Author Topic: WDTV LIVE shows wrong new firmware version detected  (Read 2903 times)

December 05, 2012, 09:20:20 PM
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I just downloaded 1.05.04_V_WDLXTV.COM_WDLXTV_LIVE- put in on a USB stick, unplugged the WDTV LIVE, plugged it back in with the USB Chip in, it reboots once on its own and then states New Firmware found:
Current version:  1.07.15
New Version :      1.12.14

I choose not to update, why doesnt it see the version on my USB stick.  I delete my wireless profile and it still doesnt detect the USB firmware.  I deleted the usb again recopied the 3 files over same result.  Auto Detect New Firmware is set to ON.

Any Help?

December 05, 2012, 10:27:10 PM
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If version number of WDLXTV on your thumbdrive is lower than your current, it wont be detected as new cause "its older"....

Take a look at the readme file or the on where and how to change the version number....

If the new firmware is not found and you don't get a "New firmware found", edit the wdtvlive.ver file and change the first version number to something higher than your currently installed firmware.


You have 1.02.21.WDLXTV_LIVE- running and want to up- or downgrade to any other version, change the content of wdtvlive.ver to


If it is still not showing the upgrade notice, it's most likely due to your USB stick. (95% of the cases)
In this case, start over with formatting the drive and copying the files (make sure you safely remove the device after copying!)
If it's still not working, try a different USB stick.

(Nevertheless, you should take a look at the readme and the wikis )
« Last Edit: December 05, 2012, 10:32:54 PM by slggl »

December 06, 2012, 03:03:25 AM
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Thanks SLGGL, I understood, and i will try when i get home, but please verify the followup question:
My current version is 1.07.15 , the b-rad version i want to go to is 1.05.04_V.WDLXTV_LIVE-
So on my USB stick i will modify the wdtvlive.ver file to a higher level so that it recognizes it:

I will change it to  this:  VERSION='1.07.16_V.WDLXTV_LIVE-'

Once the upgrade is complete and I go into the SETTINGS and choose About, will the new version read 1.05.04 or 1.07.16?

December 06, 2012, 03:26:50 AM
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it sounds like you have the new live streaming, the unit with built in wifi.

there is no WDLXTV custom firmware for that unit.

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