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Anyone flying the Mini 2 with a Samsung A7 Lite?
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Smokindog
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I've just about given up on using my old iPhone 6 to fly the mini 2 beyond very basic take off and landing maneuvers.
I am looking for an economical alternative for my flying.
I refuse to "sideload" an app on my daily driver phone (Android)!

I see the Samsung A7 Lite with a lot of mostly favorable reviews and am wondering if anyone is actually using it and if you'd share your experiences.

Thanks!

8-6 06:53
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hunterws
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dji hates android, bottom line.  If you find a compatible device, you'll only stay within your 'djicare' agreement, doesn't mean it will be issue-free.  I use android and am not going flying with so many issues  ...  as well refuse to buy another cell phone just to fly my toy.
8-6 09:48
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Mobilehomer
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I use a S21 Ultra with ZERO issues. Any Android device must be sideloaded. I would just use my phone. Or the Tab 6 Lite is great.
8-6 10:55
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GaryDoug
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I use an ASUS Zenpad Z8s (not Z8) that works fine. Bought it for about $70 used on eBay.

https://www.backmarket.com/teste ... brlSwAaAlfCEALw_wcB

https://www.mercari.com/us/item/ ... tYYBKMaAnJuEALw_wcB


8-6 19:16
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DJI Paladin
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Hi there. Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the Samsung A7 lite is not compatible with the said drone and the DJI Fly app and we cannot guarantee the stability of the said mobile device when in use with the said unit. Please refer to the image below for the recommended mobile device for the unit. Thank you for your kind and understanding.

8-6 20:48
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Smokindog
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DJI Paladin Posted at 8-6 20:48
Hi there. Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the Samsung A7 lite is not compatible with the said drone and the DJI Fly app and we cannot guarantee the stability of the said mobile device when in use with the said unit. Please refer to the image below for the recommended mobile device for the unit. Thank you for your kind and understanding.

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Well I've tried the iPhone 6 and it only functions in the most basic sense.  I'll probably return the drone to Costco.  It makes no sense to spend as much or more on a device to fly the drone as I did to buy the drone originally.
This is something I suggest DJI resolve moving forward.

PS - I like the idea of the Smart Controller but I fear it too will obsolete itself in just a few short years and at $750 the makes it too expensive as well.
8-8 01:53
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Smokindog Posted at 8-8 01:53
Well I've tried the iPhone 6 and it only functions in the most basic sense.  I'll probably return the drone to Costco.  It makes no sense to spend as much or more on a device to fly the drone as I did to buy the drone originally.
This is something I suggest DJI resolve moving forward.

We totally understand your decision, Smokindog. Our engineers are still doing their research and developments for the latest models of mobile devices to be compatible with the said application, please stay tuned to the latest news on our DJI official website at www.dji.com. Thank you for your understanding and support!
8-8 21:56
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Smokindog
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DJI Paladin Posted at 8-8 21:56
We totally understand your decision, Smokindog. Our engineers are still doing their research and developments for the latest models of mobile devices to be compatible with the said application, please stay tuned to the latest news on our DJI official website at www.dji.com. Thank you for your understanding and support!

I would think this would be a priority as it's a required element to actually use the product.  Also, when will the app be on the Play Store?  I don't "side load" apps on devices containing data of any consequence.
8-9 03:26
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Smokindog Posted at 8-8 01:53
Well I've tried the iPhone 6 and it only functions in the most basic sense.  I'll probably return the drone to Costco.  It makes no sense to spend as much or more on a device to fly the drone as I did to buy the drone originally.
This is something I suggest DJI resolve moving forward.

You may want to try side-loading an older version of the Fly app onto your mobile device. A quick Google search will provide many possibilities for a host of neat APK side-loading options..May I suggest you also complete a thorough and deep-cleanse virus scan of your mobile device after side-loading the app and ensure all your personal (Tinder etc) and banking apps have the latest security updates installed to minimise risk of malware/data mining trojan infection. Best of luck and keep us updated as to how you get on.
8-9 04:12
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Smokindog
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Mini2 Flyr Posted at 8-9 04:12
You may want to try side-loading an older version of the Fly app onto your mobile device. A quick Google search will provide many possibilities for a host of neat APK side-loading options..May I suggest you also complete a thorough and deep-cleanse virus scan of your mobile device after side-loading the app and ensure all your personal (Tinder etc) and banking apps have the latest security updates installed to minimise risk of malware/data mining trojan infection. Best of luck and keep us updated as to how you get on.

THX, I've cleaned the iPhone 6 thoroughly and it's in great shape (battery still at 95% life per IOS).  No SIM, no nothing running on it other than the FLY app.  This seems to be a common issue as the only positive reports I've seen in multiple forums on using the iPhone 6 is in this this forum.  Most others report similar bad experiences.
Not sure I can sideload on IOS to get an older version nor do I think the older versions are compatible with the MINI 2.

As I said, I refuse to sideload ANYTHING on my daily driver.

THX!
8-9 05:00
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Smokindog
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As a last ditch effort before my return window closes I bought the Samsung A7 Lite as it too was on sale.  It worked and then it didn't and just when I was about to give up I found this video () about using a "generic" 64 bit Android 6+ tablet by putting it into developer mode and making some changes that seems to allow the the DJI app to function.

Well it appears to be working as a first level test.  I hope to spend some more time with it later this week.  In fact I also bought this tablet holder in anticipation of success
https://www.amazon.com/gp/produc ... 0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I don't mind spending $125 for a tablet to fly the drone and thus not risk my cell phone or other more expensive device.  Plus I could ensure that all my personal data was absent from access to apps, especially side loaded apps.

Fingers crossed.  I hope it's OK to post links like this in this forum.  If not I'll understand the delete.

10-4 14:49
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Smokindog Posted at 10-4 14:49
As a last ditch effort before my return window closes I bought the Samsung A7 Lite as it too was on sale.  It worked and then it didn't and just when I was about to give up I found this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUnVEuGzU3c) about using a "generic" 64 bit Android 6+ tablet by putting it into developer mode and making some changes that seems to allow the the DJI app to function.

Well it appears to be working as a first level test.  I hope to spend some more time with it later this week.  In fact I also bought this tablet holder in anticipation of success
hi, im considering this  Samsung Tab A7 Lite 8.7" and was wondering if your tablet is stil working for you to fly the drone?  i will be using it for flying the mini2 and the air2s.  Any information would be appreciated,  thank you
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