[TUTORIAL] AMI Aptio UEFI Advanced Menu Unlock - Bonus MSR unlock!

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by JRandomHacker, May 7, 2014.

  1. HHo2016

    HHo2016 MDL Junior Member

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  2. hijam

    hijam MDL Novice

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    Kudos to you @JRandomHacker , using your guide I was able to unlock a lot of hidden menus on my locked HP BIOS (AMI 7.12 Rev A, Motherboard Pegatron 2AB5 IPISB-CH2), and was able to make compatible and install a GTX 1060, in replacement of a previous GTX 760. The key is to switch the hidden setting "PCI ROM Priority" to Legacy ROM, and the card becomes compatible! (I suspect the UEFI oprom of the card doesn't like the UEFI part of my BIOS..)

    I dumped the flash using a CH341A programmer, to have a good backup with all my serials. I used this one with the tools.

    I followed everything, except that for my BIOS I needed to extract the body of the "freeform" section and NOT the compressed section, to give to IRFExtractor, otherwise it won't recognise the format. Otherwise, all went smooth, and I was able to put 010101010101 to unlock all the menus, to finally flash it back using my hardware programmer!
     
  3. HHo2016

    HHo2016 MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for your guide! I can confirm successfully unlocking the advanced menu on a Dell Inspiron 660 and also a Dell Inspiron 3847 (both AMI Aptio EFI BIOSes) using your method.
     
  4. HHo2016

    HHo2016 MDL Junior Member

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    #64 HHo2016, May 20, 2020
    Last edited: May 20, 2020
  5. txarmysgt

    txarmysgt MDL Novice

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    Can I be a lazy sloth and ask you to link your modified rom for the inspiron 660?
     
  6. elguigu

    elguigu MDL Novice

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    I read the whole thread as I have same issue as @hijam (bios AMi 7.12 on Pentagron chicago motherboard). I'm exactly in same situation: I have fairly old PC HP h8-1111sc for which I wanted to upgrade GPU with Nvidia 1050ti and got stuck on bios post screen.
    After many trial, I'm not able to extract the .rom with the AMI utility tool as per describe in the tutorial and go forward as per instructed. I get all the time "Error 46" with Afuwin. I'm really out of my wits. Can Someone help please.
     
  7. HHo2016

    HHo2016 MDL Junior Member

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    Try using patched SAFUWIN tool here: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...ing-ami-aptio-ami-7-and-8.81742/#post-1597988