I've started this new thread about this firmware because I had a few questions I didn't see addressed in other threads - hope that's okay.
First, I have successfully made my drive region-free on previous computers; and I've been reading as much as I can find on these forums to try and answer my questions, but am still unclear on a couple of things - so thank you in advance for your help!
I have a GS23N drive with firmware SB03. My understanding about flashing this drive is that there are two options:
1. I can use MCSE to patch the firmware to RPC2 auto-reset, then execute the new firmware in a windows environment.
If this is successful, then as I understand it I will have to set my drive region every time I insert a DVD (if the region is different from the last-used region) - but then every time I restart my computer, it'll reset the number of changes allowed to the number I had left when I flashed the drive.
Couple of questions about this process. First one is, can I do this using Wine? I can successfully open MCSE through Wine, and I have opened the firmware which I downloaded, and I can check the RPC2 Auto Reset button, but I haven't saved it yet. Assuming I did save it, I would then open it through Wine and go from there?
I did notice one odd thing in MCSE - which is that the firmware rev listed is GS20N rather than GS23N - do you know if that's correct for a GS23N drive?
2. I could use Devilclaw's flasher via terminal in a Mac environment.
I'm unclear about how to do this though. I downloaded Flasher and put it in my applications folder, and I found this thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=46137&p=225464&hilit=devilsclaw+flasher#p225464
- which seems to have instructions - but I am really not sure of the order that I should put those commands into terminal. Could you advise? I think that I'm meant to rip the firmware out of an updated windows version (not sure where to find that); dump the firmware I have already; and replace it. But I am unclear about that, and I don't really know much about the use of terminal.
Thanks again for your help!