HEX editing the Drive Name in firmware

does any one know how to edit the drive name in the firmware using a HEX editor

For example changing the “Atapi” word for new lite-on’s to thw word lite on

i have “Hex Editor Neo”
and didn’t have any luck trying this

It has been discussed many times already that it does not work. You’re more likely to kill the drive if you try to flash some badly-edited firmware. What’s the big deal between “ATAPI” or “LITEON”? Shouldn’t you care more about burn quality than a name?

What’s the big deal between “ATAPI” or “LITEON”?

nothing
it doesn’t make any difference to me
i was just curious to know if it’s possible

Shouldn’t you care more about burn quality than a name?

yeah sure that’s why i joined this lovely place to know about that and later share my knowledge with others

thnx KTL

All iHAS/iHAP firmware has a CRC/checksum to avoid flashing a firmware that has been corrupted. If during the flash this CRC/checksum fails the drive will enter boot mode to allow another uncorrupted firmware to be flashed. It would take a hardware fault now to have a bad flash.

Even a power failure in the middle of a flash will not kill the drive unless “Update boot code” is enabled, which is off by default in PLDS and CodeGuys flashers.

Yes it is possible to edit the drive string; I have used UltraEdit to do this with the firmware binary.

[QUOTE=superhero;2198435]Yes it is possible to edit the drive string; I have used UltraEdit to do this with the firmware binary.[/QUOTE]
If it’s a 20Ax drive, then one day you will find out what the patch protection has stopped working. :wink:

If it’s a 20Ax drive, then one day you will find out what the patch protection has stopped working.

can u explain more about the protection thing
i don’t quite understand what’s the harm in that

[QUOTE=websh;2198442]can u explain more about the protection thing
i don’t quite understand what’s the harm in that[/QUOTE]
The firmware is CRC checked and if a CRC is invalid, the firmware creates faults, like not being able to read DVD-RAM etc.

Just use whiteout on your monitor and a sharpie to rename the drive!!!

thnx for the elaboration CK

pfloyd1: funny :slight_smile:
but i just wanted to know

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For example changing the “Atapi” word for new lite-on’s to thw word lite on

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That sounds risky. For one thing, “lite on” is seven ASCII characters,
“ATAPI” is only five. And as C0deKing has already said, you would be
likely to cause checksum errors.

This is only safe if you are able and willing to remove the
xxROM chip from the drive and re-program it if/when you
brick your drive.

That sounds risky. For one thing, “lite on” is seven ASCII characters,
“ATAPI” is only five. And as C0deKing has already said, you would be
likely to cause checksum errors.

This is only safe if you are able and willing to remove the
xxROM chip from the drive and re-program it if/when you
brick your drive.

very good points skelton
i sure have give up on the project of changing
i don’t feel that bad about the “ATAPI” word

Hmm, one solution could be crossflashing the LiteOns with other firmware such as Optiarc 7190 (20A3), 7220 (iHA322); Plextor 850A/SA (iHA322); etc. :rolleyes:

good ideas juancdg
thnx for the suggestion

i’ll stick to the lite-on firmware by Wind and CK for now