Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

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MartyMcNuts
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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by MartyMcNuts » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:34 am

Micim987 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:35 pm
I have the same problem as SmoothRunnings. I have a brand new WH16NS40 (DOM: August 19) with 1.04 firmware. Before I do anything I wanted to confirm I need to:

1. Cross flash either BH16NS55_1.04_MK or ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.10_MK using the ASUS flasher
2. Flash the DE_flash_HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_WH16NS40_1.02_NS50.bin using the old flasher
3. Flash the HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS40-NS50-1.03-NM00600-211711211653.bin from the mk-firmware file

Is this correct or will I end up bricking my new drive? I also can't use dosflash because I don't have access to a PC with an IDE compatible bios so if I mess something up its messed up for good.
1. Use the ASUS flasher to flash NS55 1.04 MK.
2. Flash whatever firmware you like. Just continue to use the ASUS flasher as that is what you are already using. (Your step 2 is not needed).

DOSFLASH method is not used anymore as we now have the windows flashers.

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Micim987 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:52 pm

Okay, One final question, Should I crossflash to the WH16NS60 firmware to prevent the sleep bug or will that break anything on my drive? I also plan to use my drive to burn m-disc's and I read somewhere that some firmware's can break burning. Should I just stick to the WH16NS40 firmware?

MartyMcNuts
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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:40 am

Micim987 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:52 pm
Okay, One final question, Should I crossflash to the WH16NS60 firmware to prevent the sleep bug or will that break anything on my drive? I also plan to use my drive to burn m-disc's and I read somewhere that some firmware's can break burning. Should I just stick to the WH16NS40 firmware?
Any LG firmware should work fine when burning. The issue is generally when using ASUS firmware on LG drives.

Yes, I would recommend NS60 1.00 firmware. The drive will read UHD faster and there is no sleep bug. I have NS60 1.00 firmware on one of my BH16NS55's and have burnt a few CD's as a test. They worked just fine. I assume M-Disc will also work. I guess you will know once you try one!

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by skiddy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:58 am

Chaps - what's the latest recommendation for new Asus 16D1HT drives, to use the ASUS ODD FW 3.02 Updater for BW-16D1HT (Patched)? Or is there now a preferred procedure?

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by SamuriHL » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:40 am

I would flash the 3.10 mk firmware to it.

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by DragonQ » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:56 pm

So is the best bang-for-buck approach right now to buy a WH14NS40 and crossflash it to WH16NS60 1.02MK using the "BH14NS40_N1.00-A4_patched" flasher? Are there any intermediate steps that need to be taken? Are there any downsides to the crossflash, like breaking CD/DVD/BD reading or writing?

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by FFROSCH » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:34 pm

Hello together,

i got a brand new Asus BW-16D1HT with Firmware 3.10. As i tried to downgrade the firmware i get the error message: write dram ng 05/26/03

Are there any possibilities to downgrade?

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:23 pm

FFROSCH wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Hello together,

i got a brand new Asus BW-16D1HT with Firmware 3.10. As i tried to downgrade the firmware i get the error message: write dram ng 05/26/03

Are there any possibilities to downgrade?
Read this https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Dr. Sleep » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:27 pm

mike admin wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:35 pm
. . .

What we would need:
A patched official MTK flasher. Can be downloaded from https://forum.cdrinfo.pl/f29/crossflash ... s58-96313/ This flasher operates using drive self-update mode.
Just FYI in case no one already mentioned this, but the link provided above "forum.cdrinfo.pl . . . " contains a link: "http://www84.zippyshare.com/v/7MsNUYNo/file.html", which the post states contains a download link for the flasher, some firmware versions, etc.

That site (www84.zippyshare.com . . ) will download a Trojan. Specifically, that site contains the trojan "Application.DealAlpha.2.Gen" So, don't use that Zippyshare link. Instead, use the Google Drive link provided in the description of the YouTube how to video.


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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by emirikol1984 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:52 pm

Hello, some time reading but irst post here, i have a BH16NS55 with 1.03 firmware, so i wanted to downgrade to use with uhd drives, i used the patcher provided in the "how to video" and follow intructions, i flashed the drive "DE_flash_HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BH16NS55_1.02.bin" but i received a error message that says flashing didnt work and the drive will be put in emergency mode, now i have restarted and i can MakeMKV shows this:

Drive Information
OS device name: F:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BH16NS55
Revision: 1.02
Serial number: K9KI4QB5122
Firmware date: 2115-12-11 14:40
Bus encryption flags: 17

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.02
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

I'm a bit scared and i dont know what should i do now, please help!!!

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:13 am

emirikol1984 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:52 pm
Hello, some time reading but irst post here, i have a BH16NS55 with 1.03 firmware, so i wanted to downgrade to use with uhd drives, i used the patcher provided in the "how to video" and follow intructions, i flashed the drive "DE_flash_HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BH16NS55_1.02.bin" but i received a error message that says flashing didnt work and the drive will be put in emergency mode, now i have restarted and i can MakeMKV shows this:

Drive Information
OS device name: F:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BH16NS55
Revision: 1.02
Serial number: K9KI4QB5122
Firmware date: 2115-12-11 14:40
Bus encryption flags: 17

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.02
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

I'm a bit scared and i dont know what should i do now, please help!!!
i replied to you on my youtube video you are fine some sata chipsets and usb to sata chip sets do that if it shows up as the downgraded firmware and works you are fine

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by emirikol1984 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:29 am

Thanks! i have seen your Youtube answer (i didn't you were the same person) and i have asked you for further instruction's because i know downgrade is the first step but i'm a bit lost now, what should i do now?

Thanks again

PS: I have read a lot of the forum post but next steps are still blurry for me.

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by jjjman321 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:00 pm

Brand new Asus BW-16D1HT, firmware 3.10. Internally mounted via SATA cable. Windows 10. I'm using a confirmed byte-modified 3.02 bin file "ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.02_OFFICIAL_(BYTE_PATCHED).bin". Using Asus flasher "ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe" gives Updating Failure #4. Using the LG flasher "BH14NS40_N1.00-A4_patched.exe" gives Write DRAM NG 05/26/03. The drive works currently with regular Blu-ray disks.

Just wondering what the successful people are doing that I'm not (heh, story of my life). Thanks.

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by SamuriHL » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:54 am

Well, they would read as the answer has been given quite a few times. :) But anyway, flash MK 3.10 first. That is NOT the same thing as what's on your drive now which is the official 3.10 and can't be downgraded. MK 3.10 will allow you to flash whatever you want.

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