NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives

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clickmanf22
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by clickmanf22 » Tue May 07, 2019 11:04 am

I have exactly the same issue as previous post.

I have BW-16D1HT running 1.01

This will NOT upgrade firmware, says

Your optical drive firmware is up to date.

Can anyone help.

Trevor

MartyMcNuts
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by MartyMcNuts » Tue May 07, 2019 11:46 am

clickmanf22 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:04 am
I have exactly the same issue as previous post.

I have BW-16D1HT running 1.01

This will NOT upgrade firmware, says

Your optical drive firmware is up to date.

Can anyone help.

Trevor
Your drive is too old! Do not flash it. The newer versions start with firmware 3.00. Since your drive is on 1.01, I am certain it is older than 2016.

jonghotti
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by jonghotti » Tue May 07, 2019 5:24 pm

Where is the most recent modified LG flasher kept please? Also, is there a firmware dump cleaning tool handy?
As in I've dumped the firmware from <a certain drive that did not have support> and wanted to clean the calibration data off of it before passing it out.
Thank you!

MartyMcNuts
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by MartyMcNuts » Wed May 08, 2019 2:35 am

jonghotti wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Where is the most recent modified LG flasher kept please? Also, is there a firmware dump cleaning tool handy?
As in I've dumped the firmware from <a certain drive that did not have support> and wanted to clean the calibration data off of it before passing it out.
Thank you!
Here's the dump cleaner.
BH16NS40_Firmware_Dump_Cleaner.zip
(5.79 KiB) Downloaded 59 times

eqman
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by eqman » Wed May 08, 2019 1:33 pm

rabside wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Hi,
I just bought a BC-12D2HT drive that uses 3.11 fw.
I've tried your tool but it doesn't work, always failure #4. maybe a 3.11 patched fw is needed ?

Can you help me to downgrade the fw?

thanks a lot
me too.

Who can help us downgrade the fw?

thanks a lot

Chasetheace
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by Chasetheace » Wed May 08, 2019 2:04 pm

If you don't mind me asking what can a BU40N be cross-flasshed to.

(edit by Mike): Guys, please...

Thank youi= i would appeciate to know please as I now have a BU40N

asmcom
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by asmcom » Wed May 08, 2019 2:35 pm

You would be better taking this down Chase as both you and Alex could end up getting banned. Don't say I did not warn you. Just PM Marty and he will answer your Question . He has been okay with me give him try. Tell him about you condition first.

Hope you are keeping good. Any modification on the flasher Marty is the person to speak to. :o :o

Billycar11
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by Billycar11 » Wed May 08, 2019 4:40 pm

Chasetheace wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:04 pm
If you don't mind me asking what can a BU40N be cross-flasshed to. Th last time I asked a question like this and where I coul;d buy one cheap I got this answer:

Thank youi= i would appeciate to know please as I now have a BU40N
You shouldn't cross flash a bu40n there are 3 main firmwares for it.

1.00de from me or Marty ,works with all rippers that support bu40n
1.03mk from Mike
And bu10de if you want it to be a buffalo drive ,works with all rippers that support bu40n

I recommend 1.00de or 1.03mk

eqman
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by eqman » Wed May 08, 2019 5:23 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:42 pm
rabside wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Hi,
I just bought a BC-12D2HT drive that uses 3.11 fw.
I've tried your tool but it doesn't work, always failure #4. maybe a 3.11 patched fw is needed ?

Can you help me to downgrade the fw?

thanks a lot
flash asus 3.10 mk then your desired fw and you should be good
let us know never seen 3.11 before, might want mike to make a dump of it he seems to know how on drives with dosflash disabled
Where can I download flash asus 3.10 mk ?

thanks

Billycar11
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by Billycar11 » Wed May 08, 2019 6:00 pm

eqman wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:23 pm

Where can I download flash asus 3.10 mk ?

thanks
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 19&t=19113

jonghotti
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by jonghotti » Wed May 08, 2019 8:20 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:35 am
jonghotti wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Where is the most recent modified LG flasher kept please? Also, is there a firmware dump cleaning tool handy?
As in I've dumped the firmware from <a certain drive that did not have support> and wanted to clean the calibration data off of it before passing it out.
Thank you!
Here's the dump cleaner.

BH16NS40_Firmware_Dump_Cleaner.zip
thank you!

eqman
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by eqman » Wed May 08, 2019 11:19 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:00 pm
eqman wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:23 pm

Where can I download flash asus 3.10 mk ?

thanks
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 19&t=19113
thanks a lot!

jijink
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by jijink » Fri May 10, 2019 11:26 am

Hi

I'm new to this forum.
I have Asus BW-16D1H-U(USB External) with A203 and it's not frielndly with UHD now.
I'm wondering , if i can use flash asus 3.10 mk to make it UHD friendly?
Is 3.10 MK is compatible with Asus BW-16D1H-U external drive?

BR
JIJI NK

Woodstock
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by Woodstock » Fri May 10, 2019 2:10 pm

No. The USB version of the Asus is not the same drive as their internal units with "almost" the same part number.

It is NOT UHD capable, and flashing the firmware will not fix that, and may make the drive unusable. The hardware doesn't support reading UHD disks.

It's a good drive for regular Bluray and DVD disks, just not UHD.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

PaperLawyer
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by PaperLawyer » Fri May 10, 2019 9:50 pm

I received my 16D1HT this evening and quickly installed it into my newly purchased OWC Mercury Pro enclosure and ran the firmware tool - 20 seconds later firmware 3.03 had been replaced with 3.02 - thank you for making such a user friendly firmware took available!

Nice to be ripping at 7.6x rather than locked to 2x on my UJ265 (sat within my NCase m1 case).

There's just the minor matter of actually purchasing a 4K blu-ray now....

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