Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by KiltedShane » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:35 am

So I bought my WH16NS40 on a whim after reading that it would do UHD disc and was disapponted to find that it came with the 1.03 from the factory
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According to the LG flasher I have SVC code NS50
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Which I understand to mean that I'm good to go.

I snagged the .zip and after a but of duh-huh I noticed the folder icon and got it to pick the correct firmware.
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Before I pull the trigger, am I right in thinking I'm not going to make a $60 brick?

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by MartyMcNuts » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:51 am

@KiltedShane,

Go for it. I see you've chosen a DE (downgrade enabled) firmware from Billy. That's all you need to do. The flashing will take a minute and then tell you to reboot. (I didn't reboot when I flashed one of my drives and it downgraded fine. I'm using it right now.)

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:55 am

KiltedShane wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:35 am

I snagged the .zip and after a but of duh-huh I noticed the folder icon and got it to pick the correct firmware.
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Before I pull the trigger, am I right in thinking I'm not going to make a $60 brick?
yeah all you do is click the folder and choose the fw for your drive, what you have now will work but why not chose the wh16ns40 ns50 1.02 your exact drive model you have bh16ns40/50 selected cant see last number.
and as mike said it is very hard to brick a drive this way it will leave the drive in a recovery state that you can reflash it

this is why im going to make a video it just reassures people it works and clears up little things they are unsure about.

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by MaDMaX** » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:08 pm

hey peeps

right my asus BW 16D1HT drive and icybox arrived this morning
im a little confused but hopefully all went well, i had downloaded the patched updater and all the bins! from this thread

so i loaded the updater, it stated the drive was on f/w 3.03, so i thought from here when i clicked start it would ask for the location of the bin file for 3.02 but instead it just updated!

anyway far enough, so I restarted makemkv and sure enough it reported the drive is now 3.02 YAY ( i think)

so thought i would just go with the flow, as have used makemkv for many years ripping my 3D films, and loaded Dunkirk 4K disc and went thru what i normally do with the mkv's! so currently its ripping 50GB approx to my hard drive

is this right, was i supposed to do anything before hand, seemed to remember reading something about hash keys!!
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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:38 pm

MaDMaX** wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:08 pm

is this right, was i supposed to do anything before hand, seemed to remember reading something about hash keys!!
Hashed keys are not needed with 1.12.3+ they are automatically downloaded

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by MaDMaX** » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:53 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:38 pm
MaDMaX** wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:08 pm

is this right, was i supposed to do anything before hand, seemed to remember reading something about hash keys!!
Hashed keys are not needed with 1.12.3+ they are automatically downloaded
ah ok thats cool then, thanks for that :D

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Big-rome » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:09 am

Just flashed my LG WH16NS60 1.01 to 1.00. Worked perfect and is now libredrive enabled. Thanks to all involved.

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by aboulfad » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:59 pm

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:22 am
@MaDMaX @Captain Ron,

As @SamuriHL said, I have patched the official ASUS 3.02 Updater (see last post of page 1) so that is all that you need to downgrade a BW-16D1HT from 3.03 to 3.02, even via USB.

This makes it a hell of a lot easier!!!
Thank you, just to confirm, and reading above other replies, this is a patched version (0xDE at 0x25A4EE) of the 3.02 UHD friendly Official firmware updater? So 3.02 has two flavors, one UHD friendly and one not ... Some Amazon comments mention that 3.02 is UHD unfriendly but that is partially incorrect.

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:31 pm

aboulfad wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:59 pm
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:22 am
@MaDMaX @Captain Ron,

As @SamuriHL said, I have patched the official ASUS 3.02 Updater (see last post of page 1) so that is all that you need to downgrade a BW-16D1HT from 3.03 to 3.02, even via USB.

This makes it a hell of a lot easier!!!
Thank you, just to confirm, and reading above other replies, this is a patched version (0xDE at 0x25A4EE) of the 3.02 UHD friendly Official firmware updater? So 3.02 has two flavors, one UHD friendly and one not ... Some Amazon comments mention that 3.02 is UHD unfriendly but that is partially incorrect.
that offset is wrong i have no idea where you got that from it supposed to be 0x1ec056.
martys firmware is edited right and is the friendly version why would we put anything else up.

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by aboulfad » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:52 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:31 pm
that offset is wrong i have no idea where you got that from it supposed to be 0x1ec056.
martys firmware is edited right and is the friendly version why would we put anything else up.
Hi, offset 0x25A4EE is that in the firmware updater .exe file not the offset in the firmware file, sorry for the confusion.
I never doubted the validity of the "friendliness" of the 3.02 posted here, just wanted confirmation. Thank you.

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Big-rome » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:17 pm

I couldn’t resist buying two more WH16NS60’S before they close this loophole.

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by izike » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:32 pm

Hello! Successfully downgraded a BW-16D1HT (3.0.3d) with the firmware from MartyMcNuts at the bottom of the first page via USB. I did however run into an issue I wanted to call out in case it helps someone else.

-The Vantec CB-ST00U3 USB 3.0 Optical Storage adapter DOES NOT work for flashing the drive, it will either error out or stall out at 0% (depending on which flasher you use). This is a caseless adapter, plugs into the back of the drive and provides a USB 3 interface. The adapter can read/rip discs fine, just can't flash.

I purchased the Vantec NST-536S3-BK optical enclosure after the above adapter didn't work, this enclosure worked perfectly over USB. Hope this helps!

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:32 pm

izike wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:32 pm
-The Vantec CB-ST00U3 USB 3.0 Optical Storage adapter DOES NOT work for flashing the drive, it will either error out or stall out at 0% (depending on which flasher you use). This is a caseless adapter, plugs into the back of the drive and provides a USB 3 interface. The adapter can read/rip discs fine, just can't flash.

I purchased the Vantec NST-536S3-BK optical enclosure after the above adapter didn't work, this enclosure worked perfectly over USB. Hope this helps!
weird i have personally flashed drives in the Vantec NST-536S3-BK with the unlocked flasher never tried the other one though

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by KiltedShane » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:06 am

It worked like a charm
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The firmware date is interesting ... 2115 ... Firmware from the Future (I wish there was a graphical reverb)

So what is next, Sensei?

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Re: Firmware downgrade using official (patched) flasher, the "Ultra hax0r guide"

Post by Billycar11 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:19 am

KiltedShane wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:06 am
It worked like a charm

The firmware date is interesting ... 2115 ... Firmware from the Future (I wish there was a graphical reverb)

So what is next, Sensei?
nothing rip your disks play them whatever your done it is uhd friendly now

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