Possible to flash Dell LTN486 with official Lite-On firmware?

A thousand apologies if this has been answered before, but I couldn’t find a definite answer by searching the forums.

Is it possible (and/or safe) to flash a Dell OEM Lite-On LTN486 drive with official Lite-On firmware using mtkflash (or similar tools)?

Lite-ON CD-ROM drives are not fun to flash. I wouldn’t recommend it…