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Mavic Air 2 firmware update released by DJI – v01.00.0130

Today, DJI released what seems to be a small firmware update for the Mavic Air 2. The firmware update seems to only focus on two improvements or fixes. The first one is that apparently video was abnormal when recorded to the aircraft and the second one optimizes the return-to-home function of the drone. This is firmware version: v01.00.0130

Details on the Mavic Air 2 firmware update

Mavic Air 2 Release Notes

  • Date: 2020.05.09
  • Aircraft Firmware: v01.00.0130
  • Remote Controller: v01.00.0108
  • DJI Fly App iOS: v1.1.0
  • DJI Fly App Android: v1.1.0

What’s New?

  • Fixed occasional issue: video was abnormal when recorded to aircraft.
  • Optimized Smart RTH.


  • If the update fails, restart aircraft, remote controller, and DJI Fly or DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic, and retry.

You can review the release notes of this latest firmware update for the DJI Mavic Air 2 here.

About the DJI Mavic Air 2

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is DJI’s latest drone and fits right in between the DJI Mavic Mini and the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom drones. For $799 the Mavic Air 2 offers most of what the much more expensive Mavic 2 drones offer, although it falls short in some key areas such as low-light performance. For most drone pilots though, the Mavic Air 2 might just hit the sweet spot with its improved OcuSync 2.0 that makes for a foolproof video transmission signal between the drone and the remote controller. DJI calls the Mavic Air 2 the smartest drone it has ever made. The unmanned aircraft features DJI’s AirSense technology that includes ADS-B In to warn you about any manned aircraft that might be close to where you are flying your drone.

Did you order a DJI Mavic Air 2? If so, let me know what you think after you have had a chance to fly this drone yourself. Any thoughts good or bad, please insert them in the comments below.

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Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews. Haye is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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