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How to install and update Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-axis gimbal latest firmware?

How to install and update Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-axis gimbal latest firmware?

By  Sigismondo Eisenhower 2019-10-21 21372 0

In order to fix bugs and improve user experience, Zhiyun release the gimbal firmware regularly. Now, let’s see how to install and update the firmware of the drone Zhiyun Smooth 4. The procedure can be carried out in two different ways: through PC and the ZY Play APP.

Zhiyun Smooth 4 

Method 1: update Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal firmware by PC

Step 1: Search Zhiyun official website, and click "Download"


Step 2: Select "Firmware", and enter the firmware download interface.


Step 3: Choose the Zhiyun Smooth 4. If you can’t find it, you can click "more" and search the model firmware you want.


Step 4: After select the gimbal model, enter the file download interface. And download two files “Calibration Upgrade Tool” and “Firmware”.

Zhiyun Smooth 4 

Step 5: Connect the the USB port on the stabilizer and the computer with USB Type-C cable.


Step 6: Install USB driver.


Step 7: Turn on the stabilizer and long pres joystick to enter stand by mode.


Step 8: Open the "Zhiyun Gimbal Tools", then the calibration upgrade tool will recognize Smooth 4 and click "Open Serial Port".


Step 9: Click the top menu> firmware update.


Step 10: Select the package that has just unzipped-firmware, and start Smooth 4.

Method 2: update Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal firmware by ZY Play APP

Step 1: Download and install ZY Play APP on you mobile phone.


Step 2: Connect Zhiyun Smooth 4 to your phone.

Zhiyun Smooth 4​ 

Step 3: Open ZY Play APP, and enter "APP Operations".


Step 4: Follow the steps of "APP Operations"


ZY Play will prompt user to update the firmware when the new one released


Before updating the firmware, please make sure the power level of both stabilizer and phone remain 50%. Do not turn off the stabilizer during process or exist from ZY Play. Meanwhile, keep an eye on the prompts of ZY Play.

For Gearbest customers:

If you've purchased Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal from us and still have problem after reading the user manual, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Just fill in the ticket with your questions at our Support Center and send it to us. We will do our best to deal with your problem as soon as possible. We are always happy and willing to help.

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