GENERAL How to crossflash ASUS and some other drive as Liteon iHASX24 - B

thespeedracer38

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Note for the administrators : I dont mean to decrease sales of your Liteon Drive's by posting this. I live in India. Buying from XCONXOLE.COM was costing me 39.99
$ approx 40$ and then the octoroi charges extra 10$ total 50$ and just to make clear I live in India, West Bengal, Kolkata. Here there are no dealers of this particular company. So I made this tutorial on crossflashing to help those who have the same story as me. Sorry for my rudeness. Sorry for any mistakes I've committed but thanks to all the partners of c4eva, team xecuter, team jungle flasher to make the dream of backups on Xbox 360 come true and ofcourse Ubergreek for the all the help he gave to me and all of us.

Since the announcement of C4Evas DVD Burner FW I thought I would start a thread about the re-badged iHASx24 B drives, as the Lite-On badged drives may become harder to find.

Buying a re-badged drive should also guarantees you a Mediatek chipset based drive (A or B series). Whereas buying a Lite-On drive, you could also get a NEC chipset drive (Y series, re-badged Sony Optiarc AD-724xS/AD-726xS)

Confirmed iHASx24 B re-badges
(thanks to Exobex for 1270i and PL-L890SA)

Asus
DRW-24B3LT (confirmed)
DRW-24B3ST (confirmed)
DRW-24B1LT (confirmed newer drives are B chipset, older may be A chipset)
DRW-24B1ST (confirmed newer drives are B chipset, older may be A chipset)

HEWLETT PACKARD (HP)
DVD 1270i B (confirmed)
DVD 1260i B (confirmed) there may also be older A model (unconfirmed)

PLEXTOR
PL-L890SA (confirmed)

http://club.myce.com/f87/something-odd-jus...0-newegg-317360
Now the A series drives are no longer produced so your chances of getting an A series drives from a retailer such as Newegg is slim. Looking at reviews on Newegg for the DRW-24B1ST, there is one dated back to March 2011 reporting a B series drive.


Crossflashing any re-badged iHASx24 B to Lite-On firmware (Thanks to Spark for procedure)

Utilities and Lite-On iHASx24 B firmware can be found here:
http://codeguys.rpc1.org/

Personally I would recommend iHAS124 B firmware for LightScribe drives and iHAS524 B firmware for non LightScribe drives as this gets you the largest feature set (SmartErase + LabelTag), but you can chose any iHASx24 B firmware you wish.

Process is:

1. Launch EEPROM utility and backup EEPROM.
2. Launch Firmware utility and backup Firmware.

With the above steps, these dumps will be needed if you ever need to return the drive to stock for warranted repair etc so it's a good idea to make 2 dumps just to be sure.

3. Flash the drive using the Firmware utility selecting the exe file. All settings should be left as default. (note: unscrabbled c0deguys firmware is required)
4. After the Flashing utility confirms that the flash is successful, power cycle the drive. The Green activity LED on it will now flash constantly but the eject button etc should respond as normal.
5. Run the EEPROM utility and launch the Convert option. This will finalize the cross flash process.
6. Once this has completed successfully, power cycle the drive again.
7. The drive will now be recognized as an iHASx24 B model and the process is now complete.

Note: Once cross flashed with c0deguys firmware, you should be able to use official Lite-On firmware updates

Important Note: Morpheuspt was the user who gave the tip to change the recommended to firmware to iHAS124-B. If you see the previous pages you'll notice why he changed. He gave me this information because KProbe was giving very bad results with the drive flashed to iHAS624-B So I personally and Morpheuspt ly recommend you to use the iHAS624-B firmware. Give importance to Morpheuspt's comments. They are golden words.
 
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Morpheuspt

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You're right about something tho. Finding liteons in Portugal is nearly impossible. In thousands of stores around the country, only one of them sells liteons (with an online store, which most do have). I've looked everywhere, and nothing.

However, ASUS burners are like stones, you can find them anywhere.
 
