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November 16, 2009, 05:31:28 PM
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Official instructions from WD

How to Install the Product Update:

   1. Extract the three files (.BIN, .VER, and .FFF files) to the root (top level) of a portable USB drive.
   2. Connect the USB drive to the WD TV Live Media Player's USB port.
   3. Press HOME, and then select the Settings bar.
   4. Select the firmware upgrade icon, and then press ENTER.
   5. You are prompted to perform the firmware upgrade.
   6. Select OK on the firmware update prompt, and then press ENTER. This will restart the system.
   7. After restarting, the system automatically enters firmware upgrade mode.
   8. Once the update process is completed, the WD TV Live HD Media Player will restart again.
   9. Once the HD WD TV Live Media Player restarts, the new firmware is automatically loaded and the WD TV Live HD Media Player is ready for use.


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November 17, 2009, 04:25:50 AM
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Official instructions from WD

How to Install the Product Update:

   1. Extract the three files (.BIN, .VER, and .FFF files) to the root (top level) of a portable USB drive.
   2. Connect the USB drive to the WD TV Live Media Player's USB port.
   3. Press HOME, and then select the Settings bar.
   4. Select the firmware upgrade icon, and then press ENTER.
   5. You are prompted to perform the firmware upgrade.
   6. Select OK on the firmware update prompt, and then press ENTER. This will restart the system.
   7. After restarting, the system automatically enters firmware upgrade mode.
   7.2 Go drink a beer  :P
   8. Once the update process is completed, the WD TV Live HD Media Player will restart again.
   9. Once the HD WD TV Live Media Player restarts, the new firmware is automatically loaded and the WD TV Live HD Media Player is ready for use.



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November 17, 2009, 05:46:17 AM
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I don't get a firmware upgrade icon on my wd hd live.  I have tried unplugginh thenetwork cable and powering it of/on plus resetting to factory defaults.

The firmware version on my WD HD live 1.01.00 and a firmware upgrade via the internet says i am up to date.

Are the WDTV LIVE AND THE WDTV HD  LIVE NOT THE SAME?

Any suggestions?

Official instructions from WD

How to Install the Product Update:

   1. Extract the three files (.BIN, .VER, and .FFF files) to the root (top level) of a portable USB drive.
   2. Connect the USB drive to the WD TV Live Media Player's USB port.
   3. Press HOME, and then select the Settings bar.
   4. Select the firmware upgrade icon, and then press ENTER.
   5. You are prompted to perform the firmware upgrade.
   6. Select OK on the firmware update prompt, and then press ENTER. This will restart the system.
   7. After restarting, the system automatically enters firmware upgrade mode.
   8. Once the update process is completed, the WD TV Live HD Media Player will restart again.
   9. Once the HD WD TV Live Media Player restarts, the new firmware is automatically loaded and the WD TV Live HD Media Player is ready for use.



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November 17, 2009, 11:18:14 AM
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Official instructions from WD

How to Install the Product Update:

 
   7.2 Go drink a beer  :P
 




That's not the official way!   That's the Homebrew way ;)   Which I heartily recommend BTW!

WDTV LIVE with current official FW > HDMI > DVDO > Sony CRT Projector 150" 16/9 screen.  Toslink audio to Yamaha DTS receiver. No Network set up yet.

November 17, 2009, 11:20:04 AM
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I don't get a firmware upgrade icon on my wd hd live.  I have tried unplugginh thenetwork cable and powering it of/on plus resetting to factory defaults.

The firmware version on my WD HD live 1.01.00 and a firmware upgrade via the internet says i am up to date.

Are the WDTV LIVE AND THE WDTV HD  LIVE NOT THE SAME?

Any suggestions?




There is only one LIVE model

Tell us the steps you did ???


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November 17, 2009, 01:15:01 PM
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I don't get a firmware upgrade icon on my wd hd live.  I have tried unplugginh thenetwork cable and powering it of/on plus resetting to factory defaults.

The firmware version on my WD HD live 1.01.00 and a firmware upgrade via the internet says i am up to date.

Are the WDTV LIVE AND THE WDTV HD  LIVE NOT THE SAME?

Any suggestions?




There is only one LIVE model

Tell us the steps you did ???



I got it. Had to have the files extracted to the root of the usb device and power off and back on. WD support says if it sees the files then the icon will appear.

November 18, 2009, 07:52:46 AM
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I upgraded my unit through the download option and only had one hick-up.  When the upgrade was finished and the unit rebooted it locked-up and went to a black screen.  Had to unplug to reset and everything was fine.  Just an FYI if yours does the same thing don't panic and think you bricked it, just power cycle the unit.

November 18, 2009, 11:13:31 AM
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I upgraded my unit through the download option and only had one hick-up.  When the upgrade was finished and the unit rebooted it locked-up and went to a black screen.  Had to unplug to reset and everything was fine.  Just an FYI if yours does the same thing don't panic and think you bricked it, just power cycle the unit.

The exact same thing happened to me, except that my firmware was loaded off of a usb key. And yes, I had about 10 minutes where I wouldn't touch it and instead just gulped hard and wiped sweat from my brow.

It's all good now, though.

August 20, 2010, 12:06:30 PM
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I have a WDTV Live Plus, put the files on root, doesn't update. Says searching network, no available update. Oh well.

November 09, 2010, 10:14:48 PM
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he firmware version on my WD HD live 1.01.00 and a firmware upgrade ugg boots classic minivia the internet says i am up to date.

January 12, 2011, 02:07:29 PM
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I have B-Rads homebrew firmware.  Can I simply overwrite with a new official firmware and then add the corresponding homebrew again??

July 12, 2012, 10:23:18 AM
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I downloaded the zip file for the update, I just wanted to make sure that if I save them to the "root" of a portable hard drive aka my 3TB or 2TB My Book Essential, would the media player see it or do I actually have to go buy a thumb drive for it to work? thank you

July 12, 2012, 04:45:25 PM
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You can give it a shot,  It won't hurt anything but IMO you should by a thumb drive about 2 gig.  Much better.
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