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Before your first flight, we recommend that you update to the latest firmware.


To perform a firmware update on your X-Star drone:

Step 1 Ensure the aircraft battery and remote controller are fully charged. If the battery holds less than a 50% charge, the update may not be able to complete.

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Step 2 Power down the remote controller and aircraft.

Step 3 Download the firmware update from our support site.

Step 4 Insert the provided microSD card into a microSD Card Reader (not provided), and plug it into your computer.

Step 5 Copy the firmware file to the root directory on the microSD card.

Copy File to SD Card

Step 6 
Insert the microSD card into the camera.


Insert SD Card Into Camera

Step 7 Power on the remote controller and then the aircraft.


Power On the Remote ControllerPower On The Aircraft

Step 8 
Watch the LCD display on the remote controller, and wait for the remote controller to connect to the aircraft. 

Remote Controller LCD Connected

Step 9 Watch the LCD on the remote controller to see the file begin unpacking (which takes 30 to 60 seconds). If unpacking fails, delete the update file from the microSD card and start again at Step 1.

X-Star Remote Controller LCD

Step 10 Periodically check the LCD to monitor each component being updated. The update may take up to 30 minutes to complete.

Step 11
After the LCD indicates that each update was successful, power off the aircraft and the remote controller to complete the update. Power back on and you are ready to fly.

Remote Control LCD Upgrading

If any part of the update fails, power off the aircraft and remote controller and follow the instructions below.

Remote Control LCD Upgrade Failed

To retry a firmware update after a failure:

Step 1 Power off the aircraft and remote controller. 

Step 2 Remove the microSD card from the camera.

Step 3 Insert the microSD card into the microSD card reader, and plug the card reader into your computer. 

Step 4 On your computer, open the folder for the microSD card reader and locate the update file you previously copied into the root directory.

Step 5 Rename the update file by right-clicking it and selecting Rename.

Rename the Firmware Update File - Remove -old

Step 6 Highlight the "-old" section of the file name, press the delete key, and then press the Enter key.
Rename Firmware Update File
Step 7 A warning will appear. Click Yes to confirm the name change.

Confirm File Change - Click Yes

Step 8 After the file has been renamed, return to Step 4 in the previous section and proceed as directed.

If the firmware update repeatedly fails, please contact our customer support department.