*UPDATE: New Assistant 3.8 appears to have fixed this issue…* Reports are coming in that an unknown percentage of smart batteries are being bricked by the new battery firmware update. If yours have updated fine already, great! If you haven’t done so you might want to wait for a bit. If you have a bricked battery then I’m trying to get hold of info from DJI on a fix (if any) and will report as soon as I know.
My understanding is that the battery firmware itself is fine, so no worries if you have successfully updated, but the update process itself is failing in a terminal way for some.
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