[Request] Bios Menu Unlock for Alienware m15 R1

Hello,

I’m trying to unlock the bios menu for Alienware m15 R1. I only changed some menu options from Default to User with AMIBCP and saved it as biosmod.bin (8mb) with the bios I get from “FPTw.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin”. Surprisingly, the bios lock is disabled by default. I was able to dump the ME region with “FPTw.exe -d dump.bin”.

Screen Shot 2020-10-18 at 9.18.23 AM.png



Bios dumped with ME (16mb): http://www.mediafire.com/file/99es3b6exrhaj9h/dump.bin/file

However, after flashing the mod bios with “FPTw.exe -bios -f biosmod.bin”, it does not boot anymore. I had to flash the bios back to original dump.bin with SPI Programmer to boot again.

I wonder if someone could help me take a look at what I can do? I attach both the dump bios and my mod with AMIBCP. Thanks.

P.S. Also, I dumped a rom file from another chip on the MB through SPI Programmer, CH341A, as dumpunknown.bin, which does not seem to be bios. I also found out I had to use setup_var_3 from https://github.com/datasone/grub-mod-setup_var to change hidden bios options in the meantime.

biosreg.bin.zip (4.8 MB)

biosmod.bin.zip (4.79 MB)

dumpunknown.bin.zip (59.2 KB)

@Lost_N_BIOS would you have some time to take a look? Thank you.

Also this is the info from MEInfoWin.exe. I am not seeing any info about Boot Guard. Does that mean it’s not enabled?

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Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.1082]
(c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
 
C:\Windows\system32>cd C:\Users\user\Desktop\Intel CSME System Tools v12 r27\MEInfo\WIN32
 
C:\Users\Kevin\Desktop\Intel CSME System Tools v12 r27\MEInfo\WIN32>MEInfoWin.exe -verbose
Intel (R) MEInfo Version: 12.0.68.1606
Copyright (C) 2005 - 2020, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
 

Windows OS Version : 10.0
 
LPC Device Id: A30D.
Platform: Cannonlake Platform
General FW Information
FW Status Register1: 0x90000245
FW Status Register2: 0x66000506
FW Status Register3: 0x00000020
FW Status Register4: 0x00004000
FW Status Register5: 0x00001F01
FW Status Register6: 0x444003C9
 
CurrentState: Normal
ManufacturingMode: Disabled
FlashPartition: Valid
OperationalState: CM0 with UMA
InitComplete: Complete
BUPLoadState: Success
ErrorCode: No Error
ModeOfOperation: Normal
SPI Flash Log: Not Present
Phase: HOSTCOMM Module
PhaseStatus: UNKNOWN
ME File System Corrupted: No
FPF and ME Config Status: Committed
FW Capabilities value is 0x31119540
Feature enablement is 0x31119540
Platform type is 0x71000391
 
Platform Type Mobile
FW Type Production
Last ME Reset Reason Unknown
BIOS boot State Post Boot
Slot 1 Board Manufacturer 0x00000000
Slot 2 System Assembler 0x00000000
Slot 3 Reserved 0x00000000
Capability Licensing Service Enabled
Local FWUpdate Enabled
OEM ID 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Integrated Sensor Hub Initial Power State Enabled
Intel(R) PTT Supported Yes
Intel(R) PTT initial power-up state Enabled
OEM Tag 0x00
TLS Disabled
 
Intel(R) ME code versions:
BIOS Version 2.5.0
Vendor ID 8086
FW Version 12.0.64.1551 H Consumer
LMS Version 1915.12.0.1257
MEI Driver Version 1914.12.0.1256
 
IUPs Information
PMC FW Version 300.2.11.1024
OEM FW Version 0.0.0.0000
ISHC FW Version 0.0.0.0000
 
PCH Information
PCH Version 11
PCH Device ID A30D
PCH Step Data B1
PCH SKU Type Production PRQ Revenue
PCH Replacement State Disabled
PCH Replacement Counter 0
PCH Unlocked State Disabled
 
Flash Information
SPI Flash ID 1 EF4018
SPI Flash ID 2 Not Available
Host Read Access to ME Enabled
Host Write Access to ME Disabled
Host Read Access to EC Disabled
Host Write Access to EC Disabled
 
FW Capabilities 0x31119540
Protect Audio Video Path - PRESENT/ENABLED
Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader - PRESENT/ENABLED
Intel(R) Platform Trust Technology - PRESENT/ENABLED
Service Advertisement & Discovery - NOT PRESENT
Persistent RTC and Memory - PRESENT/ENABLED
 
End Of Manufacturing
Post Manufacturing NVAR Config Enabled No
HW Binding Enabled
End of Manufacturing Enable Yes
 
Intel(R) Protected Audio Video Path
Keybox Not Provisioned
Attestation KeyBox Not Available
EPID Group ID 0x28C1
Re-key needed False
PAVP Supported Yes
 
Security Version Numbers
Minimum Allowed Anti Rollback SVN 1
Image Anti Rollback SVN 9
Trusted Computing Base SVN 1
 
FW Supported FPFs
FPF UEP ME FW
*In Use
--- --- -----
Enforcement Policy 0x03 0x03 0x03
EK Revoke State Not Revoked Not Revoked Not Revoked # Not Revoked=0, Revoked=1
PTT Enabled Enabled Enabled # Disabled=0, Enabled=1
OEM ID 0x00 0x00 0x00
OEM Key Manifest Present Present Present Present # Not Present=0, Present=1
OEM Platform ID 0x00 0x00 0x00
OEM Secure Boot Policy 0x79 0x79 0x79
CPU Debugging Enabled Enabled Enabled # Enabled=0, Disabled=1
BSP Initialization Enabled Enabled Enabled # Enabled=0, Disabled=1
Protect BIOS Environment Enabled Enabled Enabled # Disabled=0, Enabled=1
Measured Boot Enabled Enabled Enabled # Disabled=0, Enabled=1
Verified Boot Enabled Enabled Enabled # Disabled=0, Enabled=1
Key Manifest ID 0x01 0x01 0x01
Persistent PRTC Backup Power Enabled Enabled Enabled # Enabled=0, Disabled=1
RPMB Migration Done Disabled Disabled Disabled # Disabled=0, Enabled=1
SOC Config Lock Done Not Done Done # Not Done=0, Done=1
SPI Boot Source Enabled Enabled Enabled # Enabled=0, Disabled=1
TXT Supported Disabled Disabled Disabled # Disabled=0, Enabled=1
 
ACM SVN FPF 0x00
BSMM SVN FPF 0x00
KM SVN FPF 0x00
OEM Public Key Hash FPF 8D342B25F825DD3B0F6B677F988955C5B8B0E4E2FEC5AEF63B7A0AE13AE3A7D0
OEM Public Key Hash UEP 8D342B25F825DD3B0F6B677F988955C5B8B0E4E2FEC5AEF63B7A0AE13AE3A7D0
OEM Public Key Hash ME FW 8D342B25F825DD3B0F6B677F988955C5B8B0E4E2FEC5AEF63B7A0AE13AE3A7D0
PTT Lockout Override Counter FPF 0x04
 
 

I also see that the Setup module is cyan in UEFITool with biosreg.bin. (8mb) Does that mean editing bios will result in brick?

Screenshot at Oct 19 04-23-11.png



The full dump (dump.bin 16mb with ME), however, does not show any color for the same Setup module: (Aren’t they supposed to be the same?) Does that mean if I flash with the full 16mb with edited Setup module, the laptop wouldn’t be bricked?

Screenshot at Oct 19 04-28-25.png