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drxenos
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Help with Flashing Drive

Post by drxenos » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:56 pm

Can someone please help me? I've read through all the posts on flashing at least a dozen times, and I'm still confused on a couple of things.

Just bought a new WH16NS40 to replace my old "friendly" one that crapped out, but it has the new, unfriendly firmware.
See the enclosed makemkv info.

The SVC code is "NS50", so is my drive a WH16NS40 or a WH16NS40-NS50? That is, which file do I flash (from mk-firmware-pack-20200720.zip):
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS40-NS50-1.05-NM00900-212005061440.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.03-NM00600-212005081010.bin


Second question:
After I flash the about, is that it or do I need to flash something else (All I care about is being able to use MakeMKV and AnyDVD with UHDs).

Thank you.
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Billycar11
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Re: Help with Flashing Drive

Post by Billycar11 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:14 am

Follow the guide that's pinned with the recommended firmware.
Or just email me for a self flash kit
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to video maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
UHD Drives Guide: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
Auto self flash kit Email me for one Billycar5924@gmail.com

drxenos
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Re: Help with Flashing Drive

Post by drxenos » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:48 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:14 am
Follow the guide that's pinned with the recommended firmware.
Or just email me for a self flash kit
That doesn't answer my questions, but thanks anyway. I've read the guide like a dozen times.

asmcom
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Re: Help with Flashing Drive

Post by asmcom » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:50 pm

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Coopervid
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Re: Help with Flashing Drive

Post by Coopervid » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:05 pm

Basically you can also follow my guide for AnyDVD. A little bit more precautious but with all the steps you need and why:

https://forum.redfox.bz/threads/guide-f ... dvd.79023/

drxenos
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Re: Help with Flashing Drive

Post by drxenos » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:35 pm

Thank you for the offers of help. I appreciate it.

I can flash the drive. That's trivial. I just had a couple of questions. That's all.

MartyMcNuts
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Re: Help with Flashing Drive

Post by MartyMcNuts » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:06 pm

drxenos wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:56 pm
Can someone please help me? I've read through all the posts on flashing at least a dozen times, and I'm still confused on a couple of things.

Just bought a new WH16NS40 to replace my old "friendly" one that crapped out, but it has the new, unfriendly firmware.
See the enclosed makemkv info.

The SVC code is "NS50", so is my drive a WH16NS40 or a WH16NS40-NS50? That is, which file do I flash (from mk-firmware-pack-20200720.zip):
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS40-NS50-1.05-NM00900-212005061440.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.03-NM00600-212005081010.bin


Second question:
After I flash the about, is that it or do I need to flash something else (All I care about is being able to use MakeMKV and AnyDVD with UHDs).

Thank you.
Yes, use the SDFtool Flasher (with "enc" checked) to flash the first firmware. Once the first flash has completed you can then flash whatever firmware you want to use (with "enc" unchecked).

That's it! DONE!!

Now, if you wish to use this drive with AnyDVD, I recommend you DO NOT use WH16NS60 firmware (as in your second firmware listed). NS60 firmware is not compatible with AnyDVD. The majority of folk that use AnyDVD flash their drives with ASUS BW-16D1HT_3.10 from the MK firmware pack.

Hope this answers your questions.
Cheers :D
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drxenos
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Re: Help with Flashing Drive

Post by drxenos » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:02 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Now, if you wish to use this drive with AnyDVD, I recommend you DO NOT use WH16NS60 firmware (as in your second firmware listed). NS60 firmware is not compatible with AnyDVD. The majority of folk that use AnyDVD flash their drives with ASUS BW-16D1HT_3.10 from the MK firmware pack.
THANK YOU. That's exactly the info I was looking for!

DrX

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