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

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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 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:28 pm

Downgrade it to ns60 1.00 and it'll work with DVDFab. It won't work with anydvd as it's not uhd friendly firmware.

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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 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:53 am

SamuriHL wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:28 pm
Downgrade it to ns60 1.00 and it'll work with DVDFab. It won't work with anydvd as it's not uhd friendly firmware.

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Thanks for your answer :)

Wich version of LG WH16NS60 1.00 ?

Because I already try "DE_LG_WH16NS60_1.00.bin" and that's not working. The reader was making a lot of noise and that's all :(
I don't see another firmware NS60 1.00 in this pack : viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933 (22/05/2020)
Except this one in MK folder : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS60-1.00-NM00500-211804030945 but I don't know if that's the same drive than WH16NS60.

Today with WH16NS60 1.02 MK (who was working yesterday), that's not working anymore too... :( I'm going to plug it into another sata port and with another cable to try.

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

Post by d00zah » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:39 pm

rere130 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:53 am
Except this one in MK folder : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS60-1.00-NM00500-211804030945 but I don't know if that's the same drive than WH16NS60.
'BH' (retail, boxed) vs 'WH' (OEM, bulk)... same HW, for all intents & purposes. That FW is fine.

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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 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:18 pm

After changing the sata port and the cable, waiting + - one minute the disk loads on windows and MakeMKV with firmware WH16NS60 1.02MK.
With BH16NS60 1.00MK : working with MakeMKV but not DVDFab (drive not supported).

Summary of all my tests :

Original Firmware :

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After patching LG WH16NS60 1.01MK or 1.02MK (work with MakeMKV but not DVDFab (incompatible firmware))
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After paching BH16NS60 1.00MK (work with MakeMKV but not DVDFab (drive not supported)) :
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After patching ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.03MK (work with MakeMKV but not DVDFab (incompatible firmware)) :
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After patching DE_LG_WH16NS60_1.00 and restart PC like always the disc makes noise and does not launch on windows/DVDFab/MakeMKV no matter how long I leave it in :
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Same think happens (the disc makes noise and does not launch) with ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.00 (find in another archive), DE_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.01, DE_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.02, ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.10MK,... :(


I'm running out of ideas... If my player was defective it wouldn't work with any firmware right?
Maybe if a firmware exists with these versions it would work with DVDFab: WH16NS60 1.00MK or BW-16D1HT 3.00MK / 3.01MK but I can't find them.



Compatible firmware with DVDFab :

LG WH16NS60 (Interne, Firmware: 1.00)

Buffalo BRUHD-PU3 (Externe, USB, Firmware: BU10)

LG BU40N (Interne Slim/Laptop, Firmware: FR07, TST0, BU10, CA03, A100)

LG BU50N (Interne Slim/Laptop, Firmware: GE02)

LG BE16NU50 (Externe, USB, Firmware: 1.01) (Recommandé)

LG WH16NS40 (Interne, SVC Code: NS50)

LG BH16NS40 (Interne, SVC Code: NS50)

ASUS BW-12B1ST (Interne, Fabriqué 2015+)

ASUS BC-12D2HT (Internal, Fabriqué 2015+, Firmware: 3.00)

ASUS BW-16D1HT a (Internal, Fabriqué 2015+, Firmware: 3.01)

LG BH16NS55 (Interne, Firmware: 1.00~1.02)

LG WH16NS58 (Interne, Firmware: TST5)

ASUS BW-16D1H-U A201 (Externe, USB, Fabriqué 2015+, Firmware: A201)

LG BU30N (Interne Slim/Laptop, Firmware: 0217, 0245)

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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 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:58 pm

There is no WH16NS60 1.00-MK firmware. It's simply 1.00 as there was no need to modify it. MakeMKV and DVDFab both work with the WH16NS60 1.00 firmware.
Because I already try "DE_LG_WH16NS60_1.00.bin" and that's not working. The reader was making a lot of noise and that's all
It should work fine. It's the firmware I'm using. I don't know why it's not working for you. I have it on my BW-16D1HT as well and it's working great there, too. I have a new NS60 on the way that's going into a Vantec case for my laptop which will also get 1.00 when it arrives.

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

Post by Coopervid » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:12 pm

You did a lot of flashing firmwares. I hope you didn't forget to reboot your computer after each of those. You need to and can't just continue after flashing the firmware.

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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 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:22 pm

Of course I restart the computer each time ;)
It took me a long time to do all these tests ... 8)

Sorry for my bas english, i'm belgian and speak french :mrgreen:

I don't know why it's don't work with DE 1.0 because I know that a lot of people use it. That's why i need your help :p

If I install firmware WH16NS58 or WH16NS40 ? Its works with Asus BW-16D1HT ?

