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

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Redhawk2000
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Redhawk2000 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:53 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:19 pm
wow 3 people with r names in 1 day lol
Got a little nervous when it said there were 5 errors during the flash process and the usb stick windows froze and needed a forced reboot, but currently testing on John Wick 2 and seems to be working and shows 3.02 version. Thanks again.

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

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:46 am

Redhawk2000 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:53 pm
Billycar11 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:19 pm
wow 3 people with r names in 1 day lol
Got a little nervous when it said there were 5 errors during the flash process and the usb stick windows froze and needed a forced reboot, but currently testing on John Wick 2 and seems to be working and shows 3.02 version. Thanks again.
yeah thats that horrible pe image you did flash it until it said there were no errors right?

i never get 1 write error with my windows 10 pe

Redhawk2000
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Redhawk2000 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:30 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:46 am
Redhawk2000 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:53 pm
Billycar11 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:19 pm
wow 3 people with r names in 1 day lol
Got a little nervous when it said there were 5 errors during the flash process and the usb stick windows froze and needed a forced reboot, but currently testing on John Wick 2 and seems to be working and shows 3.02 version. Thanks again.
yeah thats that horrible pe image you did flash it until it said there were no errors right?

i never get 1 write error with my windows 10 pe
I didn't reflash it. You're saying I should go back, wipe the firmware and flash it again and repeat as needed till no errors?

Should I try a win 10 version like this instead of the one in the first post?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... windows-pe

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

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:21 am

Redhawk2000 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:30 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:46 am
Redhawk2000 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:53 pm


Got a little nervous when it said there were 5 errors during the flash process and the usb stick windows froze and needed a forced reboot, but currently testing on John Wick 2 and seems to be working and shows 3.02 version. Thanks again.
yeah thats that horrible pe image you did flash it until it said there were no errors right?

i never get 1 write error with my windows 10 pe
I didn't reflash it. You're saying I should go back, wipe the firmware and flash it again and repeat as needed till no errors?

Should I try a win 10 version like this instead of the one in the first post?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... windows-pe
not sure its up you if it work it works idk maybe only try again if you have a problem, maybe the write errors are wrong or fake i dont know the deep workings of dos flash
sure any pe is better than welcome to Julia Queen lol

r3dstang66
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by r3dstang66 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:18 am

wow 3 people with r names in 1 day lol
:D

Thanks Billycar11 !! Will try it now.

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

Post by Wrazor » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:30 pm

Hi all,

I used the windows method described in the OP, but got stuck on the HEX editor part.
Can someone use my FW dump to create an edited 3.02 FW for my ASUS_BW-16D1HT?

Thanks in advance! :)

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

Post by MartyMcNuts » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:02 am

Wrazor wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Hi all,

I used the windows method described in the OP, but got stuck on the HEX editor part.
Can someone use my FW dump to create an edited 3.02 FW for my ASUS_BW-16D1HT?

Thanks in advance! :)
@Wrazor,

Here you go!! Let us know how you go with it.
Wrazor_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_3.02_test.bin.zip
(1.29 MiB) Downloaded 117 times
Cheers :D
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Wrazor
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Wrazor » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:26 am

@MartyMcNuts

Thank you very much!
Hoping to find some time tonight to flash my drive :D
Will let you know once I'm happily ripping my 4K discs.

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

Post by sidekick2 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:14 pm

Just wanted to say thanks. I purchased a couple of the BW-16D1HT drives from Newegg since they're on sale right now, $31 off, and followed the instructions on this post. Both came with 3.03, and I flashed to 3.02 using the winflash method via a usb stick, reading, editing the hex, and erasing/writing. I've dumped one of my movies so far without issue.

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

Post by putzer » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:39 am

Brought a WB-16D1HT. Used the windows method to change firmware from 3.03 to 3.02 firmware from this forum. The firmware now reads 3.02.
Can see the drive in Control panel. Can not see in file explorer. Opens and closes but the light only flash once and then nothing. Running Windows 10. Drive working fine before downgrade. I do have the original flash dump. Maybe the 3.02 wasn't clean. Can someone point me to a clean 3.01 firmware so I can try that one? Thanks.

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

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:17 am

putzer wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:39 am
Brought a WB-16D1HT. Used the windows method to change firmware from 3.03 to 3.02 firmware from this forum. The firmware now reads 3.02.
Can see the drive in Control panel. Can not see in file explorer. Opens and closes but the light only flash once and then nothing. Running Windows 10. Drive working fine before downgrade. I do have the original flash dump. Maybe the 3.02 wasn't clean. Can someone point me to a clean 3.01 firmware so I can try that one? Thanks.
i have see this happen sometimes after a drive being flashed uninstall it under device manager then restart and scan for hardware changes should show back up then

also the 3.01 firmware is right in the first post

markm75
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by markm75 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:31 am

Unfortunately my bios's on both of my machines either only offer sata with no ide option or sata or raid.. i guess i'm out of luck short of finding another machine i take it?
Or is there a firmware updater that will work when in sata mode?

st4evr
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by st4evr » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:07 am

markm75 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:31 am
Unfortunately my bios's on both of my machines either only offer sata with no ide option or sata or raid.. i guess i'm out of luck short of finding another machine i take it?
Or is there a firmware updater that will work when in sata mode?
You can see if this will work for you:

https://forum.cdrinfo.pl/f29/crossflash ... s58-96313/

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

Post by jonghotti » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:57 pm

Where may I grab a copy of The Devil's Claw flasher?
The Original "UHD Friendly" Drive Seller
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17829

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

Post by Wrazor » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:53 pm

Thanks again MartyMcNuts!

My motherboard died last Thursday... talk about bad timing. >.<
New parts installed yesterday but that no longer had an IDE option.
Luckily my old server does have an IDE mode!

Used the windows 7 usb again and this time erase/write flash with DOSFLASH.
First time it failed though, wrong firmware error 02 if I remember correctly.
Did the erase/write flash a second time and it finished without error and reported writing successful!

Ripped my first 4K disc (Justice League) today! :D

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