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 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:03 pm

Cyberpower678 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:11 pm
Cyberpower678 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:30 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:02 am


Flash 1.04-MK first. You cannot go straight from 1.04 to 1.02.
1.04-MK doesn't actually seem to exist. Am I overlooking something here?
Okay. I managed to roll it back by flashing a different drive FW on there and then flashing the actual model number to 1.02. It's reading UHD discs now. Quick question got a FW that you recommend in terms of speed and reliability for this model? This FW seems, slow.
Basically the UHD firmwares read at 4x to 6x. The only firmware that is faster belongs to the official UHD drive, the WH16NS60 which reads at 6x to 8x.
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 FanaTekTech » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:07 am

Hello, I tried to use your tool to downgrade my LG BH16NS55 1.03 to 1.02.
I got an "Access denied" error !
************** Texte de l'exception **************
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Accès refusé
à System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithShellExecuteEx(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
à System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
à FW_Changer_for_UHD_Friendly_Drives.Form1.RunNewEXE()
à System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
à System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Assemblys chargés **************
mscorlib
Version de l'assembly : 2.0.0.0
Version Win32 : 2.0.50727.9148 (WinRelRS6.050727-9100)
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
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ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified)
Version de l'assembly : 1.0.0.0
Version Win32 : 1.0.0
CodeBase : file:///C:/Users/util2/Downloads/(Modified)%20ASUS%20ODD%20FW%20Changer%20(24.08.2019)%20+%20UHD%20Friendly%20Firmwares%20%20+%20Latest%20MK%20Pack%20(14.02.2020)/ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe
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System.Windows.Forms
Version de l'assembly : 2.0.0.0
Version Win32 : 2.0.50727.9136 (WinRelRS6.050727-9100)
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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System
Version de l'assembly : 2.0.0.0
Version Win32 : 2.0.50727.9147 (WinRelRS6.050727-9100)
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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System.Drawing
Version de l'assembly : 2.0.0.0
Version Win32 : 2.0.50727.9136 (WinRelRS6.050727-9100)
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Core
Version de l'assembly : 3.5.0.0
Version Win32 : 3.5.30729.9135 built by: WinRelRS6
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/3.5.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms.resources
Version de l'assembly : 2.0.0.0
Version Win32 : 2.0.50727.9136 (WinRelRS6.050727-9100)
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms.resources/2.0.0.0_fr_b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.resources.dll
----------------------------------------
mscorlib.resources
Version de l'assembly : 2.0.0.0
Version Win32 : 2.0.50727.9148 (WinRelRS6.050727-9100)
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
My configuration is (Maybe not a problem but it's an information !):

Windows 10 Pro 64bits
Some stuffs for developer (Visual Studio 2019 Community and others)
HL-DT-ST BD-REBH16NS55 1.03
PIONEER BD-RWBDR-211M 1.02
I have AnyDVD HD in my system too and my firewall has been dropped to trying it.

Thank you for this tool (maybe it works for me in the future) !
Happy coding !
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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 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:12 am

FanaTekTech wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:07 am
Hello, I tried to use your tool to downgrade my LG BH16NS55 1.03 to 1.02.
I got an "Access denied" error !

My configuration is (Maybe not a problem but it's an information !):

Windows 10 Pro 64bits
Some stuffs for developer (Visual Studio 2019 Community and others)
HL-DT-ST BD-REBH16NS55 1.03
PIONEER BD-RWBDR-211M 1.02
I have AnyDVD HD in my system too and my firewall has been dropped to trying it.

Thank you for this tool (maybe it works for me in the future) !
Happy coding !
Hi.

1. Make sure that AnyDVD is NOT running!!
2. As you have VS 2019 installed, I assume you also have .net framework 3.5 installed? (3.5 is required)
3. Does your windows user account have "Administrator" level access?
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 FanaTekTech » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:21 pm

Hi.

I have shutted down firewall (a global security), AnyDVD HD and Deamon Tools.
My computer is configured to run .net framework 3.5
I am admin in my OS and admin rights has been enabled too to run this app.

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

Post by Commway » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:05 am

The Goal to be able to view locally DVD and Blu Ray's I own in my house.

Looks like the MakeMKV plus LibreDrive are a great option. See my ASUS specs below

Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 1.01
Serial number: K92DALG1030
Firmware date: 2113-02-05 19:30
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 19

After hours of reading and installing the above ASUS am I out of luck for DVD & Blu Ray to digital? (Only new firmware after installing not documented)

Or is there other software like Handbrake or other software if I have no need for UHD transfers?

Thanks for any Help available.

Bruce

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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 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:30 am

Commway wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:05 am
The Goal to be able to view locally DVD and Blu Ray's I own in my house.

