Topic: How to reinstall firmware
I've been reading a lot of post about the firmware update not working and causing ARDrones to go wrong.
I thought I would write a quick guide that should help.
The ARDrone will check what firmware version it has and not let you reinstall the same or lower version, Even if the firmware upgrade went wrong.
You can trick the ARDrone into reinstalling the firmware by editing two files on the ARDrone via telnet.
Download putty from here http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/lat … /putty.exe
Connect the battery to the ARDrone and wait for the green LEDs as normal.
Press the “unpair” button on the bottom of the ARDrone.
Connect to the ARDrones wireless ad-hoc network on your Windows computer.
Enter “192.168.1.1” in the box labeled “Host Name (or IP adress)”.
Under “Protocol” select “Telnet”.
Click “Open” and you should get a terminal window open up.
Enter “cat update/version.txt firmware/version.txt”.
It should show
Enter “echo 1.0.3 > update/version.txt” and “echo 1.0.3 > firmware/version.txt”
Again enter “cat update/version.txt firmware/version.txt”.
It should now show
You can now reinstall the firmware via the ftp method or reconnect using a iphone and it should reinstall it when launching the free flight app.
Hope this helps