DJI Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S drones get new firmware update

Deepak Gupta January 19, 2022
Updated 2022/01/19 at 11:29 PM

THE DJI released a new firmware update for the DJI Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S which is causing doubts among some owners of the company’s drones. That’s because the manufacturer simply stated that this patch is only fixing problems, but without directly mentioning what those problems would be.

This is the company’s first firmware update of the year for the Mavic Air 2, the new update is bringing the version 01.01.07.10 of the aircraft system and updating the firmware of the remote controller to the version 04.11.00.32. In the patch notes the company only states that this patch is “fixing some bugs” and that, if an error occurs during the aircraft or control update, the user should just try again.

THE DJI Mavic Air 2S is also getting an update, with the drone now getting the new one firmware version 02.04.21.30 it’s the control version 04.12.00.55. The update notes contain the same words present in the air 2, with the new version only “fixing some bugs.”

Due to the lack of explanation of DJI in talking about the problems solved, some owners of the company’s aircraft were surprised by the update, with people reporting on the company’s product forums that the new firmware apparently did not bring any difference in the functioning of the models. The portal DroneXL states that it contacted the manufacturer to learn more about the update, the company has not yet responded.

As pointed out by DroneDJ, another thing that stands out is that this is the third firmware update for the models Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S that the main objective is to fix bugs and improve performance, without bringing any new features to the aircraft.

How to Update the Firmware of a DJI Drone

The drones of DJI like the Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S can be updated via the app DJI Fly and fur DJI Assistant 2. But, before starting to make any updates, the company asks that the aircraft have at least 40% battery.

Update via DJI Fly

To update a drone through the app is I need to turn on the drone and the remote control, that has to be connected to the aircraft. After that it’so keep the smartphone connected to a Wi-Fi network that the application DJI Fly will automatically fetch an update, if new firmware is available, it will be necessary for the user to choose the option ‘start update‘.

With this, the application will start the device update process, after it has completed, the drone will restart automatically.

Update via DJI Assistant 2

The update through DJI Assistant 2 is performed using a computer, with the drone connected to PC via USB cable. With the aircraft connected, it is necessary that the user log into your DJI account and choose the device to update. After that, just go to the “firmware update” in the left menu of the program, in this area will be displayed several firmware, it is recommended that the user always select the latest update and click on “To update”.

With this the software will start the device update process, after it has completed, the drone will restart automatically.

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Source: Drone DJ, DroneXl, DJI

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