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1  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Awesome Miner - Unlock Antminer S9, T9+, S15, T15, S17, T17 (free for everyone) on: November 29, 2019, 10:50:28 AM

This feature is available for everyone - you don't have to run a paid version of Awesome Miner to unlock any number of Antminers. This should benefit the entire mining community.

I've received a number of questions about what Awesome Miner, as a trusted and known software solution, can do related to unlocking of Antminers (without having to use SD cards). The unlock feature has been available in Awesome Miner for a while, but everyone may not be aware of it as it's a bit hidden.

Unlock support
  • S15, T15, S17, S17 Pro, T17
    • Enable SSH and remove signature check
    • Works with recent Bitmain firmware versions, except the latest December 2019 release
  • S9, T9+
    • Remove signature check
    • When the signature check is removed, you can install any firmware, either custom firmware or older Bitmain firmware, where SSH is available
    • Works with all Bitmain firmware versions except the most recent from July 2019. If you run this specific firmware version, flashing with SD-card is an option.

How to unlock
If you already are running Awesome Miner to monitor all your Antminers, please make sure you run a recent version and then proceed to step #7.

1 ) Download, install and run Awesome Miner.
2 ) When running Awesome Miner for the first time, it will automatically open the Add Miner Wizard. It can also be accessed via the "New miner" button in the toolbar.
3 ) In the wizard, select "Network Scan"
4 ) Enter an IP address range and click "Scan"
5 ) Click "Select all" to add all miners and click "Next" followed by "Finish"
6 ) In case you have the Free Edition of Awesome Miner, you may get a question if you want to continue adding the miners. Select "Yes" to continue. The Free Edition only supports monitoring of two miners, but it's still possible to add any number of miners
7 ) Select one or many miners, right click and select "ASIC Tools" -> "Send Custom Web Request"
8 ) Fill in the Antminer web username and password (default: root / root) and enter "unlock" (without the quotes) in the Request field.
9 ) Apply and wait. The Antminers will be restarted once during the process.

What's next
Now your Antminers are unlocked and you will have greater flexibility to install any custom firmware and access them via SSH.

SD-card images
We have a number of SD-card images available for unlocking certain Bitmain firmware versions for Antminer S9, T9+, L3+. Please contact me for more information.

Any feedback is of course appreciated. Thanks!
2  Local / Skandinavisk / Debattartikel i Aftonbladet som delvis berör Bitcoin on: October 04, 2016, 04:44:17 PM
"Låt inte bitcoin bli terrorns nya vapen", skriven av två ministrar i regeringen.

Hur tror ni att detta kommer att utvecklas? Har inte redan växlingsplattformar en hel del regelverk som de måste följa just angående pengatvätt?
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Awesome Profit Switching software: NiceHash, Yaamp, Hamsterpool, coins, more... on: August 04, 2014, 10:32:57 AM
Awesome Profit Switching - Next generation pool switching

Achieve higher profits than any of the auto-switching multi-pools alone, by automatically switching between multiple algorithms and multiple multi-pools. Works great for both GPU mining and standalone ASIC's, and up to 200 miners can be managed from a single interface.

Awesome Miner introduces the next generation of profit switching multi-algorithm pool mining; Awesome Profit Switching. By using both real-time coin profitability statistics to switch between single-coin pools and also using real-time statistics from popular auto-switching multi-pools, Awesome Miner can automatically switch between mining a specific coin or mine on the currently most profitable auto-switching multi-pool.

Awesome Profit Switching works for any combination of GPU mining computers (both Windows and Linux) and standalone ASIC's, as long as a Cgminer/Sgminer compatible API is available.

Supported multi-pools and algorithms for automatic profit switching
  • NiceHash (Scrypt, Scrypt Adaptive N, SHA-3 (Keccak), X11, X13, X15, Nist5, Neoscrypt, Lyra2RE)
  • WestHash (Scrypt, Scrypt Adaptive N, SHA-3 (Keccak), X11, X13, X15, Nist5, Neoscrypt, Lyra2RE)
  • LTCRabbit (Scrypt, X11)
  • Yaamp (Scrypt, Scrypt Adaptive N, X11, X13, X15, Neoscrypt, Lyra2RE)
  • Hamsterpool (Scrypt, Scrypt Adaptive N, X11)
  • TradeMyBit (Scrypt, Scrypt Adaptive N, X11, X13, X15, Nist5, Neoscrypt) (TradeMyBit has closed down)

Before continuing, please make sure the latest version of Awesome Miner is installed. The software can be downloaded from the Awesome Miner Download page.

