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FreeKnight February 29, 2012 04:42 PM

Region Unlocking Blu-ray ASUS BC-12B1ST
 
Hey Everyone,

I have an asus BC-12B1ST OEM drive in my main PC. I want to unlock the region on it (via firmware hack or however), but could use some help as I haven't found much online myself. I have a few British DVDs I bought when I was living across the pond that I'd really like to watch, but I don't want to switch codes and eventually lock myself into one region.

Any tips/suggestions? I've found some f/w hacks for pioneers, but not for this drive.

Thanks

ipaine February 29, 2012 05:19 PM

Are they not the same as DVD drives in that regard? I believe you are allowed to switch the region a few times before it locks to a certain region.

Go to device manager and then go to the properties on your blu-ray drive. Then look for a region tab, in there you can change the region. At least I know it was like this for the dvd drives. I have a new drive I have not adjusted the region on and it says I have 4 changes left before it locks.

KaptCrunch February 29, 2012 05:21 PM

kind of old but warning third party firmware The Dangerous Brothers Present....

gromacs February 29, 2012 06:30 PM

Well you could just grab the iso and mount it. Imgburn and VirtualCloneDrive, or DaemonTools

NyteOwl February 29, 2012 09:23 PM

Or pick up a second drive used/cheap (if there is such a thing as a cheap BD drive) and use it for the second region. Expensive option I know but ...

FreeKnight March 2, 2012 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NyteOwl (Post 607251)
Or pick up a second drive used/cheap (if there is such a thing as a cheap BD drive) and use it for the second region. Expensive option I know but ...

Thanks for the tips everyone. I had an old samsung DVD drive that I had in an external 5.25 enclosure from way back in the day (like 2002). I gave it a shot and it turns out that it's region free, so I'm able to use it for now (and for some reason I swear I put a region free hack in it lol). Turns out hanging onto old tech pays off on occasion!


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