Autel Evo 2 firmware and app updates

A thread to discuss Autel Evo 2 firmware releases and app updates.

Firmware v2.1.0 released on 23/04/20


Release Notes:

New Features:

  1. Remote Control compatibility update to support EVO I and EVO II operation
  2. Supported the visual auto-calibration and added reminder when the visual works abnormal

Bug Fixes and Optimizations:

  1. Optimized EVO II 8K and AF function
  2. Fixed gimbal vibration issue when it faces down during the boot-up process
  3. Fixed other bugs

Firmware v2.2.0 released on 09/05/20


Release Notes:

New Features:

  1. Updated the protection function for the IMU
  2. Added support for longer, multiple-battery missions (Users can now Resume, Restart, or Edit their previously started missions)
  3. Added a crossover pattern feature in the rectangular mission
  4. Added the feature to lock the gimbal when taking photos

Bug Fixes and Optimizations:

  1. Optimized the image quality of EVO II and EVO Pro
  2. Optimized the EXP and changed the default setting to 0.2
  3. Optimized the no-fly zone restrictions
  4. Bug fixes

Firmware v2.2.3 released on 21/05/20


Release Notes:

New Features:

  1. Added no-fly zones in China
  2. Enabled EVO II Pro users to adjust ISO in Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority modes (latest version app is required)
  3. Enabled 1-2 second strobe function for bottom LED lights (latest version app is required)

Bug Fixes and Optimizations:

  1. Optimized EVO II Pro color reproduction in daylight conditions
  2. Optimized EVO II Pro exposure accuracy in Shutter Priority mode
  3. Optimized EVO II autofocus accuracy at night
  4. Stabilized gimbal heading control during flight
  5. Resolved intermittent performance issue with accurate landing function
  6. Resolved compatibility issue with H.265 video on Apple platform video players
  7. Fixed other minor bugs

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Firmware v2.3.0 released on 21/06/20


Release Notes:

New Features:

  1. added Smart Orbit
  2. added pilot warnings for temporary no-fly zones
  3. added remote control joystick EXP sensitivity adjustment, allowing for fine-tuning of flight control
  4. added aircraft sensitivity adjustment for attitude, brake and yaw movement

Bug Fixes and Optimizations:

  1. Optimized the accurate landing feature
  2. Adjusted transmission power to FCC standard for users in Taiwan
  3. Resolved the GPS coordinate bug in DNG format
  4. Resolved the H.265 10-bit video bug in HDR mode and log color profile
  5. Other minor bug fixes

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Firmware v2.3.3 released on 06/05/20


Release Notes:

New Features:

      (none - boooooo)

Bug Fixes and Optimizations:

  1. Resolved the Return to Home (RTH) failure issue in some rare occasions during mission flights
  2. Adjusted the image transmission standard from CE to FCC for users in Thailand

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Just in case anyone missed it, 1.1.6.5 APP to go with 2.3.3. Firmware is now available as BETA from AUTEL site and I guess Play store etc. Mine seems to have loaded automatically, some nice new features, change lots of settings for sensitivity in all directions and speed, stop etc.

At last… but seems only for 2, cant find anything useful for 1.

Cheers

I’ll wait for someone else to test a beta app with their new drone :rofl:

Let us know when it’s out of beta :grimacing:

Latest Autel Explorer app is out of beta and working its way to the app stores now. I can see the Android version but not the Apple version yet.

This is the app version that now supports all the features in the recent firmware update :+1:t2:


New features for EVO II users:

  • Added an option to disable Voice Assistant
  • Added OA notification sounds
  • Added Pre-flight security check prompt
  • Added ISO manual mode
  • Added Smart Orbit
  • Added remote control joystick EXP sensitivity adjustment
  • Added aircraft sensitivity adjustment for attitude, brake and yaw movement

Bugs Fixes and Optimizations:

  • Resolved the GPS location deviation issue in HK and Macau
  • OA status remains unchanged when users switch the speed modes
  • Other minor bug fixes

This should also address some of my initial first impressions:

Update time!