For example, maybe compatible with DVDFab :
BH16NS40-NS50 1.04MK
WH16NS40-NS50 1.03MK
DE_LG_BH16NS40_1.02_NS50
DE_LG_WH16NS40_1.02_NS50
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS40-NS50-1.03-NM00000-211711201943
BH16NS55 1.02DE
DE_ASUS_BC-12D2HT_3.00
ASUS-BC-12D2HT-3.01-WM00900-211711151926
ASUS-BC-12B1ST_b-3.01-WM00900-211711291725
ASUS-BC-12B1ST_b-3.11-WM00300-211902271321
WH16NS58 1.V5MK
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by Coopervid » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:30 pm

somehow you don't seem to have the latest releases regarding firmware. Look here.


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 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:48 pm

They aren't trying to be on the latest firmware. That's not the point. They want an NS60 firmware that works in DVDFab as well as MakeMKV.

That only leaves the WH16NS60 1.00 firmware that I'm using. And I don't understand why it can't read any discs when you flash that one. What are you using to flash, the ASUS ODD firmware changer? Nothing's running in the background while you're flashing, right? Anything that's messing with the optical drive filter chain could cause issues. DeUHD has a driver that can sometimes screw things up. AnyDVD should not be running when flashing. Just a couple of examples. I can't imagine the NS60 1.00 firmware not working so I'm at a loss here.

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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 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:58 pm

Given that it's an ASUS BW-16D1HT you might want to try the NS55 1.00 or NS40-NS50 1.02 firmware on it and see if either of those work. Either of those will make the drive friendly. Why DVDFab doesn't allow other friendly firmware is beyond me. They literally limit it to a specific set of firmware. E.G. 3.10-MK doesn't work. I BELIVE 3.01 does which was one of the original friendly firmware that was non-MK for the BW-16D1HT. I'm sure there's a DE version of that kicking around so it might be worth trying.

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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 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:09 pm

Yes I'm using ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe to flash my drive. Each time without anything else starting.

I reflash now WH16NS60 1.02MK and that's working well on windows and with MakeMKV. But this firmware is sadly not compatible with DVDFab...

None of the DE versions that I tried from the start work ... It's weird ...

I test today :
- WH16NS58 1.V5MK NOK
- BH16NS55 1.02DE NOK
- BH16NS40-NS50 1.04MK NOK

Folder :
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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 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:18 pm

Yea I don't know on this one. My BW-16D1HT is working fine with the WH16NS60 1.00 firmware. My original WH16NS60 is very happy on 1.00, as well. My new one will be whether it wants to or not when it gets here. LOL! I don't really have any great advice on this one. Personally I flash the drives with SDF tool using the makemkvcon64 command line. But it sounds like the drive is flashing ok with the modified windows flasher. i don't really have any additional advice on this one. 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 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:55 pm

rere130 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Yes I'm using ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe to flash my drive. Each time without anything else starting.

I reflash now WH16NS60 1.02MK and that's working well on windows and with MakeMKV. But this firmware is sadly not compatible with DVDFab...

None of the DE versions that I tried from the start work ... It's weird ...

I test today :
- WH16NS58 1.V5MK NOK
- BH16NS55 1.02DE NOK
- BH16NS40-NS50 1.04MK NOK

Folder :
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Have you tried using WH16NS60 1.02-MK and just ignoring the DVDFab incompatible firmware issue?

I tested this a while back on the trial version of DVDFab with BH16NS55 1.04-MK. When DVDFab gives the incompatible firmware error, I just clicked "do not show this again" and then used DVDFab as normal. It ripped a UHD disc no problems.

I also tested BW-16D1HT 3.10-MK this way but unfortunately, it would not work.

I don't know if NS60 1.02-MK will do the same but if you want to use DVDFab, it's worth a try.
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 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:08 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:55 pm
Have you tried using WH16NS60 1.02-MK and just ignoring the DVDFab incompatible firmware issue?

I tested this a while back on the trial version of DVDFab with BH16NS55 1.04-MK. When DVDFab gives the incompatible firmware error, I just clicked "do not show this again" and then used DVDFab as normal. It ripped a UHD disc no problems.

I also tested BW-16D1HT 3.10-MK this way but unfortunately, it would not work.

I don't know if NS60 1.02-MK will do the same but if you want to use DVDFab, it's worth a try.
Really? That's an option? Neat. Not that it impacts me as I see 1.00 as a baseline near perfect firmware, but, that's good to know. I wonder why 3.10-MK doesn't work given that it's friendly. Odd.

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