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EyeDeeNo
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IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

Found the new BIOS FWKTA7A ( currently running FWKTA5A dated 9/19/2019 ) on the support page for the 710-25ISH, download > ran and the command prompt window opens but tells me the BIOS is the same or older, I hit y enter, n to the changing stuff, doese it thing and than at the end CMD window closes. ...... Nothing ...... ?

 

I tryied a few times same result.

 

Unsure if there is something wrong with the package of FWKTA7A ?

 

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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

Hi @EyeDeeNo

 

Try to download it through this link ( enter your serial number first )then install/Run the downloaded file after.

 

FWKTA7A

26 Nov 2019

6.17 MB

 

If that will not work you can update the BIOS using a bootable Flashdrive. 

 

LENOVO BIOS/UEFI UPDATE FROM USB STICK (WITHOUT BOOTABLE CD).

 

1) Go to Lenovo support portal and search for you device (ideally by its Serial Number (S/N).

http://support.lenovo.com

2) Go to “Drivers & Software” page and pick component “BIOS/UEFI”.

3) Find a latest version of “BIOS Update Bootable CD” suitable for your device.

4) Download the CD ISO image.

5) Download a geteltorito perl script which will be used to extract a bootable image from the ISO file.

https://userpages.uni-koblenz.de/~krienke/ftp/noarch/geteltorito/

6) Extract the bootable image from the ISO

./geteltorito -o bios.img 8auj27us.iso

7) Copy the image into your USB stick by dd utility (this step will destroy current content on the USB flash drive).

sudo dd if=bios.img of=/dev/sdb

Note: Update the actual device (/dev/sdb) to match your connected USB flash drive.

8) Call sync to synchronize cached writes to persistent storage.

sudo sync

9) And that’s it!

Now you have a bootable USB flash drive with Lenovo BIOS Update Utility.

 

Hope this help answer your query.

 

Regards​

 

 

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EyeDeeNo
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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

After a closer inspection I found the package downloaded from support page is a fact an older BIOS FWJY47USA along with the change log dated April 20 2016.

 

I have flashed about 20 BIOS-es under OS on this 710-25ISH and this is the first time the process would not end with a flash motherboard. It does give me a senses of pause and now am happy it did not flash a very old BIOS. 

 

Please pass this to someone who can put up the right BIOS.

 

Edit: FWJY47USA is not for this system or product line. Wow!

 

Edit2: Who do I contact or do wait until the next BIOS release and hope the right BIOS is posted?

EyeDeeNo
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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

* Bump *  🥊

 

Talked to Lenovo support to report the issue a couple days ago but still seeing fwjy47usa when trying to download.

Yeah I know to soon plus it's the holiday season. ☃

 

EyeDeeNo
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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

Yep still has not been corrected.

 

Lenovo employees, fwjy47usa is the wrong BIOS firmware please fix.

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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

Hi @EyeDeeNo

 

Verified that the fwjy47usa.exe is just the executable file name for the FWKTA7 that was released 26 Nov 2019 thus this is the correct driver.

 

Click on the link below for any other alternatives to install/ update the BIOS of your computer.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500008

 

Regards​

EyeDeeNo
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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

Greetings

 


CHANGES for FWKT47A
- Modify usable memory size in 32 bit OS.
- Modify setup item.

CHANGES for FWKT46A
- Fix M.2 Sata disappear in boot sequence.

CHANGES for FWKT45A
- Update Lenovo Diagnostics Tool to v2.09.08.
- Update PXE ROM to v0.1.09.
- Fix Bitlocker issue.

CHANGES for FWKT44A
- Fix USB provision function abnormal.

CHANGES for FWKT43A
- Fix Restore CMOS map fail when TPM item set to FW TPM.
- Fix TPM setting can't verify by Srdos & Srwin.
- Fix Hard Disk password setting in Setup.
- Enable SOBOL Wifi card into M900/M800/M700 TDT BIOS whitelist.

CHANGES for FWKT42A
- Fix F11 Option Key prompt message cannot be shown on logo when set it as legacy style.
- Fix Display password check issue.
- Update Embedded UEFI Diagnostics Tool to v2.09.06.

CHANGES for FWKT41A
- Fix H170 lose TCG menu after insert TCM card.
- Fix PCIE_1X LAN card location in BootSequence issue.

 

And so on.

maskula1
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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

Do you have any solution for this situation? It's exactly true what you say.

I flashed the latest bios file but Bios version and date are FWKT47A, 20.04.2016, it's not 26 Nov 2019 !

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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?


@maskula1 wrote:

Do you have any solution for this situation? It's exactly true what you say.

I flashed the latest bios file but Bios version and date are FWKT47A, 20.04.2016, it's not 26 Nov 2019 !


There is only two solutions 1. someone within Lenovo finds the correct BIOS and modifies the 700-25ISH & 710-25ISH product page or 2. Lenovo produces another BIOS which would be great to incorporate the New Intel Microcodes for Windows 10 Released to Fix CPU Bugs .

 

Would be also wonderful to get the recent fixes for the Realtek DLL Hijacking Flaw in HD Audio Driver .

 

Edit: I do now see the BIOS posted on the product page is in fact an very old BIOS for 700-25ISH and they use the same BIOSes after taking the time to read FWJYxxUSA is the flash in Windows utility.

maskula1
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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

Thank you @EyeDeeNo

 

I intentionally write it to attract the attention of Lenovo officials, but unfortunately no one cares, even though you mentioned it on March 12, 2019. It's been 2 months! 

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