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Apple version landed on the UK App Store today:

:+1:t2:

Firmware v2.5.0 released on 04/08/20


Release Notes:

New Features:

  • Added high-altitude visual positioning to ensure the aircraft can return to the visible range of the take-off point safely when GPS signal under interference
  • Users are allowed to take off from a non-static surface in Standard Mode
  • Increased the maximum altitude of vehicle dynamic track to 99 ft (30 m)
  • Added camera exposure mode, ISO, shutter speed adjustment in waypoint, rectangular, and polygon missions

Bug Fixes and Optimizations:

  • Reduced the possibility of image transmission signal loss under interference
  • Resolved the Return to Home (RTH) deviation issue in some rare occasions
  • Smoothed the aircraft position change during dynamic tracking flights
  • Optimized the video output for EVO II Pro at 50P/48P/25P/24P fps
  • Increased the maximum Orbit radius to 1640 ft (500 m)
  • Other minor bug fixes

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New Autel Explorer app came out today.

Only on iOS so far, Android one always seems to follow a day or two later :man_shrugging:

New stuff:

The customisable A/B buttons will be really handy. I hope they add more options to these buttons in the future.

Firmware v2.5.11 released on 21/10/20


Release Notes:

New Features:

  • Added IMU Calibration
  • Added the third axis compass calibration to improve calibration accuracy
  • Added InfiRay 640T thermal camera with radiometric support (specific regions only)
  • Added Time Lapse in Intelligent Flight Modes.
  • Added SD exFAT large file system support (3.5 GB or more)

Bug Fixes and Optimizations:

  • Optimized gimbal stability
  • Optimized gimbal automatic calibration by adding gyro bias calibration
  • Improved the Smart Orbit performance
  • Optimized the balance of picture sharpness and noise, color reproduction and the tones in some scenes for both 8K and 6K to improve JPEG image quality
  • Changed the default video encoding format to H.265 for videos in 6K and 8K resolutions
  • Resolved EXIF data error issue

Download:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/j4x5p7774azqc1x/Model-C_FW_V2.5.11.bin?dl=0

This v2.5.11 update fixes the drifting bug that some people were reporting in v2.5.0 :+1:t2:

Both the iOS and the Android apps have been updated too.

iOS Version: 1.7.5

Android Version: V1.1.7.10


New Features:

  • Added EVO II RTK support
  • Added IMU calibration
  • Added InfiRay 640T thermal camera and radiometric supports (Region Specific)
  • Added Hyperlapse in Intelligent Flight Mode
  • Added Live streaming support (both Youtube and RTMP servers)
  • Added Indoor Mode: optimized for indoor (No GPS connection present) flights, Propeller Guards Required.
  • Added the third axis calibration in compass calibration
  • Added Obstacle Avoidance quick switch in the top right corner
  • Added the filter option in the photo album
  • Added Live Deck IP address change (Live Deck firmware requires update)
  • Added High and Low Speed mode in Dynamic, Tripod and Parallel Track

Bugs Fixes and Optimizations:

  • Resolved the mobile flight log device display error
  • Translation error fixes

Forgot to say, this one includes a battery update too, so you’ll need to run this update on each battery.

Firmware v2.5.12 released on 31/10/20


Release Notes:

New Features:

  • (none)

Bug Fixes and Optimizations:

  • Fixed the “Gimbal is not ready” bug on firmware 2.5.11

Download:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/myexuisxftnjg14/Model-C_FW_V2.5.12.bin?dl=0

The above 2.5.12 is a hotfix for a bug in 2.5.11 which was released last week where some people were reporting an error saying the gimbal was not ready (which a reboot of the drone usually cured).

Firmware v2.5.18 released on 22/12/20


Release Notes:

New Features:

  • EVO II aircraft activation
  • Added Oblique photography mission mode
  • Added the option to turn off the LED indicators on front and rear arms
  • Added the option for Beta users to roll back the firmware to the latest public released version
  • Added radiometric support for infiRay 640T sensor in picture-in-picture mode
  • Added cross-hatch feature in Polygon missions
  • Users can manually input GPS coordinates in Waypoint missions

Bug Fixes and Optimizations:

  • Optimized takeoff button hold time to eliminate accidental activations
  • Optimized the IMU calibration diagram display
  • Optimized the warning message display times
  • Fixed mobile flight logs display error in iOS
  • Fixed the EXP setting saving issue in Android
  • Fixed English translation errors

Download:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/75v58yhjou0zbuj/Model-C_FW_V2.5.18.bin?dl=0

Further to the new firmware above, both the iOS and the Android apps have been updated too.

iOS Version: v1.8.13

Android Version: v1.1.7.19


New Features:

  • Added support for EVO II aircraft activation
  • Added support for turning off the LED indicators on front and rear arms
  • Added support for manual input of GPS coordinates in Waypoint missions

Bugs Fixes and Optimizations:

  • (none)