WH16NS40 Flasher

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husbeard
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by husbeard » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:13 pm

Beautiful walkthrough. It worked for me exactly as you so clearly laid out. I created an account just to tell you this is perfect!

I can now rip my 4K UHD Blurays! Yay!

My MakeMKV info after the flashes:
Drive Information
OS device name: F:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH16NS40
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: KLBK36B1717
Firmware date: 2117-11-21 16:53
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 63

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Patched (microcode access re-enabled)
Firmware version: 1.03
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Yes

zink560
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by zink560 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:27 am

I made this account, just so I could thank you. Your post made it so easy to do this, it was a breeze (after reading about how hard it is to flash this drive). If someone buys this drive off of Amazon recently (like i did), this guide will definetly work. Thanks again!

Beast
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by Beast » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:19 pm

Hi
I have the same drive and was wondering why you flashed 1.03, when HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS40-NS50-1.05-NM00900-212005061440.bin is available in the latest firmware pack? https://www.makemkv.com/download/mk-fir ... 200720.zip

Drive Information
OS device name: F:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH16NS40
Revision: 1.05
Serial number: XXXXXXXXX
Firmware date: 2120-05-06 14:40
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 35

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959

MartyMcNuts
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by MartyMcNuts » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:44 pm

Beast wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:19 pm
Hi
I have the same drive and was wondering why you flashed 1.03, when HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS40-NS50-1.05-NM00900-212005061440.bin is available in the latest firmware pack? https://www.makemkv.com/download/mk-fir ... 200720.zip

Drive Information
OS device name: F:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH16NS40
Revision: 1.05
Serial number: XXXXXXXXX
Firmware date: 2120-05-06 14:40
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 35

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Because the latest firmware versions SUCK!!!! Really, the latest versions are NOT BETTER in any way.
Cheers :D
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For UHD capable drives in AUS & NZ: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=18747

SamuriHL
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by SamuriHL » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:12 am

But, But, it's a bigger number. It MUST be better! :D :roll: :lol:

d00zah
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by d00zah » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:31 am

Then just wait until it goes to 11. :D

miba78
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by miba78 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:32 pm

avenger09123 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:22 am
Download the zip below - open the flasher tool. Select the folder with the arrow in it and select the firmware that says 3.10 in the title. Flash it. Restart. Then flash the second firmware in it - which has the correct model name in it and is UHD friendly courtesy of our genius friends here in the forums.
Does this mean the downgrading is complete after flashing the second firmware (WH16NS40-NS50-1.03) on it or do you recommend to then downgrade further and flash either WH16NS40_1.02_NS50 or WH16NS60 1.02MK on it?
I have not fully understood if the second firmware "only" restores the capability to further downgrade or contains a 1.03 MK version which concludes the downgrading.
For example: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634 recommends
"Recommended Firmware to flash for MakeMKV:
WH16NS60 > WH16NS60 1.02MK
WH14NS40 > WH16NS60 1.02MK
WH16NS40 > WH16NS60 1.02MK
BH16NS55 > WH16NS60 1.02MK
..."

Billycar11
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:50 pm

miba78 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:32 pm
Does this mean the downgrading is complete after flashing the second firmware (WH16NS40-NS50-1.03) on it or do you recommend to then downgrade further and flash either WH16NS40_1.02_NS50 or WH16NS60 1.02MK on it?
I have not fully understood if the second firmware "only" restores the capability to further downgrade or contains a 1.03 MK version which concludes the downgrading.
For example: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634 recommends
"Recommended Firmware to flash for MakeMKV:
WH16NS60 > WH16NS60 1.02MK
WH14NS40 > WH16NS60 1.02MK
WH16NS40 > WH16NS60 1.02MK
BH16NS55 > WH16NS60 1.02MK
..."
please dont follow this guide
as my guide says flash Directly to WH16NS60 1.02MK if you meet all the other requirements this guide was never relevant.
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to videos maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2020: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634

dandirk
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by dandirk » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:55 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:44 pm

Because the latest firmware versions SUCK!!!! Really, the latest versions are NOT BETTER in any way.
Know this is the older thread but was looking into libredrive, and enabling...

Why do the newer versions suck? Specific behavior, error, or performance?

Would like to be informed to avoid potential issues in the future.

Billycar11
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by Billycar11 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:21 pm

dandirk wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:55 pm
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:44 pm

Because the latest firmware versions SUCK!!!! Really, the latest versions are NOT BETTER in any way.
Know this is the older thread but was looking into libredrive, and enabling...

