The core developers have tagged a new 2021.07.13.1 Hotspot firmware release which contains snapshot ingestion improvements and a newly blessed snapshot. This is a mandatory release for Hotspot owners and manufacturers to continue syncing with newly blessed snapshots.

This release contains a much newer snapshot for block height 920126, and follows on the emergency release on the weekend to make it even easier for older Hotspots to sync by eliminating some time-consuming and unnecessary work. It also fixes a bug in snapshot loading that caused some Hotspots that loaded the last snap to halt and stop syncing. Finally, this release fixes a rare issue with restarting that can cause some Hotspots to halt until a corrupted cache file was manually deleted.

Plan

We have been beta testing 2021.07.13.1 since July 13th, 2021 1:30 PM PT. Current ETA for GA is 5:30 PM PT, July 13th, 2021.