Alienware 17 R5 (R1) BIOS Unlocked!

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  1. Striker1234

    Striker1234 Notebook Consultant

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    We can modify this value in future releases to avoid use my ST by mistake, maybe a series of Xs instead would be useful for users as well...
     
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  2. Nomad

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    Well I could install the unlocked 14+ with the updated microcode.. but I couldn't find a way how to introduce my own "service tag", it's that really necessary? If so which Hex Editor did you use?

    Anyways I've followed the instructions and this is what appears in my console. I highlight PDR and GBE in red color. It's that an issue? Or just a bad install?

    C:\>fptw64 -f bios.bin -bios
    Intel (R) Flash Programming Tool. Version: 10.0.30.1054
    Copyright (c) 2007 - 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
    Platform: Intel(R) HM87 Express Chipset
    Reading HSFSTS register... Flash Descriptor: Valid
    --- Flash Devices Found ---
    W25Q64BV ID:0xEF4017 Size: 8192KB (65536Kb)
    PDR Region does not exist.
    GBE Region does not exist.

    - Reading Flash [0x800000] 4096KB of 4096KB - 100% complete.
    - Erasing Flash Block [0x5F3000] - 100% complete.
    - Programming Flash [0x5F3000] 1988KB of 1988KB - 100% complete.
    - Erasing Flash Block [0x6BD000] - 100% complete.
    - Programming Flash [0x6BD000] 108KB of 108KB - 100% complete.
    - Erasing Flash Block [0x6C8000] - 100% complete.
    - Programming Flash [0x6C8000] 4KB of 4KB - 100% complete.
    - Erasing Flash Block [0x6E0000] - 100% complete.
    - Programming Flash [0x6E0000] 76KB of 76KB - 100% complete.
    - Erasing Flash Block [0x6E5000] - 100% complete.
    - Programming Flash [0x6E5000] 4KB of 4KB - 100% complete.
    - Erasing Flash Block [0x708000] - 100% complete.
    - Programming Flash [0x708000] 8KB of 8KB - 100% complete.
    - Verifying Flash [0x800000] 4096KB of 4096KB - 100% complete.
    RESULT: The data is identical.
    FPT Operation Passed
     
  3. VoodooBane

    VoodooBane Notebook Enthusiast

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    Awesome! Thanks for the quick response Javers! :D
     
  4. Ashtrix

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    For the Service tag fix. Follow this post, It's actually in the #2 post of this thread.
     
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  5. Nomad

    Nomad Notebook Consultant

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    Found it thanks!
     
  6. Mobius 1

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    Would anyone here be willing to try this exploit on another machine?

    Sorry if it's kinda off-topic.
     
  7. Striker1234

    Striker1234 Notebook Consultant

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    What Exploit???
     
  8. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    The flash method used to flash the bios :)
     
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    You MUST use your own Service Tag, found yours and replace it.
     
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    Hi,

    Sent you a PM.
     
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