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

Forum for discussions about UHD-capable dives
Post Reply
bfrink
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:54 pm

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

Post by bfrink » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:59 pm

Thanks MartyMcNuts your ASUS ODD FW 3.02 Updater for BW-16D1HT (Patched) worked like a charm on my BW-16D1HT and Vantec NST-536S3-BK on Windows 7.

MartyMcNuts
Posts: 196
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:45 pm

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

Post by MartyMcNuts » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:47 pm

bfrink wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Thanks MartyMcNuts your ASUS ODD FW 3.02 Updater for BW-16D1HT (Patched) worked like a charm on my BW-16D1HT and Vantec NST-536S3-BK on Windows 7.
You're welcome! Cheers..

Kaphotics
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:21 am

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

Post by Kaphotics » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:24 am

Just picked up a bu40n with firmware 1.2.0. Anyway to downgrade or cross flash this drive?

Billycar11
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:49 am

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

Post by Billycar11 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:26 pm

Kaphotics wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:24 am
Just picked up a bu40n with firmware 1.2.0. Anyway to downgrade or cross flash this drive?
my post on first page do not crossflash that drive only put it to bu40n 1.00

Kaphotics
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:21 am

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

Post by Kaphotics » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:26 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Kaphotics wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:24 am
Just picked up a bu40n with firmware 1.2.0. Anyway to downgrade or cross flash this drive?
my post on first page do not crossflash that drive only put it to bu40n 1.00
Thanks a lot, it worked.

Billycar11
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:49 am

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

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:52 am

How to video is up 3rd post and here to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfpf6HoMMis

MartyMcNuts
Posts: 196
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:45 pm

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

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:21 pm

Hi everyone,

I've given us another option for flashing our drives. I have modified the ASUS flasher tool to allow us to flash / cross-flash any UHD friendly firmware to out drives.

Check out thread titled: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher

or here is the link

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933

Cheers!

DAlba
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:19 am

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

Post by DAlba » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:21 pm

How do I flash LG WH16NS60 via USB? I tried the tool posted at top of first page but it says No ATAPI device found. Please advise

Billycar11
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:49 am

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

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:09 pm

DAlba wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:21 pm
How do I flash LG WH16NS60 via USB? I tried the tool posted at top of first page but it says No ATAPI device found. Please advise
Does you drive read disks in your USB to sata device not all USB to sata devices support optical disk drives they need atapi support

DAlba
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:19 am

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

Post by DAlba » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:49 pm

Yes. Replaced my existing LG drive WH15S40. I was on Windows XP. Trying now with Windows 8 and it started but been at 0% for over 2 min. Not sure what to do now

cholla
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:11 pm

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

Post by cholla » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:28 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:09 pm
DAlba wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:21 pm
How do I flash LG WH16NS60 via USB? I tried the tool posted at top of first page but it says No ATAPI device found. Please advise
Does you drive read disks in your USB to sata device not all USB to sata devices support optical disk drives they need atapi support
My Vantec NST-536S3-BK USB enclosure has a WH16NS40 NS50 drive.
It reads UHD blu ray discs.
I flashed the firmware with the old method from an older computer that could do this.
I don't plan to flash this working drive with the new program via USB.
I just wanted to let you know this enclosure at least reads the optical discs.
I did go as far as testing the new program for flashing with this enclosure plugged in & the WH16NS40 NS50 drive was detected.
That is as far as I plan to test.

spl147
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:59 pm

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

Post by spl147 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:25 pm

is there a BU50N firmware that works with MakeMKV yet?

spl147
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:59 pm

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

Post by spl147 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:31 pm

has anyone seen this error using the patched flasher and DE firmware?

it's a BU40N on 1.01 manufactuer date 09/18, even though i got the error it still downgraded and works fine

Image

nj54567
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:01 am

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

Post by nj54567 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:42 am

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!!!
@MartyMcNuts / @ Billycar11

First, thank you so much for creating the Firmware downgrade tool and YT video for Asus BW-16D1HT. Amazing work!

Whenever I run your tool to downgrade, I first get the following error pop up:
Error.PNG
Error.PNG (29.06 KiB) Viewed 424 times
Error Text:

"DeviceIoControl Error: Error Code 21
I can't issue Command throug0h SPTI"
<<OK>>

I took a chance (hugh risk) and clicked OK and the usual Firmware Downgrade window showed up next and proceeded with the suggested step. It downgraded the firmware to 3.0.2. However, I wonder why I aways get this error message when I run the program. Pls let me know if you know the reason. Thanks.

The drive is in the Vantec NexStar DX USB 3.0 enclosure connected to Win10 laptop through USB 3.0 port.

MartyMcNuts
Posts: 196
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:45 pm

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

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:56 pm

@nj54567,

I think it has something to do with the Vantec enclosure not wanting to pass all commands through to the drive. I'm pretty sure other people have had a similar issue with Vantec enclosures.

Post Reply