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

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

Post by sirleepalot » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:00 pm

xmenw wrote:Does anyone know for the Asus BC-12D2HT, which drives firmware can be cross-flashed to bring to read UHD dics, as mine is on 3.01 and not reading UHD dics.
sirleepalot wrote:I have gone through the Windows method for generating a dump file for my Asus BW-16D1HT but when I open the eeprom data mover.exe and try to select the dump file I created with DosFlash, it says "Incorrect firmware file." I created another file with a different name just to double check with the same results. Any suggestions?
Did you rename the file with the .bin extension? I missed that the first time.
I didn't have to rename it. It automatically created a .bin file. Did you have a different experience?

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

Post by xmenw » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:59 pm

sirleepalot wrote:
xmenw wrote:Does anyone know for the Asus BC-12D2HT, which drives firmware can be cross-flashed to bring to read UHD dics, as mine is on 3.01 and not reading UHD dics.
sirleepalot wrote:I have gone through the Windows method for generating a dump file for my Asus BW-16D1HT but when I open the eeprom data mover.exe and try to select the dump file I created with DosFlash, it says "Incorrect firmware file." I created another file with a different name just to double check with the same results. Any suggestions?
Did you rename the file with the .bin extension? I missed that the first time.
I didn't have to rename it. It automatically created a .bin file. Did you have a different experience?
I did, but I ended up using the clean firmware files in the end.

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

Post by sirleepalot » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:54 pm

xmenw wrote:
I did, but I ended up using the clean firmware files in the end.
For clarification's sake, are you saying that you can skip creating the dump of the current firmware on the drive and just use the download link on the forum? Because I read that it is extremely risky to do that.

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

Post by xmenw » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:06 am

sirleepalot wrote:
xmenw wrote:
I did, but I ended up using the clean firmware files in the end.
For clarification's sake, are you saying that you can skip creating the dump of the current firmware on the drive and just use the download link on the forum? Because I read that it is extremely risky to do that.
Sorry no I didn't mean that. You have to download your rom first, and then the 2nd time you can use the clean firmware, it takes info from your rom, and puts it in the clean rom.

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

Post by sirleepalot » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:02 am

xmenw wrote:

Sorry no I didn't mean that. You have to download your rom first, and then the 2nd time you can use the clean firmware, it takes info from your rom, and puts it in the clean rom.
Okay, that's what I thought. I am trying to understand what I could have done wrong in creating the initial bin since the data mover will not accept it. If I can't figure this out, I am really hoping that foolproof method other members have mentioned drops soon.

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

Post by mgibsoni » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:40 am

Is there a no other way to downgrade the firmware? I just bought the ASUS BW-16D1HT with the 3.02 Firmware. My motherboard doesn't support IDE. I'll double check again but I didn't see that option.

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

Post by xmenw » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:34 am

mgibsoni wrote:Is there a no other way to downgrade the firmware? I just bought the ASUS BW-16D1HT with the 3.02 Firmware. My motherboard doesn't support IDE. I'll double check again but I didn't see that option.
I did it using an older laptop, in its bios it had a 'compatibility mode' for its sata hdd, which is IDE on sata. SInce you can boot with the Win 7 USB in op, I unplugged the HDD, and connected my disc drive using a sata extension cable available on amazon ~$5. Its not a simple way and you still need a not so new laptop, but thats one way to do it. I have done this with 2 drives using that old laptop.

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

Post by mgibsoni » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:09 pm

xmenw wrote:
mgibsoni wrote:Is there a no other way to downgrade the firmware? I just bought the ASUS BW-16D1HT with the 3.02 Firmware. My motherboard doesn't support IDE. I'll double check again but I didn't see that option.
I did it using an older laptop, in its bios it had a 'compatibility mode' for its sata hdd, which is IDE on sata. SInce you can boot with the Win 7 USB in op, I unplugged the HDD, and connected my disc drive using a sata extension cable available on amazon ~$5. Its not a simple way and you still need a not so new laptop, but thats one way to do it. I have done this with 2 drives using that old laptop.
thanks. I have an older PC in the basement, maybe I will try to piece it together enough to try this out.

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

Post by TechMan21 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:26 am

If anyone is looking for LG WH16NS40 drives brand new with 2018 manufacture date downgrade from 1.03 to 1.02 or cross flashed to ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.01 as they say the read speed is faster, I have them for sale $85 including shipping. I can also do the ASUS BW-16D1HT drives as well but the LG's are more affordable with the same parts

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

Post by TechMan21 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:27 am

Also If you have your own drive and need it downgraded, I can do it for $25

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

Post by jonghotti » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:57 am

TechMan21 wrote:If anyone is looking for LG WH16NS40 drives brand new with 2018 manufacture date downgrade from 1.03 to 1.02 or cross flashed to ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.01 as they say the read speed is faster, I have them for sale $85 including shipping. I can also do the ASUS BW-16D1HT drives as well but the LG's are more affordable with the same parts
And do it soon because inventory is going to run out.

NOT!

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

Post by jonghotti » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:59 am

TechMan21 wrote:Also If you have your own drive and need it downgraded, I can do it for $25
I'll do it for free!

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

Post by jonghotti » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:59 am

Actually I take that back, if you're lacking in brain power to the extent where you'd opt to pay someone to flash your drive for you, rather than return it and buy an original no flashing required UHD friendly from me, then by all means throw your money away.

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

Post by TechMan21 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:03 pm

It's funny you say that because on my other post you tried to sell them yourself smh, Also if you read the forums those drives you speak of are hard to come by new without spending an arm and a leg on new, screw him I was just trying to help out the community for people who didn't have the equipment or time to do it themselves before they change the drive again, anyway I will tell you guys how to do it free on your on with the right motherboard and version of windows, very simple opposed to some of the instructions on here but don't get me wrong you guys instructions helped alot for me to find an easier way, will post soon

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

Post by jonghotti » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:24 pm

TechMan21 wrote:It's funny you say that because on my other post you tried to sell them yourself smh, Also if you read the forums those drives you speak of are hard to come by new without spending an arm and a leg on new, screw him I was just trying to help out the community for people who didn't have the equipment or time to do it themselves before they change the drive again, anyway I will tell you guys how to do it free on your on with the right motherboard and version of windows, very simple opposed to some of the instructions on here but don't get me wrong you guys instructions helped alot for me to find an easier way, will post soon
It's no secret that I sell drives, I just don't profit off of doing so.

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