Unlock fpt write in BIOS

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by CHEF-KOCH, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. CHEF-KOCH

    CHEF-KOCH MDL Addicted

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    #1 CHEF-KOCH, Feb 22, 2017
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  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    But your only trying to flash bios region with "-bios" switch. What about trying "fptw64 -f 2202.rom"? That will flash the whole rom, both bios & me.
    Note if your mainboard has Intel Lan you also need to have the switch "-savemac"...
     
  3. cloud17

    cloud17 MDL Novice

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    can you show me how to do this for other variables ? also will unlocking the bios let me use setup_var through efi shell and set variables right now I cant (hp envy 15-jxxx TS)
     
  4. JBenal

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  5. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    You don't need to mod bios. The bios is listing drives on the onboard controller - not ALL controllers.
     
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  7. Zibri

    Zibri MDL Novice

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    I just found out that on my laptop (MSI Notebook), FPTW64 gives ERROR 368 BUT if I run fpt in EFI shell IT WORKS!
     
  8. nexus76

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    what does
    fpt -dumplock
    show about the descriptor?

    if it's unlocked you get a

    Code:
    D:\BIOS>fpt -dumplock
    
    Intel (R) Flash Programming Tool. Version:  9.1.10.1000
    Copyright (c) 2007 - 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    Platform: Intel(R) Z97 Express Chipset
    Reading HSFSTS register... Flash Descriptor: Valid
    
        --- Flash Devices Found ---
        W25Q64BV    ID:0xEF4017    Size: 8192KB (65536Kb)
    
    
    Lock Settings.
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    Host CPU master:   00 00 FF FF
    ME region master:  00 00 FF FF
    GBE region master: 18 01 FF FF
    FPT Operation Passed
    
     
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