Aug 19, 2022 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update at 1.30 am PST today. This is a Helium firmware-only release.
The following updates occurred in this OTA:
- Helium Firmware version updated to 2022.08.17.1_GA
- Bobcat Firmware version bumped to 220.127.116.11
From Helium Discord Announcement:
Miner Release: Disable Peer-to-Peer and Other Improvements
This release disables peer-to-peer activity when the Hotspot is no longer syncing the chain. This improves overall performance for the peer-to-peer network for other participants and stability of the network as a whole.
Other improvements include an update to HTTP2 process that the Hotspot uses to communicate to Validators (over GRPC), and a Kerlink-specific improvement that fixes the RSSI computation if the SNR is greater than zero to reduce the number of invalid Proof-of-Coverage challenges and receipts.
For more details on this release, read the Helium engineering blog here: