LG BH16NS55 Firmware

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jpsdr
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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware

Post by jpsdr » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:33 am

There is a new 1.03 FW for BH15NS55, but... There is a huge risk it will fix the loophole.

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware

Post by jpsdr » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:33 am

Ok, i've tested the 1.03 firmware : UHD disc are not read anymore, so this FW fix the loophole.

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware

Post by jpsdr » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:47 pm

Just to warn :
I've ordered a new drive a few days ago, manufactured december 2017, FW 1.03. So, recent drives allready have the last FW not working anymore on UHD disc.

TeddyRaspin
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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware

Post by TeddyRaspin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:48 pm

You can always downgrade it to 1.02 and restore the UHD friendly capabilities.

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware

Post by jpsdr » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:51 pm

For this specific case, i'll keep it, because i use it as burner, so i want it to have the last FW. My reader is the ASUS 16D1HT. But this post was just to warn people. It seems that LG drives are more up to date than ASUS, for now, even if according what's said here, they are the same... :wink:

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware

Post by TeddyRaspin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:42 pm

1.02 burning is the same as 1.03 so why don't you downgrade it in order to have also UHD reading enabled ?

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware

Post by jpsdr » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:33 am

Because, my drives are dedicated. The LG is the burner, the ASUS is the reader. I don't need the burner to be able to read. And if one day it happens to have an 1.04 or more, i'll update it. But the reader, it will stay forever with 3.02.

TeddyRaspin
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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware

Post by TeddyRaspin » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:45 am

Sorry mate, but did you ever try to think that a firmware update (a phantomatic 1.0.4) could be not a so called "great idea" for a device ?
Sometimes people think that any update is useful, while it is not always true. Anyway, you can do anything you want, but I totally disagree your choices. :wink:

KBJghost
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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware

Post by KBJghost » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:43 pm

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. :wink:

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Re: LG BH16NS55 Firmware

Post by preserve » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:16 pm

And in the case of UHD, if it ain't broke, upgrade your firmware and then it probably will be :)
Using: ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.00 || UHD FAQ - If you're new to UHD, read it!

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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by carrpet » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:01 am

TeddyRaspin wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:54 pm
@barret70

Here are the attached zip file for you and the steps you need to properly downgrade, erase, and flash eeprom.

1) Prepare an USB stick with Rufus making Dos Bootable and unzip on USB root the attached file.

2) Disable CSM in bios or enable the Legacy Boot.

3) Disable any other SATA device except the BH16NS55 unit.

4) Make sure your BH16NS55 is connected to a primary SATA Port instead of a Slave one.

5) Boot from USB stick and at the command prompt type "DOSFLASH" and press enter.

6) Sometimes you should need to close DOSFLASH and retype 2 or 3 times as there could be a bug in detecting BH16NS55.

7) At the DOSFLASH question answer N and press the relative number of that unit (2 in my case).

8 ) Now press 'E' (without quotes) to fully erase the MT1959 (MediaTek) eeprom.

9) At the command prompt, retype DOSFLASH and select the device (if it does not detect it retype dosflash again).

10) This time press 'W' (without quotes) and enter, as filename, DUMP102.BIN and press enter.

11) The writing process will start. Wait patiently to the end of the task. When you will see the Data checksum at the end, you will notice the blue led lightning and your unit will be reinitialized.

12) Turn off PC, connect other devices, restore previous bios settings and try your "new" BH16NS55.

Let me know if this fix your issues. :wink:
Hi Teddy,

Thanks for all your great work. I am a convert !

I have used the 1.02.bin dump file you appended to this post and flashed it onto my BH16NS55. I did not do any data transfer step, just dumped the old 1.03bin, which I still have then erased the eprom and flashed your 1.02bin. The drive works perfectly based on one rip of Gladiator. Given that the drive appears to be 100% should I just leave it or should I now transfer my data from my dumped 1.03bin to a clean 1.02bin and reflash ? Would welcome your views !

Peter

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