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#16 RE: Problems to successfully flash a modded BIOS of ASRock Intel 300-Series Chipset MBs by Lost_N_BIOS 27.09.2018 08:00

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@thonga4 - do everything exactly same as mentioned in post #2, except you need this V12 Intel System Tools package instead of the V11 linked above
https://mega.nz/#!6Mc1GYKA!O4n49LxU-mPxV...Ctu1INumxasmRTk

#17 RE: Problems to successfully flash a modded BIOS of ASRock Intel 300-Series Chipset MBs by naonao5321 14.10.2018 17:20

Zitat von Lost_N_BIOS im Beitrag #2
Did you try to flash via FPT yet instead? If not, try, here is FPT version you need in this package, run from command prompt at the folder location (put mod BIOS inside folder too) It's inside "Flash Programming Tool" folder
https://mega.nz/#!GB9XSBqZ!2lnEz1iVjW6Do...wS6ojpyYI29FUo0
Run this command from the folder containing the FPT exe and the mod BIOS.
fptw.exe -bios -f modbios.bin
If you get error, show me image of the command ran and the error all on same screen so I can try to help you around issue (If error like "Failed to disable write protection for BIOS space" etc we can fix)
If you need to update ME, you will have to use ME FW Update tool (I can show you later if you need)
sorry ,the fpt link don't work ,can you send it to my email ,thanks

#18 RE: Problems to successfully flash a modded BIOS of ASRock Intel 300-Series Chipset MBs by Lost_N_BIOS 15.10.2018 06:57

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@naonao5321 - above link works fine, if you have issue try refreshing your IP, or do not use a proxy then refresh the page, or try another browser.
If you still cannot get it I will upload a copy to a free file host (tell me your preferred file host that I can upload to for free, otherwise I will choose one)

You should edit out that email, unless you don't care about tons of spam

#19 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by MDoehler 12.09.2018 03:05

Hi there again,

just got my new ASRock Z370 Professional Gaming i7 today and tried to update latest BIOS v3.10 with latest UBU (as i always did with my ASRock Z270 Super Carrier w/o any problems, evan when flashing).
But when i try to flash it through "Instant flash" i allways get the message "Secure flash check fail!". What am i missing? Or is it possible, that ASRock has changed their Capsule-Method once again and we need to patch this with a newer fix?
I read the whole thread but could not find any post mention this behaviour.

Anyone who is able to patch latest ASRock Z370 BIOS and got this flashed to their MoBos successfully?

PS: tried it with older UBU1.69.xx and with latest UBU1.70.rc8 - also tried the method mentioned here.

#20 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by lordkag 29.09.2018 23:11

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Anyone interested in removing the newest ASRock protection, as described in the post above? I have a general idea on what to patch, but I will need some brave volunteers. There are some caveats, however:
- if you are a volunteer, there is no guarantee on the safety of your board. I might find a solution, or I might serve you a "well done" board-steak.
- it will not work like the previous patch. It will be a two-step solution: first (one-time) you have to flash a patched image with Intel FPT, then you can flash any modded image with Instant Flash.
- the patch can be added to UBU, but it will have to be applied on every modded image. A vanilla (non-patched) Instant Flash module will lock your BIOS again.
- basically, it will patch the Instant Flash module found on the BIOS to ignore the signature fail. As long as a patched module is on the BIOS chip itself, you can flash any image.
- there is no time estimation on when the patch will be offered. I have a general idea on the patch, but I haven't really narrowed it down to the final bytes. Maybe a few days or a week, if I'm in the mood and my schedule is available.

#21 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by MDoehler 30.09.2018 00:51

@lordkag
"shut up and take my money..." ;-)
or perhaps: descripe me to your list. Means i am willing to help to get that restriction fixed.

