HP Insyde BIOS recovery steps.

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by kallisti5, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. maigrot64

    maigrot64 MDL Novice

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    Hello, I bricked my HP Dv6 3351SF
    I flash a modded bios and I change option in gpu section (somthing like igpu or something else) and now computer screen stay black
    I tried to connect extrernal monitor (hdmi and vga) it's don't work

    The latest bios is sp55299 and under battery is 163c-120, so i try to put 0163.bin in Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\Current
    Nothing work, please help me !!
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    you need to do it right. like first post says decrypt the file with phoenixmod tool.
    RSA.SIG rename it to proper 0163c.sig and the .bin

    sometimes its not 0163c the mobo is looking for and last 2 might need slightly different.

    also make the usb the EFI diagnostic so it can see the file properly and if it fails to see it.. try take power out and drain it by pressing power 30 secs and retry different usb port or usb flash brand.
     
  3. maigrot64

    maigrot64 MDL Novice

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    Thank's but it's don't work, I try 4 different usb (Corsair 8gb; Transcend 2gb and 4gb, kingston 8gb) and I try all usb port on the netbook,
    I put 0163c.bin and 0163c.sig like say in first post, all usb I try flashes for 5/10s and stop for 10s then again and again ...
    Sometimes caps lock stay white why ?
    I already try to change RAM emplacement.

    Please help me ! if you happen to help me I give you a donation by paypal :p
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    whats the SP for the uefi diag creation on usb ?
    (a check to see if you did it right)

    try all these bin sig file names

    PlatformName1=1448
    PlatformName2=1449
    PlatformName3=144A
    PlatformName4=144B
    PlatformName5=144C
    PlatformName6=1447
    PlatformName7=147C
    PlatformName8=149C
    PlatformName9=1639
    PlatformName10=163A
    PlatformName11=163B
    PlatformName12=163C
    PlatformName13=163D
    PlatformName14=163E

    sorry i didn't reply sooner.. i had no electric power since sunday 8:30pm due to huricane irma
     
  5. maigrot64

    maigrot64 MDL Novice

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    #525 maigrot64, Sep 14, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
    I use the SP57448 for make usb then I copy file in \current and \previous

    I try all files in one key and nothing... Just some beep but when I release "win"+b, laptop stop beeping and beep at every key pressed but after 5 mn nothing happen ! I try to connect to vga and hdmi .. nothing

    It does not matter I'm patient lol
     
  6. hawkins

    hawkins MDL Novice

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  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    try older versions of bios in previous version.. also try a different newer model UEFI diag environment.
     
  8. maigrot64

    maigrot64 MDL Novice

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    What do you want say "try a different newer model UEFI diag environment" ? Use newer version of sp57448 ?
     
  9. makaymms

    makaymms MDL Novice

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    Good evening,

    I managed to brick my HP, after a bios flash. Before the bios flash the computer was working ok.
    I tried to flash sp55496 (F.06 Rev.A), and after the reboot the computer wont start.
    Before i had sp56053 (F.08 Rev.A).
    I tried the fix that was on first page of this thread but with no luck. I have used phoenixtool273.
    I tried with filenames 01793.bin, 01793.sig, 01794.bin, 01794.sig, from different versions of bios (F.06, F.08, F.0A, F.0C).
    I have used sp63599.exe to create the usb HP_Tools.
    Computer blinks power button and wifi button, even only when i connect the power cable. The thing is that i dont need to press the power button. Only when i connect the power cable it starts blinking.
    I have removed hdd, dvd, swapped rams, shorted battery pins, again with no luck.
    So, i need some help.

    HP Pavilion DM4-3000en
    Rev: 1794-100


    Thanks in advance for your reply.
     
  10. apologist

    apologist MDL Novice

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    #531 apologist, Dec 9, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
    I have a new HP-15-BS576TX with firmware F.22 bricked after a BIOS-UEFI update to F.24 provided by HP. The laptop went totally dead when power is switched ON. Black Screen/No Display and only activity is hardware led occasionally glowing as well as power LED. Every trick failed including Win+B/D key combos and extracted files on usb drive. HP replaced the motherboard since it is under warranty. Although, I am not going to try updating this laptop, I am curious if we can more reliably update Insyde BIOS using FreeDOS USB rather than in Windows 10?

