Stuck with a 1100usd 3DR Solo that won't fly

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Hi all, I know that there has been a lot said about this subject already but I can't make my Solo connect to the controller.
I have factory rested it and re downloaded the Solo App and now the app doesn't even want to update. Which was already up to date before I deleted it .
I have downloaded the SidePilot app but I cannot still make this four rotor brick fly . I continued to read about the Open solo 4 software but it doesn't seem yet to be available to use with an iPhone trough the SidePilot App.
So all this seems too much hustling already to make this thin fly.
Does anyone have any suggestion to help me get this thing in the air; can anyone explain to me in very simple terms how to make it work.
Thanks in advance.
 
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How about starting with a DETAILED description of what you've done, what results you've received, and in what order things occurred? This should be the basis of ANY request for help on this forum, please.
 
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Well Im going to try to do my best to recall everything as it happened.
Last time I used my 3drSolo was probably about 10 months ago, and everything worked great.
This past few days I though it could be a good idea to take into the air again. So I started by checking the batteries, both were at about 60% so I put one to charge and the other I hooked on to the Solo to do the preflight check and get everything connected.
I turned on the Controller first, then I turned n the Solo. I opened the Solo App (which was up to date, I believe it was version 4.2.4 ) then went to settings to connect to the controller. I connected to my solo wifi signal but under the name of the network appears an orange sentence saying that it wasn't connecting to the internet.
I turned everything off and tried again multiple times, with a full pack, also tried by unplugging the controller battery, waiting for a few seconds and reconnecting it and turning everything on again.
No matter what I couldn't make the App properly connect with the controller.
Then I started googling for answers and I learned about the company finally closing and not making any updates, if my iPhone software was updated then it wouldn't connect with the solo app anymore.
So then as a last resource I did the factory reset of both the controller and the Solo, everything went well, they binded again. But the app wouldn't still connect to the controller. So then i deleted the app and downloaded it again. After I did that I opened the App again as I did it took me directly to the software update section, "connect to a strong wi fi signal and download the update" I was connected to my wifi signal which is as strong as any other normal residential wifi signal, but the update never started. So I turned on an off the wifi to see if it would start the download and it never did.
That is as far as I got today only using the tools I was familiar with everything within the solo brand.
I wish I could keep on using the solo without having to use third party software as SidePilot and OpenSolo4. Which I kind of got into a bit today.
Is there any way I can resurrect my Solo ??
Your answers will be much appreciated.
Best regards
j
 
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One: not having an internet connection when your mobile device connects to the Solo controller is expected.
You are connected to the controller NOT the internet, think about it.

Two: the old 3DR app gives all sorts of connection problems on the newer iOS devices.
I am lucky in that I have an old iPhone 6plus that works OK since it’s iOS cannot be updated.
SidePilot is a good app to use but it is also having issues with the newer iOS’s.

Open Solo 4 is the way to go.
It is now a simple upgrade if you follow the instructions carefully.
I did find that SidePilot would not download the firmware on the newer iPadOS so I used my older iPhone without an issue.

So your only issue was reading too much into the ‘no internet’ message in the WiFi settings.
 
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I have a Samsung s10+ and since the 3DR Solo app hasn't been updated to latest android OS I had to use a cheap lenovo android tablet ($60 at walmart) to get the firmware updated.
 
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At some time last year the solo app quit working on phones that received certain upgrades. This is a fact. I have flown mine on my galaxy s4 and for the last two years on my s8 until it upgraded. Now if I want to use the solo app I have to use my kindle fire hd. And I just used it two weeks ago. You can buy solex I think its 25 bucks one time from the play store and fly the solo. This is what I use now all the time. It's your best option I believe to keep him flying. The solo is amazing and there are people who have dedicated a lot of time and effort to keep him in the air. I know people that can help you and get you anything you need parts or help for this bird. Besides the new birds having 5 to 10 minutes advertised flying time on the solo and a few unnecessary bells and whistles many think this is the best bird in the air. Mine is a refurb that I modded with most everything used and I have maybe a third of what any new bird equal to the solo cost
 
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