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Hotspot Firmware Release: Operational Improvements

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The Helium team has tagged a new 2022.02.08.0 firmware release for Original Helium and RAK/MNTD Hotspots. This minor release changes the interval between automated update checks for a Hotspot's miner container. It has been updated to every 2 hours, from the current 5 minute interval. This update also changes how a Hotspot prunes old miner images, removing the possibility of re-downloading the latest image multiple times. These changes should reduce the amount of bandwidth an Original or RAK/MNTD Hotspot consumes.


We have been testing 2022.02.08.0 since Feb 8, 2022 12:00 PM PST. Current ETA for GA is Feb 8, 2022 2:30 PM PST.