Flasfix unable to patch newer firmwares?

Hi,

I just wanted to patch Liteon SHM-165P6S MS0P and Sony DW-G120A MYS6 firmwares using flashfix. It was very surprising to see flashfix complaining. Any ideas?

Michael
P.S.: I know codeguys.rpc1.org :slight_smile:

flashfix does not work with the newer drives

:disagree: Sorry to disagree, but there is no problem patching Liteon SHM-165P6S MS0N and Sony DW-G120A MYS4 (or MYR4) firmware. So something has changed in the recent firmwares, that causes FlashFix to fail.

Michael

Micheal, sorry I missed this. Yes there was a change to the flasher around that time that would appeared to have upset FlashFix. I’ll contact Mango/digi and see if he’s willing to do an update to FlashFix. :wink:

In the mean time I can provide flashfixed firmwares if anyone needs them.

Is this possible with a Sony DW-G120A? I would appreciate very much the ability to change this to a litey, like an SHW-160P6S… or close.

Thanks.

Hi,

yes, you can flash Liteon SHM-165P6S firmware on a Sony DW-G120A. Patched firmwares should be available on codeguys.rpc1.org You may need C0deKing’s new flash utility, that can also be obtained there. Or, as mentioned in post #3, get the older firmwares and patch them with flashfix. Then flash official firmware from Liteon to have the latest.

Michael

P.S.: There should also be already patched firmwares in the “Announce Firmware” thread.

Hi. Thanks for the info - I didn’t see any older fw or non-stock fw on that site. I did see a few warnings regarding the toasting of one’s drive if you’re not sure, and I am not sure about this. :frowning: Which kind of patched firmwares am I looking for? For the sony or for the litey?

Don’t want to be a bother - I hope someone would be nice enough to give me exact directions on how to do the x-flashing, as the one thing I have gotten out of reading up on this is that the sony version isn’t nearly as good as the liteon…

Please and Thanks. :bow:

Pretty Please? Anyone?

daimyodrum, to convert to a 165P6S use the flash utility here:
http://codeworks.cdfreaks.com/cgmirror/utilities.html

and when asked for a file to write select the MS0R firmware you can get from here:
http://codeworks.cdfreaks.com/cgmirror/firmwares.html#SHM-165P6S

No other changes are required. :wink:

Note: Please make sure your drive is a G120A and not a Q120A.

ooooooh easier than I thought, thanks very much. I’ll check the drive model with both SIW and KProbe, to make sure. The box says it’s a “G” but jik…

:bow:

Will the utility at http://codeworks.cdfreaks.com/cgmirror/utilities.html in post #9 also work for the reverse, i.e. convert 165P6S to DW-G120A by selecting MYS6 firmware when asked for file to write? I’m curious because not so long ago I did this cross flash using Flashfix and selecting “Ignore error and continue” that’s shown in post #1 here. The process completed, and cross flash was successful. However, I may well have unknowingly risked killing the drive and wouldn’t do it that way again after learning better from reading this thread.

Does anybody know where I might download MSON firmware for LiteOn SHM-165P6S? The link http://codeguys.rpc1.org/lofw/ in the first post at http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/post-new-firmware-tool-announcements-here-148989/ gives an error message recently, and LiteOn site only has latest MSOR firmware.

http://codeworks.cdfreaks.com/cgmirror/firmwares.html#SHM-165P6S

only MS0M, MS0P and MS0R available…

I’ve seen other posts that showed MSON that was available from LiteOn site, but I find it no where now. I may just have to settle for the MSOM, especially since I only need it to run FlashFix on for cross flash and then update with newer official firmware.