I have created a windows GUI for the MakeMKV sdftool command line flasher. The appearance (and use) is similar to the modifed ASUS flasher, which should make it a bit easier for those that are unsure about using the command line. The latest is version 1.2.0.
I have made a couple of minor code adjustments. Also, the "RECOVER Drive" option feature is now available. I have used it to recover a BH16NS55 that was flashed with BU40N firmware.
- MakeMKV v1.15.1 (or higher) installed
- .NET Framework 4.7.2
- Select a drive from the first drop down box.
- Select either WRITE, READ or RECOVER option (write is default).
If you selected READ:
You can now press the START button to dump the firmware. The application will create a folder called "Firmware_Dumps" in the same directory as the sdftool flasher, if it does not exist and save the dump file there. It will do a full firmware dump if it is able to otherwise it will only dump the user data.
If you selected WRITE:
- Click the second drop down box to select a firmware to flash.
- Check the "enc?" checkbox only if your drive has an encrypted firmware on it (see list of encrypted firmware below).
If you selected RECOVER:
- A "file browser" will open so you can select the drive's current (wrong) firmware. This is so the boot ID can be obtained.
- Click the second drop down box to select the correct firmware to flash.
WARNING: Use at your own risk!!
Please be very careful using the recovery option. It should work for:
- Desktop drive's flashed to slim drive firmware.
- Slim drives flashed to desktop drive firmware.
- Old LG/ASUS drives that have been flashed with newer LG NS50+/ASUS 3.xx firmware.
Here is the updated SDFtool flasher:
Just unzip it in the same directory as your firmware files or anywhere else you like.
As usual, any issues with the GUI, let me know.
PS: For your convenience, here are the firmware files to recover the old LG/ASUS drives: