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Download tool from the link:
>>> Latest Forum UEFI Shell Flash tool <<<


This tool will allow automated flashing MSI boards from UEFI Shell.

Important:
Do NOT use it on a MSI AMD boards from 3
xx boards Series. [like X370/B350]

(its OK to use for X399 and A320, AMD models as 3xx exception)

It's OK to use for any other newer than [X370/B350] MSI AMD boards or Intel boards.



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V1.13 Add extra support for ME FW Update for all MSI Z490 Series:
MPG Z490 CARBON EK X
MEG Z490 UNIFY
MEG Z490I UNIFY
MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI
Z490-A PRO
MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI
MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS
MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
MEG Z490 GODLIKE
MEG Z490 ACE
MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI

V1.31 Add extra support for FW for Raptor Lake boards for all MSI Z790 Series:
PRO Z790-S WIFI
MPG Z790 CARBON WIFI
MPG Z790 EDGE WIFI DDR4
MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4
MPG Z790 EDGE WIFI
MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI
Z790 GAMING PRO WIFI
Z790 GAMING WIFI
MPG Z790I EDGE WIFI
PRO Z790-P DDR4
PRO Z790-P WIFI DDR4
PRO Z790-P
PRO Z790-P WIFI
PRO Z790-A WIFI DDR4
PRO Z790-A WIFI
MEG Z790 GODLIKE
MEG Z790 ACE

Updated tool version to V1.32
* Minor optimisations
* Added mini display status, with current status and detected numbers of USB devices in the system.
* Updated ME-FW for Z490 Series to 14.1.70.2228 (released BIOSes few days ago by MSI after ~2 years from prevision FW update to handle latest security fixes and vulnerabilities)

Updated tool version to V1.33
* implement self update feature
* a lot of performance and memory optimizations
* hundreds of other small tweaks, improvements, code refactoring

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Updated tool version to V1.34
* minor refactoring
* updated self-crafted ME-FW for MSI Z790 boards to 16.1.30.2264

older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one

Updated tool version to V1.35
* minor bug fixes. [sometimes in rare case was possible to throw error msg. while preparing the USB key]

older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one


Updated tool version to V1.36
* updated and patched 2nd flasher
* add support for B650 & X670 board Series
* applied different optimizations and improvements.

older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one

Updated tool version to V1.37
-add enhanced flash support[ME-FW Flash] for B760 Series:
MPG B760M EDGE TI WIFI
MPG B760I EDGE WIFI
MPG B760I EDGE WIFI DDR4
MAG B760 TOMAHAWK WIFI
MAG B760 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4
MAG B760M MORTAR MAX WIFI
MAG B760M MORTAR MAX WIFI DDR4
MAG B760M MORTAR WIFI
MAG B760M MORTAR
MAG B760M MORTAR WIFI DDR4
MAG B760M MORTAR DDR4
MAG B760M MORTAR WIFI II
MAG B760M MORTAR II
PRO B760-P WIFI
PRO B760-P WIFI DDR4
PRO B760-P DDR4
PRO B760-VC WIFI
PRO B760-VC
B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI
PRO B760-P DDR4 II
PRO B760M-A WIFI
PRO B760M-A WIFI DDR4
PRO B760M-A DDR4 II
PRO B760M-A DDR4
PRO B760M-P
PRO B760M-P DDR4
PRO B760M-G
PRO B760M-G DDR4
PRO B760M-B
PRO B760M-E
PRO B760M-E DDR4

older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one


Updated tool version to V1.38

*Updated self-crafted ME-FW for Z790 and B760 boards from 16.1.30.2264 to 16.1.30.2330

older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one


Updated UEFI flash-tool version to V1.39
  • * Fixed issue for Z490 Series:
    • - Unable to perform ME-FW update if the current installed ME-FW version is too old [like: 14.0.xx.xxxx]
  • * Modify Multi tank update to do not flash Non Boot part, if the target platform ID is different or not updated successful.

older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one


Updated UEFI flash-tool version to V1.40
  • - Fixed issue: Boot to shell unable to map USB key if they are too many devices in the system.
    • - Add: Display AGESA version for supported BIOS files.
    • - Minor improvements.
    • - Minor GUI update.

older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one

Updated UEFI flash-tool version to V1.41
  • * Update: Extend AGESA support detection.
  • * Add: Display Intel ME-FW version for supported BIOS files. [different bases in different colours]
older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one

Updated UEFI flash-tool version to V1.42
  • * Update: Optimize and speed-up detection for AGESA & Intel ME-FW
    • * Update: Secondary flasher
    • * Add: Add support for additional custom flash command for 256MBit Intel BIOSes
older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one

