I played around a bit this afternoon and hacked the Flash Utility V1.048A windows firmware loader from Liteon for the LTR-40125S (ZS0J.exe) via Hex Workshop, and can now go from LTR-40125S ZS0J to LTR-48125W VS02, and back again without ever leaving Windows or rebooting. If you want, I can make this for any bin file for the LTR- â€œ5â€ series to go up and back again from within Windows without rebooting or using mtk flash, etc.
This IS the Offical Liteon Windows Firmware Loader I hacked (the one that came with ZS0J) so it is not a home-grown loader.
The ONLY caveat is when going from ZS0J to VS02, I had to trick the loader by making it think it was going to ZS0Z–as V is obviously a lower value than Z, thus the loader was prompting with â€œyou already have the latest versionâ€ error. This is ONLY a LOADER issue and after the flash, EVERYTHING shows up as VS02. The ZS0Z value I put inâ€”arbitrarilyâ€”only tricks the loader. You will see on the confirmation screen “Update FW:ZS0J to FW:ZS0Z”. Choose yes, as this firmware IS the VS02.bin which I got from this site. I could not figure a way around this other than naming it ZS0Z to capture ALL ZSxx firmwares. AGAIN, this will not load a “ZS0Z” firmware, as it does not exist and is used only to trick the loader (inevitably, I will see threads with people freaking over this b/c they can’t read–well, can’t please em all).
When going from VS02 to ZS0J or any other ZSxx, I did not have to trick loader and the conversion confirmation screen reads properly.
I emailed the two loaders I thought were most useful to OC-Freak and am hopeful he will post them soon. For you LTR-32125W guys, I can do the same for you as well–I think, as I don’t have a drive to test on, but, the hacking was fairly straight forward and not drive specific.
BTW, OC-Freak or any other moderator, I go by PorchSong, but my activation email never came–or I most likely accidently deleted it–and can not use my nickname (as it is awaiting activation). Would you please resend the activation email, or activate my nick, so I don’t have to use RowJimmy any more…ty