Bobcat OTA Update: Helium Only, Improve Packet Transfer
Bobcat OTA Update: Helium Only, Improve Packet Transfer

Aug 3, 2022 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update at 01:30 PST today.

The following updates occurred in this OTA:
1. Helium Firmware version updated to 2022.08.02.0_GA

2. Bobcat Firmware version bumped to


This is a Helium firmware-only update. The release contains improvements to packet delivery such that when a Hotspot sees a packet, it sends the payload right away to the Router (and thus, recipient) immediately. Data transfer reliability is expected to improve with this release.


See the Helium Engineering Blog here for details:  

P.S. The original release announcement was posted in the blockchain-announcement channel on the Helium Discord. Make sure you follow all announcement channels to be up to date with upcoming changes


  • Coffee Dokie

    After OTA updated firmware from to led indicates yellow what ever I’ve tried.
    Bobcat didn’t send any broadcast beacon after this update.
    There’s no way to make it yellow. This update screwed up the Bobcat300.
    Solve this problem or send downgrade OTA ASAP!

  • AlexP

    Everything is working again as it should. thanks

  • Anwar

    peerbook is back! does that means syncing is back? and what about nat type still showing unkown?

    Interesting update – please tell us more..

  • Leon

    This is also with me. London / UK here with bobcat 300. Light is always yellow and bobcat 300 will not allow me to diagnose it. It will show me some errors.

    Any way to fix this?

  • AlexP

    After this update light is always yellow no matter what!
    Rebooting fix it for 1 minute and again the same

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