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

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

Post by MartyMcNuts » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:00 am

Wrazor wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Thanks again MartyMcNuts!

My motherboard died last Thursday... talk about bad timing. >.<
New parts installed yesterday but that no longer had an IDE option.
Luckily my old server does have an IDE mode!

Used the windows 7 usb again and this time erase/write flash with DOSFLASH.
First time it failed though, wrong firmware error 02 if I remember correctly.
Did the erase/write flash a second time and it finished without error and reported writing successful!

Ripped my first 4K disc (Justice League) today! :D
Your welcome! Sorry to hear about your computer dying... Lucky you have the server! Glad to hear it's now working! Now get ripping!!!
Cheers :D
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by godwindx » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:56 pm

st4evr wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:07 am
markm75 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:31 am
Unfortunately my bios's on both of my machines either only offer sata with no ide option or sata or raid.. i guess i'm out of luck short of finding another machine i take it?
Or is there a firmware updater that will work when in sata mode?
You can see if this will work for you:
https://forum.cdrinfo.pl/f29/crossflash ... s58-96313/
I bought a new PC with BW16D1HT 3 weeks ago and I've been waiting for someone to make a program like that
for ASUS because mine BW16D1HT came as 3.03 and the modern motherboard doesn't have STAT as IDE feature anymore.

And I guess this probably only works for LG ROMs not ASUS right? Did a few tries and no surprised no work.
Looks like the only way to do this is boot my old PC up. Sigh.

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

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:21 pm

godwindx wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:56 pm
st4evr wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:07 am
markm75 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:31 am
Unfortunately my bios's on both of my machines either only offer sata with no ide option or sata or raid.. i guess i'm out of luck short of finding another machine i take it?
Or is there a firmware updater that will work when in sata mode?
You can see if this will work for you:
https://forum.cdrinfo.pl/f29/crossflash ... s58-96313/
I bought a new PC with BW16D1HT 3 weeks ago and I've been waiting for someone to make a program like that
for ASUS because mine BW16D1HT came as 3.03 and the modern motherboard doesn't have STAT as IDE feature anymore.

And I guess this probably only works for LG ROMs not ASUS right? Did a few tries and no surprised no work.
Looks like the only way to do this is boot my old PC up. Sigh.
P.i.c.n.i.c.
The flaher works on LG and asus drives

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

Post by tukten » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:25 pm

I used the windows method described in the OP, but wasn't able to work out the Hex editing.
Can someone use my FW dump to create an edited 1.02 FW for my LG BH16NS55?
Last edited by tukten on Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:11 am, edited 1 time in total.

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

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:54 pm

tukten wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:25 pm
I used the windows method described in the OP, but wasn't able to work out the Hex editing.
Can someone use my FW dump to create an edited 1.02 FW for my LG BH16NS55?
i made you 1.00 1.01 and 1.02

attachment deleted to save forum space.
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Woodstock
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Woodstock » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:07 am

A request that, when the person needs one of these "custom firmware" files receives it, could the message authors delete the attachment from their message?

We're now up to several hundred "one person only" attachments that should have gone as Private Message attachments. And I've seen more than one message saying, "NO! You shouldn't use that file! It was made for someone else!"

I realize that new users can't send PMs right away, but they CAN receive them. And, when they delete them, it cleans up the attached files.

There is a limit on attached file space, and we've hit it several times over the past couple of years. When we hit it, the clean-up to make space isn't quite as discriminating as you who post the files could be... if you catch my drift.
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by tukten » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:12 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:54 pm
tukten wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:25 pm
I used the windows method described in the OP, but wasn't able to work out the Hex editing.
Can someone use my FW dump to create an edited 1.02 FW for my LG BH16NS55?
i made you 1.00 1.01 and 1.02
Thanks!!!

