100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

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hugabone
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by hugabone » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:15 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:10 am
hugabone wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:07 am
Can anyone assist me on how to copy and write the dumped bin over to the clean bin in Winhex. I would highlight the area but I cant figure out how to write it over to the clean bin.
yeah simple dont do it the hex way do the data mover and be done in 10 seconds

That was the first thing I tried and got an error.

hugabone
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by hugabone » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:36 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:10 am
hugabone wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:07 am
Can anyone assist me on how to copy and write the dumped bin over to the clean bin in Winhex. I would highlight the area but I cant figure out how to write it over to the clean bin.
yeah simple dont do it the hex way do the data mover and be done in 10 seconds
Thanks, I had to clean the "clean" bin

Billycar11
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:51 am

hugabone wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:36 am

Thanks, I had to clean the "clean" bin
i have never had to clean the clean firmware but whatever long as your up and running did you use the clean firmware linked here

hugabone
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by hugabone » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:14 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:51 am
hugabone wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:36 am

Thanks, I had to clean the "clean" bin
i have never had to clean the clean firmware but whatever long as your up and running did you use the clean firmware linked here
I didn't see the clean firmware here, I got the clean dump elsewhere, I was looking for it. I did get find the "firmware cleaner" here, though.

KodiFAN
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by KodiFAN » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:31 pm

RE: Teddy Instructions....


I have been a long time lurker, learner and I just want to say thanks again for an excellent write-up. Only one hidden "gotcha" which was the Hex editor - it barked about saving anything over 20kb - so I hunted down another editor. But long story short; the instructions are clear and well written, if you are a bit of a geek -- and very patient (which I am still working on...)- no problem!

THANKS to all contributors...!

KodiFAN

bludvddsl
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Post by bludvddsl » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:36 pm

mike admin wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:29 pm
First of all, big thanks to TeddyRaspin for his awesome work.

However, I would only recommend following this guide only if you really understand what you are doing. The reason - additional information and tools would be announced in near future that would make the process easier and fool-proof. Specifically:
- any firmware can be upgraded or downgraded, on all platforms, using open-source tools (without dosflash or patched OEM flashers).
- any drive can be cross-flashed (UHD into friendly, for example).
- partially dumped firmware can be recovered.

So while this method indeed works and produces amazing results, be very careful to follow the instructions closely. If unsure - just wait for more user-friendly tools to be released. There will be another announcement on this forum.
Has this fool-proof tool been released? Or are there any updates to when this may be released?

TechNoApe
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by TechNoApe » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:17 pm

Just want to say a BIG thanks to TeddyRaspin for this guide, awesome job :)

Thankfully I knew that my motherboard BIOS has support for SATA Controller as IDE and CSM for booting from USB, and using your 'Automated Windows Method', I was able to downgrade the f/w on my Asus BW-16D1HT from the 'tweaked' v3.02 that blocks UHD, down to v3.00... and now everything works as it should :D

1) I made a copy of my original v3.02 f/w 1st.. In fact I read and saved it twice, just to make sure Datasum was the same both times, so I knew it was reading and saving it ok.
2) Then used my original v3.02 f/w I had just dumped, and merged it with the 'clean' v3.00 f/w here viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16885 (last post on 1st page by Badnews, 1st link in that post), which created a 'new' version to flash to the drive.
3) I then erased the original v3.02 f/w that was on the drive, and then flashed the 'new' v3.00 f/w I had created to the drive.

Job done :D

bludvddsl
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by bludvddsl » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:30 pm

Seems like there is a lot of confusion regarding creating the merged firmware using HEX editor. After reading the guide a couple times and more clarification from this post (thanks @anger98), it was clear that using the automated EPROM mover was much more user-friendly than the HEX editor. But many may miss this part of the guide since it's near the bottom of the post.

@TeddyRaspin, I appreciate you taking the time to create the tools and making this guide for the community, it has helped a ton of people. In my opinion however, it may better if you reorganize your guide a little bit, so that the EPROM mover section is higher up than the HEX editor and should be the recommended method for creating the merged firmware. And the emphasis on the requirement to back up the stock firmware should also be moved up in the post. Also, the Windows method may be the easiest and user-friendly method than the DOS method for flashing the firmware, this should be the recommended method.

If you want, I am willing to work together with you to format your guide so that it is more intuitive and easier to read

Thanks again for your contributions

michal
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by michal » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:12 am

1.Download all required sofware.
2.Create a bootable Windows 7 Live USB.
3.Copy all required software to a folder inside the USB drive.
4.Copy a clean version of the previous firmware to the USB drive.
5.Connect both, the drive and the USB stick.
6.Boot a computer with the SATA controller set to IDE and USB boot enabled.
7.Using the modified DOSFLASH32_BH16NS40.exe, dump your current firmware (1.03) to your USB drive, required for serial and other information extraction.
8.Using EEPROM Data Mover, merge the information of the older (clean) firmware (1.02) to your dumped firmware to create a new mixed firmware.
9.Using the modified DOSFLASH32_BH16NS40.exe, delete the current firmware from the drive, and install/flash the merged firmware.
Reboot.
Thanks for that post. I just goy LG BH16NS55, SVC55, ROM 1.03. I would like to change it to ASUS (latest friendly firmware).
So how would that steps look like to achieve this?
Thanks.

Billycar11
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:23 am

michal wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:12 am
Thanks for that post. I just goy LG BH16NS55, SVC55, ROM 1.03. I would like to change it to ASUS (latest friendly firmware).
So how would that steps look like to achieve this?
Thanks.
change step 8 to be a clean asus firmware 3.01 or 3.02 thats all

michal
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by michal » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:44 am

Thank you, much appreciated :)
BTW, before I do that does the swap to Asus make any big advantage?
Thanks

Billycar11
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:46 am

michal wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:44 am
Thank you, much appreciated :)
BTW, before I do that does the swap to Asus make any big advantage?
Thanks
6x vs 8x it is faster but not crazy

michal
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by michal » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:35 am

Thanks.
I can't find clean 3.02 asus friendly firmware. Does it exists or it was mistake Billycar11 ?
Thanks

Billycar11
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:57 am

michal wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:35 am
Thanks.
I can't find clean 3.02 asus friendly firmware. Does it exists or it was mistake Billycar11 ?
Thanks
i have it, it is out there if you want just send me your dump and ill make it for you my email is Billycar5924@gmail.com

michal
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by michal » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:49 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:57 am
michal wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:35 am
Thanks.
I can't find clean 3.02 asus friendly firmware. Does it exists or it was mistake Billycar11 ?
Thanks
i have it, it is out there if you want just send me your dump and ill make it for you my email is Billycar5924@gmail.com
Thanks for the kind offer. Meanwhile I flashed it to Asus 3.01, but if it is worth, I will send you my dump file.
Now the question is, how to upgrade from 3.01 to yours 3.02 ?
Thanks.

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