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[REQUEST] Asus A550JK & K550JK & X550JK BIOS Unlock
#31
I believe, in Win8.1, you can still follow my exact directions I gave initially - never mind, I see you got it!

FPTw.exe should work fine for you, 32/64 does not matter in these cases, probably/maybe you didn't have admin prompt open with regular FPTw?
I use and suggest the use of FPTw not FPTw64 all the time on x64 system and no one ever has issues, nor do I, so I assume it's probably the Admin prompt thing when you were first getting it sorted out.

Your BIOS has BIOS Lock enabled, so before you can flash mod FPT BIOS you have to unlock this. I made a guide, you can start at step #6, because I've done #1-5 for you
https://www.win-raid.com/t3908f16-GUIDE-...-BIOS.html

BIOS Lock variable >> 0xAB
Rename .efi file to >> Shellx64.efi

So at grub prompt you will type the following >> setup_var 0xAB 0x0
Then reboot to windows and you can now flash mod BIOS via FPT

Here is unlocked BIOS, if anything still missing you see in AMIBCP let me know or send new images etc and I will unlock the rest
I enabled chipset, and many settings & submenus originally hidden from you Advanced - if Chipset still not visible let me know, I left out one edit for this in case it's not required.
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fil...5743596209

Flash via >> FPTw.exe -bios -f biosregMBCP.bin

DO NOT adjust graphics related settings unless/until you have a hardware flash programmer + SOIC8 test clip cable in your hands
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#32
I think I bricked my laptop, it won't boot up after I flashed the bios. Before that the fptw tool also gave me a size mismatch error. What do I do now? I'm super scared right now..
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#33
Yes, if you proceeded after a Red FPT error in red then you probably did, why did you go ahead after it gave you a warning in red (meaning stop and think or ask)?  

Size mismatch error cannot happen if you use the command I gave you above and the provided file, sounds like you used the stock BIOS file or some other file, or forgot to put the -bios flag in your entered command.

Nothing you can do now except purchase CH341A flash programmer + SOIC8 test clip cable, these are $2.50 + $3.50 on ebay, but long wait on delivery, you can find at other places (and ebay) that are close to you, or will ship faster for more $$
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#34
Aw, well.. I have no way other than that, ain't I?
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#35
Yes, that is only way to recover from this. Don't worry, you can fix it once you have the tools!
So what happened, did you use wrong file, or leave out the -bios flag?
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#36
Nothing, I did exactly what you did. But I chose the fptw64.exe. I also noticed that the size of the bios file was identical, that's probably why I didn't ask earlier. Thinking that it was just a small error.
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#37
It has to be one of the two things I mentioned, typed in wrong file name and fed it some other BIOS or a stock/encapsulated BIOS file, or didn't put in the -bios flag, only those things would cause size mismatch error. Using FPTwx64 wouldn't make a difference in this or any other regard, it's same as regular 32 bit version

Sorry this happened to your system, for the next guys reading any time you see a warning in red, stop and do not proceed, take a screenshot and ask someone to advise on how to proceed
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#38
Well, I put all the flags in too. And the file I used to flash was exactly the one you sent me.

EDIT: I'll give it another shot later once I get my laptop fixed. Or make another bios mod request if I get a new laptop, just in-case the shop ever decided to just give me a new one. It was still under warranty of that shop.
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#39
No need to RMA, unless you're close and it's easy to do, etc, you can fix it for under $5 with flash programmer.

All the flags? There was only one, the -bios flag which tells it to flash the BIOS region only. This is how you dumped the BIOS as well, and is why it's impossible to get a size warning when using this flash since it only dumps the BIOS region, or flashes it, and it's always same size on your BIOS. -f means flash, so not really a flag but command to flash the file
The BIOS I sent you would not give you a size warning in FPT, unless flashed without the -bios flag

Maybe it's possible that FPTx64 caused some abnormality, but I highly doubt that, it's 100% same as the 32bit only able to run x64 coding. If you try it again once fixed, and it gives you warning again, stop when you see the warning, show me an image and close the tab and use the normal FPTw.exe as I have said all along - I help 100's of people a week use this without issue on Win7-10 x64 systems, the only reason you had issue initially was not using admin command prompt, nothing to do with using 32 vs 64 bit FPT
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#40
Yeah, I will. And well, I don't want to wait for that, since service shops are near me locally. Even if it means I would be able to fix it when I brick it again if I decide to buy it, but I learned a hard lesson today. Which made me learn to stop and think, or ask when in doubt. I also used admin command prompt this time though.

Also, a question. If I stopped before restarting the laptop and flash the original bios with winflash tool that came with it? I mean, would it prevent me from bricking the laptop?
(Sorry for slightly bad english, I'm a little stuck with vocabs sometimes.)
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