Dumping & Downgrading firmware on UHD Friendly Devices.

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by TeddyRaspin, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Nothing is wrong with using the ASUS flasher but why would you want to spread misinformation??? There are people who've had issues with the ASUS flasher and if they're under the BS impression that "oh, I have to use this cause 'protection'" then they're not going to get the solution they need. The flasher has nothing to do with it. At all. As for can I point you to the discussion? No, it's been discussed many times on MakeMKV's forum. What do you think the MK firmware DOES? And why do you think the MK firmware is REQUIRED to downgrade these drives? If the ASUS flasher magically removed the protection, why would I need an MK firmware in the first place? See where the logic there falls apart? Mike put a lot of work into modifying these firmware versions to allow downgrade and cross flashing. But that has nothing to do with the tool. Again, it's the misinformation that irritates me because people are taking that as gospel, running into problems with the ASUS flasher, and not trying the LG flasher that would work for them, because this of this nonsense.
     
  2. BillBex

    BillBex New Member

    Great information on this site...I have the LG WH16NS40 NS50 ver1.00 Rips Blu-rays great (around 40min) and just started with UHD (around 1hr 15min) and I notice that with the UHD I get these "work around" errors in mkv but I just restart it and it copies on the second run. I am thinking it could be disc related. Anyway, I read and notice everyone with 1.02v firmware. Is there any reason that this drive should be upgraded to 1.02v or if it aint broke don't fix it.
     
  3. laaank

    laaank New Member

    Teddy et al: Is there a way to do the downgrade from Firmware 1.03 for the LG BH16 NS55 with MAC OS means only (I have High Sierra 10.13.6.) ? thx laaank
     
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Nope. The easiest way is to boot from a Windows PE boot stick and do it from there. You'll find one pre-created on MakeMKV's forum for this purpose. It has all the tools and firmware built in so you just create a USB boot stick, boot from it, and then flash away.
     
  5. laaank

    laaank New Member

    Thanks for the quick response, could I use the drive on the Mac afterwards again ?
     
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Yes, definitely. Only needs to be flashed in Windows.
     
  7. BillBex

    BillBex New Member

    bumping my own message...just curious if anyone knows.
     
  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    If it works don't flash it.

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