Enable rule for Awesome Profit Switching
The Awesome Profit Switching rule in Awesome Miner is disabled by default. To enable the rule, open the Options dialog. Go to the Rules configuration as illustrated below. Check the box to enable the rule Awesome Profit Switching. The Edit operation can be used to customize the rule and select for which miners the rule should apply.

The Awesome Profit Switching rule requires all pools to switch between to be added to the miner. Of all the added pools, the most profitable will automatically be prioritized.

There are two alternative ways of using the rule:
  • Alternative #1 is to download the complete configuration for all the supported pools and a prepared Managed Miner.
  • Alternative #2 is to manually ensure that an already running miner has all the pool added.

Alternative #1: Prepared configuration
Download and run one this file to import the configuration to Awesome Miner:

The configuration files are associated with Awesome Miner. Run the downloaded configuration file either from the web browser or from the download folder to import in Awesome Miner.

When launching the downloaded configuration file, the import dialog will be opened. Click OK to import the pools and all configuration. If you for example don't want to do Scrypt mining, simply uncheck the pools that uses Scrypt. If you don't want to use the Managed Miner feature, uncheck the Awesome Profit Miner.

For each of the imported pools, a dialog will be displayed where the pool configuration must be completed. The field Worker name must be filled in.
  • NiceHash & WestHash & Yaamp: Your Bitcoin address should be used as Worker name
  • LTCRabbit & Hamsterpool: Your Worker name follows the pattern Weblogin.Worker - for example AwesomeTest.1
Click OK to continue.

The same dialog will be displayed for each pool, and Worker name must be filled in for all of them.

Import completed
When the import has completed, the miner will appear in the main window of Awesome Miner, unless unselected during the import.

Configure Device Profiles
The next step is to review the imported device profile configuration, that specifies the GPU mining settings. In the Options dialog, go to the Device Profile configuration as illustrated below.

There are two device profiles in the imported configuration.

  • S-algorithm profile defines the GPU mining settings for the Scrypt and SHA-based algorithms.
  • X-algorithm profile defines the GPU mining settings for the X11, X13, X15 and Nist5 algorithms.

Edit each of these profiles to work well with the GPU's being used. The default configuration is based on AMD Radeon 280X. Using the Load from GPU template button, predefined values can be loaded for common GPU types. For more information about using Device Profiles in Awesome Miner, read the Device Profile article.

Alternative #2: Manual configuration
The Awesome Profit Switching feature supports the multi-pools and algorithms listed below. Add these to your existing miner (either an External Miner or a Managed Miner) that you monitor using Awesome Miner. Only add those pools you want to use.

Start mining
In the example below, two Managed Miners running on different computers uses Awesome Profit Switching where the NiceHash X11 pool is the currently most profitable and will be the highest prioritized pool.

Adding single-coin pools
Any additional pools can be added to the running miners. If the pool has a specific coin specified, the coin statistics will be used to calculate the profitability of the coin, and the Awesome Profit Switching rule will automatically change to the pool if it's more profitable than any of the added multi-pools.

Awesome Miner supports WhatToMine, CoinChoose, CoinWarz and WhatMine as coin statistics providers.

Source code
Awesome Profit Switching is implemented using the Awesome Miner C# Script API, making it very easy for anyone to make their own modifications to the code:

For general information about Awesome Miner, see this thread:
Awesome Miner - Powerful Windows GUI to manage and monitor Cgminer & Sgminer
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / [Awesome Miner] - Powerful Windows GUI to manage and monitor up to 200000 miners on: July 04, 2014, 05:45:01 AM


Native overclocking
Use the Native overclocking to control the clock speed, voltage, power and fan              
properties of your GPU's. Awesome Miner provides the unique feature of
performing overclocking operations for both AMD and nVidia GPU's without using
any external applications.

In addition to the native overclocking feature, clocking can also be performed via
remote control of MSI Afterburner.

The overclocking can automatically be applied at a large scale across an entire
mining farm based on the current mining algorithm.
Profit switching
The Profit switching feature will optimize the mining for maximum profitability              
based on statistics from both standard mining pools and multi-coin pools. Access all
popular mining pools with just a click to get started with the profit based mining
right away.

