Well, it enables downgrade without cross-flashing. That's about it i guess...
Discussion of LibreDrive mode, compatible drives and firmwares
I have had a LG WH16NS40 for a while and at the rate I am buying 4K BDs and how long they take to backup, I bought a second and ran directly into your issue with the new drive that came today. Your post was a life saver and I managed to get it downgraded succesfully and am now doing two 4K BD backups simultaneously.SmoothRunnings wrote: ↑Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:42 pmThat's not a very good thread. I read through that thread and many others and it wasn't until I hit the main index did a see a post (which I cannot find now) of someone saying they had success by cross flashing to 3.10 then restarting and flashing to 1.03 which I did and it worked flawlessly.
Theses other threads are ONLY great if you have an older LG drive firmware installed at the time of purchase. FW 1.04 and you have to cross flash first, but of course no one points this out nor do they make point notes on how to flash the WH16NS40 NS50 with factory 1.04 firmware. So it's unfortunately very CONFUSING!
If you have an LG WH16NS40 svc NS50 with factory 1.04 firmware installed and you have tired all these different flasher apps from these old threads but keep getting the "Write DRAM NG 05/26/03" error or something to this effect here is what I recommend you do.
Download the package that has the "BH14NS40_N1.00-A4_patched" application in it along with the different firmware's. You will need to use the "ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014" firmware first to flash your LG WH16NS40 then restart your computer, once your computer is restarted then flash the drive with the WH16NS40 1.02 or 1.03 firmware and you'll have to restart again. Your drive will be unlocked at this point and 4K UHD blurays will start working.
Before doing this my John Wich 2 4K UHD bluray wasn't recongized, it would not mount, after cross flashing my WH16NS40 I was able to mount the disc and rip it using makemkv.
Would give you the most crisp high five if I could.
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