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I dropped my phone. What other displays can I use?
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Lake Dude
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I have been flying a Mavic Pro for ~3 yrs now. It's been great up until this past week when I dropped my phone and it won't work anymore. My wife gave me an old Ipad Mini to use but the DJI Go software isn't compatible with it so it looks like I'll need to buy something new!  
I was think about getting another phone but perhaps there are larger easier to see displays. What are you using for yours? What do you recommend or what would you buy if you were in my shoes? BTW my controller is the model GL200A.
10-8 17:24
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UKMoose
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Hi, I use a huawei mediapad m3 lite with my original Mavic Pro, absolutely no problems whatsoever, also I have an old Sony Z5, again no problems, and lastly I bought a
Ulefone Note 9P SIM Free Smartphone, 4GB+64GB, Android 10 Octa-core Processor, cheap but no problems in over a year ago, and also runs the go 4 app perfectly.
10-8 21:12
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Labroides
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If it's an iPad mini 4 or later, it should work with DJI Go.

Otherwise get some ideas from here:
https://www.phantomhelp.com/tips/best-tabletsphones-for-dji-go.18
10-8 22:04
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DJI Paladin
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Hi there. Thank you for reaching out and we're deeply sorry for what happened to your mobile device. We strongly suggest using a compatible mobile device when using the DJI Go 4 app to avoid connectivity issues. You may refer to the link below for your reference. Thank you for your valued support.  

https://www.dji.com/downloads/djiapp/dji-go-4
10-8 22:24
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KenDuke
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I use a Ipad Mini 4 and it works perfect!
10-9 04:48
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Micato
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I still use Nvidia Shield K1 and Ipad mini 2 for backup. Oldie but goldie still in 2021. Dedicated only for flying DJIgo4.
10-9 10:41
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houdini
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Sorry to hear that you dropped your phone.

I have been using the Mini4 from the very beginning  flying the Mavic Pro. It is a 128GB Wi-Fi only and is dedicated just to the MP. Been going on 5 years now and it still works great and the display looks great also.

I see that one can get a used one on Ebay anywhere from $100 to $200 and new ones for about $350.

Hope you find a replacement soon for your phone.

10-9 11:05
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Lake Dude
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houdini Posted at 10-9 11:05
Sorry to hear that you dropped your phone.

I have been using the Mini4 from the very beginning  flying the Mavic Pro. It is a 128GB Wi-Fi only and is dedicated just to the MP. Been going on 5 years now and it still works great and the display looks great also.

I already have a replacement for my phone, however my search is for a decent not too expensive phone or mini pad to be dedicated for the drone software. My requirements are that it has to be wireless net working, GPS capable, and somewhere between 7.5" and 5" long.
10-9 11:53
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SH59
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I also use an iPad mini 4, and it works great as a dedicated device. I like having the larger screen over the small phone screen. Easier to see as I get "older".
10-10 06:09
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houdini
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Glad you found a replacement fot the phone.
Here is a photo of my Mini4 and controller.


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10-10 08:21
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Lake Dude
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houdini Posted at 10-10 08:21
Glad you found a replacement fot the phone.
Here is a photo of my Mini4 and controller.

It really sucks that the mini Ipad I have won't work. It fits perfectly in the holder. The problem is that Apple no longer supports the operating system and won't let me upgrade the IOS.

If I could get this to upgrade from the current IOS 9.3.5S to a minimum of IOS 10 I'd be all set!
10-10 09:09
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B1houdini
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Lake Dude Posted at 10-10 09:09
It really sucks that the mini Ipad I have won't work. It fits perfectly in the holder. The problem is that Apple no longer supports the operating system and won't let me upgrade the IOS.

If I could get this to upgrade from the current IOS 9.3.5S to a minimum of IOS 10 I'd be all set!

I know what you mean about the Apple upgrade. My other Ipad has an IOS 9.3.6 and Apple says it won't upgrade due to hardware incompatibility. Hopefully the Mini4 will always work with the DJI GO4 App.

Good luck in finding something that works for you.

10-10 11:34
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ken1403
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Lake Dude Posted at 10-10 09:09
It really sucks that the mini Ipad I have won't work. It fits perfectly in the holder. The problem is that Apple no longer supports the operating system and won't let me upgrade the IOS.

If I could get this to upgrade from the current IOS 9.3.5S to a minimum of IOS 10 I'd be all set!

that must be a mini 1st gen. That is the only one that will not work.
10-28 16:52
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AG0N-Gary
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Lake Dude Posted at 10-9 11:53
I already have a replacement for my phone, however my search is for a decent not too expensive phone or mini pad to be dedicated for the drone software. My requirements are that it has to be wireless net working, GPS capable, and somewhere between 7.5" and 5" long.

When FLY software grew too large to work on my original iPad Mini, I replaced it with the Mini 4. I'm not sure of the dimensions, but I have run the Mini 4 for years and it works fine.  Even fits (barely) between the device mounting arms on the controller when I remove my JETech cover.  
10-28 18:48
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Lake Dude
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OK so I bought a Winnova M8 tablet brand new. I loaded up the DJI GO4 App and it starts right up when I start the controller. However it will not connect to the aircraft when I start that up.

I've tried different combinations of starting order but it will just not connect. I went back to trying my phone and everything connects just fine as it should. Any ideas on how to fix this?
One thing I do notice is the new tablet had to be connected via the port in the bottom of the controller vs the stock one on the side as the port on the tablet is on the opposite side. Do you think that might have something to do with it?
10-29 04:14
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