Applying proper 1.30 firmware update to BDR-207M

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#1

I purchased a BDR-207MBK recently (wanted BDXL support, 2207 was almost $30+) and want to update to the current 1.30 firmware but I don’t see it listed here or on httpxx://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html#firmware1


#2

[QUOTE=super vegeta ss;2663353]I purchased a BDR-207MBK recently (wanted BDXL support, 2207 was almost $30+) and want to update to the current 1.30 firmware but I don’t see it listed here or on httpxx://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html#firmware1[/QUOTE]

If your drive was specifically marketed/sold as a BDR-207MBK model, then it probably uses the GENERAL kernel.

Run the BDR-207EBK/BDR-207UBK/BDR-2207 1.30 firmware updater and have a look in the command window which opens when you run the flasher to see which kernel your drive uses. If your kernel is indeed GENERAL, then you’re our of luck as Pioneer has not released a 1.30 firmware update for models using this kernel yet. This is safe to do. It will not harm your drive in any way.

If by any chance your kernel is ID58 (not very likely I would think, but you never know) then you can use the BDR-207J updater. If it is ID43 (even less likely) then you can use the BDR-S07 updater.


#3

Thanks but I’ve tried that firmware as well as the 1.30 firmwares for ID43, 58 & 60 (httpxx://www.firmwarehq.com/Pioneer/BDR-207M/files.html) without luck so my drive must be “general”. Kinda pisses me off, sent an e-mail off to Pioneer and see if they’ll respond…till then holding off on my purchase of a 2208. Thanks


#4

“must be” no no.

Run dvrflash as a starter!!


#5

I was under the impression dvrflash (2.7.7) didn’t support the BDR-206/BDR-207 drives. I’ll have to give it a try, thanks


#6

[QUOTE=super vegeta ss;2663530]I was under the impression dvrflash (2.7.7) didn’t support the BDR-206/BDR-207 drives. I’ll have to give it a try, thanks[/QUOTE]

True when it comes to flashing, but it will still give a report nevertheless.

By the way, someone has just posted a BDR-207M 1.30 firmware (for drives with the GENERAL kernel ID) here: http://club.myce.com/f61/post-new-firmware-tool-announcements-here-blu-ray-hd-dvd-drives-only-223975/#post2663696

I had a quick look at it with a hex editor and it looks genuine.


#7

[QUOTE=cvs;2663699]True when it comes to flashing, but it will still give a report nevertheless.

By the way, someone has just posted a BDR-207M 1.30 firmware (for drives with the GENERAL kernel ID) here: http://club.myce.com/f61/post-new-firmware-tool-announcements-here-blu-ray-hd-dvd-drives-only-223975/#post2663696

I had a quick look at it with a hex editor and it looks genuine.[/QUOTE]

Thank-you very much, that firmware worked perfectly. As for dvrflash, I ran it but it didn’t display the kernel ID (i run 64bit).


#8

[QUOTE=super vegeta ss;2663771]Thank-you very much, that firmware worked perfectly. As for dvrflash, I ran it but it didn’t display the kernel ID (i run 64bit).[/QUOTE]

You must use it properly by adding option -v!!


#9

As I mentioned in this thread I can not update my BDR-207MBK, but with every firmware I downloaded I’ve got an error “Available target not found”.
On this page from firmwarehq there is some other firmware listed for my device the firmware wich are distinguished by ID and appear in the list even firmware that originally are for other devices (BDR-207UBK, BDR-207JBK, BDR-S07).
How can I identify the ID of my device?
I tried dvrflash (also with -v option, something like “dvrflash.exe -v”) but without success.
Can someone help me?


#10

[QUOTE=duke;2672121]As I mentioned in this thread I can not update my BDR-207MBK, but with every firmware I downloaded I’ve got an error “Available target not found”.
On this page from firmwarehq there is some other firmware listed for my device the firmware wich are distinguished by ID and appear in the list even firmware that originally are for other devices (BDR-207UBK, BDR-207JBK, BDR-S07).
How can I identify the ID of my device?
[B]I tried dvrflash (also with -v option, something like “dvrflash.exe -v”) but without success.[/B]
Can someone help me?[/QUOTE]

Then you did something wrong.

What was the (error)message?


#11

Maybe you just forgot to add the proper driveletter to the commandline?


#12

Thank you guys!
With the correct command dvdrflash give me the answer!
I was missing the drive letter.
I’ve updateted the firmware successfully!
Thanks again!