#22 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by lordkag 02.10.2018 23:32

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@MDoehler
There are a few things to check before moving on:
- DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE RISKS INVOLDED? I write in all caps because it is a serious matter. Despite my best intentions and my research, things can very well go south and you might end up with an expensive brick. Remember that I patch a firmware flasher to ignore some safety/security measures.
- Do you have an ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Professional Gaming i7 with the latest BIOS, which is 3.20 at the time of this post?
- Can you flash a modified image with Intel FPT or by any other method? We need a way to flash a patched Instant Flash module.

If we can proceed, these are the steps:
1. Flash the latest official unmodified BIOS from ASRock with Instant Flash. We need to rule out any bugs in the official firmware.
2. Dump your current BIOS with FPT using the command "fptw64 -D bios_full.bin" and also "fptw64 -BIOS -D bios_rgn.bin". Keep them safe, put them on some external flash storage.
3. Using the files from the point above and the attached archive, run the following commands: "UEFIPatch.exe bios_rgn.bin patches1.txt -o bios_rgn_p1.bin" and also "UEFIPatch.exe bios_full.bin patches1.txt -o Z37_p1_3.20".
4. Run the command "fptw64 -BIOS -F bios_rgn_p1.bin".
5. Shutdown the computer.
6. Enter Instant Flash and try to flash a modified image that previously gave you an error. Remember to apply the patch using "UEFIPatch.exe your_bios_file.bin patches1.txt -o your_bios_file_patched.bin"
7. If unsuccesful, repeat steps 3-6 while replacing patches1.txt with patches2.txt and bios_rgn_p1.bin with bios_rgn_p2.bin and also Z37_p1_3.20 with Z37_p2_3.20
8. If unsuccesful, repeat steps 3-6 while replacing patches1.txt with patches3.txt and bios_rgn_p1.bin with bios_rgn_p3.bin and also Z37_p1_3.20 with Z37_p3_3.20
9. Report the outcome. If all patches are unsuccesful, provide text and/or pictures of the messages that appear on screen during a normal Instant Flash and one during the security error.

#23 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by mrjayviper 03.10.2018 05:01

Any help with flashing a modded BIOS on an Intel s2600cp2j? I'm getting a security integrity check error during flash. I'm going the BIOS by booting into EFI shell.

#24 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by Lost_N_BIOS 03.10.2018 09:04

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For Intel you have to dump the BIOS with programmer, modify that, then program back with programmer.

#25 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by MDoehler 05.10.2018 01:16

@lordkag
I UNDERSTAND THE RISKS INVOLVED.
also i have latest unmodified BIOS 3.30 to flash
and YES i can flash un-/modified BIOS with FPT to the board.

I will try your steps the comming weekend and will let you know the results.
Also i have DUAL BIOS and flashprogrammer, if something went wrong. Also i have warranty on the board... so if it might brick, i will send back for RMA ;-)

#26 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by Lost_N_BIOS 05.10.2018 06:20

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If you have programmer RMA will never be needed for a bad BIOS flash related issue

#27 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by Mangix 28.11.2018 19:19

Any solution for AMD platforms? FPT seems to be Intel specific.

#28 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by Lost_N_BIOS 28.11.2018 21:37

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Please post your exact board model so someone can check for you. You already tried running BIOS through UBU and saving without any edits and it wont flash?

#29 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by Mangix 30.11.2018 05:02

ASRock X370 Professional Gaming.

I doubt it will. I guess there's some kind of signature. It would also give a version error if the same version is attempted to be flashed.

#30 RE: [PROBLEM] Flashing a modded ASRock Z370 MB BIOS by Lost_N_BIOS 30.11.2018 09:22

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@Mangix - you can't just doubt, you have to try since that is the usual way to get around the signature. Only recently, and maybe only this board/chipset so far, UBU method does not work.

Open BIOS in UBU, let it scan, hit next, then hit zero to save as "Mod_BIOSName" then test that in flash (Rename to original name)

For the same version stuff, flash back to one older stock BIOS first, that should solve that issue.

In the end, if you cannot get it, I can help you do via FPT

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