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by kitkimes
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives
Replies: 645
Views: 276470

Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:26 pm
kitkimes wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:40 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:44 am


Did you have anything running in the background that accesses the drive, such as AnyDVD, DVDFab etc? as these will hinder the firmware update process.

If not, can you please try it again. If you cannot get it to work, please try the LG flasher. Grab it from this link and place in the same folder as the ASUS flasher. Run it, click the little folder icon to choose a firmware, then click the play icon to flash.

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... =75#p72531

Let us know how you go.
Marty,

I tried it again unsuccessfully, so I downloaded the flasher you suggested and ran it and chose the DE_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.02.bin file. When I hit the flash button, nothing happened. I waited a long time since I was unsure as to how long it would take. Any other ideas?

If I choose the bin file in subdirectory MK (the 3.10 version), would that one upgrade me to 3.10 but let me downgrade it then to 3.02? I'm willing to try if you think it would work (using the original ASUS flasher).
For further assistance please answer the questions previously asked. Thanks 😊
Thanks Marty,

If you are referring to something else running that would prevent the flasher from working, there wasn't. I did check it out but failed to mention it.

I did solve my problem though and I'll mention it here in case others run into the same situation.

I have a ASUS motherboard with 6 SATA ports. The first 4 ports have to be set in the same mode and then other ports have to be set together but they can be in a different mode. My first 4 ports are set to RAID because I have a 2 disk RAID setup in my tower. The last 2 ports are set to IDE. None of them are set to AHCI.

I had my ASUS optical drive plugged into one of the RAID ports. I changed it so that it was plugged into one of the IDE ports and rebooted. As soon as it came up my computer reported it had found new hardware and installed drivers. I then tried to downgrade my optical disk firmware to v3.02 and it worked the first time. I just grabbed any old Blu-ray disc and tried to rip it with MakeMKV and it worked first time.

So my warning to others is to not set your SATA port to either AHCI or RAID.

Thanks again. I'm a happy camper.
by kitkimes
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives
Replies: 645
Views: 276470

Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Hi Marty, You ask: A few questions: 1. How is your drive connected to PC? 2. What OS are you using? 3. How old is your drive? 4. Are you sure it came with firmware 3.03 (and not 3.10)? I has a desktop tower with the ASUS mounted in a bay and connected to the MB with a SATA cable. I am running Win7 ...
by kitkimes
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives
Replies: 645
Views: 276470

Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Hi Marty, You ask: A few questions: 1. How is your drive connected to PC? 2. What OS are you using? 3. How old is your drive? 4. Are you sure it came with firmware 3.03 (and not 3.10)? I has a desktop tower with the ASUS mounted in a bay and connected to the MB with a SATA cable. I am running Win7 O...
by kitkimes
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives
Replies: 645
Views: 276470

Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Hi Marty, I followed these instructions: >>Here is the link to the modified ASUS FW Flasher + Downgrade Enabled Firmware + the latest MK firmware pack: >> >>https://www.mediafire.com/file/rd1445ae ... 9.zip/file I ran the flasher and chose the v3.02 firmware for my ASUS BW-16D1HT and got an error me...