Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 10/18/2021

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Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 10/18/2021

Oct 18, 2021 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update at 18:00 today.

The following updates occurred in this OTA:

  • Bobcat Miner Firmware updated to 1.0.2.33

  • Bobcat Diagnoser display optimization

This OTA is expected to resolve the issue where hotspot beacons return 0 witnesses.

This OTA release will automatically restart the miner software. When it does, the LED light turns yellow. Do not reset, reboot, or power cycle the hotspot. The LED will turn back to green on its own.

Diagnoser Optimization

This OTA will combine the display for hotspot sync status and temperature readings. Sync status includes: syncing (white), synced (green), down (red). Down indicates the miner software has not started yet. Often you will not need to touch the hotspot when the status is down. The miner will restart on its own.

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?

  • Go to your Bobcat Diagnoser page and click 'Miner (5s)'

  • Wait approximately 5 seconds for the page to load.

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