is the Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 Firmware UHD friendly?

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expertmist
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is the Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 Firmware UHD friendly?

Post by expertmist » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:22 pm

Just a quick question as the title states i'm unsure weather the 3.02 firmware version of the Asus BW-16D1HT is friendly or not, just want to make sure before I try and rip anything just to learn it isn't friendly.

Billycar11
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Re: is the Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 Firmware UHD friendly?

Post by Billycar11 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:29 am

yes it is but i have seen some say they have trouble with it the most widely used is 3.01

jonesthegas
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Re: is the Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 Firmware UHD friendly?

Post by jonesthegas » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:23 pm

Just installed this drive and I am on 3.02. It will not read Avengers Infinity War (the only disc I have). Should I try to downgrade to 3.01?

Martin

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Re: is the Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 Firmware UHD friendly?

Post by st4evr » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:33 pm

To clear things up on this. There is a revision of 3.02 released by ASUS for their drives that disallows/fixes the loophole for UHD BD ripping/reading.

The "CLEAN" version/revision of 3.02 which contains the much needed loophole can be found in these forums (specifically here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17058) or the drive can be downgraded to one of the other lower firmware versions that also contain the loophole.

So, read the aforementioned thread/post and decide which version you would prefer to downgrade to.

EDIT: Another thread that can contain links to working firmware for this specific drive:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16885
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jonesthegas
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Re: is the Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 Firmware UHD friendly?

Post by jonesthegas » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:59 pm

I seem to have the non clean version.

I am not a techie and the process listed in the first post of the other thread is beyond me. Is that the only way?

Martin

d00zah
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Re: is the Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 Firmware UHD friendly?

Post by d00zah » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:09 pm

jonesthegas wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:59 pm
I seem to have the non clean version.

I am not a techie and the process listed in the first post of the other thread is beyond me. Is that the only way?

Martin
There ARE alternatives. Contact these guys.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17829

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