Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches - discussion

Discussion of LibreDrive mode, compatible drives and firmwares
mutelight
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by mutelight » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:40 am

SmoothRunnings wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:42 pm
That's not a very good thread. I read through that thread and many others and it wasn't until I hit the main index did a see a post (which I cannot find now) of someone saying they had success by cross flashing to 3.10 then restarting and flashing to 1.03 which I did and it worked flawlessly.

Theses other threads are ONLY great if you have an older LG drive firmware installed at the time of purchase. FW 1.04 and you have to cross flash first, but of course no one points this out nor do they make point notes on how to flash the WH16NS40 NS50 with factory 1.04 firmware. So it's unfortunately very CONFUSING!

If you have an LG WH16NS40 svc NS50 with factory 1.04 firmware installed and you have tired all these different flasher apps from these old threads but keep getting the "Write DRAM NG 05/26/03" error or something to this effect here is what I recommend you do.

Download the package that has the "BH14NS40_N1.00-A4_patched" application in it along with the different firmware's. You will need to use the "ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014" firmware first to flash your LG WH16NS40 then restart your computer, once your computer is restarted then flash the drive with the WH16NS40 1.02 or 1.03 firmware and you'll have to restart again. Your drive will be unlocked at this point and 4K UHD blurays will start working.

Before doing this my John Wich 2 4K UHD bluray wasn't recongized, it would not mount, after cross flashing my WH16NS40 I was able to mount the disc and rip it using makemkv.
I have had a LG WH16NS40 for a while and at the rate I am buying 4K BDs and how long they take to backup, I bought a second and ran directly into your issue with the new drive that came today. Your post was a life saver and I managed to get it downgraded succesfully and am now doing two 4K BD backups simultaneously.

Would give you the most crisp high five if I could.

Coopervid
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by Coopervid » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:47 pm

A minor but important suggestion. The flasher tool is not included anymore. Please include either the LG or ASUS flasher in the top folder.

Thank you!

DonaldFaQ
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by DonaldFaQ » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:48 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:29 pm
3.10 does not fix the sleep bug
Can u tell me, what the "sleep bug" is?
And what is now the recommended FW for an LG BH16NS55 crossflashed as ASUS BW-16D1HT?

st4evr
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by st4evr » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:52 pm

DonaldFaQ wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:48 am
Can u tell me, what the "sleep bug" is?
Forum search function works. Use it. There are hundreds of existing discussions detailing this:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/search.ph ... =sleep+bug

inspg@dget
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by inspg@dget » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:11 pm

I am planning to buy a BW-16D1HT. My local (european) vendor offers two versions BW-16D1HT/B and BW-16D1HT/G. Does anyone know, if one or both versions are compatible with the firmware patches? Thanks in advance

Deraga
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by Deraga » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:57 am

I recently bought another BW-16D1HT and it came with v3.10 and I couldn't do UHD & I was sad. I knew about the issue since I have another BW-16D1HT on v3.02. I used the MK firmware and uploaded it to my drive and now I can read UHD. Thank you so much Mike. You are the bomb!! :D

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Current profile: DVD-ROM
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 3.10
Serial number: KLAJ65D5026
Firmware date: 2119-01-04 10:14
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 72

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Patched (microcode access re-enabled)
Firmware version: 3.10
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

Disc Information
Label: THE_DARK_CRYSTAL
Timestamp: 2018-01-05 14:20:39
Data capacity: 53.9 Gb
Disc type: BD-ROM UHD
Number of layers: 2
Bus encryption flags: 80

Krawk
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by Krawk » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:03 pm

SamuriHL wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:09 pm
But MK 3.10 is a friendly firmware.
This answers my question (hopefully) that I was about to ask. My ASUS BW-16D1HT drive is currently UHD friendly with the current 3.02 firmware. If I download and install MK3.10 (or later??) will the drive still function as a UHD friendly drive in other programs? I pretty much have nothing to lose and what I could gain are possible bug fixes/optimizations?

simonizer
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by simonizer » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:07 am

I tried to update my LG BP55-EB40 using the modified LG flasher with MK firmware. But everytime I attempt to flash it, I get following error code: "Checksum is mismatched. Drive will go to BOOT mode." Any suggestions?

SamuriHL
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Re: Custom firmware pack with LibreDrive patches

Post by SamuriHL » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 pm

Krawk wrote:
SamuriHL wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:09 pm
But MK 3.10 is a friendly firmware.
This answers my question (hopefully) that I was about to ask. My ASUS BW-16D1HT drive is currently UHD friendly with the current 3.02 firmware. If I download and install MK3.10 (or later??) will the drive still function as a UHD friendly drive in other programs? I pretty much have nothing to lose and what I could gain are possible bug fixes/optimizations?
That's correct it will still function as a friendly drive.

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