Alright, unfortunately I am very quickly becoming an expert in this mycloud stuff out of necessity. I haven’t even touched a Linux distro until a week ago. As usual, everything that could have gone wrong, has.
Following Fox_Exe’s instructions (and rewriting a majority of it for better clarity), I cannot get my mycloud to fetch an IP from the router in order to utilize telnet with the given steps to create the USB. I have long since abandoned this method. I finally succeeded in using the ‘alternate’ way as described in Fox_Exe’s instuctions with barely a pyrrhic success. Using Linux mint, I was able to sort my way through the partitioning commands (I’ve done this around 40 times now on my poor brand new 8TB HDD) and got the mycloud to pull an IP from my router and I was able to access the “safe mode” screen. YAY!.. right? No (took at least 2 months to research my way to this point)
Here is my problem now. I can select the firmware to load to the mycloud on the “safe mode” screen, obviously I choose 2.xx firmware. Problem is, no matter what firmware version I choose, the mycloud light switches from red flashing initially, to blue flashing for a moment and straight to solid red and stays there; all the while the pinwheel of progress stays at 0%. I have only ever been able to get the mycloud to load an inputted firmware once from this screen when I was unbricking the original 4TB HDD, even that was a tedious process that took me about 14 tries over several weeks.
Am I missing something here? I have tried everything from switching around the order in how I create the partitions, formatting all partitions to ext4, changing the name of the boot directory for recovery, using mycloud image files, low level formatting, and resorting back to plugging in the recovery USB, waiting for the red-yellow flashing light, and crossing my fingers that the mycloud can finally pull an IP for me to use. At this point, I don’t know how much life my 8TB HDD has left in it.
I have waited around a year to create a forum post as I was confident something so simple surely couldn’t give me such a hard time. I have been broken, and now am calling for help.
I must have searched every forum post about all the issues and techniques people have gone through to get these things working again (especially the main two about 0% problems), none of which seem to answer questions. Many posts have said they are making detailed instructions for an unbrick of these devices. Since I have been struggling through all the possible problems known to man, I feel I need to share my experience and post a true, elaborate and comprehensive tutorial outlining all the possible problems one may encounter when unbricking specifically the gen 2, and all the reasons for all the inputted commands. (AFTER I FIX THIS FREAKING THING.)
Any input as to why I am getting stuck on a 0% safemode screen would be great! (And yes, the 4 and 40 second resets do nothing. Those don’t ever seem to be operational when you need them anyway.)
Bennor, I have seen you as one of the main people heading these types of questions, help a brother out?