Binflash - NEC/Optiarc firmware flasher and dumper

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#1745

Liggy, just an advice - in the AD-7710H page there is a AD-7717H v102A firmware which seems to have newer strategies compared to v1.01. Would it be possible and safe to flash my 7710H v1.01 with 102A?

And… uh-oh… the readme.txt of v102A talks about 7740H… is it a typo?

Thanks a lot in advance

Maurizio


#1746

[QUOTE=DiNZi;2678787]Hi there, I’m using the ‘Optiarc DVD±RW AD-7200S ATA’ drive and looking at Liggy’s and Dee’s Optiarc Firmwares page. Could someone help, which is the latest firmware out for the AD-7200S drive that I have?

What is the difference between 1.09 and 1.J1? There are also other versions 1.0B, 1.0A and 1.D3. [/QUOTE]
If you look at the overview, you can sort this list by date - just click on the corresponding title. Latest one for AD-7200S should be 1.0B

[QUOTE=cetm;2678862]I’m trying to flash an AD-7261S running firmware 1.03 to 1.Z5.

When trying to flash I get this message:

The firmware file expects a different boot code on your drive.  You are not
allowed to continue.   Drive: 0x3032 - File:0x3232.[/QUOTE]

You would have to apply different bootcode to your drive. However this bootcode is not available for download and I don’t even have it myself.

[QUOTE=mau;2678893]Liggy, just an advice - in the AD-7710H page there is a AD-7717H v102A firmware which seems to have newer strategies compared to v1.01. Would it be possible and safe to flash my 7710H v1.01 with 102A?[/QUOTE]
It could be possible, however 7710H and 7717H have different bootcodes, so this could mean that also the hardware has changed, which could then result in write strategies that may even break your drive. Also transferring the strategies requires a lot of work and will probably give only very minimal benefit, so I’m not going to do this.

[QUOTE=mau;2678893]And… uh-oh… the readme.txt of v102A talks about 7740H… is it a typo?[/QUOTE]
It was a typo. Should be fixed now :slight_smile:
These typos happen when I’m archiving the firmwares. Readme.txt has to be updated manually for each firmware and it might happen that I forget to change a location in that file.


#1747

[QUOTE=Liggy;2678926]If you look at the overview, you can sort this list by date - just click on the corresponding title. Latest one for AD-7200S should be 1.0B[/QUOTE]

Ah, I see it, cheers!


#1748

[QUOTE=Liggy;2678926]
You would have to apply different bootcode to your drive. However this bootcode is not available for download and I don’t even have it myself.
[/QUOTE]

Is there anything I can do to get you the bootcode?


#1749

[QUOTE=cetm;2678960]Is there anything I can do to get you the bootcode?[/QUOTE]
You would need a drive that comes with this bootcode (ideally a drive with a 1.Z* firmware)


#1750

[QUOTE=Liggy;2679003]You would need a drive that comes with this bootcode (ideally a drive with a 1.Z* firmware)[/QUOTE]

I must be missing something. :confused:

I’ve got an AD-7261S with factory firmware of 1.03 with a bootcode of 0x3032.

How do I get 1.Z* firmware on the driver as the bootcode is different?

Would an older version of 1.Z* work?


#1751

[QUOTE=cetm;2679059]I’ve got an AD-7261S with factory firmware of 1.03 with a bootcode of 0x3032.

How do I get 1.Z* firmware on the driver as the bootcode is different?[/QUOTE]
You won’t - unless you get hold of a drive that already has the 0x3232 bootcode or find someone else who has and then extract it from there and apply this bootcode to your drive.

Would an older version of 1.Z* work?

No. It would also require the 0x3232 bootcode that your drive doesn’t have.

Why do you want to use 1.Z5 at all?


#1752

[QUOTE=Liggy;2679088]
Why do you want to use 1.Z5 at all?[/QUOTE]

I was wanting riplock removed.


#1753

[QUOTE=cetm;2679116]I was wanting riplock removed.[/QUOTE]
That’s included in all non-orig firmwares you can find on my site - however for quite a while there doesn’t seem to be a riplock in the desktop drives at all. However I still disable the code that checks for a VIDEO_TS folder in all firmware patches


#1754

Binflash has been updated to version 1.63 to include support for the LiteOn iHAS124 W drive and also uses a different flashing method for the AD-7280S drives series to match the original Optiarc flasher.

Before Optiarc decided to go out of business, the iHAS124W drive probably should have been named Optiarc AD-7320S. Flashing this drive has not been tested yet, so there is a slight chance that this will not work properly.

This drive does not use the NEC/Optiarc bitsetting commands, so bitsetting is not supported by Binflash and no bitsetting patches are available. Chances are however (yet unverified) that the drive will support LiteOn bitsetting commands, so e.g. Nero DiscSpeed might work instead.


