DVR-106D can't update firmware

Hi,i have a Pioneer DVR-106D(BK) drive and i want to update firmware,but whatever release (Flashman,Pioneer original and others mentioned in this forum) i try all of them telling that can’t find a drive :a .That drive i have taken out from I-O Data external DVD drive case(DVR-UEP4D),it’s working fine but i want faster ripping speed and maybe it can burn dvd+rw faster than x2.4?Can somebody give me a clue how to flash the firmware for this drive?
Thanks.

This is an OEM drive.

You ronly chance is to convert it into a true Pioneer drive aka crossflashing using DVRFlash!

Hi,i tried to use dvrflash v2.1.1 and half of the way everything goes fine but when finally i enter the last command * DVRFlash -vf 0.0.0 R5100004.133 R5100104.133 *
i get an error that:
fopen(): No such file or directory (EMOEMT)
Can’t open firmware file ‘R5100004.133’ .
What i’m doing wrong?Do i need to download firmware file from somewhere or what?
Here is whta readme telling :
5/ Now that you have found your device, you can enter the command:

DVRFlash -vf 1.0.0 R5100004.133 R5100104.133 .

Thanks :smiley:

There is only 1 commandline you have to enter to flash your drive…

fopen(): No such file or directory (EMOEMT)
Can’t open firmware file ‘R5100004.133’ .

Isn’t that enough info?

Man, this line in the README is just an EXAMPLE!
You must use the correct names of the firmware you wanna flash.

They should be named like Rxxxx006.xxx (kernel) and Rxxxx106.xxx (normal firmware) !
You can extract them from an official updater with WinRAR 3.x.

I get one from OEM_Pioneer_DVR-106_UNIVERSAL_Flash_1.0 named R6100006.105 and another one named R6100106.107 and taht is not working.Now error tels that can’t open the device R6100006.105 :a .Sorry for my stupidity in searching,can you link me in the place where i can find those 2 magic working files?
Thanks.

They are the correct ones!

Open a command prompt (DOS) window using “cmd”.
Enter “cd” to navigate to the root of the drive.
Use “cd” command to navigate to the folder where dvrflash and the two files are located.
Then run DVRFlash with:

DVRFlash -vf X: R6100006.105 R6100106.107

(replace X with the correct driveletter!)

…enter “y” when asked to flash the drive.

I don’t know what was wrong bus just minutes ago i downloaded the same file(Flashman’s OEM_Pioneer_DVR-106_UNIVERSAL_Flash_1.0.zip) from the same site and after i changed pif properties to letter D:,everything wents more fine than warm butter on the warm bread :clap: :clap:
I get it from here http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=115543
.Some kind of mystery nothing more :a :bow: .What i wrote before about that 2 files first i thought that it’s included somehow inside after that came common sense that i need to find those files…bla bla bla.Anyway thank you for trying hard :clap: !This forum is very kind :smiley: even sometimes people loke more dumb than they really are :o :o still help is coming to them. So,now i want to ask which firmware i need to get for this drive to get all juices from it that are possible?No.1 thing i really need in this drive-as fast as possible to write dvd+rw media.I have x4 media,but until today i can write it only x2.4.YADA KORIEEEE!Thanks for any further help.


Log:
DVRFlash v1.1 : Pioneer DVR firmware flasher
Coded by Agent Smith in the year 2003 with a little help from >NIL:

                   DISCLAIMER

THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE ABILITY OF THIS PROGRAM TO FLASH A
PIONEER OR COMPATIBLE DVR DRIVE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE
PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ENDORSED BY PIONEER CORPORATION OR ANY
COMPANY RESELLING PIONEER EQUIPMENT AS THEIR OWN BRAND (OEM)

IF YOU UNDERSTAND THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROGRAM AND
DISCHARGE BOTH THE AUTHOR AND PIONEER CORPORATION FROM ANY
DAMAGE OCCURING AS THE RESULT OF ITS USE, PLEASE INDICATE SO
BY ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

Do you understand and agree to the statement above (y/n)?
y

Reading firmware ‘R6100006.105’…
firmware is of Kernel type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D 1.05 )
Reading firmware ‘R6100106.107’…
firmware is of Normal type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D 1.07 )

Drive Information:
Description - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D
Firmware Rev. - 1.07
Firmware Date - 03/09/08
Manufacturer - PIONEER
Drive is in normal mode.

Additional Drive Information:
Serial number - ************
Interface type - ATA
DVR generation - 0006
Kernel type - IODATA
Normal type - IODATA
Kernel version - 0001

Are you sure you want to flash this drive (y/n)?
y

Switching drive to Kernel mode:
Description - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106
Firmware Rev. - 0000
Firmware Date - 00/00/00
Manufacturer - PIONEER
Drive is now in Kernel mode

Now sending the Kernel part…
Now internal Kernel reflashing. Please wait… OK.

Now sending the Normal part:
0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
|============|============|============|============|
Please hold your breath for about 30 seconds…

Now internal reflashing. Please wait… OK.

Updated Information:
Description - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D
Firmware Rev. - 1.07
Firmware Date - 03/09/08
Manufacturer - PIONEER
Flashing operation successful :wink:

Fucking I-O Data!Why they just can’t put normal drive without their stupid kernel???

Because it’s an IO-DATA OEM drive, or better, was.
Overspeeding RW media was never a good idea and isn’t enabled for any drive.

Now have a look at the links listed here:
http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1615

The understanding of how the flashers etc. work is not the problem, I just think that it is a way of learning and anyone can learn it as long as there will be a little effort put into it…

greetings, chef :smiley:

Thanks a lot. :kiss: