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I did not find any great links. But this is what I did:

1) Updated the firmware of the P4P+ Remote Controller. I downloaded the latest firmware from DJI's web page DJI Phantom 4 Pro – Specs, Tutorials & Guides – DJI I unzipped the file, put it on a micro sd card, inserted the micro sd card and rebooted the controller. I now have firmware 01.04.01.00 on the controller

2) Went to DJI CrystalSky - Litchi and followed the intructions to install Amazon Appstore and subsequently Litchi from Amazon Appstore. Finally with right controller firmware this went smoothly

I also updated the firmware of the drone and the DJI Go app. I have not tested any of this yet as I just got it installed and the weather is bad here right now. But at least I got Litchi to install...
Awesome: I have two concerns , one being the lag so many people on amazon talk about and the second being that I run older firmware on the drone so this is helpful. Thank you.
 
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For what it is worth, I tried my first simple mission with Litchi and P4P+. Observations:

1) Multiple times I got "Signal lost" when the drone was on the ground a 5 meters away ?!

2) I tried to program a simple mission to take some photos at given intervals (about 15). It took one photo at the beginning and one at the end so not at all what my mission was set up to do.

3) Litchi stopped in the air after the last waypoint. I assume I have to add one extra waypoint to get to fly back to home automatically. Is this correct or or there a better way ?

These experiences do not exactly inspire confidence in the reliability of the Litchi / P4P+ combination but I will test more tomorrow. It would be great if anyone has some comments to the problems above.
 

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For what it is worth, I tried my first simple mission with Litchi and P4P+. Observations:

1) Multiple times I got "Signal lost" when the drone was on the ground a 5 meters away ?!

2) I tried to program a simple mission to take some photos at given intervals (about 15). It took one photo at the beginning and one at the end so not at all what my mission was set up to do.

3) Litchi stopped in the air after the last waypoint. I assume I have to add one extra waypoint to get to fly back to home automatically. Is this correct or or there a better way ?

These experiences do not exactly inspire confidence in the reliability of the Litchi / P4P+ combination but I will test more tomorrow. It would be great if anyone has some comments to the problems above.
I am in the middle of this Litchi School and on his very first Tutorial he talks about how to end the mission with a Hover or RTH or something else.

You can watch it for free or take the class, its pretty good and will allow me the jump start.

https://www.udemy.com/phantom-filmschool/?ranMID=39197&ranEAID=TnL5HPStwNw&ranSiteID=TnL5HPStwNw-5kUlWGlfxLzcQWjgzcsp4g&LSNPUBID=TnL5HPStwNw
 
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I am glad you got it working my version on the controller is v-0 1.0 3.0 6.00 updated July 18th 2018. In lychee you must tell it exactly what to do for every leg of its Journey. You can go to lychee on your PC in the mission Hub you login you can program the mission and see it on the Google Map you must specify at the end of the flat what you wanted to do such as land hover return home. I generally set a waypoint near the start point or where I will be standing at the time the mission ends that way is it gets near me I can watch it stop hover take control and manually land. Lychee is a good app you should have every confidence in it. The problem Lies when anyone has trouble is usually human error and they fly Beyond line-of-sight in panic and start doing crazy things.
 

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For what it is worth, I tried my first simple mission with Litchi and P4P+. Observations:

1) Multiple times I got "Signal lost" when the drone was on the ground a 5 meters away ?!

2) I tried to program a simple mission to take some photos at given intervals (about 15). It took one photo at the beginning and one at the end so not at all what my mission was set up to do.

3) Litchi stopped in the air after the last waypoint. I assume I have to add one extra waypoint to get to fly back to home automatically. Is this correct or or there a better way ?

These experiences do not exactly inspire confidence in the reliability of the Litchi / P4P+ combination but I will test more tomorrow. It would be great if anyone has some comments to the problems above.

Where are the Test did you do any ?
 
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I tested P4P+ and Litchi some more yesterday and things went well, most problems I had when I started turned out to be lack of knowledge on my part. Like having to set Straight lines in Path mode if I want photos at waypoints and adding a RTH action at the end. Th udemy.com course recommendation was an excellent idea, thanks PhantomWetSuits !
 

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I found the problem. Turns out I was not using the latest remote controller firmware 01.04.01, I was on 01.02.00.00. I tried to upgrade yesterday via DJI assistant but it must not have worked. I now updated via sd card and now I was able to install both Amazon Appstore and Litchi
Fantastic, I also want to thank you for giving me the missing piece of the puzzle to getting LITCHI installed on my Pro Plus contoller.

I am having 1 issue and that is the Battery is showing 0% on all my batteries , no updates are showing up for the battery firmware fix.

I am 1 step closer : Notice the Voltage is showing the correct values of the battery but not the Head Display, the same thing is now happening on the Pro Plus controller as well.

So any ideas keep me posted thank you.

I can still fly as it seem that it relies more on the voltage than the display.

This also may be do to the fact that i am using older firmware on the drone.

I may have to keep the app in the download and reinstall the older firmware on the controller.

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