LtnFlash...?

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#1

While searching for alternative links to codeguys tools (rpc1.org is down atm) I run over this polish page.

Does anybody know what this is, a new version or? :confused:

Moderators are free to delete this thread if content on above link violates forums policy, but please tell me what’s on that link.


#2

Dang pinto2 download it. Looks like a nice something to play with :smiley: No guts no glory eh!
No really i think someone leaked a tool not meant for public release but it has lots of functions :wink:


#3

weeeeeee!

  • done by our old friend!
  • Swiss Army Knife for LiteOns?
  • very interesting!
  • looks like a lot of noobs will be busting drives and crying soon…

#4

Go on bichi,give it the hot test. You like adventure right.


#5

ok, tested…

  • did the bitset section (teehee)
  • also dumped ROM and DRAM
  • Your turn, Mr. PSHAW!

(actually, I think its CodeKing’s responsibility to do FULL testing first, right?)
(- let him mess up his, ummm, “free drives…”)


#6

I think your right bichi,CodeKing may have something to say I guess.


#7

Gosh, this is the latest internal version of LiteOn’s LtnFlash. This tool was never intended to be made public. It supports all LiteOn models to date but does required some model dependent options to be set manually for certain operations, so it should be used with caution.

Quite a find pinto2. I didn’t think we would ever see another version of LtnFlash, after all these years.


#8

wow C0deKing i figured when you saw it you would rip it right off the post :rolleyes: Your not as bad as everyone makes you out to be :stuck_out_tongue: j/k

I wonder how long the manual update will continue to work :smiley:


#9

TESTED:
( with LH-18A1P and LH-20A1H )

  1. Flash Backup
  • dumped FW, still need to compare with previous extracted saves before write attempt
  • did “Save Profile” not sure what it is, will have to examine file
  • did “Generate CDV Profile” not sure what it is, will have to examine file
  • did not try “SFlash,” have no SATA LiteOns (note: “caution: this mode does not support AHCI mode”) (which I am using)
  1. E2 (0x2000)
  • dumped EEPROM, still need to compare with previous extracted saves before write attempt
  1. RPC
  2. BitSet
  3. ATA - (not yet)
  4. ATAPI - (not yet)
  5. DISC
  6. LOG - dumped logs, but not sure how to decipher results
  7. SMART
  8. DRIVE - (very interesting info)
  9. SYSTEM
  10. Online Update - (seems to work, reporting “all up to date”)

#10

SAVE PROFILE: (ascii only filter) - 1kB
sp.bin: "// ---------------------------------------------
sp.bin: ------------------------------
sp.bin: // LiteOn IT DVDRW 6S, 7S series Model 2M bytes
sp.bin: Serail flash profile v1.8
sp.bin: // (32 Bank with MMU function, max Physical Bank
sp.bin: = 26 Bank)
sp.bin: Flash Profile> SST25VF016B
sp.bin: Flash Profile> MX25L1605
sp.bin: Flash Profile> NX25P16
sp.bin: Flash Profile> SPS25FL016A
sp.bin: Flash Profile> STM25P16
sp.bin: Flash Profile> EN25P16
sp.bin: Flash Type Error

CDV PROFILE SAVE: (ascii only filter, first 8 lines) - 23kB
cdv.bin: CDPRO PROFILE DATA BASE V1.65 a7
cdv.bin: "This profile is for AMIC A29002 Top V1.2
cdv.bin: This profile is for SST39VF040/SST39SF040 V1.1
cdv.bin: This profile is for AMIC A290021 Top V1.0
cdv.bin: This profile is for SST39SF020 V1.1 in LTD166
cdv.bin: This profile is for SST39SF020 V1.1 in LTD166
cdv.bin: This profile is for W39L020 V1.1 in LTD166
cdv.bin: "This profile is for Winbond W39L020 V1.0


#11

Some instructions would be nice.


#12

TESTED:
( with LH-18A1P and LH-20A1H )

  1. Flash Backup
  • dumped FW, compared with extracted save, Flash Utility v2.0, without differences
  • FW flashed both drives without any issues, GL0F and LL07, respectivly
  1. E2 (0x2000)
  • dumped EEPROM, did not compare with saved version, but suspect differences may be in “learned” space.
  • will have to reset “learned” in both drives, (EEPROM Utility v3.6.2) repeat saves and re-compare

#13

[I]LtnFlash[/I] sounded like an old dinosaur to me…
Nice to see another release of this sweet tool to play with :clap:
Let’s see if it still supports my old LiteOn LTR-16101B (Sanyo chipset) :slight_smile:


#14

TESTED:
( with LH-18A1P and LH-20A1H )

  1. E2 (0x2000)
  • cleared “learned” with EEPROM Util v3.6.2, dumped EEPROM with new LtnFlash v2.5.2.0
  • compared correctly
  • reloaded EEPROM with new LtnFlash v2.5.2.0, both drives, all is well…

#15

Looks like all available Lite-On tools in our forum emanate out of LtnFlash. :cool:

Did you expect a difference? :smiley:
BTW, senior members might still remember how LtnFW was “born” out of LtnFlash v.1.

Only first 1024 bytes (0x400) of eeprom are of major interest for us. :wink:

You’ll have to try out. :bigsmile:
IIRC, when it comes to flashing old cdrw drives with Sanyo chip [I]pflash[/I] is the tool.


#16
  1. exactly the reason for performing a test.
  2. ditto again, a FULL test was required, to discover any anomolies.

ummm, not to be hyper-critical, but I would imagine it would be much more useful if you did some tests as well, to help verify / crosscheck other’s results.


#17

Except for the good work by bichi there seems to be a strange silence about this tool here. I wonder why?


#18

What are you expecting? :confused: This tool does little more than what is already done by other tools and in some cases without any complicated options to set. :wink:


#19

I was quite surprised to see that LITE-ON LTR-16101B is still supported.
Even the Flash ID and the chip were detected correctly, and I was able to backup 2 MB :eek: (although the firmware flash binaries were somewhere around 384 KB :disagree: )

Quite a lot of nice stuff to play with but I simply don’t know what most of the settings mean :bigsmile:


#20

It seems those who know say this tool may be the progenitor of other tools we already have. I guess the tool is redundant and of little use to commoner or king.