Post new firmware and tool ANNOUNCEMENTS here (Blu-ray, HD-DVD drives only)

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#130

PIONEER BDR-S05/205 ver.1.04
change point:
Support New BD-R Media.
Improvement of BD-R recording quality.
Improvement of BD-RE recording quality.
Resolves CD-RW backup operation issue with particular application software.

PIONEER BDR-S03/203 ver.1.11
change point:
Support New BD-R Media.
Support New BD-RE Media.
Support New DVD+R Media.
Support New DVD-RW Media.
Improvement of DVDR recording quality.
Improvement of additional write quality on DVD-RW media.

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html


#131

Excellent find!

[QUOTE=2601;2487727]PIONEER BDR-S05/205 ver.1.04
change point:
Support New BD-R Media.
Improvement of BD-R recording quality.
Improvement of BD-RE recording quality.
Resolves CD-RW backup operation issue with particular application software.

PIONEER BDR-S03/203 ver.1.11
change point:
Support New BD-R Media.
Support New BD-RE Media.
Support New DVD+R Media.
Support New DVD-RW Media.
Improvement of DVDR recording quality.
Improvement of additional write quality on DVD-RW media.

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html[/QUOTE]


#132

Ya, great news for us OEM owners of the drive, I updated the firmware this morning before leaving for work.


#133

@2601
Thanks
Repped


#134

[QUOTE=2601;2487727]PIONEER BDR-S05/205 ver.1.04
change point:
Support New BD-R Media.
Improvement of BD-R recording quality.
Improvement of BD-RE recording quality.
Resolves CD-RW backup operation issue with particular application software.

PIONEER BDR-S03/203 ver.1.11
change point:
Support New BD-R Media.
Support New BD-RE Media.
Support New DVD+R Media.
Support New DVD-RW Media.
Improvement of DVDR recording quality.
Improvement of additional write quality on DVD-RW media.

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html[/QUOTE]

thanks 2601, finally pioneer released it, took them a while


#135

[QUOTE=cvs;2487527]Of course it is RPC2 already (i.e. region locked) … all new drives are … isn’t that why you wanted to unlock it in the first place? :confused:
There are two ways to unlock a drive: either flash it with a RPC1 firmware which disables the region control mechanism entirely (so you get a region free drive) or alternatively flash it with a RPC2 Auto Reset firmware so that the region counter gets reset back every time you power down your drive (i.e every time you shut down or restart your computer) …

No you can’t! Unfortunately there’s no way yet to dump firmwares from LG drives with a Panasonic chipset, and even if you could, there’s no flasher available to flash that firmware back into the drive. You need to do what evo173 said. MCSE can make your drive RPC2 Auto Reset.

Since you’ve got AnyDVD already installed on your machine, you shouldn’t be bothered about region coding anyhow… AnyDVD will disable all protections, so you could play DVDs from any region you want without having to patch your drive.

By the way, all this only applies to DVDs. MCSE will not disable/touch Blu-Ray region control. However you can use AnyDVDHD to overcome the Blu-Ray region control mechanisms …[/QUOTE]

CVS,
Ok, I understand there might not be away to dump the existing FW from an LG drive.

You say I can’t flash it back to my drive (or are you referring to the existing FW already on my drive?), I thought that’s what the MCSE program did. I thought the program not only allowed me to edit a FW, but also allowed me to save it tot he drive. Instructions here in step 9 says to flash the modified firmware as usual. I assume that means the MCSE program can do it. If not, what’s the additional program I need to flash the firmware?

BTW, I meant I have AnyDVDHD. Thanks for your help.


#136

[QUOTE=Bane;2488155]Ok, I understand there might not be away to dump the existing FW from an LG drive.[/QUOTE]

To date it is only possible to dump LG firmwares from LG drives with the Renesas chipset (using devilclaw’s Flasher that is). There is no way so far to dump the firmware from LG drives with a Panasonic chipset (which yours is).

