Alienware 18 Bad vBios Flash

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  1. TheCodeBreaker

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    Where can I get the unlocked bios for AW18? I did see a thread a while back, but im assuming there is something else?
    also this does work on the AW 18 viking ? because it didnt have an option to switch graphics previously
     
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    [Release] Alienware 18 BIOS A12 Unlocked
     
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    Nice seeing you around Mr. Fox

    I looked at that thread, but the download link does not seem to work?
    Also do I need to edit the service tag or message pythonic for one specific to my system?
     
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    Hi Bro. I have no idea. Maybe @Raidriar can help with those questions. That BIOS mod came about 2 years after I no longer had an Alienware 18, so I am not familiar with anything relating to it.
     
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    Links work fine, just tested first two links.

    You need to flash A12 official dell BIOS & then follow guide to flash A12 unlocked.

    You only need to contact pythonic if you want to restore your service tag, otherwise it'll have someone else's system service tag.

    SG graphics mode (with one GPU installed at a time) is the way to recover your GPUS.

    SG is Optimus mode (both iGPU & dGPU enabled at same time)
     
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    How do I get a hold of pythonic?

    is there a way of backing up the dell A12 with my service tag and then flashing the unlocked one, so that I can recover it from the original later?
     
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    Im working on it right now. managed to get the unlocked bios working. flashed both cards. Going to test it out now all together.

    Even kept my own service tag. :D
     
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    Everything in the post still works....*sigh*

    I've retired from the scene for a reason lol
     
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    All fixed. thank you guys!

    Any idea on how to disable this btw?
    https://imgur.com/a/1WZqyEq

    It pops up before the alienware screen and I think sometimes after?
     
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    That splash screen is there by design and you cannot turn it off unless you want to use a stock vBIOS instead and have less performance.
     
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