Author Topic: Reverting the firmware back to a previous version  (Read 20876 times)

April 03, 2009, 01:30:00 PM
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jayallan

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If you would like to revert then follow these simple steps.

take the 1.01 package, unzip it.
Inside you will find 2 files "wdtv.ver" and "wdtv.bin".
Open "wdtv.ver" with notepad or a comperable editor and you'll see this :

Quote:
VERSION='1.02.00'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'

Juste change it to
Quote:
VERSION='1.03.00'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'
and answer YES to the save prompt.

Now place these files in root of your usb device and flash away.


This will bypass the firmware version check and down-date to an older firmware version. :)

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April 05, 2009, 05:53:42 AM
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If you would like to revert then follow these simple steps.

take the 1.01 package, unzip it.
Inside you will find 2 files "wdtv.ver" and "wdtv.bin".
Open "wdtv.ver" with notepad or a comperable editor and you'll see this :

Quote:
VERSION='1.02.00'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'

Juste change it to
Quote:
VERSION='1.03.00'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'
and answer YES to the save prompt.

Now place these files in root of your usb device and flash away.


This will bypass the firmware version check and down-date to an older firmware version. :)



This sounds as if and when an actual 1.03.00 version does come out we won't be about to load because we will aready have a 1.01  version under that name.

April 05, 2009, 06:12:42 AM
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from what I have read, this is how it works;
before flashing it, it gets the version from wdtv.ver. once it's loaded it reads the info from the actual firmware.

meaning, you can 'fool' it into thinking it's anything you want, and load anything you want onto it.
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April 05, 2009, 12:09:50 PM
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That is correct.  It will save it as it's actual Ver number.  So any updates will be able to install.

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April 06, 2009, 06:02:47 AM
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hi jayallan:
this tips works correctly? iīll like to go back the old version of firmware.
thanks

April 06, 2009, 08:28:00 AM
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If you would like to revert then follow these simple steps.

take the 1.01 package, unzip it.
Inside you will find 2 files "wdtv.ver" and "wdtv.bin".
Open "wdtv.ver" with notepad or a comperable editor and you'll see this :

Quote:
VERSION='1.02.00'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'

Juste change it to
Quote:
VERSION='1.03.00'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'
and answer YES to the save prompt.

Now place these files in root of your usb device and flash away.


This will bypass the firmware version check and down-date to an older firmware version. :)


ok say we do that, we fool the player to think we are actually installing 1.03.00 ?
when we click about, will it show 1.03.00 ?
and since we convince the player that it is 1.03.00 , when we actually want to upgrade the firmware, we must edit the version and make it higher than 1.03.00 so that it recognises the newer firmware?  ???

April 06, 2009, 10:41:16 AM
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no.

read my previous post carefully.

you can fool it, but once you flash it, it reads the correct version number from the actual firmware.

the wdtv.ver is only to let the system know there is an available firmware update, that is why you edit it, and also why you can put on whatever you want.


my opinion; they really were thinking ahead by doing this, they likely had a good idea there would be a community doing exactly this sort of thing.
Everybody benefits from this.
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May 17, 2009, 11:45:53 PM
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Where can I download previous FW? I can't seem to find anything in the WD site.

May 18, 2009, 12:32:05 AM
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You can download them all here.

http://wdtvforum.com/firmware/WDTV_FW_1_02_07.zip

Just replace the ## with the one you want  ;)

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June 11, 2009, 06:37:32 AM
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Hi,

yu might be able to help me out.
I bought my WD TV already with 1.01.02 firmware on it and whyever I do not have an icon or better the option to do a firmware upgrade.
Could you please help me out?

Thanks in advance for any hint, which I would appreciate much.

Thanks

Marc

If you would like to revert then follow these simple steps.

take the 1.01 package, unzip it.
Inside you will find 2 files "wdtv.ver" and "wdtv.bin".
Open "wdtv.ver" with notepad or a comperable editor and you'll see this :

Quote:
VERSION='1.02.00'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'

Juste change it to
Quote:
VERSION='1.03.00'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'
and answer YES to the save prompt.

Now place these files in root of your usb device and flash away.


This will bypass the firmware version check and down-date to an older firmware version. :)