#1755

Hi Liggy,
As I understand in many postings here, the firmware for e.g. BD-5640 or BD-5850 (optiarc) is encrypted and therefore it’s not possible to have a RPC mod. right? So I found the offical firmware for BD-5850 on the Sony website http://esupport.sony.com/CA/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=SVL24115FDB&upd_id=7690&os_group_id=6
I am curious to know if it’s possible to modify the firmware using this update?


#1756

I haven’t even been able to extract the actual firmware from that file. :frowning:

But it’s likely to be encrypted and only in the drive it’s usually stored unencrypted. I forwarded an unencrypted firmware to some people but never got any feedback, so it looks like nobody managed to locate the encryption/decryption routine or at least find out what algorithm is used.


#1757

So basicallly, I wan’t to know if it’s possible to turn my Optiarc AD-7700h into a Optiarc AD-7203A.


#1758

Nope. These drives have completely different hardware.


#1759

Can’t flash my Optiarc AD-7717H, any chance support could be added?

identify.txt contents:

— Start of identification —
Version: 1.63
Normal : Optiarc - DVD±RW AD-7717H - 102A
Boot : Optiarc - DVD RW AD-7717H - 0001
|Sony Optiarc Inc. AD-7717H |
0000000000000000000800000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
4737324147373241302E3132XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX79FF0000
000000000000000000040000000000000000000000000000000000004BXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXFFFFFFFF
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
— End of identification

Cheers! :slight_smile:


#1760

Thanks


#1761

[QUOTE=Liggy;2651056]There is no 3APH firmware on my page because nobody provided this version to me hint[/QUOTE]

Still need it?

— Start of identification —
Version: 1.63
Normal : OPTIARC - DVD RW AD-5970H - 3APH
Boot : OPTIARC - DVD RW AD-5970H - 0001
|Sony Optiarc Inc. AD-5970H |
0000000000000001000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
5139374151393741302E3032XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX0FFF0702
0002000000000000000400000000000000000000000000000000000038XXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXFC000000
F100E001FCFFFE2A00010001
— End of identification —

Here’s the dump I uploaded;

[B]http://www.fileconvoy.com/dfl.php?id=g7a516341e7ade33d999290383d718b67d65364987[/B]


#1762

Hi.

I could do with some custom firmware for this drive.

The drive is in a Samsung 700Z laptop (NP700Z5A-S05UK).

I could not dump the firmware with Binflash (“Dumping your drive’s firmware is not yet supported”).

Here is the drive information file written by Binflash:

— Start of identification —
Version: 1.63
Normal : Optiarc - DVD RW AD-7980H - 2.X4
Boot : Optiarc - DVD RW AD-7980H - 0001
|Sony Optiarc Inc. AD-7980H |
0000000000000000000000000000200000000000000000000000000000000000
4739384147393841302E3038XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX7FFF0000
0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000075XXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFC00007300106500FFFFFFFF
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
— End of identification —


#1763

Identify info for LiteOn iHAS120 X with firmware FL01. The drive obeys the NEC bitsetting commands issued by ImgBurn and rejects all else bitsetting or advanced ones, except Liteon’s that are simply ignored.

— Start of identification —
Version: 1.63
Normal : ATAPI - iHAS120 X - FL01
Boot : ATAPI - iHAS120 X - 0001
|PLDS CORPORATION iHAS120 |
0000000000000000000000000000000000000000020000000000000000000000
4733323547333235302E3035XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX7EFF0000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000A1XXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXFC07796600006600FC73070000017A00FFFFFFFF
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
— End of identification —

Although not supported in theory by Binflash, I’ve been able to dump the firmware:
http://www.fileconvoy.com/dfl.php?id=g1bc969e9d946b0fc999301636dd49af7253847f7c
(more in case it’s useful for anybody…)

This model seems to have two official firmwares, FL01 and FL02 (Google). Now I’ve got one :p. But neither Liteon’s SmartPack detects newer firmwares (or is FL01 newer than FL02? two hw versions?) nor I’m able to locate a manual solution to flash FL02, official or not.

I’d like to try FL02 if possible because it should be more modern, it could fix some POST annoyances I’m having since I installed this drive, and to see if it can burn better my Verbatim 8x +RW’s (MKM-A03-00). Unlike my other burners that do a first zone at 6x, this recorder goes at 8x from the beginning, what could be the cause of two problems: it often fails and “falls back” to 3x (btw it always full-formats the discs at this strange speed) and recorded discs use to have a “bad quality spike” at the beginning plus a worse first zone according to Nero CD-DVD Speed (a pity because the rest is excellent).


#1764

The iHAS120 X seems to be similar to the iHAS124 W, however the drives have different bootcodes.

Where did you see FL02? I would think it shouldn’t be too complicated to turn the file into a version you could flash with Binflash.