Why do the newer versions suck? Specific behavior, error, or performance?

Would like to be informed to avoid potential issues in the future.
Because encryption and harder to downgrade to a working firmware
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to videos maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2020: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634

luv2fly3
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by luv2fly3 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:45 pm

Is there any reason to upgrade an NS40 from 1.02 to 1.03 or am I best to leave 1.02 on it?

Billycar11
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:57 pm

luv2fly3 wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:45 pm
Is there any reason to upgrade an NS40 from 1.02 to 1.03 or am I best to leave 1.02 on it?
Leave it if it's working
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to videos maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2020: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634

sorntor
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Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by sorntor » Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:48 am

avenger09123 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:22 am
For anyone looking - I read through pages and pages of forum posts to bring you this one simple and easily understood set of paragraphs - I bought an LG WH16NS40 with 1.04 firmware on it, and rented two 4k blu-rays. The drive would not even recognize the disc was present after spinning up.
Long story short -

Download the zip below - open the flasher tool. Select the folder with the arrow in it and select the firmware that says 3.10 in the title. Flash it. Restart. Then flash the second firmware in it - which has the correct model name in it and is UHD friendly courtesy of our genius friends here in the forums. Thank you, you all have helped greatly.

Warning Read this FULLY Before using this flasher> https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hrKH-o ... sp=sharing
So I've always had issues with this particular drive not reading discs randomly and thought i would give this firmware update a try. I shave the WH16NS40 that showed NS50 SVC code, and updated to this 3.10 fw and now its showing as an asus and is dead? Device manager shows it as working, drive ejects but is otherwise non-responsive. Doesn't see discs?

Is there anyway to force the fw back to the LG 1.02?

Please and thank you.

Billycar11
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Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:49 am

Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:55 am

sorntor wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:48 am
avenger09123 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:22 am
For anyone looking - I read through pages and pages of forum posts to bring you this one simple and easily understood set of paragraphs - I bought an LG WH16NS40 with 1.04 firmware on it, and rented two 4k blu-rays. The drive would not even recognize the disc was present after spinning up.
Long story short -

Download the zip below - open the flasher tool. Select the folder with the arrow in it and select the firmware that says 3.10 in the title. Flash it. Restart. Then flash the second firmware in it - which has the correct model name in it and is UHD friendly courtesy of our genius friends here in the forums. Thank you, you all have helped greatly.

Warning Read this FULLY Before using this flasher> https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hrKH-o ... sp=sharing
So I've always had issues with this particular drive not reading discs randomly and thought i would give this firmware update a try. I shave the WH16NS40 that showed NS50 SVC code, and updated to this 3.10 fw and now its showing as an asus and is dead? Device manager shows it as working, drive ejects but is otherwise non-responsive. Doesn't see discs?

Is there anyway to force the fw back to the LG 1.02?

Please and thank you.
please dont follow this guide
as my guide says flash Directly to WH16NS60 1.02MK if you meet all the other requirements this guide was never relevant.
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to videos maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2020: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634

sorntor
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Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:46 am

Re: WH16NS40 Flasher

Post by sorntor » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:04 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:55 am
sorntor wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:48 am
avenger09123 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:22 am
For anyone looking - I read through pages and pages of forum posts to bring you this one simple and easily understood set of paragraphs - I bought an LG WH16NS40 with 1.04 firmware on it, and rented two 4k blu-rays. The drive would not even recognize the disc was present after spinning up.
Long story short -

Download the zip below - open the flasher tool. Select the folder with the arrow in it and select the firmware that says 3.10 in the title. Flash it. Restart. Then flash the second firmware in it - which has the correct model name in it and is UHD friendly courtesy of our genius friends here in the forums. Thank you, you all have helped greatly.

Warning Read this FULLY Before using this flasher> https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hrKH-o ... sp=sharing
So I've always had issues with this particular drive not reading discs randomly and thought i would give this firmware update a try. I shave the WH16NS40 that showed NS50 SVC code, and updated to this 3.10 fw and now its showing as an asus and is dead? Device manager shows it as working, drive ejects but is otherwise non-responsive. Doesn't see discs?

Is there anyway to force the fw back to the LG 1.02?

Please and thank you.
please dont follow this guide
as my guide says flash Directly to WH16NS60 1.02MK if you meet all the other requirements this guide was never relevant.
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
As my comment stated, it has already been updated to 3.10 an ASUS 16D1HT. Please respond if you know how I can change the firmware. The link you provided does not work, looks like the URL got botched somehow.

If thats a thread that will flash my ASUS back to a diff firmware to recover, great.

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