I have been on 1.02.21 for months and months…carefully watcing these boards and others for signs of a solid update - and after seeing 1.04.22_V) I thought I might pull the trigger this past Friday - but alas - it was complete disaster. Here’s what I tried…
I went right to the latest (1.04.22_V) via manual USB update - and things were looking good. I wandering around the interface, played an entire movie without any problems…everything was cool until I hit stop on the movie. The WDTV suddenly rebooted for no reason and after that I could not play a single piece of media. If I tried a FLAC file…instant restart. If I went to a movie (mkv format) - instant reboot.
I then dropped back to 1.03.49 (manually via USB) and the update applied but new issues cropped up. I could get a movie going but could not use any button on the remote to stop it, pause it or anything…I had to pull the plug to get it to stop.
After all the frustration - I went back to 1.02.21 and everything returned to normal (I could actually use my unit)…but my real question is: what is the best way to do the firmware update? All of my attempts have been manual via USB key…but I see folks doing factory resets, hard resets and so on…
Is there a preferred order (including soft/hard resets) to try and get the greatest chance of success?
I cannot believe we all have the same piece of hardware and the same firmware update - yet some breeze thru with no issues and others (like me) experience a nasty set of glitches. I would think that the firmware and the method shouldn’t matter…but I would like to get current if possible.
Appreciate any info you can share.