The DJI Mavic 3 drone is getting a new firmware update with new features and some essential ones. The Mavic 3 was launched as a successor to the ageing Mavic 2 Pro. It seems DJI hurried the launch, as it restricted some of its features and promised to unlock it via a software update in 2022. That’s like selling a car and promising to enable its air conditioning unit and other creature comforts when it goes for its scheduled service after a couple of months. It definitely enraged buyers who had shelled out a hefty amount to get their hands on the Mavic 3 drone and were not able to use it to its full potential.
Now it seems that the folks over at DJI have burned the midnight oil to provide the update a month earlier than promised. The firmware v01.00.0400 along with the DJI Fly App v1.5.4 was released adding FocusTrack, MasterShots, and Hyperlapse features, which should have been there from day one. It gets an added benefit of shooting RAW only stills. The Mavic 3 Cine drone gets reduced noise while video recording in ProRes mode. The update enables you to adjust the EXP settings. The vibration of the aircraft arms in some scenarios has been reduced. It’s intriguing how the company achieved it via a software update. Furthermore, DJI has brought some improvements to the RTH (Return To Home) and obstacle avoidance features.
Talking about bug fixes, the colours have been optimised to achieve accurate output. USB connection to devices has also been improved. The remote control operation too had some bugs, which are now ironed out. The DJI Fly App has also received some fixes for overall stability.
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To update your DJI Mavic 3 to the latest build, you can head over to the DJI website and download the v1.5.4 version of the DJI Fly app. Then install the latest firmware v01.00.0400 to enjoy new features. You could also use the DJI Assistant 2 app for Mac/Windows to update your flying bug.
DJI Mavic 3 Via DJI Fly App: How to Update
- Make sure the drone’s battery level is above 20 percent.
- Power on the drone and its remote control and make sure they are paired.
- Allow internet access to the remote control to automatically check for updates.
- You should get the notification of the latest update. Tap on it to Update.
- Do not exit the app or switch off the drone while it’s updating.
- The Mavic 3 will restart once it has flashed the new firmware.
DJI Mavic 3 Using DJI Assistant App: How to Update
- Power on the Drone and make sure its battery level is above 20 percent.
- Connect the drone to your PC via a USB cable.
- Open the DJI Assistant 2 on your PC.
- Login to your DJI account by entering the credentials.
- Select the connected drone to update.
- Click on the Firmware update option.
- DJI Assistant will display the list of available firmwares.
- Navigate to the desired update and hit the ‘Upgrade’ option.
- Do not power off or disconnect anything during this process to avoid bricking your drone.
- The drone will restart automatically once the process is complete.
- Connect your remote control to your PC via the USB and follow the same steps to update it.
- Once done the remote control will restart automatically.