Tuesday, September 27, 2016

How to Disable the Write Protection on Dell Windows 10 USB Recovery Sticks - ROUND 4


The world is full of different kinds a people, but one thing that seems to bring us all together is that everyone wants to be able to write to their Dell USB recovery drive. I'm not yet convinced that this one little slice of common ground can end wars and dispel years of hatred, but the one thing I am sure of is that with just the slightest effort... we can all write to these things.

It's been a while, but finally we have a solution for the Dell Windows 10 recovery drives. This time Tom Weber posted the solution in the round 3 post. Thanks Tom. All I did below was take his solution and add some screen clips. All the credit should go to him.

As of the time of this post, this works for all Dell Windows 10 USB recovery flash drives.

Download MPALL_F1_7F00_DL07_v503_0A.rar from Mega.nz and uncompress it to a folder. The Mega.nz decryption key is !3mpx__atjBu-zBVtxTlvsya-uiIsSFK7q5ddcULiCgw and the MD5 hash of the file is E37A0C352EFF3415E7DB2E6A6CF7F5EB. With this hash you should be able to verify that the file you downloaded is exactly the same as the file I uploaded. I can't guarantee anything else about this file. Use it at your own risk.

Caution! The following steps WILL DELETE EVERYTHING ON THE USB DRIVE!

Once you've downloaded and uncompressed the MPALL utility, drill down into the folder and run MPALL_F1_7F00_DL07_v503_0A.exe.


If you haven't already plugged your Dell USB stick in, plug it in now and click the Update button.



The USB drive should show up in one of the boxes. If it doesn't, try moving it to a different USB port and clicking the Update button again. Repeat as needed. Keep trying different USB ports until the drive shows up in the utility.

Once MPALL shows the USB device is connected, click the Setting button.



Select Basic Setting and New Setting and click OK.



In the settings window, click the Controller drop down and select PS2251-07. Select USB 2.0 or 3.0 from the Host Port drop down depending on what type of port you have the drive plugged into.

Check the Do ISP and Erase code block check boxes. Click Select to browse to the burner file BN07V502TAW.BIN and the firmware file FW07V50253TW.BIN in the MPALL_F1_7F00_DL07_v503_0A folder.

Next, under the Customise Setting section, uncheck the Auto Detect box  and input the VID 0930 and PID 1400.



Your settings should look something like this. At this point, you can hit the Save button and close the settings window or click Save As and save the settings to an .ini file. With the .ini file you can quickly load the settings in the future either here, on the setting page, or in the drop down in the upper right of the main MPALL window.



Back at the main window, you might need to click Update again if your drive isn't displayed or is grayed out. When you're ready, click the Start button and relax.



After a few seconds, you should see your drive displayed in green and it should be writable.

This method works for now, but we've seen at least four iterations of these USB flash drives that require different software to low-level format. Something will change and we'll be back to square one again. Good luck.

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    1. This worked perfectly, Thanks!

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    2. VIDEO How to Disable the Write Protection on Dell Windows 10 USB Recovery: http://123link.top/Z40Gvc0

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    3. Great.. finally lot of searches this worked for me and now i am able to write anything in my USB Pen Drive thanks..

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    4. Thank you soo much, it worked, i searched for so many days and i finally found ur site to format my pendrive....i can put all my files in it now :D

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  2. CT program burner error 0x1106 help

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    1. i also got this error. but after reconfiguring the settings from usb 2.0 to usb 3.0, all went well. hope it fix yours as well.

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    2. Changing it to 2.0 worked for me as well..NICE!!!

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  3. I got the following error:

    CT-
    0x1049

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    1. I get this error when the drive is plugged into a USB 2.0 port and I have Host Port on the settings page set to USB 3.0. Try a 2.0 port with a 2.0 setting.

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    2. i got that same error. i did what jeff say, but i put 3.0

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    4. Change 3.0 to 2.0 and runs perfect!!!

