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#249

Many Thanks!!!


#250

Happy New Year to all and a few more updates…

  • BH14NS58 Firmware 1.01-00, Dated: 17.11.16

  • BH16NS50 Firmware 1.01-00, Dated: 17.12.07

  • BH16NS58 Firmware 1.01-00, Dated: 17.11.16


  • BU40N Firmware 1.02-01, Dated: 17.11.30

  • BU40N Firmware U101-01, Dated: 17.11.30 (Japan)


Link: http://hlds.co.kr/support/?top=3&sub=1&bo_table=product


#251

A WARNING regarding the recent raft of LG firmware update releases


Not a new firmware announcement as such, but since not everyone would have seen this in the UHD section of the forum, it is worth posting a WARNING here about the changes introduced by LG in their recent raft of firmware update releases.

  • To those interested in ripping Ultra HD BluRay movies

LG advertises some of these later firmwares as “improving Ultra HD BluRay disc compatibility”. In reality the purpose of these firmware updates seems to be rather the opposite: to actually close the loophole in AACS 2.0 that allows ‘UHD friendly’ drives like the NS50 family to rip Ultra HD BluRay movies. Ripping Ultra HD BluRay movies is no longer possible with the latest firmware. More details here: https://www.myce.com/news/lg-blu-ray-burner-firmware-update-closes-aacs-2-0-loophole-cant-downgraded-83322/

  • To everyone

The other major change silently introduced in these recent firmwares that everyone should be aware of, is that once a drive is flashed to one of these newer firmwares, LG has made it impossible to downgrade to an earlier firmware using the normal unlocked flasher method, which means that it is a lot more difficult to flash / crossflash a drive once it has been updated to one of these latest firmwares or indeed just to go back to an earlier firmware version. Given the previous point, the reason for this silent change is quite obvious: to stop people from reverting back to an earlier firmware revision which allows UHD ripping. Luckily, thanks to the great work of blackened2687 and czary2mary it is still possible to downgrade and/or crossflash to an older firmware by using DosFlash and the method described here: DosFlash V2.0 patched to support BH16NS40/BH16NS55 drives


Post new firmware and tool ANNOUNCEMENTS here
Post new firmware and tool ANNOUNCEMENTS here
#252

What about UHD-certified drives like the BU40N? Surely they could/would not remove the ability to read UHD discs on a drive advertised/sped’ed for that purpose?

The initial firmware for this drive had serious issues with BD playback and CD burning IIRC (at least, according to one OEM changelog for their private firmware update) so a firmware update is much more than cosmetic.


#253

ASUS BW-16D1HT / BW-16D1HT-PRO (SVC NS50 only) Firmware 3.03-00, Released: ~19.01.2018, Revised: 12.02.2018

Original Link: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/ODD/Blu-ray/BW-16D1HT/ASUS_Website_FW_Updater_For_BW_16D1HT_FW_3.03.zip

Revised links:
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/ODD/Blu-ray/BW-16D1HT/ASUS_ODD_FWUpdater_BW-16D1HT_3.03.zip
or
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/ODD/Blu-ray/BW-16D1HT-PRO/ASUS_ODD_FWUpdater_BW-16D1HT_3.03.zip

Note 1: Do not update your drive with this firmware if you are interested in ripping Ultra HD BluRay movies. See the warning posted two posts up. This is one of those firmwares.

Note 2: Re-released in February with a revised flasher, but the firmware itself is identical to the original release. The BW-16D1HT and BW-16D1HT-PRO firmwares are 100% identical, so you can use any of the two download links.


#254

ASUS BW-16D1H-U (SVC NS50 only) Firmware A203-01, Released: 17.01.2018, Revised: 13.02.2018

Original Link: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/ODD/Blu-ray/BW-16D1HT-PRO/ASUS_FW_Updater_For_BW-16D1H-U_A203.zip

Revised Link: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/ODD/Blu-ray/BW-16D1H-U-PRO/ASUS_ODD_FWUpdater_BW-16D1H-U_A203.zip

Note 1: Do not update your drive with this firmware if you are interested in ripping Ultra HD BluRay movies. See the warning posted above. This is one of those firmwares.

