Originally Posted by agogley
So maybe you ought to talk some sense into me.
Not really my way. If you do not feel comfortable doing it, then do not do it!
But if I were going to try to unlock a WH12LS30 myself, I'd go the 'flasher' route -- dump my drive's firmware with flasher, unlock the dumped firmware with MCSE, and then flash it back with flasher.
Alternatively, one could buy a new drive that does not have riplock. In the link I posted earlier (insanegenius.com), Pieter found that the fastest rips were with a Sony BD-5300S and Lite-On iHBS212, and they did not need to be unlocked. He says the Sony is just a rebranded iHBS112 (which I believe is just an OEM iHBS212 without Lightscribe).
I needed a new BD burner drive for another computer I had, and I just ordered a Lite-On iHBS112 from newegg for $99. If anyone is interested, I could post a rip speed comparison between that and my unlocked WH10LS30 later this week.