The first thing to do to when you want to start developing on the WDTV
is to connect to the shell.
Using telnet or ssh requires a fresh new compiling of Busybox and activating
many options. A much faster way is to use the integrated PHP server to add a web shell. This solution is not perfect but does not require compiling code. The base functions allow you to run most of commands. The only limitation is with commands requesting
a confirmation. The shell input must then be done using the JTAG …
rename the folder phpShell-2.4 to phpShell
Edit config.php to add your login / password
admin = "wdtvgen3"
Restart the command
Flash your WDTV Live. You can now connect to the shell with the address http://ip_of_wdtv/phpshell/phpshell.php