How to modify Bios of ASUS Notebook X42DE???

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by delixis, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. delixis

    delixis MDL Novice

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    This this the link for its Bios at this url dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/K42/K42DeAs208.zip. (I cannot post link)

    It is AMI but behave as EFI/Insyde, so I need a Phoenix Modify tool 1.42 to modify with SLIC and Cert 2.1 for ASUS Notebook.
    All went well with module or dynamic method but SSV2.

    However I cannot activate Win 7 Ultimate OEM. When I used SLIC tool kit V3.2, it gave an error messge for not having slic table.

    What shoud I do? Try to do it more than 5 times with different SLIC files and Certificates.

    Thank a lot in advance, :confused:
     
  2. delixis

    delixis MDL Novice

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    I may rephase my question.

    How can we modify AMI EFI/Insyde bios succesfully?

    How to insert SLIC table to its bios succesfully?

    Thank a lot in advance,
     
  3. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    #3 Serg008, Mar 7, 2011
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    Try this one:

    Manufacturer : Asus
    Model : Asus K42DE / X42DE (notebook)
    Bios Revision : 208
    Bios Link : http://dlsvr04.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/K42/K42DeAs208.zip
    Bios Type : AMI Aptio UEFI (INSYDE)

    SLIC: Asus 2.1
    Cert: Asus
    Modded with Phoenix SLIC Mod 1.80
    Mod method: SSv2 custom

    Modified Bios:
    ASUS X42DE-(K42DE)_208_Asus21_SSv2.rar
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/so92mb

    Cert. included. Flash with Asus Easy flash Utility.
    Confirmed Working by delixis.
    "Easyflash went very well for new Machine. ... and Windows is now activated. "
    (http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...Notebook-X42DE?p=392958&viewfull=1#post392958 )
     
  4. delixis

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    I just bricked it this morning. I try to recovery it but I don't know the correct file name and correct method to use on this model.

    Could you please help me out again,
    Very much appriciated.
     
  5. key2029

    key2029 MDL Novice

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    I got the same problem with X42JY Bios rev 211, very similar behavior as Delixis'.

    Used Phoenix tools 1.80 SLIC Asus 2.1 Cert Asus ssv2, it says one pub key matches and one pub key does not match.
    I tried to mod it as is with "easy flash" and it worked. The Slic 2.1 is inserted but I cannot activate with known working OEM SLP key.

    Is there a safer way to try as ssv2 custom already bricked his bios?
     
  6. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    #6 Serg008, Mar 8, 2011
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    Sorry. How do you flashed the MOD, from DOS or Windows ? Try the INSYDE recovery procedure (look this thread for detail http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...hod.-Use-andy-s-tool-to-obtain-possible-names. ) with this bios http://www.sendspace.com/file/hkbf6i .
    [correct file name - K42De.bin ]


    ADD: try this (thank Loxxx )

    1. Rename the original bios file K42DeAs.208 to K42De.bin.
    2. Copy the file to usb flash stick. DO NOT MAKE anything etc. ONLY COPY
    3. Remove battery, adapter (power cord) , mouse etc.
    4. Attach usb flash stick (try with the lower left slot at first)
    5. Hold down <CTRL> + <Home>
    6. Plug In the Ac Power adapter, wait about 3-5 secs
    7. Press the power button
    8. wait 3-5 sec and now release the buttons <CTRL> and <Home>.
    9. The screen of the built-in BIOS flash utility appears and the BIOS is restored.
    It took about 2-3 minutes and notebook powered down itself.......

    Then plug in the battery simply power it on.
    That’s all.
     
  7. delixis

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    #7 delixis, Mar 9, 2011
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    Thank you very much, Serg008.

    You are very helpful, however, no methods were working.

    I am going to do RMA claim today. It just only few days old.

    Thank you again and any suggestion on the new one for bios modification?

    Oh! I forgot to mention that last time I booted from USB drive and use aflash2 with /All switch, all went well until writing flash. It went to only 25% and stop. Nothing further and came out as a brick one.

    Thank again for your help,

    PS: I have done more than 20+ PCMB and 10+ Notebook for Bios Mod and from Vista to 7. This one is only problem I have got, so far.
     
  8. 911medic

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    Post a RWEverything dump...or slicdump screenie..
     
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  9. delixis

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    View attachment AcpiTbls.zip
    This is my RWEverything Dump on Slic table.

    Thank you for all you guys. I'm going to do the update its bios again tomorrow.
    Any suggestion would be very much appreciated. :D
     
  10. 911medic

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    #10 911medic, Mar 9, 2011
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    This after flash???

    There is no SLIC table...

    Easyflash may be the best flash option if it is available...
     
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  11. delixis

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    #11 delixis, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
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    Yes, that one after modify bios. I don't have original one.

    And yes, Easyflash went very well for new Machine (RMA it today).
    Using Surg008 posted bios and registered with his included cert. All went very (excited) well and Windows is now activated.

    Thank you very much to Surg008. Without you, I would have no idea how to get it to work.

    For that recovery procedure, I think that it would not work since, we use /all switch on aflash2. It eased all blocks and not re-write code back, yet. So, boot blocks would also damage and will not get back on.
     
  12. key2029

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    #12 key2029, Mar 9, 2011
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    These two are the rweverything, the original and mod.

    By the way, thank you to all of you and congratz on Delixis. I think I can post it now as Delixis already solved his problem.

    Manufacturer : Asus
    Model : Asus K42JY / X42JY (notebook)
    Bios Revision : 211
    Bios Link : http+//dlcdnet+asus+com/pub/ASUS/nb/K42JY/K42JYAS211.zip (I cannot post links please substitute +)
    Bios Type : AMI Aptio UEFI (INSYDE)
     

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  13. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    It's nice news ! Can you upload rweverything report and the screens of the Basic and Advanced tabs of the Slictoolkit for this modified bios ?
    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  14. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    Try this MOD:

    SLIC: Asus 2.1
    Cert: Asus
    Modded with Phoenix SLIC Mod 1.80
    Mod method: SSv2 custom + HEX edit

    Modified Bios:
    Asus X42JY_211_Asus21_SSv2.rar
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/l5kogg

    Cert. included. Flash with Asus recommended Flash Utility.
    Please post results.
     
  15. key2029

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    It worked with Easy Flash (BIOS). Windows is activated with ASUS Certificate.
     
  16. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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  18. delixis

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    View attachment AcpiTbls.7z Slic2.jpg Slic1.jpg View attachment !Table_Index.txt

    Those all files you asked for. All after bios modified.

    Be happy, ....happy :worthy:
     
  19. dub7

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    #19 dub7, May 11, 2011
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    Respected Serg008!
    I ask to make Bios for 301 with SLIC 2.1(Asus K42JY). Заранее спасибо за какой-нибудь ответ.
     
  20. Serg008

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