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ADVISE PLEASE

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#1
Hi all first off I haven’t flown my mp in about 4 months I charged all batteries tonight for a flight tomorrow. I was going to have a flight tonight to check why my gutters are leaking but I’m to close to prestwick airport:(. When I turned the drone on and connected it up the only update was for NFZ I would have thought there would have been a firmware update but couldn’t find anything, is there a way to check manually for updates? And how do I do it? The last firmware updat was last December 2017

Any help would be very much appreciated

Cheers
 

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If you are not required to update, don't, including the NFZ. Updates sometimes turn a flying Mavic into a door stop. First see what the update offers that you do not have. Then you can decide whether the update is worth the risk. I have not updated in over a year.
 

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If you are not required to update, don't, including the NFZ. Updates sometimes turn a flying Mavic into a door stop. First see what the update offers that you do not have. Then you can decide whether the update is worth the risk. I have not updated in over a year.
Well, There has been claims that Firmware updates ruin things. BUT it never effects everyone. So that is suspect.
If there is a required update needed, dont worry, the Mavic or device will let you know.!
 

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Well, There has been claims that Firmware updates ruin things. BUT it never effects everyone. So that is suspect...
You are absolutely right. I am sure the vast majority of users are running the latest updates without problems. Because it happened to me and others, I am just saying that there is a possibility that an update can make a working setup unusable so you should first see what you stand to gain before you update.
 
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You are absolutely right. I am sure the vast majority of users are running the latest updates without problems. Because it happened to me and others, I am just saying that there is a possibility that an update can make a working setup unusable so you should first see what you stand to gain before you update.
So what happens if it becomes unusable then will dji fix the issue?
 

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So what happens if it becomes unusable then will dji fix the issue?
No. DJI caused the issue. The normal procedure is to delete and reinstall Go 4 and if that does not work then delete and install an older Go 4 version.

In my case my MP flew without problems one day and the next the video display was so pixelated it was unusable. Turned out that Go 4 updated automatically and the new version would not work with my tablet. I used Dumldore to install a version that worked, turned off auto-updates, fly in airplane mode, and it has worked since.
 

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I don't want to turn this into an update or not thread, but I updated once (it took an hour) and that was enough for me. I don't even use Go4 anymore. I'm still on 1.0400 which works just fine and I can still roll back further easily enough if I want control of more settings. That being said, if you are going to update, the worst time to do it is right before you want to fly.
 
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