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 jonghotti » Sat May 23, 2020 6:13 pm

Is there a flashing tool specifically for the WH14NS40? I've got a guy with one that's firmware 1.04 and any firmware he throws at it results in an error 5.
I've sent him the flasher and the firmware I use on a daily basis still no dice.
It must be the drive now that I think about it but how?
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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 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:54 pm

jonghotti wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Is there a flashing tool specifically for the WH14NS40? I've got a guy with one that's firmware 1.04 and any firmware he throws at it results in an error 5.
I've sent him the flasher and the firmware I use on a daily basis still no dice.
It must be the drive now that I think about it but how?
My guess is he is hooked up to a USB adapter that does not support flashing or 3rd party sata controller

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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 23, 2020 6:58 pm

Thanks Billy you've always got the right answers. I appreciate you!
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Help flashing WH16NS40

Post by federalist » Mon May 25, 2020 1:45 pm

Hi all,
I purchased a new WH16NS40 (drive info attached).
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I also purchased this USB/SATA adapter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WW ... UTF8&psc=1

When I tried to flash the DE_LG_WH16NS40_1.02_NS50.bin included in the zip, the drive bay opens up and I get flash error #4.
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Would appreciate any help on what I'm doing wrong and what would be the correct way to flash this drive.
Thanks!

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Re: Help flashing WH16NS40

Post by Billycar11 » Mon May 25, 2020 11:32 pm

federalist wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:45 pm
Hi all,
I purchased a new WH16NS40 (drive info attached).Drive Info.JPG
I also purchased this USB/SATA adapter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WW ... UTF8&psc=1

When I tried to flash the DE_LG_WH16NS40_1.02_NS50.bin included in the zip, the drive bay opens up and I get flash error #4.
Flash Error.JPG

Would appreciate any help on what I'm doing wrong and what would be the correct way to flash this drive.
Thanks!
Flash WH16NS60 1.02mk first or keep it if you like
All that info and more in the uhd 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 jonghotti » Mon May 25, 2020 11:33 pm

email or text me for help alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com or 650-850-2442
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Re: Help flashing WH16NS40

Post by federalist » Tue May 26, 2020 3:14 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:32 pm
Flash WH16NS60 1.02mk first or keep it if you like
All that info and more in the uhd guide
Thanks for the quick reply! I missed that step first time.
Everything works great now :)

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

Post by Romeoz » Thu May 28, 2020 6:13 pm

I just flashed the Asus BW-16D1HT to 3.10MK, to 3.02 and now cross flashed to fix the sleep bug to WH16NS60 1.00. Does this look accurate? I get my 4K UHD disc in tonight, I want to make sure I Will be able to rip it when it arrives. Thanks

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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 29, 2020 12:48 am

Romeoz wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 6:13 pm
I just flashed the Asus BW-16D1HT to 3.10MK, to 3.02 and now cross flashed to fix the sleep bug to WH16NS60 1.00. Does this look accurate? I get my 4K UHD disc in tonight, I want to make sure I Will be able to rip it when it arrives. Thanks
Sounds good.
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 Romeoz » Fri May 29, 2020 2:10 pm

what can we use to rip the 4K to an iso?

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

Post by hoops10 » Fri May 29, 2020 9:04 pm

Been looking at the LG WH16NS60. I've read it can come with firmware up to 1.04. If you get a drive that has that firmware, can you downgrade the firmware? If so, which firmware is preferred at this point in time for this drive? Thank you in advanced.

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

Post by pizzlet17 » Fri May 29, 2020 9:29 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:30 am
Hi everyone,

Just to give you all another option, I have modified the official ASUS ODD FW Flasher tool to allow the user to flash or cross-flash their drive to a "UHD Friendly" firmware.

Included with the ASUS Flasher, is the 'DE' UHD friendly firmwares we are currently using with the LG Flasher tool.

Also, if you happen to use your own clean firmware file that hasn't been 'DE' enabled, this app will automatically make the file 'DE' enabled and save it.

It is very easy to use:

1. Run ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe.
2. In popup window, select a firmware file to flash. (If you click CANCEL, the auto default firmware is ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.02)
3. When the main interface opens, select your drive (if not already selected)
4. Hit "START" button. The drive tray will open. Once firmware flash is completed, drive tray will close again.
5. Done.

EDIT (24.08.2019): I have updated the Modified ASUS Flasher which will now allow:
  • The LG BP60NB10 external UHD drive to be flashed with firmware LG_BP60NB10_1.00_MK only.
  • The LG BP50NB40 external Blu-Ray drive to be flashed with firmware LG_BP50NB40-NB50_1.01_MK only. (Not UHD friendly but enables libredrive.)

EDIT (03.09.2019):
I have created 2 modified (hybrid = HBD) firmwares solely for the BP50NB40. Firmware BP60NB10_1.00_MK_HBD will allow you to flash your BP50NB40 to BP60NB10. Firmware BP50NB40-NB50_1.01_MK_HBD will allow you to go back to BP50NB40_1.01_MK if you ever require it. The firmware zip is below.

