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Update Parrot Mambo Software - Detailed

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Update Parrot Mambo Software - Detailed

Post by xxxCBxxx » 10 Mar 2018, 18:35

Took some time to find the right article to follow the software update sequence, so pasting it here in hopes this information gets pushed to the top of the major search engines.

Via computer/USB

1. Power on the Parrot Mambo and wait until the lights (eyes) turn green.

2. Connect the drone to your computer using a USB/micro-USB cable (provided). >Wait until the drone's “right-eye” light is a steady green

3. Go to Parrot Mambo’s support page at https://community.parrot.com/t5/Mambo-K ... /Mambo@tkb.

4. At the Parrot Mambo support page, you may click either Software update (under DOWNLOADS) or Update v.xxx to download the

5. When download dialogue box opens, check Save file, then click OK to download the update file.

6. Following the download, click the blue arrow on the browser window , then click the folder icon to access the file.

7. While the MiniDrone is powered on, double click on Parrot_Mini to open it.
Note: if MiniDrone is off, press the ON/OFF button to turn it back on and wait for your computer to recognize it.

8. Drag the update file into the open area ( the root of the drone) of Parrot_Mini.

>Parrot Mambo's lights will flash while the update file is being transferred.
>Once the transfer is complete, the right-eye light remains green, and the left-eye orange.

6. Safely disconnect and remove the Parrot Mambo from your computer.

>Installation begins. The lights alternately flash orange with increasing rapidity. Do not remove the battery while the update installation is in progress.

7. The installation is complete when the lights turn green.

Using FreeFlight Mini This is slow and only should be used if you do not have access to a PC.
To update the firmware, do the following:
1. Press the On/Off button on the Parrot Mambo to turn it on.

2. Open FreeFlight Mini app and tap Mambo_xxxxxx.

3. Parrot Mambo's information page opens.

Tap Check for updates to update Parrot Mambo's firmware.
Or, tap > Check for updates. Update begins automatically.

https://community.parrot.com/t5/Mambo-K ... a-p/153647

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Re: Update Parrot Mambo Software - Detailed

Post by Edthesnake » 03 Jan 2019, 23:10

Many thanks for this. I can't tell you how much pain this saved.

We were having complete melt down trying to get the drone connected to use the FPV goggle/phone system and it was just not having it. So I had written the email to send it back, but thought I would give Mr Google another try and found this.

I looked through Parrot's website to find these firmware updates and it was not obvious how to get there at all. I have since found them as I knew the page I was looking for (so well done for finding it on Parrot's clunky website).

Also, the instructions to just drag and drop the update file was a relief to find.

Cheers, :D

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Re: Update Parrot Mambo Software - Detailed

Post by Dirk_ANAFI » 04 Jan 2019, 07:41

But be VERY CAREFUL with this older description:

A) the firmware files on the Parrot support page are WRONG FILES for Mambo!

B) with the newest FreeFlight Mini version the described "USB method" to update the firmware is no longer necessary, because the update is always done with this app. In consequence there is no permanent link to the actual firmware file any more.

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