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This article was published on February 6, 2015


    Drone maker DJI asks users to roll back safety update

    Drone maker DJI asks users to roll back safety update
    Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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    DJI has asked users of its Phantom 2 range of drones to roll back a firmware update to an earlier version owing to “a small number of reported issues” with the software.

    The company’s recent software updates added safety features including GPS-based geofencing to prevent the drones from flying into sensitive and restricted areas like airports, the White House and national borders in the US.

    DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision and Phantom 2 Vision + owners are being urged to roll back their drone firmware from version 3.10 to version 3.08 to avoid issues while operating their drones.

    The affected drone models are geared towards professional and enthusiast operators and are capable of carrying cameras, like those from GoPro, to capture aerial footage.

    Important Notice Regarding Phantom 2 Firmware v3.10 [DJI via Engadget]

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