Good news for all Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S owners who have been (im)patiently awaiting c4eva's custom iXtreme LT+ v3.0 firmware for their drives. Team Xecuter announced today the forthcoming availability of a brand new product, the Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S Unlocked Replacement PCB. This new unlocked replacement PCB is similar in nature to the v1.0/v1.1 version previously released for the Lite-On DG-16D4S drive model.
In addition to the firmware being encrypted, Vendor Mode is disabled, and the SPI becomes hard-locked upon first run of the firmware on the DG-16D5S, so this replacement PCB allows for the user to overcome this obstacle and have full ability to write stock or custom firmware to the drive.
The Xecuter Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S Unlocked Replacement PCB will soon be in full production and will be released in conjunction with c4eva's iXtreme LT+ v3.0 for Lite-On 1175 DG-16D5S which will move into the team testing stage shortly.
Source: Team Xecuter