[Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions

Modules here (Mega and MS drive): AHCI & RAID ROM Modules - BIOS/UEFI Modding / BIOS modules (PCI ROM, EFI and others) - Win-Raid Forum (level1techs.com)

@Fernando

You are largely right, the average user can indeed replace the essential files, but there are still some things that should be updated. I’m very sorry that @SoniX is no longer involved with the project. :frowning:

@westlake

Sadness about the age or illness related retirement of important information “seeders” like SoniX doesn’t help the Win-RAID Community.
What we need are Forum members, who are able and willing either to follow their footsteps or to start a new Forum highlight…

I also struggle to find anyone that knows something about updating AMD AGESA… [REQUEST] Vivobook Pro 14 (M3401, AMD Ryzen 5000 Serie) - Bios SMU/Microcode upgrade - BIOS/UEFI Modding / BIOS Modding Requests - Win-Raid Forum (level1techs.com)

Can the UEFITool_NE in the UBU folder be replaced with the latest currently available version UEFITool_NE_A62? Or does UBU no longer work properly?

Why are there 2 identical versions of “drvver”? One is in the UBU folder, the other on the mega server in the modding folder:

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I was able to extract my BIOS with the AMI tool. I am looking for updates for the Intel PRO2500 UNDI Driver and Realtek UNDI Driver. Where can I get these to update this?

Also, is there a way to find out what NVMe Driver I am using to update this as well? This is a chinese board with an AMD 6900HX.

-Nate

Updated on LAN and other modules are all across this thread…search it.
Also here: [Updated] Latest ROM Modules (Not AHCI/RAID related) - BIOS/UEFI Modding / BIOS modules (PCI ROM, EFI and others) - Win-Raid Forum (level1techs.com)
The NVMe is the Standard AMI module no update is available.
The Intel Pro2500 Undi has to be changed with UEFI tool, MMtool may not work for this.

Anyone having problems with XMP profiles after modding your bios, should try this procedure (took from ASUS Maximus VII Z97 Hero Big Sur Open Core Guide - Installation Guides | InsanelyMac) , it worked on my z97 sabertooth mark II :

YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK and I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING

Tools used(newer versions may not work correctly):

UEFITool 0.28.0

MMTool Aptio 4.50.0.23

AFUWIN64 tool v3.05.04 can be downloaded from the guide linked below

Open the older BIOS that has the working nvram driver. In my case version 1104.

Search by text and enter nvramsmi, in the messages section at the bottom you can click where it says found in PE32 to go right there.

Select the PE32 image section that is under NvramSMI/Compressed section and Extract body, save the bin file.

Take note of the GUID 842A45A… we will need this later. You can keep this open for reference and open another window.

Now open the latest BIOS in UEFITool in another window, in my case 3503.

Same as earlier search by text and enter nvramsmi. This time we will replace body.

Select the PE32 image section that is under NvramSMI/Compressed section and replace body with the bin you just saved.

After replacing it should look like below. Now save the new image.

Open up MMTool, Load Image and select your modified BIOS you just saved. Like I said this sounds redundant but just do it.

Go to the extract tab and scroll down to find the nvramsmi driver, the filename will be missing so using the GUID from UEFI tool you can confirm you selected the correct one.

They will also be in the same order as shown in UEFITool, so you can see NvramSMI is between NTFS and OpalSecurity. Match the GUID to be sure.

After you find and select the nvramsmi driver, click the browse and make a name like mmNvramsmi, then press extract, file will be saved

Now using MMTool load your unmodified latest bios file. This time go to the Replace tab.

Find the Nvramsmi driver again and select it.

Click browse and select the above mmNvramsmi, and then replace.

Save Image As, and name it how you like. I named mine mod.rom and then use AFUWIN to flash from Windows. USB Flashback won’t work since we are saving the rom without the capsule headers.

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Bug Fix: USU.BAT Line 714

Replace %xnbg% with %snbg%

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Request new UBU build for Resizable bar support insertion inside bios!

Hello everyone,
The build date of UBU gets outdated. There are many new things to adopt UBU. One of those is at Releases · xCuri0/ReBarUEFI · GitHub waiting. Detailed explanation is at 🇬🇧 Resizable BAR on LGA 2011-3 X99 – how to enable and get extra performance - YouTube

UBU may check the presence of any similar type of ReBarDxe.ffs and may apply it like adding and changing microcodes. (M.2 disc support file NVMeExpressDxE.ffs variants also can be done either.)

SoniX seems like retired, but there are many people here can do this right? Waiting for new builds, otherwise this project seems like R.I.P.

@karakarga

What about you?
We are searching urgently for someone, who is able and willing to continue SoniX’s brilliant work.

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I can do for myself, but can be useful for many other people, why are you negative to opinions by others? Can’t you say, well thank you we can try like something. I did not say and bad for SoniX, retirement is not denying previous works. He was a Russian, I hope he is still alive, god knows where he is. After the leaving people, things can not stop…

He is a Russian and according to >this< page still alive (has been online there on 06/26/2023).

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@Fernando, I sent to @SoniX my version of UBU, he is working on a new version. drvver and other. Dont touch LAN.
His eyesight is damaged after COVID.

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Thank you @Michael_Code for not letting this tool on a “limbo”, really appreciate your effort and contact with SoniX regarding further development.

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11 posts were merged into an existing topic: MC Extractor: Intel, AMD, VIA & Freescale Microcode Extraction Tool Discussion

Is the project open source? If so, where is the code available?

This project lists some alternatives that I’d love to hear opinions from our specialists. I’m still learning all this stuff, and I currently have no machine that I can play with. I like it is cross-platform, and it runs on Linux.


I’ve got some weird error with new MCE and UBU. What can I do with it?

MC Extractor: Intel, AMD, VIA & Freescale Microcode Extraction Tool Discussion - Special Topics / CPU Microcodes - Win-Raid Forum (level1techs.com)

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@MeatWar, structure MCE changed, any changed in UBU dont help us. Only old MCE
For @Pluto, return to old structure? Why,@Plutomaniac
@Plutomaniac, oldest version working,UBU_1_79_17
Return MCE!!!
Now I public UBU newest without SoniX
@Dieter, I in Russian - устал