Ilo DVDR04/HDD04 (LiteOn clones) Firmware Downloads [ARCHIVED]
DVDR04/HD04 Firmware Downloads
These recorders have been out of production for a few years now. Most newer LiteOn recorders, firmware versions past 098 for the 500X recorders and firmware versions past 197 for the 5045 recorders will not successfully hack. The Smart Firmware Hacker will find the code for MV and change it but the recorder will not allow protected content recording. The hack will still enable 3-hour mode on recorders that do not have it and set the recorder to region free (or -1 from original region). ILO HD04 and R04 still have no problems with the hacked firmware and all latest versions available hack properly.
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Hopefully this thread will prevent more LiteOn related files from being lost to the black hole of the Internet. :)
ILO Recorder Firmware Update Instructions
Some of the main issues and questions while doing a firmware update on the ILO recorders are "the upgrade won't start" or "the display says data or file" or "do I need to apply each upgrade in order" and so on. This post is to take some of the question marks out of the process of firmware upgrading.
About Firmware - Firmware is software that is “flashed” or “written” to an IC chip inside the recorder. The firmware is what tells the recorder what do and how to act when the user starts pressing buttons. Firmware is the “Brains” of the recorder. All firmware files are collective, meaning, a newer firmware update will have all the updates and fixes from previous versions. There are 2 devices in the recorder that get updated, the system and the DVD drive (burner). A firmware upgrade can be for either one or both. A “Drive” will be updated to allow it to recognize newer and advancing media technologies, fix bugs in the drive, allow faster and more precise recording and many other things. The “System” will be updated to fix issues in the way the recorder functions, give it new abilities, changes to the user interface and many more.
Hacked Firmware - You may see the term “Hacked Firmware”. This term refers to firmware files that have been modified from their factory state, usually to add features that the recorder normally wouldn’t have out of the box.
Firmware Files - Firmware files for the ILO/LiteOn recorders are divided into 3 categories. You will see 3 different types of file extensions on the firmware file names. These extensions determine whether the update is “System Only”, “Drive Only” or “System and Drive”.
Example: You have bought a new ILO R04 with firmware version 1095 firmware installed.
Making the Update CD - There are many types of CD writing programs and each one has a slightly different way and terminology of doing things. Most programs will do what you want without needing to change any settings. The two most common programs for writing CD’s are Nero Burning Rom and Roxio EZ CD Creator. You can find instructions for burning the firmware update CD with these two programs on the Firmware Download Page. I will list a couple of important things to do here.
Region code hack (hidden menu on the "Setup" menu on iLO DVDR04).
You must do the following steps.
1) Enter "Setup" button on the Remote control.
2) Scroll down and highlight "Exit".
3) While "Exit" is highlighted enter 2,9,6, and 0.
4) Press "Enter".
5) A hidden menu pops up and you can select any region or "Region Free" option.
6) For exit press "Setup" button again.
LiteOn LVW-5045 Hacked Firmware Page - The attached files were hacked to remove Macrovision and change region. NOTE: Be sure to apply the Remote Region Hack after upgrading to properly set the region code or to make the recorder Region Free. (US version does not need to be changed.)
LiteOn LVW-5045 Hacked Firmware Page // Older Firmware (All Hacked)
LiteOn 5025ghc+ MV Hacked
ILO R04/LiteOn 5005X Crossflash Firmware - NON Hacked
ILO R04 to 5005X (WMEA1098.ES5) - Use this file to flash your ILO R04 into a LiteOn 5005X. Once flashed, the ILO will be as a 5005X. You will use factory 5005X firmware to continue to update. If the 5005X update contains a drive update, it will skip that part of the update.
This will return the ILO R04 to its original state. After installing this file, you will be able to flash with hacked R04 firmware for LP mode and Macrovision bypass.
ILO R04/LiteOn 5005X Crossflash Firmware - Hacked
ILO R04 to 5005X Hacked (WMEA1098.ES5) - Use this file to flash your ILO R04 into a LiteOn 5005X. Once flashed, the ILO will be as a 5005X. You will use factory 5005X firmware to continue to update. If the 5005X update contains a drive update, it will skip that part of the update.
DVDRHD04 Firmware Downloads
Firmware 1201 | Filename: WMJA1201.DA0 | Drive & System Update
DVDRHD04 Old Firmware Downloads - Older HD04 firmware superseded by the firmware found above.
