Mon. Jul 6th, 2020


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Video Drone – DJI Spark Issues With Battery Firmware Install and How To Deal With Them!

Please visit for more information on this and many other projects! As when I started this episode, the idea was to show a straight forward firmware upgrade however this turned into a nightmare upgrade as from my Android phone I simply could not get it to upgrade and switched to my iPhone 5s (this is not the first time I have seen this issue) however even with the iPhone I ran into issues so decided to share this just in case others run into this problem they know that they aren’t alone as this was very frustrating experience so I’ve made some notes below which I also share in the video:

1. iPhone (iOS) appears to work better than Andriod
2. WiFi works better then OTG (OTG just wouldn’t work for me in this case even though I have used OTG before)
3. If it sticks at 97% reboot the copter and see if it restarts on its own.
4. If number 3 does not work, try turning off the controller and back on (again using wifi not OTG)

Also if you have some more tips, please leave them below as all four of my batteries had similar issues.

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