Use the benchmark to let Awesome Miner test multiple mining algorithms and
mining software and measure the hashrate and power usage for each of them to
optimize the profit switching decisions.

Power consumption
The current Power consumption is displayed for both AMD and nVidia GPU's,
independent of which mining software being used. The mining profit is calculated
and displayed in real time based on the current power consumption, hashrate and
the current mining pool.

Any crypto currency, Any software
Includes support for over 40 of the most popular mining software. Several hundred
crypto currencies are included with statistics and revenue information. Full
flexibility to add and deploy any custom mining software, algorithm, crypto
currency and mining pool.

GPU monitoring
Display and monitor GPU properties including clock speed, fan speed, power
consumption and temperature. Define actions to take in case a GPU is failing or
running too warm.

Windows and Linux
Manage and monitor GPU miners running on either Windows or Linux. Awesome
Miner Remote Agent supports both platforms.


ASIC support
Manage and monitor all popular ASIC devices without installing any software on the        
device. Use profit switching on ASIC miners to prioritize mining on the most
profitable pool.

Supported ASIC miners includes, but are not limited to: Bitmain Antminer, Baikal,
Canaan Avalon, DragonMint, Hyperbit, iBeLink, Innosilicon, Obelisk and Whatsminer.
Bitmain Antminer is a popular ASIC miner and all Antminer models are fully                  
supported, including features for automatic configuration of Privileged API access,
firmware upgrades and configuration of default pools.

Automation and SSH
Automate the mining operations by defining triggers and macros where the ASIC
miner can be instructed to perform operations like changing mining pool or
rebooting the ASIC miner. Any SSH command can be sent to an ASIC miner, for
example to force a reboot or shudown.

Optimized Antminer firmware
Use the optimized Antminer firmware to get significant hashrate improvements
and more features. The firmware supports display of power usage, LED flash,
sleep mode, antivirus scan and multiple predefined hashrate modes. All these
features are integrated in Awesome Miner. Supports Antminer S9, S9i, S9j, T9+,
L3+, S17, S17 Pro, T17

Awesome Miner can also interact with the open source Antminer firmware
provided by Braiins-OS


Notifications and Recovery
Use the predefined rules or define custom rules to take full control of the mining            
operations. Detection of high temperatures, slow mining progress, hanging miners
and disconnected miners. Automatic restart of miners, with fully customizable
triggers and actions. Define custom rules to automate tasks and setup schedules.

Notifications are displayed in the user interface and can also be sent by e-mail or
web hooks. With a Cloud Services subscription also as Telegram App notifications
and SMS messages.
Use the HTTP API to interact with Awesome Miner from external applications and          
get access to monitoring information about the miners. Use the API to provision
and control the mining via external applications.

Use the powerful built-in C# script engine to create customized triggers and actions.
Develop custom C# scripts for monitoring and performing mining and pool

Dashboard & Mining history
The dashboard gives an overview of all running miners and their total performance,
revenue, profit and power consumption.

View long-term mining history, generate charts and export CSV-data to Excel for
even more powerful data processing and visualization.

Organize miners
Organize your miners using miner groups to make management of larger number
of miners easier. Operations can be performed either on individual miners or on
one or many groups of miners.

Define and assign tags to miners to filter and make it easier to identify properties of
a miner.

Use templates to apply a predefined configuration to one or many miners in
a single operation.

Balance monitoring
Monitor your assests using Coin wallet balance feature and the Pool balance
feature for the most popular mining pools.

Getting started
Frequently Asked Questions
Getting started with Awesome Miner
Getting started with Profit Switching
Custom Antminer firmware
Automatic setup of API access for Antminer

Awesome Miner Affiliate Program
By joining the Awesome Miner Affiliate Program, you can earn a commission when you refer new customers to Awesome Miner. A commission of up to 12 % will be paid for each sale.
Read more about the affiliate program

Frequently Asked Questions and Help topics

Awesome Miner is available in both Free and Paid editions. The Free edition includes many of the features.
No signup required to get started.

Download and read more on the Awesome Miner web site

Please try the software and give feedback about what kind of functionality you would like to see in the next version. All comments and suggestions are welcome. The goal is to make mining easier and also provide powerful features to manage the mining.

Patrik Engström - IntelliBreeze Software AB
Twitter: @AwesomeMinerApp
Web site:
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