WD MyCloud OS lost!

Hi and Hello,

I hope someone help me. My problem is: Because of less data throughput I build off the harddisk of my MyCloud, put it in my Server and I copied an own Folder from my native NAS to this Disk - after I´ve deleted the existings folder. After the build in of this HD the network could´nt find it and the LED in front of it lights red! Now the WD-Support told me, that I have to install a new OS that I had downloaded (gpl-source-wd_my_cloud-03). Knows anybody how it is to install? I can´t find a how to!

Thanks for an answer and sorry for my english:-)


If you want to install the current firmware here is the link. Read the instructions at the bottom of the page.


Posted by,
cat0w (USA)

Did you read the upper post? the OS ist LOST. There is no Web-GUI to flash.

In the zip is a .deb-Package and in this deb package there is a tar file. In this tar file you can find a rootfs.img. This is the firmware image for the WD My Cloud. I haven’t ever tried this but you can look in this rootfs.img, maybe you can dd it to your harddrive or mount the file and copy/tar the files on the rootfs partition of the wd my cloud hard disk.

You can’t install the GPL source – that won’t do anything for you.

You need to debrick it.