July 28, 2021 - Bobcat has updated its own firmware 188.8.131.52 at 3 am PDT. Helium firmware version remains unchanged and all miners should still be running the latest Helium release 2021.07.22.0.
This Bobcat OTA was pushed in order to further optimize fleet performance and improve operating stability. The update will allow the hotspot to periodically examine its operating status three consecutive times. If something wrong is detected, the hotspot will check for firmware updates and/or pull the miner image again.
The OTA addresses the following issues:
Miners Not Running
No Onboarding Key Found
Synced and Running, but No Activity for a Few Days
Users are not able to check their Bobcat miner firmware update as it is not visible on the Helium app, but it is being pushed to all Bobcat miners. Firmware update is scheduled to push in batches. All Bobcat fleet should receive the latest update within 24 hours.
Hotspots connected to Ethernet/Wifi will receive these updates automatically. No manual intervention is needed.
Make sure you have downloaded the latest Helium app 3.4.3. Ensuring you have the latest app will help you avoid display errors, bugs, etc.
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