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WD MYcloud twonky update

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:35 pm
by bigcid10
Is it possible to update the twonky server version built into the WD MYcloud (fw ver 2.11.133)
current fw ver is 7.2.9-6
Problem is I'm using windows not Linux
How can I do in windows ? instructions?
Thank you,bigcid10

Re: WD MYcloud twonky update

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:06 pm
by bcormel
Doing an update into the MyCloud from within Windows is not only possible, it's not an issue.
You have to enable SSH from within the WD menu of the MyCloud, and then you use a Windows program like Putty (putty.exe) to log into the MyCloud's Linux system. I have done a number of updates without issue. Then there are some documented procedures to follow.
My issue has been that it appears the Twonky update package for the WD MyCloud's Twonky has changed. So far I can't get anyone to advise about the changes to the packages. The board moderators don't seem to answer questions about much of anything anymore. It's really too bad.
You can find the available packages here:
You can find the latest release notes here: ... ease+Notes
I "think" (I haven't tried them yet) that the packages for the Twonky 8.2.1 for the WD MyCloud single drive unit are these (firmware version dependant):
WesternDigital MyCloud 02.xx.xx
WesternDigital MyCloud 03.xx.xx
WesternDigital MyCloud 04.xx.xx

I updated a WD MyBook Live (not the My Cloud please note) to 8.2.1 with no problems.

The package version I used to used for the MyCloud (single drive) for Twonky 7.2.8 was:
"Linux ARM little endian glibc 2.2.5" (file: (for Twonky 7.2.8)
So, for Twonky 8.2.1 it should be:
"Linux ARM little endian glibc 2.2.5"(file: (for Twonky 8.2.1)
but this didn't work. Twonky server wont start. So I went back to 7.2.8 on my MyCloud's. If you are running 7.2.9, then the MyCloud came with it from factory. It's not available as a general download. That being said, to get the updated version after the 7.2.9 to work you might have to buy the license (about $20). Your MyCloud running 7.2.9 is only licensed for that version that it came with. You have to buy a license beyond that.
You say you are on firmware fw ver 2.11.133, so in theory you would use Twonky 8.2.1 {WesternDigital MyCloud 02.xx.xx} but I can't confirm that until I try my own (I'm on firmware 04.xx.xx). No one here is saying anything about those 3 new packages.
If you update you firmware through the WD interface, then you will likely need one of the other of the 3 packages. Don't update the firmware if you really don't need it.
Hope this points you in the right direction.

Re: WD MYcloud twonky update

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:48 am
by xaxa
Hi guys

I bought a new mycloud 4tb nas.
Within it there is a twonky version 7, but I would to update it to the 8.3 version (I already bought a product key).

I followed the below instructions (used for my book live with success):

disable dnla server within mycloud web interface
enable ssh within mycloud web interface

into SSH shell
/etc/init.d/twonky stop
cd /usr/local/twonky
cp -a /usr/local/twonky /usr/local/twonkybackup
/etc/init.d/twonky start

but I met some problems.

1 - the instructions "/etc/init.d/twonky stop" and "/etc/init.d/twonky start" doesn't work.
2 - after the reboot all files come back to the default. eg. no backup folder, no new version of the twonky.

someone can help me to the correct way?

thanks a lot.

Re: WD MYcloud twonky update

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:10 am
by xaxa
Hi everybody.

someone found a solution to update twonky from the version 7 to 8 into the mycloud gen2 with busybox os?

Re: WD MYcloud twonky update

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:54 pm
by vrh
I found where it resides "/usr/local/modules/twonky/" but it is on read-only FS. Any Ideas?

Re: WD MYcloud twonky update

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:05 pm
by SanjUK

Re: WD MYcloud twonky update

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:11 pm
by Buchi1000
Hi there!
A twonky upgrade on a new MyCloud Gen2 with Firmware 2.xx.xx is possible, but a Little bit tricky!
I did it successfully, so I wrote a Little guide for it.
Look at ... -3/95981/5.
I hope this will help you achieve your goal.

Kind regards

EDIT 2017-05-22 - ATTENTION
I'm so sorry. Unfortunately, I have to report that it does not work.
After installing the custom firmware some basic functions no longer work - see ... /200977/18


Re: WD MYcloud twonky update

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:45 am
by Buchi1000
kfc55 wrote:I want to know more about this.
What kind of information do you need?