[QUOTE=Albert;2783447]Let me explain a little differently.
For this particular drive, you take this Flash Utility http://club.myce.com/f44/flash-utility-plds-liteon-based-optical-drives-v7-2-0-a-190420/
(notice the capitalization I use; when capitalized, I’m referring to that specific utility)
And the AL14.bin file (download the .rar file, and the .bin file is inside).
Flash the AL14.bin file to the drive using Flash Utility.
From there, you can flash anything from AL15 to AL1B (or anything later, should something magically pop up years later).
Repeat the process if you need to downgrade again. (Say, you realize that AL16 was best, and you’re on AL18 again. Flash back down to AL14, then upgrade to AL16.)
For other drives, you would do something similar. If you had the unique unlocked .bin files, that would be easier, as you could just flash to that firmware, but at the LEAST, you get the oldest .bin file you can find, which will allow you to use the official locked firmware flashers to get whichever firmware you want.
I apologize for the confusion.[/QUOTE]
You helped me out earlier, I was the one that created a new thread regarding downgrading my IHAS324 B drive.
I’d noticed this thread before posting about my issue and didn’t achieve any success with this method yet in this instance it was a success for this member.
I know its a bit redundant bringing this up now that I’ve successfully downgraded through an alternative method but I was just curious all the same, I could NOT flash the AL14.bin file you provided using the LiteOn Flash Utility either 6.0.1 or 7.2.0.
My IHAS324 B had the latest firmware AL1B
Thanks again for all your assistance!