DVRFlash 2.1 Released!

vbimport

#1

At last! The new 2.1.1 version of DVRFlash has been released by Agent Smith :wink:

The supported platforms are:
o Windows, ALL versions (Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003)
-> win32/ directory
o Mac OS X
-> mac/ directory
o DOS/DPMI version (ONLY IF YOU USE A DOS BOOTDISK!!!)
-> dos/ directory
o Linux/x86 version (with a /dev/sg# device)
-> linux-x86/ directory

This tool will allow:

  • anybody with a Pioneer OEM drive to flash to a true Pioneer drive and back (provided you have the kernel for the OEM firmware)
  • to get rid of Pioneer’s UPGDVD annoying limitations, like anti downgrade. If you’re bugged by Pioneer’s UPGDVD!
  • to flash USB or FireWire drives

changelog:
Code:
v2.1 - yet another re-sync release
New features:
o DVR-109 support (including MEDION!)
o DVR-K12D support (untested)
o Reports include RPC Mode Information

v2.1.1
This version corrects a bug that prevented operation in Linux and adds support for the OEM variant of the ASUS 1608P (ASUS_NL) drive.

Download DVRFlash 2.1.1 HERE

LasVegas


#2

:clap: Thank you, Agent Smith (and all those who helped ;))!


#3

cool


#4

Just great. :wink:


#5

Thx :bow: :bow: :bow: :clap: :clap: :clap:


#6

Revenge of the Crossflashers!


#7

Good stuff!


#8

Could someone pls help me with a problem that I encountered when running the dvrflash_v2.1.

[B]commandline:
dvrflash -vf e: r9100009.140 r9100109.140

drive information:
Description: pioneer DVD-RW DVR-109
Firmware Rev: 0000
Firmware Date: 25/02/2004

Addition drive info:
Interface type: ATA
DVR generation: 0009
Kernel Type: OEM_INT
Kernel version: 0003
Status: RPC-1 <region free>

Firmwares and Drive type mismatch

Continue because force option…Are you sure (Y/N)? Y

Sending the Kernel part …OK

Sending the Normal part…100%

Hold your breath for 30 secs

Could not send the Flash command (Sense: 04 4C 01)[/B]

How could I fix this???


#9

Looks like you got the wrong firmware pack. Are you just upgrading to 1.57 (http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/cgi-bin/www1/download/file_get_e2.pl?file=DVR109_FW157EU.EXE) or are you trying to flash to A09XL (http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/cgi-bin/www1/download/file_get_e2.pl?file=DVRA09_FW157EU.EXE)?

Crossflashing guide: http://www.speedlabs.org/index.php/topic,83.0.html

GOOD LUCK!!!


#10

Thanks for your help teflonmyk.

The A09XL fw work for me.


#11

You DA man!


#12

DVRFlash 2.1.1 has been released. This version corrects a bug that prevented operation in Linux and adds support for the OEM variant of the ASUS 1608P (ASUS_NL) drive.

The link has not changed so links from other sites don’t break.

LasVegas


#13

Thx LasVegas! 1st post updated.


#14

Arigato! :bow:


#15

I am too stupid to get it to run.
I have the pioneer dvr109 (medion) with firmware 117. running Xp home.
Downloaded the 155 firmware.
In the promt I wrote: DVRFlash -vf F:R5100009.157 R5100109.157
but no flashing!
Please could someone put in a guide telling how to to use the DVRflash in Windows XP.
Step by step.
Sorry to be such a noobie


#16

“but no flashing” is not enough to help you with.
“DVRFlash -vf F: R5100009.157 R5100109.157” could work if your DVR drive is on F: and all files & the flasher are in the same folder - you have to cd/changedir/navigate to that folder FIRST.
Note the SPACE after “F:”.


#17

Ok… my very first post.

I bought this Sony Vaio Laptop from Office Depot.

This laptop has the Pioneer DVR-K14 drive.

Pioneer’s website says its Dual Layer capable for writing.

DVD Infor tool says it Dual Layer capable for READ ONLY not for writing.

QUESTION:

Will the latest firmware release here make it Dual Layer write capable?

Thanks.


#18

i am in the same boat as you are in. I would love to use this drive as a dual layer drive. I have read about tons of people with the drive and dual layer capabilities. It would suck if sony disabled this feature.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! OD sold a ton of theses systems, and I am sure most of us would love to get full functionality out of teh drive


#19

the kernel and normal type appear as SONYDT

How can we find the pioneer kernel and firmware?


#20

Only in offical updates from SONY. If there are none - forget it.
Could be that SONY has disabled DL writing with it’s OEM firmware…