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imagesbyjas Posted at 2016-11-3 22:24
Mindy,

I inferred (maybe incorrectly) that item #2 on that list was across all RC versions or was ...

Hi Jay, item #2 is for all RC versions.
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I have Update Now. Want to see it 3.0
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kirk2579@aol.co Posted at 2016-10-25 23:49
as a test  try taking rc back to 1.6

let us know results if you do

all you did was go back to the previous version of the controller update?
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-10-28 09:25
Sorry for the late reply.
Your video is not available,could you please upload it again?

Here it is again - it works just fine on my original post.

how do i downgrade to the last firmware again?


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ok so i have downgraded the controller firmware and everything is working much better.   whew i could not fly with the firmware update and believe me i tried.  the only issue i have is that the main bar up top is say8ing that  i need to do a firmware update and i want to get that to stop scrolling in red across the screen - is there a way to do that?
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Dr. One Posted at 2016-11-4 07:37
ok so i have downgraded the controller firmware and everything is working much better.   whew i coul ...


great to hear

dropping to rc 1.6 seems to be the universal for the damage done by 1.8 upgrade

doesn't it suck to see a working unit get disable by a unneeded fix?

dji needs to kill the 1.8 update
recording at 2.7 is not as important as SEEING the STREAM...

good luck and have fun flying

no you just ignore it(update message) and all works fine
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Dr. One Posted at 2016-11-4 19:37
ok so i have downgraded the controller firmware and everything is working much better.   whew i coul ...

Dr. One...

Android device or IOS?  Just curious..  Seems to impact Android displays..
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kirk2579@aol.co Posted at 2016-11-4 22:18
great to hear

dropping to rc 1.6 seems to be the universal for the damage done by 1.8 upgrade

i spoke too soon - the downgrade to 1.6 made the wifi connection much much better but i could not take off without reuploading the 1.8 firmware - it kept saying magnetic interference.... so i downloaded it and then boom now it seems to be working really good.  alot better than ever before.  i will keep you all updated. but all i  did was downgrade to 1.6 then reupload the new 1.8 firmware update..   
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imagesbyjas Posted at 2016-11-5 01:26
Dr. One...

Android device or IOS?  Just curious..  Seems to impact Android displays..

strictly android here.
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Dr. One Posted at 2016-11-4 22:12
i spoke too soon - the downgrade to 1.6 made the wifi connection much much better but i could not  ...

I watch for that myself
in the past when that came up it usually meant I was near metal or something inducing interference.
moving it a few feet typically fixed  that..

good luck and have fun flying.

ill keep an eye on 1.8 and maybe try it in future again
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I am using an iPad Mini 2, and have not upgraded any firmare on the copter or the controller since i got the Phantom 4 in April this year. I never had any issues, and I always wait to see how these upgrades work befofe I do it myself. I have learnt the hard way with my old APM systems...
However, since I was caught with my pants down and forgot to switch off the iPads auto app update settings, I am now sitting with the latest DJI GO app. Now I am having bad live feed when i fly.
How do i get back to a previos version of this app?
I am not the most technical person, so if it is possible, I would like a step by step explanation on how to go back to previous versions of DJI GO-
I am not upgrading my copter nor the controller just yet. It works fine as is...
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Cedric Pieterse Posted at 2016-11-5 07:19
I am using an iPad Mini 2, and have not upgraded any firmare on the copter or the controller since i ...

Keep auto updates off, otherwise you become part of the B.B.T.T. (Brave Beta Tester Team).

There is a detailed video to downgrade the app; I had to do so myself to go from 2.8.2 to 2.8.1:
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yet another android dji app update, and i had a heck of a time getting the app come up the first time after tablet startup today...  it kept locking up and not responding.. but eventually, when it came up, it flew fine.... weird! NVidia k1 shied tablet with the latest firmware and the latest dji app.... Worked flawlessly for the most part till the last 2 or 3 Android app updates....

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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-10-16 20:27
You can use the DJI Assistant to check your version information.
Or you can enter the General sett ...

I took the P4 out for a flight yesterday and experienced weak transmission warnings and green/black choppy screens throughout the flight.  First time my P4 has ever done that.

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App 3.0.2
Aircraft version 0.1.02.0503
Remote Version 1.8.0
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tokenbrit Posted at 2016-11-6 23:19
I took the P4 out for a flight yesterday and experienced weak transmission warnings and green/blac ...

Please ensure you do not have any programs running in the background.
And had you turned on hardware decoding from DJI GO app?
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-11-6 22:30
Please ensure you do not have any programs running in the background.
And had you turned on hardwa ...

