Crossflashing a DH16AASH to iHAS524B?

vbimport

#1

Hi,

I would like to flash an iHAS firmware to my PLDS DH16AASH (firmware SA15), which is a custom LiteOn burner from Acer.

The chipset inside is a Mediatek MT 1879E 0940-CS5L. So I guess it could be also a LiteOn iHAS524B, because these drives also have a MT 1879E chipset…

But I cannot flash the iHAS-firmware, neither with the provided exes from stock firmwares nor with the “Flash utility for LiteOn 6.01”.

I looked around in the forums, but didn’t find any description how to crossflash to iHAS.

What would be the appropriate way to do this?

Thanks.


#2

This doesn’t fully answer your question, but:

Following the current naming scheme for OEM drives, your drive is an iHASxxx [B]A[/B] drive, not a B series–DH16A[B]A[/B]SH. The chipset also aligns with the A series, NOT the B series.


#4

Ok, that’s an important info. So I followed this guide:

But I still cannot find any working iHAS324A flash file that works with the flash utility… Can anyone help me please :slight_smile:

EDIT: Sorry, I did not understand that I actually can choose exe-firmwares in the Flash Utility! Now I have a iHAS324A drive. Any way to change it to iHAS324B?


#5

And I absolutely cannot flash a iHAS324B firmware on this drive?


#6

No. If you managed to do so, the firmware code would not run, and you would end up with a dead drive.

Glad you managed to successfully get it over to a retail firmware version, though. :slight_smile:


#7

Thanks. I know have this one: ATAPI.iHAS524_A.BLC2-B.patched-fr-dl16-eos-eoht.exe

Not sure what these neat features are for, but they sound cool :slight_smile:


#8

And do you know what the iXtreme team modified in the iHAS324B firmware so it can burn oversized images?

Did they binary patch the firmware or completly recompiled it?


#9

I wish I could tell you. From the few times folks here have queried about it, I don’t think they were able to find out what changes were made.


#10

A and B series differ slightly in hardware. That’s why A/B crossflashing attempts usually have undesired results.

Michael