[Request] Unlock HP Omen 880 BIOS

Most features on my HP Omen 880’s American Megatrends bios are hidden and locked. I’d love to be able to access those hidden features.

I have an HP Omen 880 with an HP 8437 motherboard and i7-8700k cpu. Is unlocking hidden features something that is easy to do?

(I can provide a download link for the bios files, but I can’t post it here since I am new to the community.)

No one?

@tharri - Sorry, I unintentionally, and accidentally on purpose sometimes, avoid HP BIOS request due to HP is such a pain and usually nothing can be done. I think I’ve messed your post initially and not skipped on purpose this time around
Do you have a flash programmer, such as CH341A or other? Yes, please link me to stock BIOS download page now, you can post links now that you’ve made one post

Also, do below >>

If you have already modified the BIOS in ANY way, you will need to re-flash it back to factory defaults using factory method (NOT FPT)!!!
Additionally, please remove all BIOS passwords, disable secure boot, and disable TPM or Encryption if you have enabled. Do this before moving on to below

If you do not have Intel ME drivers installed, install them now from your system driver download page, then start over here after reboot.
Check your BIOS’ main page and see if ME FW version is shown. If not then > DOWNLOAD HWINFO64 HERE <

Once HWINFO is open, look at the large window on the left side, expand motherboard, and find the ME area.
Inside that section is the ME Firmware version. Take note of the version. (ie. write it down or get a screenshot)

Once you have that, go to the thread linked below, and in the section “C.2” find and download the matching ME System Tools Package for your system.
(ie if ME FW version = 10.x get V10 package, if 9.0-9.1 get V9.1 package, if 9.5 or above get V9.5 package etc)
> DOWNLOAD " ME System Tools " packages HERE <

Once downloaded, inside you will find Flash Programming Tool folder, and then inside that a Windows or Win/Win32 folder (NOT x64).
Highlight that Win/Win32 folder, then hold shift and press right click. Choose “open command window here” (Not power shell! >> * See Registry file below *).

If you get an error, reply to this post with a screenshot of it, OR write down the EXACT command entered and the EXACT error given.

((If “open command window here” does not appear, look for the “Simple Registry Edit” below…))

Step #1

Now you should be at the command prompt.
You are going to BACKUP the factory un-modified firmware, so type the following command:
Command: " FPTw.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin "

>> Attach the saved "biosreg.bin ", placed into a compressed ZIP/RAR file, to your next post!!! <<

Step #2

Right after you do that, try to write back the BIOS Region dump and see if you get any error(s).
Command: " FPTw.exe -bios -f biosreg.bin "
^^ This step is important! Don’t forget! ^^

If you get an error, reply to this post with a screenshot of it, OR write down the EXACT command entered and the EXACT error given.

Here is a SIMPLE REGISTRY EDIT that adds “Open command window here as Administrator” to the right click menu, instead of Power Shell
Double-click downloaded file to install. Reboot after install may be required

If the windows method above does NOT work for you…
Then you may have to copy all contents from the Flash Programming Tool \ DOS folder to the root of a Bootable USB disk and do the dump from DOS
( DOS command: " FPT.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin " )

Here is the download page:


I am currently using F.51 Rev.A.
F.52 Rev.A was just recently released.

I don’t have a flash programmer. Please pardon my ignorance, but does that mean I can’t unlock the BIOS? Since I need to update to F.52 anyway, I was hoping there might be a way to use the built-in firmware update method while substituting the .bin file. (I’m sorry if I’m an idiot. I’m new to BIOS mods.)

I’m not comfortable removing a chip from my motherboard, so if that is the only way to do it, then I guess I’ll just have to live with the locked BIOS.

Thank you SO much for any help you can or can’t offer!