Hub Firmware Beta 0.37.x

Hey everyone!

We’re excited to announce the start of a new SmartThings Hub Firmware Beta. Version 0.37.x will begin rolling out in batches starting in the week of May 17th; we will send out an email when we start updating Hubs. We will be paying close attention to any issues encountered by users so your hub may not get updated right away. The hub will be offline for about a minute during the update. See below for more specific details about the update.


  • 0.37.x

Hub Target:

  • Samsung SmartThings Hub 2015 (Hub v2)
  • Samsung SmartThings Hub 2018 (Hub v3)
  • Aeotec Smart Home Hub 2021

Release Date:

  • May 17th - May 21st, 2021

Release Notes:

New Features

  • Z-Wave Enhancements : Auto “Ghost Node” Cleanup – ”Ghost Nodes” are Z-Wave Nodes that do not match with a device that exists in the SmartThings App. Starting with this firmware release, we added the ability to the Hub to periodically search for Ghost Nodes and automatically attempt to delete them from the Z-Wave Network. Removing these Ghost Nodes may help improve the health of certain Z-Wave networks.
    • When a Ghost Node is removed, a hub event is observable in the legacy SmartThings Groovy IDE: zw removed device: XX, where XX is the Z-Wave Node of the removed Ghost Node .
    • Ghost Node deletion starts within 24 hours of a hub reboot or update and occurs periodically.
  • Zigbee Enhancements: Firmware update for the Schlage BE468GB


Anyone who participated in the previous beta (0.36.x) is automatically signed up for this one.

If you’d like to participate in the beta, but haven’t taken the survey yet: Sign Up Here

If you’d like to opt-out, update your preferences via the Account Settings menu item in Centercode


I understand that it is a pretty good feature to push out, but why is it logged to the IDE when you are planning to phase out the IDE this year? Why not straight to the app, under the Hub?


not to mention but they used the old URL for IDE which might confuse some users :slight_smile:


Could you share the link for the new IDE :wink:


@jkp, @johnconstantelo, it must be really hard to be the Software Engineering Manager for SmartThings, when the most active users on the community forum are so picky that they are ripping apart your first post.

@alissa.dornbos, welcome to the community! We hope you are enjoying your new job at SmartThings! :+1:


I haven’t picked apart anything yet, but more so push to share what could be a new IDE. It’s more of a play on words :slight_smile: because we’re all awaiting news on what’s replacing the legacy IDE.


Thank you for your warm welcome! Its really kind of you.

This role will be a journey for me and I am super thankful for the opportunity. SmartThings is an industry leader and is in the homes of so many people that it makes it very special for me to serve all of you! That opportunity brings me joy.


Welcome aboard! Lets hope you will keep us up to date with news on what is coming :grin:

Any status update on this firmware beta?

I am still on 36.5

Just got the deploy email… Woohoo lets see what breaks today!

Seriously though im looking forward to auto ghost cleanup… Very cool.


Can we get an email alerts when ghost nodes are deleted ? Am not in the ide all the time. Thanks

@alissa.dornbos Could you please edit that to point to and not the graph URL?

That graph URL is only the correct entry point to the IDE for some users, whereas the URL is the correct entry point to the IDE for all users. It would be good if SmartThings could at least get that right in announcements.


Awesome!!! Honestly I never knew how much ghost nodes really affected performance, but it always bugged me when they showed up in Z-wave repair messages.

I do agree with others that it would be nice if deletion was logged in the global app messages list just so I could get the satisfaction of seeing something happening.

Indeed, as long as filtering the messages is available (it is) there’s no such thing as too much information. :slight_smile:

@alissa.dornbos and/or @Kianoosh_Karami does the detection and deletion of the ghost node require a z-wave repair to be run?

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@Automated_House I read this part as “completely automatic” Jimmy…

yeah, I guess what i’m asking is: will a z-wave repair be run automatically every 24 hours and then ghost nodes deleted?

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Ghost node detection and removal is unrelated to network repair.


Just woke up and i have the new firmware.

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