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Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 07/31/2021

July 31, 2021 - Bobcat pushed the latest Helium blockchain release for snapshot update at 5:30 am PDT.


The following updates occurred in this OTA:

  • Bobcat Miner firmware updated to 1.0.2.9.

  • Pushed Helium Hotspot Firmware to 2021.07.29.0

This recommended Helium firmware release updates the currently blessed snapshot, adds a new seed node to the statically configured list, adjusts address hashing for Hotspot identification, and contains minor bug fixes.


Read the engineering blog for all the details:

https://engineering.helium.com/2021/07/30/blockchain-release-snapshot-update.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 3.4.3. Ensuring you have the latest app will help you avoid display errors, bugs, etc.

  2. Don't forget to join us on Discord! It's not only a great place to hangout, but it's also one of the best platforms for Bobcat owners to chat about all things Bobcat and Helium.

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