    We can make a FreeDos bootable usb using syslinux or some other options (Win PE?). Is there any how-to or details available? With the the extracted files of the BIOS-UEFI sp80452.exe shows a Insydeflash.exe, which is clearly, a DOS executable. Here are the contents of the self extracting exe archive:
    Code:
    :~$ file *.*
    
    08328.bin: data
    0832D.bin: data
    CrisisKeyDLL.dll: PE32 executable (DLL) (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    FlsHookDll.dll: PE32 executable (DLL) (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    FlsHook.exe: PE32 executable (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    FWUpdLcl.exe: PE32 executable (console) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    InsydeFlash.exe: PE32 executable (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    iscflash.dll: PE32 executable (DLL) (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    iscflash.sys: PE32 executable (native) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    iscflashx64.sys: PE32+ executable (native) x86-64, for MS Windows
    platform.ini: ASCII text, with CRLF line terminators
    
    :~/Insydeflash/CrisisFolder $
    
    CryptRSA32.efi: MS-DOS executable
    CryptRSA.efi: MS-DOS executable
    HpBiosMgmt.efi: MS-DOS executable
    HpBiosMgmt.s09: data
    HpBiosMgmt.s12: data
    HpBiosMgmt.s14: data
    HpBiosUpdate.efi: MS-DOS executable
    HpBiosUpdate.s09: data
    HpBiosUpdate.s12: data
    HpBiosUpdate.s14: data
    
    Also, the motherboard of the laptop is 832B with a revision number 23.40 (many have 23.25,23.27 etc motherboard revisions) and if, the installer will identify the board and flash the necessary update, as there ar 08328.bin and 0832D.bin listed. Also wondering, if the motherboard revision will have any impact.

    Another doubt is, if suppose you have firmware F.22 on a laptop and the latest is F.35, will there a need to flash the intermediate BIOS-UEFI updates (in this case it is F.24) in succession?
     
  11. Tito

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    @apologist

    FYI, this is a known issue with this series of laptops. Apparently the one with AMD video cards are affected, as the publicly available bios image supposedly only applicable for mobos with integrated Intel video card only. This is from my personal experiences, and after a long analysis with HP support stuffs and engineers.

    The standard way of bare metal bios install/recovery (even without any OS such as FreeDOS) as discussed in this thread is the best way.
     
  12. apologist

    apologist MDL Novice

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    Thank you for the confirmations @Tito. This model (15-BS576TX) has a dedicated AMD 520 GPU too. And your words are true; Because, I have another laptop which is almost similar to the problem laptop (BS576tx), from the BS00x series (HP 15-BS539TU with 832A motherboard) which has Intel integrated graphics only. As you said, BIOS updating went smooth with the BS539TU.

    And, I extracted the latest BIOS fix from HP called F.35 just now. The difference is clear. The earlier F.24 firmware was missing firmware (08328B.bin) for the BS00X series laptop with AMD dedicated card (832B motherboard). That may be why the AMD gfx card models got bricked. There is no reply from HP, except an immediate update of BIOS to F.35.

    F.35 contents:
    Code:
    :~$ file *
    08328A.bin: data
    08328B.bin: data
    0832D.bin: data
    0832E.bin: data
    08445.bin: data
    CrisisFolder: directory
    CrisisKeyDLL.dll: PE32 executable (DLL) (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    CryptRSA32.efi: MS-DOS executable
    CryptRSA.efi: MS-DOS executable
    FlsHookDll.dll: PE32 executable (DLL) (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    FlsHook.exe: PE32 executable (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    FormatFat.dll: PE32 executable (DLL) (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    FWUpdLcl.exe: PE32 executable (console) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    HpBiosMgmt.efi: MS-DOS executable
    HpBiosMgmt.s09: data
    HpBiosMgmt.s12: data
    HpBiosMgmt.s14: data
    HpBiosUpdate.efi: MS-DOS executable
    HpBiosUpdate.s09: data
    HpBiosUpdate.s12: data
    HpBiosUpdate.s14: data
    Insydeflash.exe: MS-DOS executable, COFF for MS-DOS, DJGPP go32 DOS extender
    InsydeFlash.exe: PE32 executable (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    iscflash.dll: PE32 executable (DLL) (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    iscflash.sys: PE32 executable (native) Intel 80386, for MS Windows
    iscflashx64.sys: PE32+ executable (native) x86-64, for MS Windows
    platform.ini: ASCII text, with CRLF line terminator
    
    While, as above F.24 has only 0832.bin and 0832D.bin firmware only. The contents of CrisisFolder is moved to the main folder (root) for F.35. So, my assumptions (may not be true) are the UEFI update for F.24 fails because of the executable missing files which are expected in the root (main) folder?
     
  13. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Welcome!

    Yes.

    :)
     
  14. SACR

    SACR MDL Novice

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    Hi, someone can help me ? HP Envy 4-1204TX Ultrabook problem blank screen + blinking caps lock button after reflash bios. Can recover bios using usb?
     
  15. SACR

    SACR MDL Novice

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    Pls reupload this files. Link expired.
     
  16. Skeieksksie

    Skeieksksie MDL Novice

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    Is there BIOS-MOD for HP 500-405nsm HP 2AF7 to be able to for example overclock the processor and the GPU?

    I need to know and if it exists, the steps to know how to install it.

    Thank you.
     
  17. David Atume

    David Atume MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much!

    I got my HP mini 210-2202sa bricked due to a failed BIOS upgrade. I spent a lot of time on the HP official support page with nothing good coming out of my search. However, I got the simple solution from your post.

    I marked the trick that did it for me in red for others who may be facing same problem.

    I am grateful to you for putting this meaningful information out.

    Thank you again!