I’m trying to help out the majority of us users who have “OEM” Hitachi GSA-4163b drives. These drives have different serial numbers (read post here http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=124049) and if the Hitachi drives are flashed with A10x firmware, they lose their bitsetting ability.
However, when i purchased my unit, it was loaded with AN14 firmware. Previous users (yangxi) have reported earlier in Feb 2005 that units with AX11 firmware also existed. I suspect this firmware is customized for the Hitachi drives, and as I recall, my drive HAD bitsetting properties now. However having upgraded to A105 firmware, hope is lost.
I’m wondering if TDB or any other parties can develop a method to extract firmware from the LG 4163b drives, as I can attempt to get users who STILL have the AN14 firmware on their drives to extract it and let us OEM Hitachi users who want to use bitsetting make it a reality.
Please do help out.
(PS : my Hitachi OEM was manufactured this year, so it’s not a “august 2004” batch)