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#151 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS/ASRock/Gigabyte AMI UEFI BIOS by 4Sage 23.11.2016 23:24

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Hi.
I also think the difference between them is not. Maybe in real very small. I wanted to know any problems or compatibility support with my MB - ASUS Formula MAXIMUS.6. And support NVMe1.0 and NVMe1.2 with this MB.

#152 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS/ASRock/Gigabyte AMI UEFI BIOS by Fernando 23.11.2016 23:55

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Zitat von 4Sage im Beitrag #151
I wanted to know any problems or compatibility support with my MB - ASUS Formula MAXIMUS.6. And support NVMe1.0 and NVMe1.2 with this MB.
I am pretty sure, that you can use both SSDs with your mainboard, but maybe with a different Samsung NVMe driver.

#153 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS/ASRock/Gigabyte AMI UEFI BIOS by 4Sage 26.11.2016 00:49

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Hi.
It is I can fight Flash moded bios on my MB. He managed to describe the procedure via USB Bios FLASH- special USB port- ROG Connect.
Thanks to Fernando that he instigates me the right way.
Now try and watch the changes.

#154 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS/ASRock/Gigabyte AMI UEFI BIOS by 4Sage 26.11.2016 01:03

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I just found that when M.2 adapter to connect to one of three PCIe3.0 slots and one slot for a graphics card loss of 8 lines. From x16. at x8. Is not goot for me. Why lose the VGA slot 8 lines when I have free two more slots. Oldest Z87 chipset was shit.
OMG, now I must buy Z97 ???

#155 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by quetzalin 28.11.2016 13:00

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Zitat von SoniX im Beitrag #72
How to flash the BIOS mod Asrock motherboard with BIOS Aptio 5:
  1. Flash the original version of the BIOS.
  2. Use FPT Utility to make a backup of the Region BIOS.
    - example:

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    fpt -d bios.bin -bios
     

  3. Modified file "bios bin", for example in UBU or UEFITool, and save the changes as a "mod_bios.bin".
  4. Now, using the FPT, to flash the modified file.
    - example:

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    fpt -f mod_bios.bin -bios
     

  5. Reboot and Reset.

Added:
Why do we have to work with a backup?
If you flash the original version of the BIOS, you can lose the unique data such as MAC, S/N and etc.
@SoniX Is this method also valid for an ASUS B150 in case AFUDOS fails?, thanks.

EDIT by Fernando: The code of the quoted text has been slightly customized (for a better understanding), unneeded parts and blank lines have been removed (to save space).

#156 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by quetzalin 30.11.2016 11:28

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So, since flashing with AFU (AMI Aptio V) didn't work for me (i got an error about not enough memory when trying to flash with AFUDOS) i took the risk and tried with this method and it worked just fine.
Very important to say i did exactly as it was described here by SoniX:
1. First i flashed the BIOS with a pristine original latest version.
2. Saved the bios with fpt -d bios.bin -bios
3. Modded the bios with UEFITool (VBIOS) and UBU.
4. Flashed with fpt -f mod_bios.bin -bios

EDIT by Fernando: Unneeded fully quoted own post removed (to save space and for a better Forum performance)

#157 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by Suppenkoch 18.12.2016 11:05

Hi there,

I own an Asrock X99 Taichi and wish to update my EFI IRST RAID to a newer version to hopefully enable nvme raid0. However, when I flash the modded bios, using UBU, the motherboard won't POST. It just keeps stucked at error code 93 or 94. I can only POST using any of the official unmodded bios. Someone has a clue why it is so ?
If I recall correctly in the standard bios there is version 13.2.xxxx plus an extra NVMe module inserted.

Another matter is, many of the advanced features are hidden, probably due to the cpu Ive installed. I use the board with a E5 xeon v3 cpu. Does anyone know how I can unhide all the hidden advanced features ?

Any help I would appreciate.
Thanks in advance.

#158 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by Fernando 18.12.2016 12:38

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@Suppenkoch:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von Suppenkoch im Beitrag #157
I own an Asrock X99 Taichi and wish to update my EFI IRST RAID to a newer version to hopefully enable nvme raid0. However, when I flash the modded bios, using UBU, the motherboard won't POST.
Usually the UBU tool removes automaticly the hidden header of the ASRock UEFI BIOSes, which prevents the successful flash of a modded BIOS.
Questions:
1. Which BIOS modules did you update by using the UBU tool und which versions did they thereafter?
2. Did you manually update any other BIOS module(s)?
3. Which name had the BIOS file, when you flashed it?
4. Which BIOS flash tool did you use?
5. Did you get the BIOS tool message, that the flashing procedure had been successful?

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many of the advanced features are hidden, probably due to the cpu Ive installed. I use the board with a E5 xeon v3 cpu. Does anyone know how I can unhide all the hidden advanced features ?

I am sorry, but I don't know the answer.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#159 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by Suppenkoch 18.12.2016 13:10

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Usually the UBU tool removes automaticly the hidden header of the ASRock UEFI BIOSes, which prevents the successful flash of a modded BIOS.

I can successfully flash. Just it doesnt POST afterwards. I need to boot than with the backup bios and flash back.

