Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Tip: Upgrade the controller without an SD reader.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Tony Perry, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Tony Perry

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    So I was going to update the firmware on my brand new P3P and I got the Phantom upgraded with no problem. I realized that I didn't have an SD card reader to use for upgrading the transmitter and the firmware that came on the transmitter didn't support upgrading via the app.

    It turns out that you can actually use the Phantom itself as an SD reader to upgrade the transmitter. Make sure the bin file is on the SD card, connect the Phantom and transmitter via the provided USB cable, power on the phantom and then power on the transmitter. I let it sit for a few seconds and the transmitter went into firmware upgrade mode. Walked away for a few minutes (so I wouldnt have to hear that **** beeping) and when I came back it was all done.
     
  2. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    25,233
    Likes Received:
    7,654
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA (US)
  3. Tony Perry

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Blah, sorry. Mods please delete this. I didnt see that :|
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Tip Upgrade controller Forum Date
Just upgraded from my P3S to P4P: looking for tips/advice General Discussion May 1, 2017
Phantom 4 Pro "Color, Style, LUTs and general setting" tips? (Help) Phantom 4 Pro Discussion Jul 14, 2017
Hong Kong flying/location tips? rooftop/park access? Phantom 4 Discussion Jul 3, 2017
Making multiple cuts of single video wih DJI GO editor (P3 Standard) Editing (Photo and Video) Jul 1, 2017
Multiple Bird Attacks! Protecting Their Territory VIDEO Photos and Video Jun 29, 2017