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 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:24 am

New NS60 drive came today. I literally just put it in the vantec case about 10 minutes ago. MFG'd in May 2020 and it came with 1.02 on it. SuuuuWEEET! Ran the following awesome commands:

makemkvcon64 f -d \Device\CdRom0 rawflash -i .\HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.02-NM00100-211810291936.bin

And then....

makemkvcon64 f -d \Device\CdRom0 rawflash de -i .\flash_HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_WH16NS60_1.00.bin

And now.....

HL-DT-ST BD-REWH16NS60 1.00

BAM! :)

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

Post by gamergomer » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:38 am

Just got a new old stock BW-16D1HT that was manufactured in May of 2017 and has 3.01 on it. I want to rip uhd and bluray. What firmware do I put on it?

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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 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:01 pm

gamergomer wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:38 am
Just got a new old stock BW-16D1HT that was manufactured in May of 2017 and has 3.01 on it. I want to rip uhd and bluray. What firmware do I put on it?
Try the archive listed in the 1st post of this thread... Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches .

MK > ASUS > BW-16D1HT > ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin

Links to various Windows-based flashing tools are linked in the 1st post of this thread... Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020 . Refer to section "Unlocked Flashers, Downgrade Enabled Firmware and MK Firmware:".

If you are running linux... How to install the LibreDrive patched firmware for BD drive, in linux?

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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 Jul 16, 2020 8:12 pm

gamergomer wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:38 am
Just got a new old stock BW-16D1HT that was manufactured in May of 2017 and has 3.01 on it. I want to rip uhd and bluray. What firmware do I put on it?
You don't need any firmware you already have one that will work

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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 Jul 17, 2020 12:32 am

gamergomer wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:38 am
Just got a new old stock BW-16D1HT that was manufactured in May of 2017 and has 3.01 on it. I want to rip uhd and bluray. What firmware do I put on it?
As Billycar11 said, 3.01 is already UHD compatible.
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 jonghotti » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:30 am

gamergomer wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:38 am
Just got a new old stock BW-16D1HT that was manufactured in May of 2017 and has 3.01 on it. I want to rip uhd and bluray. What firmware do I put on it?
Nice score! Please do not load any firmware on it you are good to go and that thing is a collectors item!
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 gamergomer » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:56 pm

appreciate the help everybody! I'm playing with it as we speak! :)

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

Post by Rossa » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:48 pm

Thanks Marty for the BP50NB40 Hybrid firmwares. Just got one yesterday, flashed it and it's working great with UHD's!

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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 Jul 22, 2020 7:44 am

Rossa wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:48 pm
Thanks Marty for the BP50NB40 Hybrid firmwares. Just got one yesterday, flashed it and it's working great with UHD's!
Welcome! :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 jmm5102 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:13 pm

Hello Everyone,

First time poster here. I've been using MakeMKV for about 9 months now, and have had amazing success with it while building my Plex server. A few months ago I upgraded my server PC, and thought that it would also be good to add some UHD media to it as well. I have the ASUS BW-16D1HT, and back in May I was able to rip about 10-12 4K discs after following the instructions on this thread (Dark Knight Trilogy, Braveheart, Inception, Interstellar, Saving Private Ryan, etc.).

Recently though, I have been having an issue that I cannot seem to find a solution for. On Thursday I purchased the Forrest Gump 25th Anniversary edition in 4K, and no matter what I try, the disc is not recognized by my drive. I originally flashed to the 3.02 firmware back in May, that's how I was able to get the other 4K discs to rip, and have tried the 3.10-MK FW, 3.03-MK, as well as WH16NS60 1.02 and 1.03 after reading through some of the later posts on this thread. All of these gave me zero luck with Forrest Gump. I am currently on MakeMKV v1.15.2(x64-release), and the drive is only a few months old.

If someone has posted this problem in an earlier post, and a solution has been found, I apologize for the repeat post. I have not gone through all 44 pages of this thread just yet. I also found another thread talking about an issue with the Forrest Gump 4K 25th Anniversary edition, and a dump was submitted, but updating to the latest version of MakeMKV didn't solve my issue, so I wanted to see if anyone else had any luck in other ways.

Any help in this matter is highly appreciated. Forrest Gump is one of my favorite movies, and I must have it in 4K! Especially since I just worked through the issues I was having with 4K playback (That's a whole other story).

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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 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:06 am

jmm5102 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:13 pm
Clean the disc
Clean the laser on drive
Get new disc
Get new drive

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

Post by jmm5102 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:24 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:06 am
jmm5102 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:13 pm
Clean the disc
Clean the laser on drive
Get new disc
Get new drive
Thanks for the advice. I cleaned the disk with no success. Other UHD Discs still work, so I have purchased a second copy. It will be here Thursday, and hopefully I will have better luck with 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 Billycar11 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:06 am

jmm5102 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:24 am

Thanks for the advice. I cleaned the disk with no success. Other UHD Discs still work, so I have purchased a second copy. It will be here Thursday, and hopefully I will have better luck with that.
that disc is a BD100 https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Forrest- ... ay/238592/ just because other UHD discs work does not mean BD 100s will most UHDs are BD 66

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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 28, 2020 4:49 am

Triple layer discs can be a pain. I've got 3 drives, 2 ns60 and one Asus, all flashed with ns60 1.00 firmware and reripping all my Dolby vision titles over the weekend was challenging. Yes with 3 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 jmm5102 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:10 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:06 am
jmm5102 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:24 am

Thanks for the advice. I cleaned the disk with no success. Other UHD Discs still work, so I have purchased a second copy. It will be here Thursday, and hopefully I will have better luck with that.
that disc is a BD100 https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Forrest- ... ay/238592/ just because other UHD discs work does not mean BD 100s will most UHDs are BD 66
That's good info to know for the future. The UHD movie I tested, to see if the drive was still reading UHD at all, was Inception, which, according to the website you linked in your post, is also BD100.

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