Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

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metalslaw
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Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by metalslaw » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:39 am

There have been new firmware's pushed to the official ASUS servers for the ASUS BW-16D1HT.

Version number 3.10.
Dated 2019/03/08.

Odds are this firmware is to disable use of libredrive ripping method. Or it could also have to do with stopping the newer drive rollback firmware method (i.e. not dosflash method).

I'll leave it with you guys to figure out what's in the new firmware.

And for any newbies reading this. Do not upgrade to this latest firmware!

Cheers,
metal

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by mike admin » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:00 pm

metalslaw wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:39 am
Version number 3.10.
Dated 2019/03/08.
Thanks for heads-up!
The bad news - this firmware has an additional downgrade check, it will not accept the downgrade to 3.03 or any other DE firmware.
The good news - this check can be bypassed, and a compatible MK firmware can be made.
Stay tuned and do NOT upgrade to this version.

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by SamuriHL » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:05 pm

Oh JOY you can bet LG will be on this bandwagon. Hopefully the users of this forum have learned not to willy nilly upgrade their drives, but, new drives will likely start showing up with this new round of updates.

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by mike admin » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:26 pm

This turned out to be a very good firmware from ASUS (not by itself, but as a base for MK firmware). Please see viewtopic.php?f=19&t=19116#p72108

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by morbius » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:20 pm

I have an Asus BW-16D1HT on factory-fitted 3.00 firmware, i.e. it is already UHD and LibreDrive friendly. It sounds like there is now a way forward for getting latest firmware without losing these key features. However, I'm a bit nervous about doing that as I don't have any issues with the drive. If there is anything about 3.10 I should really care about I'd be interested to know. I have never encountered the sleep bug, and apart from the drive being noisy when it opens UHD discs (but not when ripping), it works flawlessly.

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by Martin lewis » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:51 am

Just Updated My Asus Bw-16D1HT From Firmware version DE 3.01 to 3.10 MK Available here viewtopic.php?f=19&t=19113 Using Asus Modified Flasher Worked Perfect And Have Just Ripped Gladiator UHD Fine No Problems !, Thanks Mike !

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by jonghotti » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:34 am

morbius wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:20 pm
I have an Asus BW-16D1HT on factory-fitted 3.00 firmware, i.e. it is already UHD and LibreDrive friendly. It sounds like there is now a way forward for getting latest firmware without losing these key features. However, I'm a bit nervous about doing that as I don't have any issues with the drive. If there is anything about 3.10 I should really care about I'd be interested to know. I have never encountered the sleep bug, and apart from the drive being noisy when it opens UHD discs (but not when ripping), it works flawlessly.
Yes, leave it as is and enjoy!

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by conrailguy » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:00 pm

Its up to 3.11 today,just an fyi.

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by jonghotti » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:07 pm

all the more reason to keep using the old flashing method :)

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by SamuriHL » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:08 pm

Pretty sure that was a joke. LOL

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by jonghotti » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:30 pm

SamuriHL wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:08 pm
Pretty sure that was a joke. LOL
Negative. All this talk of interim firmware versions and multiple flashers is confusing the general public and having the reverse effect. Trust me I know this. I've never received more purchase orders.

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Re: Beware : New official 3.10 firmware for ASUS BW-16D1HT

Post by SamuriHL » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:32 pm

Um, I meant his comment about 3.11 but sure. :)

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