Firmware downgrade

#1

Hello,

 

Since I have problem with the latest firmware, I wonder if I can download previous firmware 3.3.02-165 and manually downgrade my wd cloud?

 

Also if this is possible, where can I download previous firmware version?

 

Thank you.

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#2

Before I had 3.3.02.165.

With the latest I have problems with loosing connection to my cloud, I need to reboot the device, if I want to get it back on the network.

Ok I found the link http://community.wd.com/t5/WD-My-Cloud/Download-older-firmware/m-p/647095/highlight/true#M3508

Why would be downgrading difficult, can’t I just manually update with previus version?

br, Niko

#3

grobelsekn wrote:

Before I had 3.3.02.165.

 

Why would be downgrading difficult, can’t I just manually update with previus version?

 

br, Niko

grobelsekn,

You can downgrade your firmware, but you need to download the firmware you want to go back to from here:

http://support.wd.com/product/download.asp?groupid=904&sid=211&lang=en

After unzipping the file to get to your *.DEB version you have to rename that version. So lets say you are on 3.3.02.165 and you want to go back to 03.03.01.156, do the following.

  1. Download gpl-source-wd_my_cloud-03.03.01-156.zip

  2. Unpack the zip file to the *.DEB file.

  3. Rename the *.DEB file to a version number that is highr than the version you are on. Example: rename 03.03.01.156 to 3.3.02.166 to replace 3.3.02.165.

  4. Go to your Dashboard and do a manual firmware update. This will restore the older firmware.

BEWARE : that any scripts/functions that have been changed with the firmware you are on and are not addressed with the older firmware are still the current version’s script. I would do this as a last resort in trying to find a fix elsewhere on the forum.

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No data on my external drive (connected on the USB port from WD My Cloud)
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#4

Thank you this is what I was looking for.

#5

I tried this but it kept saying invalid file… .even though i grabbed the firmware from the WD site.

#6

in the zip file there isn’t the *.deb file !

Where can we download the deb file ?

#7

Downgrade done, pretty straightorward if care is taken.

Everything working as it should, I will be extremely cautious about any further upgrade now :manvery-happy:

#8

Can you explain how to unzip the file to the DEB file? the source file only has a whole batch of single files but no massive zip file containing a deb file

#9

Don’t looSe your time, go here : http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/HDD-SSD-NAS-USB-Flash/Western-Digital/

Here you will find the deb file. But when I tried to install, the wd told me that there was a problem Whit the firmware. I solved with a ssh connection, modifying the *.sh file and starting upgrades from ssh console

#10

Hello, 

I’m interessed to downgrade firmware.

Wich files are you modify? 

Thank you.