How to Use the Phoenix Mod Tool
How to Use the Phoenix Mod Tool
Before delving into how to use the Phoenix Mod Tool, we must understand the three type of bios files by which the tool can modify.
The first bios file is a regular Phoenix Bios. This type of bios usually has a .WPH or .ROM extension.
The second bios file is an Insyde Bios. This has the extension of .FD or .ROM (occasionally, you will find one with the .BIN extension).
The third type of bios file is Dell Phoenix Bios which has the .ROM extension. You can modify this type of bios with the tool only if the DELL Phoenix Bios has an existing SLIC 2.0. Otherwise, the tool will not modify it. You will be able to modify it in its executable form. Any other Dell bios file which the tool rejects is most likely a Phoenix, Award or Ami bios file and you will need to know how to extract the files from its executable form.
NUMBER 1 RULE: You must have a fresh and untouched bios file to modify. You cannot modify a backup of your bios for you cannot backup the platform elements of the bios which allow the bios to be flashed.
You will need the follow items in order to modify your bios. Download them from the links below and Check Back Weekly for Updated Versions of Phoenix Mod Tool and Slics and Certificates:
For those who have regular Phoenix Bios, download your bios from the recommended manufacturer motherboard’s website and unrar the file using Winrar, Universal Extractor or 7ZIP. Most likely the bios will be .WPH or Rom.
For those who have DELL Phoenix Bios, download the dell executable file from Dell’s Support Page Website (www.dell.com).
For those who have Insyde Bios, download the file from the manufacturer’s motherboard website. Most likely the file will be .FD or ROM (Sometimes it is .BIN). If it is in .ROM or .BIN, make of copy of these Insyde bios files and leave the .ROM and .BIN alone and rename the extension to .FD of the copy. So, if I have an Insyde Bios file which is 987B34.ROM or 987B34.BIN, for example, I will leave either one of these files alone and make a copy and change the extension from .ROM or .BIN to .FD of the copy and so I will have 2 files which look like this using our example: 987B34.ROM and 987B34.FD or 987B34.BIN and 987B34.FD. We will modify both files.
NUMBER 2 RULE: If You have a LOADER, CRACK, PATCH or BIOS EMULATOR which was used to activate Windows in the past, YOU MUST UNINSTALL THESE GIMMICKS before proceeding to the next step. A tool which will uninstall these problems is VOATK. Download and install VOATK from one of the following links and follow on-screen instructions:http://www.box.net/shared/ga4588s5lf ORhttp://box.net/rssdownload/322772086...tand_Alone.rarOR http://www.mediafire.com/?2fkigdmiwlx ORhttp://www.mediafire.com/file/2fkigd...tand_Alone.rarOR http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ET9PC779
I Assume you have downloaded your bios file and extracted it.
Click on PhoenixTool.exe to open. When opened it will look like this illustration below:
In the Phoenix Mod Tool, find ORIGINAL BIOS. Load your original bios in this field by clicking the button to the right of the field.
After loading the bios, it will parse the bios file to see where all the headers, markers, slics and pubkeys are located and give you a popup of where these files are located in the bios.
Next, we need to choose the Manufacturer of your bios. Presently there are only 3 manufacturers in this field. If your bios is Lenovo or Sony, please choose that field from the drop down menu that is in the button to the right of this field. If you bios is NOT SONY or NOT LENOVO, then choose OTHER.
Next, we need to load the SLIC which we want to use to modify our bios. Click on the button to the right of the SLIC field and choose your SLIC from the different slic folders which are in the SLIC field. It is recommended to choose a SLIC which matches your bios. For example, if you have a SAMSUNG bios, choose a SAMSUNG SLIC and do not choose a NON-SAMSUNG SLIC.
The next step is to load the RW Everything Report if your bios file is PHOENIX. To properly make an RW Everything Report, open RW Everything Report and click on ACCESS – ACPI TABLES and the ACPI Tables will load and open. When ACPI Tables open, click anywhere within the ACPI Table and then click on CONTROL + F2 Keys to save the file. DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME but leave it at is default name: AcpiTbls – You do not need this file for INSYDE BIOS FILES unless you cannot activate windows. Then create a report and load it with your INSYDE bios to correct any problems with your first modified inside bios. You do not need an RW Everything Report for DELL PHOENIX BIOS FILES.
You do not need to choose a Certificate unless you want to make sure the certificate matches the slic which was chosen by you to modify the bios. Note: Matching Certificates for SLIC 2.1 are in the same folder where SLICS 2.1 are located (Located in SLIC21 Folder).
Now you are ready to modify your bios. Don’t worry about the ADVANCED BUTTON (Leave at Default Settings) but click GO BUTTON and this will begin the process of modifying your bios. When finished go to the next bios file, if there is more than one, and modify each one in the same manner by which you modified the first one.
For those who have Phoenix Bios but are not Lenovo or Sony bios files, it is best to flash your bios in DOS, using Phlash17 on a bootable USB flash drive along with modified bios file. Download Phlash17 from here:http://urlisdown.org/Tools/Phlash 17/Phlash17.rar ORhttp://www.sendspace.com/file/n4j3uz. To use phlash17 in DOS, type: ph161700 /x /FORCE /O /C /S <NAME OF BIOS FILE> <ENTER>
For those who have Phoenix Bios and are Lenovo and Sony bios files, flash bios with the flash tools that come with it.
For those who have INSYDE bios files, it is best to flash in Windows with the INSYDEFLASH.EXE file that comes with it, if any. If you cannot flash in Windows using INSYDEFLASH.EXE, flash from DOS using FLASHIT.EXE. Download flashit.exe from here:http://urlisdown.org/Tools/FlashIt.rar ORhttp://www.sendspace.com/file/51gt8b. To use flashit.exe in DOS, type: flashit <Name Of Bios File> /all <ENTER>
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