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Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 08/03/2021

August 4, 2021 - Bobcat pushed its latest OTA update at 9 pm PDT on 8/3.


The following updates occurred in this OTA:

  • Bobcat Miner firmware updated to 1.0.2.10

  • Pushed Helium Hotspot Firmware to 2021.08.02.0

  • Released Bobcat's Diagnoser

This recommended Helium firmware release updates the currently blessed snapshot and handles IPv6 addresses in bogon check. This release also removes the default Helium production router from the static configuration to help meet the demands of utilization on the network.


Read the engineering blog for all the details:

https://engineering.helium.com/2021/08/02/blockchain-release-snapshot-update.html


Users can check both Helium and Bobcat firmwares by running the Diagnoser.


What is Bobcat's Diagnoser?


Our diagnostic tool not only allows you to check Bobcat's firmware delivery without bluetooth pairing, but it also allows users to:

  1. Prevent Hotspot Overheating w/ Alert Features

  2. Check Real Time Miner Syncing Information

  3. View Your Hotspot's Current Helium and Bobcat Firmwares

  4. Identify Miner Issues (e.g. Miner Not Starting)

Make sure to check out our blog for a detailed user guide.


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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