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[REQUEST] Asus A550JK & K550JK & X550JK BIOS Unlock
#41
Well at least you have local place to RMA to quickly then, that makes RMA easier, tell them it died on reboot after "Some Asus Updates via auto-updater" that way they can't blame you for bad BIOS flash.

Yes, if after that bad flash went in (After the size warning and then flashed anyway), and you did not reboot, then you could have reflashed your original FPT dump and it would have been fixed. No Winflash tool to be used here.
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#42
Mhm, but I think it's safer to use winflash and flash the original bios from the asus support site. Makes me feel more comfortable to see a ui than command prompt interface.

But yeah, thanks for being here with me and providing help!
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#43
That may or may not work, in the situation we are discussing, but you'd only find out if it failed after a risky reboot. Proper way would be to reflash the original dumped FPT BIOS region, but it's very hard to know the outcome since I did not see the original command, the original error and then the final message.

What I was mainly confirming on your question, in a normal situation where you dumped a BIOS region, edited it, then flashed back via FPT, but knew it would brick on reboot due to some error or you noticed bad edit in the BIOS etc, yes, before a reboot you could write in a proper BIOS region again via FPT before rebooting and that would fix any possible mistake the first one caused since no reboot yet.

In your particular case, it may or may not have mattered, due to the "Size error" you got that mean you either did not write to the BIOS region, or you wrote in more than the BIOS region (So wrote over some other region also). So following that with a proper BIOS region re-write may not have fixed it, due to the other non-BIOS region areas that were written to following the "Size error" and you saying "Yes" to flash anyway.

GUI only does the CMD line stuff in the backround, same as you would do in a CMD line. Let me know once you get the new system going and we can try again, this time you stop and take image on any and all errors and do not move forward until I say OK Big Grin
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#44
As an answer to the "flags" I added into the command, it was exactly the ones you instructed me to type in; flashing only the bios region. And the size mismatch error pops up after I flashed the modded bios dump.

And yeah, I'll be slower this time. I was too quick and excited that time.
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#45
You can't get size error when flashing same size file as the region being flashed, so something was wrong there, mistyped flag, or some issue with using FPTx64 possibly, some Win10 issue etc
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#46
[attachment=16573 Wrote:Lost_N_BIOS pid='153108' dateline='1555643930']You can't get size error when flashing same size file as the region being flashed, so something was wrong there, mistyped flag, or some issue with using FPTx64 possibly, some Win10 issue etc

So, I got the laptop fixed. Should I try doing it again? I'll first test original FPTw by making a dump of current bios by the way. I'll let you know what happens.

EDIT: Here's the result when I tried using 32-bit fptw.

   
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