View Full Version : Kreon alternative firmware for the Samsung SH-D162D and SH-D163B v1.00

November 18th, 2007, 19:58
via xbox scene (http://www.xbox-scene.com/)

Hmm...so Samsung decided it was time to revise their DVD-ROM drives. The SH-D162C [SH-D163A] was replaced by SH-D162D [SH-D163B] and while the two drives have a lot of things in common, there was really no way to make the 162C [163A] firmware work on the 162D [163B]. I've had a lot of firmware requests for the new line of drives, and here it finally is....a shiny new firmware that should make your SH-D162D [SH-D163B] do all the tricks that only the SH-D162C and SH-D163A have been able to do so far.

Changes/fixes in this release..
* Nothing 8O) This is the first release for the SH-D162D [SH-D163B] based on the SH-D162C [SH-D163A] source.

This is what you get..
* Full challenge/response functionality.
* Two types of unlock for XBOX 360 game discs. One for making xtreme style images and one for making wxripper style images. Both types of iso can be made using isobuster, even though this method is no longer recommended.
* A 'lock' function that will cancel any enabled unlock state. This can be very useful for custom applications.
* A much more streamlined command interface which is good news if you intend to write an application that makes use of the drives extra features.
* The drive will default to unlock state 2 and error skip enabled when a 360 media is inserted. You can in other words use isobuster to obtain a wxripper style image without issuing any commands to the drive :) .
* RPC1 support (RPC-2 actually but with automatic change of drive region and RCE support).