Several firmwares added

Several firmwares have just been published on our site:

  • Optiarc AD-5260S Firmware 1.00b with Booktype, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-5260S Firmware 1.Z0 with Booktype, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-5260S Firmware 1.Z5 with Booktype, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-5680H Firmware 3AHF with Riplock, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-5970H Firmware 3APE with Riplock, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-7260S Firmware 1.61 with Booktype, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Sony DRU-880S Firmware 1.61 (almost identical to Optiarc AD-7260S FW 1.61)
  • Optiarc AD-7280S Firmware 1.00 with Booktype, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-7280S Firmware 1.01 with Booktype, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-7591S Firmware 1.84 with Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-7591S Firmware 1.84b with Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-7700H Firmware 1.V0 with Riplock, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-7701H Firmware 2.85 with Riplock, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch
  • Optiarc AD-7703S Firmware 1.T0 with Riplock, Auto-Reset and RPC1 patch

Unfortunately flashing the AD-7280S is likely to be impossible until there is an official firmware update available and Binflash can be adapted accordingly.

Next step will probably be re-packaging all firmwares in order to significantly reduce sizes – the current firmware archive needs about 1.4 GB disk space. Instead of having multiple archives for different patches of a single firmware, they will all be combined into one archive probably using 7-Zip instead of ZIP. I just need to figure out how to best do this more or less automatically 😉

Binflash 1.56 released

I’ve just published Binflash version 1.56. Unlike most previous versions, this one does not only add support for additional drives (AD-5970H in this version) or fix bugs, it also contains new functionality:

On the command line you get two new options -queryrpc and -resetrpc. The first one is used to display your drive’s current region code settings and will probably also work on drives other than NEC or Optiarc. The second option allows you to reset your drive’s DVD region counter. You can either issue a vendor reset that decrements the vendor counter by one and giving you 5 user changes again or you can run a global reset that gives you 4 vendor and 5 user changes again. Please keep in mind that due to the restricted lifetime of the used flash chips it is highly recommended to use RPC1 or Auto-Reset firmwares instead. Using this function too often may damage your drive.

In the Windows GUI version you have an additional button that shows a menu with your drive’s current region code settings and buttons to reset the counter if possible.

New Binflash and firmwares

I just released Binflash version 1.53 which adds support for the HP DVD-Writer 1270r.

Also a couple of firmwares have been added to our NEC and Optiarc firmware page:

Merry christmas everyone

Binflash version 1.52 published

Binflash version 1.52 has just been made available. This version adds support for the AD-7700H slimline drive and also adds basic flashing support for the Optiarc BluRay combo drives. This means that you can flash within the same series of firmwares like 1.00 to 1.03 or 1.08 but not to 1.10, 1.23 or 1.xy. Also dumping firmwares is not possible at the moment.

If anyone can get hold of an unencrypted Optiarc BluRay drive firmware, feel free to contact me.

A few more firmwares added

I just found the time to patch some more firmwares. Everything was patched with bitsetting, rpc1 and auto-reset – slimline drive firmwares also have a riplock removed version. And these are the new firmwares:

For the AD-7700H you will need Binflash version 1.52 that should be released soon.

Several firmwares uploaded

I know I’ve been a little lazy again regarding firmware updates but first I didn’t have enough firmwares that would have been worth spending time on them and once I had the firmwares I didn’t have time for patching.

But a couple of minutes ago I added a bunch of firmwares to our Optiarc firmware page:

Firmwares can be flashed with Binflash and flashing the Optiarc AD-5680H should work with version 1.51 which is expected to be released very soon.