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

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

Post by DaMacFunkin » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:11 pm

Hi, is it possible to do this from a normal WIN7 environment or does it have to be from the PE edition?
Thank you

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

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:04 pm

cholla wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:16 pm
I found this advice on another forum & I would like some opinions on it.
The best flash is to use LGWH60NS40 ROM v1.02, or ASUS 16D1HT v3.02 or LGWH60NS60 v1.00 as the base for UHD "friendly" depends on which drive you have, then replace the 0x001E9000 to the end (the section for the burning strategy) with ASUS 16D1HT v3.03's 0x001E9000 to the end (ASUS has the best burning strategy .Of course and importantly, replace with the dumped 0x001E8000 to 0x001E84FF (unique to each individual drive).
Especially the part about using the ASUS v3.03 firmware 0x001E9000 to the end.

Is this how it works & is this the better burning engine ?
never tried that i would just go the normal way not combine asus and lg just move the calibration data, but i did find a way to get rid of the sleep bug on non uhd official drives with a similar method once makemkv supports it i will start selling them.

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

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:04 pm

DaMacFunkin wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Hi, is it possible to do this from a normal WIN7 environment or does it have to be from the PE edition?
Thank you
yes and no it would need to be 32bit win7

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

Post by DaMacFunkin » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:25 pm

Cheers borrowed an old Lapps from work with WIN 7 32 on it, my Laptop needs 18 screws removing to get into the Satan ports, ouch.

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

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:39 pm

DaMacFunkin wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:25 pm
Cheers borrowed an old Lapps from work with WIN 7 32 on it, my Laptop needs 18 screws removing to get into the Satan ports, ouch.
i tried that before but my laptop sata would not power the drive and how are you going to boot if no pe windows and you remove hard drive unless the laptop has 2 drive bays?

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

Post by DaMacFunkin » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:02 pm

Good points, I won't have any problems using the pe edition from USB if needs be, or I could just do it in DOS, I used to use MTK flash all the time when the 360 first came out 😉
I'll over come the power problem if I encounter it somehow. Just need to find the time to do get round to doing it lol.

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

Post by LoSLucifer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:25 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:41 pm
@Domler

Here is an ASUS 3.01 firmware with your data for you. (DON'T FORGET: Change the extension to .bin)

Also, I have attached the ASUS firmware updater downloaded at the end of 2017 if you want to use it. After I flashed my drive to ASUS 3.01, I then used this firmware updater to upgrade my drive to ASUS 3.02. I assume this still works. If not, just reflash the ASUS 3.01 I gave you.

Have fun!

domler_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.01_test.txt
ASUS_Website_FW_Updater_For_BW_16D1HT.zip
Hi. Sorry if this is answerd in lots of other posts but i just need answer to some simple questions.

Do i now need to follow the guide in post 1? Or can i use the FW_Updater and just load the .bin file to get it from 3.03 to 3.01?
Do i need to change the ahci to IDE?
Do i need the PE or can i just use old win7 32bit for this?

Totaly NOOB on this part. Have tryed to read some of the posts but i get comfused (25 pages of good stuff here now. Lot to read and understand)

Can someone just give me a step by step if i dont need to follow the post 1 guide?

Drive is ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.03 atm.

Sorry for not understanding and sorry for the bad english.
Peace!

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

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:24 am

LoSLucifer wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:25 pm
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:41 pm
@Domler

Here is an ASUS 3.01 firmware with your data for you. (DON'T FORGET: Change the extension to .bin)

Also, I have attached the ASUS firmware updater downloaded at the end of 2017 if you want to use it. After I flashed my drive to ASUS 3.01, I then used this firmware updater to upgrade my drive to ASUS 3.02. I assume this still works. If not, just reflash the ASUS 3.01 I gave you.

Have fun!

domler_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.01_test.txt
ASUS_Website_FW_Updater_For_BW_16D1HT.zip
Hi. Sorry if this is answerd in lots of other posts but i just need answer to some simple questions.

Do i now need to follow the guide in post 1? Or can i use the FW_Updater and just load the .bin file to get it from 3.03 to 3.01?
Do i need to change the ahci to IDE?
Do i need the PE or can i just use old win7 32bit for this?

Totaly NOOB on this part. Have tryed to read some of the posts but i get comfused (25 pages of good stuff here now. Lot to read and understand)

Can someone just give me a step by step if i dont need to follow the post 1 guide?

Drive is ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.03 atm.

Sorry for not understanding and sorry for the bad english.
Peace!
Q:Do i now need to follow the guide in post 1? Or can i use the FW_Updater and just load the .bin file to get it from 3.03 to 3.01?
A: no
Q:Do i need to change the ahci to IDE?
A: yes
Q:Do i need the PE or can i just use old win7 32bit for this?
A:you can use 32bit win 7, 8, 8.1, 10, vista, xp
Q:Can someone just give me a step by step if i dont need to follow the post 1 guide?
A:it is in front of you page 1

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

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:53 am

LoSLucifer wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:25 pm
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:41 pm
@Domler

Here is an ASUS 3.01 firmware with your data for you. (DON'T FORGET: Change the extension to .bin)

Also, I have attached the ASUS firmware updater downloaded at the end of 2017 if you want to use it. After I flashed my drive to ASUS 3.01, I then used this firmware updater to upgrade my drive to ASUS 3.02. I assume this still works. If not, just reflash the ASUS 3.01 I gave you.

