Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 10/09/2021

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Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 10/09/2021

Oct 09, 2021 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update at 04:00 PDT today.

The following updates occurred in this OTA:

  • Helium Hotspot Firmware updated to 2021.10.07.0

  • Bobcat Miner Firmware updated to 1.0.2.30

This OTA update is for the Helium Hotspot Firmware only, the major changes are:

1. Improvements to Hotspot bandwidth utilization and Block Gossip

2. Critical Bug Fixes in PoCv11 and others

3. Improvements to Witness Decay Rate Implementation

4. Transfer Hotspot v2 Support

5. Snapshot update, Other Bug Fixes and additional OTP-24 support

Read the Helium Engineering Blog for more details here.

There is no change to the Bobcat Firmware other than a version bump.

Important Reminders

  1. If your firewall settings have all of China blocked via restriction in both incoming and outgoing directions, your hotspot will not be able to connect to our device management platform and will not be able to receive the OTA updates.

  2. If your hotspot OTA version is older than 1.0.2.28, please fill out the form here. The team will check this routinely and update any hotspots that are left behind on a daily basis.

FAQ

What's the best way to check my hotspot firmware version?

a. Go to your Bobcat Diagnoser page and click 'Miner (5s, miner slowdown)'

b. Wait approximately 5 seconds for the page to load.

c. Inside the Json files, check "ota_version" and "Image," which will let you know the Bobcat and Helium firmware versions you are on.