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The update smart controller users have been waiting for is here, and I'm excited to finally fly my Mavic Air 2 with my smart controller.
After receiving a few messages about update frustrations from community members, I was optimistic that my update experience would be better, and overall it was filled with frustration. Hopefully I'll be able to save you guys some time and help you update your Smart Controller with ease.
Starting off with some common errors, you can't update the Smart Controller only using the device for the update.
If your Smart Controller isn't recognized by the software, it could be because you have a slow USB-C Cable, make sure you're using a fast USB-C Cable.
Make sure the "Share DJI Settings" are enabled from the settings menu. These need to be enabled to allow the firmware to be updated
Check your DJI GO 4 cache settings. The cache may be full and need to be cleared. If you haven't adjusted your cache settings this shouldn't be a problem. If you've tried to update your DJI Smart Controller firmware on the device itself and wasn't able to do so, make sure to clear your firmware files from the Smart Controller. If all else fails, factory resetting the device will remove all of the lingering files you're unable to remove. Make sure to back up your files if you have any data on your Smart Controller first though!
Tap the power button once to silence the beeps and keep the controller on. Don't long-press it or it will turn off. The "updating" process takes a while in the DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic software. I have fast fiber internet and it still took a while to download and update!
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