LG 2166 can it be crossflashed

I have just recieved an LG 2166 external with V1.01 firmware. I was wondering what drive this would be if it were an internal drive and what if any fimware can it be crossflashed to ( if any) It is a Lightscribe enabled with RAM support. I was thinking it could be a LG 4166 but I am not sure, would there be any advantage to crossflashing this drive?

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You are right, it is a 4166.
Crossflashing gives you the advantage of being able to use FW 1.02, not yet released for 2166 but available since several months for 4166.

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What flasher would you use to achieve this?

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Thanks Ala42, but I cannot seem to find a working link for this V1.01 firmware.

You find HBLoader at http://italianjob.ifrance.com in the GSA-4166 1.01 package.

Thankyou Ala42, I appreciate your help.

When I downloaded the firmware from http://italianjob.ifrance.com it said it was for the 4166 but when I fired up the flasher and got ready to flash it recognized the firmware as LG 4164 firmware in the flasher. Does this make a difference? Once it is a LG 4164, I assume I can make it a 4166 but I am going to hold off until I can get a little more infor from someone who has tried this.

HBLoader displays the bootcode id of the firmware. The GWA-4164/4166, GSA-4166/2164/2166, HP 740b/e, 840b drives all use the same bootcode with id HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4164B N001. If you search the forum you will find numerous crossflash reports of these drives and firmwares.