General Phoenix BIOS modding question (Medion Akoya E5411)

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by robby2k9, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. robby2k9

    robby2k9 MDL Novice

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    I have read several posts that say you can't use a backup of a Phoenix bios to do a SLIC mod, which is a problem for Medion owners as Medion hardly ever post BIOS files.
    My question is: does this only apply to a BIOS with no slic, mine already has SLIC 2.0 so can it be modded to 2.1 from a backup.
    If not then would a backup of a BIOS from a machine with a SLIC 2.1 BIOS load onto my earlier version of the same model.
    I ask as I have an Akoya E5411 (MD97099) which came with VISTA & has SLIC 2.0, but the current version of the E5411 (MD97337) ships with Windows 7, so I assume it's SLIC 2.1.
    If the backup from the newer version would work then is there anyone out there who has bought an E5411 (probably from ARGOS) with Win 7 pre-installed who can send me a backup of their BIOS?
     
  2. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    The problem isn't to mod it. You can mod it.
    But you need additional data to flash the modded one back. This data you cannot obtain of a backuped bios, the OEM provides it with the biosupdate.

    This is special at Phoenix bioses, at any other there isn't that problem.
     
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