March 10, 2022 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update today at 21:00 PST.
The following updates occurred in this OTA:
Helium Miner Firmware updated to 2022.03.07.0
Bobcat Miner Firmware updated to to 184.108.40.206
This was a recommended Helium update that fixed an issue that caused miners to hang forever while downloading Snapshots. This becomes more likely for Hotspots in low bandwidth environments as the chain grows and Snapshots get larger. Ultimately, the real solution for this is forgoing the need for Snapshots altogether, which will happen when all Hotspots become Light and stop following the chain.
Read the Helium Engineering Blog here for more details.
The Bobcat update optimized the relay status display to ensure its accuracy on the Bobber App. The Bobber app is now available for download on the Apple App store and the Google Play store, so make sure you check it out!
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