Using DOS phlash16.exe with newer Acer Phoenix BIOS

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by matth45, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. matth45

    matth45 MDL Novice

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    I have an Acer Extensa 4620Z. I'd like to use some DOS tool to flash the stock BIOS from Acer. I found this thread:

    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6447-How-to-get-Acer-Bios-.rom-from-.exe

    which luckily deals with the exact image I am trying to flash.

    I was able to extract the WPH from the EXE provided by Acer, and open it in PBE without errors as described in the thread above. I have two different versions of phlash16 - 1.4.59 and 1.6.5.4. Neither of them is willing to flash this BIOS. After reading the WPH file I extracted, 1.4.59 says "platform signature not found in the interface" and 1.6.5.4 immediately says something like "error opening bios.wph". I am not running phlash16 with any arguments other than the name of the bios image I am trying to flash.

    Is it not possible to use the DOS tools to flash an Acer BIOS?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. TTAV134

    TTAV134 MDL Expert

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    The "platform information" is missing in your bios, anyway, dont waste your time with this method, there is a magic tool to do the job in 2 clicks.

    Download the latest Tool-to-Insert-Replace-SLIC-in-Phoenix-Insyde-Dell-EFI-BIOSes and SLIC 2.1 Bin Collection

    open BWA-133.EXE with PhoenixTool.exe
    SLIC File , choose, Acer[ACRSYS-ACRPRDCT-ANNI]2.1.BIN (from SLIC 2.1 Bin Collection)
    press GO
    wait the end of process.

    Flash from windows with resulting BWA-133_SLIC.EXE

    regards