[Help request] Modding Acer Aspire 7560G Bios

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  1. jesse131

    jesse131 MDL Novice

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    #1 jesse131, Feb 17, 2013
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    Hello.
    I am trying to add Advanced settings and power settings to my Acer Aspire 7560G InsydeH2O bios. With the help of j-bios tools, i have been able to extract following info:
    STRING_TABLE = 0x0001E3F0, size 0x0000823A
    Form found (FSID: 0x8F) - Name: Main
    Form found (FSID: 0xB3) - Name: Security
    Form found (FSID: 0xFC) - Name: Exit
    Form found (FSID: 0xD9) - Name: Boot
    Form found (FSID: 0x189) - Name: Power
    Form found (FSID: 0x10D) - Name: Advanced
    Form found (FSID: 0x2) - Name: Information
    64-Bit bios detected
    Form 'Main' at 0x0005EBA0
    Form 'Security' at 0x0005F0E0
    Form 'Exit' at 0x0005F3B0
    Form 'Boot' at 0x0005F450
    Form 'Power' at 0x0005F670
    Form 'Advanced' at 0x0005FB70
    Form 'Information' at 0x000618C0
    But I do not know how to continue. I tried to look for the addresses in file called SetupUtility_0x9f93c.bin, but no success. At the moment following enteries are visible in the BIOS: Main, Security, Exit, Boot and Information. The whole log from j-bios is available in pastebin*com/d5XVN4fw
    Download link to the bios (if you need it):
    global-download.acer * com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_Acer_1.07_A_A.zip?acerid=634883832668997449&Step1=NOTEBOOK,%20ULTRABOOK&Step2=ASPIRE&Step3=ASPIRE%207560G&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=PA_7
     
  2. jesse131

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    My experimenting continues. Now I have ran dumpsetup (pastebin * com/VVjm8kJU), but I still do not know how to continue. Can someone point me to a guide of InsydeH2O modding or guide me here:worthy:? I know i need to replace forms inside the SetupUtility, but i can't find a tool for it and hex makes no sense to me. I have attached the SetupUtilities i'm working on to this post.
     

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  3. Tito

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    Did you run "python j-bios.py -v biosfile newbiosfile"?? What happened??
     
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  4. jesse131

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    J-bios does not find any hidden forms, so it cannot patch/replace anything.
    Found 7 forms
    Searching for 'hiding code'...
    Patching manually at position 0x0000138D (len: 7 bytes)
    Original data not found at manually given position!
    No hiding code found in firmware! No classical patching possible.
    The whole log from the command pastebin*com/wZqw6zR5
     
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    Have you mailed the author??
     
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    Yes, I mailed him yesterday, so let's see what happens.
     
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    Finger crossed too... :hug2:
     
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    No response so far. I wonder if he is still working with bios? Because the tool does not find any hidden forms, that means they must be triggered by some action, or they are hidden by some other file :hmm:
     
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  10. valisoft

    valisoft MDL Novice

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    Hi, did you manage to unlock the bios, can you give it to me, I have the same laptop.
     
  11. jesse131

    jesse131 MDL Novice

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    No, I didn't.
    I just decided to deal with the BIOS I have.