Yes, "enable hardware decoding" was set to on.
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tokenbrit Posted at 2016-11-7 23:38
Yes, "enable hardware decoding" was set to on.

Could you please record a video of the transmission issue?
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I had green screens today flying around .  

I flew the same areas I flew before?? The only difference was that today we had an unusually higher temperature; it went from 45 to 70 degrees.

I am also noticing that all my recent flights, even though my HD is set to Auto, the P4 is using only CH19.  *
Is this a new design?

* The ch# is in Litchilogs, and I flew about 60 hours and it stayed in CH19 throughout.  I had good signal in all  my flights, so CH19 seems to work fine in my area.

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3to 4 full seconds of lag with the new RC firmware
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turfmech Posted at 2016-11-11 19:17
3to 4 full seconds of lag with the new RC firmware

i have had that happen several times, but only when using the tablet - samsung galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition - which always worked fine since i bought my drone back when it came out.   so i switch the tablet out for my Note 4 and that takes care of the lag.  i don't know why it happens with just my tablet.

DJI, what is the reason for the reason for the lag of 3-4 seconds...why is this happening to only my tablet?  and why would it instantly work with my phone with out powering down the drone? , just swapping phone for tablet.   
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DJI Mindy where is the hardware decoding in the go-app can't find it on android app
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Ok Mindy can you please summarise what is needed to fix the transmission loss to the RC video.
Thank you
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DJI Mindy, can you please advise if DJI is going to release the improved 1.8 update for RC in order to solve the Video Transmission issue which works on Android devices as well? I had the same issue - weak video transmission with exactly the same symptoms as Dr. One has. But with no issues if my wife's iPhone S5 is used instead of my Samsung J5 (Android 6.0.1 / DJI GO 3.0.1 / Firmware 1.9.60).

By a way, on my (Android) devise there is no possibility to turn ON (or OFF) hardware decoding from DJI GO ap AND clear background were used (no programs running in the background) during the flight.

Therefore, I was forced to downgrade RC firmware to 1.6 and now have good video transmission and waiting for the further update for RC.
With best regards

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to be more precise - I have P3P with RC model GL300A. I tried my Samsung on the Phantom 4 with GL300B and didn't had the Video Transmission problems on it.
Therefore, it can be that Video Transmission issue happens on RC models GL300A only.
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-10-31 09:55
Thanks for your feedback.
Also have you update the DJI GO app to latest version?
And is the firmwa ...

Hello DJI-Mindy,

due to RW matters I was off for two weeks and am surprised that the RC FW v1.8 problem is still not solved. Many new threads about this subject came up and no solution yet?  
To answer your question: yes, DJI Go app and MC are on the latest version. I just rolled the RC back from v1.8 to v1.6 to make that bird usabale again.
Really annoying for every user to be urged by "Update required" warning messages to break a running system...
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AV1AT0R Posted at 2016-11-12 05:17
to be more precise - I have P3P with RC model GL300A. I tried my Samsung on the Phantom 4 with GL300 ...

I also noted that the gl300a may be ivolved more so than others.

I have the 300a and 1.8 hit me immediately

keep in mind they actually were targeting the gl300a with this update.
ill live without 2.7 recording vs not seeing the fpv....

also cant  help but think some HDMI modules are involved somehow.
They (rc with hdmi) seemed to be first with banding , maybe even prior to 1.8
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kirk2579@aol.co Posted at 2016-11-13 04:04
I also noted that the gl300a may be ivolved more so than others.

I have the 300a and 1.8 hit me i ...

Again, I'm thinking this is much more an Android issue.  I'm using a 300A with iPad Mini 2 and latest fw on AC, RC, and app..  no issues at all..

I did say earlier though that I was getting some issues until I changed the lightning cable, so I'd suggest at least giving that a try..  I had a cheaper Amazon one on at first and as soon as I switched it to the one DJI Ken said he used (short and doesn't interfere) everything was fine..  At least worth a try perhaps..
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Is this the same update that is in the New firmware update for Phantom 4 Thread because it has taken out my video feed almost completely but hey the SD Card records fine. I've been at this 4 days now had the thing for 2 and a half weeks with zero problems except for trying to connect my s5 for the first time and then DJI hands out an update that wipes out even flying unless your just going to fly it around an open field .. ever since i updated the firmware I can not fly safely.because there is NO FPV... Here is a Facebook live Video of one of my Flights today... https://www.facebook.com/Normn8o ... 3815646558882962154
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turfmech Posted at 2016-11-11 22:30
DJI Mindy where is the hardware decoding in the go-app can't find it on android app

Sorry for the late reply.
Hardware decoding is for IOS system. Android don't have this option.
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Timeline Images Posted at 2016-11-12 10:26
Ok Mindy can you please summarise what is needed to fix the transmission loss to the RC video.
Thank ...

