I don’t think NS48 is better than NS40, but you can crossflash NS40 to NS48 if you want.
I am making a note here: This is all the stuff we will need to crossflash the drive. We will go over the instructions later.
You must be using Windows. LG’s flashers work only on Windows.
A link to the BH14/BH16 firmwares: [QUOTE=cvs;2726536]Out of this list you basically only need the first and the last link. The rest were ‘work in progress’ anyway.
Here is a fresh link containing the extracted *.bin firmware files for all official 14x/16x LG drive firmware releases known to date (including all internal and external drives plus an HP OEM BH40N drive).
bad link removed
All the files in the above archive are 100% mint, i.e. they have been extracted from the official flashers not obtained from processed dumps.[/QUOTE]
And the method to flash the firmwareâ€¦
We will be using one of the flashers found here: http://www.firmwarehq.com/LG/BH14NS40/files.html
According to [QUOTE=cvs;2719373]It looks like the BH14NS40_N1.00-A4.exe flasher is unlocked allowing to crossflash these drives.
The BH14NS48_N1.00-A4.exe also appears to be unlocked.
I’m not sure about the BH16NS40_N1.00-A2.exe, but its worth a try. I can’t tell if its locked or not because my drive is a BH16NS40…
Both existing BH16NS48 firmwares are locked.
All the newer firmware versions for the drives above seem to be locked giving an error message if the correct drive is not found…[/QUOTE]
â€¦we must download the last file on that page.
We will be using method 3 found in below posts (which requires a tool, “ShowHideControls”. ShowHideControls can also be downloaded below).
[B]Method 3.[/B] Don’t patch anything, just show the unlocked BH14 flashers who’s the boss! Use any of the BH14 unlocked flashers and use a program like ShowHideControls to enable the otherwise disabled file open button, select the file you like and the rest is history! It seems to work just fine and lets you correctly select a different file to flash, turning the unlocked flasher into a de facto standalone flasher.
Should anyone want to try some of this, please proceed with caution and at your own risk! End of disclaimer… ;)[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=cvs;2719468]Both BH14NS40_N1.00-A4.exe and BH14NS48_N1.00-A4.exe flashers are unlocked.
Crossflashing using method 3 should be safe and easy. You just need to load the appropriate bin firmware from the archive provided by blackened2687 about 14 posts ago and that should be it!
I uploaded a copy of ShowHideControls here: http://www55.zippyshare.com/v/69914952/file.html
Start one of the unlocked flashers, then start ShowHideControls and select the “FlashIt” entry in ShowHideControls.
Typically the entry for the Open button is the first one in the list. You can visually confirm that you are selecting the right button by selecting the first entry and the clicking the “Hide Element” button. If the Open button changes its appearance then you know you selected the right one … then just press the Click button, and the file open dialog box will open and will let you select the *.bin file of your choice.[/QUOTE]