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

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by MartyMcNuts, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. MartyMcNuts

    MartyMcNuts Well-Known Member

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  2. MartyMcNuts

    MartyMcNuts Well-Known Member

    Please don't attempt this. 3.11 removes the ability to downgrade firmware directly. Previously, you had to cross-flash to BW-16D1HT 3.10-MK, then downgrade to 3.01 but often, the drive became stuck on 3.10-MK.

    The easiest and safest way is to directly flash BC-12D2HT 3.11-MK and be done with it as this firmware is UHD friendly. The download link for the latest modifed ASUS flasher + firmware pack is below.
  3. kufo

    kufo Well-Known Member

    You're right with your warning and 3.00 was the last official firmware, jnown as friendly. The 3.01 modified, I attached, will be able to backup UHD.
    I hadn't seen this new modified version.
  4. MartyMcNuts

    MartyMcNuts Well-Known Member

    Yep, 3.11-MK has been around for a couple of months now.

    I have updated my OP with more information and the latest file/s.
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  5. kufo

    kufo Well-Known Member

    Very good. (y) I'm with the BH16NS 55 and firmware 3.10-MK. There was no need for me to look for newer firmware packs the last month.
  6. MartyMcNuts

    MartyMcNuts Well-Known Member


    I have updated the download link in my OP as a new MK firmware pack was just released. It now contains firmware BP60NB10 1.01.

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  7. autodidact

    autodidact Well-Known Member

    Hmm... :confused:
    I recently bought this ASUS BW-16D1HT (Firmware 3.10) and read all about flashing and...
    I don't get it!?
    Should I or should I not flash the firmware?
    I'm not into ripping or playing UHD discs, only Blu-ray.
    I will use this drive only for ripping and playing Blu-ray, not burning.
    I read about a "sleep" bug and ripping speed.
    What is the "sleep" bug?
    Only tried one Blu-ray (43.4GB) so far using AnyDVD HD and it took about 30-40 minutes.
    Is that anything I can speed up with a firmware flash?
    Could a faster rip speed add errors to ripped image/folders?
    I don't mind the longer time as long as the copy is perfectly 100% OK.
    Ideas and input is much appreciated!
    Still using Win7 x64

    Best regards,
  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    If you're not doing uhd then leave it alone. None of it applies to bluray.

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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  9. autodidact

    autodidact Well-Known Member

    Excellent answer! Short and concise! We likes that!
    I'm not a "if it ain't broken, brake it" person. :D
    Best regards,