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Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 07/23/2021

July 23, 2021 - Bobcat pushed the latest helium blockchain release for snapshot update at 6:30 am PDT.


The following updates occurred in this OTA:

  • Bobcat Miner firmware updated to 1.0.2.7.

  • Pushed Helium Hotspot Firmware to 2021.07.22.0

This helium firmware release updates the currently blessed snapshot and contains networking and snapshot improvements. While this was an optional update, it was a recommended release that allows for hotspots to continue syncing with newly blessed snapshots. This OTA has only pushed recommended helium updates.


Read the engineering blog for all the details:

https://engineering.helium.com/2021/07/22/blockchain-release-network-and-snapshot-improvements.html


Users can check their Helium firmware version by running a diagnostic report through the Helium app. The Bobcat 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.


Important Reminders

1. Make sure you have downloaded the latest Helium app 3.4.2. Ensuring you have the latest app will help you avoid display errors, bugs, etc.


2. If your Helium hotspot firmware is still showing an older version, there is no need to panic, as it does not necessarily mean that your hotspot is running on old firmware and did not receive the updates.

Here are a few steps you can take to correct the firmware display on your app.

  1. Power Cycle the Miner (Leave unplugged for 1 min before plugging back in)

  2. Force Exit the Helium App

  3. Open the Latest App

  4. Run Diagnostics (Bluetooth pairing required)

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