WD has apparently released Firmware 04.06.00-111 (4/15/2022) for the first generation single bay My Cloud (P/N: WDBCTLxxxxxxx- 00).
Firmware Version 04.06.00-111 (04/15/2022)
As of April 15, 2022, support for prior generations of My Cloud OS has ended. We’ve made the following changes as part of this release:
- Disabled Cloud Access support
- Disabled Notification Email support
- Added My Cloud OS 3 End of Support message in the My Cloud dashboard
You will continue to have local access to your stored content. Remote access, security updates, and technical support will no longer be provided. Check out our recent My Cloud updates to learn more.
Direct download link for the firmware:
Note: Remote Access using the My Cloud OS3 mobile app and the MyCloud.com web portal have both been removed. Local network access using the My Cloud OS3 mobile app (for Android) also appears to no longer work.
Some screen captures showing the updated interface including the removal of the Cloud Access tab, removal of the Notifications from the Settings, and removal of the Cloud Access enable section from the Dashboard > Settings > General section.
The My Cloud Dashboard NTP service does connect and update its time correctly from broadband NTP servers (like time.windows.com and pool.ntp.org).
On a side note. Not sure if its because of the normal services I have disabled via SSH or the new firmware’s disabling of remote access but Dashboard loading just feels slightly faster.
I will say one thing: Given the nature of WD support (i.e. it’s over for OS/3); I would not touch this update with a 10’ pole.
One can always roll back or unbrick back to earlier firmware if they don’t like 4.06.00-111.
Edit to add: What ever one does they should give serious thought and consideration to blocking broadband access to their OS3 My Cloud at the local network edge (at their network firewall/router).
Thanks for the suggestion.