The attached is a small set of scripts to reset your WD.
I would guess that quite a few of you have some questions regarding why this is needed or wanted.
The short version is that this script does a better job at resetting the device.
That’s right this is more complete than using the gui, or even the reset button on the bottom of your device
What it does?
It forces the WD to completely recreate the device configuration on the next reboot.
ALL configuration entries will be wiped out. EVERYTHING
This has been a long standing fix for “My WD is acting Weird” or other unexplained behavior in the custom firmware forum for many years, involving multiple generations of WD devices.
And can in some cases fix some serious issues.
– exampe – Bug #3 listed here was fixed for one user, by using this
What it is not?
It is not a cure all and it should not be expect to fix everything.
It does not fix bugs. The only thing it does is reset the device.
Which Devices does this work on?
WDTV Live Streaming [Gen3] (Model number WDBHG70000NBK, WDBGXT0000NBK)
WDTV Media Player [Gen4] (Model number WDBYMN0000NBK, WDBPUF0000NBK)
What is include in the download?
only what is needed to reset the device
homebrew theme containing needed scripts
curl binaries needed to execute them (used by windows .bat files)
and windows batch files
files needed for custom firmware operation have been removed, this package only has the capabilities to reset your device and nothing else
unzip the file
edit device-ip.txt (put only your WD’s IP address - this will fail if you put something else in this file)
this can be done 2 ways - both accomplish the same thing
– upload it as a theme using the web interface
– upload it using the win-homebrew-upload.bat
reboot your WD