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    5. Even configured 2.0 still gives the same error.

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  4. This bricked my usb drive. Beware.

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  5. Excellent AAAAAAAAAA +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  6. Worked like a charm!! 28 sticks unlocked!

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  7. I don't know if you can help, I have one of these from HP. It's Windows 8.1 HP part number 785699-001. It's a 32gb version and seems to use controller chip PS2251-03

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    1. Could you find a solution?
      I also have one but of windows 10

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  8. This method worked for both a Windows 10 stick and a slightly older Windows 8.1 stick. Cheers!

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  9. Gracias, este metodo funciono de maravilla

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  10. Method worked perfectly. Thanks.
    The only strange thing is that I get a writing speed of ~5MB/s. The reading speed is OK (~80MB/s). Does anyone else get this same behaviour?

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    1. Yes. Same here. I have the PA5080L-MM8N version. I assume that it has something to do with Dell cheaping out on the controller. Or we're flashing the wrong firmware..

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  11. I have the problem ct-isp fail 0x1102

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  12. Its work bro. nice!

    but dell start giving back the CD drive -.-

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  13. Worked like a charm. Thanks a lot!!!

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  14. i have two that had..
    ct program firmware fail
    0x1107

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  15. Used the tool as mentioned.
    After that I used Diskpart to:
    clean
    create partition primary
    format fs = ntfs

    When I copy a 5GB-File on the Stick, it starts fast but gets stuck at around 40%, when I press abort the stick gets disconnected.

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    1. Some Information about the Stick:
      ICVersion: 2251-07
      FWVersion: 05.02.22
      FC1 - FC2: FF-01
      FW Date: 2015-11-27

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  16. Hahaha. I did it! Thank you. You are so great! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This will also work with the PA5080L-MD8U eD3.8k sticks. Though the difference I see is that it will come out as 7.2GB where using the UPTool in Round 2, will make them as 7.6GB

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  18. worked extremely well. Mine is a PA5080L-MM8N

    Thanks!!

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    1. Interesting, I have the same device but the application does not recognize mine...

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  20. thanks! now my collection of these can be put to good use!

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  21. Hola yo tenía el mismo problema por una memoria suministrada por HP que tiene el código PA5080 (32GB recovery para Windows 10 SL) y después de intentarlo con el método anterior no funciono. Encontré en un foro de hp la siguiente información y funciona perfectamente.

    https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Remove-write-protection-from-HP-v112b-USB-Flash-Drive/td-p/4231242

    La herramienta que descargue es la de USB 3.0 USB Flash Driver Fix Tool (Ufix-III). Descomprimir con 7ZIP y seleccionar la opción restore y listo.

    Hello I had the same problem with a memory supplied by HP that has the code PA5080 (32GB recovery for Windows 10 SL) and after trying it with the previous method did not work. I found the following information in an hp forum and it works
    perfectly.

    https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Remove-write-protection-from-HP-v112b-USB-Flash-Drive/td-p/4231242

    The tool you download is the USB 3.0 USB Flash Driver Fix Tool (Ufix-III). Unzip with 7ZIP and select restore option and go.

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    1. Thank you,

      this is solution, that work for me and my 8GB DELL stick with Windows 10!

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    2. works perfect man, I use in DELL mentor media 8gb, PA5080L-MD8U, P/N KR2H9_A00, thanks a lot

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  22. It did not worked for me.
    ICVersion: 2251-07
    FWVersion: 05.02.55
    FC1 - FC2: FF-01
    FW Date: 2015-11-27

    it won't even read it, but I was able to get the information above using the GetInfo tool that came with MPALL

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  23. Can confirm it works for me. We have a whole office building's worth of DELL computers that all came with these sticks. This helps make them slightly useful. Slow writing speed, of course, but better than nothing. The P/N on the blue label says VJ3VF_A00. Also cool that you can flash multiple USB sticks at once, as long as they're all plugged into USB 2.0. Can't say anything about USB 3.0 as my own work PC is pretty old, but reliable.

