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.

43 comments:

  1. 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. 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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  3. This bricked my usb drive. Beware.

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  4. Excellent AAAAAAAAAA +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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

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

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  8. Gracias, este metodo funciono de maravilla

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  9. 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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  10. I have the problem ct-isp fail 0x1102

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  11. Its work bro. nice!

    but dell start giving back the CD drive -.-

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

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

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

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  19. thanks! now my collection of these can be put to good use!

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. "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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  24. 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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  25. Worked!
    Thank you for figuring it out and making clear instructions!

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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