Fitlet: BIOS Update

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Important Note:
Update your BIOS if system is unstable, or bug fixes provided correspond to your needs only.
Flashing the BIOS incorrectly has risk to brick your system. See to it that the guide will be followed step-by-step.

To check if you have the latest BIOS version see fitlet BIOS ROM Files and compare to BIOS Version in your fitlet.

Preparing the USB Flash Drive with BIOS Updater.

  1. Connect your USB Flash Drive to your computer and format it using FAT32.
  2. Download and extract Bios Updater package.
    The package contains the following files:
  3. Copy the extracted files to the formatted USB Flash Drive.
  4. Download the BIOS binary file.
  5. Copy the flt.rom file to the root directory on the USB Flash Drive.

Preparing a bootable USB flash device on a Windows PC

  1. Download and install Image Writer for Windows. You can use any other application that flashes image to the USB flash device. For example: Passmark ImageUSB.
  2. Download and extract Bios Updater image.
  3. Connect the USB flash device to your host PC (ensure that you don't have any other USB storage devices connected).
  4. Run Win32DiskImager.
  5. Select the target disk in the Device drop-box.
  6. Select the extracted BIOS_Updater.img in the Image File search-box.
  7. Press Write button to proceed.
  8. Wait until completion.
  9. Disconnect the USB flash device and connect it again. It should now be assigned a drive letter.
  10. Download the latest BIOS binary file.
  11. Copy the bios-flt.rom file to the root directory on the USB flash device.

Updating BIOS

  1. Connect the prepared USB flash device to the fitlet and boot (it should be connected to the USB2 connector only).
  2. Press the DEL key during boot to enter BIOS setup utility.
  3. Set 1st boot priority to USB Key.
  4. Save and exit.
  5. The fitlet should boot to DOS from the USB flash device.
  6. Type flash.bat
  7. Wait until completion.
  8. Disconnect the USB flash device and reboot.