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  24. "After a few seconds, you should see your drive displayed in green and it should be writable."
    Yes, it works, but only for a minute or two. When I copy 1,2 GB folder, usually ends on 40% and write protection is back! I need more time, to copy all data and after that nevermind that is protected again.

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  25. I tried doing this on a Windows 10 computer and it blue-screened shortly after I clicked "Start". However, it works great on a Windows 7 computer.

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  26. Worked!
    Thank you for figuring it out and making clear instructions!

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  27. Worked for us with several sticks, however some got bricked. We realized we didn't only have Win10 Sticks, some seemed to be Win8, some Win10.

    All of the sticks got 4 numbers engraved on the plug.

    So at least we got 26 sticks out of 28 that we can now use for better things.

    Thanks a lot!
    I found out that our current Windows 10 had labels with 1629 and 1651 which all worked well with this tutorial. Also the Win8 stick with 1448 seemed to work. What didn't work was the 1501 one. After killing 2 of them I tried it with the Silicon Formatter from the round 3 post.

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  28. Seems as if my comment got stripped a bit. The Silicon Formatter worked for the 1501 ones, so we now can use 26 of 28 sticks which is amazing. Thanks a lot.

    - René

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  29. I have DELL USB 8Gb with Phison 2251-07-V
    Me helped following:
    UFD_Recover_Tool\MPALL_F1_7F00_DL07_v503_0A
    and config:
    [PenDriveMP]
    IC Type=PS2251-07
    [Parameter Mark]
    Parameter Type=F1_MP_21
    [Customize Info]
    USB VID=0x13FE
    USB PID=0x5500
    String Product Name=USB DISK 3.0
    Inquiry Version=DL07
    [Configuration]
    Reset Serial Number=0
    [TestItemOption]
    Do Preformat Test=1
    [Extra]
    Mode=3
    [Advance]
    FC1=0xFF
    FC2=0x01
    CheckUSBConnectorType=0x22
    [Firmware]
    ISP=1
    Burner File=BN07V502TAW.BIN
    Firmware Name=FW07V50253TW.BIN
    [Misc]
    Burner Erase All=1
    Wafer Erase All=1
    set1667=0x00

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  30. Pretty help full, I had formatted 2 previously useless USB keys, now they accomplish a new task in production floor.

    Many thanks for the help.

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  31. I can confirm that as of 31 March 2017 it is working just fine. I got 5 new Dell Latitude E5470's and imaged them for normal use. The 5 USB sticks were nice but essentially unusable for me as we"re still on Windows 7 (Defense contractor, that's why). Using this tool and carefully following the very clear instructions resulted in 5 more usable flash drives for whatever I want to use them for!

    Thank you!

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  32. How do we know this llf isn't installing some root code or malicious firmware on these USB sticks? It worries me that two of the main language options are Chinese (and I'm Asian).

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    1. Short answer is... we don't know.

      Slightly longer answer is... I monitor outbound traffic from the system that I use this software and USB drives on. I'm reasonably sure that there are no indications that would lead me to believe the system is compromised.

      Long answer... Anyone posting here, including me, could be lying to you, mistaken, or just plain stupid. You also don't know if the drive you just low-level formatted was dirty before you used this software and you don't know if the brand new, shrink wrapped, Kingston, USB drive you just opened is dirty or not.

      If you have a genuine need to be absolutely sure that USB sticks are not a risk to your system, you need to not be using USB sticks. Next best thing would be to posses the knowledge, skills, and tools to prove, on your own, that the drive is clean.

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  33. It works perfectly!!!
    Thanks for your support

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  34. Got CT-0x1049 but after reading comments, changed to usb 3.0 and worked like a charm!

