How to downgrade DJI Phantom 4 Pro Firmware - The Drone Trainer

If you’ve ever updated your drone only to find out that you don’t like the newest firmware, there is some good news! I’m going to show you how to downgrade the firmware of your DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone.

UPDATE: 2018/04/30 – We’ve come across a new way to downgrade your DJI firmware, and also get a LOT more out of your drone. This not only applies to the Phantom 4 Pro, but also the Phantom 4, Inspire 2, Mavic and Spark!

You can watch the video above where I walk you through the steps to download the software, and then downgrade your firmware, or you can go through the following tutorial:

1. Navigate to the downloads section at the DJI Phantom 4 Pro page.

2. Download and install the DJI Assistant 2 software for either Windows or Mac.

3. Open up DJI Assistant 2, and log-in using your DJI account information.

4. Connect your drone to your computer with the supplied USB cable.

5. Double click on your drone in the connected devices list.

6. Select the firmware that you’d like to downgrade to from the list.

Why would you want to downgrade your firmware? There are plenty of reasons, but the most common are if you’re not happy with how your drone is performing in flight, or if it’s not compatible with your 3rd party apps such as Litchi or AutoPilot. I hope this helps for those of you that are looking to downgrade DJI Phantom 4 firmware. If you have any questions about the firmware downgrade process, please don’t hesitate to ask us, or leave a comment below.

Now that you’ve downgraded your firmware, get back out there and fly the doors off your shiny P4P! Be sure to log those flights, and utilize our pre-flight checklist for safe flight every time!


    1. Hi Matthew, thank you for your comment. Depending on the wording of your policy this may be true, but we haven’t seen it with ours. I think the bigger thing to consider from both the operator and insurance stand point is, are you operating with tried and true firmware that will allow for the safest operation of your aircraft? I’m not suggesting to downgrade just to downgrade, but if your aircraft and operations will become safer then it should be a valid choice to make.

      Does your policy state that you must be operating on the bleeding edge of firmware?

  1. I am trying to downgrade Phantom4 Pro firmware with DJI Assistant2 but it is shoiwng only current version, not upgrade neither downgrade version. pl tell what to do?I have done everything according to ur instructions. Everything is visible there but no different versions.

    1. Hi Singh, unfortunately I think you’re at the mercy of DJI with this one, as the periodically remove older firmware from the list. There might be a way to locate and apply older firmware via the SD card, using this technique. Can you give that a shot and let me know how it goes?

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