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    My Guide to Award BIOS Hacking and Patching

    Perhaps many of you already knows it , so I hope this post won't be considered as spamming. I've made a guide on how to dissect, hack and do anything you like to award BIOS at : in my website . I hope it would be useful for someone who might need it
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    Wow very impressive much work!

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    Excellent link!



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    this doesnt look easy as modding a graka bios! you need to know programming but for ASCII you just need windoze calculator!
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    nice

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    i cant even get modbin to work with my msi k8n neo fsr bios was gonna play with it alil to see what i can unlock. keep getting either cant find directory or checksum error
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    in case my website is out of bandwidth, you can download the article at : The CodeBreakers Journal.
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    Award BIOS Patching Guide

    Another guide that maybe interesting:

    Pinczakko's Guide to Award BIOS Patching

    an update for modbin6/Award BIOS v6.0PG users by Polygon
    Modbin6 Internals

    Thanks to Polygon for the update that I haven't managed to include in my article.

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    omg! now that is a tutorial.
    awesome work,,, can i say that again? A W E S O M E work!

    wow all i want to do is increase the bios default vdimm on my gigabyte DS3.
    wow,, i got so lost in that tutorial
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    I don't mean to offend but this seems to be useless for ASUS or Gigabyte custom BIOS file format.

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    Very good and in depth work! Good to see that we have clever people on this forum. There was this awesome russian website, rom.by, it had a patch that would patch any old bios with like big hdd support and such, it's a shame it seems to be down...

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    hope somebody modded DFI 975x bios.. hehehe can you enable 1333 strap? or unlock lower multi..
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    Quote Originally Posted by audiofreak
    I don't mean to offend but this seems to be useless for ASUS or Gigabyte custom BIOS file format.
    It seems to be both of them are derivate of award BIOS. Indeed they are quite different. But, very probably still a variation of LZH compressed files. Even AMI uses this kind of compression. I ensure about that. If you're skillful enough, you can disassemble the bootblock for further info's.
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    Nice thread, wondering if I can hack in support for 65nm Brisbane cores to Award 3.11 BIOS for Asus A8M2N-LA board (Presario SR2039X - the kid's system ;-) ??
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    Very nice guides and info, thanks!

    Any similar stuff for Phoenix?
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    holy crap dude. excelllent work.
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    That is so cool. Kudos in a major way. Post more please.

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    Good job man!
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    Wow man,well in depth and very impressive, great job done.

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    Fundamental BIOS Reverse Engineering in A Book

    Well, I've been working on this thing for quite some time now. The fundamental knowledge is now published as book in Amazon and some other major book retailers. The book titled: BIOS Disassembly Ninjutsu Uncovered


    This is the link in Amazon:


    BIOS Disassembly Ninjutsu Uncovered

    The book is quite complicated and requires knowledge in x86/PC assembly language. However, it should be easier to comprehend compared to my rough articles.

    my updates and comments about the book contents is in the following link:
    http://darmawan-salihun.blogspot.com/
    Last edited by Pinczakko; 08-01-2007 at 04:08 AM. Reason: Adding info
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    Old guides still exist?

    Was wondering if any of these old award bios modding guides still exist?

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