Asus BC-121STb

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monkeystains
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Asus BC-121STb

Post by monkeystains » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:50 pm

I have been trying to get my drive to do 4k blu rays and have come to an impasse. I have tried to run the custom firmware installers and just get an error "Updating Failure 4." I have tried looking it up and have found nothing. The firmware it is on is 3.11. I have tried using the Asus and LG firmware installer with no avail. Also tried this on multiple computers and even through USB, usually it is connected through SATA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Billycar11
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Re: Asus BC-121STb

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:47 am

monkeystains wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:50 pm
I have been trying to get my drive to do 4k blu rays and have come to an impasse. I have tried to run the custom firmware installers and just get an error "Updating Failure 4." I have tried looking it up and have found nothing. The firmware it is on is 3.11. I have tried using the Asus and LG firmware installer with no avail. Also tried this on multiple computers and even through USB, usually it is connected through SATA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
are you trying to flash asus 3.10mk?
i seen a few people with 3.11 some were able to downgrade and one could not even with 3.10mk

monkeystains
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Re: Asus BC-121STb

Post by monkeystains » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:37 pm

I've tried all in the MK Firmware pack and just get the Updating failure #4. I will try again and see if it will work.

monkeystains
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Re: Asus BC-121STb

Post by monkeystains » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:45 am

Thank you for your help. I was able to get this to work using the BW-16D1H-U A204 Firmware!

Billycar11
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Re: Asus BC-121STb

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:36 am

monkeystains wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:45 am
Thank you for your help. I was able to get this to work using the BW-16D1H-U A204 Firmware!
thats weird what did you flash to after that or did you leave it?

monkeystains
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Re: Asus BC-121STb

Post by monkeystains » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:23 pm

Just left it honestly. Its working so don't want to mess with it

rmsrmsrms
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Re: Asus BC-121STb

Post by rmsrmsrms » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:45 pm

I just installed a WH16NS60 RomVer 1.02 4/24/2019 drive. I ran the ASUS_ODD_FW_Changer_(Modified).exe (8-23-2019) with DE_LG_WH16NS60_1.00.bin (and others) and get a "Updating failure #4"

ASUS-BW-16D1H-U-A204-WM01001-211901041044.bin firmware *does* work (as noted in someone else's post). And from here I flashed to DE_LG_WH16NS60_1.00.bin Do you know why this is occurring? Thanks!

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Re: Asus BC-121STb

Post by st4evr » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:00 am

rmsrmsrms wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:45 pm

ASUS-BW-16D1H-U-A204-WM01001-211901041044.bin firmware *does* work (as noted in someone else's post). And from here I flashed to DE_LG_WH16NS60_1.00.bin Do you know why this is occurring? Thanks!
Because newer firmware from drive manufacturers are implementing new protections to prevent direct downgrading in certain cases. It’s been happening to certain people here and there. The steps you just took were a correct workaround to bypass this protection. They really do not want you to have the ability to rip/backup UHD BD discs.

Also, it can sometimes take a few tries to get the firmware to flash. Some people have had to try flashing multiple times using the same firmware version or different firmwares until it takes.

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