Binflash - NEC/Optiarc firmware flasher and dumper

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#1785

[QUOTE=Albert;2692358]Liggy is a bit busy dealing with quite a few projects. Patience, patience, and maybe you’ll get a favorable reply. ;)[/QUOTE]

Seems you’re not his speaker after all… and after now 3 weeks I say again, too bad but I guess now really not!

:cool:


#1786

Binflash v1.62 GUI does not work on Windows 2000 SP4. It just says that “Error executing program”.

[B]Liggy[/B] - thank you very much for the link! [U]NECWinFlash v1.61 GUI that does work on Win2k SP4 just right[/U]! 1.63 failed as well, so might the 1.61 should be on your main site to download for W2k users by default?

You can try this link for downloading a Binflash 1.61 version that should be compatible with W2K.

It is! :slight_smile: Thanks a lot!

You are aware that your OS is out of support for quite a while and probably has many security holes?

Of course I’m. But I like it… :iagree: :stuck_out_tongue: So what the hell, few holes there and where… who cares? Win7 has holes as well… everyone is buggy. However I did not catch any virus as of it yet. Todays maybe a tweked W2k system with HW firewall is better that Win7 or Win8 - because virust won’t run on it! :bigsmile:


#1787

BTW, I would like to mention that I bought a Sony Optiarc AD-7261S and sucesfully flashed it with your flasher v1.61 (even dumped the original v1.03 firmware as test) and everything worked just fine.
Installed W2k SP4, Sapphire A9RX480 “Grouper” mobo.
Thanks a lot!

So the AD-7261 drive are not “supposed to works”, it is now a tested that it works. SATA set in bios to “look” as oridinary PATA device, but that is normal setting, right?

…now only if my trusty old good Nero v6.6.0.13 worked with the drive :frowning: It sadly does not. I have to update the Nero and I did not want to do that :frowning: (it hangs on “scanning the bus”) …


#1788

Sony Optiarc BC-5500H Not supported :frowning:

Identify.txt

Please provide the following information at http://club.myce.com/showthread.php?t=105676
— Start of identification —
Version: 1.63
Normal : Optiarc - BD ROM BC-5500H - 1.70
Boot : Optiarc - BD ROM BC-5500H - 0002
|Sony Optiarc Inc. BC-5500H |
0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
4335304143353041312E3730XXXXXXXXXXXX4143520000XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
— End of identification —


#1789

[QUOTE=digitalspider;2698779]Sony Optiarc BC-5500H Not supported :([/QUOTE]
And probably never will be due to limitations in the original firmwares. The best I could do would be flashing the same way the original flasher does - no possibility to flash between different OEM firmwares.


#1790

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

Nobody had provided this version to you so far wink wink nudge nudge check your PMs


#1791
--- Start of identification ---
Version: 1.63
Normal : Optiarc  - BD RW BD-5750H   - B892
Boot   : Optiarc  - BD RW BD-5750H   - 0003
|************************************************|
0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
4237354541303030302E3141
--- End of identification ---

#1792

Sorry, but no further support for the Blu-Ray drives possible in Binflash.

There seems to be no way to extract firmwares and also the available firmwares are encrypted without a known way to decrypt (and optionally patch) them.


#1793

Please provide the following information at http://club.myce.com/showthread.php?t=105676
— Start of identification —
Version: 1.63
Normal : Optiarc - BD RW BD-5750H - B892
Boot : Optiarc - BD RW BD-5750H - 0003
|************************************************|
0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
4237354541303030302E3141
— End of identification —


#1794

Just like I wrote in the post above yours:

Sorry, but no further support for the Blu-Ray drives possible in Binflash.


#1795

Thx mate.

Any chance to change booktype somehow?


#1796

Unfortunately not. Only what is supported by the installed firmware. :frowning:


#1797

I am a newbie here. My Lenovo laptop has an Optiarc AD-7710H drive with Driver version 6.1.7601.17514 date 21-06-2006. My drive had Region Code 1 and had run out of all the user resets permissible. It had 4 Manufacturer resets left. I wanted to make the drive Region Free.

I did the following as per the instructions in this forum and related pages.

  1. Downloaded Liggy and Dee’s page Binflash GUI v1.63 and extracted all files.

  2. Downloaded drivers for the above drive "Optiarc AD-7710H 1.01 Firmware"
    The following were included files.
    readme.txt - This file
    101_orig.bin - Unmodified Optiarc AD-7710H firmware 1.01
    101_fast.bin - 1.01 firmware including Riplock patch
    101_rpc1.bin - 1.01 firmware including Riplock and RPC1 patch
    101_auto.bin - 1.01 firmware including Riplock and auto-reset patch
    101bt_orig.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype patch
    101bt_fast.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype and Riplock patch
    101bt_rpc1.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype, Riplock and RPC1 patch
    101bt_auto.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype, Riplock and auto-reset patch

  3. I dumped the original driver.

  4. I flashed the drive with option “101bt_rpc1.bin - 1.01 firmware” driver. No errors were reported and there was a message saying I need to reboot the system which I did subsequently.