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djnixtre

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Cool - Memory Express in Calgary (memoryexpress.com) doesn't stock any Liteons, but they do stock the Asus DRW-24B3LT for $29.99 Canadian. I hate waiting for shipping! Just have to wait for the modded fw now... Turns out it's not easy to find much Liteon stock anywhere in town.

EDIT: ...and as soon as I posted this, the firmware has just been announced released! Sweet!
 
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tsquad131

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good tutorial worked perfect for me for asus drw 24b1st bought from newegg in may 2011 flashed with ihas524b stock firmware and converted drive then flashed ixtreme max 524b firmware successful!
 

thespeedracer38

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Thanks for your support people! i dont think that ASUS is a bad drive by the way as compared to liteon. It may lack in some features such as Light Scribe, Smart Erase but It's a Strong drive. I used this drive for the past few months when I got my new computer to burn XGD2 games and all the burns went well they played smooth on my Xbox 360.
 

rooster1973

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good tutorial worked perfect for me for asus drw 24b1st bought from newegg in may 2011 flashed with ihas524b stock firmware and converted drive then flashed ixtreme max 524b firmware successful!
Trying to do the exact same thing but the flasher stops after two bars and says failure. Tried everything. Any suggestions?
 

thespeedracer38

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rooster can you plz attach an image of your drive. I mean Right click on Computer Click Manage And then Click Device Manager and Then Click the + DVD/CD Drives. And also attach the failure screenshot

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This is an Img Burn Log of My Gears Of War 3 burnt using this method. If you find any mistake of wrong then + Rep and Thank To That Guy! Also verified by Img Burn 1000% Success Used a 50 cent Cheap DVD

