This is a beta test function,
- runs on a Helium full hotspot;
- ONLY supports Raspberry Pi hardware;
- User tests shows, we could run it on Panther-X1, SenseCAP-M1, Syncrobit-V2, RAK-V2, MNTD-Blackspot hotspot, and connect to COTX Hotspot Cloud Service to get FlexiMining© apps running appropriately, OTA appropriately.
- We welcome more hotspot owners to join the beta test: to flash COTX firmware, then connect your hotspot to COTX Hotspot Cloud Service, then enable apps.
- You MUST backup original firmware(SD card) at first before you make any change. This is to help you restore your original hotspot just in case you make mistake when you try to use COTX firmware.
Terms of Service:
- Please be noted, that if you choose to join the beta test, you, the hotspot owner take full responsibility for your hotspot warranty; COTX does not provide any hardware maintenance services to your non-COTX hotspot; COTX does not take any responsibility for your non-COTX hotspot's hardware.
- COTX only provides OTA and FlexiMining© apps installation.
- You will be charged to pay the FlexiMining© service fee.
- Please backup your original hotspot firmware before you flash COTX firmware, so you could restore to your hotspot.
- There is no change of any Helium related functions, your hotspot is still a Helium miner.
List of supported models: (updated regularly)
|Band||Model||Firmware image version|
|Helium Hotspot||Helium Hotspot OG||ubuntu-raspi-image-X3-Helium-Hotspot-OG-1.3.3.img|
COTX HOTSPOT users do not have use to these image files, you can go directly to the COTX Hotspot Cloud Service (URL is: https://www.cotx-sg.io) to open FlexiMining©. You can download the COTX X3 device specific image file by following the link below.
1.Please record the ETH MAC of the third party Helium Hotspot first, for finding the IP address of the device after brushing
2.Remove the original SD card from the device and store it separately. in order to restore the original system by replacing it with the original SD card.
3.New Micro SD Card (Not less than:10MB/sec + 32G); highly suggest: a 64GB Endurance A2 micro-SDXC card or larger.
4.Micro SD Card reader
6.raspberry pi imager for windows ，download from here: https://www.raspberrypi.com/software/
Step1: Flash the image. (eg: Panther hotspot as an example)
1.Connect the original micro SD card to your computer with a micro SD card reader.
2.Depending on your device model, select the corresponding firmware package to download.
3.Unzip the file to get the Image ,eg: “ubuntu-raspi-image-X3-Panther-1.3.2.img ”.
4.Download “raspberry pi imager “ tool from here: https://www.raspberrypi.com/software/
5.Erase Micro SD with ”raspberry pi imager”.
6.Flash the “”to the micro SD card with “raspberry pi imager”.
7.Unplug the micro SD card from your computer, plug it into hotspot.
8.Power on the hotspot connect to the internet (better with ethernet cable).
9.Wait for 5mins .
1. Connect the hotspot to the same router as your computer. Login to the router management interface and find the corresponding IP address of the hotspot device based on the ETH MAC address recorded earlier. The hotspot name is "cotx-xxxxxx", as follows (eg: cotx-d377f8).
2.Enter the IP address of the hotspot into your computer browser to log into the Hotspot Web Management. Account: admin
Initial password: Last 6 characters of hotspot name or MAC
|Category||eg: Raw data||password|
The image file runs EU868 frequencies by default, if your device is not EU868 hardware or your country does not work on EU868, please modify it, otherwise it will affect the device work.