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If you haven't already updated your DJI Smart Controller to the latest version of DJI Go 4 (currently v4.3.25), I put together a quick tutorial on how to do so.  It is super quick and painless to do.  I've been flying with it for over a week now and have had good success with it.



Unfortunately, I tried the same process on the CrystalSky and the installer failed each time I tried it.  
2019-10-21
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Hello and good day David. Thank you for sharing this tutorial video you have created on how to install the latest DJI Go 4 version on the DJI Smart Controller. Great information and thank you for your support.
2019-10-21
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DJI Stephen Posted at 10-21 11:58
Hello and good day David. Thank you for sharing this tutorial video you have created on how to install the latest DJI Go 4 version on the DJI Smart Controller. Great information and thank you for your support.

Thanks Stephen.

FYI, I made another thread about trying to do the same thing on the CrystalSky, but with it not working.  Any help you guys can provide there would be appreciated.

https://forum.dji.com/thread-200417-1-1.html
2019-10-21
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Hello, KlooGee thanks for taking time to make such a good tutorial!
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ro_flyer Posted at 10-21 17:37
Hello, KlooGee thanks for taking time to make such a good tutorial!

Thanks for the kind words!
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Thank you, KlooGee
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My pleasure!  It was good to finally get another video published!
2019-10-21
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Great tutorial. Another poster suggested downloading The APK on a SD card. Your directions eliminate extraneous steps. Thanks.
2019-10-22
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KlooGee Posted at 10-21 19:08
My pleasure!  It was good to finally get another video published!

I am one of your fans on YouTube, and I like your videos, always to the point!
2019-10-22
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Marty Markoe Posted at 10-22 03:25
Great tutorial. Another poster suggested downloading The APK on a SD card. Your directions eliminate extraneous steps. Thanks.

Thanks for the kind words.  I agree, much easier not having to mess with the SD card.  That's the way I did it the first time when I went to .24, but found this method much easier.
2019-10-22
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dronespilot Posted at 10-22 06:38
I am one of your fans on YouTube, and I like your videos, always to the point!

Thanks for the kind words!  I appreciate it!  I hope to have another video in the near future!
2019-10-22
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KlooGee Posted at 10-21 18:37
Thanks for the kind words!

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2019-10-22
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KlooGee, thanks for the tutorial. You made the process super simple. I was going to wait for DJI to put out the update, but after watching your video I saw I didn't need to wait.  v4.3.25 is now installed on my SC.  I'm charging a battery and will try out the new version in about an hour and a half. I subscribed to your YouTube channel, will check it out later.
2019-10-22
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Thanks David
2019-10-23
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Thanks Mr KlooGee,

Downloaded .apk file Into SC  external uSD card and updated without incident.
2019-10-26
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rbtmckny Posted at 10-22 20:01
KlooGee, thanks for the tutorial. You made the process super simple. I was going to wait for DJI to put out the update, but after watching your video I saw I didn't need to wait.  v4.3.25 is now installed on my SC.  I'm charging a battery and will try out the new version in about an hour and a half. I subscribed to your YouTube channel, will check it out later.

Awesome!  Hope to see you in the comments on some future vids coming soon!
2019-10-26
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My pleasure, Jim!
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JuJuMP2_User Posted at 10-26 07:48
Thanks Mr KlooGee,

Downloaded .apk file Into SC  external uSD card and updated without incident.

Glad it worked out well for you!  Now its time to get out and go fly it!  
2019-10-26
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Great video, very easy to follow. Updated my SC while followinf vid. (saved link so I'll have no prob in the future. lol)
2019-10-26
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BigBird2 Posted at 10-26 17:17
Great video, very easy to follow. Updated my SC while followinf vid. (saved link so I'll have no prob in the future. lol)

Awesome, I’m happy you were able to follow along!  Thanks for the feedback!
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Just to follow up since this has been out there for a bit...

Has anybody had any problems updating their Smart Controller using this method?  
Has anybody ran into any problems using this latest version?
Has anybody had the dreaded gray live view screen some were having after the last firmware update?
2019-11-3
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KlooGee Posted at 11-3 10:48
Just to follow up since this has been out there for a bit...

