100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

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platinumjsi
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by platinumjsi » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:26 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:42 am
platinumjsi wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:24 am
Ok I had a look at it and wasn't confident if someone else would be able to create me a rom that would be much appreciated, I can send over the rom I pulled from the drive.
Sure if you don't want to put it here email it to me billycar5924@gmail.com
Awesome thanks, ill email it over now :)

Billycar11
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:52 am

platinumjsi wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:26 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:42 am
platinumjsi wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:24 am
Ok I had a look at it and wasn't confident if someone else would be able to create me a rom that would be much appreciated, I can send over the rom I pulled from the drive.
Sure if you don't want to put it here email it to me billycar5924@gmail.com
Awesome thanks, ill email it over now :)
Yup got it and sent it back
not sure what drive you have you never said and it was just labeled dump so I just put it in an Asus 3.02 it will work on any drive that's uhd friendly so don't worry if you don't have an asus

classek
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by classek » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:28 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:27 am
classek wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Hi everyone. I used the Windows Method up until step 7 for dumping the 1.03 firmware that came with my ASUS BW-16D1HT drive. Would someone please create the downgraded firmware for the drive. I have attached the 1.03 firmware dump of my drive.

Thank you,
classek,

I assume you mean your's came with fw 3.03??

Anyway, here is an ASUS 3.02 created using your dump. Let us know how you go..

classek-ASUS_BW16D1HT_3.02.bin.zip
Thanks MartyMcNuts i flashed it with the rom and can now read uhd discs. Thanks again..:)

kkahn
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by kkahn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:32 am

Is EEPROM Data Mover just as good as the WinHex method?

MartyMcNuts
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:50 am

kkahn wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:32 am
Is EEPROM Data Mover just as good as the WinHex method?
I haven't had any issues with it!

linzi90
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by linzi90 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:51 am

classek wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:28 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:27 am
classek wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Hi everyone. I used the Windows Method up until step 7 for dumping the 1.03 firmware that came with my ASUS BW-16D1HT drive. Would someone please create the downgraded firmware for the drive. I have attached the 1.03 firmware dump of my drive.

Thank you,
classek,

I assume you mean your's came with fw 3.03??

Anyway, here is an ASUS 3.02 created using your dump. Let us know how you go..

classek-ASUS_BW16D1HT_3.02.bin.zip
Thanks MartyMcNuts i flashed it with the rom and can now read uhd discs. Thanks again..:)
Hi I am new here with a drive with fw 3.03
Can I use this file that worked to classek ? what do I need to downgrade ( with the file ) ?

Billycar11
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:40 pm

linzi90 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:51 am
Hi I am new here with a drive with fw 3.03
Can I use this file that worked to classek ? what do I need to downgrade ( with the file ) ?
No you can't use someone else's file it will brick your drive. Read the first page it tells you how to downgrade.

zuluzkiller
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by zuluzkiller » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Hi all,

I'm still unable to read any UHD disk despite being able to flash it to 3.01 or 3.02. My drive was manufactured in May 2018 came with 3.03, not sure if this has anything to do with it. If anyone has some ideas, it will be highly appreciated.

Billycar11
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:09 am

zuluzkiller wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Hi all,

I'm still unable to read any UHD disk despite being able to flash it to 3.01 or 3.02. My drive was manufactured in May 2018 came with 3.03, not sure if this has anything to do with it. If anyone has some ideas, it will be highly appreciated.
Can it read any disk after it was flashed?

linzi90
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by linzi90 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:09 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:40 pm
linzi90 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:51 am
Hi I am new here with a drive with fw 3.03
Can I use this file that worked to classek ? what do I need to downgrade ( with the file ) ?
No you can't use someone else's file it will brick your drive. Read the first page it tells you how to downgrade.
Thanks, but this is the only procedure ? is it mandatory ? I have some difficulties for the dumping section.
Is there not a version that can be flashed in the drive directly without this procedure?

Jobber72
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS

Post by Jobber72 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:36 am

r3dstang66 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:40 am

Hey Jobber i'm just bought mine too with 3.03. Why did you go for the 3.01 instead of the 3.02? Better speed? Reliability?
No particular reason. It's working great. If anyone can tell me benefits of 3.02 over 3.01 I might upgrade it, but why change something that is working fine? (Sorry for the long delay in replying; have been traveling extensively for weeks).

Cheers.

zuluzkiller
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by zuluzkiller » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:58 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:09 am
zuluzkiller wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Hi all,

I'm still unable to read any UHD disk despite being able to flash it to 3.01 or 3.02. My drive was manufactured in May 2018 came with 3.03, not sure if this has anything to do with it. If anyone has some ideas, it will be highly appreciated.
Can it read any disk after it was flashed?
Yes it can DVD, BD etc. when I insert UHD disk, it will do loud seek for long time then it just stops and drive reports that it is empty.

jonghotti
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by jonghotti » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:02 pm

I've seen that behavior more than once recently. It's gotten to the point where I'll flash a drive twice, and always force the drive to reboot by closing the dosflash window and then opening it again to verify the drive is recognized as having the new firmware.

Billycar11
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Billycar11 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:08 pm

zuluzkiller wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:58 pm
Yes it can DVD, BD etc. when I insert UHD disk, it will do loud seek for long time then it just stops and drive reports that it is empty.
i only ran in to one asus drive like that once it had a 8/18 build date and on the original firmware it would read everything fine but UHD disks but on any other firmware it would read regular blurays slow like 2x speed and would take 35mins to even see a uhd disk maybe on that one and yours asus had an old lg drive that was ns40 or something and just put it in.

Markdotjames
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Re: 100% Firmware Downgrade for ASUS BW-16D1HT and LG BH16NS55

Post by Markdotjames » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:55 pm

Hi All,
I have a BH16NS40 on FW 1.03
I have dumped the firmware but I am struggling to find the clean FW to do the merge, the zippyshare link is trying to install some messenger software and that scares me, does anyone have an alternative option please?

Many Thanks in advance

Mark

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