Updated UEFI flash-tool version to V1.43
  • * Fix: Fixed issue unable to overwrite target if the read only flag has been set
    • * Add: Add Intel ME-FW flash support for Z690 Series:
    • MEG Z690 GODLIKE
      MEG Z690 ACE
      MEG Z690 UNIFY
      MEG Z690 UNIFY-X
      MEG Z690I UNIFY
      MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI
      MPG Z690 CARBON EK X
      MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI
      MPG Z690 EDGE WIFI
      MPG Z690 EDGE WIFI DDR4
      MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI
      MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4
      MAG Z690 TORPEDO
      MAG Z690 TORPEDO EK X
      MAG Z690M MORTAR WIFI
      PRO Z690-A WIFI
      PRO Z690-A
      PRO Z690-A DDR4
      PRO Z690-P WIFI
      PRO Z690-P DDR4
older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one

Updated UEFI flash-tool version to V1.44
  • * Optimize: ME-FW detection related to system info [not related to flash ME-FW detection]
  • * Improve: Fix ME-FW 14.xx detection "not found" issue to specified class BIOSes [not related to flash ME-FW detection]
older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one

Updated UEFI flash-tool version to V1.45
  • * Minor bug fixes
older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one

Updated UEFI flash-tool version to V1.46
  • * Fixed rare issue: pressing enter multiple times while loading bios sometimes shows a new empty form.
  • * Fixed issue: Browse for BIOS file appear at left side and dialog position always reset at next execution.
  • * Improve USB BIOS guard handle.
  • * Minor GUI update
  • * Other minor internal optimizations.
  • * Add: Add Intel ME-FW flash support for B660 & H670 Series:
    • -MAG H670 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4
      -MAG B660 TOMAHAWK WIFI
      -MAG B660 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4
      -MAG B660 TOMAHAWK EVA e-PROJECT
      -MAG B660M MORTAR MAX WIFI DDR4
      -MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI
      -MAG B660M MORTAR
      -MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4
      - MAG B660M MORTAR DDR4
      -MAG B660M BAZOOKA
      - MAG B660M BAZOOKA DDR4
      - PRO B660 - A
      - PRO B660 - A DDR4
      - PRO B660M - A WIFI
      - PRO B660M - A WIFI DDR4
      - PRO B660M - A
      - PRO B660M - A DDR4
      - PRO B660M - A CEC WIFI DDR4 V2
      - PRO B660M - A CEC WIFI DDR4
      - PRO B660M - VC WIFI DDR4
      - PRO B660M - P WIFI DDR4
      - PRO B660M - P DDR4
      - PRO B660M - G
      - PRO B660M - G DDR4
      - PRO B660M - B
      - PRO B660M - B DDR4
      - PRO B660M - E DDR4​

    • Older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one
Updated UEFI flash-tool version to V1.47
  • * Add: Display Tool's Intel ME-FW Flash Versions
  • * Add: Visual indicators when supported BIOS file is loaded in compare to tool's FW Flash versions:
  • - flashing orange if the BIOS ME-FW is lower that tool's FW flash version.
  • - flashing green if the BIOS ME-FW is the same as tool's FW flash version.
  • - flashing light blue if the BIOS ME-FW is higher than tool's FW flash version.
  • * Update Intel ME-FW Flash image for Z790, Z690, B760, B660, H670 Series to 16.1.30.2361
    • Older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one

Updated UEFI flash-tool version to V1.48
  • * Add flash Intel ME support for PRO Z790-A MAX WIFI.
  • * Add flash support for MPG X570S CARBON MAX WIFI.

    • Older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one


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How to use:
Prepare an USB key and format it in FAT32

Short guide for now:
1. Run UEFI_Flash_Tool_Installer.exe
2. Select your MSI BIOS File ["Load MSI BIOS File]
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3. Select your USB key drive [from drop down menu, if the USB key is not listed click "Refresh" button]
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4. Click "Create USB Flash key" and wait to finish.
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Next reboot computer,
and ensure in BIOS Setup:
UEFI Boot is allowed,
and Secure Boot disabled.

After exit from BIOS Setup while computer is booting:
You can press F11 during BIOS post/logo screen, then when BBS popup after a while,
choose the prepared USB key with UEFI in front as name.
i.e: choose to boot from:
UEFI USB your drive

then wait, and you will see the BIOS version shown that is going to be flashed.
and you can press a key to proceed with flashing.
If you don't want to proceed with flashing,
you can press "q" to abort at that point.

when flashing starts,
wait patiently to finish,
ensure successfully message on the screen then reboot or power off the computer.


