FAQ

If you have issues with your drone showing up in the Software please follow this steps:

1.) Download DJI Assistant from the DJI website and install it
2.) Reboot your computer
3.) Start DJI Assistant and make sure it can connect to your drone
4.) Close DJI Assistant and start Drone-Hacks

If you still have issues please contact our support at: https://support.drone-hacks.com

No.  Custom modified apps are a crude way or performing mods and have long since fallen out of fashion since versions of DJI Go4 for the last 2 years, and all versions of DJI Fly have been encrypted.  This means any custom app wouldn’t be able to support any new drones.  All Drone-Hacks modifications are performed directly on either the Drone or the Remote Control and need no special apps to fly with them enabled!

Simply download Drone-Hacks and try rolling back your firmware.  If this works, you may now be on a more hack-able firmware.  DH does test new firmware whenever it is released and our Birdmap is constantly updated when new firmware is released.

FCC mode works on all RCs. Boost mode does not work as well on the Smart Controller as compared to the stock RC.

FCC Mode up tp 0.9w – Just click the Enable FCC Mode button on the “FCC / Signal Boost” page. This will put the bird into FCC mode only.

Boost Mode up to 1.5-1.8w – Click this to enable FCC mode with boost, meaning higher RC output than just FCC mode.

Mavic Mini Boost – This will enable boost mode on Mavic Mini (there is no FCC hack for CE mini, only Boost mode!). For the Mavic Mini there is no specific Watt values, Boost will just power up your Remote Controller.  Due to different hardware designs the results for boost mode will be different on CE and FCC models. Boost mode will in general give you 0-500 meter more range in dependency of your flying environment. In cities with a lot of Wifi pollution you will see less differences as compared to the countryside.

If you are running DJI Fly older than 1.1.6, then the drone/app will tell you every time you start it that it needs to “reboot to comply to local laws”. Do not panic! This is a good sign! This means the Remote Controller is telling the Aircraft to restart in the same mode as the Remote Controller. This means the hack works. The drone will not “remember” the boost mode after it is restarted, and will tell you the same message again after a reboot of the drone and a connection to the remote controller.  This is completely normal.

If you are running DJI Fly 1.1.6 or newer, this prompt has been removed by DJI. You may see a small camera glitch/flash, this is the drone doing a brief reboot which does the same thing as tapping OK on the pop-up message used to trigger.

Tests showed that boost mode on the mavic mini will currently NOT give you as much power as if you use fakeGPS before every flight, we are working hard to see if it is possible to reach the same power levels persistent without the fakeGPS trick.

To cancel everything and return to stock settings, simply select Stock Mode in Drone-Hacks.

All the drones for which we release this patch are designed to use this mode without issues.  The patch simply turns it on.

Yes and no.

Mavic 2 Series – If you have the controller RC1A both hacks will also enable 5.8G channels, if you have the RC1B model of the controller the channels cannot be activated due to hardware design. Best would be if you try to get an RC1A controller from ebay or similar.

 

Mavic Mini – The Mavic Mini has different hardware in FCC and CE countries, thus in both countries we can only activate the boost mode! Boost mode will in general give you 0-500 meter more range in dependency of your flying environment.  In cities with a lot of Wifi pollution you will see less differences as compared to the countryside.
5.8G will not be enabled by default with DH boost mode, but there is a trick to have it enabled and it will be enabled persistent.

  1. This will only work on an older version of DJI Fly, so use 1.0.6
  2. Use fakeGPS and set your country to an unrestricted country (USA)
  3. Now enable boost mode,  and after it is enabled restart the controller
    –> Now you will have boost mode and 5.8G enabled!
  4. You can now update the DJI Fly to the newest version, keeping your changes.

If you are running DJI Fly older than 1.1.6, then the drone/app will tell you every time you start it that it needs to “reboot to comply to local laws”. Do not panic! This is a good sign! This means the Remote Controller is telling the Aircraft to restart in the same mode as the Remote Controller. This means the hack works. The drone will not “remember” the boost mode after it is restarted, and will tell you the same message again after a reboot of the drone and a connection to the remote controller.  This is completely normal.

If you are running DJI Fly 1.1.6 or newer, this prompt has been removed by DJI. You may see a small camera glitch/flash, this is the drone doing a brief reboot which does the same thing as tapping OK on the pop-up message used to trigger.

However: Tests showed that boost mode on the mavic mini will currently NOT give you as much power as if you use fakeGPS before every flight, we are working hard to see if it is possible to reach the same power levels persistent without the fakeGPS trick.

 

Full details on what drones, firmware versions and Hacks we support is available on our Birdmap.  Please check our BirdMap which includes detailed info on this before your purchase.  Drone-Hacks Birdmap

If you apply any NFZ modifications, always make sure you start up in this order:

– Power on drone
– Power on the Remote Control & connect to your drone
– Connect your phone/tablet to the controller and start DJI G04/DJI Fly

This specific startup order is important as it prevents the DJI GO/Fly app from overriding the NFZ patch and using the NFZ data present in the app

We recommend that you do not update beyond firmware shown on our BirdMap, but if in doubt send us a support ticket with your specifics such as your drones firmware version and DJI Go/DJI Fly App Version and we will be able to tell you what, if anything, we can do.

This depends on your current firmware version, but as a general rule, that is one of the most important features of Drone-Hacks.

We make it possible to downgrade to the firmware versions prior to your current firmware version, even if the older firmware is no longer available in DJI Assistant or if DJI has taken other measures to prevent you from downgrading.

All of the mods Drone-Hacks can perform are software based. There is no need to open up your drone and risk any hardware damage.

Drone-Hacks was written from the ground up to support the most popular Operating Systems on the market.

This includes Windows, Mac and Linux (GUI based versions only).

Everything Drone-Hacks does are drone side settings and as such it doesn’t matter if you fly with Litchi, Drone Deploy or any other app, it will work just fine.

If you still want some reassurance, please send us a support ticket and we will provide you guidance on your specific situation.

Your Drone-Hacks license key is permanently tied to the serial number of your drone and is clearly shown when you initially activate a key to a drone.

This means that if your drone is replaced by DJI, or you purchase a new one, then Drone-Hacks sees it as a new drone and will ask you to activate.

 

We have two rules in this instance:

Drone Replaced By DJI For Free under Warranty/DJI Care: Please send us a message in support with proof the repair/exchange was done for free, by DJI. We will then cancel your old Drone-Hacks license and issue you a new one to activate against the replacement drone.

You Purchased Your Own Replacement Drone: As sorry as we are for the loss of your drone, you will have to buy a new Drone-Hacks license key.  We simply do not have the ability to assess the merits of every individual case and as such we have to employ this rule to be fair to all customers.  This also prevents eBay sellers selling custom modified drones for a hike in price and then claiming to Drone-Hacks that their drone crashed and they need a new key.