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  35. Successfully flashed BOTH of my sticks! First one, worked perfect. Second failed 4 times, toggling setting (USB2.0/3.0) seemed to fix this as well as moving USB port. Very pleased :D

    Having previously failed to resolve these useless USB sticks earlier this year (possible failure when following instructions) - requirement came for a USB stick today so I given it another shot. The USB's serial is PA5080L-MM8N. Labelled "Made in the USA" and "Made in Taiwan", very interesting.

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  36. Everytime I try to use the MPAll program, it doesnt seem to recognize my pen drive well, the place where shows the USB number gets white randomly when I put my pendrive, but no information is shown. ;;

    The info I get about my pendrive is:

    ICVersion: 2251-07
    FWVersion: 05.02.55
    Mode: 7
    FW Date: 2015-11-27


    and on the usb plug, theres four numbers (1633), it´s a Windows 10 stick from dell, model PA5080L-MM8N, if somebody has a solution for that i would apreciate it.

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    1. Btw, changing the USB port on the computer wont solve the problem, tried all USB Ports on 3 different computers (a mix of usb 2.0 and 3.0) and it does the same.

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    2. I had same problem and it was detected in 5th USB port.

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    3. One more update, flash drive is detectable by app only when I use USB2 extend cable in USB3 port. It's detected as USB 2.0 and I can flash it.

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    4. Thanks very much Lojzo!! With extend cable it works! :-)
      Díky Lojzo díky, už jsem jich pár zdrbal jinými prográmky, protože tento mi ji nenačetl.

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  37. amazing work, thank you so much!

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  40. When I executed MPALL_F1_7F00_v503_0A.exe, I get the error. "The program can't start because INPOUT32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." Can someone please help me with this. I am using a Windows 10 OS.

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  42. All is ok. Dell 8gb With Windows 8.1 Polish Language

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  43. worked flawlessly. Thank you so much you saved me.

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  44. All is ok. Dell 8gb With Windows 8 Portuguese - BR Language

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  45. some one can help me? that don´t work

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  46. Did anyone figure out how to crack the Silver recovery flash with blue sticker? I have no luck with the same procedure

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    1. *bump* have the new silver ones as well. They don't show up in the tool.

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    2. Same problem here. Could not figure it out just yet

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    3. See my comment / instructions below to crack the silver recovery flash drives ;)

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  47. I'm anxiously awaiting an updated guide for the silver ones as well!

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    1. Take a look at my recent comment for a guide for the silver ones ;)

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  48. im part of the waiting for an updated guide for the silver usb club!
    i also tried Formatter Silicon Power but no luck with that either.

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    1. The waiting is over - just cracked more than a dozen of those new silver Flash drives. So welcome to the silver usb unlock club ;)

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  49. Seems like the app does recognize the usb key but not seem able to read it.
    Perhaps this is requiring an update to the application. We should contact the Dev and see if they can help?

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  50. Funciona Perfecto!!! Works Perfect!!! Funciona Perfeito! Fonctionne parfait !!!

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  51. Worked perfectly on drives packaged with windows 10 machines I bought a month ago. Thanks!

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  52. I just received a new USB Stick from DELL (a silver one).
    ChipGenius says it's an SMI SM3267ABS memory bar.
    I attached some photos of the stick.
    Is there any solution known yet to "unleash" this hardware??

    https://picload.org/folder/laiia.html

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    1. After some time figuring out with the SMI MPTool for the SM3267AB, I shared my solution to unleash the hardware in my comment below. Thanks for sharing the pictures - always helpful to see that ohters have the same silver flash drive and not a different one ;)

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  53. I have the same Problem with the new silver USb Stick from Dell. Fuc.... Dell, why the usb sticks was write protected?

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    1. I there any solution for the new silver Dell Sticks?
      Many thx in advance.

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    2. maybe can be used SMI MPTool? http://www.usbdev.ru/files/smi/smimptool/
      With SM3267_V2.5.36 I can detect my flash - http://flashboot.ru/files/file/445/
      Some information is on http://www.flashdrive-repair.com/2014/09/download-smi-sm3257enaa-mptool-v20358.html

      good luck!

