Hello, I have revived this, cause I finally got around to finishing flashing my Pioneer drive. I did as you said above, and patched the firmware. I put the new speed patched files in their own folder, and re-named to originial. Double clicked R12LOIN.exe and flashed to new firmware.
However, the problem is, the drive appears to still be riplocked. I just tried ripping a disc and the average read rate was 2.7.
Is this normal? Or did this flash wrong?