November 18th 2007
*  XBOX 360 enabled alternative firmware for the Samsung SH-D162D drive - V1.00  *
********************************************************************************** Samsung decided it was time to revise their DVD-ROM drives. The SH-D162C was replaced by SH-D162D and while the two drives have a lot
of things in common, there was really no way to make the 162C firmware work on the 162D. 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 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 based on the SH-D162C 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).

Updating the firmware.. 
- Place the firmware file (.bin) and SFNDWIN application in a temporary folder.   
- Run SFNDWIN and select the drive needing the update (TSSTcorpDVD-ROM SH-D162DSB00) from the pull down list.
- Click the top left icon and select the firmware file (.bin) you want to upload to the drive.
- Now click the top middle icon to upload the firmware file and update the drive.
- When done SFNDWIN will prompt you to reboot your PC - press ok, and your drive is ready for use.

Creating a backup..
This release of the firmware has been optimized for use with applications like Xbox Backup Creator and Schtrom360Xtract in mind. Using one 
of these applications will turn the backup process into something as simple as click and burn, so the traditional isobuster ripping method is no 
longer recommended. For burning, ImgBurn is recommended, but other applications like CloneCD can be used as well.

Additional information..
You will probably notice that the the drive reports as being RPC-2, if you use a program like DVDinfo - this is not a bug! The drive changes
it's region setting according to the media inserted. The region code listed in DVDinfo (and other software like it) is the current region 
setting of the drive and it should match the region of the inserted media. If the media allows playback in more than one region, the drive 
region will be set to the region with the lowest number. An example could be a disc allowing playback in region 2 and 4 players, which would 
make the drive change it's region to region 2. Media with no region restrictions or with RCE protection will make the drive default to region 1.

And now some technical stuff....

Command set additions found in this firmware..
FF 08 01 01							  Enable Unlock 1 (xtreme) state' as we already know it from the 360 xtreme modded drives. 
						  						This command is supported for legacy reasons only. Custom applications should use the new
						  						'Set lock state' instead.
FF 08 01 11 xx					  'Set Lock State'
						  						xx=00 - Drive locked (no unlock state)
						  						xx=01 - Unlock State 1 (xtreme) enabled
						  						xx=02 - Unlock state 2 (wxripper) enabled
AD 00 FF 02 FD FF FE 00 08 00 xx C0		 This is the well known SS extract commands from the xtreme firmware.

FF 08 01 10							  'Get Feature List' 
												  This command will return a list of the additional features supported by the drive.
												  All values returned are 16 bit values, and the list is terminated with null (0x0000)
												  The two first words of the returned list always reads as 0xA55A 0X5AA5 in order to guarantee
												  that a reply from a drive not supporting this command correctly isn't mistaken for a feature list.
												  An example feature list could be:
												  0xA55A, 0x5AA5, 0x0100, 0xF000, 0xF001, 0x0000
												  This list would indicate that the drive supports XBOX360 Unlock 1, Lock and Error Skip, as it can be seen 
												  from the values defined below:
												  XBOX 360 related features..																	
												  0x0100 : The drive supports the unlock 1 state (xtreme)
												  0x0101 : The drive supports the unlock 2 state (wxripper)
												  0x0120 : The drive can read and decrypt the SS
												  0x0121 : The drive has full challenge response functionality
												  XBOX related features..																	
												  0x0200 : The drive supports the unlock 1 state (xtreme)
												  0x0201 : The drive supports the unlock 2 state (wxripper)
												  0x0220 : The drive can read and decrypt the SS
												  0x0221 : The drive has full challenge response functionality
												  General drive features..
												  0xF000 : The drive supports the lock (cancel any unlock state) command
												  0xF001 : The drive supports error skipping
												  This is the complete list of defined features at the moment. If you're working on a custom application you
												  might want to contact me in order to get the latest list.

A big thanks must go to my small team of beta testers (you know who you are), Redline99 and Schtrom for their endless torture tests of the firmware 8O). 
Thanks must also be passed to all the other guys at that never fails to amaze me - keep up the good work! 

Party on!