Sep 04, 2021 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update at 00:30 PDT today.
The following updates occurred in this OTA:
Helium Hotspot Firmware updated to 2021.09.03.0
Bobcat Miner Firmware updated to 22.214.171.124
The updated Helium firmware contains a snapshot update. This release should help Hotspots sync up to the most recent block faster. The blessed snapshot in this release is from block 994321. Read the Helium engineering blog for all the details here.
Note: Netspeed on the Bobcat Diagnoser menu will be brought back during the next OTA. Although this item is currently missing from the Diagnoser menu, you can still test your hotspot's internet connection speed by directly going to http://yourhotspotip/speed.json
Users can check both Helium and Bobcat firmwares by running the Diagnoser.
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. You do not need to open any ports.
If your hotspot happens to be offline at the time of the update, it will still receive the OTA when it reconnects to the internet.