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Updating EFI BIOS & EC

    Important notice!
    1. You assume full liability for a failed BIOS update. If problems should occur during or after the BIOS update, we can not repair your device within the scope of the warranty. If you want to perform a BIOS update, you need a USB stick on which you can copy the Shellx64.efi file as well as the EFI-BIOS or EC update suitable for your device.
    2. Make sure to use the BIOS/EC files suitable for your notebook, otherwise you can irreparably damage your notebook.
    3. If the downloaded folder contains a README.txt and/or LIESMICH.txt, follow the steps shown therein. If the downloaded folder does not contain either of these files, the steps shown in this manual apply.
    4. Please make sure that the notebook is connected to the power supply, otherwise no BIOS/EC update/flash will be executed and it could be damaged. Unplug all USB devices from the notebook.
    5. First the EC must be flashed and then the BIOS. On some models, mainly the XUX, there is a Main-EC & a 2nd-EC. First the Main-EC must be flashed and then the 2nd-EC must be flashed. This directly one behind the other!
    So only perform a BIOS/EC update if you are absolutely sure what you are doing!

    Hint
    You can also access the BIOS of your TUXEDO Book by restarting the device with the following command
    sudo systemctl reboot --firmware-setup

    EFI-EC-Update

    1. Download the EFI-EC suitable for your device - unpack the zip/rar/gz archive if necessary - and copy it to a USB stick. The file "Shellx64.efi" needs to be copied directly into the uppermost directory of your USB stick.
    Check if there is a.nsh file. If so, proceed according to these instructions! If not, please use these instructions.



    2. Now plug the USB stick with the EC-Update and the said Shellx64.efi into a free USB port.



    3. Immediately after switching on the device, press the corresponding F key so often to enter the BIOS, usually the F2 - in some devices also DEL - is until the BIOS opens.



    4a. Variant insyde BIOS: In the insyde BIOS menu, use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Boot From File" area and press the Enter key. Here you select the USB stick: Further back, "USB" appears in the name - this is your USB stick. Press the Enter button again. Now select "Shellx64.efi" and press the Enter key again.

    4b. Variant Aptio BIOS: Use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Exit" menu item, select "Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device" and press the Enter key.

    5. The EFI shell now starts. All data carriers are to be seen as "fs" devices. It is important that you search for the device marked as "Removeable HardDisk" - this is your USB stick! In our example it is "fs1". For the following commands, replace "fs1" with the name of your "Removeable HardDisk"! Now enter "fs1:" to access the USB stick. (The colon can be found on the key ö!)



    6. The command cd followed by the directory name leads to the directory where the EC update is located. In our example it is the directory xc1407, the command dir lists all files and folders stored in the directory. With the command "cd xc1407" we now enter ourselves into this folder. "cd EC-1.05.05" leads us then into the folder with the EC.



    7. The command "ecflash.nsh" now starts the EC update.



    8. The update/flash process now starts and you should see a similar screen output as shown below.



    9. The unit then switches itself off. Please turn it back on then. When you have completed all update/commands, please disconnect your device from the mains for 5 minutes (and pull out the battery if this is easily possible from outside). After that you can plug it in again and switch it on.

    Done!

     


     

    EFI-BIOS-Update

    Preliminary: If the Intel Management Engine (IntelME) is deactivated, no BIOS update can be performed. For a BIOS update, the Intel Management Engine must be reactivated at least temporarily. Of course you can deactivate the Management Engine afterwards.

    1. Download the appropriate EFI BIOS for your device - unpack the zip/rar/gz archive if necessary - and copy it to a USB stick with FAT32 or NTFS file system. The file "Shellx64.efi" needs to be copied directly into the uppermost directory of your USB stick.
    Check if there is a.nsh file. If so, proceed according to these instructions! If not, please use this manual.

    2. Now plug the USB stick with the BIOS update and the said Shellx64.efi into a free USB port.



    3. Immediately after switching on the device, press the corresponding F key so often to enter the BIOS, usually the F2 - in some devices also DEL - is until the BIOS opens.

    4a. Variant insyde BIOS: In the insyde BIOS menu, use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Boot From File" area and press the Enter key. Here you select the USB stick: Further back, "USB" appears in the name - this is your USB stick. Press the Enter button again. Now select "Shellx64.efi" and press the Enter key again.

    4b. Variant Aptio BIOS: Use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Exit" menu item, select "Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device" and press the Enter key.

     

    5. The EFI shell now starts. All data carriers are to be seen as "fs" devices. It is important that you search for the device marked as "Removeable HardDisk" - this is your USB stick! In our example it is "fs1". For the following commands, replace "fs1" with the name of your "Removeable HardDisk"! Now enter "fs1:" to access the USB stick. (The colon can be found on the key Ö. So press Shift+ö!)



    6. The command cd followed by the directory name leads to the directory where the BIOS update is located. In our example it is the directory xc1407, the command dir lists all files and folders stored in the directory.
    With the command "cd xc1407" we now enter ourselves into this folder. "cd BIOS-1.05.05" will lead us to the folder with the BIOS.



    7. Now we execute the command "meset" to prepare the BIOS for the update process. If the command does not produce any results for you, try the "MeSetX64.efi" command. If none of these commands make a difference, you can proceed directly to the next step! The notebook now switches itself off automatically and switches on again after a short time. Then repeat steps 3 to 6 to return to the EFI shell and the USB stick.



    8. Back in the corresponding directory we start the update/flash process. If the "meset" or "MeSetX64.efi" command has caused your notebook to switch off, execute "flashme.nsh" now.
    If "meset" or "MeSetX64.efi" did not work for you, execute "flashme".



    9. The update/flash process is now performed, you should see a similar screen output:



    10. After that the device switches itself off automatically, please switch it on again after a few minutes by pressing the switch-on button for a long time.

    Finished!

    After a successful update/flash process, the first startup process takes considerably longer than normal and you should receive the following two messages. Please confirm by pressing the Enter key: