Phibertron — Thank you so much for posting these! I've been struggling to find these.
In case anybody stumbles across this forum needing to downgrade firmware, here's some additional info on how to do it. Most of this I stole from http : / /mybookworld.wikidot. com/forum/t-473367/reinstall-scripts-updatefirmwarefromfile-sh-share-param-sh-e but I've added a few extra details.
In putty run the following to trick your system into thinking you have a really old firmware version. If you don't do this it doesn't seem to actually install the new (old) firmware.
# echo 01.01.03>/etc/version
Next change directories to /CacheVolume/ folder and download the firmware from one of Phibertron's links. Don't forget the "http : / /" part in front of the "download. com" part:
# cd /CacheVolume/
# wget <put the url here>
Then rename the file to updateFile.deb (obviously you'll want to change the number part of the file name to match the one you just downloaded. This is just an example for version 02.11.09
#mv apnc-021109-053-20120413.deb updateFile.deb
Check to make sure you have the following 3 files in your /usr/local/sbin directory
If you're missing any of those 3 files (I was missing the first one on several different occasions) do the following to create each missing one:
# cd /usr/local/sbin/
# vi updateFirmwareFromFile.sh
That will open up the vi editor
Go to the above "reinstall scripts" link I re-posted from Karl Holister and copy all of the text for file updateFirmwareFromFile.sh
Go back to the vi editor, click the letter "i" to get into insert mode and then enter shift+insert to paste the text from your windows clipboard into the vi editor
Then click escape followed by :wq to write and quit
Next provide execute access to all .sh files (however this didn't work for me but it didn't matter since the file had x access anyway). Then force the firmware installation and reboot.
# chmod +x *.sh
# updateFirmwareFromFile.sh /CacheVolume/updateFile.deb
Hope this helps someone. It pieces together bits from various forums and training files that wasn't self-explanatory to newbs like me.