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Failed firmware upgrade - failed to initialize camera

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Dear fellow Yuneec drone users,

I tried to update the firmware of my Yuneec Typhoon H. It failed. Now I can not connect to the camera. I created a copy of the previous profile under model select. Did a new bind. It gets telemetry, but I get an error, that the camera cannot be initialized. When I go into system settings, I see the camera conneted. But I get a popup "Camera firmware is too old! Please upgrade it first.". When I go in the "About Controller" settings, I get Autopilot version: N/A, Gimbal Version: N/A, Camera Version: Vnull, RealSense Version: N/A. I tried to extract the camera firmware from the official files, but there are four files after extracting the TyphoonH_Ver3.04_E.bin and files.zzz : cgo3+gb_3.2.34_LC2_E_firmware_30234.bin, CGO3PLUS_V1.25_2016_9_13, TyphoonH_FC_V1.35_3_3_2017.yuneec and TyphoonH_Flow_V1.04_3_25_2016.yuneec. Is there a way to force the instillation to the parts? I can not do the OTA upgrade as I get "Upgrade failed, aircraft type cant be recieved" when I click update.

Thank you for your help!
 

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I tried to extract the camera firmware from the official files, but there are four files after extracting the TyphoonH_Ver3.04_E.bin and files.zzz : cgo3+gb_3.2.34_LC2_E_firmware_30234.bin, CGO3PLUS_V1.25_2016_9_13, TyphoonH_FC_V1.35_3_3_2017.yuneec and TyphoonH_Flow_V1.04_3_25_2016.yuneec. Is there a way to force the instillation to the parts?

@kulihrasek,
This response borrows from thoughts inspired by @Gadget and @AeroJ (See "CGO3+ Firmware update without useing a Typhoon")
I just used this version to upgrade a US version CGo3+ to EU version 3.2.34. The sequence I saw seemed a little different than described by AeroJ, but it did work. The sequence and method described below is not well proven. Also, I ran this method on a SteadyGrip instead of the drone. I do not yet know if it will work when powered by the drone (I will post the results after I try it on a Typhoon H). I would suggest using the normal method described on page 22 of the manual again at least once before using this method:

1.) Format an SD card.
2.) Rename "cgo3+gb_3.2.34_LC2_E_firmware_30234.bin" to "firmware.bin"
3.) Copy "firmware.Bin" to the SD Card.
4.) Put the SD card in the camera.
5.) Turn on the camera.

The update will start. It may flash red for a while, then go dark. Let it stay dark for a couple of minutes, then turn the camera off and back on. Allow at least 5 additional minutes for the update to complete, even if the camera looks normal with the green light flashing.

6.) Turn camera off.
7.) Remove SD card.
8.) Turn Camera back on.
9.) Bind the camera to the drone.

NOTE for other members:
@kulihrasek already had the file "cgo3+gb_3.2.34_LC2_E_firmware_30234.bin", so the instructions start at that point. More guidance will be provided later to explain where and how to obtain the file if you don't have it.
 
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@kulihrasek,
This response borrows from thoughts inspired by @Gadget and @AeroJ (See "CGO3+ Firmware update without useing a Typhoon")
I just used this version to upgrade a US version CGo3+ to EU version 3.2.34. The sequence I saw seemed a little different than described by AeroJ, but it did work. The sequence and method described below is not well proven. Also, I ran this method on a SteadyGrip instead of the drone. I do not yet know if it will work when powered by the drone (I will post the results after I try it on a Typhoon H). I would suggest using the normal method described on page 22 of the manual again at least once before using this method:

1.) Format an SD card.
2.) Rename "cgo3+gb_3.2.34_LC2_E_firmware_30234.bin" to "firmware.bin"
3.) Copy "firmware.Bin" to the SD Card.
4.) Put the SD card in the camera.
5.) Turn on the camera.

The update will start. It may flash red for a while, then go dark. Let it stay dark for a couple of minutes, then turn the camera off and back on. Allow at least 5 additional minutes for the update to complete, even if the camera looks normal with the green light flashing.

6.) Turn camera off.
7.) Remove SD card.
8.) Turn Camera back on.
9.) Bind the camera to the drone.


Thanks a lot!!! I will have some time to try on monday. The weather should be bad until then anyway.

I was hoping for something like this. I will let you know.

Have a nice day and thanks!
 

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