We’re excited to announce the start of the beta program for the SmartThings Hub 0.25.x firmware release. We will begin rolling out the firmware update in batches starting on the 22nd of January and will send out an email when we start updating Hubs. We’ll be paying close attention to any issues encountered by users in the first batches of the rollout. So your hub may not be updated right away. The hub will be offline for about a minute during the update. See below for more specific details about the update.
Samsung SmartThings Hub (Hub V2)
Samsung SmartThings Hub (Hub V3) (2018)
Rolling out to batches of hubs starting on January 22nd
Implement a new underlying Z-Wave framework that positions the hub to support the latest features as well as future updates
Add support for additional DTHs to execute locally
Fibaro Dimmer2 ZW5
Fibaro Double Switch2 ZW5
Fibaro Motion Sensor ZW5
IKEA color bulb
Fix bug that prevents manual control of GE/Jasco Zigbee in-wall switches and dimmers
Fix discovery of some Zigbee ZLL devices like the RGBgenie RGB controller
Changes to the way Zigbee messages are sent to the DTH (should have no impact but be on the lookout for issues)
Firmware update for the Zen Thermostat
Minor bug fixes and stability improvements
*Anyone who participated in the 0.24.x beta is automatically signed up for this one.
If you’d like to participate in the beta, but haven’t taken the survey yet, you can Sign Up Here
I’ll definitely participate, and I’m really curious if any parts of this feature were introduced in the 24.11 through 24.20 release. That’s when my zwave devices went nuts for a long time, but have now settled down for the most part. I do get the occasional offline device for hours that require a power cycle (GE, Aeon, Evolve, Leviton, and Zooz devices all to date).
Count me in, and I promise to let ST know the good, bad and ugly.
We’ll be looking for testing around network but nothing related to the issues you have described before. For your case, when I looked at your logs previously, I think we concluded that this brief disconnects might have been from a cloud deploy and not related to network connectivity.
Nonetheless, beta will be a good time to make observations and collect information if we think there might be something going on.
I am very excited to see What you think of the new framework, I will warn you that there is a conversion stage (one time only) that might be a bit rocky, this is to convert your old Z-Wave framework to new Z-Wave framework, I am hoping with the new framework, you will have much better experience.