Enabling advanced menu for Insyde BIOS on ZooStorm 10-270

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by eth1, May 30, 2011.

  1. eth1

    eth1 MDL Novice

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    Hi all, my ZooStorm 10-270 has a some-what limited BIOS; you can only change the date, time and boot order - rubbish! I know for other manufacturers that use the Insyde H2O BIOS an "advanced menu" can be unlocked by editing the BIOS file. I want to do the same for my ZooStorm but I'm struggling: has anyone done this before? I'm not asking for a BIOS mod as I'd like to do it my self and just hoping for a poke in the right direction.

    I've managed to dump my BIOS and my VSS offsets are at 0x351048 but I'm not sure what to change to enable the menu..?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. TTAV134

    TTAV134 MDL Expert

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    With no bios link it's not possible to answer.

    Note: most of the time to unlock menus it is necessary to patch the bios itself, you must have a very good knowledge in x86 language, and necessary tools like IDA.
     
  3. eth1

    eth1 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply TTAV134. I can upload my dumped BIOS file if it helps? Unfortunately my knowledge is limited to C#.

    Interestingly this topic: hxxp://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/473226-insyde-hacking-new-vaio-z-advanced-menu-bios.html goes over the process of enabling it for a Vaio Z. I've tried running the Python script for my ZooStorm but I can't find the offsets I need...
     
  4. TTAV134

    TTAV134 MDL Expert

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    #4 TTAV134, May 31, 2011
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    With no bios link it's not possible to answer.
    the bios is always needed for any diagnostic.
     
  5. eth1

    eth1 MDL Novice

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    Here's my BIOS dump: hxxp://2shared.com/file/IfLBQRt6/backup_new.html
     
  6. TTAV134

    TTAV134 MDL Expert

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    #6 TTAV134, Jun 1, 2011
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    modifications:
    Avanced and power menus unlocked
    10 locks removed in submenus
    EIST unlocked

    modified bios: ACER_Aspire_1410_ZH7_3314_ADV_POWER_EIST.zip
     
  7. eth1

    eth1 MDL Novice

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    Wow, seriously? Thank you, it's very much appreciated. I shall give it a go when I get home and let you know how it goes :)
     
  8. eth1

    eth1 MDL Novice

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    I'm trying to flash it but its saying expected size is 1MB even tho my dumped BIOS is 2MB, confused? Do I need to compress it or anything?
     
  9. TTAV134

    TTAV134 MDL Expert

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    Did you flashed from windows or DOS, do you know how to proceed.
    working with a dumped bios can be hazardous, do you have a manufacturer bios package?
     
  10. eth1

    eth1 MDL Novice

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    I've tried Windows with InsydeFlash and in DOS with Flashini, e.g flashint.exe file.fd /all but they give the same error. The manufacturer doesn't publish any BIOS updates on there website but I've asked them for one - is it a case of extracting their package and replacing the file in there..?
     
  11. TTAV134

    TTAV134 MDL Expert

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    #11 TTAV134, Jun 2, 2011
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  12. eth1

    eth1 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the links TTAV134, I'm still getting a BIOS size mis-match error o_O
     
  13. guyincog

    guyincog MDL Novice

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    The link to the modified Acer 1410 BIOS is down. Any chance of getting it re-posted?
     
  14. shinchaos

    shinchaos MDL Novice

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    (I also posted this request in Insyde bios requests thread [855], but, if I made a mistake posting there, I'm reposting here)

    Please, I'm a newcomer and I would like to enable (breaking the lock) advanced menus like clock and power set.

    Manufacturer: LG
    -Motherboard Model: QUANTA QLH
    -Bios revision: QLHLU211
    -Bios Type: INSYDEH20
    -Bios Link : mediafire /?b4j8b19h2gmdl4x
    -RW Everything Report Download Link: mediafire /?av41qo82kjeba07

    Thank you in advanced and also sorry about any mistake or misundertanding!
     
  15. mmaacc

    mmaacc MDL Novice

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    Any chance someone could reupload this somewhere?
    Thanks!
     
  16. yellohello

    yellohello MDL Novice

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    hello

    unlocked bios advanced menus
    please help
    thank you

    sp45001-45500/sp45071.exe
    HP pavilion dv7 1120eg
    sytem:30fc
    bios F.49
     
  17. yellohello

    yellohello MDL Novice

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    hello

    I can not download from the links
     
  18. wasiqjaved

    wasiqjaved MDL Novice

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    #18 wasiqjaved, Jan 20, 2013
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    Hi, looking for unlocking (unlocked bios advanced menus and system configuration ... including VT enable, SLIC 2.1) my InsydeH2O Bios for Acer Aspire 5810T Timeline. I'm not sure which options to change.

    Following is my BIOS Info

    Manufaccturer : Acer
    Model : Aspire 5810T
    BIOS version : 2.35
    BIOS Type : InsydeH2O
    Original BIOS from Acer Website : bit.ly / VHinrB (without spaces)
    Original BIOS Dump : bit.ly / 11JZN6t (without spaces)
    RW-Everything Report : bit.ly / UIUOh2 (without spaces)

    MOD Request : Unlocking ADVANCED FEATURES, SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, VT ENABLE, SLIC 2.1
     
  19. wasiqjaved

    wasiqjaved MDL Novice

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    #19 wasiqjaved, Jan 21, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
    Ok. I've successfully unlocked bios of 5810T and tested it on my 5810T. It worked :angel:


    Here's how it went through (GUIDE):


    1. Put JM41X64.fd file in a clean FAT-32 formatted USB.
    2. Make sure Laptop is turned off. Now, plug USB in any USB port.
    3. Before booting laptop, PRESS and HOLD ..... FN+ESC keys
    4. Now, Press and Release POWER button to turn the system ON (Do NOT hold power button)
    5. Keep holding FN+ESC keys until you see USB activity (LED light flashing on USB)
    6. Let go of all keys and wait for the modded BIOS to be loaded (Screen may be black, but don't worry :shy: )


    Now, Virtualization Technology option will be in found in :


    MAIN -> Intel -> Advanced -> Advanced CPU Control -> Chipset Configuration -> VT-d


    Will do digging on SLIC 2.1 tomorrow
    Date of Modded BIOS : 21/01/2013

    Download : mediafire.com / ?q496n4sswp0fhf1 (remove spaces before and after "/")
     
  20. valisoft

    valisoft MDL Novice

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    Hi, can someone help me unlock everything that is possible to be unlocked especially Advacend Menu, AMD-V, Power Menu and and all settings regarding WWAN ?

    Laptop Model: Acer Aspire 7560G
    Bios Type: InsydeH2O Rev 3.5
    System Bios Version: v1.07
    Original Bios Link: hxxp://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_Acer_1.07_A_A.zip?acerid=634883832668997449&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=ASPIRE&Step3=ASPIRE