You Cant Unlock Dell Bioses - The Mystery Is Over!!

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  1. 1234s282

    1234s282 MDL Member

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  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Wouldn't you have not been better posting method on how it was done.
     
  3. offon7544

    offon7544 MDL Expert

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    Just for info :
    First, this is not a Phoenix Dell proprietary BIOS, but an Award bios.
    He changed :
    This is not a clean mod, he changed checksum (replace FF by 8 bits checksum), size, some modules do not end correctly, perhaps it works, but this is not very clean :confused:
     
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  4. 1234s282

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    Actually mate its a lot simpler than that

    I ran the installer , went to temporary files , found the bin file and flash utility and it opened with modbin. I unhid everything there and saved it. Modbin is able to open it just fine

    How is there eanything wrong with it

    I didnt change any headers or anything

    And the inspiron 518 comes with Award , not phoenix bios
     
  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Modbin is a crapshoot with rebuilding the bios. You got lucky..:D:D

    This is an old tool with limited utility IMHO..Good luck with this..
     
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  6. 1234s282

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    its not that bad u know

    i use version 2.04.01 which version were you referring to ?
     
  7. Yen

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  8. 1234s282

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    it will be interesting to see if somebody tries it and how it works out though
    :D

    Might be on to something!

    And also , ive probably used modbin on gigabyte bioses more than any other board and hardly any corrupt (about 1 in 10). The ones that do corrupt you just mod again and then they save fine
     
  9. Yen

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    And what about the mobo? Was it still booting up??? You did new Gigabyte (core I7) mainboard bios to modify with modbin????

    How is the real success rate?
     
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    1234s282 MDL Member

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    ah i dont think i did any core i7 ones , mainly cos i cant afford i7 atm lol:p

    i didnt test either , jusdts modded
     
  11. stimey

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    Maybe you need to change the subject of this thread to: You Can Unlock Dell Bioses - The Mystery Is Over!!

    Putting can't sort of assumes it is not possible :)
     
  12. Yen

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    ............like Barack Obama, yes we can.......

    Offon7544 mentioned it already, Dell uses mainly a own Phoenix bios, Award here is a exceptional case.....

    To unlock one Dell Award bios doesn't mean to unlock 'Dell bioses'....
    Most of Dell bioses we cannot decompress due to the lack of proper tools.

    The thread title is a overstated advertisement.
     
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  13. stimey

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    Ah like BENQ, good thing their laptop biosses already come with the right SLIC table, regardless of if you bought Vista. Just a case of importing the right cert and using ther right key and bobs your uncle :p
     
  14. Tantrix

    Tantrix MDL Novice

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    I have this exact machine with the stock C2D E7300 (2.66GHz) cpu. Has this been tested and verified by anyone with a Dell Inspiron 518?

    Thanks.
     
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  16. Outkast1

    Outkast1 MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you 1234s282 for doing the work for me.
    I updated my Inspiron 530 Q6600 with a FoxConn G33m03 motherboard Dell# FM586 using the BIOS 1.0.18 supplied by 1234s282. It worked pefectly. Now I have access to all the bios settings, not just the crippled Dell setup.

    I do not know programming, however I question if FoxAwdWINFLASH.sys is decompressing it beforeWinFlash.exe writes it to the bios. Can anyone clarify this?

    Thanks everyone: Outkast1
     
  17. rambutan

    rambutan MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I cant find any information / links about an unlocked bios for a Vostro on the biosmods.com page.
    Any chance to download an unlocked bios for a Vostro 200 from somewhere else?

    THX
     
  18. zesyavaiday

    zesyavaiday MDL Novice

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    You Cant Unlock Dell Bioses The Mystery Is Over

    Sorry about the double post.

    But I have the installation CDs for Windows Media Center, so Im wondering if these drivers will still work on Media Center ?
     
  19. static1120

    static1120 MDL Novice

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    Does someone have this Bios the download links no longer work