I 09:07:03 ImgBurn Version 2.5.6.0 started!
I 09:07:03 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (6.1, Build 7600)
I 09:07:03 Total Physical Memory: 3,134,872 KB - Available: 1,846,108 KB
W 09:07:03 Duplex Secure's SPTD driver can have a detrimental effect on drive performance.
I 09:07:03 Initialising SPTI...
I 09:07:04 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 09:07:04 -> Drive 1 - Info: ATAPI iHAS624 B GL29 (F:) (ATA)
I 09:07:04 -> Drive 2 - Info: MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM 1.0A (G:) (Unknown)
I 09:07:04 -> Drive 3 - Info: UNCX SXUBKXAROXUB 1.03 (H:) (SCSI)
I 09:07:04 -> Drive 4 - Info: UNCX SXUBKXAROXUB 1.03 (J:) (SCSI)
I 09:07:04 Found 1 DVD-ROM, 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 2 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROMs!
I 09:07:52 Operation Started!
I 09:07:52 Source File: D:\My Personal Files\Games\Xbox 360 Games Collection\Gears Of War 3 XBOX 360 Region Free Multi 5 (XGD3)\rrod-gow3.dvd
I 09:07:52 Source File Sectors: 4,267,015 (MODE1/2048)
I 09:07:52 Source File Size: 8,738,846,720 bytes
I 09:07:52 Source File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROM
I 09:07:52 Source File Volume Set Identifier: cd690000MS UDFBridge
I 09:07:52 Source File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)
I 09:07:52 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 09:07:52 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)
I 09:07:52 Destination Device: [3:1:0] ATAPI iHAS624 B GL29 (F:) (ATA)
I 09:07:52 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-001-00)
I 09:07:52 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x
I 09:07:52 Destination Media Sectors: 4,267,040
I 09:07:52 Write Mode: DVD
I 09:07:52 Write Type: DAO
I 09:07:52 Write Speed: MAX
I 09:07:52 Link Size: Auto
I 09:07:52 Lock Volume: Yes
I 09:07:52 Test Mode: No
I 09:07:52 OPC: Yes
I 09:07:52 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 09:07:52 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 3,324 KB/s (2.4x)
I 09:07:52 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 09:07:52 Advanced Settings - Force HT: No, Online HT: No, OverSpeed: No, SmartBurn: Yes
I 09:08:25 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,133,520
I 09:08:26 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
I 09:08:26 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!
I 09:08:26 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 09:08:27 Writing LeadIn...
I 09:08:29 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 4267014)
I 09:08:29 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 4267014)
I 09:08:29 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 2133519)
I 09:30:30 Writing Layer 1... (LBA: 2133520 - 4267014)
I 09:52:36 Synchronising Cache...
I 09:52:41 Closing Track...
I 09:52:42 Finalising Disc...
I 09:53:34 Exporting Graph Data...
I 09:53:34 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Ranajoy\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\ATAPI_iHAS624_B_GL29_SUNDAY-OCTOBER-23-2011_9-07_AM_MKM-001-00_MAX.ibg
I 09:53:34 Export Successfully Completed!
I 09:53:34 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:45:41
I 09:53:34 Average Write Rate: 3,225 KB/s (2.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,398 KB/s (2.5x)
I 09:53:34 Cycling Tray before Verify...
W 09:53:44 Waiting for device to become ready...
I 09:53:59 Device Ready!
I 09:54:00 Operation Started!
I 09:54:00 Source Device: [3:1:0] ATAPI iHAS624 B GL29 (F:) (ATA)
I 09:54:00 Source Media Type: DVD+R DL (Book Type: DVD-ROM) (Disc ID: MKM-001-00)
I 09:54:00 Source Media Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x
I 09:54:00 Image File: D:\My Personal Files\Games\Xbox 360 Games Collection\Gears Of War 3 XBOX 360 Region Free Multi 5 (XGD3)\rrod-gow3.dvd
I 09:54:00 Image File Sectors: 4,267,015 (MODE1/2048)
I 09:54:00 Image File Size: 8,738,846,720 bytes
I 09:54:00 Image File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROM
I 09:54:00 Image File Volume Set Identifier: cd690000MS UDFBridge
I 09:54:00 Image File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)
I 09:54:00 Image File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 09:54:00 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)
I 09:54:00 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
I 09:54:01 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 4267014)
I 09:54:01 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 4267014)
I 09:54:01 Verifying Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 2133519)
I 10:03:16 Verifying Layer 1... (LBA: 2133520 - 4267014)
I 10:12:30 Exporting Graph Data...
I 10:12:30 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Ranajoy\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\ATAPI_iHAS624_B_GL29_SUNDAY-OCTOBER-23-2011_9-07_AM_MKM-001-00_MAX.ibg
I 10:12:30 Export Successfully Completed!
I 10:12:30 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:18:29
I 10:12:30 Average Verify Rate: 7,709 KB/s (5.6x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 11,208 KB/s (8.1x)
 
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thespeedracer38

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Yes the KProbe gave me a sh*t result about my Disc PI Max was 182 and PIF was 29 I know it's bad but I am not in the mood of playing these online offline is much better so no worries.
 

fallchild

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fail by me the 1260i is listed. I know its not listed but what about the hp dvd1260i. You have the 1270i down but is the 1260 not compatible or just not tried?
 
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thespeedracer38

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Okay! Fail Offline Including Online! Ok Thanks for the heads up! But My Xbox 360 isn't repaired yet gotta attach a laser ribbon cable I screwed up the last one. Replacement would arrive by Sunday I suppose. Will Try these games then.

---------- Post added at 23:33 ---------- Previous post was at 23:31 ----------

fallchild I coudn't understand your query. Please elaborate.
 

rooster1973

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Unfortunately in trying to get this to work I think I bricked the drive. It wont power on, eject no longer works and the bottom of the drive is getting warm. Might have to buy a new drive unless you know how to unbrick an Asus drive.
 

Morpheuspt

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Well going to my local retailer to buy an asus 3ST. Wish me luck!
 

Morpheuspt

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Alright bought the drive this morning, connected to the comp through the x360usb pro, using the molext for power. Flashing went perfect, everything worked as it should. It's a 524 now