How to Install Firmware on your WDTV Media Player!
Before you begin, you will need to download the appropriate zip file.
Here are the download links for both:
IF YOU HAVE A 1ST GENERATION UNIT, DOWNLOAD FROM HERE:
Download -> WDTV Gen 1 Software Pack
IF YOU HAVE A 2ND GENERATION UNIT, DOWNLOAD FROM HERE:
Download -> WDTV Gen 2 Software Pack
There is one difference when using the software pack for Generation 2, (other than different file names for some things), Ignore STEP 4 on the video, I already took care of it for you :)…
If you download the files, go through the video, and have any questions, feel free to leave a comment in here. I will do my best to respond to questions.
Now that you have your fancy new custom firmware installed, some of you may be asking, “What Next?” To that I ask… Have you ever been annoyed by the fact that your WDTV only has TWO usb ports? I sure have… One very easy to implement feature of your new firmware is its support for USB Hubs. I have a short, easy to read tutorial that talks about how to add one to your system so that you can plug in up to 8! total devices.
If You Need to Revert to Factory Firmware, Read This: Restore Factory Firmware