Somewhere along the way, it was mentioned that the new firmware would include an update that would make future firmware update easier. The last one was just before I discovered mesh, so I don’t recall how fraught t was with similar issues, but I think I recall a similar thread that settled down and largely resolved itself back in the archives. So there are probably reasons already to improve this.
Right now, it might seem to those who’ve run into various issues with this update that there’s little evidence of that. Here’s some evidence that just now surprised me that the firmware future is looking brighter…
We have a relay node on top the house at about 28’ AGL. Like all but one node that didn’t get the Beta firmware, I climbed up there and substituted a Beta-preloaded GTM into the relay box for the one that came out that was running 4.2.
Later this week, I was planning on climbing up to substitute similarly preloaded GTMs with the 5.0, Ver 1.1.8 I’ve already updated. I happened to be outside this afternoon and saw through its semi-transparent cover way up above that the home node was flashing. I was thinking it must’ve developed a problem, so I decided to climb up and swap it now since I had a few minutes. Put the new 1.1.8 GTM into the enclosure, climbed down, put everything away and then set to updating the firmware on the GTM that just came down.
All that flashing? It apparently was updating the firmware, all by itself!
Yep, it was that painless, didn’t even see it coming. Now I suspect that the rest are already updated, too, but would like to confirm that.
So when the Firmware Blues hits you, just remember it’s getting better as the 5.0 spreads.