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 pizzlet17 » Sat May 30, 2020 4:18 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
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.
Thanks Marty completely forgot about flashing it to 3.10MK. Cabin Fever has gotten the best of me. Problem solved.

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

Post by Sylwahan » Sat May 30, 2020 7:40 pm

Hi, I've had an ASUS BC-12D2HT for a long time but only recently discovered the on-the-fly decryption capabilities of MakeMKV and wanted to try it out instead of relying on AnyDVD. However, the UHD sleep bug is absolutely killing me. Has anyone had any luck flashing this drive with some other firmware that fixes this?

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

Post by popyMKV » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:07 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
and @MartyMcNuts

Hey guys.

I have an BW-16D1HT flashed to UHD friendly 3.10MK (ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin).
Now i have read your post that an cross-flash is possible to eliminate the sleep bug.
Sadly i am an flash noob and dont want to brick my working drive.

Have downloaded the latest 22.05. ASUS flash package with modified flasher.

Can you please post me an correct guide with links and names to firmare files how to correctly cross flash without messing my drive useless?
Taht would be really nice.

Thank you
pOpY

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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 Jun 02, 2020 8:19 am

popyMKV wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:07 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
and @MartyMcNuts

Hey guys.

I have an BW-16D1HT flashed to UHD friendly 3.10MK (ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin).
Now i have read your post that an cross-flash is possible to eliminate the sleep bug.
Sadly i am an flash noob and dont want to brick my working drive.

Have downloaded the latest 22.05. ASUS flash package with modified flasher.

Can you please post me an correct guide with links and names to firmare files how to correctly cross flash without messing my drive useless?
Taht would be really nice.

Thank you
pOpY
To get rid of the sleep bug, you need to cross-flash to WH16NS60 firmware.

You will find firmware "HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.02-NM00100-211810291936" in the "MK\HL-DT-ST\WH16NS60" folder. Just flash this firmware and you should be good to 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 popyMKV » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:51 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:19 am
popyMKV wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:07 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
and @MartyMcNuts

Hey guys.

I have an BW-16D1HT flashed to UHD friendly 3.10MK (ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin).
Now i have read your post that an cross-flash is possible to eliminate the sleep bug.
Sadly i am an flash noob and dont want to brick my working drive.

Have downloaded the latest 22.05. ASUS flash package with modified flasher.

Can you please post me an correct guide with links and names to firmare files how to correctly cross flash without messing my drive useless?
Taht would be really nice.

Thank you
pOpY
To get rid of the sleep bug, you need to cross-flash to WH16NS60 firmware.

You will find firmware "HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.02-NM00100-211810291936" in the "MK\HL-DT-ST\WH16NS60" folder. Just flash this firmware and you should be good to go.
Thanks a lot for the info.
Do i have to go to "DE_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.02.bin" like mentioned from @Romeoz or just flash from my current one:

"ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin" to your mentioned "MK\HL-DT-ST\WH16NS60\HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.02-NM00100-211810291936"

Sorry for all this questions, just want to brick anything.

UPDATE: Flashed -> DE_3.02 and then to the suggested "MK\HL-DT-ST\WH16NS60\HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.02-NM00100-211810291936" can read UHDs and sleep bug gone. Thanks a lot

thx
pOpY

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

Post by sim2man » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:12 pm

I tried to flash my BP50NB40 drive, but unfortunately I found its SVC is NB40 :(
Is there any plan or existing firmware for BP50NB40-NB40? I believe SVC is the only reason I cannot flash.
This is my ODD info for just in case (from makemkv).

Drive Information
OS device name: \Device\CdRom0
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BP50NB40
Revision: 1.00
Serial number: MFSGB3D5216
Firmware date: 2115-04-22 15:17
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 72

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.00
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

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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 Jun 03, 2020 3:24 am

sim2man wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:12 pm
I tried to flash my BP50NB40 drive, but unfortunately I found its SVC is NB40 :(
Is there any plan or existing firmware for BP50NB40-NB40? I believe SVC is the only reason I cannot flash.
This is my ODD info for just in case (from makemkv).

Drive Information
OS device name: \Device\CdRom0
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BP50NB40
Revision: 1.00
Serial number: MFSGB3D5216
Firmware date: 2115-04-22 15:17
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 72

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.00
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled
Not sure what you are asking for......

Your drive is already LibreDrive enabled. Cross-flashing for UHD readability can still work for SVC NB40's. (I've flashed a couple myself).

If you want UHD readability, you need to flash (in order):
  • from the MK pack: HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP50NB40-NB50-1.01-NM00200-211711231615
  • from the hybrid firmware zip file: DE_LG_BP50NB40-NB50_1.01_MK_HBD
  • from the hybrid firmware zip file: DE_LG_BP60NB10_1.00_MK_HBD

Once you done this, your drive should appear as a BP60NB10 UHD drive.
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 sim2man » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:37 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:24 am
sim2man wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:12 pm
I tried to flash my BP50NB40 drive, but unfortunately I found its SVC is NB40 :(
Is there any plan or existing firmware for BP50NB40-NB40? I believe SVC is the only reason I cannot flash.
This is my ODD info for just in case (from makemkv).