Optional feature: [Patch AMD BIOS for CP_Flash]
This will allow cross-platform flashing to 32MB BIOS from 16MB BIOS for boards with 256Mbit BIOS chip.
The tool will auto detect if the BIOS support such feature and then will Enable that option.
[in a case when board was flashed to the wrong BIOS to help, restore correct BIOS]
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Or use special version for Blind Flashing only:
(It's useful when need to flash BIOS without display [but the PC can still boot and works fine] and performs auto flashing)
For Blind Flashing only: Forum UEFI Shell Flash tool [V1.32]

Short instructions for for Blind Flashing:
[prepare the USB key for flashing,[use the same steps to prepare it as above] then shutdown the PC,
and disconnect temporary any other storages except that USB key that will be used for flashing]
Then turn on PC and wait auto flashing to start and finish automatically.
[when blind flashing is complete the PC will auto shutdown,
then you can remove the USB key and reconnect the rest of your storages and turn it on]


Note1: Be sure to place only one BIOS file on the USB key at the time, before proceed with flashing.
Note2: Due BIOS flashing nature, (which consider every flashing as potential dangerous)
Flash and use at own risk as usual.

Note3: You can use it to downgrade the BIOS too.
Note4: You can cross-platform flash back to correct BIOS 32MB bios. (if the board been flashed to the wrong BIOS by mistake)

EDIT: A video how to use guide made by user efmled:

efmled date=1563998092 said:
I wanted to Thank you Svet very much! You saved many nerves to lot of people! Tool is great! I managed to downgrade my A.90 BIOS on X470 Gaming Plus MB to A.60. And I also created a video tutorial of how to do it. And put the link to this topic in video's description. if somebody is interesting in. Video has two languages text explanation Russian and English.
efmled date=1563998092 said:
You can attach the link to your top message in this discussion theme. :) Thank you Again !
Here is the link to video:

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Hi I have a older MSI B360- A pro motherboard that has a beta bios from microcenter (2.M4) since it's a prebuilt board, and the latest bios from the website (IMS.2D0) isn't readable since it's OEM, my question is can I use this tool to crossflash the current bios to the one on the msi website? I also would like 9th gen coffee lake CPU support, I don't know if my board will work the the i7 9700 with the OEM bios.
E7B22IZ1.2M4

Probably should work
 
Hi everyone, I wanted insight/input if there is possibility in updating the Corsair Vengeance i7300 (CS-9050026-NA) prebuilt pc desktop that comes with a MSI PRO Z-690A WIFI DDR4 (MS-7D25) motherboard for 14th gen cpu support.

Current Corsair bios is 1.C5
SKU: CS-9050026-NA https://www.corsair.com/us/en/p/gam...-2-16gb-ddr4-3200-cs-9050026-na#tab-downloads

MSI supported bios https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-Z690-A-DDR4/support#bios
Ticket submitted to corsair saying I would need to install bios from MSI, which can be done but needs to be done at a command line level. Any guides to do this?
I tried using the MSI bios 7D25v1F, made the bootable and was able to start flashing, saw a rom layout failed then had to put the 1.c5 firmware and use the msi usb flash bios button to restore.
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Hi everyone, I wanted insight/input if there is possibility in updating the Corsair Vengeance i7300 (CS-9050026-NA) prebuilt pc desktop that comes with a MSI PRO Z-690A WIFI DDR4 (MS-7D25) motherboard for 14th gen cpu support.

Current Corsair bios is 1.C5
SKU: CS-9050026-NA https://www.corsair.com/us/en/p/gam...-2-16gb-ddr4-3200-cs-9050026-na#tab-downloads

MSI supported bios https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-Z690-A-DDR4/support#bios
Ticket submitted to corsair saying I would need to install bios from MSI, which can be done but needs to be done at a command line level. Any guides to do this?
I tried using the MSI bios 7D25v1F, made the bootable and was able to start flashing, saw a rom layout failed then had to put the 1.c5 firmware and use the msi usb flash bios button to restore.
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What happens when you tried to flash it? [aside from rom layout failed]
 
Hey so I m trying to flash using your tool with my usb stick pressing f11 and selecting the usb but I get code ver 1.37 svet: standby message and no other prompts do I have to wait for it?

I have secure boot off in bios and using UEFI the usb is 32gb


Well the bios ROM file size doesn't match. Guess I can't flash?
 
