LibreDrive for LG WH16NS60 and other UHD Friendly Drives

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OpenRift
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LibreDrive for LG WH16NS60 and other UHD Friendly Drives

Post by OpenRift » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:52 pm

Is this currently being worked on? Can it be done? I hope so...

Billycar11
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Re: LibreDrive for LG WH16NS60 and other UHD Friendly Drives

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:53 pm

OpenRift wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Is this currently being worked on? Can it be done? I hope so...
it is done but you need fw 1.00 just downgrade it

OpenRift
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Re: LibreDrive for LG WH16NS60 and other UHD Friendly Drives

Post by OpenRift » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:14 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:53 pm
OpenRift wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Is this currently being worked on? Can it be done? I hope so...
it is done but you need fw 1.00 just downgrade it
I would, if it wasn't such a pain and a risk. Last time I tried doing it with the WH16NS40 and I basically broke it.

SamuriHL
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Re: LibreDrive for LG WH16NS60 and other UHD Friendly Drives

Post by SamuriHL » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:55 pm

The NS60 is fairly trivial to downgrade. There's literally only 2 firmware for this drive and no "revisions" like with the NS40. You grab the patched windows flasher and the 1.00 firmware for this drive and flash it. Done.

Billycar11
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Re: LibreDrive for LG WH16NS60 and other UHD Friendly Drives

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:15 pm

OpenRift wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:14 pm
I would, if it wasn't such a pain and a risk. Last time I tried doing it with the WH16NS40 and I basically broke it.
me and other members of the community have made it much easier there is no need for the data mover tool and dumps of original firmware anymore

check out these links,
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18873#p70284
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933

captricky
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Re: LibreDrive for LG WH16NS60 and other UHD Friendly Drives

Post by captricky » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:45 am

I had success downgrading my brand new WH16NS60. Everything worked as advertised and the result is I now have drive capable of ripping UHD Blu Rays. Thanks, here's the drive data...I notice the unrestricted speed is not enabled yet.
NS60 UHD Disc MKV.JPG
NS60 UHD Disc MKV.JPG (37.79 KiB) Viewed 2630 times
Next I tried the downgrade on my two year old WH16NS40 and I think it is now unusable. The downgrade from firmware v1.02-AO was going fine until about 97 % complete I got this....
White Flash Error at 97pct.JPG
White Flash Error at 97pct.JPG (23.02 KiB) Viewed 2630 times
After closing out the downgrade tool and rebooting I tried again, as the firmware was still showing the same as when I started. The second attempt finished successfully and the drive info was this....
NS40 after Downgrade.JPG
NS40 after Downgrade.JPG (29.2 KiB) Viewed 2630 times
Looked good but when I tried to read a disc the drive does not spin up at all no matter what kind disc is inserted. The OS shows the drive correctly in Explorer, and the MakeMKV sees it and returns correct drive info, but nothing will read. After looking at the LG support site it seems the WH16NS40 has quite a few instances of not reading discs.

Anyway, I'm glad I've got one good drive that can rip up to UHD discs. If anyone has any ideas on reviving the 40 let me know. Thanks for the hard work in getting the Libre Drive working.

PS- Found a post regarding the SVC Code on the drive label needs to be NS50 for the downgrade on work on the WH16NS40. My drive has NS40 so my bad for not seeing that before attempting the downgrade. Label also shows manufacture date of Nov 2014...way older than I thought. New one from Amazon for $58 on the way...

OpenRift
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Re: LibreDrive for LG WH16NS60 and other UHD Friendly Drives

Post by OpenRift » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:43 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:15 pm
OpenRift wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:14 pm
I would, if it wasn't such a pain and a risk. Last time I tried doing it with the WH16NS40 and I basically broke it.
me and other members of the community have made it much easier there is no need for the data mover tool and dumps of original firmware anymore

check out these links,
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18873#p70284
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933
OH MY GOD THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU ARE A GOD

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