LG ODD Online Firmware Update

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#1

Hello everybody!

I am not sure if it is new findings. I read from a local magazine that an online firmware update tool for LG drives can be downloaded from:

http://www.lge.co.kr/library/opendata.jsp?p_name=lgfw1.06.zip

which supports writers from 4081B to the latest 5163D.

I did get it and tried it. All way through the installation and execution, the program messages were in English. It showed that my 4082B was supported. But then to a point of online checking, it returned a message in words that I couldn’t read, which I guess were in Korean. :confused: I am not sure if it was telling me that there was no new firmware available yet (since A208 already installed) or something else.

Anyway, it will be a useful piece of tool for us the LG drive owners if it works as stated.


#2

I have removed it, I don’t like alerts that I cannot understand - what if it asks me if it is OK to format my hard drive? LG really should pay more attention to the part of the world that doesn’t speak Korean.


#3

g’day i just thought i would a my two cents worth.
i downloadad and installed the lg odd updater and it found and installed firmware version A104 on my 4163b . everything was in english and all seems hunky dory so far.


#4

Wait a few days… then you’ll see what we mean.


#5

I also felt uncomfortable about the prompt which I couldn’t read. I hope LG can fix it soon. Live firmware update/notification will be useful and convenient.

By the way, when will be the 4165B coming out? I just can’t wait to get one! :cool:


#6

I used the Firmware update to update to A104, but why in god’s name would ANYONE leave software like this running memory resident after they upgrade ? All these hardware and software companies that want you to keep running updaters like this 24/7 for updates that generally will occur 2-4x per year max are simply nuts, the only people crazier than those who design such software are those who leave it running…


#7

Spybot SD Resident keeps reporting registry changes upon startup for the LG online update utility, even after I removed it. I can not find any related items in the registry. Weird.


#8

I missed this thread before.

The message’s in Korean because it’s like a beta version for South Korean customers only.

http://www.lge.co.kr is only for South Korean domestic users.

When LG is ready to release in English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and other languages, it will be probably after fixing a few bugs and inconveniences. Don’t install it yet but for tests of the program itself.


#9

I just picked up an LG GSA-4166B Drive. It comes bundled with some software, the the ODD Online Firmware Update software tries to connect, then it pops up a message saying, “Run-Time error ‘7’: Out of memory”.

This cannot be true, as I have a P4 system with 1.024 GB RAM, running XP SP2 (all up to date), 250GB SATA HD, etc.

The firmware in the drive is version 1.0 – does anyone know of anything newer, or how to back up the firmware that is there?


#10

Yes, 1.01 here : http://www.cdrinfo.com/forum/tm.asp?m=123139

[EDIT] I see you’re already there :slight_smile:


#11

I think the ODD online firmware update is probably buggy. Other people have reported the same problem.


#12

Well, many of us have/had negative experience with the LG ODD Online Firmware Update. I would recommend uninstalling it. It is much better to check the official site time to time for an update. And much more safer, btw.