Have fun!

domler_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.01_test.txt
ASUS_Website_FW_Updater_For_BW_16D1HT.zip
Hi. Sorry if this is answerd in lots of other posts but i just need answer to some simple questions.

Do i now need to follow the guide in post 1? Or can i use the FW_Updater and just load the .bin file to get it from 3.03 to 3.01?
Do i need to change the ahci to IDE?
Do i need the PE or can i just use old win7 32bit for this?

Totaly NOOB on this part. Have tryed to read some of the posts but i get comfused (25 pages of good stuff here now. Lot to read and understand)

Can someone just give me a step by step if i dont need to follow the post 1 guide?

Drive is ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.03 atm.

Sorry for not understanding and sorry for the bad english.
Peace!
@ LoSLucifer,

Yes, you should still follow the guide in post 1. The ASUS updater I provided is only to upgrade from 3.00 or 3.01 to 3.02. It will not work to downgrade from 3.03.

IMPORTANT: Always dump your original 3.03 firmware fist and make a couple of backups of it (just in case!)

There is also a clean 3.02 firmware available (in this thread I believe) for download, so the ASUS firmware updater isn't really needed anymore.

If you have any issues, just upload a copy of your original 3.03 firmware and I can create a 3.02 for you.

Best of luck..

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

Post by LoSLucifer » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:12 pm

@MartyMcNuts
Thank you so mutch for clearing this up for me.
Ill will try downgrade my ASUS this evening. Will read the instructions in post 1 CAREFULLY :P
Not very familiar with this kind of work.

Just hope i dont brick it :P
(was only 1 left in the store and i can`t find it in any other stores here in Norway. Then i have to buy one online... )

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

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:11 pm

@LoSLucifer

Your welcome! It's really not that difficult.

Just make sure you have a PC that can be put into IDE mode in the BIOS and ensure that you dump your original firmware first and back it up. As long as you have a backup of your original firmware, your unit can be restored if you mess up.

As I said previously, if you have any issues, upload a copy of your 3.03 and I can create a 3.02 for you.

jameswhite576389273
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by jameswhite576389273 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:44 am

I have an ASUS BC-12D2HT on firmware 3.01, so it can't read UHD discs.

I don't have any PCs that can use IDE mode for SATA, what are my options?

Is there anything that doesn't need IDE?

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

Post by DaMacFunkin » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:37 pm

DaMacFunkin wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Good points, I won't have any problems using the pe edition from USB if needs be, or I could just do it in DOS, I used to use MTK flash all the time when the 360 first came out 😉
I'll over come the power problem if I encounter it somehow. Just need to find the time to do get round to doing it lol.
Hi you was right about the laptop not providing enough power for the drive, luckily I have a sata mains power brick that I haven't used for ages, I also had to disconnect the laptops internal rom drive to get dos flash to run properley.

All done now, up and running, thanks to everyone involved with the project.

Ps, would a team executer 360usb pro device work under windows 32?

Cheers.

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

Post by Billycar11 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:43 pm

DaMacFunkin wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:37 pm
DaMacFunkin wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Good points, I won't have any problems using the pe edition from USB if needs be, or I could just do it in DOS, I used to use MTK flash all the time when the 360 first came out 😉
I'll over come the power problem if I encounter it somehow. Just need to find the time to do get round to doing it lol.
Hi you was right about the laptop not providing enough power for the drive, luckily I have a sata mains power brick that I haven't used for ages, I also had to disconnect the laptops internal rom drive to get dos flash to run properley.

All done now, up and running, thanks to everyone involved with the project.

Ps, would a team executer 360usb pro device work under windows 32?

Cheers.
Yup I was just giving all the info I know, not sure what 360 USB even is so no idea on that

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

Post by LoSLucifer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:37 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:11 pm
@LoSLucifer

Your welcome! It's really not that difficult.

Just make sure you have a PC that can be put into IDE mode in the BIOS and ensure that you dump your original firmware first and back it up. As long as you have a backup of your original firmware, your unit can be restored if you mess up.

As I said previously, if you have any issues, upload a copy of your 3.03 and I can create a 3.02 for you.
@ MartyMcNuts
I manage to dump the original FW now :)
But i think i need help with the modification of the file. I have attached the file :) (had to edit the name to .txt to upload it.)

I did step 1-7 in: "Steps for dumping firmware : (Windows Method)". After this it got a litte hard to figure out.

Realy Nice if you can help me with this.
I understand that after the file is modded, i again use the same program as i used for dumping to erase the fw, then upload the new fw you made. Is this the right way?

(i have 3 backups of the original dump)
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