Looks like the MakeMKV plus LibreDrive are a great option. See my ASUS specs below

Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 1.01
Serial number: K92DALG1030
Firmware date: 2113-02-05 19:30
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 19

After hours of reading and installing the above ASUS am I out of luck for DVD & Blu Ray to digital? (Only new firmware after installing not documented)

Or is there other software like Handbrake or other software if I have no need for UHD transfers?

Thanks for any Help available.

Bruce
Welcome! You could do with a new UHD friendly blu ray drive for sure but as far as other software to be able to backup your discs no, MakeMKV is all you need. if you need to transcode the "rips" afterwards then yes Handbrake or a similar app will be needed.

As far as your new drive I'd be happy to supply you with one please have a look at my thread for info and contact information.
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17829

thank you,

Alex
The Original "UHD Friendly" Drive Seller
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17829

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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 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:33 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:03 pm
Basically the UHD firmwares read at 4x to 6x. The only firmware that is faster belongs to the official UHD drive, the WH16NS60 which reads at 6x to 8x.
As does the ASUS firmware at a cost considerably lower than the LG :-)
The Original "UHD Friendly" Drive Seller
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17829

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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 26, 2020 2:58 am

FanaTekTech wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:21 pm
Hi.

I have shutted down firewall (a global security), AnyDVD HD and Deamon Tools.
My computer is configured to run .net framework 3.5
I am admin in my OS and admin rights has been enabled too to run this app.

Still blocking.
Not sure what is happening there. How is your drive connected? Are you able to use a different computer?
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 FanaTekTech » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:15 am

Hi.

I have VirtualBox and it works perfectly in these two OS : Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 10 Pro 64 bits. But It was just to test app in others environments without flashing VirtualBox device, cause is evident.
I currently try to get a Windows PE with modified structure to embed your software and firmwares (and dotnet).

I don't understand why on my main system it doesn't work.
Maybe there is a conflict ! Maybe not !

Thank you, my case is just desesperate.

Note : I have SATA drives on Z270X-Ultra Gaming-CF motherboard. And not able to use others computers (I have : 1 tower PC, 1 laptop PC, 1 tablet PC, 2 barebones). In last case, I can remove all disks in my main tower PC and install fresh Windows on it (I have old harddrive disks for this). But if I can do it normally, I will be happy. Sorry !
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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 26, 2020 11:25 pm

FanaTekTech wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:15 am
Hi.

I have VirtualBox and it works perfectly in these two OS : Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 10 Pro 64 bits. But It was just to test app in others environments without flashing VirtualBox device, cause is evident.
I currently try to get a Windows PE with modified structure to embed your software and firmwares (and dotnet).

I don't understand why on my main system it doesn't work.
Maybe there is a conflict ! Maybe not !

Thank you, my case is just desesperate.

Note : I have SATA drives on Z270X-Ultra Gaming-CF motherboard. And not able to use others computers (I have : 1 tower PC, 1 laptop PC, 1 tablet PC, 2 barebones). In last case, I can remove all disks in my main tower PC and install fresh Windows on it (I have old harddrive disks for this). But if I can do it normally, I will be happy. Sorry !
Are your SATA ports using RAID? If so, turn off raid as this can cause issues.
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 FanaTekTech » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:58 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:25 pm
Are your SATA ports using RAID? If so, turn off raid as this can cause issues.
Hi ! No RAID !
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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 Feb 27, 2020 11:00 pm

FanaTekTech wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:58 pm
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:25 pm
Are your SATA ports using RAID? If so, turn off raid as this can cause issues.
Hi ! No RAID !
Well I am officially stumped!! I cannot think of a reason why it is not working for you. Perhaps someone else may have a suggestion for you?
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 27, 2020 11:03 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:00 pm
FanaTekTech wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:58 pm
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:25 pm
Are your SATA ports using RAID? If so, turn off raid as this can cause issues.
Hi ! No RAID !
Well I am officially stumped!! I cannot think of a reason why it is not working for you. Perhaps someone else may have a suggestion for you?
Maybe give blackened's LG flasher a go it is included in my firmware pack 2nd link in UHD drive guide

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

Post by ChickenFinger » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:17 pm

Basically the UHD firmwares read at 4x to 6x. The only firmware that is faster belongs to the official UHD drive, the WH16NS60 which reads at 6x to 8x.
I was previously using the WH16NS60 1.0 firmware for my WH16NS40 drive as i thought that was the best. Is the 1.02MK firmware better?

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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 Mar 09, 2020 3:47 am

ChickenFinger wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:17 pm
Basically the UHD firmwares read at 4x to 6x. The only firmware that is faster belongs to the official UHD drive, the WH16NS60 which reads at 6x to 8x.
I was previously using the WH16NS60 1.0 firmware for my WH16NS40 drive as i thought that was the best. Is the 1.02MK firmware better?
No noticeable difference.
Cheers :D
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