P8Z77-V LE PLUS modded bios upgrade (SLIC mod will be preserved?)

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  1. imperia

    imperia MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    Previously I have modified my BIOS to include SLIC 2.2.
    Everything is working fine.
    Now I saw there is new BIOS for my mainboard, so I want to upgrade my bios.

    I wonder if SLIC mod will be preversed or I have to modify the new bios rom again?
     
  2. Tito

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    If the previous mod was done using New Module method, then SLIC will be preserved.
     
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  3. imperia

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    Thanks for your answer.

    Is there a way to check what method I've used? I still have my BIOS .CAP file. Can I open it with MMTOOL or something to see if I used New Module?
     
  4. Tito

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    Yep, open the modded bios in MMTool. If there are 4 unnamed modules after DummyMSOA, then it was modded using New Module method.
     
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    #5 imperia, Apr 8, 2014
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    I out of luck. I got only 2 unnamed modules after DummyMSOA.

    Looks like I have to patch my new bios again.


    I have few questions in my mind:

    I have to do use phoenixtools?

    If my SLIC is Dell, on Manifacturer field I pick Dell, right?

    phoenixtools picks Dynamic because It seems I have some "generic" SLIC in the original bios.

    I wonder If I should go with New Module method to preserve SLIC on updates?!


    If I choose to. What is that Key field? Can I leave it empty or with wrong cd-key?



    Also RWeverything report need to be from unmodified bios? So I have to flash my new _unmodified_ bios and take report then? I guess I can't use my current modified bios for report?


    Some more questions:
    I am now with WS2012, I am planning to install WS2012R2 soon. What SLIC version should I put in my bios. Dell 2.2 should work for R2 too or if I put 2.3 will it work for WS2012 until I upgrade?
    Can I inject MSDM table in my bios to avoid event log 1058? (for R2)
     
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  7. imperia

    imperia MDL Novice

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    I finally decided to go Dynamic method.

    I modified original .CAP file to include DELL SLIC 2.3.
    For Manufacturer I select: Dell.

    No SLP and no RW report added.

    The problem is that EZ Flash 2 wont let me flash that .CAP file.
    So I went USB Flashback method.
    First I flashed virgin .CAP file, then I flashed the modded .CAP file.

    The problem now is that my WS2012 is not activated anymore.
    SLIC Toolkit reports:
    What I am doing wrong?
    Maybe modded BIOS USB Flashback failed, because of the same error: "Security Verification Failed"?!

    Or maybe I should select SLP?
     

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  8. Tito

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    You need to do some hex editing if you choose Dynamic method; better stick with New Module method.
     
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  9. imperia

    imperia MDL Novice

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    While trying to solve my problem I saw this post:
    h(t)tp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/43111-P8Z77-V-PRO-Security-Validation-Failed?p=724687&viewfull=1#post724687

    If you can point me to more specific instructions I would like to do it.
    Because later when I want to eventually wipe my SLIC i prefer to do it just with flashing virgin BIOS, instead of playing with FTK/FD44Editor.

    Thanks.
     
  10. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    try this mod (Dynamic custom)

    P8Z77-V-LE-PLUS-ASUS-0908_Dell23-dyn.rar
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/xpebna

    use USB Flashback method
     
  11. imperia

    imperia MDL Novice

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    Thank you for providing this mod. Can you tell me how you made it?
    I can test later today when I get back home.
     
  12. Tito

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    FYI, the information is true but only applicable for newer ASRock bioses.

    You may compare the modules of Serg008's mod to determine which modules need hex-editing.
     
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  13. imperia

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    I already did some comparison.

    I opened both .CAP files with MMTOOL. Made a reports. And compared modules.
    Looks like my MSOA is different size 00132E, while Serg008 is 001200. This makes comparison really hard, because files are completely different.
    I guess I am doing something wrong with the original modification with PhoenixTool. That's why I look for help.

    In my MSOA file I see string "ALASKA" while in Serg008's they are replaced with DELL....
     
  14. imperia

    imperia MDL Novice

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    #14 imperia, May 30, 2014
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    When I modify my BIOS (for mainboard P8Z77-V LE PLUS) using New Module method, and after that I open modified BIOS by PhoenixTool itself. It says that I still have the generic 2.0 SLIC.

    Code:
    Complete SLIC (2.0) (A M I OEMSLIC     ) (x1)
    Pubkey and marker (2.3) (DELL PE_SC3 ) (x1)
    Anyway I tried flashing the BIOS and SLIC toolkit said "NO SLIC TABLE".

    Later I succeded to inject SLIC into BIOS using Dynamic method.
    However I wonder why phoenixtool is unable to generate New Module format BIOS for my board.