VGN-NS150FJ Sony bios, cant extract the bios out of the exe

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  1. cfrank33

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  3. Yen

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    Yeah, use uniextract, locate the EP0000208387.exe.
    Start it and it'll decompresses the files at your local temp folder. Copy all files to a safe place and exit the flashutil.
     
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    cfrank33 MDL Junior Member

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    EFI Bios

    Hy thanks for the tip with temp folder. Now i found the ROM File.

    I will try now the mod tool and it says he found slic 2.0 sony and its an EFI bios.

    Is this possible to mod with the phoenix mod tool ?

    I was thinking that efi not it possible to mod .....

    Thanks
     
  5. Yen

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    We all are working at EFI. :)
    It is possible to exchange the existing Sony SLIC2.0. Choose Sony SLIC2.1 at andy's tool. A mod is possible already. To flash the mod, open a cmd window as admin and type:
    AFUWIN R0200Y3_SLIC.ROM /P /N /E

    Update to the same original bios version if not done already.

    Please note that the Opa tool to activate may use an old certificate and doesn't work (yet). Apply the SONY-Sony-2.1.XRM-MS by yourself......
     
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    How save is this tool?

    I made very good mods with the afu and award mod tool. How safe is the phoenix mod tool exspecially for the efi bios i want to mod. I will mod this bios for a friend and install it with remote control. So I want have the chance for helping him if the mod goes wrong :confused:

    And especialy laptops ..... :D are making me headaches ....
     
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  8. Yen

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    The Phoenix tool uses different ways to mod.

    You are lucky! That Sony bios needs only to replace the existing SLIC. (You even could do that with an hexeditor only!)
    This is the safest way you can mod. I can assure to you the risk is the same as to flash an original bios.
     
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    Help Me bios vgn-ar770

    I want to have bios VGN-AR770
     
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    #10 sergioink, Apr 10, 2010
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    More help Sony Laptop

    I posted this mensagge here:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...os-mod-requests.?p=261809&posted=1#post261809
    ... but i think here is correctly too!!


    Messagge updated..


    Hello.
    I have a "sony vaio NS150FJ", I can't extract the BIOS is dificult, this is becuse I actually updated my BIOS and now i can't unpack the bios file from de the executable file "EP0000208387.exe" (this was unpacked from AIBSYS-00208387-1070.EXE file using Universal Extractor v1.6). After, execute the file "EP0000208387.exe" and i track the temporal files using Filemon (actually called "Process Monitor") y i copy all files in the temporal directory (don't remember but is "C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Temp\{A86CF9CB-32BB-43A0-9320-4A070022B033}\EP0000208387".. ). The files extracted was:
    - AFUWIN.exe
    - amifldrv32.sys
    - amifldrv64.sys
    - AssistFile.ini
    - CHKENV.exe
    - MessageSetting.ini
    - R0200Y3.ROM
    - WBFLASH.exe
    - WBFLASH.SCR

    I used a hex editor for search string "RSDT" but this string don't exist en the R0200Y3.ROM file.

    After I dumped de BIOS of my laptop using "BIOS Backup Toolkit" directly from my computer but nothig, the string not exist!!
    In addition the files are different (R0200Y3.ROM from update file and the R0200Y3.ROM form dumped Laptop are differents.).

    In a post I found that I have only change the BIOS file using a hexeditor (http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...out-of-the-exe). I think that I only have to change the slic string from "00 00 00 00" to "01 00 02 00". Actually I have slic 2.0.

    I used "amitool143" and "amitool151" but this software say "this is not AMI BIOS".

    I can't mod the EP0000208387.exe:
    ...becuse replacing the SLIC in the executable is no solution because flashing it afterwards won't work. Reason is that the executable detects that the installed BIOS has the same version so it won't overwrite...
    (http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...-VAIO-with-AMI-Aptio-BIOS...so-it-is-possible)

    -Motherboard Manufacturer and Model : SONY VAIO NS150FJ
    -Bios Revision : R0200Y3
    -Bios Type : American Megatrends. --> Aptio
    -Bios SLIC : antually 2.0, I want to SLIC 2.1

    -Bios Link :
    http://esupport.sony.com/LA/perl/swu...=5175&os_id=45
    ftp://download.sony.com/LA/pc/AIBSYS-00208387-1070.EXE
    -Rw-everything report:

    Root System Description Pointer: 0x000F03B0

    52 53 44 20 50 54 52 20 11 53 6F 6E 79 00 00 02 RSD PTR .Sony...
    10 6F F1 B5 24 00 00 00 10 5F F1 B5 00 00 00 00 .o..$...._......
    C7 00 00 00 ....

    Signature "RSD PTR "
    Checksum 0x11 (17)
    OEM ID "Sony"
    Revision 0x02 (2) - ACPI 2.0
    RSDT Address 0xB5F16F10
    Length 0x00000024
    XsdtAddress 0x00000000B5F15F10
    Extended Checksum 0xC7 (199)
    Reserved 0x00 0x00 0x00


    Software Licensing Description Table: 0xB5F17C10

    53 4C 49 43 76 01 00 00 01 72 53 6F 6E 79 00 00 SLICv....rSony..
    56 41 49 4F 00 00 00 00 27 08 09 20 53 6F 6E 79 VAIO....'.. Sony



    If amitool151 don't work for this file how mod the BIOS?
    I have only mod the SLIC table only?

    Please can helpme? . Cant mod or teachme how to mod the bios.

    Sorry for my English, this is because I don't used a traslator to writte this message.
     
  11. sergioink

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    If this works i am going to make a tutorial "HOW TO track files". I have not found that someone has used this tool in this web site.

    Thank you.
     
  12. caio2k

    caio2k MDL Novice

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    Hello there,

    I followed the directions in the link you posted before and it worked!
    I have another sony vaio vgn ns150ae, but I think the bios are the same. In any case, I saved the original file and the modded one in a file. If the original ROM is the same as yours, you can use it to update your bios with the command:
    afuwin R0200Y3_SLIC.ROM /P /N /E

    megaupload.com slash ?d=TWUODQ4T

    Regards,
    caio2k