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Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

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Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#1 Post by madicetea » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:26 am

I really need a BIOS that is at the latest version that will unlock the whitelist for WiFi / WWAN cards and bonus points if it has an SLIC 2.1 table in it as well.

Thanks!
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:36 am

https://www.datafilehost.com/d/b703c945
File turned out to be unreliable.
Instead go here: viewtopic.php?p=842178#p842178
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#3 Post by madicetea » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:52 am

Thank you, I will give it a try.

The real results will come tonight and in a couple days - I'll be upgrading the RAM and WiFi card in a couple days (~all parts ordered~), and do a test install of Windows 7 Ultimate tonight to verify the effectiveness of the SLIC table.

For now, I will be running Fedora 27 Workstation :D (Because while 1.5GB RAM is sort of small, that is still on the large side for this machine.)
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#4 Post by madicetea » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:54 pm

Update: It works.
Last edited by madicetea on Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#5 Post by DiagonalArg » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:59 pm

For anyone else, @madicetea was good enough to reup that BIOS, here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/vj7vdqd8 ... DOS%29.zip.

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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#6 Post by zoltan87 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:44 am

madicetea wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:54 pm
While Zender's BIOS works, I've found a more updated T60 BIOS from German ThinkWiki (actually that link was dead, but found a reupload of only the ROM file on the Korean ThinkWiki) and then repackaged it for use in a FreeDOS bootable USB drive (with most recent 16-bit DOS phlash executable).

PM me if anyone is interested.

They both remove whitelists and enable SLIC 2.1
Are there any advantages of this BIOS compared to Zender's version? Possible extra features? I thought for T60 Zender's BIOS was the only available modded one.
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:32 am

Zender only unlocked the whitelist.

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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#8 Post by kyle2000yt » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:53 pm

Will this BIOS work for a 2623-DAU model? (15" 4:3). Is it safe to use on Windows 10 or should I flash it on Windows XP?

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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#9 Post by kyle2000yt » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:17 pm

madicetea wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Update: It works.
So I downloaded that BIOS and made a bootable FreeDOS USB. The flashing tool is telling me "BIOS ROM file may be corrupt (Extended checksum not zero)"

Should I continue anyway?

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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#10 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:47 am

Dump that crappy colinzim file and go here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... -p/4013624
Scroll down to the last post by J888www and get the modded BIOS from there (made by TTAV134).
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#11 Post by madicetea » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:29 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:47 am
Dump that crappy colinzim file and go here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... -p/4013624
Scroll down to the last post by J888www and get the modded BIOS from there (made by TTAV134).
It wasn't for a lack of trying, but I appreciate the updated link. I don't have a T60 on hand to test the J888www/TTAV134 BIOS, but I'm operating on the assumption it worked for kyle2000yt.
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#12 Post by cadillacmike68 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:22 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:47 am
Dump that crappy colinzim file and go here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... -p/4013624
Scroll down to the last post by J888www and get the modded BIOS from there (made by TTAV134).


Will this one also put the win7 SLIC 2.1 table in the BIOS?
600
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#13 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:11 am

Yes, and it removes the wifi-whitelist as well.
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#14 Post by cadillacmike68 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:14 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:11 am
Yes, and it removes the wifi-whitelist as well.
Thanks. Again. I'll save the file locally.
600
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#15 Post by DiagonalArg » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:24 am

Any BIOS for a 15.4" T60p that'll do the same job? SILC 2.1 and (preferably, but not totally necessary) whitelist?

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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#16 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:58 am

This one for T60 WS models: viewtopic.php?t=128705
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#17 Post by cadillacmike68 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:16 pm

madicetea wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:29 pm
RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:47 am
Dump that crappy colinzim file and go here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... -p/4013624
Scroll down to the last post by J888www and get the modded BIOS from there (made by TTAV134).
It wasn't for a lack of trying, but I appreciate the updated link. I don't have a T60 on hand to test the J888www/TTAV134 BIOS, but I'm operating on the assumption it worked for kyle2000yt.
Is this one for the standard 4:3 ratio T60s or WS models? I just bought a 4:3 T60 from Jhem and would like to update the BIOS.
600
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#18 Post by DiagonalArg » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:27 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:58 am
This one for T60 WS models: viewtopic.php?t=128705
@RBS - you're saying that works for the 15.4" Widescreen T60p in addition to the T60?

Edit: It LL it does! :)

(So, thank you!)

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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#19 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:55 am

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:16 pm
madicetea wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:29 pm
It wasn't for a lack of trying, but I appreciate the updated link. I don't have a T60 on hand to test the J888www/TTAV134 BIOS, but I'm operating on the assumption it worked for kyle2000yt.
Is this one for the standard 4:3 ratio T60s or WS models? I just bought a 4:3 T60 from Jhem and would like to update the BIOS.
It's for all standard 4:3, non-WS T60/T60p.
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Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

#20 Post by cadillacmike68 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:52 pm

Thanks. I'm thinking that I need to update the T60s BIOS to the latest Lenovo BIOS v2.27 first.
600
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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