Has anybody had any problems updating their Smart Controller using this method?  

i wish i could test this since im almost a pro at fault finding... but smart controller pricing is just.....too much for my situation, i dont make enough money from occasional  stuff i do with mydrone for people to justify the expense.

if it was $499 i would probably have gotten a smart controller and would probably loved it.  but at $700+ current pricing here in the US,..nope, ill stick to my iPads and iPhones
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HereForTheBeer Posted at 11-3 10:56
i wish i could test this since im almost a pro at fault finding... but smart controller pricing is just.....too much for my situation, i dont make enough money from occasional  stuff i do with mydrone for people to justify the expense.

if it was $499 i would probably have gotten a smart controller and would probably loved it.  but at $700+ current pricing here in the US,..nope, ill stick to my iPads and iPhones

Yep, it isn’t cheap, that is for sure!
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KlooGee Posted at 11-3 21:39
Yep, it isn’t cheap, that is for sure!

yea.. hoping dji does some promotions and sales on the smart controller for us hobbyists.  
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HereForTheBeer Posted at 11-3 21:43
yea.. hoping dji does some promotions and sales on the smart controller for us hobbyists.

Yep, that would be great!   I just hope they support it and update it more frequently and for a longer period than they’ve appeared to do for the CrystalSky.
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HereForTheBeer Posted at 11-3 21:43
yea.. hoping dji does some promotions and sales on the smart controller for us hobbyists.

Yep, that would be great!   I just hope they support it and update it more frequently and for a longer period than they’ve appeared to do for the CrystalSky.
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Begs the question if you can just install the app yourself why hasnt DJI released it already properly.
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DAFlys Posted at 11-3 23:38
Begs the question if you can just install the app yourself why hasnt DJI released it already properly.

Not sure making it available on their publicly available downloads page isn't releasing it properly?

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KlooGee Posted at 11-4 06:08
Not sure making it available on their publicly available downloads page isn't releasing it properly?

Isn't it supposed to self upgrade?
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DAFlys Posted at 11-4 06:15
Isn't it supposed to self upgrade?

Apparently not.  

I personally would much rather them spend their engineering time on something way more worthwhile when there is such an easy solution.  
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Hi David, just bought the smart controller but I cant see the P4 V2 in the add menu to pair it with, I understand that I need the beta firmware ver 0565 but i have no idea how to get it installed. would you please help me?
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SKYDRONELINK Posted at 11-16 03:23
Hi David, just bought the smart controller but I cant see the P4 V2 in the add menu to pair it with, I understand that I need the beta firmware ver 0565 but i have no idea how to get it installed. would you please help me?

Unfortunately, it seems like DJI has abandoned the beta version that implements this support.  They stopped responding months ago to anything related to the beta, including requests to be added to it.

https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... D568%26typeid%3D568
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Cheers for Tutorial ,Now on latest version from .16, you made it so simple.
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Very bad idea. There is a special version for SC and CS. DO NOT DO THIS. The SC will update when it's version is ready.
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jcdonelson Posted at 2-5 14:03
Very bad idea. There is a special version for SC and CS. DO NOT DO THIS. The SC will update when it's version is ready.

Firstly, this is a bit of a moot issue because DJI has released a new firmware update that has a newer version of DJI Go 4 than the one discussed in the video.  I'd recommend updating to the latest firmware instead.  

Having said that, I will disagree with your opinion on this.  The recommendation to update to the latest APK from the DJI website came directly from DJI Support.  I just provided the easiest method to make that happen.  

Also, there is a very large number of people that used this process very successfully without problems.  That includes myself.  I had a huge number of flights using the version of Go 4 discussed in this video without any issues at all.  In fact it worked much better than the previous version I upgraded from.

To be clear, the CS does not allow this to work because it apparently does need a special version.  If DJI didn't want this method to work, their support team would not have recommended it and the SC would not allow it to work.

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KlooGee Posted at 2-5 19:06
Firstly, this is a bit of a moot issue because DJI has released a new firmware update that has a newer version of DJI Go 4 than the one discussed in the video.  I'd recommend updating to the latest firmware instead.  

Having said that, I will disagree with your opinion on this.  The recommendation to update to the latest APK from the DJI website came directly from DJI Support.  I just provided the easiest method to make that happen.  

David, Were you able to update to V4.3.32. When I tried to download from DJI it said file corrupted?
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Forestjim Posted at 2-6 03:44
David, Were you able to update to V4.3.32. When I tried to download from DJI it said file corrupted?
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I only see v4.3.28 mentioned on the DJI download page discussed in the video.  This is the same version that is already installed with the latest SC firmware version.
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Thanks for getting back me
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It's February 2021 - but your tips worked perfectly to allow me to install the latest Go4 version. Thank you..
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mike.hillmac.com Posted at 2-9 13:48
It's February 2021 - but your tips worked perfectly to allow me to install the latest Go4 version. Thank you..

Awesome!  Glad you found it helpful!
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