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

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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 May 10, 2019 10:11 pm

PaperLawyer wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 9:50 pm
I received my 16D1HT this evening and quickly installed it into my newly purchased OWC Mercury Pro enclosure and ran the firmware tool - 20 seconds later firmware 3.03 had been replaced with 3.02 - thank you for making such a user friendly firmware took available!

Nice to be ripping at 7.6x rather than locked to 2x on my UJ265 (sat within my NCase m1 case).

There's just the minor matter of actually purchasing a 4K blu-ray now....
You're welcome!
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 arrbee99 » Mon May 13, 2019 12:46 am

Apologies because I guess you've been asked this a million times before, but I can use this ASUS flasher to downgrade a LG BD-RE BH16NS55 firmware 1.03 Firmware date: 2117-11-20 to version 1.02 and I'll be able to rip 4K blurays ?

I should download a version from Mediaflare ?, extract it, run the ASUS exe file and it'll give me an option to install version 1.02 ?

(I have read posts about DE and MK versions and LibreDrive and it still baffles me)

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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 » Mon May 13, 2019 1:50 am

arrbee99 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 12:46 am
Apologies because I guess you've been asked this a million times before, but I can use this ASUS flasher to downgrade a LG BD-RE BH16NS55 firmware 1.03 Firmware date: 2117-11-20 to version 1.02 and I'll be able to rip 4K blurays ?

I should download a version from Mediaflare ?, extract it, run the ASUS exe file and it'll give me an option to install version 1.02 ?

(I have read posts about DE and MK versions and LibreDrive and it still baffles me)
Correct. The links are in the first post.
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 arrbee99 » Mon May 13, 2019 2:05 am

Wowzer, that was quick and easy and actually seems to have worked. Its on 1.02 now. Am seriously getting quite tempted to throw caution to the winds and buy a 4K movie to test properly.

Thanks very much. :D :D :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 MartyMcNuts » Mon May 13, 2019 2:16 am

arrbee99 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 2:05 am
Wowzer, that was quick and easy and actually seems to have worked. Its on 1.02 now. Am seriously getting quite tempted to throw caution to the winds and buy a 4K movie to test properly.

Thanks very much. :D :D :D
You're welcome! Go for it!!!!
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 ubuntuuser » Sat May 18, 2019 9:58 pm

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=17058
A motherboard having SATA controller set as IDE (not AHCI !!!)

Is this change needed for the new method too?

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

Post by jonghotti » Sat May 18, 2019 10:55 pm

ubuntuuser wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:58 pm
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=17058
A motherboard having SATA controller set as IDE (not AHCI !!!)

Is this change needed for the new method too?
Absolutely not.

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

Post by ubuntuuser » Tue May 21, 2019 11:20 pm

After reading a lot I am confused what I have to do.

I have got a brand new Asus BW-16D1HT 3.03. I can backup 2k movies, but 4k is not recognized. Please tell me what to do. I use Ubuntu, so probably I have to connect the drive to a Windows pc?

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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 » Wed May 22, 2019 3:28 am

ubuntuuser wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:20 pm
After reading a lot I am confused what I have to do.

I have got a brand new Asus BW-16D1HT 3.03. I can backup 2k movies, but 4k is not recognized. Please tell me what to do. I use Ubuntu, so probably I have to connect the drive to a Windows pc?
A win10 pc is easiest option. Otherwise a win10 VM or create a win10 PE usb stick and boot into that.
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 ubuntuuser » Wed May 22, 2019 12:00 pm

> A win10 pc is easiest option.

Thanks, I see I have to connect it to a win pc. Is there are difference between the different windows 10 versions? I think I could use a Win 10 1809 version or a Win 7. Is Win 7 as fine as Win 10? Win 7 would be easier for me.

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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 » Thu May 23, 2019 2:14 am

ubuntuuser wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:00 pm
> A win10 pc is easiest option.

Thanks, I see I have to connect it to a win pc. Is there are difference between the different windows 10 versions? I think I could use a Win 10 1809 version or a Win 7. Is Win 7 as fine as Win 10? Win 7 would be easier for me.
Win7 should work. Give it a try. Let us know how you go.
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 nbarsotti » Thu May 23, 2019 4:27 am

MartyMcNuts, thank you sooooo much for making this! I'm ripping my very first UHD on my brand new WH16NS60. Plus I just ripped a regular blu-ray that my old Pioneer BDR-XD04 would choked on.

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

Post by StoneMkv » Fri May 24, 2019 1:42 pm

rabside wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Billycar11 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:42 pm
rabside wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Hi,
I just bought a BC-12D2HT drive that uses 3.11 fw.
I've tried your tool but it doesn't work, always failure #4. maybe a 3.11 patched fw is needed ?

Can you help me to downgrade the fw?

thanks a lot
flash asus 3.10 mk then your desired fw and you should be good
let us know never seen 3.11 before, might want mike to make a dump of it he seems to know how on drives with dosflash disabled
I tried your suggestion and it worked at the very first try.
thanks a lot!
Please provide the tool/link I can not find any tool which is able to downgrade from 3.11 to 3.10

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

Post by StoneMkv » Fri May 24, 2019 1:47 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:00 pm
eqman wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:23 pm

Where can I download flash asus 3.10 mk ?

thanks
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 19&t=19113
I can not find any tool to downgrade BC-12D2HT from 3.11 to 3.10 at this location. Might be removed.
Any other resource available?
ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe is always throwing Error #4

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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 May 24, 2019 7:16 pm

StoneMkv wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:47 pm
can not find any tool to downgrade BC-12D2HT from 3.11 to 3.10 at this location. Might be removed.
Any other resource available?
ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe is always throwing Error #4
You just flash the bw16d1ht 3.10 and if you don't want that firmware then flash your firmware of choice it the only way to drown grade for now if you have 3.10 or higher on Asus drives

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