- Dec 25, 2014
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Remove the .bin file from SD Card after firmware update or just leave it on?
This is what I was thinking, since when I received my P3 the SD Card didn't have a firmware update on the card and it was already at 1.1.8, so I'm guessing that it is not needed on the card and could/should probably be deleted after updating firmware.I deleted mine since if you keep it on it keeps trying to update the firmware and fails since you have the latest firmware installed. It also writes this message to the text file on your SD card.
I do likewise and keep the card in the carrying case with the Phantom. On my laptop is each update and the text file it generated when installed and also the version notes provided by DJI.I'm using the SD card that came w/ the bird solely for firmware updates.
This snippet is from the .pdf file from DJI for updating firmware:Wonder why DJI has not stated anything about this.....
Upgrade package file... this would be the zip file and the P3 well ignore this file. It's not the bin file. If the bin file is left in the root of the SD card the P3 will attempt to update each time it's turned on.This snippet is from the .pdf file from DJI for updating firmware:
Updating Intelligent Flight Battery Firmware
The Intelligent Flight Battery is upgraded during the aircraft firmware upgrade process. It is recommended to keep the upgrade package files in your SD card. The upgrade will start automatically after power cycling the aircraft.
That certainly sounds to me like - when you get a new battery, the firmware update must be "applied" to the new battery.
I've kept the latest firmware update on my SD card - just the .bin file and nothing else. Guess we won't know for sure what really happens until someone gets more batteries!