How to Modify Your Own Bios Using AMI Mod Tool and Award Mod Tool

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Busykid508, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Busykid508

    Busykid508 MDL Guru

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    #1 Busykid508, Jul 29, 2009
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    1. First, I want to thank AndyP for providing these wonderful tools for us to use.


    2. This section of the forum is Only for Those Who Have AMI or AWARD Bios. These Tools will not work with Phoenix Bios.

    3. To help you understand the Differences of the various forms of bios, there are basically 3 type of bios - AMI - Award and Phoenix. Phoenix makes all 3 versions and each has its own way of doing things.

    4. Download AMI and AWARD Mod Tools from the official web pages below - Check These Links Often for the Versions of both of these two tools change often - If you cannot download from the Official Website, download from the Unofficial website links below:

    a. AMI Mod Tool - Official Website: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/4071

    b. Award Mod Tool - Official Website: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/5385

    c. The Unofficial Website from which to download both tools are: - http://slics.myftp.org/Tools/AMI_Mod_Tool_1.54_and_Award_Mod_Tool_1.37.rar OR http://www.sendspace.com/file/qr9526. THIS LINK INCLUDES ALL SLICS, SLPS and CERTIFICATES that are needed to help you in modifying your bios.

    5. Download the Appropriate Bios Directly from your Motherboard's Manufacturer website. Do not trust or use third party websites. Only download directly from the motherboard manufacturer's website. Trust me, you will regret going through many third party websites.
    6. Download and install WinRar: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm - if your bios comes in an executable format (.EXE), winrar is able to unzip the files by right clicking on the file and choose WINRAR - EXTRACT HERE. Another great tool that is helpful in extracting most executable files is Universal Extractor - Download it here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Compression-tools/Universal-Extractor.shtml OR http://www.legroom.net/software/uniextract. A third extractor of which is very useful is 7ZIP and download it from here: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

    7. Now you are ready to modify your bios which is easy with AndyP's Bios Modification Tools for Award and AMI Bios.

    8. Assuming you have downloaded all the elements above and have unzipped your bios file in Bio2Ami or Winrar, if needed, open your Mod Tool by right clicking on it and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR.


    The Tools Look Like This When Opened

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    9. Click the button by ORIGINAL BIOS and navigate to your bios file and click it.

    10. Next, choose the manufacturer....if your manufacturer does not show, choose OTHER.

    11. Choose SLIC. For those who only want to activate Windows Vista, choose SLIC v2.0. For those who want to activate Windows Vista and Windows 7, choose a SLIC v2.1

    12. Choose SLP. If you choose a DELL SLIC, also choose a DELL SLP. This can be left blank.

    13. Next, choose the certificate. The BIOS and the Certificate have to match. The tools will let you know if they do match or if they do not match.

    14. As far as METHOD is concerned, let the tool choose default method.

    15. Click GO and let the tool do its work.

    16. After it finishes it will say it is successful or not and if you want to verify the successful modifications, click VERIFY. For those who have AWARD BIOS, this will show a checksum error. This is natural and do not let it bother you.

    17. Now flash your bios according to the suggestion of your motheboard manufacturer's recommendations- THIS IS IMPORTANT - Uninstall any cr**ks, lo*ders, bios emulators, patches or cr**ks before flashing your bios.
    18. For those who wish to know what is the meaning of SSV, SSV2, SSV3, ISA, PubKey, Dynamic, 0+2, OEM7 or MMTool, download AMI Mod Tool from one of the links above and inside is an Adobe PDF file. Open this PDF file and it will explain the various methods for modifying a bios.

     
  2. MikeBuzz

    MikeBuzz MDL Novice

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    Is there a tool to allow the same to be done for dell phoenix bios
     
  3. Boops

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    Thanks friend...:p
     
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  4. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    Dell BIOS files are not moddable.
     
  5. MikeBuzz

    MikeBuzz MDL Novice

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    So no way of adding slic 2.1 to dell bios?
     
  6. Boops

    Boops MDL Addicted

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    Please. What is the difference between using one Method or another?

    ISA, pubkey, SSV3, Dynamic, 0 +2, OEM7.

    What time should I use any of them?
     
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  7. joontje

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    First of all, thankyou for putting this together, i do however have one question and it is kind of confusing, the SLIC_SPL file you so kindly provided has all sorts of things in it.
    SLIC 2.1 and SLICS 2.1 for example, the SLIC 2.1 dir has faily simple choices being 4 Manufactures and thats it, the SLICS 2.1 dir has an incredible list of files and a subdirectory named 2.1 wich again has several manufacturers listed as subdirectories and some files in each, this doesnt really make it clear what choices have to be made.
    as for the SLP directory, they are just text files with the manufacturer name in it ?
    if you could kindly answer my question that would certainly help me allot more :)
     
  8. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    No. not yet. Phoenix are much different and a bit complex. These are file by file..
     
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  9. bTuna

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    muchas gracias!

    Thank you for the clear, concise tutorial along with the links, Busykid508! I appreciate it very much, and will be trying this on one of my PCs today. :)
     
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  11. mr_spatel

    mr_spatel MDL Novice

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    for busykid

    hi busy kid, does the program recogonise BIN files.

    Or is it only ROM? if Rom how do I extract from the BIN?

    many thanks
     
  12. Busykid508

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  13. Busykid508

    Busykid508 MDL Guru

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    Yes, it will recognize BIN Files
     
  14. Skunky

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    First off I would like to say thanks to Busykid508 for making this tutorial, And Thanks to AndyP for making Award Tool.

    Followed this tutorial and I now have a activated copy of Win7... :D

    Also if you could add to the tutorial the relevant commands
    (slmgr -ilc | slmgr -ipk) The it would make this a complete tut on how to get Win7 activated

    Registered here today just to thank everyone.
     
  15. mr_spatel

    mr_spatel MDL Novice

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    coolio, thanks.

    off to mod some toshiba slic 2.0 to 2.1.

    Oh and when i update the bios file does it over right slic 2.0?
     
  16. cst

    cst MDL Junior Member

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    Works for old motherboard and bios?
    For asus AWARD Bios from a7xxxx?
     
  17. SoLoR

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    yes, i moded my old mobo A7N8X-X today. it works fine, altho you might need to change method of moding.
     
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    CEDude MDL Novice

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    Ok... I tried this and I think I have a modded BIOS but can't seem to activate Windows 7 x64....

    Every step gets sucessfully done but no activation.

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  20. diddsen

    diddsen MDL Junior Member

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    great thx at first for public :D

    at point 14 you wrote:
    so, the tool choose the right way....
    if it not works to be activated is there good way to try another method? if yes, how do i know what the right method is :confused: