You should contact Fox_exe directly to see if they can assist with your issue. If you haven’t done so already try re-flashing the My cloud with the latest firmware. For some unsupported mods/apps that will erase the mod/app a dn reset the My Cloud to default. Otherwise follow one of the various unbrick procedures which will typically reinstall the firmware onto the My Cloud Drive.
I know hack MyCloud or some product of WD is illegal, and of course, WD maybe will not warranty MyCloud.
WD community has forum that Legal for WD Product and in this forum has many member are staffs or support technican for WD Corporation. This forum has WD logo in left-top of banner, is it right!?
(I think maybe you also know who WD staff or supporting WD product in this forum)
By the way, as the end-user, i bought MyCloud and want to have a good experience with WD product. And i join in WD Community is not out off my experience with WD product: get more knowlegde when using it.
I use MyCloud in normally, have not break-down device.
Thanks for you advice and i had a good experience in WD Communty with you, @cpt_paranoia!
It is not “illegal” (in most if not all places) to hack or modify the My Cloud firmware. WD even provides access to GPL versions of the My cloud firmware so its customers can compile their own firmware versions. Instead by modifying the non GPL firmware you are potentially breaking the My Cloud Warranty agreement which gives WD the option to deny any warranty claim one makes on a modified WD My Cloud drive.
This is a user to user support form. There are very few actual WD employees who monitor and participate in this subforum. Instead its mostly users who came here for one reason or another and have stayed to try and help others at their own time and expense.
All posts for [Mods] and [Apps] are unofficial modifications to the My Cloud firmware. One takes the risk, as you discovered, that using one of these unofficial mods or apps has the potential to “brick” or render a My Cloud unusable. In some cases a mod/app can possibly be “uninstalled”. In other cases a complete “unbrick” may be the only recourse to restore a modified My Cloud to stock configuration.
Furthermore these modifications and apps assume the user has some knowledge of SSH and how to issue commands through SSH to the My Cloud. One can easily brick/render unusable a My Cloud by issuing the wrong or incorrect SSH command. Furthermore in certain cases performing an “apt-get” to update the Linux modules (or add new modules) within the My Cloud often renders the device unusable.
As previously indicated, one can use one of the various unbrick methods to return a My Cloud to stock. This includes replacing a dead internal My Cloud hard drive prior to unbricking. The methods to restore the 2nd generation single bay My Cloud IS NOT the same as restoring a 1st generation single bay My Cloud. So make sure to choose the correct unbrick method for your single bay My Cloud version. And some unbrick methods require removing the My Cloud hard drive which will typically void the My Cloud warranty.
WD Community is good forum for end-user has knowledge and more experience when use WD product.
And member on WD Community have very kindly to support all of case of end-user.
So, WD Corporation has more sponsore (or something like this) to make this forum growing.
In my case, as you know, i try NOT break WD warranty. I’ve just find a solution that fix error throught SSH or Telnet. I’m NOT remove HDD out of WDMC until MyCloud still stay of warranty.
Back to my case, i think (maybe) Firmware make trouble for MyCloud to brick. (Sorry, it’s just my opinion when use MyCloud).
Detail maybe in: the code of communication between MyCloud and HDD box. I usually play my media on HDD box.
Because if i’m not hack MyCloud, maybe brick will come to me… in the furutre.
Until now, MyCloud still Blue LED blinking, try many time guide of @Fox_exe but it’s not work: Recovery FW in safe mode
Use any USB Flash drive, format it to FAT32 (Important!)
Unpack usbrecovery.tar.gz to this drive (You will get “boot” folder and 4 files inside)
Plug this USB drive to WD MyCloud, turn on power. Wait yellow-red (blinking) light.
Connect via Telnet (Search IP in your router, unde DHCP section.)
Did you actually format the hard drive? Or did you skip that step because you didn’t want to loose your files that are currently on the My Cloud hard drive?
If you formatted the hard drive then there is NO WAY the previously installed unofficial apps would still be there. The only way for the unofficial apps to be still there after formatting the hard drive would be if the image (or firmware file) used during the unbricking procedure contained them.
Also if there are a lot of media files on the My Cloud, performing a media server database refresh/rebuild may take a long time. The Dashboard main page may indicate “Scanning” under the Content section and the Dashboard > Settings > Media > DLNA Media Server section may indicate “Updating database”.
Actually, step 1 (format HDD) is… not format HDD. It’s just regconized a patition of FW.
I have do it… many time, it’s action for recovery FW.
Now, I can back 2.10.302 and change IP of MyCloud back to normally. Twonky Media Server has scan library normally.
On 2.10.302, i can config, restart MyCloud but when restore System only, Blue LED blinking.
And then, i try up to 2.30.165 by Safe mode recovery: it’s ok!
I make some scan and test: (just Quick Test, not Full Test)
Disk is OK. - Driver: Fault.
I restart, and then Blue LED Blinking again!
Yes I know that. The board posting code changed it to a “1” because I only quoted the one line and not the others preceding it. Question remains, did you reformat the drive or not?
If you have not reformatted the drive when unbricking then there is a good chance that portions of the OLD firmware, and any modifications you made to it, may remain which may be causing the blinking blue LED.
As a troubleshooting step you should copy the user files off that drive to some other drive. Then unbricked the drive using the reformatting option during the unbrick procedure. That should ensure a clean version of the firmware gets installed.
If you want to reformat the hard drive during the unbrick procedure, Fox_exe’s directions explain how to do so. See Step 5 of the directions.
The problem with running a Quick Restore or Full Restore from the My Cloud Dashboard is the Firmware may not be overwritten if it is corrupted or altered by previously installed unofficial mods or apps. Generally a complete deletion, rebuild and format of the partitions on the My Cloud hard drive is the way to insure the firmware is completely replaced.
Generally this is how the Dashboard explains what a Quick Restore and Full Restore does:
Quick Restore erases content and system info but can be recovered with recovery software;
Full Restore permanently deletes all content and system info, and cannot be recovered. Be sure to create a backup prior to using any restore option.
If you do not know how to delete a partition or find the partitions using Telnet or SSH, perform an internet search to learn how to do so. You may have to delete the partitions first before repartitioning and formatting them.
@Bennor, can you do it by Telnet / SSH command !?
Maybe, can you guide me how to do these command for re-partition and install FW original for MyCloud?
And, if i do command, is it no need remove HDD from WDMC, right?
Now MyCloud stay at 2.10.310 and work again.
I start run Full Test for him, just started at 20:10pm (GMT+7).
I stop run these apps: WDSleepFix, WDCrack, UtilsUpdate, UtilsUpdate-extras, Transmission.
WDSleepFix is last app that i stop, just stop at moment. When stop WDSleepFix, all kind of my capacity have… online (before that, it’s just… blue color for all of my capacity).
DLNA Media Server can not show kind of Media on MyCloud (i did Rescan and Rebuild already).