[QUOTE=Bane;2488155]You say I can’t flash it back to my drive (or are you referring to the existing FW already on my drive?), I thought that’s what the MCSE program did. I thought the program not only allowed me to edit a FW, but also allowed me to save it tot he drive. Instructions here in step 9 says to flash the modified firmware as usual. I assume that means the MCSE program can do it. If not, what’s the additional program I need to flash the firmware?
[/QUOTE]

MCSE cannot dump or flash firmwares. It can only edit/patch/modify existing firmwares (once they get released by the manufacturer or leaked, and once ala42 adds support for them), nothing more, nothing less.
You will need to load the *.exe flasher (which contains the firmware compressed inside) into MCSE, tick the boxes you want (which simply put will patch the firmware from inside the *.exe flasher) and then you need to save the patched *.exe flasher/firmware package. Then you can use this saved *.exe file to flash the drive with the MCSE patched firmware, so you actually use the flasher provided by LG to load the patched firmware into the drive …


#137

[QUOTE=cvs;2488180]To date it is only possible to dump LG firmwares from LG drives with the Renesas chipset (using devilclaw’s Flasher that is). There is no way so far to dump the firmware from LG drives with a Panasonic chipset (which yours is).

MCSE cannot dump or flash firmwares. It can only edit/patch/modify existing firmwares (once they get released by the manufacturer or leaked, and once ala42 adds support for them), nothing more, nothing less.
You will need to load the *.exe flasher (which contains the firmware compressed inside) into MCSE, tick the boxes you want (which simply put will patch the firmware from inside the *.exe flasher) and then you need to save the patched *.exe flasher/firmware package. Then you can use this saved *.exe file to flash the drive with the MCSE patched firmware, so you actually use the flasher provided by LG to load the patched firmware into the drive …[/QUOTE]

Ok, thanks for the explanation. I think I follow you what you’re saying. I’ve flashed firmwares before using the binflash tool on the NEC/Optaric dvd drives before, I assumed this was a similar process, with the exception that MCSE allowed you to modify the .bin file prior to it being flashed separately.


#138

hi all dudes i got normal LG GGW-H20L, Firmware YL05 but i want to reset the region stuff to 5 agin what what shuld i do?


#140

[B]BH20N v1.13[/B] (090409) (NEC OEM)

http://121ware.com/psp/PA121/121ETC2/CRM/s/WEBLIB_NECS_DID.PRODUCT_ID.FieldFormula.IScript_VDown_Details?modId=5799

[B]BH20N vC106[/B] (091409) (DELL OEM)

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R241792&SystemID=LATITUDE%20PRECISION%20690&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=18850&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=32&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&fileid=348951


#141

[B]CT10N[/B] Firmware [B]WR09[/B] - ASUS OEM (19.06.2009)

Link: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?model=Optical%20Disk%20Drive%20Firmware&f_type=20&os=8

[B]CT10N[/B] Firmware [B]A104[/B] - DELL OEM (28.08.2009) --> newest available CT10N firmware!

Link: http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R240227&formatcnt=1&libid=0&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&fileid=346091

[B]CT10N[/B] Firmware [B]WH05[/B] - Advent OEM dump (05.09.2008)

Link: http://rapidshare.com/files/345038614/CT10N_WH05_Dump.rar

[B]NOTE.[/B] You can use devilsclaw’s Flasher to extract the firmware from the LG flashers and crossflash back and forth between the various OEM firmwares :wink: I crossflashed my CT10N WH05 drive to the DELL A104 without any problems!

Many thanks to devilsclaw :flower: for a VERY VERY useful piece of software! :clap:


#142

Two more ASUS OEM firmwares:

Optiarc [B]BC-5500S[/B] Firmware [B]1.E1[/B]

PLDS [B]DS-4E1S[/B] Firmware [B]EA2B[/B]

[B]Link:[/B] http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?model=Optical%20Disk%20Drive%20Firmware&f_type=20&os=8


#143

Thanks a lot!

[QUOTE=2601;2487727]PIONEER BDR-S05/205 ver.1.04
change point:
Support New BD-R Media.
Improvement of BD-R recording quality.
Improvement of BD-RE recording quality.
Resolves CD-RW backup operation issue with particular application software.

