LG 4163B - is safe to flash FW 1.06?

vbimport

#1

hi,

I have read the thread about FW 1.06, and I was thinking about an upgrade to that version, but I am not sure. So my question is:
Is it safe to flash FW 1.06 or should I stick with FW 1.05?
Has anybody experienced remarkable improvements or are there even some hiccups, that make things worse?

Thank you,

Michael


#2

I’ve noticed most burn quality (on 8x discs at least, since that’s mainly what I use) is about the same as with A105…haven’t had any bad burns, yet. My T02s, MAXELL002s, and MCC003s still overspeed with great quality, so I’m happy.

:slight_smile:


#3

Haven’t noticed anything different from A105 at all.


#4

Hi,

thank you for your answers.
So, it seems to be just a matter of personal preference :slight_smile:

Michael


#5

I haven’t found A106 on any official LG site yet, although this firmware is out for a while now.
It might be a homebrew version


#6

Hi,

hm. That version is distributed via LG’s autoupdate-tool. So I don’t think, it’s homebrew.

Michael


#7

Here, why not read through the original thread that appeared when A106 first came out :
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=162041&highlight=A106

It should answer most questions about it.

I haven’t really noticed any difference between A106 and A105. However, I never burned any 16x DVD-R discs with A105 or earlier, so I don’t have any results to compare against.


#8

LG Canada has published Ver A106 on their website: http://ca.lgservice.com/index_b2c.jsp

Michael


#9

You’re right. They didn’t even bother to add a new entry for it - they just quietly added A106 to a common entry of all 4163B firmware. Other LG service websites don’t seem to have it yet though.