[S] Firmware 1.02 for LG BH16NS55

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Grawp, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Grawp

    Grawp New Member

    Would like to update FW (currently on v1.01) to increase media compatibility, but LG homepage only has v1.03 which ain't UHD friendly any longer... anyone who still has the original fw utility v1.02 from LG?

    ty in advance!
  2. marty

    marty Member

    I have same drive but with firmware 1.00. But if possible would like to update to 1.02 for faster copies.
    Thanks in advance!
  3. Grawp

    Grawp New Member

    ...really no one who can help us?
  4. Terramex

    Terramex Well-Known Member

    Extract the attachment, completely close AnyDVD HD (or the like). Drive must be emtpy !

    1. Execute BH14NS40_N1.00-A4_patched.exe and click on the folder symbol (NOT! the "PLAY" button)
    2. Select flash_HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BH16NS55_1.02.bin (or flash_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.02.bin if you want to crossflash to ASUS)
    3. Click on the "PLAY" button

    Attached Files:

  5. marty

    marty Member

    Thank you Terramex, followed your instructions and now have firmware 1.02 installed from 1.00.
    Thank you for sharing info.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2018
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I fear the answer is no, but can this tool be used to downgrade firmware?

    Do you know, if these firmwares can be used for the Asus BC-12D2HT?
  7. Terramex

    Terramex Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately this is only for up/downgrading/crossflashing a drive with already UHD friendly firmware.
    For downgrading UHD unfriendly firmware there's still only the dosflash way.

    Basically the firmwares can be used, if your ASUS is an UHD friendly NS50 model.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2018
  8. Grawp

    Grawp New Member

    thank you Terramex! :)
  9. Schnupfer1

    Schnupfer1 Member

    Danke für die Firmware!!!
    Habe Stunden im Netz gesucht.
  10. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Wrong language, please use the proper forum section language next time. You're in the english section.
  11. Terramex

    Terramex Well-Known Member

    Ich würde dir wärmstens empfehlen zur ASUS Firmware zu wechseln - läuft einfach "runder" und schneller.

    @All LG 1.02 firmware users
    I highly recommend to crossflash to ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.02 also included in the attachment.
    It's simply smoother (like a car engine with precision tuning) and faster.
    ...and you can flash back to the LG firmware at any time.
    kufo likes this.
  12. Schnupfer1

    Schnupfer1 Member

    Works well with the ASUS firmware.
    But what is better about it now than with the LG FW?
    Can not find anything at first go.
    Except that now in the device manager ASUS instead of LG is.

    (Funktioniert gut mit der ASUS Firmware.
    Aber was ist jetzt daran besser als mit der LG FW?
    Kann auf den ersten Anhieb nix feststellen.
    Außer das jetzt im Gerätemanager ASUS statt LG steht.)
  13. Schnupfer1

    Schnupfer1 Member

    Thanks for the hint. Unfortunately, the post is only in the English section and I have to work with Google Translate.
  14. Ralf55555

    Ralf55555 New Member

  15. Botly

    Botly New Member

    hi i am new here. i have an LG BH16NS55 with 1.03 firmware.
    should i still be able to rip HD Blue ray discs without downgrading the firmware?
    i am not worried about UHD at the moment.
    thanks in advance.
  16. MartyMcNuts

    MartyMcNuts Well-Known Member


    Yes. Your drive is fine as is for standard blu-ray discs. If you want to rip UHD, downgrading to 1.02 is currently required.
  17. Longdogs

    Longdogs New Member

    Thank you Terramex.
  18. teckau

    teckau Member

    I am totally confused after reading tons of stuff. I also got a LG BH16NS55 with 1.03 firmware and I do want to rip. So downgrading is a must. I downloaded mk-firmwarepack and Downgrade Enabled Firmware V2 plus a file BH14NS40_N1.00-A4_patched.exe. I do NOT have a PC (just notebook/laptop) and I do NOT want to use dosflash (though I would if it's a must).

    Before trying stuff that will brick my device: Can I downgrade the 1.03 via USB/external using the patched exe or not? If yes, which firmware file (or sequence of files) do I need to apply? If no, how can I achieve that downgrade?

    Please help and thank you VERY MUCH in advance for any hint!!!
  19. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    That particular firmware is a pain in the ass as it disables downgrade in multiple ways. There are some steps you must take if you want to get the drive working for UHD in more than just LibreDrive mode for MakeMKV.

    First, you will need to flash the MK 1.03 version for that drive. That will re-enable the stuff that LibreDrive needs to work and also re-enable firmware downgrades. I'm not sure if the MK 1.03 version has been tried with AnyDVD...it might work so I would try it after flashing the MK 1.03. If it does not, then you will need to flash the DE 1.02 firmware. But that can only be flashed after the MK 1.03 firmware is flashed first.

    Things to note. Dosflash is completely irrelevant here as 1.03 has disabled dosflash access to that drive. Downgrading does not re-enable it, either. Fun! But yes, depending on the USB enclosure, you should be able to flash it using a patched flasher. If it does not work, it means your particular enclosure is not compatible with flashing.

    Hope this helps!
  20. teckau

    teckau Member

    Wow, thank you so much for that REALLY FAST reply! I will give it a try tomorrow as I am not at home right now.

    Just to be sure that I got everything right:

    - Connect my external drive
    - Start BH14NS40_N1.00-A4_patched.exe
    - Select HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS55-1.03-NM00000-211711201704.bin from mk-firmware/LG/my modell
    - try AnyDVD, if it works -> that's it
    - if not: use DE_flash_HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BH16NS55_1.02.bin from the Downgrade Enabled Firmware Pack.

    Is that correct? Right file names? I will report after trying it out. Do you think that I will have any (how much?) risk bricking my device?
    THX A LOT!!!!!