I just burned my second DVD-R, a TraxData 4x (aparently a Ritek G04), after upgrading to “stock” GSOK (last firmware from Codeguy). Here are my different questions and doubts, due to my newbies knowledge and the fact english is far from being my native language…
Sorry it is all mixed in a single post but will help me and other users to get answers fast.
About OMNIPATCHER 1.3
1- is my flashing procedure correct: i open OmniPatcher, then load the GSOK.bin (for example), i select options such as increase read speed to 8, and Fix blinking problem. Then i save the patched firmware.
Then use the utility firmware.exe to flash my 851 drive with the new patched stuff. Is that ok?
2- I tried to load GSOK.exe in Omnipatcher, nothing happens (no loading)…
Are .EXE supposed to load and be patched the same way .BIN are?
3- I don’t understand the force shifting and force fallback options. The auto bitsetting is only to put in DVD-ROM format every burned DVD±R? Only Playstation users may need this?
4- Ritek G04 is in the medias list. What can i do with that??? Can i select like x6 or x8 options and my 851 will be able to write then at these speeds?? But my 851 is and will stay a x4 with DVD-R anyway?.. i don’t get it!
About hacked firmwares
1- the “only” improvement we get with hacked/patched firmwares is compatibility with medias and read spead of DVD DL and DVD±R?
2- can’t we increase the DVD+R write speed to x8 (to have a full x8 drive) since this a “real” matter for many users??
3- the GSOK “stock” from Codeguy ( ) is different from official LiteOn GSOK?
Last but not least, the Ritek G04 i just burned returns the following result in Kprobe, how can i get this (good) average PI result with such a graph???
Thanks to all!!