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How to Update Phantom 4 Firmware

The DJI Phantom 4 is the basic model of the Phantom 4 drone series. The P4 is no longer manufactured by DJI as of April 30, 2017, so we HIGHLY recommend upgrading to the new DJI Mavic Pro which starts at $749.





DJI PHANTOM 4 Advanced/+


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Phantom 4 firmware updates keep your aircraft working at its best. It's important to remember that the Phantom 4 quadcopter is an advanced Unmanned Aerial System with software that's constantly evolving. Those updates correct problems or even add new features, such as improving the Phantom 4 camera accuracy and improving download times. DJI pilots can download and install firmware updates through DJI Assistant 2 on their home computer and DJI Go on their mobile device. Be sure to check out our Phantom 4 Pro Firmware Update and DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Firmware Update pages to learn about those models!

Plus, be sure to check out all of the phenomenal DJI Phantom 4 Accessories such as the THOR supercharger, remote controller sunshade, and the ever popular Phantom 4 L Series Lens filters

Download DJI Assistant 2 to get for latest firmware here:


The v1.1.301 firmware update does:

  • Improved security encryption
  • Better takeoff logic
  • Corrects system/battery compatibility errors
  • Quicker video and photo downloads
  • Full Release Notes here

The v1.0.0288 firmware update does:

  • Faster media downloads
  • Better control in TapFly Mode
  • Better object recognition
  • Smart RTH mid-flight shutdown
  • Full Release Notes here


Before you begin, make sure:

  • Your versions of DJI Go and Assistant 2 are up-to-date
  • You have a DJI account
  • Your mobile device and personal computer have Internet access
  • Your Phantom 4 is fully charged, as updates take about 15 min.


How to Update:

Phantom 4 Firmware Update

Step 1:

Connect your Phantom 4 to your PC with a USB/micro-USB cable. The micro-USB end goes into the rear of the Phantom 4. The USB end goes into the PC.


Phantom 4 Firmware Update

Step 2:

Launch DJI Assistant 2 on your PC. Login to your DJI account.


Phantom 4 Firmware Update

Step 3:

After you log in, click on Phantom 4.


Phantom 4 Firmware Update

Step 4:

You will see a list of updates for the Phantom 4. Click Upgrade to download an update.


Phantom 4 Firmware Update

Step 5:

Click Start Upgrade. The firmware will download and then automatically install the upgrade. Your Phantom may beep, flash its lights, reboot, or move it gimbal during this time. It’s normal.


Phantom 4 Firmware Update

Step 6:

Reboot your Phantom 4.


Step 7:

Calibrate your IMU with DJI Go on your mobile device. Check your settings afterward and make sure they’re correct.


Voila! Your Phantom 4 is up-to-date!

Stay connected with Drone World for all the latest drone products, news, and other resources. Drone World is the Web's top DJI dealer and seller of the Phantom 4 drone. Our Phantom 4 bundle and Phantom 4 accessories are industry bestsellers that set the bar. We offer premium P4 items at great prices, including Phantom 4 batteries, Phantom 4 cases & backpacks, and even Phantom 4 upgrades, as with our Phantom 4 Range Extender, sold exclusively with our Phantom 4 Executive Kit. You can also find more information on the Phantom 4 through our Information Guide.


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