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Unlocking the R0100J4 BIOS
#1
Hello,

This post contains an unlocked R0100J4 BIOS image, which can be found at the bottom of this post.

I have unlocked the hidden INTEL Menu, which contains a vast plethora of interesting settings, such as AHCI and VT-x (hardware virtualization). I have also added a few unlinked keyboard settings to the beginning of the Advanced Menu.

Since Sony did not release an official BIOS update for this BIOS image, this BIOS image was provided by BIOS-Mods member sickplanet. sickplanet provided a BIOS dump from their Sony Vaio VGN-N38Z notebook. As BIOS dumps alone do not contain special platform data that instructs the flashing program on how to flash a BIOS chip, I had to apply platform data from a R0030J4 BIOS image (for which Sony did release an update). I was able to do this because both notebooks have the same chipset and are in the same notebook series. I have confirmed that this process works with my own notebook's  BIOS image (my notebook also has the 945GM chipset), applying the same platform data. The result is that the BIOS image at the end of this post is now flashable.

PRECAUTIONS/DISCLAIMERS:
Quote:Please remember to take proper precautions when flashing your BIOS. Even if the BIOS image is safe, the flashing process can still fail. Make sure that [if applicable] your notebook is fully charged (100%), that the power adapter is properly connected, and that the chance of a power outage occurring is as minimal as possible. Do not interrupt the flashing process. If possible, it is good practice to have a working CRISIS recovery disk handy when flashing your BIOS. Use the flashing instructions for your particular computer brand. DO NOT DO ANYTHING UNNECESSARY!!!

I take absolutely NO responsibility for ANY damages that may occur to you, your computer, your personal belongings, your neighbor's cat, or any other personnel or equipment as a direct or indirect result or consequence of your, or any one else's, use or misuse of any of the files that are in this archive at the present or at any time in the past or the future. You assume full responsibility for any damages or inconveniences that may occur by choosing to flash, or otherwise use or misuse, this image or any of the other files within this archive.

Have fun! Smile

Please remember to post the results of the BIOS flash!

HASH VERIFICATION (md5file.com):
MD5: e49300a91ecf6bd015e135da46d1363e
SHA-1: b286af0087782ea3eae55e567b85003ab69aaac5

~Steven


Attached Files
.rar   R0100J4_mod.rar (Size: 606.46 KB / Downloads: 63)

If you have flashed my modified BIOS image and found it to be useful, please consider making a donation. Thank you. Smile Donate Here


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Pozdrav,  Sml6397




Da li ovaj sony vaio VGN-N31M bios odijelo ako koristite alate koji koristite i koje naredbe,

jer ovaj laptop ima isto bios kao i vaša (R0100J4)

Hvala
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#3
(03-03-2018, 02:05 AM)Sml6397 Wrote: Hello,

This post contains an unlocked R0100J4 BIOS image, which can be found at the bottom of this post.

I have unlocked the hidden INTEL Menu, which contains a vast plethora of interesting settings, such as AHCI and VT-x (hardware virtualization). I have also added a few unlinked keyboard settings to the beginning of the Advanced Menu.

Since Sony did not release an official BIOS update for this BIOS image, this BIOS image was provided by BIOS-Mods member sickplanet. sickplanet provided a BIOS dump from their Sony Vaio VGN-N38Z notebook. As BIOS dumps alone do not contain special platform data that instructs the flashing program on how to flash a BIOS chip, I had to apply platform data from a R0030J4 BIOS image (for which Sony did release an update). I was able to do this because both notebooks have the same chipset and are in the same notebook series. I have confirmed that this process works with my own notebook's  BIOS image (my notebook also has the 945GM chipset), applying the same platform data. The result is that the BIOS image at the end of this post is now flashable.

PRECAUTIONS/DISCLAIMERS:
Quote:Please remember to take proper precautions when flashing your BIOS. Even if the BIOS image is safe, the flashing process can still fail. Make sure that [if applicable] your notebook is fully charged (100%), that the power adapter is properly connected, and that the chance of a power outage occurring is as minimal as possible. Do not interrupt the flashing process. If possible, it is good practice to have a working CRISIS recovery disk handy when flashing your BIOS. Use the flashing instructions for your particular computer brand. DO NOT DO ANYTHING UNNECESSARY!!!

I take absolutely NO responsibility for ANY damages that may occur to you, your computer, your personal belongings, your neighbor's cat, or any other personnel or equipment as a direct or indirect result or consequence of your, or any one else's, use or misuse of any of the files that are in this archive at the present or at any time in the past or the future. You assume full responsibility for any damages or inconveniences that may occur by choosing to flash, or otherwise use or misuse, this image or any of the other files within this archive.

Have fun! Smile

Please remember to post the results of the BIOS flash!

HASH VERIFICATION (md5file.com):
MD5: e49300a91ecf6bd015e135da46d1363e
SHA-1: b286af0087782ea3eae55e567b85003ab69aaac5

~Steven

your last R0104J4
http://rgho.st/4933759
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(09-09-2018, 10:04 AM)555LE Wrote: your last R0104J4
http://rgho.st/4933759

Thank you very much,
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Tried but I got a mistake,

File open failed in bios.wph.


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.rar   IMG_20180909_215239.rar (Size: 6.65 MB / Downloads: 13)
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(09-10-2018, 06:17 AM)mmk967 Wrote: Tried but I got a mistake,

File open failed in bios.wph.

WinPhlash.exe
this is done in Windows
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(09-10-2018, 09:29 AM)555LE Wrote:
(09-10-2018, 06:17 AM)mmk967 Wrote: Tried but I got a mistake,

File open failed in bios.wph.

WinPhlash.exe
this is done in Windows

I worked in DOS, but maybe the problem was because WinPlash.exe stayed in bootable usb, so please can you tell me which tools to put on bootable usb except bios?
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