I know this drive is pretty old, but I came across a cheap Sony DW-G120A that I thought I might crossflash to a LiteOn SHM-165P6S. I’ve downloaded the newest stock firmware (MS0R) for the SHM-165P6S from codeguys.rpc1.org which is available in both an .exe and .bin version. I’ve had some experience with crossflashing before (see sig) but it’s been a while now and although I’ve read over some guides, I want to make sure I have it right.
I basically have two questions. Does the firmware I downloaded have to be patched in any way to allow me to crossflash? Omnipatcher does not work for 5S series onward so I can’t patch it with that if patching is required.
Secondly, I seem to recall one of the drives I crossflashed before was a two step flash. This might have been because one of the firmwares wasn’t stock. As long as I have a stock LiteOn firmware am I good to go with this Sony?