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Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 08/24/2021

Aug 24, 2021 - Bobcat pushed its latest OTA update at 11:00 am PDT today.

The following updates occurred in this OTA:

  • Helium Firmware updated to 2021.08.24.1

  • Bobcat Miner Firmware updated to

The updated Helium firmware is an emergency release to help affected hotspots sync again and bring block gossip back to normal. Prior to this release some hotspots were stuck at block 979920. It will take a few hours before Proof of Coverage gets back to normal once the update is received.

There is no change to the Bobcat Firmware other than the version number, as this release is primarily to update the Helium Firmware. Nevertheless, as the load snapshot crash gets resolved with this emergency fix, we expect as soon as the Bobcat Miners receive this OTA, they will no longer show "docker container not found" when running the Diagnoser.

Important Reminders

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

2. The '5s, miner slow down' menu item on the diagnoser means this page takes 5 seconds to load, and it will slow down the miner every time it is accessed.

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

4. Hotspots connected to Ethernet/Wifi will receive these updates automatically. No manual intervention is needed. You do not need to open any ports.

5. Make sure your Helium app version is updated to 3.4.6/3.4.7.

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