[/QUOTE]


#144

[B]CT10N[/B] Firmware [B]WM04[/B] - Medion OEM (07.10.2009)

Link: http://www1.medion.de/downloads/?op=search&lang=uk&type=TEXT&param=ct10n&imageField.x=26&imageField.y=6

Although its internal date would suggest it is newer than the DELL A104 firmware, aside of the different name and date they are actually the same.


#145

[B]CT10N[/B] Firmware [B]YC07[/B] - HP OEM (12.09.2008)

Link: http://rapidshare.com/files/345911426/CT10N_YC07_dump.rar


#146

[QUOTE=cvs;2488180]
MCSE cannot dump or flash firmwares. It can only edit/patch/modify existing firmwares (once they get released by the manufacturer or leaked, and once ala42 adds support for them), nothing more, nothing less.
[/QUOTE]

OK, I got up the nerve to try to modify and update my WH08LS20. I downloaded the firmware 2.0 from http://au.lgservice.com/

I also downloaded the latest version of MediaCodeSpeedEdit V1.2.0.5

Looking at the supported drives on http://ala42.cdfreaks.com/MCSE/

I see that WH08LS20 1.00 is supported. Is 2.0 not supported yet?

I also see that it supports the Riplock patch

Riplock patch for

  • LG 4163/4165/4167/GH20/GH22xS40/GH22xS50/H10/H12/H42/H44/H62/H66
  • LG GA10/GA11/GS21/GS23/T11/T20/T21/T30/T40/T50/U10/U20
  • LG 4164/4166/GH22/H20/H21/H22/H30/H31/H50/H54/H55/H58/H73
  • LG GGW-H20x/GGC-H20x/BH08xS20/BH10xS30/CH08xS10/WH08xS20
  • NEC drives
  • Pioneer 109/110/111

and

RPC2 auto reset patch for

  • LG GH20x/GH22xS40/GH22xS50/GSA-E40x/H42/H44/H62/H66
  • LG GA10/GA11/GS21/GS23/T11/T20/T21/T30/T40/T50/U10/U20
  • LG GGW-H20x/GGC-H20x/BH08xS20/BH10xS30/CH08xS10/WH08xS20

Does that mean it only supports it based upon the firmware 1.00 only?

I see ala42’s quote here…

[QUOTE=ala42;2475602]The WH08LS20 2.00 firmware is 2 month never than the unofficial 1.00 firmware available in the rpc1.org database. WH08 and UH08 should work with MCSE without problems, just ignore they are detected as BH08/CH08 firmwares. BH08/WH08 2.00 firmwares differ just in one byte, CH08/UH08 in 17 bytes, ignoring IDs and checksums.[/QUOTE]

I can check the box for increase read speed and RPC2 Auto Reset, but under the Cross Flash Settings, select current drive id drop down box, it contains a bunch of ???. Do I need that if I want to flash it to my WH08LS20 drive?


#147

[QUOTE=Bane;2495695]I see that WH08LS20 1.00 is supported. Is 2.0 not supported yet?
[/QUOTE]
It is supported, but 2.00 was released after the last MCSE release. BTW, this is the wrong thread for such questions, so please stay on topic here next time.


#148

[B]BH30N[/B] Firmware [B]1.03[/B] - NEC OEM BH10NS30 clone (Released: 16.02.2010, Internal date: 06.01.2010)

Link: http://121ware.com/support/download/005/bh30n_103.exe

[B]BC-5500S[/B] Firmware [B]1.42[/B] - Fujitsu OEM (Released: 26.03.2009, used in AMILO Xi 3650 notebooks)

Link: http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/download/ShowDescription.asp?SoftwareGUID=4925247A-45B9-4379-A252-F0C3F3D929AE


#149

Buffalo BR-PI1216FBS(PIONEER BDR-205 clone)
FW: 8.07(no kernal part included):o

ï½¥Improvement of record quality to BD-R DL media.
ï½¥Improvement of record quality to BD-RE DL media.

http://buffalo.jp/download/driver/hd/br-pi1216fbs_fw.html


#150

Buffalo BR-H816FBS(LG BH08NS20 clone)
FW: EL02-08

ï½¥Improvement of record quality to BD-R media.
ï½¥Added support for SONY BD-RE DL.

http://buffalo.jp/download/driver/hd/br-h816_fw.html