New v2.1.7 Wallet Update
Official NON-MANDATORY (but highly recommended) v2.1.7 wallet update has been released with critical stability & bug fixes to address wallet instability reported by many users using prior versions.
NOTE: Due to some critical changes, it may attempt to re-index your current blockchain when you first launch the new wallet with your existing blockchain. If this fails, this means that your existing chain may be no good and you will need to resync from scratch to ensure you get a good copy of the blockchain from the network.
- Stability Fixes
- Fix Re-Index
- UI Transaction Sorting Update
- Multisend Fix
- Checkpoint added
- Update Translations
How to Update
0. As always, backup the existing wallet to a safe location if you haven’t done so already.
(File -> Backup wallet or ./pivx-cli backupwallet)
Download the appropriate wallet binary for your OS from link below.
For Windows users, I recommend “pivx-2.1.7-win64-setup-unsigned.exe” (or win32 if win64 fails)
Overwrite the existing executable files with the newly downloaded wallet binaries.
(This step is NOT needed for Windows users who download and upgrade via the above mentioned executable file)
(For other OS users who require assistance in this area, please ask in #support channel in PIVX Slack for advice)
Re-start the wallet. If prompted to re-index, then let it re-index. (or may do it automatically)
If #3 is successful and your wallet launches fine, you are done!
If #3 fails to re-index your blockchain or wallet fails to load, follow next steps:
Close your current wallet. (File -> Exit or ./pivx-cli stop)
From your data folder, delete the “blocks” and “chaninstate” folders. (Only those 2)
(feel free to rename them as a temporary backup if you want but they aren’t critical)
(default folder locations for each operating systen are listed below this guide)
Re-start the wallet. Done! It will now take a while to resync back from the network.
Default Config / Data Folder Location
Go to Start > Run