Is Anyone Working On Custom Firmware For Oppo BDP-95 To Restore ISO?

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#1

The MPAA has pretty much FORCED Oppo to discontinue ISO support starting with the next release.

Does anyone know of anyone who plans to provide custom firmware as needed with the ability to read iso’s restored?


#2

Oppo uses digitally encrypted signatures for firmware flashes. So you can only flash official firmware, and you cannot flash older revisions. Hacking the MTK code is not the problem, getting it to flash is the problem.

If full media box functionality, like ISO support, is critical to you I’d suggest getting a media box like the Dune or Popcorn models. You gain much more functionality like network shares and more.


#3

Thanks for letting me know. In the past, there was hacked f/w out there through the 83. I will do everything I can to avoid ever flashing the player. It came with the last iso supported F/W installed. I am not big into BR, I’m using it mostly for audio & dvd; so hopefully i can avoid a flash for a long time.


#4

Now that I think about it until about 2 months ago, someone was selling a region free f/w disc on ebay for the 93/95. The selller assured me it would work. It was no longer listed last time I checked. I had assumed ebay pulled it due to a DMCA complaint. I ended up buying the hardware kit instead, which works perfectly on dvd, i haven’t bought any non region A BR’s yet.


#5

You’re referring to the “Superdisc”, which a free download and works on all Oppo BD players. It’s for DVD region setting only.


#6

[QUOTE=CDan;2624206]Oppo uses digitally encrypted signatures for firmware flashes. So you can only flash official firmware, and you cannot flash older revisions. Hacking the MTK code is not the problem, getting it to flash is the problem.[/QUOTE]

This can be overcome using a hardware mod.


#7

[QUOTE=Phylos;2629102]This can be overcome using a hardware mod.[/QUOTE]

Are you referencing the region free hardware mod or a different one?

I REALLY hope there’s a fix for this; if i have to choose between playing iso’s & playing new release br’s, I would choose iso; but i would prefer not to have to make that choice.


#8

[QUOTE=Phylos;2629102]This can be overcome using a hardware mod.[/QUOTE]

A hardware mod is NOT required, although people who sell them want you to think differently. But this is only relevant to flashing previous FW revisions, and does not address the issue of the encrypted digital signature required to flash any FW. A modified FW file will not pass the digital signature test.

If all one wants is to play ISO files, a $200 media box will fill the bill, and at considerably less cost than a bricked $1000 Oppo 95.


#9

This old guy doesn’t want a streaming box. Just playing hi res files on a USB key is change enough for me!

Never thought I’d be even a little open to moving from a physical disc (LP, CD, DVD, etc) model after a lifetime of collecting them! (& yes, the type of iso’s I’m talking about do require a dvdr; but the 96/24 Flac files are wonderful on the 95 also).


#10

[QUOTE=CDan;2629134]A hardware mod is NOT required, although people who sell them want you to think differently. But this is only relevant to flashing previous FW revisions, and does not address the issue of the encrypted digital signature required to flash any FW. A modified FW file will not pass the digital signature test.[/QUOTE]

I have been informed it is quite possible. The hardware mod will “INJECT SPECIAL KEYS TO DECRYPT THE FIRMWARE CURRENTLY INSTALLED IN THE PLAYER”. You suggest that the hardware mod is therefore not doing anything in able to downgrade the firmware???


#11

[QUOTE=Phylos;2629149] You suggest that the hardware mod is therefore not doing anything in able to downgrade the firmware???[/QUOTE]

Yes, that’s what I’m saying.


#12

Well, the mod is still worth it for multiregion capability.

I am not going to remove it just to test your claim, but if someone with an unmodified player would like the instructions to test it let me know.


#13

[QUOTE=Phylos;2629383]Well, the mod is still worth it for multiregion capability.

I am not going to remove it just to test your claim, but if someone with an unmodified player would like the instructions to test it let me know.[/QUOTE]

The method may be different if a hardware mod is in place, I can’t say for sure since I don’t have a mod and use a different method.


#14

I have an unmodified OPPO-93 US. I would be willing to try if i had instructions.

Regards