12-06-2010 04:13 PM - last edited on 03-07-2013 10:13 AM by MrMatthew
Free Agent Theater +
While this wouldn't be possible without the many helpful people on this forum, I do thank Bodhi, Tinwable, Playdude and Wig_out, you are legends around these parts. If you find any problems or think something should be added/clarified please let me know!
OFFICIAL SEAGATE-RELATED LINKS
Please see the product page for the FreeAgent Theater+ (FAT+ no longer listed 2012) and GoFlex TV (see end of this post). The original FreeAgent Theater (FAT) is discontinued.
The latest FAT+ firmware is version 2.23 (official release notes released Feb 08 2011). This version does not allow telnet, as 2.20 did. See the mod section below for more information.
Since this firmware is so new, check the forum thoroughly and contribute KNOWN bugs to this thread.
See this thread for some early questions and more information.
The FAT+ by default will auto update. However, there have been many issues when allowing the FAT+ to update itself. The preferred configuration is to 1) disable auto update on the FAT+, and 2) always use the cold method when new firmware is released.
THE COLD METHOD - It's highly recommend you use the COLD METHOD when you update your firmware. Similar to doing a clean install of Windows, rather than an upgrade.
THE USB METHOD. Another method is refered to quite a bit. The usb method entails downloading the latest firmware and placing the firmware on a usb drive, then going in to the FAT+ menu and doing the upgrade from there.
You can downgrade from 2.23 to 2.20 using the USB method. However, if you have version 1.55 or later installed, you cannot downgrade to a pre-1.55 version.
There is also a FW 2.23 and older - bugs fixed, unfixed, and work-arounds thread.
OLDER VERSIONS OF FIRMWARE - DIRECT LINK
Link to the U.S. Rescue Firmware for 1.55. Password for RAR file is "willimann" without quotes. (thanks Willimann). If you are running 1.55, you can use either the cold method(preferred) or the usb method. If you are running 2.20, you can ONLY use the usb method.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Head over to another sticky post, "A guide to getting the most out of your FAT+". Includes topics like:
If you are asking yourself, why doesn't it do (fill in the blank), see if it's been discussed in the Feature Requests thread.
MOD FIRMWARE ACTIVITIES
A great thread by Bodhi detailing the procedure to install 2.23 with utilities. (link)
2.20/2.23 can now be modded! (link) thanks to Seb. The first post there is updated with more info (thanks to dm).
The last firmware for the original FAT.
The GoFlex TV is the latest release. The moderator, AlanM, identified the differences as follows:
"The FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD media player is similar in many ways to the FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player, but using GoFlex TV HD media player you will be able to easily insert your GoFlex ultra-portable drive through the incorporated drive slot. You can also access content from any other USB 2.0 storage device, any network-attached storage device or server, and from a selection of popular web-based content providers. It is also possible to use your FreeAgent Go drive with the GoFlex TV HD media player using the external USB port, the same way that it is possible to use your GoFlex ultra-portable drive or GoFlex Pro ultra-portable drive with the FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player."
01-10-2012 05:29 PM - edited 01-10-2012 05:30 PM
Thanks Autryid I have added it to the list. Kudos for you friend.