Extract bios from exe - Samsung NP300E5A

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by northmic, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. northmic

    northmic MDL Novice

    Mar 8, 2012
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    Hi,
    bios in: downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/FM/201111/20111124161251549/BIOSUpdate.exe
    I tried find_gz_2.1 but it couldn't find anything.
    uniextract+7zip just showed the exe parts (.text,.rdata,etc...).
    resource hacker showed only minor stuff, not the bios file.
    Phoenix tool 1.95 did not recognize it.
    I see 1f-8b chars in the file but none followed by 08.
    Thanks for your help,
    northmic
     
  2. northmic

    northmic MDL Novice

    Mar 8, 2012
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    I think that samsung bios update app (BIOSUpdate.exe) doesn't even contain the bios - it just downloads it when necessary.
    I ran it on my desktop and it gave me the following error:
    Samsung System BIOS Update downloads and installs the latest BIOS to your system.
    Current System BIOS version : XX
    Latest downloadable BIOS version : -
    Cannot download.
    I wonder how I can get that bios. Or maybe I'l just buy another brand.
    northmic
     
  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Run it from your Samsung PC. Then it will download the bios update file from Samsung servers :)
     
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  4. northmic

    northmic MDL Novice

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    Thanks Tito, but I haven't bought the Samsung yet. I wanted to make sure I could mod it before I bought.
    northmic