Warning: As with all Bios Flashing Methods there is some RISK of bricking your Motherboard. Use at your own risk.
If the guide works for you, please post your motherboard name and success story and we will add it to this list.
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Guys from BiosRepo have asked me to write a small guide on flashing modified BIOS on ASUS P8xxx boards with FTK, because my guide on [H] is way too complex for normal people.
Let’s try writing something simpler.
Flashing modified BIOS on ASUS P8xxx boards (and similar ROG ones) with FTK
1. Latest version of FTK for DOS. Link is here: http://forums.overclockers.ru/viewtopic.php?p=9776728#p9776728
2. BIOS for your board with or without any modification (PM patch, SLIC, OROM or VideoBIOS update, etc.).
3. USB-drive with any capacity starting at 128Mb.
4. PC running Windows to prepare USB-drive. There is a way prepare USB-drive with FTK on Linux or OS X, but it’s complex and won’t be described here at this time.
Preparing USB-drive with FTK and your BIOS file
1. Download, unpack, and run USB Drive Creator as Administrator. Download is here.
2. Select your USB-drive, FAT32, enter any drive label, press “…” button and select MSDOS folder that was unpacked on step 1.
3. Press “Start” button and wait. Press “OK” in summary window.
4. Download FTK for DOS (link above), unpack the archive to newly prepared USB-drive. All files must be placed in USB-drives root folder.
5. Rename your BIOS file to bios.bin (regardless of current extension, .ROM or .CAP or anything else) and copy this file to USB-drives root folder.
Your USB-drive must look like this after all steps above. I will call it FTK-drive for now on.
Booting to DOS from FTK-drive and flashing BIOS
1. Reboot your PC, press F8 during boot and select “YourFlashName” without “UEFI:” prefix from boot device list.
2. If you see DOS prompt, you have done it right.
3. Enter biosrefl command and wait for green “FPT Operation Passed” message.
You can see “FD44 modules are empty in input file. Data restoration required.” message, use FD44Editor to restore your individual board data, if you wish.
If you see any errors, make a photo from your screen and post it here, I will try to help.
4. Enter poweroff command and wait for PC to power off and then power on automatically.
5. Go to BIOS setup and look at ME version and BIOS version on Main tab. If both of them aren’t “N/A”, your BIOS is flashed successfully.