Note 2: Re-released in February with a revised flasher popup message, but the firmware itself is identical to the original release.


#256

WH16NS58 DUP Firmware 1.V5-00, Released: 11.02.2018 (Vinpower)

Link: http://www.vinpowerdigital.com/main/TechnicalSupport/Downloads/DriveDriver/HLDTSTBDREWH16NS58.zip

Clean flashable binary: WH16NS58DUP_1.V5-00_CLEAN.zip (1.3 MB)

No change log provided.

Note 1: This firmware has been released in a binary format suitable for Vinpower duplicator controllers (additional header data + the binary firmware itself), not as a regular *.exe updater. Furthermore, the binary file provided cannot be flashed ‘as is’ without first cleaning the additional data. A clean flashable binary that can be flashed as usual, using an unlocked flasher, has been provided above.

Note 2: Given its release date, this is probably not a UHD rip-friendly firmware. See the warning posted several posts above.


#257

Wrong forum section. This is the LG firmware announcement thread which is reserved for LG drives and their various re-badges. Pioneer drives have nothing to do with this. Let’s keep it clean please.

PS. Also, so far all the links on Pioneer’s website that point to the newer 1.50 firmwares are still dead, returning 404 error messages.


#258

BU40N Firmware CB05-00, Released: 12.04.2018, NEC OEM

FIXES:

  1. Drive may not be able to recognize CD or CD-ROM music discs.
  2. Playback may be interrupted while playing Blu-ray movies and music discs.
  3. Compatibility in playing Blu-ray movies and music discs.

Link: http://download.smartupdate.jp/2/829/2169/bu40n_cb05.zip

Info: http://121ware.com/psp/PA121/121ETC2/ENTP/s/WEBLIB_NECS_SP.NECS_SP_DISP_URL.FieldFormula.IScript_SU_Display?modId=10658


BU40N Firmware CA03-01, Released: 12.04.2018, NEC OEM

FIXES:

  1. Compatibility in playing Blu-ray movies and music discs.

Link: http://download.smartupdate.jp/2/831/2171/bu40n_ca03_01.zip

Info: http://121ware.com/psp/PA121/121ETC2/ENTP/s/WEBLIB_NECS_SP.NECS_SP_DISP_URL.FieldFormula.IScript_SU_Display?modId=10660


BU50N Firmware CC02-01, Released: 12.04.2018, NEC OEM

FIXES:

  1. Compatibility in playing Blu-ray movies and music discs.

Link: http://download.smartupdate.jp/2/830/2170/bu50n_cc02_01.zip

Info: http://121ware.com/psp/PA121/121ETC2/ENTP/s/WEBLIB_NECS_SP.NECS_SP_DISP_URL.FieldFormula.IScript_SU_Display?modId=10659


BU50N Firmware GE03-01, Released: 12.04.2018, NEC OEM

FIXES:

  1. Compatibility in playing Blu-ray movies and music discs.

Link: http://download.smartupdate.jp/2/832/2172/ge03_bu50n_win.zip

Info: http://121ware.com/psp/PA121/121ETC2/ENTP/s/WEBLIB_NECS_SP.NECS_SP_DISP_URL.FieldFormula.IScript_SU_Display?modId=10661


#259

The clean binary version of “WH16NS58 DUP 1.V5-00” has a an unusual size and the EEPROM data mover doesn’t allow to move the data there (invalid file size). It seems like nott all additional information was cleaned of the file. Are you sure that the clean image is correct?


#260

Here is a link to the real clean firwmare for version 1.V5.
firmware


#261

None of what you said is true, so please stop spreading misinformation.

