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do you have a example for me ? "HP gives an entire SPI image at some models (FD+ME+BIOS)"
ok cool ! but if you have questions please ask them, tell me a bit what youre plan is and i will think with you.
You are on the right HP track :)
but we do have to figure out how to make a clean bios file = intel me + hp BIOS
Then a lot of people can have a fresh start in case of ME trouble
(addon on 1) All the serial numbers etc should be on the laptop, but nice to safe the digital do that with wndmifit. It creates a BiosConfigUtilityGui.log make a COPY of it.
6) The laptop will turn on and off a couple of times and then complain that the BIOS is unprovisioned/uncommitted/manufacture state in red lines, ignore that and boot to windows.
7) Once booted the fresh bios you need to set serial numbers etc with the HP DMI tool ( wndmifit ). Open youre saved BiosConfigUtilityGui.log and copy paste all the value’s back, check! and press Commit. Once done successfully you have to lock it by running lockmpm.bat Reboot
8) “Check if manufacture mode 2 of 10 message is gone, and only not in committed state is left". What is a ME related error.
9) Yes this was only in my case because of the wrong file, ignore
11) Users should see a menu with options. For ME provisioning only.
13) All done the system should be ok and ready for use, the FD is locked and the startup error should be gone.
Then a few answers for you as my knowledge go’s
3) When you you/see wndmifit you will understand. HP Laptop Me state recovery, unable to flash firmware: solved It is a windows tool that can read/write dmi data. All the serial numbers etc should be on the laptop, but nice to safe the digital do that with wndmifit. It creates a BiosConfigUtilityGui.log make a COPY of it.
6) 2 errors are seen
7) see 3
8) whit all new flash attempts I never have seen the me in recovery again only with the orginal bios file, only the other two.
9) That is what I use to correct my rom error, 100% how I did it, the tools is also in the suite Intel ME System Tools v9.0 r1
11) Yes correct
13) will be done automatically by the hp tool.
some I can answer, some I can't .
I wil get back to this.
because i get the base (empty ) rom from my supplier with L77 I did some transfer in it to make it L78, that went ok but is not how you should do it, that's is why i get some differences I guess. I later found that: Provides updates for L77 ROM for Entry Management Engine (ME) systems, and L78 ROM for Full Management Engine (ME) systems. So that explains why I had to update the ME AND get size error, but after that all was OK
This is the first time doing this stuff but here we go. i am not a expert it was a training on the job.
Solution is use a fresh bios with a unlocked descriptor*, brand it and done :)
You need a programmer I have bought the ch341a and used v1.18 software.
ALWAYS safe you’re verified! files and do erase and verify!. Before write unplug usb and insert it again, -push write. Works fine in my case.
Place the chip in the laptop and boot, it will turn off and on a couple of times and will complain about serial sku and so on, you have to safe the actual data (serial sku ct and so on) before, it should be also on you’re laptop, but copy paste is more easy.
Open wndmifit from the 2.10 folder, and fill in the data, press commit, if al ok you can lock the mpm with running the lockmpm batch file . Reboot.
Check if manufacture mode 2 of 10 message is gone, and only not in committed state is left.
In my case I had to flash the correct ME firmware with FWUpdLcl64 , ignored the size mismatch, lot of program lines. ( don't think users will have this but I had )
Plugin in the NbDmiFit-2.10 usb stick ( copy all files to it ) mine was already bootable but not sure if needed because use of uefi.
Boot laptop and go into bios to set uefi mode with cms on, safe exit
Press F9 to boot from USB Harddrive
You should get a menu with options, I choose vpro and at disabled.
Follow the instructions of the tool, you have to reboot couple of time from the ussb "harddrive"
When done it showed passed succeed with a summery.
And WITH a vpro cpu ;) it works and no committed state and or me in recovery message.
I have done that with the fitc.exe tool and set all option to debug/manufacture mode (0xFF) on CPU/BIOS, Manageability Engine (ME) and Gbe LAN and finally I also set Independent firmware recovery enable to TRUE, juist press build, and use the this firmware(in build folder) you the programmer. After committing all will be locked again so no worries.
( will try to enhance the text incl typo's in the next days)
YES YES YES
With a vpro cpu I can boot reset and do wat I wanted.
technical the mission is completed !! awesome I only have to find a fast vpro cpu :)
I started all over and have written down the steps, will follow soon, but now more beer !
F6 is the key to enter AMT configuration.
Yes I will try to summery it because I had some strange thing in between. The unlock of the discriptor worked fine !! I could dump it, and flashed a new one it, it complains about the size but did it anyway, after that I have got my pu back and the error messages. I could commit it and she is done ( I gues )
I also think AT is anti theft so that has no value. I should have some slower cpu with vpro maybe good to try first :)
I am happy now ! But my wish was to have a working amt so will look for other cpu, and will try all once more to check how I get the sba back ( I have it on camera!)