EDIT (01.01.2020):
If your BP50NB40 has firmware 1.02, please flash firmware BP50NB40 NB50 1.02 MK from the MK pack, then you can cross-flash using the hybrid BP60NB10 1.00 firmware.


Hybrid_Firmware_for_BP50NB40_to_BP60NB10.zip



EDIT (22.05.2020):
Below is the link to the modified ASUS FW Flasher + Downgrade Enabled Firmware + the latest MK firmware pack (15/04/2020):

https://www.mediafire.com/file/rbpk3iik ... 9.zip/file


Here is just the modified ASUS Flasher if you don't need the firmwares. Just put it in the folder with the firmwares.


ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified) (24.08.2019).zip



Have fun guys!!
Hi Everyone - I recently purchased Asus BW-16D1HT external drive. I flashed this same drive almost 6 months ago, but had to replace it as it wasn't reading UHD or regular Blu-rays anymore. I've gone through these steps but every time I run Marty's program I keep getting "CheckSum is mismatched. Drive will go to BOOT mode Please retry again." Can someone help me out please?

Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
REVISION: 3.10
FIRMWARE DATE: 2019-01-04 10:14
BUS ENCRYPTION FLAGS: 1F
DRIVE PLATFORM: 1959

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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 » Sat May 30, 2020 12:42 am

hoops10 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:04 pm
Been looking at the LG WH16NS60. I've read it can come with firmware up to 1.04. If you get a drive that has that firmware, can you downgrade the firmware? If so, which firmware is preferred at this point in time for this drive? Thank you in advanced.
The highest version on the NS60 is 1.02 and yes you can downgrade 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 MartyMcNuts » Sat May 30, 2020 12:44 am

Romeoz wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 2:10 pm
what can we use to rip the 4K to an iso?
For free?? MakeMKV to folder, then open folder in ImgBurn and output iso.

Otherwise, AnyDVD or DVDFab
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 MartyMcNuts » Sat May 30, 2020 12:46 am

pizzlet17 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:29 pm
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:30 am
Hi everyone,

Just to give you all another option, I have modified the official ASUS ODD FW Flasher tool to allow the user to flash or cross-flash their drive to a "UHD Friendly" firmware.

Included with the ASUS Flasher, is the 'DE' UHD friendly firmwares we are currently using with the LG Flasher tool.

Also, if you happen to use your own clean firmware file that hasn't been 'DE' enabled, this app will automatically make the file 'DE' enabled and save it.

It is very easy to use:

1. Run ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe.
2. In popup window, select a firmware file to flash. (If you click CANCEL, the auto default firmware is ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.02)
3. When the main interface opens, select your drive (if not already selected)
4. Hit "START" button. The drive tray will open. Once firmware flash is completed, drive tray will close again.
5. Done.

EDIT (24.08.2019): I have updated the Modified ASUS Flasher which will now allow:
  • The LG BP60NB10 external UHD drive to be flashed with firmware LG_BP60NB10_1.00_MK only.
  • The LG BP50NB40 external Blu-Ray drive to be flashed with firmware LG_BP50NB40-NB50_1.01_MK only. (Not UHD friendly but enables libredrive.)

EDIT (03.09.2019):
I have created 2 modified (hybrid = HBD) firmwares solely for the BP50NB40. Firmware BP60NB10_1.00_MK_HBD will allow you to flash your BP50NB40 to BP60NB10. Firmware BP50NB40-NB50_1.01_MK_HBD will allow you to go back to BP50NB40_1.01_MK if you ever require it. The firmware zip is below.

EDIT (01.01.2020):
If your BP50NB40 has firmware 1.02, please flash firmware BP50NB40 NB50 1.02 MK from the MK pack, then you can cross-flash using the hybrid BP60NB10 1.00 firmware.


Hybrid_Firmware_for_BP50NB40_to_BP60NB10.zip



EDIT (22.05.2020):
Below is the link to the modified ASUS FW Flasher + Downgrade Enabled Firmware + the latest MK firmware pack (15/04/2020):

https://www.mediafire.com/file/rbpk3iik ... 9.zip/file


Here is just the modified ASUS Flasher if you don't need the firmwares. Just put it in the folder with the firmwares.


ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified) (24.08.2019).zip



Have fun guys!!
Hi Everyone - I recently purchased Asus BW-16D1HT external drive. I flashed this same drive almost 6 months ago, but had to replace it as it wasn't reading UHD or regular Blu-rays anymore. I've gone through these steps but every time I run Marty's program I keep getting "CheckSum is mismatched. Drive will go to BOOT mode Please retry again." Can someone help me out please?

Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
REVISION: 3.10
FIRMWARE DATE: 2019-01-04 10:14
BUS ENCRYPTION FLAGS: 1F
DRIVE PLATFORM: 1959
That error sounds like what you would get when using the LG flasher. What firmware are you trying to flash? You do know that for 3.10, you need to flash 3.10-MK first, before flashing any other firmware.
Cheers :D
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