Liteon iHASx24 drives: Crossflashing *within* a series (for C, D, and E series/revision drives)

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#41

[B]Two Degrees[/B], good news!

That means that ASUS DRW-24B1ST “i” doesn’t need any EEPROM modifications for flashing into 324 E and that’s very good!

BTW, I’ve tried to flash 124 E with 324 E firmware and the LED started to blink - EEPROM conversion is needed for this crossflash.(((((


#42

I’m somewhat skeptical that it will operate normally without an EEPROM conversion, but i would love to hear that it does.

TwoDegrees, if you could post some scan results of media and stuff and show us how it worked out, preferably compared to original firmware, that would be awesome…

Glad my crossflashing thread is still reaping benefits to the community :smiley:


#43

[QUOTE=zak7;2720576]TwoDegrees, if you could post some scan results of media and stuff and show us how it worked out, preferably compared to original firmware, that would be awesome…
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He already did in this thread: http://club.myce.com/f44/liteon-ihas124-ihas324-e-dh24ae-334142/

For info there’s some more ASUS DRW-24B1ST “i” crossflashing related stuff in this thread, including an ASUS DRW-24B1ST “i” 1.00 dump: http://club.myce.com/f87/asus-drw-24b1st-i-333722/ starting with post #100.


#44

[QUOTE=cvs;2720590]He already did in this thread: http://club.myce.com/f44/liteon-ihas124-ihas324-e-dh24ae-334142/

For info there’s some more ASUS DRW-24B1ST “i” crossflashing related stuff in this thread, including an ASUS DRW-24B1ST “i” 1.00 dump: http://club.myce.com/f87/asus-drw-24b1st-i-333722/ starting with post #100.[/QUOTE]

Cool man thanks for posting the link…guess i’ll have to check out that info :slight_smile:


#45

[QUOTE=cvs;2720590]He already did in this thread: http://club.myce.com/f44/liteon-ihas124-ihas324-e-dh24ae-334142/

For info there’s some more ASUS DRW-24B1ST “i” crossflashing related stuff in this thread, including an ASUS DRW-24B1ST “i” 1.00 dump: http://club.myce.com/f87/asus-drw-24b1st-i-333722/ starting with post #100.[/QUOTE]

I know you collect fw’s, and blackened just pm’d me asking for these, so i figured i’d post them here for you and him to both take advantage of, they are the EEPROM and FW dump from the asus drives (A and C listed in my signature, check for exact model and revision)

Hope they are what you need blackened…

http://kontradiction.com/asus_drw-24b1st_a-1.04.zip
http://kontradiction.com/asus_drw-24b1st_c_1.05.zip


#46

Thanks, much appreciated! :flower:


#47

[QUOTE=zak7;2721071]
http://kontradiction.com/asus_drw-24b1st_a-1.04.zip
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Just to add that the DRW-24B1ST 1.04 firmware is in fact an iHASx24 B series firmware (not A series).

Only DRW-24B1ST firmwares 1.03 (or lower) are for iHASx24 A series drives.

The DRW-24B1ST 1.05 firmware is indeed an iHASx24 C series firmware.


#48

[B]zak7[/B], thank you VERY MUCH! Customers’ drives are working again with their original firmwares. :flower:

Could you also dump 1.04 version of DRW-24B1ST “c”? Just for collection :slight_smile:


#49

[QUOTE=blackened2687;2721420]
Could you also dump 1.04 version of DRW-24B1ST “c”? Just for collection :)[/QUOTE]

There is no such thing. DRW-24B1ST drives which come with firmware 1.04 on board are iHASx24 B clones. The C series DRW-24B1ST clones come with firmware 1.05 on board. DRW-24B1ST models with firmware 1.03 or lower are all iHASx24 A series clones.

It is a mess, but since ASUS could not be bothered to change the model number of the drive, then we ended up with DRW-24B1ST drives which could be either A, B or C series clones depending on the firmware. The firmware revision is the only way to clearly differentiate between them, and the firmwares are also incompatible with each other since they are meant for 3 different drive series (i.e. you can’t flash a 1.04 or 1.05 to a 1.03 drive, or a 1.05 to a 1.04 or vice versa…)


#50

[QUOTE=cvs;2721453]There is no such thing. DRW-24B1ST drives which come with firmware 1.04 on board are iHASx24 B clones. The C series DRW-24B1ST clones come with firmware 1.05 on board. DRW-24B1ST models with firmware 1.03 or lower are all iHASx24 A series clones.

