zack832 wrote:Ok, I'm having real issues downgrading. A few days ago I upgraded to the latest version 1.03.49_V-WDLXTV-Live-0.4.5.3
I'm still having issues with network shares, never have worked no matter what, so I thought I'd go back to the WD software and if worse came to worse call tech support. I followed the directions and changed the version in the WDLIVE files to VERSION='1.20.04.WDLXTV_LIVE-0.4.2.0 from VERSION='1.01.77', but the system does not see the new firmware on the USB stick when booting, and when I go to system update, it tells me I have the latest software. I unplugged the network cable and tried as a last resort, now I get a message that it can't check for new firmware since the network cable is unplugged. It obviously is not looking of the usb stick for firmware it's going online.
I'm stumped, what do I need to do to revert to factory firmware?
Make sure you have all three files (.fff, .ver, .bin) on the disk
Make sure you do change the version in the .ver file on your disk
Make sure they are for the correct device (G2 vs Live vs Live Plus)
Make sure the USB disk only has one single partition (U3-compliant flash drives won't work as they have a hidden partition), and that it's formatted in FAT32 (NTFS will not work)
Make sure you used `Safely Remove`on your PC before unplugging the disk to ensure Windows has finished writing to it
Try the other USB port
Try plugging the key after the WDTV is done booting
As a last resort, try if possible a different USB disk.