Without youre help this was impossible, I leared a lot if this interesting subject. I will pm you later.
it was so cool to do fptw -d me.bin with succes after so many times no access.
almost there !!!!
I have seen intel amt on F6 (unfortunately small business)
me recovery gone , not commited gone !! but now also the F6 option for AMT is gone haha, I choosed option (5) vpro with at enable , add nfc support. The hp tool asked me to reboot serveral times and now it is gone, will try over.
But it seems possible, with amt and with amd gpu.
I have taken pictures to share the info, when i do succeed offcource.
on the older efi file brand12 and brand12 i get the options:
1 vrpo enabled with at disabled
3 non-vpro with at enabled
with the hp "dos" usb stick I get 8 options:
vrp with at
vpro witout at
non vrpro wit at
non vrpor without at
vpro with at add nfc >>> I choosed this one
vpro without at add nfc
non vrpro wit at add nfc
non vrpor without at add nfc
hmmm i7-4700MQ Intel® vPro™ technology > NO
ok clear info!
My copy paste try did work some how, the laptop did a own bios recovery, but still on L78, was not able to commit amt keeps prompting not commited state, I also lost my amd gpu what is some how strange, also bios booting takes longer then original rom. I updated the bios via the hp tool again but that not make any diffrent.
Now i will try the exact same but with unlocked region.
I not succeed with replace the region with uefitool , I only get extract as is, no import or look a like. I think i need that to ad youre cleaned amt part. Will google some more on that
ok I am on it, I also recieved the clean file of the bios supplier, still the wrong version (l77) but maybe with some compare I could add the l78. In the binary compare tool it is the same as on the website of HP ( the bios part not me)
Is it possible to unlock (read / write access) discriptor via the image file ? see screenshot what I mean.
hmm "looks" possible by simply change it with the fitc tool, I try try both ways
I even copied the L78 binary to the excisting file with a hex editor, uefi tools say OK, great tip.
without a clear explanation I have got your file with verify in the new bios chip. Booted fine, no error, also the gpu was back. but after fptw -greset I got me state recovery back....
from the new chip I made a correptud backup so that is useless. How can I make a brand new bios without serial like in the begining of the bought chip (the 16mb file)? is there a guide for that?
so then I can do a fresh start with the proper (l78) bios to try again to enable vpro and commit it ? if it makes sence :)
thank for youre effort !
offcource next problem ...
I am unable to flash it back with 1.18 it can read but gives instant write error.
on 1.29 / 1.30 I can program it but always gives disagrement error on verify. Trying to sort this out on other laptop and do some tests with the spare chip.
I did try the disagree chip in the laptop but it won't turn on.
can you check the bios file again ? I now made it with the 1.18 version. same name other file in the rar
the 1.29 as the bios read/write program
correct, but gives me in commited state , all serial data was gone but was able to fill it in again. but error stays, vpro now seems unconfigured.
the last link is the real dump as we have spoken before indeed.
oh ok, I can read it in fit and try to do cleanup as you wrote.
yes I will save all, I have to change te pre programed chip to l78 1.39 it is now l77 1.39 and won't have amd bios in it.
Is the program ok ? the 1.29
yes got it !
it seems my bios is in a clip and not solderd.
I now have the new bios of the supplier in it, it is the wrong one but does boot. I wil try to update in to the right one, fun was that the dmi tools did work this time.
thanks in advance !!
Yes! I got the programmer, at the moment I am testing it on a other winbond chip from a asus laptop.
It reads the total chip what results in 4mb, the asus bios file it self is 2mb so I gues the other space is ME firmware ?
If I only would like to “recover” the bios file from 2mb , is that possible ? How to tell the ch341a v1.29 program to do that ?
I can’t find that info in the guide what is posted here. ( Guide )
I will try today to read out the hp 650 laptop bios chip.
also the new hp bios chip I bought is 16mb when reading it. ( i bought is with pre-programmed bios in it )
I will attached the asus learning/example
One original bios other full read out of the programmer. Then it should be clear what I mean.
I am still in the "game"
This week a CH341A sould arrive and the seller told me my chip is supported. And a friend of mini give me a mtx spi nand flasher, more use for xbox but it also should do the trick, at the moment I do not have it running yet.
I do have a cool clip, no wating for the rest.
I should make a backup of the complete rom right ? but how do I extract the me so it can be made clean? next question would be how to flash only that part back ..
When I have the hardware and does do something I also will try some search terms on the forum.
Understood and thanks
yes true, but also when some go's wrong I have a spare and I will not have to remove it couple of times, just once is fine. Thats why I will go for both.
thanks for the tip, the one you have bought is that ok ? ( I also did read that :)) I have mailed some suppliers but no one has the total package for sale without weeks of delivery.
ah with "the ME region extracted from the latest ASUS 1601 SPI image" you mean you download the asus ME firmware and did not get that out of the bios file ?
I thought you get the ME firmware out of the bios file of asus, and like to know how you did that, in case of my asus board of the desktop.