***ATTENTION TO ALL THOSE WITH THE WRONG FLASH -- AMBER NO START - "BRICKED" TVs***
Your TV isn't bricked! I've been all over this forum for days and finally got the answer I was looking for. The problem is a combination of wrong flash, horrible programming, and poor customer service on Westy's part. Anyway, the issue (especially those who are getting the quick blue flash back to amber) isnt that you have the wrong firmware exactly but that your tv is rejecting anything but 1.0.0 firmware. You didn't brick it with the wrong firmware, you just reset it. Whenever you attempt to flash, one of the first things it will do it verify some things with your tv. Due to some poor design on Westinghouse's part, it will unlock your vendor/model info before it flashes. If you are attempting to use firmware not for your set (ie: SusanII files for an older LX 5112 model) it will error out without "relocking" that info and because of that will reset your tv to 1.0.0. As stated on the forums here you MUST upgrade in order 1.0.0 --> 1.1.0 --> 1.2.0 and so on. Well, good luck getting the 1.0.0 firmware from Westinghouse.
Provided you know the last firmware that was on your TV (5112_1.3.0 on June 26) you can recover your TV and "unbrick" it.
You will need the following:
1. The firmware that was last on your TV before the incorrect/bad flash
2. The ability to decompress and compress tgz files (tar.gz)
3. Text editor
Unzip the .tgz file (mine was Update_WDE.tgz) and inside you will see a folder "Board_root". Inside the Board_root folder are a number of files. We are only concerned about the ones that end in .sh (compatible, do_update, StartBurn_led, and update). For each of the files open then up in your text editor and you will see the unix script codes. Don't worry, you don't need to know what its doing or change large amounts of the code. Simply look in every file for anything that says "Exit 1" and change that 1 to 0. Close the file (chose SAVE not SAVE AS) and go to the next.
Once all files have been changed you need to recompress board_root back to the name it was before (ie. Update_WDE.tgz)
Now you are ready to flash that TV!
*Warning: You must be SURE you are about to flash with the SAME firmware you had on the TV before. DO NOT USE THIS TO FORCE AND UPGRADE. By changing the script you removed the program's ability to end due to incorrect tv or version number. No matter what, anything good or bad, is now telling the TV to go ahead and complete the flash.
If you are unsure about how to open up and edit the files or need some help verifying the firmware before doing this email me at email@example.com
and I will get with you as quickly as possible.
I dont know what will happen if you force flash the wrong firmware, but if you do, this time it may be a real brick you are left with. I'm not trying it with mine so if your unsure or really want a 42/47" paper weight, go right ahead. ;-)