SDFtool Flasher

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papacarter
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

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Yes, I clicked on the 'X'
MartyMcNuts
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

Post by MartyMcNuts »

papacarter wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:17 am
Yes, I clicked on the 'X'
OK, so that means ASUS are now using encrypted firmware starting from v3.11.
Cheers :D
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SamuriHL
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

Post by SamuriHL »

Oh joy. Lol

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mytie13
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

Post by mytie13 »

Hey guys,

I have an BU40N that I am unable to flash. It looks like it's restricted as when I try to flash it with the Downgrade Enabled Firmware V.2 pack I originally got mdchecksum mismatch. Now i'm getting a "
Write DRAM NG 05/24/00"

Pulling up SDFtool FLasher v1.3.3 I select Write and tried to flash it to BU40N 1.02 (HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.02-NM01201-211711301218.bin) I get Command produced error code 0x8f052603.

Manufacture: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BU40N
Revision 1.02

My understanding was I needed to do the following:
1. Open SDFtool Flahser v1.3.3
2. Select my DVD burner.
3. Select same firmware I currently have.
4. WRITE Firmware.
5. Write same firmware I currently have (1.02) but check Include boot loader.
6. Downgrade to version 1.0.0

Please let me know what I'm doing wrong. Thank you in advanced.
Billycar11
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

Post by Billycar11 »

mytie13 wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:44 pm
Hey guys,

I have an BU40N that I am unable to flash. It looks like it's restricted as when I try to flash it with the Downgrade Enabled Firmware V.2 pack I originally got mdchecksum mismatch. Now i'm getting a "
Write DRAM NG 05/24/00"

Pulling up SDFtool FLasher v1.3.3 I select Write and tried to flash it to BU40N 1.02 (HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.02-NM01201-211711301218.bin) I get Command produced error code 0x8f052603.

Manufacture: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BU40N
Revision 1.02

My understanding was I needed to do the following:
1. Open SDFtool Flahser v1.3.3
2. Select my DVD burner.
3. Select same firmware I currently have.
4. WRITE Firmware.
5. Write same firmware I currently have (1.02) but check Include boot loader.
6. Downgrade to version 1.0.0

Please let me know what I'm doing wrong. Thank you in advanced.
Read the guide
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MartyMcNuts
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

Post by MartyMcNuts »

mytie13 wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:44 pm
Hey guys,

I have an BU40N that I am unable to flash. It looks like it's restricted as when I try to flash it with the Downgrade Enabled Firmware V.2 pack I originally got mdchecksum mismatch. Now i'm getting a "
Write DRAM NG 05/24/00"

Pulling up SDFtool FLasher v1.3.3 I select Write and tried to flash it to BU40N 1.02 (HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.02-NM01201-211711301218.bin) I get Command produced error code 0x8f052603.

Manufacture: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BU40N
Revision 1.02

My understanding was I needed to do the following:
1. Open SDFtool Flahser v1.3.3
2. Select my DVD burner.
3. Select same firmware I currently have.
4. WRITE Firmware.
5. Write same firmware I currently have (1.02) but check Include boot loader.
6. Downgrade to version 1.0.0

Please let me know what I'm doing wrong. Thank you in advanced.
Flash 1.03-MK then BU40N 1.00 if you want more software compatibility.
Cheers :D
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Flaming_Mesh
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

Post by Flaming_Mesh »

Hi there,
I am new to the forum, and I have recently purchased the ASUS BW-16D1HT Pro drive, and also have the MakeMKV software purchased.
I am going to try flashing my drive with the firmware available here, and I have downloaded the SDFTool 1.3.3, and also the mk firmware pack 20200720.
I have read on various post about flashing to the ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.10-MK firmware. So, is the ASUS firmware in the pack the 3.10-MK firmware?

The one in the ASUS folder is ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin - is this the one to use?

Additionally, what is the difference between READ and WRITE Firmware? Thanks in advance!
MartyMcNuts
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

Post by MartyMcNuts »

Flaming_Mesh wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:52 pm
Hi there,
I am new to the forum, and I have recently purchased the ASUS BW-16D1HT Pro drive, and also have the MakeMKV software purchased.
I am going to try flashing my drive with the firmware available here, and I have downloaded the SDFTool 1.3.3, and also the mk firmware pack 20200720.
I have read on various post about flashing to the ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.10-MK firmware. So, is the ASUS firmware in the pack the 3.10-MK firmware?

The one in the ASUS folder is ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin - is this the one to use?

Additionally, what is the difference between READ and WRITE Firmware? Thanks in advance!
Yes, that's the one!

READ will dump the important bits of the firmware to a .tar file. WRITE is to write (flash) another firmware to the drive.

FYI, apparently there is a newer 3.11 firmware that is encrypted on some of those ASUS drives. If yours has this 3.11 (and not 3.10) SDFtool flasher may not pick up that it is encrypted. If this is the case and the flash doesn't work, simply toggle the encrypted firmware flag by clicking on the red X and it will change to a green tick, then proceed with the flash.
Cheers :D
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Flaming_Mesh
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

Post by Flaming_Mesh »

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:40 pm
Flaming_Mesh wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:52 pm
Hi there,
I am new to the forum, and I have recently purchased the ASUS BW-16D1HT Pro drive, and also have the MakeMKV software purchased.
I am going to try flashing my drive with the firmware available here, and I have downloaded the SDFTool 1.3.3, and also the mk firmware pack 20200720.
I have read on various post about flashing to the ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.10-MK firmware. So, is the ASUS firmware in the pack the 3.10-MK firmware?

The one in the ASUS folder is ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin - is this the one to use?

Additionally, what is the difference between READ and WRITE Firmware? Thanks in advance!
Yes, that's the one!

READ will dump the important bits of the firmware to a .tar file. WRITE is to write (flash) another firmware to the drive.

FYI, apparently there is a newer 3.11 firmware that is encrypted on some of those ASUS drives. If yours has this 3.11 (and not 3.10) SDFtool flasher may not pick up that it is encrypted. If this is the case and the flash doesn't work, simply toggle the encrypted firmware flag by clicking on the red X and it will change to a green tick, then proceed with the flash.
Thank you very much for your quick reply.
My ASUS BW-16D1HT Pro drive, although bought recently, has the 3.10 firmware, manufactured in May 2021, I supposed the firmware is not encrypted. I will try flash it and see what happen.

By the way, does this drive has the Sleep Bug too? If so, what can I do to remove the bug? Thanks.
Billycar11
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

Post by Billycar11 »

Flaming_Mesh wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:43 pm

Thank you very much for your quick reply.
My ASUS BW-16D1HT Pro drive, although bought recently, has the 3.10 firmware, manufactured in May 2021, I supposed the firmware is not encrypted. I will try flash it and see what happen.

By the way, does this drive has the Sleep Bug too? If so, what can I do to remove the bug? Thanks.
Sleep bug info below
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to video maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
UHD Drives Guide: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
Auto flash kit $25 Email me for one Billycar5924@gmail.com
MartyMcNuts
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Re: SDFtool Flasher

Post by MartyMcNuts »

FYI, I have updated the SDFtool Flasher. The latest version is v1.3.4, which should now automatically detect the ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.11 encrypted firmware.

The download link in the first post of this thread has been updated.
Cheers :D
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