Drive Information
OS device name: \Device\CdRom0
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BP50NB40
Revision: 1.00
Serial number: MFSGB3D5216
Firmware date: 2115-04-22 15:17
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 72

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.00
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled
Not sure what you are asking for......

Your drive is already LibreDrive enabled. Cross-flashing for UHD readability can still work for SVC NB40's. (I've flashed a couple myself).

If you want UHD readability, you need to flash (in order):
  • from the MK pack: HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP50NB40-NB50-1.01-NM00200-211711231615
  • from the hybrid firmware zip file: DE_LG_BP50NB40-NB50_1.01_MK_HBD
  • from the hybrid firmware zip file: DE_LG_BP60NB10_1.00_MK_HBD

Once you done this, your drive should appear as a BP60NB10 UHD drive.
I've tried them all, but all of them only give me Failure #5, which is why I thought SVC NB40 is not (fully) supported.
I can still backup non-UHD BDs so it seems to work ok, so I cannot find any reason to fail other than SVC.
Do you have any idea?

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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 Jun 04, 2020 1:16 am

sim2man wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:37 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:24 am
sim2man wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:12 pm
I tried to flash my BP50NB40 drive, but unfortunately I found its SVC is NB40 :(
Is there any plan or existing firmware for BP50NB40-NB40? I believe SVC is the only reason I cannot flash.
This is my ODD info for just in case (from makemkv).

Drive Information
OS device name: \Device\CdRom0
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BP50NB40
Revision: 1.00
Serial number: MFSGB3D5216
Firmware date: 2115-04-22 15:17
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 72

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.00
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled
Not sure what you are asking for......

Your drive is already LibreDrive enabled. Cross-flashing for UHD readability can still work for SVC NB40's. (I've flashed a couple myself).

If you want UHD readability, you need to flash (in order):
  • from the MK pack: HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP50NB40-NB50-1.01-NM00200-211711231615
  • from the hybrid firmware zip file: DE_LG_BP50NB40-NB50_1.01_MK_HBD
  • from the hybrid firmware zip file: DE_LG_BP60NB10_1.00_MK_HBD

Once you done this, your drive should appear as a BP60NB10 UHD drive.
I've tried them all, but all of them only give me Failure #5, which is why I thought SVC NB40 is not (fully) supported.
I can still backup non-UHD BDs so it seems to work ok, so I cannot find any reason to fail other than SVC.
Do you have any idea?
I'd say you are right. I noticed the firmware date is early 2015, so this drive will most likely never work with UHD.
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 Halewafa » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:10 pm

I just had to create an account to thank you for your guide! I have no clue if I did the steps in the right order, but whatever I did, it worked!

I have an LG BP50NB40 1.02 which didn't work when putting in a UHD. Did two flashes and now it works like a charm!

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

Post by Quigon » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:26 pm

hi,

I just have a new BW-16D1HT 3.10
I tried to downgrade to 3.01 with ASUS flasher mod and I get an error
"updating failure #4"

can someone tell me why?

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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 Jun 19, 2020 10:35 pm

Quigon wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:26 pm
hi,

I just have a new BW-16D1HT 3.10
I tried to downgrade to 3.01 with ASUS flasher mod and I get an error
"updating failure #4"

can someone tell me why?
yes
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=19634

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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 Jun 19, 2020 11:55 pm

Halewafa wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:10 pm
I just had to create an account to thank you for your guide! I have no clue if I did the steps in the right order, but whatever I did, it worked!

I have an LG BP50NB40 1.02 which didn't work when putting in a UHD. Did two flashes and now it works like a charm!
You're welcome!! Enjoy!!! :D
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 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:43 pm

Hi MartyMcNuts !
Remember me when I had no solutions with my operating system when I tried to flash my drive.

But I have buy an ICYBOX and flashed successfully the drive in another computer (I have 5 computers).

I want to thank you all, continue to share your experience.
MakeMKV read my Star Wars Solo 4kUHD disc and I be happy !
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by rere130 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:15 am

I bought the Asus BW-16D1HT optical drive in my country.
With ASUS ODD FW Changer I successfully installed the 3.10MK firmware (ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin).

But big problem, none of my 4 films bought recently in UHD worked with MakeMKV. The reader was making a lot of noise. I tried several times to open and close the drawer.

I then tried to flash other firmware (DE_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.01.bin and DE_LG_WH16NS60_1.00.bin) but there is only firmware WH16NS60 1.02MK which works and accepts BR UHD with MakeMKV (HL- DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.02-NM00100-211810291936.bin).
But again a new problem, it works with MakeMKV but not with DVDFab (the software detects that the installed firmware is not accepted). And since the other firmwares do not launch blu-ray uhd it's complicated ...

Am I the only one having this problem?

Thanks for your help
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