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    3. Thanks Roman! You saved me the time to figure out which Version of SMI MPTool the right one is ;)

      JAL1976 see my comment / instructions below to unlock the new silver Dell Flash drives.
      Cheers!

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    4. Hallo Michael,
      sorry for the late response.
      Many thx to you, great job. It works perfectly.
      ;-)

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  54. Has anyone came across a round 5 of this? I have an 8GB flash drive that came with a new dell 5480. It's silver with a blue label with the marking U3-8GDSTS on the side. This method does not work with the newest drive.

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    1. See my comment / instructions below ;)
      Cheers!

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    2. That worked great thank you so much

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  55. Worked for me. Mine is PA5080l-MD8M. Capacity 7.2GB

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  56. Thanks:) This guide works well for the black sticks.

    Has anyone a working solution for the silver ones?

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    1. See my comment / instructions below ;)
      Cheers!

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    2. Love you Michael :D Thanks!!!

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  58. Round 5:
    (0. Insert a new DELL U3-8GDSTS flash drive into a usb port - I used a usb2.0 port)
    1. Download SMI MPTool V2.5.36 v7 from here: http://flashboot.ru/files/file/445/ (Direct Download: http://flashboot.ru/files/file/445/download/sm3267_v2536_aa3/)
    2. Extract the RAR and open the "sm32Xtest_V36-7.exe" as admin
    3. Press "Setting" - Password: 320
    4. Load the "default.ini" or download the content of my already customized "DELL_ROUND_5.ini" (https://pastebin.com/vv06mB8V) and load it.
    4.1. When loading the "default.ini", under the tab "Capacity Setting" change the "Bad Block" value from 44 to 60.
    5. Press "OK" to close the settings, click on "Scan USB" (or press F5), wait for the flash drive to show up and then hit "Start" - after 30 to 60 seconds you'll have an unlocked DELL 8GB flash drive ;)

    Cheers!

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    1. ROUND 5! Thanks Michael!

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    2. 10q Michael! Great work/info!
      Prince Michael Cat video for You ( :
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0InWSCIFk4

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    3. This guys are legends :D Thanks @Jeff and @Michael!!!

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    5. Works PERFECT! You can load in his customized one as a .txt file and still works!

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    6. Thank you Michael, it worked on mine silver one! I had to reboot because of unfinished counting but after that I was able to format it.

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    7. Thank you Michael and anyone else who put time in on this solution. Work great.

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    8. The program does not detect the usb, when press scan does not show usb, what can i do to detect it?

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    9. thanks bro. you legend. Finally after a lot of googling...found your solutions. bravo.

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    10. I don't understand, it doesn't work for my keys.
      I tried with 2 keys same result : The program displays the green LED but the key is not formatted and when I try to do it manually it says that the key is protected.
      Do you have an idea ?
      Thanks for the help.

      Silver key / U3-8GDSTS / Blue sticker P/N : VJ3VF_A00

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    11. Dell Silver with blue writing usb stick defeated. Thx! Micheal

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  60. one OK, one dead. Too long was in Progres "compare write". After Quit I cannot detect second flash.
    I used the same USB 2.0 port, same settings.

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    1. after restart PC I detected this flash and after format is OK and n USB 3.0 post quick:

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------
      CrystalDiskMark 5.2.1 x64 (UWP) (C) 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
      Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------
      * MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
      * KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

      Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 113.965 MB/s
      Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 30.227 MB/s
      Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 6.877 MB/s [ 1679.0 IOPS]
      Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 0.988 MB/s [ 241.2 IOPS]
      Sequential Read (T= 1) : 114.093 MB/s
      Sequential Write (T= 1) : 29.780 MB/s
      Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 6.019 MB/s [ 1469.5 IOPS]
      Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.912 MB/s [ 222.7 IOPS]

      Test : 50 MiB [E: 0.0% (0.0/7568.0 MiB)] (x3) [Interval=5 sec]
      Date : 2017/07/13 17:51:28
      OS : Windows 7 Professional SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

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    2. Roman, since I had more than a dozen of those new silver dell usb flash drives, let me tell you that it happened to me too, but after a restart as well, the SMI MPTool (which hung up during format phase in my case) recognized flashs again and another flashing attempt worked like a charm.

