Firmware 1.01.30 Rollback [GUIDE]


1. small flashdrive (2,4,8 GB) formatted FAT32 … completely empty

2. download rollback firmware:

3. extract all 4 files onto the root of the flashdrive ie. No Folders

so you should only have these on the flashdrive


4. Before inserting the flashdrive … check the detect New Firmware setting is “On”

Setup > System > Auto Detect New Firmware > On

5. Power off the WDTV (Press and hold Standby button for 5 seconds … switch off at the mains power)

6. “Safely Remove” the flashdrive from your PC and insert it into the front or rear usb input on the WDTV

7. Power On the WDTV

8. New Firmware should now be detected “New Firmware” notification will appear in the Home Menu (if using Grid UI there will be a Orange System Alert Icon at the top right of screen) Navigate to it and Press OK.

(it will say 4.01.30… don’t worry, ignore it) … press OK to proceed)

9. wait until finished (it can take several minutes … it should not take longer than 10-15 min)

10. It’s also recommended after a Firmware Rollback (or upgrade) to do a Factory Reset

Setup > System > Device Reset > Reset All Settings Back to Factory Default

11. when finished (optional) disable the New Firmware notification

Setup > System > Auto Detect New Firmware > Off

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Thanks for sharing this.

I got an error trying to download the rollback firmware zip file. Not found.

HOWEVER, then I changed the link to https instead of http and it worked!

Note: I did get an SSL error about invalid https certificate. I told my Firefox browser to make a temporary exception, and then the download started. Interesting.

download link works fine for me (http works fine too) using Firefox 45.0.2