Trying the same thing here. Downloaded 01.01.11 from the link B-Rad provided. Used notepad to change the ver to 01.01.19 so that it is recognized by WDTV Live. When I put the USB thumbdrive in the player, it shows new firmware found and when I opt to update, it is indeed showing version 01.01.19, HOWEVER, after selecting ok to proceed, my box reboots and when it comes back up, it shows new firmware found and nothing has changed. I have gone over and over. I have reformatted my USB drive a couple of times but no luck. I am kicking myself now for upgrading to 17 two days before deciding to upgrade to B-Rad's FW!! I am not giving up. Any ideas how to get this working. Am I correct in that the only thing that needs to be in the root of my thumb drive is .ver, .bin and .fff files? Am I also correct in that I only need to open the .ver file (in notepad) to change the ver to something higher than .17? I am not connected to the internet. I am also at a loss. Thanks all.