      So when the tool is taking more than 60 seconds (as written in my instructions above), don't be afraid of killing the tool via taskmanager or just directly restarting Windows! Btw. I used an old Lenovo X201 with Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (Build 1703).

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  61. one silver DELL U3-8GDSTS dead: "Bad Block over setting (11) (User-7600 (M) > FW-7584 (M))"

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    1. on http://www.usbdev.ru/articles/a_smi/smimptool-repair/ is

      Bad Block over setting (11)

      Найденое количество плохих блоков, превышает заданное допустимое значение. Необходимо повысить его в настройках, по адресе – SETTING – Capacity Setting – Bad Block. Повысьте значение до 100 пунктов, если это не поможет то проверьте установленный метод претеста. В таких случаях обязательно ставить Pretest = Erase All Block.

      **************************
      Bad Block over setting (11) (User-3724 (M) > FW-3584 (M))

      Существенно отличается от предыдущей ошибки, тем что в скобках есть упоминание о USER и FW. А означает она то, что у утилиты не хватило сил справиться с бэдами в памяти и нужно обратиться к Sorting-утилитам (приложение DYNA). Далее ковыряться в SMIMPTool, в таком случае нету никакого смысла!

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    2. I tried another version SMIMPTOOL-REPACK_V2-5-42-7_O0515v1 - http://www.usbdev.ru/?wpfb_dl=5219 . For the first time with default settings 44 bad blocks - the same error. The second time with 60 bad blocks and flash is ready and OK. Maybe just run a few times.

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    3. That's why I increased the bad blocks from 44 to 60 (step 4.1. in my instructions). Actually 59 is already working ;) and anything above 60 will work too (tried 120, 100, etc.) but due to the higher value of bad blocks, the usable capacity of the flash will decrease (e.g. from 7,38GB to 7,09GB) so I picked 60 since it worked with 59 and I thought that a bit buffer is better ;)

      I don't think it has something to do with other repacked SMIMPTOOL you've used since both versions support the "67AB" chipset. But maybe some flash drives require 61 or 62 when there is still a "Bad Block over setting" error messages. You can play around with the bad block setting (as I did) and you'll noticed that the values (User: 7600M and FW: 7584M) will also change and there's a point when the setting for bad blocks is fitting so that the error message will disappear and the flash format normally.

      Cheers!

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  62. What about:
    2251-03 Toshiba(TLC) 32GB (Dell PA5080)
    ?

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    1. What info does ChipGenius give you from that flash? (http://www.usbdev.ru/files/chipgenius/)

      My guess is that this flash drives are hackable too when they have write-protection since there are several instructions online from usbdev.ru, e.g.
      http://www.usbdev.ru/articles/a_phison/mpall-repair/
      http://www.usbdev.ru/files/phison/

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  64. Mega(dot)nz didn't like my software firewall, No Script, Ghostery, and spoofed user agent/IP add-ons, I finally had to download and use a different browser without any interwebz protections, before I could finally access and download the file.

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    1. Forgot to post that I did disable those add-ons and cleared my cache-history before retrying the download...still refused to go beyond the decryption stage...and yeah, I used the decryption key properly...weird.

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  66. Hi,
    there is new dell USB in silver color , and this methode not working for it.
    i hope that u gave us round 5 :D
    Thank you

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    1. Take a look at my comment above to unlock the new silver dell USB or click here: ROUND 5

      You're welcome :)

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  67. WORK 100% WELL WITH A USB DELL 8GB
    thank you!

