BIOS recovery for HP ENVY x2 11-g011nr

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by alexlogic, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. alexlogic

    alexlogic MDL Novice

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    Hello,
    After BIOS update within Windows the hybrid PC can't boot from any devices except USB Flash with HP_TOOLS. I can't see my SSD or bootable flash or DVD with any of Secure Boot options and I can boot from HP_TOOLS USB flash only (after win+b or F2 - UEFI diagnostic MENU).

    I'm looking for BIOS dump for using with HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Support Environment.
    I've tried 018F6.bin from HP site, but it says that Failed to get BIOS version from 018F6.bin file. Seems 018F6.bin should be decrypted first. I've tried PhoenixTool 2.14 and 2.18 without success.


    Please Help. Thank you.
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    secureboot is for windows 8 not 7... disable secureboot and try again.

    phoenixtool cant open these win 8 bioses due to changes that wont allow decrypting also. .. u need the .sig file with the .bin decrypted.. good luck with HP_Tools partition
     
  3. alexlogic

    alexlogic MDL Novice

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    I've already tried any of Secureboot options. Nothing.
    Waiting decrypted .bin and .sig files.

     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    youre going to wait a long time.. PHOENIXTOOL CANT DECRYPT THEM. due to some changes in the window8 slic
     
  5. alexlogic

    alexlogic MDL Novice

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    How about binary backup within InsydeFlash.exe?
    I found some options in platform.ini file:

    [BackupROM]
    Flag=0
    FilePath=c:
    FileName=
    ;Flag default : 0.
    ; 0 : No backup BIOS.
    ; 1 : Backup current BIOS and new BIOS binary.
    ;FilePath default : empty.
    ; empty : Use current directory.
    ; String : Directory for backup BIOS.
    ;FileName default : empty.
    ; empty : Use platform ID as file name.
    ; String : File name for backup BIOS.
    ;xxx.xxx = Current BIOS image
    ;xxx_01.xxx = Previous BIOS image
    ;xxx_new.xxx = New BIOS image
     
  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    so theres no HP_TOOLS partition ?

    the backup is worthless without the .sig