It is a mess, but since ASUS could not be bothered to change the model number of the drive, then we ended up with DRW-24B1ST drives which could be either A, B or C series clones depending on the firmware. The firmware revision is the only way to clearly differentiate between them, and the firmwares are also incompatible with each other since they are meant for 3 different drive series (i.e. you can’t flash a 1.04 or 1.05 to a 1.03 drive, or a 1.05 to a 1.04 or vice versa…)[/QUOTE]

[Then you have the other 24B1ST that’s a clone of an E series drive].


#51

[QUOTE=Albert;2721456][Then you have the other 24B1ST that’s a clone of an E series drive].[/QUOTE]

At least for the E clones the model number is ‘different’, i.e. they identify as “DRW-24B1ST i”.

All the other models that I mentioned above simply show up as “DRW-24B1ST” with no A, B or C letters or anything else in the model number to differentiate them. You could have one A and one C clone connected to a machine and both will show up as a “DRW-24B1ST”. The only way to know which is which is to look at the firmware revision…


#52

I have the c revision version 1.04, but its a 2MB file, which means its not the same as the 1.05 version of C, which is a 1MB file…so they are right, its not the same…however if you need it i can upload it…


#53

[QUOTE=zak7;2721460]I have the c revision version 1.04, but its a 2MB file, which means its not the same as the 1.05 version of C, which is a 1MB file…so they are right, its not the same…however if you need it i can upload it…[/QUOTE]

Upload a copy, and I’ll tell you exactly what it is. I suspect it is a B series firmware…


#54

[B]cvs[/B], I’ve meaned 1.04 version of ASUS that recognizes as “DRW-24B1ST c” in PC, look at Zak’s signature. I’ve also thought that “DRW-24B1ST c” exists only with 1.05 firmware and really want to look at the dump of 1.04 version of this drive, if the dump is 2 MB than it’s not “iHASx24 C” but something else, I know it, there is no need to explain it to me :slight_smile:


#55

[QUOTE=blackened2687;2721518][B]cvs[/B], I’ve meaned 1.04 version of ASUS that recognizes as “DRW-24B1ST c” in PC, look at Zak’s signature.[/QUOTE]

I don’t think such drive exists. I think the “c” referred to in Zak’s signature as part of the “ASUS DRW-24B1ST-60 c” model is an internal ASUS revision number of sorts which has nothing to do with iHASx24 C series drives… if Zak posts a copy of the FW then we’ll know exactly what it is … I would suspect its a B series drive…


#56

well due to popular demand, i’ve uploaded what i have for 1.04 for the C revision of the asus drive…i’m not sure how i got this copy of it, or if its any good…i dont remember dumping it myself though…however i might have…anyway…check it out if you guys can figure it out…

http://kontradiction.com/drw-24b1st_c_1.04.zip


#57

[QUOTE=zak7;2721896]well due to popular demand, i’ve uploaded what i have for 1.04 for the C revision of the asus drive…i’m not sure how i got this copy of it, or if its any good…i dont remember dumping it myself though…however i might have…anyway…check it out if you guys can figure it out…

http://kontradiction.com/drw-24b1st_c_1.04.zip[/QUOTE]

As I suspected, this firmware is basically a box standard “B” series iHASx24 firmware. The drive identifies as “ASUS DRW-24B1ST 1.04 2010-08-18 16:13” which is exactly what I would expect from such drive.

Basically the ASUS drive this firmware came from, is an iHAS324 B clone.

I’m not sure what that ‘C’ is meant to indicate - it might well be some sort of ASUS revision number - but as suspected, irrespective of what its meant to be, its got nothing with the iHASx24 C series drives.


#58

i named the files…and it was either given to me from someone who ripped it from a asus drive that was a c revision, or it was off one of my c revision drives, as i said i can’t remember which, but i would not have named it that unless i had the impression it was from a c revision drive. But as you said, and as i did previously in a post, i expected it to be a B drive just merely based on the size of it.

edit: to clerify when i say a c revision drive, i’m referring to a C revision of the asus drive, not iHas…obviously its a iHAS B…


#59

[QUOTE=Two Degrees;2720351]I managed to crossflash my Asus 241ST i 1.00 to iHAS324 E using the unlocked iHAS124 D 8L0A flasher and the firmwares extracted by blackened2687. Testing to see how well it went.[/QUOTE]

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I’m crossflashing same burner as Two Degrees ‘i’ 1.00 revision. First time burning on this Asus 24b1st. @ cvs and blackened2687 if you guys could reup the unlocked 8L0A flasher and 324e image needed for burning. I dl’d from http://www.firmwarehq.com/ the 8L0A and 4L14.bin I’m not entirely sure if these versions are the same as yours so I wanted to make sure. Will post back burn results kProbe reads.


#60

DopeSoner, you mention switching, but have you done any scans to show what kind of results you are getting? my Pi being under 5 avg is pretty good, im not sure you could expect the same results from that media, what is the media code on it?