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  68. Thanks Michael Worked like a Bomb♀↑→↔◘ ...The team is so happy...300 USBs to open...The other plant has 1500 PCs
    regards
    Geoff

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  69. Getting Open ISP File Fail error.... anyone seen that on the silver U3-8GDSTS 1717S is on the top of the USb connector ?

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  70. Excellent!!
    I have succeeded as follow these steps.
    Thank you.

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  71. sir, after saving the settings dive got grayed out and not showing it after clicking update.. pls help..

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  72. after saving the settings , drive not showing in this app, but ist showing in my computer.. pls help

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  74. Hi, after the process finish, appear message with error.

    Now the usb appear in red color in the program.

    On windows explorer the usb drive appear in Transparent gray and i can't access or view information the drive.

    Can you help me, please?

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  75. Just got new laptop packages and they hand these silver sticks but controller is slightly different.

    Controller Vendor: SMI
    Controller Part-Number: SM3267AE - ISP 160105-1AE
    Flash ID code: 2C64444B - Micron MT29F64G08CBABA - 1CE/Single Channel [MLC-8K] -> Total Capacity = 8GB

    This doesnt appear on SMI MPTool. Sticks with SM3267AB worked flawlessly.

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  76. Hi, now I used for Silver flash direct USB 3.0 port, and the flash apears in SM3267_V2.5.36 without USB adapter. I tried use only 44 bad block in Settings, test of Write I must Quit and restart computer. After that I have to format it and now this flash has capacity 8 082 423 808 byte, another flash with 59 or 60 bad block has 7 935 561 728 byte. It's about 147 MB more of capacity. Also you can try first only 44 bad block, if not so you can use 59 bad block.

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  77. New SILVER flash with slightly different chip (still U3-8GDSTS)
    Chip Part-Number: SM3267AES - ISP 160105-1AE
    This doesnt appear on SMI MPTool.

    Sticks with
    SM3267ABS - ISP 140707-1AB worked OK.
    Don't you have some solution?

    Thank you!

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    1. ... and ID: VID = 1B8F PID = 0338 (doesnt appear)

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  78. OK :-) For Chip Part-Number: SM3267AES - ISP 160105-1AE
    you have to use SMI MPTool V2.5.54 v6 Q0207B2 [SM3267AE] - http://www.usbdev.ru/files/smi/smimptool/ (direct link: http://www.usbdev.ru/?wpfb_dl=6960 )

    Default bad block=44 is OK for me.

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  79. for last silver flash (VID = 1B8F PID = 0338, SM3267ABS - ISP 140707-1AB) I used only 15 bad block setting and the flash is unblocked. But the flash is slow, only 39MB/s read, 17MB/s write. Another flashes (the same, VID = 090C PID = 1000, SM3267ABS - ISP 140707-1AB) have 120MB/s read and 30MB/s write.

    I dont know why? Is possible, when I use bigger Bad Block number the flash is quicker?

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  80. The link to the MPALL Download doesn't work. Anybody got a mirror?

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  81. I have a many new USB's this year, silver with P/N: VJ3VF_A00, They aren't even registering as detected on the program, Any suggestions on settings?
    They are on a USB 2.0, with all the settings from above, I have also used the VID 1B8F and PID 0338. I received from ChipGenius Software

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  82. https://www.pny.com.tw/index.php?cls=7&mode=download
    try: "USB Flash Driver Format Tool (Ufix-II)"

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    1. Yeah ! Finally a tool that's work with U3-8GDSTS P/N VJ3VF_A00
      Thank you :)

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  83. I have a 8Gb USB Dell P/N: 598PV_A00 (PA5080L-MD8M). I used the software Phison Format & Restore v3.18.0.0 and it did not work, in system it gives the error message “Device not found”, “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
    A request for the USB device descriptor failed.”, “Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)”

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  84. Went Red, drive is now bricked. Thanks for nothing

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