  5. I ran the binflash GUI and did scan. It gave the following on screen.
    Binflash - NEC GUI version - © by Liggy, Herrie and r-man
    http://binflash.cdfreaks.com

GUI version v1.63
Drive interface v1.52
NEC interface v1.63
NEC internal v1.63

  1. In bitflash clicked on Region, it says
    REGION CONTROL RPC1
    Current Region: n/a
    User Changes Left: n/a
    Vendor Changes Left: n/a

  2. I went to the drive properties. It shows the following.
    Device Type: DVD-CD-ROM drives
    Manufacturer: [Standard CD-ROM Drives]
    Location: 1
    Status: Working properly.
    It DOES NOT show the REGION TAB.

  3. I inserted a Region 2 DVD in the drive. It did not recognise it or open it. I used VLC Media player. I inserted a Region 1 DVD drive. It plays without problem in VLC.

Did I miss anything/do something wrong? Is it possible for me to correct it?

Thanks in advance to Liggy and others.


#1798

Windows 7 Home Basic SP1, 64 Bit Operating system.
Used the Win x64 GUI version of binflash. Thank you. Joe.

[QUOTE=joemanjo;2728499]I am a newbie here. My Lenovo laptop has an Optiarc AD-7710H drive with Driver version 6.1.7601.17514 date 21-06-2006. My drive had Region Code 1 and had run out of all the user resets permissible. It had 4 Manufacturer resets left. I wanted to make the drive Region Free.

I did the following as per the instructions in this forum and related pages.

  1. Downloaded Liggy and Dee’s page Binflash GUI v1.63 and extracted all files.

  2. Downloaded drivers for the above drive "Optiarc AD-7710H 1.01 Firmware"
    The following were included files.
    readme.txt - This file
    101_orig.bin - Unmodified Optiarc AD-7710H firmware 1.01
    101_fast.bin - 1.01 firmware including Riplock patch
    101_rpc1.bin - 1.01 firmware including Riplock and RPC1 patch
    101_auto.bin - 1.01 firmware including Riplock and auto-reset patch
    101bt_orig.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype patch
    101bt_fast.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype and Riplock patch
    101bt_rpc1.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype, Riplock and RPC1 patch
    101bt_auto.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype, Riplock and auto-reset patch

  3. I dumped the original driver.

  4. I flashed the drive with option “101bt_rpc1.bin - 1.01 firmware” driver. No errors were reported and there was a message saying I need to reboot the system which I did subsequently.

  5. I ran the binflash GUI and did scan. It gave the following on screen.
    Binflash - NEC GUI version - © by Liggy, Herrie and r-man
    http://binflash.cdfreaks.com

GUI version v1.63
Drive interface v1.52
NEC interface v1.63
NEC internal v1.63

  1. In bitflash clicked on Region, it says
    REGION CONTROL RPC1
    Current Region: n/a
    User Changes Left: n/a
    Vendor Changes Left: n/a

  2. I went to the drive properties. It shows the following.
    Device Type: DVD-CD-ROM drives
    Manufacturer: [Standard CD-ROM Drives]
    Location: 1
    Status: Working properly.
    It DOES NOT show the REGION TAB.

  3. I inserted a Region 2 DVD in the drive. It did not recognise it or open it. I used VLC Media player. I inserted a Region 1 DVD drive. It plays without problem in VLC.

Did I miss anything/do something wrong? Is it possible for me to correct it?

Thanks in advance to Liggy and others.[/QUOTE]


#1799

First: firmware isn’t the same thing as an operating system driver. Firmware, in this case, is the stuff running on the drive allowing it to control itself at a basic level. Just for future reference. :wink: (That means the driver version you listed is just the version of a generic Windows driver, and doesn’t reflect the firmware version you had on your drive beforehand.)

Second: Windows 7 STRONGLY prefers RPC2 drives. You are better off using the RPC2 firmware that automatically resets the region change counter upon reboot.

Third: it might be worth it to find out what firmware version your drive actually had, as it could be newer than the 1.01 firmware you downloaded, and maybe it could be useful to others to have the newer version. And be sure to have a copy that old firmware in a safe place.


#1800

Hi Albert: Thank you for your reply.

#1. Yes, I stand corrected. I used the terms rather loosely, shows how unfamiliar I am on the subject. I used the binflash Scan button (-scan option equivalent) in the GUI version. It did not display any firmware version, showed the same screen info that I posted here under #5 before flashing the drive. So I did not know how to proceed.

