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Region-free firmware for PowerBook SuperDrives

updated 11:30 am EST, Mon December 15, 2003

Region-free firmware

Following up on a (UJ-816 is pending testing). The region-free capability is available not only for the unofficial firmware that allows previously 1x PowerBook superdrives to burn DVD's at 2x (and CD's at 16x), but also for OEM firmware, so that if people don't want to mess with the speed of their drive, they can still enjoy region-free capability."




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    cool

    This hack totally rocks. I did the earlier one, and now burning DVDs doesn't take forever

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    iBook?

    Does anyone know of a firmware fix for an iBook combo drive? Specifically, the original 800MHz iBook

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    Can't wait...

    For the UJ-816 region-free firmware!

    Thanks a million dude.

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    is it legal?

    Is this legal to use?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    It's legal...

    It's legal, it just voids your warranty if anything goes wrong with the drive.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    way to go!

    region codes should never have been introduced anyway! and they do absolutely make no sense on a portable computer anyway.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Good job MacNN

    Region-free drives (hacked firmware) are illegal. Way to highlight this guy to the MPAA so they can shut him down :-P

    Mind you, I think region coding is pretty g**. Just another lame attempt to squeeze money out of DVD owners. I have a hacked drive myself. But I'm still pretty sure it's illegal- they've been trying for a while to take down all the websites with the firmwares. So I would suggest in the future you don't unwittingly make guys like this a target by posting a story on them. Let the underground be.

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    Corporate Proaganda

    Region codings are *strictly* a commercial system, and are in NO WAY based on any national or international legislation. The only thing at risk is your warranty (which always prohibits 3rd-party firmware modifications), and possibly some totally-unenforcable EULA, in which you agreed not to view discs from any other region. This site may be shut down by excessive and unethical lawyering - but the patch is loose, and there's not a damned thing illegal about it.

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    UJ 815 Matshita

    Hi everybody!

    I have an Acer Aspire 2000 with the dvd Matshita on it and it seems that it's not a free region is anybody know where i can get a free region firmware for PC?
    many thanks!!!!!

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