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.

Plan

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.