Software Update Process

Updating software


Via Wi-Fi


  1. Follow the above steps to connect the Parrot Hydrofoil to your smart device via Bluetooth.
  2. In FreeFlight Mini, go to  icone_menu.png  > Check for updates.
  3. Follow the on-screen direction to download updates.


Via computer


1. Power on the Parrot Hydrofoil and wait until the lights (eyes) turn green.


2. Connect the drone to your computer using a USB/micro-USB cable (provided). >Wait until the drone’s “right-eye” light is a steady green


3. Go to Hydrofoil’s support page at


4. Under DOWNLOADS, click Software update to download the update file. DO NOT RENAME THE FILE.




5. Drag and drop the update file into Parrot Hydrofoil as though it were a USB Flash drive. The update file must be placed at the root of the drone and not in a folder.

>The lights flash while the update file is being transferred.

>Once the transfer is complete, the right-eye light remains green, and the left-eye orange.


6. Safely remove and disconnect the Parrot Hydrofoil from your computer.

>The update is installed. The lights alternately flash orange with increasing rapidity. Do not remove the battery from while the update installation is in progress.


7. The installation is complete when the lights turn green.



Update failed


If you are unable to complete the update using either Bluetooth or USB, you may need to reset the drone to reinitialize the software.


  1. Insert a fully charged battery and wait for the lights to turn green.
  2. Press and hold the power button down for 10 seconds (minimum) to reset the drone. This will clear all current settings and stored media on the drone.
  3. Repeat the steps in Updating software once the drone completes booting.
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