On Monday, February 6th 2017, Dash version 12.1 was officially released. If you host your masternode with Node40, you can now upgrade.
Before you start, please make sure you have upgraded your Dash QT Core wallet to 12.1. The wallet upgrade will take a least an hour as you have to download the entire blockchain. The official wallet can be downloaded from the new Dash website at https://www.dash.org/
Our Knowledge Base instructions are located here: https://support.node40.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000463187-Upgrade-to-Dash-version-12-1-x
What to do Next
If you have already upgraded your Dash QT Core wallet to 12.1, then your next step is to start the upgrade process from Node40.
On the Monitor page you will see a message telling you to visit the the Upgrade page. If you do not not see the message, you may need to refresh your browser.
From the Upgrade page, click the button that says UPGRADE YOUR MASTERNODES TO 120100.
You will receive an email indicating your nodes have been queued for upgrade with an estimated time to completion.
Only after you have received an email indicating the upgrade is complete should you update your masternode.conf file.
To get your new line items for the
masternode.conf file, visit the Node40 Commissioned Nodes page. Please note the details of this page will only be accurate after you have received an email indicating that all or your masternodes have upgraded.
masternode.conf file and restart your wallet. After the wallet has completely synched, you can remote-start your masternodes from the new wallet Masternodes tab.
Remote start your masternodes by clicking Start all or by selecting each masternode in the list and clicking Start alias.
Please let us know if you run into any issues. The Support link in the upper right corner of Node40 will allow you to report issues through either live chat or by opening a ticket. We will have someone available for live chat Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm EST (New York).
A note about rewards
During major upgrades to the Dash network, rewards to masternodes are random. This means the predictable schedule you are accustomed to will not apply until a majority of the network has upgraded.