ASROCK B450 Pro4 - 3.60MFI
ASROCK B450 Fatal1ty Gaming-ITX/ac - 3.50MFI
ASROCK B450M Pro 4 - 3.60MFI
ASROCK B450M Steel Legend - 2.70MFI
ASROCK X470 Master SLI - 3.50MFI
ASROCK X470 Master SLI/ac - 3.50MFI
ASROCK X470 TAICHI - 3.60MFI
Recommended update method for the board(s) above: Flashrom
CROSSHAIR VI HERO - 0002MFI
CROSSHAIR VI HERO WI-FI - 0002MFI
CROSSHAIR VI Extreme - 0003MFI
CROSSHAIR VII HERO - 0002MFI
CROSSHAIR VII HERO WI-FI - 0002MFI
Recommended update method for the board(s) above: USB Flashback
Strix B350-F Gaming - 5216MFI
Strix B350-I Gaming - 5216MFI
Strix B450-E Gaming - 2704MFI
Strix X370-I Gaming - 5204MFI
Strix X470-F Gaming - 5216MFI
TUF X470-Plus Gaming - 5216MFI
Recommended update method for the board(s) above: Flashrom
BIOSTAR Racing X570GT8 - 730MFI
Recommended update method for the board(s) above: Biostar Bios Update Utility
GIGABYTE X370 GAMING K3 - F42AMFI
GIGABYTE X370 AORUS GAMING 5 - F42BMFI
GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI - F42AMFI
GIGABYTE X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - F42AMFI
Recommended update method for the board(s) above: Modified Efiflash or Flashrom
MSI B350I PRO AC - 1CMMFI
MSI B350 Tomahawk - 1OMMFI
MSI B350M BAZOOKA - 1LMMFI
MSI B350M GAMING PRO - 2NMMFI
MSI B350M MORTAR - 1MMMFI
MSI B350M MORTAR ARCTIC - AKMMFI
MSI B350M PRO-VDH - AJMMFI
MSI X370 GAMING M7 ACK - 1FMMFI
MSI X370 GAMING PRO - 4IMMFI
MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON - 1NPMFI
MSI X370 KRAIT GAMING - 1JMMFI
MSI X370 SLI PLUS - 3JMMFI
MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM - 1MMMFI
MSI B450 GAMING PLUS - 1B0MFI
MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC - 190MFI
MSI B450-A PRO - AA0MFI
MSI B450M GAMING PLUS - 190MFI
MSI B450M MORTAR TITANIUM - A9MFI
MSI B450M MORTAR - 1B1MFI
MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC - A90MFI
MSI B450 Tomahawk - 1C1MFI
MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX - 331MFI
MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC - 1B0MFI
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS - AE1MFI
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS MAX - H10MFI
MSI X470 GAMING PRO - 1C1MFI
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON - 2B0MFI
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON AC - 1B2MFI
MSI X570 Godlike - 140MFI
Recommended update method for the board(s) above: MSI M-Flash
In addition to these, there is a new way to update the bioses.
I have added Ryzen support to the Flashrom project and descriptions for some of the previously unsupported 1.8V NOR flashes, commonly used on AM4 motherboards.
It is almost certain that not all NOR flashes used on AM4 motherboards are currently supported however, adding the support for them is rather straightforward.
The advantage of using the custom Flashrom version is that, it not only ignores the bios protections present (secure flash) but it also can program 256Mb flashes (unlike AFUDOS, AFUEFI and AFUWin from AMI).
So far this Flashrom build has been only tested on ASUS CROSSHAIR VIII Formula motherboard.
Because of that, it would be a good idea for the users to try this application and see if there are any issues with unsupported flash parts.
It can be tested without any actual programming, meaning there is no risk in corrupting the bios.
Flashrom runs in DOS (MS-DOS
, NOT FreeDOS, etc) so there are couple steps that are required to set up that environment.
Flashrom 1.1 with Ryzen support
Windows 7 and Windows 8 users:
- Download the portable version of the latest Rufus release: https://rufus.ie/
- Connect a USB stick to the computer and launch Rufus.
- Select the correct device from the "device" drop-down menu (the USB-stick) and select MS-DOS from the "Boot selection" drop-down menu.
- Click start and wait the process to complete.
- Extract the two .exe files found in FRZN.zip archive to the root of the USB stick.
- Reboot the system and enter the bios. Under "Boot" tab make sure that CSM is enabled (if not, enable & save). Select the correct USB device from the boot override section (NOTE: NOT the one beginning with "UEFI:").
- After the system has loaded DOS, you can type in "flashrom -p internal" command to check if the SPI controller and the flash part itself is being detected properly.
Windows 10 users:
Starting from Windows 10, Microsoft no longer supplies the files required by MS-DOS environment with the OS.
Because of that, there are couple additional things that are required to get around the issue. First, instead of using the normal version of Rufus, you need to use a version which have been modified in a way which prevents the app from hiding the "MS-DOS" option on Win 10 systems. Secondly, you need to download the required Dll, which contains the files that are no longer supplied with Windows 10. After downloading the Dll, you need to place it to the "Windows\System32" folder in the sysroot. Then you are able to create a MS-DOS bootable USB stick using the same instructions as for Windows 7 / Windows 8. The dll can be removed after the MS-DOS bootable drive has been created, since obviously it is not used by the Win 10 system.
- The modified version, which I have personally compiled from Git sources can be downloaded from this link: Rufus_3.8.1579_Win10_MSDOS-Mod
- Since the required Dll file is property of Microsoft, I cannot share it. An untampered copy of the required diskcopy.dll file (e.g. on my system) has SHA-1 checksum of 6761320C6CDC0870D1DF62C2C988A8D1622CBC6E and it can be found from third party sites (such as this: diskcopy.dll from WinPCWare
) through Googling the SHA-1 hash. But as I said, you can get the file from other locations / sources as well as long as you make sure its clean.
Note: DOS requires the filenames to meet the 8.3 naming format. This means that the filename "xxxx." cannot be longer than 8 characters, and that the suffix ".xxx" cannot be longer than three characters.
So if you have the time to try the new flasher, please do so.
That way we can see if there are any flash parts that need to be added to the program.
The program will state: "Found xxx flash chip "xxx" (xxx kB, SPI) mapped at physical address 0xfe000000" if the flash is detected.
Otherwise the flash part isn't detected and needs to be added. In this case, please take a picture of the message the program outputs and post it to this threads inside "Spoiler" tags.
The custom Flashrom version has been tested on 3000-series Ryzen CPUs, but it should work on all Ryzen generations regardless.