In this tutorial, we will discuss the process of installing an APK on your DJI device. APK stands for Android Package Kit, which is the file format used to distribute and install applications on Android devices. DJI, a popular brand for drones and aerial photography equipment, uses Android as its operating system for its controllers.
Step 1: Enable Installation of Third-Party Apps
Before you can install an APK on your DJI device, you need to enable the installation of third-party apps. To do this, go to the settings menu on your DJI controller and click on “Developer options.” Then toggle the “Install unknown apps” option to enable it.
Note: If you cannot find the “Developer options” menu, go to the “About” section of your DJI controller and click on “Build number” seven times to unlock developer mode.
Step 2: Download the APK File
Once you have enabled third-party app installation on your DJI controller, you need to download the APK file for the app you want to install. You can download an APK file from various sources online. However, it is essential to ensure that you download from a reliable source to avoid installing malware or harmful apps.
Step 3: Connect Your Device
After downloading the APK file on your computer or smartphone, connect your DJI device (drone or controller) to it using a USB cable.
Step 4: Install Using USB Cable
Once connected, access your device’s storage by opening File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac). Locate the downloaded APK file and copy it into your device’s internal storage.
Installation via Drone
If you’re installing an APK via drone:
- Power up your drone and connect it with Wi-Fi.
- Open the DJI Go app and connect to your drone.
- Go to the camera view and tap on the three dots in the top right corner of your screen.
- Select “Editor” from the drop-down menu.
- Click on “Import” and select the APK file you just copied into your device’s internal storage.
- The app will start installing, and once complete, you can access it from the apps menu on your drone’s controller.
Installation via Controller
If you’re installing an APK via controller:
- Power up your controller and connect it with Wi-Fi or mobile data.
- Open the DJI Go app and go to “Settings.”
- Select “Local Storage” from the drop-down menu.
- The app will start installing, and once complete, you can access it from the apps menu on your controller’s screen.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed an APK on your DJI device. Always ensure that you download apps from reliable sources to avoid compromising your device’s security.