Bobcat OTA Update: Blockchain Sync Turned Off!  - 7/15/2022
Bobcat OTA Update: Blockchain Sync Turned Off! - 7/15/2022

Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update at 03:00 PST today.


The following updates occurred in this OTA:

Bobcat Firmware version updated to 1.0.3.1 

Helium Firmware version updated to 2022.07.14.0_GA 


Important changes by Helium Firmware: 2022.07.14.0_GA 

  1. Contains fixes to packet delivery to make it more reliable when Hotspots fall offline for a brief period of time
  2. Contains fixes that will allow Hotspots to transfer packets using the Light Hotspot firmware code (or gateway-rs)

Bobcat has turned off chain sync as required. To hotspot owners this means:

  1. Your hotspot is always synced and doesn't need to load snapshots.
  2. There's no need for port-forwarding anymore.
  3. Even less power consumption now that hotspots no longer need to sync.

As a result, the Diagnoser and the Bobber App will see or expect these changes to take place:

  1. P2P status report/Peerbook removed from the app 
  2. Gap display removed from the app 
  3. Sync display removed from the app
  4. Network Status display removed from the app
  5. Resync, Fast Sync options removed from the Diagnoser

If it’s not obvious already, these are good changes as we’re finally embarking on the journey to the light hotspot era. Less headaches, more network stability. 


43 comments

  • badro

    после обновления не работают 4 устройства

  • David Rios

    Hi, my inbound isn’t green and the nat type show me unavailable.. I share my phone Internet with miner.. can I do anything?.

  • Braydon

    Hi just got my miner bobcat 300 and it says that it may need a OTA update?

  • Tixi

    SAME!!!
    since this latest update, the inbound is no longer green, it has not been green for about 2-3 days now. please fix the firmware.

  • #1bobcat

    It seem like one of my miner has v1.0.3.2 and always list an OTA thats not listed bobcat site. Its has not received an rewards in the past 7 days but have been logging a lot a internet traffic to the modem

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