100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

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Billycar11
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:46 pm

FrankStallone wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Hey guys, I am having some issues downgrading the WH16NS40 SVC Code NS50 with 1.03 firmware. I have used 4 machines now to find one that supports IDE mode on the SATA. When we run the doshflash32 on windows 7 32bit, we are able to get the software to recognize the drive, but as soon as we try and read the flash, we get an "No known flash chip on this port!" error.

When we try to read the flash via freedos, we get a "Unknown Flash Chip" error.

Is there something we are doing wrong here?

Thanks for the help.
Try swapping the drive to the first or second sata port some people report that that works

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by jonghotti » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:32 am

FrankStallone wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Hey guys, I am having some issues downgrading the WH16NS40 SVC Code NS50 with 1.03 firmware. I have used 4 machines now to find one that supports IDE mode on the SATA. When we run the doshflash32 on windows 7 32bit, we are able to get the software to recognize the drive, but as soon as we try and read the flash, we get an "No known flash chip on this port!" error.

When we try to read the flash via freedos, we get a "Unknown Flash Chip" error.

Is there something we are doing wrong here?

Thanks for the help.
In your going between multiple machines were you able to run dosflash there at all?
Can you post a screen shot of what you're seeing?
Sounds to me like you may already have the thing erased.

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Domler » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:09 pm

@TeddyRaspin


Hi. So i was late to the party and need to flash my drive. I got as far as winhex, and couldn't save the file because i don't own the software. So i guess I'm asking if you could edit the file for me. Was hoping to do it myself, as we like to do, but i know when to admit defeat. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
asusfirmware3.03dump.txt
.bin dump
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Domler » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:21 pm

TeddyRaspin wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:16 pm
1) 3.01 or 3.02 modded fw make your unit to be UHD friendly.

2) Yes, it supports any MediaTek MT1939/MT1959 chipset (mainly LG, ASUS).

3) Win7-PE, as the name suggests, is a Windows 7 Portable Edition, which is needed to properly execute DOSFLASH32.

If you carefully read my own guide, you'll find any answers for yourself. :wink:
HI Teddy, new to the forum and was wondering of you could pm me, cause i cant pm you, because im new. :roll:
I was wondering if you could fix my dump for me. Thanks.

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:41 pm

@Domler

Here is an ASUS 3.01 firmware with your data for you. (DON'T FORGET: Change the extension to .bin)

Also, I have attached the ASUS firmware updater downloaded at the end of 2017 if you want to use it. After I flashed my drive to ASUS 3.01, I then used this firmware updater to upgrade my drive to ASUS 3.02. I assume this still works. If not, just reflash the ASUS 3.01 I gave you.

Have fun!
domler_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.01_test.txt
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ASUS_Website_FW_Updater_For_BW_16D1HT.zip
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Domler » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:40 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:41 pm
@Domler

Here is an ASUS 3.01 firmware with your data for you. (DON'T FORGET: Change the extension to .bin)

Also, I have attached the ASUS firmware updater downloaded at the end of 2017 if you want to use it. After I flashed my drive to ASUS 3.01, I then used this firmware updater to upgrade my drive to ASUS 3.02. I assume this still works. If not, just reflash the ASUS 3.01 I gave you.

Have fun!

domler_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.01_test.txt
ASUS_Website_FW_Updater_For_BW_16D1HT.zip
Dude, you are the man. 10 virtual high fives!!! Ripping infinity war 4k as we speak for my first test with plex in 4k. Thank you so much. I knew i should have bought the drive 8 months ago. Oh well. Again, thank you!!!

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:50 am

@Domler

Your welcome!

Which firmware did you settle with? ASUS 3.01 or 3.02? Just curious if the ASUS firmware updater still works...

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Domler » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:58 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:50 am
@Domler

Your welcome!

Which firmware did you settle with? ASUS 3.01 or 3.02? Just curious if the ASUS firmware updater still works...
Rolling with 3.01 at the moment, too darn excited i guess. lol Ill upgrade later cause i would like to see if its any faster on the 3.02. Not that its bad, just curious. And again, thank you so much! :D

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Post by joshuagoard » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:46 pm

Skopin wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:01 pm
josephmyates wrote:
TeddyRaspin wrote: - Maybe someone could try, via DOSFLASH (the DOS modified version), to force to flash a NS50 firmware on a NS40 device and see if it works (after importing needed data, of course).
Hi you all,
Just got a LG BH16NS40 (Oct 2015) SVC Code NS40

Has anyone been successful at flashing the NS50 firmware onto this NS40 device - and if so what's best way to do this?

Thanks!!
I don't think there is a way to do this successfully. I tried multiple times, and ended up bricking my drive (tray would open/close, but would not read any discs, even standard blu-rays or DVDs). I had to flash it back to v1.00 that I found for the NS40 tag using DOSFlash, then re-upgraded using the official LG flasher to get it working normally again.
Hey man. I bought a LG wh14ns40 drive and flashed the bt firmware and upgraded to 3.0 and bricked my drive. Would love to know how you reverted back.

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Post by Billycar11 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:09 pm

joshuagoard wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:46 pm
Hey man. I bought a LG wh14ns40 drive and flashed the bt firmware and upgraded to 3.0 and bricked my drive. Would love to know how you reverted back.
the way to unbrick is to flash back the original firmware that you hopefully dumped

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Post by joshuagoard » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:17 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:09 pm
joshuagoard wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:46 pm
Hey man. I bought a LG wh14ns40 drive and flashed the bt firmware and upgraded to 3.0 and bricked my drive. Would love to know how you reverted back.
the way to unbrick is to flash back the original firmware that you hopefully dumped
Nope. Just flashed away...screwed?

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Post by mike admin » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:29 pm

joshuagoard wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:17 pm
Nope. Just flashed away...screwed?
Depends, most likely no. How does the drive identifies itself? Is it visible at all? If yes, what is the manufacturer and model name?

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Post by jonghotti » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:32 pm

mike admin wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:29 pm
joshuagoard wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:17 pm
Nope. Just flashed away...screwed?
Depends, most likely no. How does the drive identifies itself? Is it visible at all? If yes, what is the manufacturer and model name?
Holy hell, tech support from the man himself!! Thanks for everything Mike!

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Post by Billycar11 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:15 pm

joshuagoard wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:17 pm
Nope. Just flashed away...screwed?
i would normal say yes but there is an unbricker tool that might work here:
https://forum.cdrinfo.pl/f29/crossflash ... s58-96313/
but i would wait and see what mike says once you post your info we all might learn something new

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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Post by joshuagoard » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:14 am

mike admin wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:29 pm
joshuagoard wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:17 pm
Nope. Just flashed away...screwed?
Depends, most likely no. How does the drive identifies itself? Is it visible at all? If yes, what is the manufacturer and model name?
Just saw this. I'll post tomorrow. Thank you for your help sir

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