Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 07/11/2021

July 12, 2021 - Bobcat released an OTA patch at 9 pm PDT on 7/11



The following optimization occurred in this update:


  • Miner firmware updated to 1.0.2.2.

  • Pushed Helium firmware to 2021.07.11.0

The new 2021.07.11.0 Helium hotspot firmware contains snapshot ingestion improvements to help with the loading process. This patch will fix the issue with Hotspots stuck on block 910,391 following Validator activation, among other syncing issues.


For more on blockchain-core#910: Lazy snapshot field de-serialization, go to https://github.com/helium/blockchain-core/pull/910


Users can check their Helium firmware version by running a diagnostic report through the Helium app. The miner firmware update, however, is not visible on your app, but it is being pushed to all Bobcat miners.


Firmware update is scheduled to push in batches. All Bobcat fleet should receive the latest update within 24 hours.

Hotspots connected to Ethernet/Wifi will receive these updates automatically. No manual intervention is needed.


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