#2. I was not aware of the Windows 7 issue. I tried to follow faithfully the instructions given here and elsewhere. Probably should have read up more posts I guess to find out about this. Can I get hold of an RPC2 firmware that does what you mentioned for DVD drive in question? I could not find the same in Liggy’s page.

#3. I do have the dump of the firmware. Should I post it somewhere in the forum? Can I find out the version number from it?

Thanks again,
Joe.

[QUOTE=Albert;2728533]First: firmware isn’t the same thing as an operating system driver. Firmware, in this case, is the stuff running on the drive allowing it to control itself at a basic level. Just for future reference. :wink: (That means the driver version you listed is just the version of a generic Windows driver, and doesn’t reflect the firmware version you had on your drive beforehand.)

Second: Windows 7 STRONGLY prefers RPC2 drives. You are better off using the RPC2 firmware that automatically resets the region change counter upon reboot.

Third: it might be worth it to find out what firmware version your drive actually had, as it could be newer than the 1.01 firmware you downloaded, and maybe it could be useful to others to have the newer version. And be sure to have a copy that old firmware in a safe place.[/QUOTE]


#1801

The current firmware version of the drive should be shown along with the drive name in the Binflash window – so you should see something like “Optiarc DVDRW AD-7710H 1.01”, where the 1.01 is the firmware version. Other bits of software may do the same thing or something similar.

Now, to find out your old firmware version, you can pretend you are going to flash that old firmware. Binflash should alert you, saying something like “You are about to flash firmware version XYZ for drive ABC. Continue?” Since that window tells you what version you would be about to flash before you flash it, you can check it and just say “No” or “Cancel”.

See if this guide mimics the version of Binflash you are using: http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/How-to-Flash/binflashgui

Now, for the auto-reset firmware, see the bold:

  1. Downloaded drivers for the above drive "Optiarc AD-7710H 1.01 Firmware"
    The following were included files.
    readme.txt - This file
    101_orig.bin - Unmodified Optiarc AD-7710H firmware 1.01
    101_fast.bin - 1.01 firmware including Riplock patch
    101_rpc1.bin - 1.01 firmware including Riplock and RPC1 patch
    101_[B]auto[/B].bin - 1.01 firmware including Riplock and [B]auto-reset patch[/B]
    101bt_orig.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype patch
    101bt_fast.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype and Riplock patch
    101bt_rpc1.bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype, Riplock and RPC1 patch
    101bt_[B]auto[/B].bin - 1.01 firmware including booktype, Riplock and [B]auto-reset patch[/B]

The RPC2 [I]auto-reset[/I] patch is what you want. :slight_smile:


#1802

Hi Albert: The original firmware version shows “A833” as in the attached image. That is not familiar, is that a later version? Is there a place I could upload it for people to use?

Could I just go ahead and flash with RPC2 1.01 auto-reset version available at Liggy’s website? There is also a 1.V0 version available for the same drive. I am unfamiliar with the version nomenclature, could you please guide me on the version I should use here?

http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/Optiarc-AD-7710H/

Thank you,
Joe.

[QUOTE=Albert;2728556]The current firmware version of the drive should be shown along with the drive name in the Binflash window – so you should see something like “Optiarc DVDRW AD-7710H 1.01”, where the 1.01 is the firmware version. Other bits of software may do the same thing or something similar.

Now, to find out your old firmware version, you can pretend you are going to flash that old firmware. Binflash should alert you, saying something like “You are about to flash firmware version XYZ for drive ABC. Continue?” Since that window tells you what version you would be about to flash before you flash it, you can check it and just say “No” or “Cancel”.

See if this guide mimics the version of Binflash you are using: http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/How-to-Flash/binflashgui

Now, for the auto-reset firmware, see the bold:
The RPC2 auto-reset patch is what you want. :)[/QUOTE]



#1803

Looking at the different strategy versions ( http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/Optiarc-AD-7710H/ -> “Overview on the strategies used”), there doesn’t appear to be much difference, so using 1.01 is probably just fine.

On the same page for the AD-7710H, you see a firmware for the 7717H, and a note that it should be compatible with the 7710H. The firmware for that (102A) is a bit newer than 1.01/1.V0. It’s up to you to try that out, but given than you know 1.01 works otherwise, I would just stay with 1.01.

As for sharing a copy of the A833 firmware: Put a copy of the A833 firmware file into a .zip file. How large is the resulting .zip file?


#1804

It is 825Kb and exceeds the forum limit.

[QUOTE=Albert;2728662]

As for sharing a copy of the A833 firmware: Put a copy of the A833 firmware file into a .zip file. How large is the resulting .zip file?[/QUOTE]