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Hey so I m trying to flash using your tool with my usb stick pressing f11 and selecting the usb but I get code ver 1.37 svet: standby message and no other prompts do I have to wait for it?

I have secure boot off in bios and using UEFI the usb is 32gb


Well the bios ROM file size doesn't match. Guess I can't flash?

Check PM
 
Hey Svet & everyone else.. I've been a complete idiot and even though I have read through every comment in this thread, ive still managed to get stuck after attempting to switch from a OEM BIOS to a retail version to enable more BIOS settings.

I have a MSI MAG Infinite S 10th (1660 Super, i7 10700F) and at the top of the BIOS screen, it listed as follows:
Product: MAG H410 Infinite S (MS-B933)
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700F CPU
Memory Size: 16384MB
BIOS Ver: EB933IMS.810
BIOS Build Date: 07/05/2021

I used the tool to flash to the BIOS of the MAG Infinite 10th (Not S series like mine) and it worked and the BIOS showed the version I flashed to (F40) but when I rebooted, all lights and fans come on but I just have a black screen. No splash screen, no BIOS, nothing :(! I've tried to do the blind flash tool with my original BIOS and with F40 BIOS but when I turn the PC on with the blind flash usb connected, the same thing happens. All lights and fans come on but no display, I left it with the USB for 20-30mins and it didnt reboot or anything. Am I completely screwed?

Appriciate any help and you don't need to tell me I am an idiot, I already know haha.
 
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Looks like you pickup the wrong BIOS.

and it worked and the BIOS showed the version I flashed to (F40) but when I rebooted, all lights and fans come on but I just have a black screen.

You mean you was in BIOS Setup and shows F40, then reboot from BIOS setup and can't boot anymore?
Have you tried to >>Clear CMOS Guide<< with power cord removed?
 
Looks like you pickup the wrong BIOS.



You mean you was in BIOS Setup and shows F40, then reboot from BIOS setup and can't boot anymore?
Have you tried to >>Clear CMOS Guide<< with power cord removed?
Yeah, I got the black and white style BIOS of F40 but now I turn PC on and it just stays powered but no POST or BIOS, no signal to screen.

Yeah I have removed the CMOS battery as well as using jumper to reset but no change. Maybe it's a lost cause and I need a new motherboard :(
 
Yeah, I got the black and white style BIOS of F40 but now I turn PC on and it just stays powered but no POST or BIOS, no signal to screen.

Yeah I have removed the CMOS battery as well as using jumper to reset but no change. Maybe it's a lost cause and I need a new motherboard :(

It then may need to be recovered with SPI Programmer physically the BIOS chip of the board.
 
Current one still can works for that, but in some case if switching between normal /GSE BIOS can brick it.

Can you elaborate on when it's OK to use this tool on the MSI B350 Tomahawk? I'm unsure what /GSE refers to.

I'd like to try the 7A34v1Q8 (latest beta) BIOS but if there are issues I'd want to be able to revert back to non-beta. I saw above that @gs44266 had issues with the std flash utility after installing 7A34v1Q7 and required using your tool.
 
Updated tool version to V1.38

*Updated self-crafted ME-FW for Z790 and B760 boards from 16.1.30.2264 to 16.1.30.2330

older version V1.33 and above can self-update to the latest one
 
I was using the UEFI Flash tool Installer to flash my B660M-A DDR4 WIFI CEC and it failed ~50% through the Erasing Flash phase. Is my BIOS now corrupted and I need to figure out how to spi flash bios?
 
I was using the UEFI Flash tool Installer to flash my B660M-A DDR4 WIFI CEC and it failed ~50% through the Erasing Flash phase. Is my BIOS now corrupted and I need to figure out how to spi flash bios?

That's weird.
Which BIOS version you have flashed?
Been testing with very similar class MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI worked fine there.
Was your PC fully stable prior to the flashing attempt?

You can check this SPI flash guide for example:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?...cent-bios-updates.367575/page-24#post-2106388

EDIT: Also is that some OEM board?
 
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Hello, I currently have a B450 gaming mag meta 5 (Ms-B930) with a B450M pro vdh max card. I would like to set up the original bios for this card (MS-7A38) with your software but I receive an error, I have the photo attached for you! what do I have to do ? THANKS
 

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Hello, I currently have a B450 gaming mag meta 5 (Ms-B930) with a B450M pro vdh max card. I would like to set up the original bios for this card (MS-7A38) with your software but I receive an error, I have the photo attached for you! what do I have to do ? THANKS

Which check about it (that specified multi-tank cross-flashing case) and update you.
 
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