Please make sure using the device which is in our recommended device list.
Enable hardware decoding for IOS system.
Ensure that you do not have any programs running in the background.
Enter transmission settings to check if there's interference around.
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-11-15 03:37
Please make sure using the device which is in our recommended device list.
Enable hardware decodin ...

Is this the same update that is in the New firmware update for Phantom 4 Thread because it has taken out my video feed almost completely but hey the SD Card records fine. I've been at this 4 days now had the thing for 2 and a half weeks with zero problems except for trying to connect my s5 for the first time and then DJI hands out an update that wipes out flying. It's unless your just going to fly it around an open field i guess .. ever since i updated the firmware I can not fly safely.because there is NO FPV... Here is a Facebook live Video of one of my Flights today... https://www.facebook.com/Normn8o ... 3815646558882962154
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Normn8or Posted at 2016-11-15 18:30
Is this the same update that is in the New firmware update for Phantom 4 Thread because it has take ...

New firmware update for Phantom 4 thread is the update for aircraft.
Did you check the channel in transmission settings if there's large signal interference around?
Have you tried to change another mobile device to fly?
We want to rule out if it's an issue with the aircraft or the mobile device.
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-11-15 04:47
New firmware update for Phantom 4 thread is the update for aircraft.
Did you check the channel in  ...

The bird was flying fine for 2 and a half weeks On my galaxy s5 till an update appeared then after the Update which said Update succeed my video feed is now useless. Period. Has nothing to do with the s5 it's a recommended device Bird flew fine before update and now it doesn't. Here is a Facebook live video i shot today I pretty much kept my mouth shut because i don't think DJI wants to know what I'm thinkin' i'm into this bird at 2000 dollars Plus. And all over a firmware update that seems to be more for the Mavic if anything So Enjoy the un-watchable video.  https://www.facebook.com/Normn8o ... 3815646558882962154
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Normn8or Posted at 2016-11-15 19:08
The bird was flying fine for 2 and a half weeks On my galaxy s5 till an update appeared then after ...

Have you tried to downgrade the firmware to see if the transmission issue persists or not?
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-11-15 05:32
Have you tried to downgrade the firmware to see if the transmission issue persists or not?

And how do you downgrade? The DJI  in app updater should be taking care of all this.!!!
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Maybe guys be a little more patient.

Maybe DJI is implementing my suggestion, which will transform the P4 into the "Range Champ" and "Superb video transmission Master"  so they may need a few more days.

Here is my original suggestion:

1. Please change the P4 firmware to allow us to set the streaming video to 4 mbps and Auto. Right now the Auto setting, which is the safest setting to fly, works only at the higher mbps rate. If we can set it to a lower rate, then many of the streaming video pixelation, as well as, streaming video range issue will go away.

2. Please improve the HD channel hoping. In hundreds of hours flying my P4, the channel hoped to another channel in flight only 3 times! And it did not hop in cases when I lost the HD signal. This should be a simple change for the developers.  Once the power level drops to some critical level, then they should keep changing the channel until the signal improves.   

2a) Please add the channel in your DJI GO logs.  I can only see the channel in litchi logs.  But the app does not control the channel once in flight; it is the P4 firmware.
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DJI Mindy
This is not an IOS issue. I use both the Apple Mini II and Sony android and they are both affected.
Please advise your tech's accordingly.
No external interference, no other excuses!
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Normn8or Posted at 2016-11-15 19:39
And how do you downgrade? The DJI  in app updater should be taking care of all this.!!!

You could downgrade the RC firmware by holding the academy-button in the DJI GO app.
Is the aircraft firmware version also up to date?
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Timeline Images Posted at 2016-11-16 12:40
DJI Mindy
This is not an IOS issue. I use both the Apple Mini II and Sony android and they are both  ...

Could you please record a video of the transmission issue?
Which phantom model you have?
The firmware up to date on both aircraft and RC, right?
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-11-16 07:16
Could you please record a video of the transmission issue?
Which phantom model you have?
The firmw ...

After almost three weeks a revised RC FW update is overdue. Flying with a downgraded RC on v1.6 with red alert "update required" is quite annoying, because updating to v1.8 would make the bird unusable (again).
Would be nice if DJI would fix the problem and release a new FW, soon.
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