Alienware 17 R5 (R1) BIOS Unlocked!

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Striker1234, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. tracy561

    tracy561 Newbie

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    Why like this? please help me.
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  2. MogRules

    MogRules Notebook Deity

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    Did you get a bios update from Alienware within the last few months? The latest round of Bios's are protected meaning you can't go backwards anymore as they made changes to the micro code and don't want people rolling them back. Your stuck on the bios that you have.
     
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    Can you provide more details ? Like which BIOS, Hardware and steps that you performed (you should use the sleep bug else the Secureflash will not allow you to flash the Unlocked sBIOS mod). If you follow all the steps, there shouldn't be any problem.

    IIRC the new BIOSes (A15 with Spectre and Meltdown, Plus I don't recommend to bother with those fixes at all. Not dismissing the Spectre and Meltdown implications or the seriousness but whoever want to exploit your system and use these is highly diminishing returns with extreme resources why would anyone use these processor flaws and hack a single target, just update the browsers and get to know which softwares you are installing, it all depends on the end user not the HW, I'm running custom ROMs since a decade almost and no issues at all with massive Safety net trip, Xposed mods etc) won't prevent the users to flash or rollback. That's for the newer AW17 R4-5 ranges which prevent the TS and force to use the XTU...because see this (AW17 - A15) and this (AW18 - A13). & This (Alienware TS block with new BIOSes)

    Apologies for late reply.

    Edit : In case if the A15 is not allowing to flash the A14+ a.k.a unlocked A14 from this thread. Just rollback with the official AW14 BIOS from the Dell website and then perform the AW14+ modded sBIOS flash. It should allow you (Please let me know if this is the case, i.e the A15 -> A14+ not working, As I will update the thread by letting others know, thanks)

     
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    Mega says that it needs the description key to unlock
     
  5. tysfamily

    tysfamily Newbie

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    Ok i read on 1 of these (read several) that the MQ won't wotk work with the A14 unlocked. Would some one point me to that comment, please. And would somone point me to how to chang the service tag, please.
     
  6. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    I haven't read anything like that.

    What your probably referring to is that you can't alter the fan tables without the mx chips otherwise your scenario is news to me.
     
  7. VoodooBane

    VoodooBane Notebook Guru

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    Wait what? Please confirm having an xm allows fan control? This is with thr bios unlock or hwinfo finally will allow allow us too control then? Im sorry this small detail seems to have went right over my head if i read this else where on the forums. I have a 4900mq any luck or i need an xm?

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    No, I didnt use "control" just alteration of fan tables, or more specifically the trigger points.

    4900mq is not XM.
     
  9. VoodooBane

    VoodooBane Notebook Guru

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    Some people could overclock with the 4900mq as alienware had advertised that as well. Was hoping there was something i missed is all.

    Yea i aware. I used wrong term. Again what was the software used to edit the fan tables? Just the regular hwinfo and i assume the laptops thermal driver would br required for this to happen.

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  10. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    There is no control, no software, its in the BIOS. Standard drivers relative to their components for operation.

    You can flex the 4900mq but it cant hold anything over 47w for its turbo limit.
     
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