Hi everyone, what a great job you people are doing on here, such a wealth of infomation, i have learnt so much just by looking for an upgrade.
If anyone can help i am Looking for Upgraded firmware for LG GBW-T10N (ver. UL01)
I have seen two upgrades on here from a NEC version of the above drive, but this fails to see my 2009 version.
I tried running the drive info but failed (could be my windows 7 64 bit maybe)
Im happy if someone could help me dump my own firmware i can try the mcse tool, i hear my drive is suported as a generic Renesas type drive.. Please correct me if i am wrong.
My drive reads dvd's cd's etc, it can see empty space on my Infiniti BD-RE (phillips) Media but will error on any BD burn/erase etc.
Darren Bourne (Cheltenham UK)
Yes this is a Renesas chipset drive so you're lucky (there are tools available to dump your firmware).
First of all do a backup of your firmware using DevilsClaw's flasher: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=46137
Assuming its the only drive in your machine just run the following commands (from the command line):
flasher -d 1 -m main_firmware.bin
flasher -d 1 -c core_firmware.bin
That will dump the firmware from your drive. Keep it safe and please let us have a copy as well (zip them up and upload them to a free host such as mediafire.com and post the link here)
PS. MCSE can't dump or flash firmwares, it can only patch firmwares.
The reason your drive is not seen by the UN10 or UM10 firmware flashers is because your drive is a different OEM flavour (not NEC, the L might suggest a Lenovo/IBM OEM drive).
If you want to update to the newer NEC firmwares then you need to 'crossflash' your drive. I would guess your UL01 firmware is much older than the NEC ones, so this might be worthwhile as the media support is likely to be much better. It might even cure your BD-RE problem if it is a matter of the Infinity discs not being (properly) supported by your current firmware due to its age ... or maybe the Infinity media you've got is of poor quality ...
For crossflashing, you could use either MCSE or flasher (doing it with MCSE is easier).
With flasher: first you need to rip the firmware from the NEC flashers using the -r command in flasher, and then you need to flash the main part to your drive (again by using flasher).
With MCSE: load the NEC firmware (and if you want remove riplock and make the drive auto-RPC2 while you're at it by ticking the relevant boxes) and then at the bottom in the crossflash tab select GBW-T10N ... press save and the resulting patched file should be unlocked and you should be able to use it to update and patch your drive all in one go.