I've finally managed to do a complete BIOS/MICOM update by using only an USB key bootable in DOS.
From now on we can perform the update (or even the downgrade) with no need to wait for an official DOS updater from Samsung (if it's ever released).IMPORTANT NOTE
The update process is risky
and it can brick your NC10
Make sure your NC10 will not shut down accidentally during the update process and, more generally, make sure you know what you are doing!
First of all we need to create an USB key bootable in DOS.
Download the image from the link below, extract the .img file from the archive, open a terminal and use the command
sudo dd if=usbdos.img of=/dev/sdX
where '/dev/sdX' is the USB key identifier to use.NOTE
: the above command will wipe out any previous content of the USB key. If needed, make a backup.
Now you have the bootable USB key, the next step is to copy on it the needed files required to perform the update.
Unplug then replug the USB key in order to detect and mount the new DOS partition on it.
Download the bios version you need from the links below. Every zip file contains the following files in order to perform a complete update:****B.WPH
- The BIOS image.****M.BIN
- The MICOM image.phlash16.exe
- The utility needed to flash the BIOS image.up104.exe
- The utility needed to flash the MICOM image.UPBIOS.bat
- A convenient batch script which will automatically update the BIOS.UPMICOM.bat
- A convenient batch script which will automatically update the MICOM.
Copy all of the above files on the USB key, then unmount it: the USB key is now ready to be used.
Boot your NC10 with the USB key inserted, you will get a DOS prompt.
Use the following command to update the BIOS:
When the operation is completed you will get a confirmation message and a long beep. Press any key to exit, you will get back the DOS prompt.
Now use the following command to update the MICOM:
The update process will last for few seconds, then the NC10 will automatically shut down: you are done.
Remove the USB key and restart the NC10. Press F2 to enter the BIOS and reconfigure it.Bootable USB DOS image
: usbdos.zipAvailable NC10 BIOS versions
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