Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 11/23/2021
Nov 23, 2021 - Bobcat pushed 2 separate OTA updates within the last 24 hours. The first was at 21:35 PST on 11/22 and the second at 3:40 PST on 11/23.
Bobcat Miner Firmware bumped to 18.104.22.168
Helium Hotspot Firmware updated to 2021.11.22.1
There are no changes to the Bobcat firmware and both updates are to push the Helium miner, beginning with 2021.11.22.0 and then to 2021.11.22.1.
These two helium updates help hotspots stuck on 1,107,994 to get past the block and resume syncing. Additionally, it improves snapshot loading and may reduce out of memory (OOM) errors when loading the snapshots.
You might temporarily see these displays or errors during an OTA update, which are normal and do not require intervention:
1. The LED light turns yellow
2. The Diagnoser cannot be accessed
3. The Miner (5s) pages show the error ‘RPC to 'firstname.lastname@example.org' failed’
4. The hotspot blockchain height shows ‘unknown’
5. The miner status is 'down'
6. The gap is '-'
All of these are temporary and you DO NOT need to do anything. The hotspot will go back to normal on its own once the OTA is complete.
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