The clean version that I have posted is 100% correct and has the correct file size. You’ve probably downloaded the wrong file (the official binary firmware from the first link which is in Vinpower controller format and not directly flashable) instead of downloading the correct clean version provided in the second link. Either that or you were trying to flash the zip file, instead of first extracting the *.bin firmware from the zip archive…

If you want the clean flashable version then you need to download the cleaned version that I have posted in the second link (the firmware is inside of the archive, so you’ll obviously have to unzip it), which is this one:

Clean flashable binary: WH16NS58DUP_1.V5-00_CLEAN.zip

As for your second post which claims to give the “real clean firmware”:

A bit by bit binary file comparison shows that your file is 100% identical to the clean version that I originally posted… :rolleyes:


#262

This is hilarious. I found that WH16NS58 DUP firmware on the website, examined it with a hex editor, cropped out the header and test flashed it yesterday. Looks like you beat me to the punch. :slight_smile:


#263

That’s because I am a moron and uploaded a wrong file. Your file contains an extra header that makes it’s impossible to process and flash with such tools as DosFlash. I just cut the header off and cleaned the EEPROM area once again.
Here is the right image. . Sorry.


#264

Again, that is not true.

The second file that you just posted is actually identical to the first one you posted before, and both of them are identical to the proper firmware file included inside of the WH16NS58DUP_1.V5-00_CLEAN.zip archive that I originally posted on 4 March in the second link of that post.

You just don’t seem to get it…

The official HLDTSTBDREWH16NS58.1V5 firmware file from inside of the HLDTSTBDREWH16NS58.zip file which can be downloaded from Vinpower’s website (the first link from my original post), has been released in a binary format that is only suitable for Vinpower duplicator controllers (the file is ~100k larger than a normal NS50 firmware file, because it contains ~100k of additional data in addition to the actual WH16NS58 firmware itself). That is the official firmware package released by Vinpower for their duplicators, in duplicator controller firmware format.

My file is the one inside of the WH16NS58DUP_1.V5-00_CLEAN.zip archive, from the second link in my original post. Unlike Vinpower’s firmware which due to the extra data cannot be directly flashed to a drive, this is a standard flashable file which has been already cleaned and which is 100% correct and working. All the extra data appended by Vinpower has been cleaned, and the result is a proper firmware file that is 100% flash ready, and which obviously has the correct size and no longer contains any extra headers, nor does it require any other cleaning. Everything that needed to be cleaned has been already cleaned, so the WH16NS58DUP_1.V5-00_CLEAN.bin file is a proper flashable firmware that works perfectly fine with any tool, including Dosflash.

What is so difficult to understand?


#265

Linux, Cygwin, or GnuWin32:

dd bs=2048 skip=1 if=HLDTSTBDREWH16NS58.1V5 of=WH16NS58DUP_1.V5-00_CLEAN.bin


#266

Sorry, but you are wrong. Your “clean” image has a special vpr header in the beginning. Just open in with any hex editor and see. And it can’t be flashed with DosFlash because it has wrong size. Just compare it exact size with any other firmware image. Or try to process it with data mover. Have you tried to do that with your image you named “clean”?


#267

No it does not! The file has no such extra header in the beginning, as you claim, and you can clearly see that below:

Again, no it has not! The file has the correct size, which again you can clearly see below:

I always check a firmware before posting it. Needless to say, the firmware file is correctly recognised by the LG unlocked flashers, which tells you that its checksum is correct. If the file had an extra header as you claim, it would obviously give a checksum error. The EEPROM Data Mover works fine with this file as well.

You probably downloaded the wrong file to start with (the official one released by Vinpower from the first link in my post) instead of the cleaned version (from the second link uploaded to MyCE), or you messed something up.

Download the correct one (WH16NS58DUP_1.V5-00_CLEAN.zip) and please stop this nonsense.


#268

I agree:

WH16NS58DUP_1.V5-00_CLEAN.bin MD5: 1C8729DF02E71F8514E0FD2402626720
HLDTSTBDREWH16NS58.1V5 MD5: 387B4204174FE69B611FFD88F3FA38EB


#269

I downloaded the file once again and it happened to be Ok. No idea what was that. Sorry.