[GUIDE] ThinkPad BIOS: Reading, Patching, and Flashing

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  • thinkpad-firmware-patches

    Collection of ThinkPad UEFI patches.

    "skyra1n" ThinkPad Firmware Patches from digmorepaka's GitHub a list of UEFI patches for ThinkPads, these are the special sauce for adding features to our BIOS. If you have a ThinkPad 30 series device, you do not need to follow this guide for flashing skyra1n, you can flash your BIOS with the internal flashing software.

  • UsbAsp-flash

    Program allow you to program flash memory on the protocols spi, I2C, MicroWire. Supports CH341a, UsbAsp, AVRISP(LUFA), Arduino, FT232H.

    AsProgrammer from nofeletru's GitHub A CH341A compatible programming software. I'm using V2.0.4 from nefeletru's GitHub page, which includes the necessary driver for the CH341A programmer.

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  • UEFITool

    UEFI firmware image viewer and editor

    UEFIPatch from LongSoft's GitHub A UEFI patchtool built on the older UEFITool engine. UEFITool is not needed for this patch, only the UEFIPatch applcation.

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