DJI assistant 2 is a very handy tool if you have a DJI drone, and everybody should have it!
I have the 1.1.2 Version available for download. I have downloaded this from DJI’s website before they replaced it with a newer one.
In newer versions you lose the ability to mod, but with the 1.1.2 version you can still mod the parameters if you want to. These are the 1.1.2 downloads, Other versions are all the way down the post, and are downloads directly from DJI
You cannot install this as normal on a Windows 8/10 computer.
The drivers are not signed properly, and Windows won’t install them.
There is a way to disable driver signing, and that is a standard function in Windows.
Full installation instructions for installation on Windows 8 and 10 are at the bottom of this article.
What is DJI assistant?
Assistant allows you to update firmware, calibrate sensors and even read logs.
you can also downgrade to a previous firmware if you like.
Assistant is very useful when a SD Card update failed and the drone is stuck in the update modus.
Upgrading firmware through Assistant 2 is also a lot quicker.
You also have a simulator option so you can fly a simulated drone with your remote 🙂
DJI assistant is available for Windows and Mac, here are different versions.
Installing this tool on Windows 8 or 10 requires you to boot into safe mode.
This is because the 2 drivers needed are not, or not properly signed, and Windows 8 and 10 won’t allow installation when running in “normal” mode
To get in safe mode, and disable the driver signing requirement do the following.
Click the Start menu and select Settings.
Next click Update and Security.
Then click on Recovery.
Click Restart now under Advanced Startup.
then click Troubleshoot.
next select Advanced options.
after that select Startup Settings.
Now click on Restart.
In Startup Settings screen press 7 or F7 to disable driver signature enforcement.
Here is a video how to do that.
Install DJI assistant as usual, the drivers will be installed, and you are able to use DJI assistant.
After installation restart the PC to run it in “normal” mode again.
Once the software is installed you can use it like any other program, safe mode is only needed during installation.
The drivers work in normal mode.
There are no reported installation issues for Mac!