliant region or most other countries in the world beside US which is FCC, you will be restricted to low Wi-Fi power and limited range. I wouldn't expect to find how to do the trick on this official DJI forum. However there is lots of info out there, just look and be aware you may be breaking the law if you live outside the US. It's all about being responsible I guess.
2018-12-27
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jamiecann
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Thanks everyone for the advice!

Hope you all had a very nice Christmas!

Jay.
2018-12-27
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Frunobulax
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I have just watched a video about using a fake GPS app (floater to be exact) to trick my Spark into thinking it’s out of Europe
so your physical location can be spoofed? Merry Christmas back at you

  A window will pop-up stating along the lines that the WiFi Region has changed but you just select cancel and you’re good to go.
  I have an android phone , do I still have to do this? why would you not want accept yes instead of cancel?.....thanks
2018-12-27
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m1n1s
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United Kingdom
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DJI Tony Posted at 12-25 11:05
Hi, thanks for the inquiry. The aircraft will locate the country and region according to the condition of the mobile device. The GPS of the aircraft switch to the standards in accordance with local laws and regulations. Therefore, Spark cannot manually switch among FCC, CE, and SRRC. We highly recommend abiding your local policies when in terms of using the drone to avoid conflict and incident as well. Thank you for continued support.

FCC mode is the only way to fly the spark , CE is dangerous .......................... together with the battery ejection issue  
The latest firmware update removed the fcc mode for me , 30M up i lost the video - CE mode again , quick setup from my old android device saw me back in FCC mode , no video loss at 500M

2018-12-27
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MavSpa_user
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Here is the latest mod version of 4.1.15 with FCC, the mavic flight modes and with OTG support. This is the best version ever for android.
How to install:
Delete old GO4 version, set phone or tablet in airplane mode.
Install mod version, sign in with your DJI account or stay anonymous and sign in with name A and password B. after installation closed app.
Then set phone or tablet out of airplane mode, start app, go right above to menu and download your offline chart. Thats it.
Now start your RC, start your Spark wait untill green light for connection , then insert OTG cable to RC. Check your settings!!
fly save, fine hollidays.
only 7 days
2018-12-27
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DJI Tony
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m1n1s Posted at 12-27 05:02
FCC mode is the only way to fly the spark , CE is dangerous .......................... together with the battery ejection issue  
The latest firmware update removed the fcc mode for me , 30M up i lost the video - CE mode again , quick setup from my old android device saw me back in FCC mode , no video loss at 500M

Hi, thanks for the inquiry. As I've mentioned on post #8, our aircraft will automatically adjust depending on your location. We would recommend flying our aircraft in open areas wherein there are no interferences to avoid the incident. Thank you for understanding.
2018-12-27
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Lex_Luchor
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Nidge Posted at 2018-12-25 04:05
Hi Jamie

Apple tends to be a little too possessive when it comes to which third party apps can access their precious hardware, such as the chaos caused when DJI started accessing the lightening port without the appropriate licenses a few years back.

I do all the steps you indicate and I get to put the FCC mode. But when switching off and on again the whole drone loses the FCC mode. The pop-up does not appear again. Change to CE mode without me doing anything.

I have all the updated firmware and the latest version of the DJI Go app.

What I can do?
1-2 23:29
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david HK
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Lex_Luchor Posted at 1-2 23:29
I do all the steps you indicate and I get to put the FCC mode. But when switching off and on again the whole drone loses the FCC mode. The pop-up does not appear again. Change to CE mode without me doing anything.

I have all the updated firmware and the latest version of the DJI Go app.

so looks like the latest DJI Go app will auto switch back to CE mode based on the AC gps location? can anyone confirm this?
i'm investigating whether to go the fake gps path...  
1-28 02:03
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Alex B.
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david HK Posted at 1-28 02:03
so looks like the latest DJI Go app will auto switch back to CE mode based on the AC gps location? can anyone confirm this?
i'm investigating whether to go the fake gps path...


For me, it didn’t happen. I was still getting the prompt to change settings and I could cancel.

Fly safely
Alex
1-28 02:26
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wimherman
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Every time i switch on my AC i get a message about updated flight area and enforces me to acknowledge, disconnects and has to be connected again by switching off and on. Anyhow besides that little disunconford, i have a huge range. So i havent figured out what caused it, but since im so happy with the range, im not gonna make a case out of it.
1-28 03:09
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Gérald Proulx
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Hello,
For information, is DJI Phantom 3 Standard compliant for flying over people in a controlled airport area in Canada?
Thanks in advance
Gérald
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Gérald Proulx
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RE: FCC mode

Gérald Proulx Posted at 2-4 11:34
Hello,
For information, is DJI Phantom 3 Standard compliant for flying over people in a controlled airport area in Canada?
Thanks in advance

Sorry I'm not in the good forum
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fans312bc80f
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Lex_Luchor Posted at 1-2 23:29
I do all the steps you indicate and I get to put the FCC mode. But when switching off and on again the whole drone loses the FCC mode. The pop-up does not appear again. Change to CE mode without me doing anything.

I have all the updated firmware and the latest version of the DJI Go app.

Hi,

I have exactly the same problem. Do you found already a solution for it? I'm searching for a solution the whole day ;)
2-27 13:54
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wimherman
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jamiecann Posted at 2018-12-24 23:38
Ah I’ve just searched and I don’t think that app is available on iPhone!

Åhh Apple..
2-27 15:43
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nilanjan118
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Japan
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Lex_Luchor Posted at 1-2 23:29
I do all the steps you indicate and I get to put the FCC mode. But when switching off and on again the whole drone loses the FCC mode. The pop-up does not appear again. Change to CE mode without me doing anything.

I have all the updated firmware and the latest version of the DJI Go app.

When you set the fake location using floater app (or any fake location app) for the first time, make sure the RC and phone is connected via WiFi and not OTG. Once the RC mode changes from CE to FCC, you can switch off everything and then use OTG. And you should always get a prompt to cancel the switching from FCC back to CE.
2-28 18:08
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