100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

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the_darkwater
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by the_darkwater » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:18 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:10 am
the_darkwater wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:06 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:01 pm


uuuhhhhmmm did you unzip the folder? maybe just try re downloading it and unzipping it again if you did
Redownloaded same thing and name says no atapi device present
maybe dos flash does not support your sata controller. you are in ide mode right not ahci/raid?
In ide mode and the win7 recognizes and can open the DVD drive

Billycar11
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:20 am

the_darkwater wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:14 am
Yup using gigabyte z87x-d3h ide mode
yeah i dont have a list of dos flash supported controllers but the next step would be to try another pe image of 32 bit windows i really dont like the one supplied here and i dont use it. if that dosent work you might have to send it out to be flashed and i do do that

timmeh
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by timmeh » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:31 am

the_darkwater wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:06 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:01 pm
the_darkwater wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:58 pm
I'm using a USB with the windows image in the guide
uuuhhhhmmm did you unzip the folder? maybe just try re downloading it and unzipping it again if you did
Redownloaded same thing and name says no atapi device present
Darkwater - make sure that your drive is plugged into the one of the first 2 SATA ports. I had this same problem at first. It worked perfectly after that.

the_darkwater
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by the_darkwater » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:18 am

timmeh wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:31 am
the_darkwater wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:06 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:01 pm


uuuhhhhmmm did you unzip the folder? maybe just try re downloading it and unzipping it again if you did
Redownloaded same thing and name says no atapi device present
Darkwater - make sure that your drive is plugged into the one of the first 2 SATA ports. I had this same problem at first. It worked perfectly after that.
Worked THANK YOU

the_darkwater
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by the_darkwater » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:29 am

timmeh wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:31 am
the_darkwater wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:06 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:01 pm


uuuhhhhmmm did you unzip the folder? maybe just try re downloading it and unzipping it again if you did
Redownloaded same thing and name says no atapi device present
Darkwater - make sure that your drive is plugged into the one of the first 2 SATA ports. I had this same problem at first. It worked perfectly after that.
question i dont see an 0x1E84FF is 001E84F0 okay?

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:40 am

the_darkwater wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:29 am
timmeh wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:31 am
the_darkwater wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:06 am


Redownloaded same thing and name says no atapi device present
Darkwater - make sure that your drive is plugged into the one of the first 2 SATA ports. I had this same problem at first. It worked perfectly after that.
question i dont see an 0x1E84FF is 001E84F0 okay?
dont hex edit why do you all try it the hard way use the data mover if you cant use it for whatever reason send me your original dump Billycar5924@gmail.com

Digital moe
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Digital moe » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:54 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:40 am
the_darkwater wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:29 am
timmeh wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:31 am


Darkwater - make sure that your drive is plugged into the one of the first 2 SATA ports. I had this same problem at first. It worked perfectly after that.
question i dont see an 0x1E84FF is 001E84F0 okay?
dont hex edit why do you all try it the hard way use the data mover if you cant use it for whatever reason send me your original dump Billycar5924@gmail.com
If they are like me they don't read all the way to the bottom of the original post and assume it's a step that needs to be done.

eng050599
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by eng050599 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:41 pm

Just wanted to mention that this method is still working perfectly, and I was able to flash two BW-16D1HT drives from 3.03 to 3.01. Both are reading UHD discs without issues.

As a small note, if you have an older PC laying about, take a look in BIOS to see if it only allows IDE. This was the case for an older Win 7 PC I had laying about, and I was able to read and write the drives without needing to make any changes to BIOS.

Porki
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Porki » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:27 am

Is there any of you folks from Germany whom I could send my BW-16D1HT to and would be so kind to downgrade the firmware for me?
My motherboard is AM4 based and offers no IDE mode...

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Mysus456 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:11 pm

I have a new Asus 16D1HT

SCSI\CdRomASUS____BW-16D1HT_______3.03


1) What is the target firmware for UHD friendly reads? FW 3.0, 3.1, or 3.2?
2) Is DOSFLASH32_BH16NS40.exe a tool for Asus drives also?
3) Does the Win7-PE include the calibration data in one step - as well as to fix the "Drive Signature DV value" or "Bus Encryption"?

TeddyRaspin
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by TeddyRaspin » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:16 pm

1) 3.01 or 3.02 modded fw make your unit to be UHD friendly.

2) Yes, it supports any MediaTek MT1939/MT1959 chipset (mainly LG, ASUS).

3) Win7-PE, as the name suggests, is a Windows 7 Portable Edition, which is needed to properly execute DOSFLASH32.

If you carefully read my own guide, you'll find any answers for yourself. :wink:

moklinowski
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by moklinowski » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:29 pm

Just signed up to thank the help to have a brand new UHD-friendly drive. Firstly, to TeddyRaspin, and all contributors as well.

My case:
- MoBo: Asus Gryphon Z-87; 2013; BIOS lets IDE mode, enable CSM (though boot override can be made also)
- Asus BW-16D1HT bought at Amazon Spain a few days ago
- FW: 3.03; as expected, all discs playable but UHD

Steps followed for Windows variation. Now with a 3.02 "combined" fw.

UHD tested successfully.

Thanks.

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by jonghotti » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:02 pm

3.01 and 3.00 work as well.
As far as I can tell there’s no difference between 3.01 and 3.02. at least speed wise.

And for that matter the Asus firmware run on the lg drives is producing the same results as it does on the Asus labelled boxes.

It makes sense but it’s still blowing my mind.
The Original "UHD Friendly" Drive Seller
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17829

Mysus456
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Mysus456 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:15 pm

TeddyRaspin wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:16 pm
1) 3.01 or 3.02 modded fw make your unit to be UHD friendly.

2) Yes, it supports any MediaTek MT1939/MT1959 chipset (mainly LG, ASUS).

3) Win7-PE, as the name suggests, is a Windows 7 Portable Edition, which is needed to properly execute DOSFLASH32.

If you carefully read my own guide, you'll find any answers for yourself. :wink:
Thanks for the confirmation. Though PE stands for preboot environment (it replaced sysprep for customizing Win7 images for deployment).

Being a new drive w 3.03, and NO UHD read support. can someone confirm the windows 7 option will complete my objective of a UHD friendly with this 3.02 firmware ?
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16885&start=75#p59568.

[I'll use the linked clean firmware with BH16NS40_EEPROM_Data_Mover.exe with my 3.03 dump to get my drive "OEM" as calibrated, "Drive Signature DV value", "Bus Encryption", etc. ready?]

Forgive me, but I want to be 100% certain before I move forward. [looks so, but Im seeing conflicting info on the target firmware]

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by jonghotti » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:32 pm

Everything teddy says is Gospel I’ve used the win 7 pe stick to crossflash over 50 units in the last two weeks and have 26 more sitting here.
The Original "UHD Friendly" Drive Seller
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17829

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