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#1 [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by CivicObligation 18.03.2021 02:44

Please help unlock all the hidden menu options and features for this Dell Latitude E5530 vPro. Here is a link to download the full bios installer from Dellhttps://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/...=latitude-e5530. I've attached my current bios dump and the ACPI tables from RWEverything.

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I updated the files in the archive to reflect updates I have been able to do myself. I also uploaded some pics of the current menu screen

#2 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by CivicObligation 20.03.2021 18:58

Anybody care to help a brother out?

#3 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by CivicObligation 24.03.2021 02:00

bump

#4 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by CivicObligation 25.03.2021 22:38

@Lost_N_BIOS: think you could advise me on unlocking this bios?

#5 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by Net7 26.03.2021 08:18

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Been trying to get the same for my Dell G5 SE 5505 (want to change iGPU RAM Allocation :( )
Dells are notoriously impossible to unlock.

#6 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by CivicObligation 27.03.2021 09:05

@Net7: Oh, really? I'm still new to bios and firmware programming or moddifying. So, I've accomplished quite a bit that I originally thought was impossible. I have tried following any guides I could find online for unlocking menus in AMI Aptio 4. However, none of them seem to apply to this Dell version of Aptio 4. I ran into issues trying to update the OROM files because Dell inserted them somewhere without setting any vendor or devices ids. I don't know if this is standard for Dell products now, but this BIOS even has Tianocore EDK2 components

#7 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by Net7 30.03.2021 04:27

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Dell usually uses Insyde so interesting if this is AMI

#8 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by frankr2994 30.03.2021 13:19

Still learning myself but what I've found is that the setup prep module needs modified in the Dell ami bios. The code in there suppresses all the other menus. I found threads on here showing to swap the end if and suppress if statements but I think there is a cleaner way. I have a friend who is a software developer that I sent my ifr file to so that he can advise on changes. I should be hearing back from him today. I can tell you that amibcp can't unlock anything for Dell.

#9 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by CivicObligation 31.03.2021 00:44

@Net7 - not sure if its a good thing or not, but not on this one

@frankr2994 - this is the guide I used for unlocking the menus of previous Dell's that aren't as complicated https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads...r-unlock.54523/

#10 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by frankr2994 31.03.2021 05:36

@CivicObligation
That's the magic string. I could not find it in my hex code. More so I don't need to unlock any of those menus. What I need is a separate form all together. Still part of the setup module but I need intelRCSetup. The only info ive come across about enabling that form is that it can't be done.

#11 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by CivicObligation 07.04.2021 04:40

@frankr2994
Try checking this out towards the bottom of the first post. Click on "How-2-Rip-It-Open-Yourself. OverPowered TONGFANG CyberPower Machrevo MACHENIKE - Unlocked BIOS Guide W/ Files.

Following that method seems to be a little more applicable for me, but still can't find the backwards form id's in AMITSE. Here's as far as I've gotten on it so far.

#12 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by frankr2994 07.04.2021 05:25

@CivicObligation

That's really interesting. I may have to read that a few times to grasp. I've been working on this hex alot lately and I'm still barely getting it. I really can't understand why some of it seems straight forward like 0x34 being 0 00 34 or it can be 0 34 or 34 00 or 43 00. I've seen it all over the place. Anyways in my amitse I can't locate anything any way so far. What I have been working on is going through my platform module in text form and I'm tossing a bunch of notes in there for changes. It won't make anything visible but it should still apply my changes. Really wish I could find a leaked copy of amiveb. That seems to be my only piece of missing software so far.

#13 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by genius239 07.04.2021 07:03

@CivicObligation

Only one question to ask you. If you edit the bios dump then could you reflash it again?? and does it boot normal?

#14 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by CivicObligation 07.04.2021 08:21

Zitat von genius239 im Beitrag #13
@CivicObligation

Only one question to ask you. If you edit the bios dump then could you reflash it again?? and does it boot normal?



So far, yes. I make one mod at a time and create a new dump after I know everything is working. Then, I move on to the next mod. Here's the only things I've done so far:
Intel RST EFI "RaidDriver" v11.6.0.1702 ----> Intel RST(e) EFI "RaidDriver" v13.1.0.2126
Intel RST RAID ROM v11.2.0.1527 ----> Intel RST(e) RAID ROM v13.1.0.2126
Intel LAN Boot Agent GE ROM v1.5.50 ----> Intel LAN Boot Agent GE ROM v1.5.62
Updated 5 of 7 MicroCodes

#15 RE: [REQUEST] Unlock Hidden Menu Options Dell/AMI Bios by genius239 07.04.2021 08:38

@CivicObligation

Ok~i see !
Here is mod i made ,try it and check if there are any changes in bios screen..

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