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#1 [InsydeH20 F.49 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by 1nxpired 23.08.2021 16:44

Hey, I have this HP 240 G3 [i3-4005u, 220D - 86.56 Mobo] laptop that I want to unlock so, I can squeeze a bit more performance out of it. I was thinking of oc'ing it by slightly increasing the bus speed. But since my bios is locked i don't have access to any of the advanced settings. I did try to change the settings by modifying the uefi variables but i had no luck on that as it happens to be also locked. So now my only way is to mod the bios. But honestly, after going through a lot of forums and guides through google I am a bit overwhelmed. I dont know where I should start. I do have a bit of experience with reverse engineering tools and I did a bit of application moding (mostly on linux softwares) before, but regarding bios mods I have 0 clue. So ill ask all the questions I have below,
1. Is it even possible to mod my bios. Since my bios [probably] has rsa checks and other security stuffs?
2. If it is possible to mod. Then what guide I should follow to unlock the advanced and power menu?
3. Will I be able to change the bus speed or increase the power limits after I unlock the advanced and power menu?
4. I have seen few youtube videos where people get to the advanced menu by using some key combos. Is it possible to find these kinds of key combo(s) for my bios?


I dont yet have a bios programmer. But Ill get one if it is possible to mod this thing. Thanks.
[I attached my bios in case anyone is curious to check them out]

#2 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by Sweet Kitten 23.08.2021 17:37

Zitat von 1nxpired im Beitrag #1
1. Is it even possible to mod my bios. Since my bios [probably] has rsa checks and other security stuffs?
Hello. Your BIOS really has RSA protection. You are lucky that modification methods are known for this BIOS protection version.
Zitat von 1nxpired im Beitrag #1
2. If it is possible to mod. Then what guide I should follow to unlock the advanced and power menu?
There is no guide, but you can ask me to tell you about the patches that BDMaster found to unlock menus and CodeRush patch to disable protection.
Zitat von 1nxpired im Beitrag #1
3. Will I be able to change the bus speed or increase the power limits after I unlock the advanced and power menu?
Just power limits.
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4. I have seen few youtube videos where people get to the advanced menu by using some key combos. Is it possible to find these kinds of key combo(s) for my bios?
But this I do not know how.

Do you want to check if RSA bypass works for you before getting a bios programmer?

#3 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by 1nxpired 23.08.2021 18:11

Zitat von Sweet Kitten im Beitrag #2

Do you want to check if RSA bypass works for you before getting a bios programmer?


yeah, sure. I am open to testing stuff but I am worried about bricks without the programmer.

#4 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by Sweet Kitten 23.08.2021 18:31

Zitat von 1nxpired im Beitrag #3
I am worried about bricks without the programmer
Create a USB crisis recovery key using the built-in BIOS update utility function. Check if it works pressing the Win + B combo on boot.

#5 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by 1nxpired 23.08.2021 19:05

Okay, Ill do it tomorrow.

#6 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by 1nxpired 24.08.2021 13:35

Zitat von Sweet Kitten im Beitrag #4
Create a USB crisis recovery key using the built-in BIOS update utility function. Check if it works pressing the Win + B combo on boot.


I created a recovery USB using the hp bios update utility. It seems to be working by pressing win + b key combo at boot. But is this recovery usb enough to recover from a corrupted or bricked bios?
[by the way, while testing the usb my bios got updated to F49, so ill also attach this version of bios bellow]

#7 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by Sweet Kitten 24.08.2021 14:15

Zitat von 1nxpired im Beitrag #6
But is this recovery usb enough to recover from a corrupted or bricked bios?
It's enough.
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[by the way, while testing the usb my bios got updated to F49, so ill also attach this version of bios bellow]
Thanks, but I don't need it yet.

Download sp106103, run InsydeFlash and press start. No brick - success.

#8 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by 1nxpired 24.08.2021 15:21

Zitat von Sweet Kitten im Beitrag #7

Download sp106103, run InsydeFlash and press start. No brick - success.


I tried to install it but it doesnt work :(. InsydeFlash successfully installs but after reboot i get this error and it returns me back to windows.

video - https://youtu.be/CkB7B9jJND0

#9 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by Sweet Kitten 24.08.2021 15:26

Zitat von 1nxpired im Beitrag #8
i get this error and it returns me back to windows
This is fine. Now you can buy a programmer.

#10 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by 1nxpired 24.08.2021 15:27

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Zitat von 1nxpired im Beitrag #8
i get this error and it returns me back to windows
This is fine. Now you can buy a programmer.


ohhh. okay thanks. after I get the programmer can you help me unlock advanced menu ?

#11 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by Sweet Kitten 24.08.2021 15:33

@1nxpired
Yes, I'll help you. It's simple.

#12 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by sagael 25.08.2021 02:50

can you do something on my computer to force the dedicated gpu or fix the memory of the vram? My latop is g4 2072la bios insyde f.2.a

Link bios https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp77001-77500/sp77491.exe

#13 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by Sweet Kitten 25.08.2021 08:40

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can you do something on my computer to force the dedicated gpu or fix the memory of the vram?
Sorry but no.
Did you see a private message from me? It says: "There is information about which module should be edited.
But, unfortunately, even if you unlock the bios, you will not be able to limit the vram of the igpu. In the hidden settings, there is no one with which you could do what you want". And it doesn't depend on me.

#14 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by sagael 26.08.2021 00:08

Zitat von Sweet Kitten im Beitrag #13
Zitat von sagael im Beitrag #12
can you do something on my computer to force the dedicated gpu or fix the memory of the vram?
Sorry but no.
Did you see a private message from me? It says: "There is information about which module should be edited.
But, unfortunately, even if you unlock the bios, you will not be able to limit the vram of the igpu. In the hidden settings, there is no one with which you could do what you want". And it doesn't depend on me.


in the ifr file I found this entry, will disable it force the DGPU as high performance?

0x54912 One Of: GPP Enabled, VarStoreInfo (VarOffset / VarName): 0x156, VarStore: 0x1234, QuestionId: 0x5F, Size: 1, Min: 0x0, Max 0x2, Step: 0x0 {05 A6 B7 02 B8 02 5F 00 34 12 56 01 00 10 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x54938 One Of Option: Auto, Value (8 bit): 0x2 (default) {09 0E AC 01 10 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x54946 One Of Option: Disabled, Value (8 bit): 0x0 {09 0E 20 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x54954 One Of Option: Enabled, Value (8 bit): 0x1 {09 0E 21 01 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}

#15 RE: [InsydeH20 F.44 REV3.7] Is it possible to unlock advanced menu!?? by Sweet Kitten 26.08.2021 00:30

@sagael
GPP's are just 1-Lane PCIe ports. The performance of your dGPU is not limited by the BIOS, but it is controlled by the operating system settings.

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