I have to say, that ever since I updated my Homey Pro (Early 2019) to V5 it seems to be more stable than before. It is now running V5 RC 38 and still less issues than before. I have only 1 Zigbee device (Aqara Cube) and about 35 Zwave devices.
Okay it still misses some signals sometimes, but I do get the feeling that thins have gotten better.
Quick feed back since my update to 5.0 rc38 on my Homey early 2018.
The only (big) problems I have is my Fibaro sensors.
Tamper alarm is always on
Motion sensor is no longer reliable. Somtetimes it works directly, sometimes not at all, sometimes alone (I use sensor to trigger some lights like in my garage and I see them switch on alone because « this room is in activity » but no one is there - maybe ghost since v5 ? )
Yesterday I was brave enough to switch to beta version 5.0.0 release candidate 38. I have the old hardware with IR still in there.
Upgrading took a while, but then I could connect to the device again with the client. All devices where red, but applications needed an upgrade too, so it took some more time. Only 1 application I use was not able to upgrade.
Everything went very smooth, and everything seems to work. I have no regrets that I’m on this beta now, and I hope Zigbee is a bit more stable now.
Have a bunch of newly purchased zigbee devices which I have not connected yet due to the expected 5.0 release. Anyone know if its coming soon? Seems like the official story have been “In a couple of weeks” for half a year now…
Only Athom knows, they don’t spread release dates. When they think it’s stable they will release V5 officially. Till then it’s experimental and they gather feedback from users and work on improvements. That’s how software development should go. If they rush things and release the version too soon, they will receive thousands of issue reports.
I do not know if it is the same bug, but after added 4 identical zigbee sensors (TS0201 TZ2000_a476raq2) I cannot add any zigbee devices. The funny thing, but before that I could add as many as I need.
That’s really strange, I’m running experimental rc38, reseted my zigbee network and added 42 zigbee devices with no problems at all.
I’ve added first all my routers, and then end devices on the spot where will be their final location.
And they connected pretty fast, much faster than on homey v4.2, and their routing much better to.
Yes, but that’s the right thing to do, right?
From all I’ve been reading, it pointed me in that direction, and it worked flawlessly .
It gave me a lot of work i understand that, but it was worth it, from my experience so far.
If you don’t want any of the issues, yes. However, it wouldn’t be very user-friendly if people are required to reset their Zigbee network when upgrading from v4 to v5, hence it was supposed to not be necessary.