Trying to update firmware on hacked LDW411S@LDW811S, help please

vbimport

#1

I did the LDW-411S->LDW-811S hack. Currently using HS0K, but that firmware is old. I want to update to the latest, so I went to lite-on’s site. I flashed the drive, but then the light started constantly blinking orange, so I flashed it back to the hacked HS0K.

How can I get the latest revision, HS0Q, to work with my hacked drive? Thanks.


#2

Try patching HS0Q with omnipatcher to enable crossflashing. Otherwise read this post which is almost identical to yours.


#3

Ok thanks. One last question, I have read my hacked firmware is actually the best and HS0Q is buggy. Is this true? Should I leave things alone?


#4

If the drive works fine with HS0K, then you might as well just stick to that version.


#5

Ok… are there any significant reasons why I would want to update it? Does it improve discs compatibility with dvd players and other drives?

Why does lite-on release new firmware if it performs worse? The latest LDW-411S firmware is horrible.


#6

It probably doesn’t perform worse. Reports of HS0Q being worse than HS0K are probably due to random, unrelated issues.


#7

So the only way to get the latest revision working with a hacked drive is for someone to change the EEPROM bin file?