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

Post by jonghotti » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:19 am

Here's a better idea, someone throw up a quick video on how to use the data mover tool. It's extremely easy and there should be no reason, if one has gotten that far, that they'd need someone else to perform that 10 second procedure :)
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:45 am

jonghotti wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:19 am
Here's a better idea, someone throw up a quick video on how to use the data mover tool. It's extremely easy and there should be no reason, if one has gotten that far, that they'd need someone else to perform that 10 second procedure :)
Woodstock wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:07 am
A request that, when the person needs one of these "custom firmware" files receives it, could the message authors delete the attachment from their message?

We're now up to several hundred "one person only" attachments that should have gone as Private Message attachments. And I've seen more than one message saying, "NO! You shouldn't use that file! It was made for someone else!"

I realize that new users can't send PMs right away, but they CAN receive them. And, when they delete them, it cleans up the attached files.

There is a limit on attached file space, and we've hit it several times over the past couple of years. When we hit it, the clean-up to make space isn't quite as discriminating as you who post the files could be... if you catch my drift.
im fine with deleting it after they use it or after a week i will delete my old ones not trying to cause any trouble.
im also fine with making a video how to do it would take 5 mins but the problem is people seeing it if its not in original post if @TeddyRaspin will fit it in im willing to make it.

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

Post by jonghotti » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:27 am

Oh I wasn't suggesting you make it, in fact I should not have suggested it at all and just done it :-)
You're very kind Bill.
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by drew327 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:14 am

Hello all-

I have a (hopefully stupid) question. Trying to follow the provided steps in the OP, and this all may be a bit out of my league but I can't resist a challenge, I guess.

After booting into the Windows 7 desktop, I simply have no mouse or keyboard control. They are wired modern Logitech devices. Am I missing something obvious?

Cheers.

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

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:34 am

drew327 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:14 am
Hello all-

I have a (hopefully stupid) question. Trying to follow the provided steps in the OP, and this all may be a bit out of my league but I can't resist a challenge, I guess.

After booting into the Windows 7 desktop, I simply have no mouse or keyboard control. They are wired modern Logitech devices. Am I missing something obvious?

Cheers.
Never see it do that but just use a different windows pe long as it's 32 bit you can do everything required here.

I'm willing to bet one of the stupid Auto driver configs in that pe hide your mouse and keyboard they will probably work for a short time when it turns on but then it's trash meme welcome to Julia queen junk kicks in

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

Post by godwindx » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:14 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:21 pm
godwindx wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:56 pm
st4evr wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:07 am

You can see if this will work for you:
https://forum.cdrinfo.pl/f29/crossflash ... s58-96313/
I bought a new PC with BW16D1HT 3 weeks ago and I've been waiting for someone to make a program like that
for ASUS because mine BW16D1HT came as 3.03 and the modern motherboard doesn't have STAT as IDE feature anymore.

And I guess this probably only works for LG ROMs not ASUS right? Did a few tries and no surprised no work.
Looks like the only way to do this is boot my old PC up. Sigh.
P.i.c.n.i.c.
The flaher works on LG and asus drives
Well I made it. Following the first page windows method and via eeprom with a clean 3.0 firmware for my BW16DHT and it was easy enough that only took me like 15mins but it's still annoying that I have to remove my BDROM and plug into my dad's one (my old PC) and re-plug into my PC which is a big pain to me since my case is not that easy to remove BDROM and I was referring to the upper links method not the forum method tho.

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

Post by Osiris11235 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:38 pm

Hi,

I have firmware 3.03 of the ASUS BW-16D1HT and would appreciate help with the hex editing (dump attached). How easy is it to get a copy of "clean" 3.02 firmware? I've been searching for a few hours and have had much more luck finding the 3.01 firmware and "dirty" 3.02 firmware.

Thank you!

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

Post by Osiris11235 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:03 pm

When the instructions mention

"On the backup firmware (the dumped one) select hex range starting from 0x1E8000 offset to 0x1E84FF and copy it in the same range of the new firmware. (**)"

Does that mean including the entry for "0x1E84FF" or going to right BEFORE (and NOT including) the entry for "0x1E84FF"?

Thanks!

P.S. Sorry for the two quick posts, but I apparently I had to have a moderator approve them (probably because I just joined), and wasn't sure if the first one went through.

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