[QUOTE=pinto2;1916584]Thanks for these nice rpc1 firmwares…
Also nice to see you back in business. Can still recal your post 2y back, linky[/QUOTE]
Hehe, not really “back”, as I didn’t actually patch stuff before - the few I did were mostly private, as they were only “ports” of other people’s patches (e.g. when a new firmware came out and no one bothered to release a patched version).
For the record:
All the info you need for patching current Samsung firmwares is the following:
- read and understand (!) XVI’s guide
- Mediatek chipsets are using an Intel 8051 compatible micro controller
- the checksum is a simple byte sum of the static part of the firmware. No need to re-generate it from scratch, though, if you’re only patching two bytes like I did - just add the delta between the original and patched value of each byte.
[QUOTE=pinto2;1916584]BTW, I tried LtnFlash on my S203B a while ago and also got “rpc1” drive. Problem is that I can’t get it back to “one” region.
Any suggestions. ;)[/QUOTE]
Reading your post doesn’t give me the impression that your drive became RPC1, though. You simply set it to “region 1” (don’t confuse with RPC1!). Why this worked with LtnFlash? Because setting the region is a standard ATAPI command, nothing specific to Liteon. Click “Disable” instead of “Set Region” and you’ll get an error, because THAT command is Liteon specific. To go back to region 2, just select region 2 and click “Set Region” again. Or insert an original R2 DVD and start the DVD player software of your choice. It will offer changing the region to “2”. The region setting has nothing to do with burning, only with playback. You can burn a region 1 disc with your drive set to region 2 - you just can’t play it back afterwards.