Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches - discussion

Discussion of LibreDrive mode, compatible drives and firmwares
jonghotti
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by jonghotti » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:00 am

Woodstock, it's not just me asking for the firmware. It would be great to use BP50NB40 and WP50NB40 with LibreDrive. Why the hesitation to share the firmware?

xerotyme
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by xerotyme » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:28 pm

I too have a BP50NB40 on stock firmware 1.01 and seem to be clueless on how to flash the patched firmware to it. Does it give you the ability to rip UHD’s like I am hoping for? I’m just wondering what the benefits will be once I get it done. Ideally down the line I would like to purchase something that is slim, external and has USB 3.0 that is capable of copying/burning 4K UHD backups. I’m new to Blu-Ray burning and just thought this model would be good to start with, I guess we’ll see...

jonghotti
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by jonghotti » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:39 am

Woodstock is going to come through for us, I can feel it, come on dude!
xerotyme you should drop me a line at alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com to talk slim drives.

jrmcmillan
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by jrmcmillan » Wed May 01, 2019 1:43 pm

Has anyone solved the problem flashing a BP50NB40-NB50 drive? The flash tool gets stuck at 0%. One time I tried it, I saw a very quick error message saying "Type Mismatch" I think. It was only visible for a very short time. Help!

jonghotti
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by jonghotti » Wed May 01, 2019 7:05 pm

BP50NB40 currently not supported along with the BP60NB10, at least until someone produces a tool to dump firmware over usb.

rogodeter
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by rogodeter » Thu May 02, 2019 6:36 am

spl147 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:52 pm
rogodeter wrote:Has anybody created tools/instructions for flashing my drives while running Linux? I don't have Windows and my drives are internal so moving it to a friend's machine is not trivial.

Thanks,
Boot from a windows live USB


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I literally haven't used Windows for over 10 years so excuse my ignorance. I assume this means I need to have a license for Windows? If so, I don't have one. Is there an alternative?

Thanks

jonghotti
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by jonghotti » Thu May 02, 2019 6:40 am

No license needed. Google Windows Live CD and you'll be all set.

rogodeter
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by rogodeter » Fri May 03, 2019 12:03 am

Unfortunately I don't have a license for Windows. Guess I'll keep on keepin on without Libredrive.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

SamuriHL
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by SamuriHL » Fri May 03, 2019 12:09 am

Again, the answer is NO LICENSE NEEDED.

Billycar11
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by Billycar11 » Fri May 03, 2019 12:15 am

rogodeter wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 12:03 am
Unfortunately I don't have a license for Windows. Guess I'll keep on keepin on without Libredrive.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
as says jonghotti no license needed for pe windows
jonghotti wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:40 am
No license needed. Google Windows Live CD and you'll be all set.
just run this in wine or something https://www.aomeitech.com/pe-builder.html

spl147
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by spl147 » Fri May 03, 2019 12:50 am

rogodeter wrote:
spl147 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:52 pm
rogodeter wrote:Has anybody created tools/instructions for flashing my drives while running Linux? I don't have Windows and my drives are internal so moving it to a friend's machine is not trivial.

Thanks,
Boot from a windows live USB


Sent from my iPhone Xs Max using Tapatalk Pro
I literally haven't used Windows for over 10 years so excuse my ignorance. I assume this means I need to have a license for Windows? If so, I don't have one. Is there an alternative?

Thanks
Windows will run for 30 days without a license,
A license can be had on ebay for $5, i just bought one myself! Used it for a VM on unraid


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Hockeydave
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by Hockeydave » Thu May 09, 2019 8:05 pm

Actually, I have been using a Windows 10 VM running on my Synology NAS to flash firmware. I downloaded it directly from Microsoft and installed in in July of 2018 figuring after 30 days it would force to to enter a license code and I would have to decide if I wanted to keep running it going forward and buy a license, however it continues to run to this day. For awhile there was a message telling me to go to the setting and activate windows, but I never did and it still runs and still receives updates. If it ever stops running, I suspect I will have to break down and buy a license. I really just use the VM for Flashing my optical drives and for some Zebra printer software that does not run on my Mac.

Dave

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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by Hardisk » Thu May 30, 2019 4:09 pm

Hey Everyone!

Finally diving into the Libre Drive world with my new OWC Pro BH16NS40 MT1959. I downloaded the firmware pack and see two folders for the BH16NS40, but one is empty! Does the NS50 work for the MT1959 model too?

John

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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by dobyblue » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:12 pm

Had an LG WH14NS40 that had the RoHS where the version was supposed to be (svc?) which let me know it was never going to support LibreDrive. Found the WH16NS60 with a late 2018 mnfc date on Newegg Canada for CDN$125 and downloaded the flasher, worked like a charm! LibreDrive up and running.

Thanks so much for making everything so easy gang, you are appreciated!

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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by supersonik » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:03 am

i'm an owner of an LG BH16NS55. i'm very new to all this kind of things so i was unsure if it really works this easy and fast.
but yea it does first attempt to flash an optical drive and it was straight success enabled libredrive.

i got a question, what does it mean in the main window of makemkv
"Highest AACS version: 66" and what are the consequences of it ?
i knew that AACS is an DRM which is present on any bluray disc in different version.
but is the higher the number is the newer is the movie/series etc. ?
or is what ?

also i'm not that familiar with the phpbb search engine, maybe there ar already a thread about it, how could i enable "Unrestricted read speed" ?
hex manipulating in the firmware image or something more easier ?

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