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

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

Post by Tanzbaerli » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:20 am

Just for a summary for all Newbies like me!

I bought the LG BU40N with firmware 1.03
(copying with DVDFAB was not possible ... read errors))

Downgrade with the tools in the first post failed (error #4)

Crosscraded to 1.03 MK with the tool linked on this page 26 of the thread.
(copying with DVDFAB was not possible)

Downgraded to Firmware DE_LG_BU40N_1.00 with the tools in the first post of this thread ... worked!

Copying "Man in Black 4k" with DVDFAB worked.

:D

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

Post by tribble » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:22 pm

I did a search before asking and only found a thread from July which said LG USB drives weren't supported at all yet.

MakeMKV 1.14.4 on an air-gapped Windows 10 device.

Product: BD-RE HL-DT-ST BP50NB40
Firmware: 21141216 10:16
SVC Code: NB40
Rom Ver.: 1.00 (1.00d)
Manufactured: 2015-02-12

This device appears to be listed in the latest sdf.bin, the product, firmware and ROM all match.

I get no LibreDrive information in MakeMKV but I think that's because I have an air-gapped machine.

1) Is this specific device supported by the modified Asus Flasher?
2) Where can I find the Drive Platform information on an air-gapped machine?
3) Are NB40 devices supported at all? The Ultimate UHD Drives Guide mentions only NS50 drives and later.

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

Post by MartyMcNuts » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:51 pm

tribble wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:22 pm
I did a search before asking and only found a thread from July which said LG USB drives weren't supported at all yet.

MakeMKV 1.14.4 on an air-gapped Windows 10 device.

Product: BD-RE HL-DT-ST BP50NB40
Firmware: 21141216 10:16
SVC Code: NB40
Rom Ver.: 1.00 (1.00d)
Manufactured: 2015-02-12

This device appears to be listed in the latest sdf.bin, the product, firmware and ROM all match.

I get no LibreDrive information in MakeMKV but I think that's because I have an air-gapped machine.

1) Is this specific device supported by the modified Asus Flasher?
2) Where can I find the Drive Platform information on an air-gapped machine?
3) Are NB40 devices supported at all? The Ultimate UHD Drives Guide mentions only NS50 drives and later.
Please read the first post of this very thread. The BP50NB40 SVC: NB50 is supported. The SVC: NB40 is not guaranteed to be flashable but you can try it if you want to.

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

Post by smoke070 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:18 pm

For some reason after flashing my drive its no longer able to read discs. It shows when the drive is opening and closing but now its not reading DVD or BR in MakeMKV 1.14.5.

I have LG WH16NS40 drive and wanted to downgrade to a 1.0 version to fix the sleep bug and possibly enable LibreDrive. I ran ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe with file DE_LG_WH16NS40_1.02_NS50.bin restarted and then I ran DE_LG_WH16NS60_1.00.bin since several other forum posts say that 1.0 firmware is also compatible with the WH16NS40 drive. After doing that is when I have the issue. So I reflashed the DE_LG_WH16NS40_1.02_NS50.bin and its still no good. Am I screwed?

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

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:08 pm

smoke070 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:18 pm
For some reason after flashing my drive its no longer able to read discs. It shows when the drive is opening and closing but now its not reading DVD or BR in MakeMKV 1.14.5.
Y no read!?!?!?!? https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
Your drive now says mt 1959 but I'm 100% sure before it said Mt 1939. You can fix it but you need dos flash. That is also in the thread

smoke070
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by smoke070 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:52 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:08 pm
smoke070 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:18 pm
For some reason after flashing my drive its no longer able to read discs. It shows when the drive is opening and closing but now its not reading DVD or BR in MakeMKV 1.14.5.
Y no read!?!?!?!? https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
Your drive now says mt 1959 but I'm 100% sure before it said Mt 1939. You can fix it but you need dos flash. That is also in the thread
Thanks for your help :)

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

Post by nudelbubu » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:33 pm

Hi,

I just ordered an Asus BW-16D1HT and plan to flash it to MK 3.10. Before that I'd like to make a backup though, in case I have a warranty case or something.

All threads I found on firmware backups here seem to be outdated and locked. Or maybe my search was to generic...

Anyway, what would be the preferred way to create a backup, that can be used with the modified Asus flasher? Or should I still choose a method from https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=17058?

Billycar11
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:34 am

nudelbubu wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Hi,

I just ordered an Asus BW-16D1HT and plan to flash it to MK 3.10. Before that I'd like to make a backup though, in case I have a warranty case or something.

All threads I found on firmware backups here seem to be outdated and locked. Or maybe my search was to generic...

Anyway, what would be the preferred way to create a backup, that can be used with the modified Asus flasher? Or should I still choose a method from https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=17058?
you cant backup 3.10+ easily its a multi hour process just go to asus's website and flash it back with the official flasher if you need to do an rma asus has the new fw available unlike LG

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

Post by MartyMcNuts » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:39 am

nudelbubu wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Hi,

I just ordered an Asus BW-16D1HT and plan to flash it to MK 3.10. Before that I'd like to make a backup though, in case I have a warranty case or something.

All threads I found on firmware backups here seem to be outdated and locked. Or maybe my search was to generic...

Anyway, what would be the preferred way to create a backup, that can be used with the modified Asus flasher? Or should I still choose a method from https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=17058?
As Billy said,just grab the official ASUS 3.10 flasher from their website.

OR

I do have a copy of the original 3.10 that I extracted from the official ASUS 3.10 flasher. If you want a copy of this, let me know. (Although, there really isn't much (if any) need for a backup).

If the drive comes with 3.03, you could use the old dosflash method to back up the firmware. (I also have a copy of 3.03, extracted from the official ASUS flasher.)
Cheers :D
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by nudelbubu » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:27 pm

Then I'll just grab the official flasher from the Asus site, once I know, which version to get.

Thanks, guys.

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