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Writing CoreBoot.. do i still need to unlock?

 
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Bobby
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Writing CoreBoot.. do i still need to unlock? Reply with quote

I (hypotetically) have Think Pad x230 locked.
Is writing CoreBoot will solve the problem?
(I know, it has it's limits... but it's ok for me.)

PS: thanks for great resource!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coreboot will not do any good. cause password is stored in a different place not in BIOS. Plus Coreboot is so obsolete that has no sense, really. I don;t know if the new EC firmware versions for X230 will accept an unsigned Coreboot anymore.

But you could simply unlock the laptop with our help. If the passphrase is OFF then is free. If it is ON then you'll pay $30 for the eeprom writer license and we will prepare the eeprom dumps as a bonus.

See the sticky tutorial here https://www.allservice.ro/forum/viewtopic.php?t=47
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob, thanks for you answer!

[quote]Plus Coreboot is so obsolete that has no sense, really.[/quote]
My friend uses x230 with CoreBoot and Linux with no hassle. There are some problems if you run Windows, but it's not my case.

There is project for patching x230 EC (embedded controller) firmware.
https://github.com/....
It's aim is primarily to use classic keyboard, but there are some other hacks... Needs more closer look.
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