Why are Phoenix Phlash modes so confidential and restricted??

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Leolo, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Leolo

    Leolo MDL Member

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    I don't understand. It's exceedingly difficult to find any documentation about those damn modes.

    This is what I've been able to gather from almost an hour of search:

    /mode=0 means update BIOS only
    /mode=1 means update DMI only
    /mode=2 ???? I can't find anything. Is it some sort of ULTRA SECRET mode or what?? Why the need to be so secretive??

    /mode=3 means update both BIOS and DMI
    Could anyone please add more information about mode=2 ???

    PS: I have mangled the URL links because some stupid filter in the forum thinks I'm posting images and blocks my post.
     
  2. Leolo

    Leolo MDL Member

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    Yay! It seems that the answer is in this very forum!!

    A user called "krazymatt" said this:

    Those options appear to be mode 0, mode 1, mode 2 and mode 3, respectively!

    Thanks!!
     
  3. TTAV134

    TTAV134 MDL Expert

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    #3 TTAV134, Nov 22, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
    is it so important?


    edit PHLASH.INI

    [UI]
    Advanced=1
    hideall=0

    save

    Upon opening the WinPhlash (32 or 64 bit), choose the biosmod click "Advanced Settings" then check and uncheck the boxes so it looks like this:

    ("Flags" Tab):
    [ ] Verify BIOS part number
    [ ] Flash only if BIOS version is different
    [ ] Flash only if BIOS version is newer
    [ ] Verify BIOS image size
    [ ] Verify BIOS checksum
    [ ] Zero block before erasing
    [x] Verify block after programming
    [x] Disable Axx swaping automatic detection (if present)
    [ ] Clear CMOS Checksum

    ("DMI" tab)
    "Update": Select "Update the BIOS and not DMI"

    and see what append in ini file
    regards
     
  4. Leolo

    Leolo MDL Member

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    Thanks TTAV134 !

    I've already screwed up a laptop by doing a bios upgrade without fully understanding the switches (the MAC address of the internal ethernet card was erased!!).

    I'd like to have a better understanding of the options before I use them, but it's really hard to find documentation about these tools.

    Kind regards.