• Flash Modified Roms on Unsupported Motherboards


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    Published on 11-01-2012 11:43 AM by
    In order to optimize systems for OS X, many users of non-Gigabyte motherboards flash a modified UEFI. For users of Asus H77, B75 and certain Z77 boards without the USB Flashback feature, there is now a method to allow you to flash modified roms. Thanks to Flashrom and SJ_UnderWater's DPCIManager, we can now extract the rom from the motherboard, and flash modified roms all from within the comfort of OS X.

    The new method will be necessary if you have one of the Asus 7 series boards without USB Flashback, and for users with Intel 1155 boards wishing to use a modified rom. It requires users to upload their own extracted roms for patching. Please note that flashing a modified file onto your motherboard can be risky- your board is your responsibility.

    Official Guide: How to flash modified roms on unsupported boards

    Related:
    DPCIManager 1.1 w/ Kext Suggestions and BIOS ROM Flashing

    Modified UEFI Rom FAQ
    Asus 1155 Patched BIOS Repository
    MSI, Asrock and Foxconn 1155 Patched Bios Thread
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Audiocream's Avatar
      Audiocream -
      Will that be an option for X79 boards too? Why are we flashing the UEFI again?
    1. PJALM's Avatar
      PJALM -
      Flashing boards with sami's modded roms is for fixing the locked MSR on some motherboards like ASUS and ASRock.
    1. Justfridays's Avatar
      Justfridays -
      This is great. I am on my way for my first build, this is going to make it sing and dance the way we want it. A big Thank You!!!
    1. Octavean's Avatar
      Octavean -
      Hmmmmmm,........

      Me thinks I'd rather just buy a Gigabyte motherboard,.....
    1. samisnake's Avatar
      samisnake -
      Quote Originally Posted by Octavean View Post
      Hmmmmmm,........

      Me thinks I'd rather just buy a Gigabyte motherboard,.....
      noone is stopping you.
    1. samisnake's Avatar
      samisnake -
      Quote Originally Posted by Audiocream View Post
      Will that be an option for X79 boards too? Why are we flashing the UEFI again?
      eventually, yes, but for now it isnt needed because x79 cant use native power management anyway
      read more on the faq
      Modified UEFI Rom FAQ
    1. Pakalolo's Avatar
      Pakalolo -
      I sure am glad that I have a Gigabyte MB.
    1. damuffin's Avatar
      damuffin -
      I am getting a 30 second delay: DRMStatus: iTunes/Apple Store Content Access Problem........ upon v- startup.
    1. samisnake's Avatar
      samisnake -
      Quote Originally Posted by damuffin View Post
      I am getting a 30 second delay: DRMStatus: iTunes/Apple Store Content Access Problem........ upon v- startup.
      can you log into the app store?
    1. damuffin's Avatar
      damuffin -
      Quote Originally Posted by samisnake View Post
      can you log into the app store?
      I just logged into the store and tried to upload the new safari update and got an error:
      (NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)
    1. alux's Avatar
      alux -
      Quote Originally Posted by damuffin View Post
      I just logged into the store and tried to upload the new safari update and got an error:
      (NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)
      A problem with apple servers is reported. try again in a few minutes.
    1. alux's Avatar
      alux -
      Quote Originally Posted by damuffin View Post
      I just logged into the store and tried to upload the new safari update and got an error:
      (NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)
      you can use this direct link as well

      swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/53/02/041-8081/2jwp4wjrwygtm4lc608qy4h0n4a9yyq37g/Safari6.0.2Mountain.pkg

      then open the image file an install it.
    1. damuffin's Avatar
      damuffin -
      So I did a fresh install and now the:(NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102) is gone,and i used the previous link to update safari, but my system is still slow on -v start.It pauses for 13 seconds on macx swapon and then finally boots. It's probably not ROM related but it is annoying.
    1. cseistrup's Avatar
      cseistrup -
      Samisnake BIOS and a slightly patched DSDT gave me the most reliable Hackintosh I've ever had.
    1. Edgecrusherr's Avatar
      Edgecrusherr -
      This is pretty cool. I have a feeling one day there will be very al most no difference between a real Mac and a Hackintosh...well much less than there is now!
    1. wobbyhp's Avatar
      wobbyhp -
      it's weird, my HPE-450t with it's MSI motherboard works perfectly with OSX. Didn't need to change anything to make Mountain Lion work perfectly, works out of box lol. And it's fasssssst. Faster than all of my friends real Mac's lol.
    1. samisnake's Avatar
      samisnake -
      Quote Originally Posted by wobbyhp View Post
      it's weird, my HPE-450t with it's MSI motherboard works perfectly with OSX. Didn't need to change anything to make Mountain Lion work perfectly, works out of box lol. And it's fasssssst. Faster than all of my friends real Mac's lol.
      congrats on your build
      what options did you use in multibeast?
    1. cutzzz14's Avatar
      cutzzz14 -
      hey i think USB flashBack button is in asus Z77 Motherboards
    1. nattyced's Avatar
      nattyced -
      And with Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH?
      how to get the necessary files?

      thanks
    1. nattyced's Avatar
      nattyced -
      And with Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH?
      how to get the necessary files?

      Thanks