1178 | Filename: wmja1178.d20 | Drive & System Update
1185 | Filename: WMJA1185.DS1 | System Update
Old Alternate DVDRHD04 Firmware Versions - Use at your own risk!!! These hacks will reset the region of your recorder to REGION FREE. If you want to set the recorder to the default region for your area, use the region hack listed at the top of this page to set your recorder to the proper region after applying these hacked firmwares
1185 MV/LP Hacked | Filename: WMJA1185.DS1
1191 MV/LP Hacked | Filename: WMJA1191.D22
1193 RevA MV/LP Hacked | Filename: WMJA1193.D21
1193 RevB MV/LP Hacked | Filename: WMJA1193.DS3
1194 MV/LP Hacked | Filename: WMJA1194.DS3
1195 MV/LP Hacked | Filename: WMJA1195.D22
DVDR04 Firmware Downloads
Unhacked Stock Firmware - There are apparently two different versions of the DVDR04: one with the 4x 451S burner, and one with the 8x 813S burner. With this difference, there are now two flavors of the 1097 firmware. You can tell which model you have by the serial number that is shown on the main setup screen. See attached image (100_0828.jpg). Be sure to choose the proper version.
1097 Version 451S (original model) | Filename: WMEA1097.E20 for serial number 4E01-184x-xxxx-G2Bx | 451S Drive & System Update
1097 Version 813S (newer model) | Filename: WMEA1097.E30 for serial number 4E01-184x-xxxx-B20x | 813S Drive & System Update
Hacked Firmware - These hacks will reset the region of your recorder to REGION FREE. If you want to set the recorder to the default region for your area, use the Region Free Hack for ILO/LiteOnDVD Recorders to set your recorder to the proper region after applying these hacked firmwares. Hacked to include 3-hour mode and disable Macrovision.
1097 Version 451S MV/LP Hacked | Filename: WMEA1097.E20
DVDR04 Old Firmware Downloads - This firmware is old and has been superseded by the firmware found above. This firmware is posted for reference only
1095 | Filename: WMEA1095.ES0 | System Update
1095 Hacked | Filename: WMEA1095.ES0
- Hacked to include 3-hour mode and disable Macrovision.
1098 MV/LP Hacked | Filename: WMEA1098.ES4 (3/7/05)
- Hacked to include 3-hour mode and disable Macrovision.
Simple Hex Editor 1.0
This program is a Very Simple, and Free Hex Editor. Features include Hex String Search, and Line Jump (Go To Line) Files are loaded into memory, and edited there. When you are finished editing, click "File" then "Save modified file". The original file is never modified, unless you overwrite it.
ILO / LiteOn SMART Firmware Hacker! ~ written by Mr. Wizard!
This program Removes Macrovision, Set's Region Free, and Enables LP Record Mode if the firmware does not have it. This will work for future firmware releases (and already has, without having to be updated!) This is because the program searches for the correct area of the firmware to hack, and then hacks it for you! Works for *ALL LiteOn LVW-XXXX and ILO Firmwares (except LiteOn model LVW-5101). Should also work for Daytek and Gateway and Philips Clones. ILO is a rebranded LiteOn.
DO NOT USE THIS PROGRAM ON ALREADY HACKED FIRMWARE !!! This program should be ran on a SYSTEM firmware update only; Some firmware updates only contain a DRIVE update, And do NOT contain a SYSTEM update. It is not necessary, to run this program on a DRIVE firmware update.
1.5b - Updated x076 firmware detection code. (3/18/2005)
1.5 - Added ability to disable LP and Region hacks, for troubleshooting & future compatability purposes.
1.4b - ported code from 1.3b to enable LP Mode hack for XXXX2180 firmware.
1.4 - Added support to enable 3HR LP Mode on X076 LiteOn Firmwares.
1.3b - Fixed an issue where some LiteOn firmware checksums were not correct.
1.3 - Added LP Mode hack for more LiteOn Firmwares (XXXX1098 included).
1.2b - Fixed bug that would add LP mode hack to firmwares that did not need it.
1.2 - Added ability to hack DVDRHD04 to enable LP Mode (3HR mode).
1.1 - Added ability to hack all regions of firmware & liteon firmware.
1.0 - Initial Release.
Note from MrWizard, regard the DVDRHD04 to LVW-5045 Conversion Project: "It has been completed, unfortunately there is no easy way of converting the units. The goal was for a simple firmware crossover upgrade, but as it turned out the units needed disassembled, and manual access of the flash was needed. I will post details as soon as I can, but since the units are both now superseded by other models, it may just be outdated information for many."
This post completes the archives all of the iLoHacker site, as well MrWizard's site. :cool:
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DVDInfo Version 2.64 Free - Freeware utility to display information about DVD drives and DVD media such as the manufacturer ID of DVD±R/RW media. DVDInfo also works with external drives and does not require ASPI to be installed. Dialog, display, and skins can be customized by the user.
This tool was on the original iLo hack site, so I figured that I might as well just add it here, too.
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