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1. Which BIOS modules did you update by using the UBU tool und which versions did they thereafter?

Only EFI IRST RAID modules. I tried version 13.6., 14.8. and 15.2. all in combination with all three available official bios for the board.

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2. Did you manually update any other BIOS module(s)?

No

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3. Which name had the BIOS file, when you flashed it?

By UBU I gave it the generated name "mod_x99tc_1.30". But in this way the flasher does not detect the file on the drive. So I had to rename it similar to the name of the original bios file (x99tc_1.30).

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4. Which BIOS flash tool did you use?

No flashtool. UEFI inbuilt flasher inside of bios.

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5. Did you get the BIOS tool message, that the flashing procedure had been successful?

Yes
He successfully flashes and normaly wants to restart. But once he comes up just no POST. There is no sign of failure in the process. At least none which I understand. ;) Error code 93 or 94 relates to a fully different problem, which confuses me. Especially as all original bios files work without problem.

EDIT by Fernando: Blank lines removes (to save space and for a better readability) and questions/answer order corrected

#160 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by Fernando 18.12.2016 13:39

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Zitat von Suppenkoch im Beitrag #159
I can successfully flash. Just it doesnt POST afterwards. I need to boot than with the backup bios and flash back.
Did you have any chance to enter the BIOS after having flashed the new modded one?
If yes, did you restore your previous BIOS settings?
Did you clear CMOS before or after havng flashed the modded BIOS?

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1. Which BIOS modules did you update by using the UBU tool und which versions did they thereafter?

Only EFI IRST RAID modules. I tried version 13.6., 14.8. and 15.2. all in combination with all three available official bios for the board.[/quote]The only EFI IRST RAID module, which makes sense for your NVMe RAID0 project is v14.8 (latest: v14.8.2.2397).
Additional question:
Have you updated both Intel EFI RST RAID modules (v13.2 and v13.1), which are within your original BIOS?

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Error code 93 or 94 relates to a fully different problem, which confuses me.

Do you know, what this error code means? If yes, what may have caused it?

#161 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by Suppenkoch 18.12.2016 17:36

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Did you have any chance to enter the BIOS after having flashed the new modded one?


No, like I said, the board doesn't POST.

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Did you clear CMOS before or after havng flashed the modded BIOS?


Neither of both. You think it's worth trying ?

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The only EFI IRST RAID module, which makes sense for your NVMe RAID0 project is v14.8 (latest: v14.8.2.2397).


Yes, I know. But as it didnt worked, I tried the others to find a clue why it isn't working. Sorting possible problems out, sort of.

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Have you updated both Intel EFI RST RAID modules (v13.2 and v13.1), which are within your original BIOS?


What you mean with both ? I updated through UBU as he gave me option to.
Did you take a look into the original bios ?
If not, you could possibly take a look into here: http://www.asrock.com/mb/intel/X99%20Taichi/#BIOS

Actually I am still at work, which is why I cant look yet. But I may recall that there was a second module, which remained in v13.1. But Im not sure now. Will see into this in the later evening when Im home. ;)

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Do you know, what this error code means? If yes, what may have caused it?


According to the list here, they are related to PCIe devices. The list is similar to the one in the manual.
http://www.asrock.com/support/faq.asp?id=334
My guess, it is connected to the updated EFI IRST RAID module, in which he may have a problem with the two nvme ssds, as they are in fact PCIe devices and connected by two m.2 slots.

Thanks so far for your time.

#162 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by Fernando 18.12.2016 17:50

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Zitat von Suppenkoch im Beitrag #161
Did you take a look into the original bios ?
Yes, but I was wrong regarding the 2 Intel EFI RAID modules. It just contains 1 of them, but 2 LEGACY mode Intel RST RAID ROM modules:
Here is the screenshot:


To be honest, I don't know the reason for your problem.
Maybe clearing the CMOS will help.

#163 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by Suppenkoch 18.12.2016 18:43

The legacy modules he doesnt update. Thats normal I guess. Also Im not sure what the extra NVMe module is for. I can fully deactivate SATA/RAID/AHCI and the ssds work seperately as if they re independet from that. Thought they would still make usage of the controller itself

#164 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by Fernando 18.12.2016 20:37

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Zitat von Suppenkoch im Beitrag #163
The legacy modules he doesnt update. Thats normal I guess.
Yes, as long as you are booting in UEFI mode, the LEGACY Option ROM modules will not be used by your system.

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Also Im not sure what the extra NVMe module is for.

It is required, if you want to boot off an NVMe SSD in UEFI mode.

#165 RE: [Guide] How to flash a modded ASUS or ASRock AMI UEFI BIOS by Suppenkoch 18.12.2016 20:42

Ah, okay, thanks for clarification !

Being a bit tired after work I tried to flash and reset cmos (in three ways, the board has a button for it, a jumper and the classical battery). Nothing helped me. He kept stopping at error code 94 with another EFI IRST RAID module than preinstalled one, sadly. Wished so much to raid0 my sm961's. :/

I of course boot by UEFI. Anyway as far as I know for NVMe UEFI is needed, if I recall correctly.

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