So this is what I did.
*Restart ur pc
1. Open Command Prompt
2. Dump ur Bios with command "FPTw.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin"
3. Send it to @Lost_N_BIOS (awesome bro.) to unlock for you…
4. Flash it with command "FPTw.exe -bios -f name-of-modded-bios-file.bin"
That’s it… It ought to work at this point.
But if you run into 280 error like I did… try the following.
1. input the flash command on cmd (“FPTw.exe -bios -f name-of-modded-bios-file.bin”), but don’t press enter yet.
2. put your pc to sleep(not shutdown or hibernate) for 5mins or more.
3. when you wake your pc, the first thing you do is press enter on the cmd and it will flash successfully…!
This method sounds too easy and less techie buh, it was how i got past the 280 error
note my bios version is 1.32, windows10 1903 (may 2019 update) intel core i3, 12gb ram. am on secure boot uefi
If you run into any problems with “audio device not found” just restore default in bios and it should fix that problem.
Pls for anyone to try this… do let us know if it worked for you or not…
Special Thanks to @Lost_N_BIOS for unlocking the 1.32 bios… It works…!
So this is what I did.
@solomonenakele - thanks for quick report back on this, and you’re welcome!! Great to see it all unlocked, only two bytes to edit to unlock it all
Error 280 is SMI/SMM lock, this guide gets you around that - [GUIDE] Grub Fix Intel FPT Error 280 or 368 - BIOS Lock Asus/Other Mod BIOS Flash
Alt boot to grub when no boot to EFI on exit page - [Help needed] Hidden Advanced menu Bios HP Z1 J52_0274.BIN (2)
I know BIOS lock is enabled by default, but if I knew you had this issue I would have modified that also in the mod BIOS I sent you, so next time around it would already be unlocked.
Sorry I didn’t think to check since you said no issues previously flashing
And yes, some BIOS have the S3 security sleep bug, thanks for posting that here for others! And thank you for the how-to guide for others as well
For those of interested in learning how a bios unlock is perform do you mind if you could please explain how it’s done?
@davidm71 - for many Insyde unlock, this guide will help get you there - http://web.archive.org/web/2016111807325…power-tabs.html
I hate Insyde BIOS, so it’s not my usual thing and I can’t easily write out a guide or anything like that. If you are familiar with IDA I can show you were the edits are done in the IDA flow charts, but once you find this it’s only a two byte edit in hex on the setup module body (one for each menu, to not bypass/lock them)
Here’s the actual edit done on the BIOS above
00000000000014A9: D5 >> Change to >> 00
00000000000014DD: A1 >> Change to >> 00
Thanks for the link. Going to print it to pdf so not lost in time. Wondering though if you know of a guide for standard AMI UEFI style bios structures? Presume just use AMIBCP?
@davidm71 - You’re welcome. It doesn’t work on all Insyde, but it helps with plenty. There’s a few good python scripts and methods for Insyde editing at links below too.
Some of the files you’ll want, you need to go forward/backward on the guide to get the best python files to use with the methods mentioned (or let me know I’ll send you if you cant find them)
As for AMI, I’m not sure what you mean there? But generally, no, I’ve not found any good modification info for AMI, that bit you see in my guide on Tonfang is best modding info I know for Aptio V,
Aptio IV can be similar to that method a little bit sometimes, but usually it’s more setup module edits or AMITSE/SetupData modifications (AMIBCP)
I meant in regards to non-insyde type bios files. My interest in this topic is purely academic. Want to learn. I appreciate the links you have provided and will check them out! Will also PM you later… Thank you.
Yeah, not too much good info out there in once place or in any guides that I’ve seen for AMI If you find some on modern AMI let me know, I like to learn BIOS mods/methods too, thanks!
Rebelshaven is a good source for old AMI info, but it’s hard to find good links to archives of many pages there now.
I will return the favor if I find anything. Thanks.
@Lost_N_BIOS -You’re Welcome Bro…
I have the same problem too, after updating my bios I was asked to enter a password, which I don’t know. I have an identical laptop with @mhmt2
Please, can you help me, I want to unlock my bios too
link to my dumped bios:
Model name : E5-571G
Product name: Z5WAH
Thank you in advance…
@shino246 - I don’t know how to remove BIOS passwords, and that is not what mhmt2 made this thread about, if you need help with password removal you’ll have to ask at BIOS-mods.com forum.
If you get error # or code on screen, you can try sites like these too
@Lost_N_BIOS - Thank you for taking the time to answer me.
But what I don’t understand is that my Bios didn’t have a password before, it’s after updating it that I get this message.
See the images below :
Hi, my english is bad but everyone please help me
I want unlock my bios
Acer E5-571 Z5WAH
My bios model Insydeh20 v3.7
My laptop bios: https://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles…CP1&LC=en&OS=BC _ga = 2.153602168.11048773.1585470315-329559381.1585470315
Mainboard Model: Acer EA50_HB
BIOS Version: 1.32
Thank you so much
Have a good day
@shino246 - what BIOS did you flash? Sounds like you maybe flashed someone’s BIOS that has password on it? You can try this password and see if it lets you in to then blank out current pass
Insyde H2O BIOS (Acer, HP) - 31758401
@minhquang47 - I can and have unlocked your BIOS, but you need flash programmer to dump BIOS and send to me, then I edit and you program back.
You need CH341A + SOIC8 test clip with cable, if you need linked examples of these items let me know.
@Lost_N_BIOS - My dump file: https://www102.zippyshare.com/v/VF1IgE0e/file.html
Please try to help me
@minhquang47 - That will not work, you can’t flash mod BIOS. You have to get hardware flash programmer like CH341A + SOIC8 test clip with cable.
@Lost_N_BIOS - how test ?
@minhquang47 - I already know, no test needed, there is a thread here already for your specific model and it’s all been tested and BIOS unlocked etc.
To answer you though, to test flash your dump same way you planned to flash BIOS if I modified it for you
But if you don’t believe me, make a new BIOS region dump then try to write it back, you will get error
FPTw.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin << To dump BIOS region again
FPTw.exe -bios -f biosreg.bin << To write back BIOS region >> Here is error, you need flash programmer
@Lost_N_BIOS - there any way without flash programmer ?