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 Maverick322 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:01 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:17 pm
Maverick322 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:09 pm
Sorry for the very simple question...newbie here. I think I understand the flashing part for a ASUS BW-16D1HT drive but my question is in regards to the connection of the drive to my laptop. Can I connect it via USB with a Vantec or OWC enclosure?
I'm pretty sure your the same guy from YouTube but here https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
Thanks. Much appreciated.

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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 Feb 07, 2020 2:23 am

BurnerOfStuff wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:33 pm
Hello,
I hope someone can help me. I've read thru the pages of info across the few threads and have gotten myself pretty confused. I've bought a LG WH16NS40 drive SVC50 with 1.04
I've installed the drive internally to my windows 10 pc with a sata cable.

My understanding is the 1.04 requires me to use the ASUS flasher to flash NS55 1.04 MK.
then i can flash to the proper firmware that will enable UHD and libredrive.

My questions would be, where do i find the asus flasher to install it, and where do i find the NS55 1.04 Mk file?
Once i've done that, what firmware file should i be installing?

This is my first time trying something like this and i'd hate to brick my new drive.
As Billy said, however, to make it easy for you, the flasher and firmware can be found in the first post of this very thread!!
Cheers :D
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SamuriHL
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by SamuriHL » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:49 am

Come on Marty, you've not written a front end for makemkv flashing yet? Just teasing as we know Mike is working on one but wouldn't that be fun? Lol

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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 Feb 07, 2020 4:45 am

SamuriHL wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:49 am
Come on Marty, you've not written a front end for makemkv flashing yet? ImageImage Just teasing as we know Mike is working on one but wouldn't that be fun? Lol

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LOL :D

I had thought about it for a minute but then figured, this is Mike's new toy and I didn't want to step on any toes!!
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 SamuriHL » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:11 am

Trust me I thought about it myself. I'll probably whip something together for my own personal amusement in dot net this weekend just for fun. I won't release it because as you said, this is Mike's thunder.

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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 Feb 07, 2020 5:22 am

SamuriHL wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:11 am
Trust me I thought about it myself. I'll probably whip something together for my own personal amusement in dot net this weekend just for fun. I won't release it because as you said, this is Mike's thunder.

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.bat files ftw lol :lol:

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

Post by SamuriHL » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:14 pm

No no no. I have multiple drives. Lol. A nice drop down with enumerated drive list. Then a file picker that lets you point to the mk firmware zip and auto enumerates all the firmware within it into another drop down, sorted with your selected drive's native mk firmware at the top of the list.

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

Post by RocketRobz » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:07 am

Hello! I need help.

I bought a WH16NS40-NS50 drive, and comes with firmware 1.04.

I'm trying to flash firmware 1.02 on it, but I'm getting "Updating Failure #4", when I try to do it with the modified ASUS flasher.
I also tried 1.03, but I got the same message.

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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 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:55 pm

RocketRobz wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:07 am
Hello! I need help.

I bought a WH16NS40-NS50 drive, and comes with firmware 1.04.

I'm trying to flash firmware 1.02 on it, but I'm getting "Updating Failure #4", when I try to do it with the modified ASUS flasher.
I also tried 1.03, but I got the same message.
Read this https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1067

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

Post by hart2hart » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:59 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:
hart2hart wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:39 pm
Just want to confirm.... Are ASUS BW-16D1HT that are being sold today still capable of being downgraded to 3.02? Do you have to locate and install a patched version of 3.1 (if that's what it has out of box) then downgrade to 3.02?

Thanks
Yes, they are. Just flash 3.10-MK first. Then you can flash 3.02. Both of these firmwares are included with the modified ASUS flasher in the first post of this thread.
Thanks so much for this tool! I did my first drive with bootable flash drive , dosflash using hex editor and drive in sata0.

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

Post by RocketRobz » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:43 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:55 pm
RocketRobz wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:07 am
Hello! I need help.

I bought a WH16NS40-NS50 drive, and comes with firmware 1.04.

I'm trying to flash firmware 1.02 on it, but I'm getting "Updating Failure #4", when I try to do it with the modified ASUS flasher.
I also tried 1.03, but I got the same message.
Read this https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1067
MartyMcNuts at another site helped me.
The solution was to flash a 1.04MK file on the drive.
While there was no 1.04 file for WH16NS40, there is one for WH14NS40.
I successfully flashed my drive with that file, and that alone made it read 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray discs, as well as giving it LibreDrive support!
Thanks anyways.

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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 Feb 12, 2020 11:30 pm

hart2hart wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:59 pm
MartyMcNuts wrote:
hart2hart wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:39 pm
Just want to confirm.... Are ASUS BW-16D1HT that are being sold today still capable of being downgraded to 3.02? Do you have to locate and install a patched version of 3.1 (if that's what it has out of box) then downgrade to 3.02?

Thanks
Yes, they are. Just flash 3.10-MK first. Then you can flash 3.02. Both of these firmwares are included with the modified ASUS flasher in the first post of this thread.
Thanks so much for this tool! I did my first drive with bootable flash drive , dosflash using hex editor and drive in sata0.
Yep, so much easier than the "old skool" dosflash!!
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 Billycar11 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:00 am

RocketRobz wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:43 pm

Read this https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1067

MartyMcNuts at another site helped me.
The solution was to flash a 1.04MK file on the drive.

Thanks anyways.
yeah my post says that

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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 Feb 14, 2020 11:52 pm

FYI

I have updated the zip file download link in the OP with the latest MK pack dated 14.02.2020.
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 hart2hart » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:36 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:FYI

I have updated the zip file download link in the OP with the latest MK pack dated 14.02.2020.
Thanks again. For ASUS Drive, what is rational of either going back to 3.02 or using 3.10MK?

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