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Upgrade of System Firmware on T470s Linux Laptop

2019-06-13, 20:30 PM

Hello,

 

maybe someone can help me out with the problem I have upgrading the firmware of my T470s. The installed version is 1.11 (from June 2017, I think.). It runs archlinux and is no dual boot system i.e. there is no windows version on it anymore. I have learned that one of the usual ways to update is using the tool fwupdmgr. When I run the tool with "fwupdmgr update", the output is

 

"No releases found for device: Not compatible with firmware version 0.1.11, requires >= 0.1.14"

 

Maybe it is possible to install the current system firmware (which is 1.33) directly with "fwupdmgr install <xyz>.cab", but I don't dare to do so because I don't want to brick the hardware.

 

So my question is: Can this be done savely and if not, is there any other way to upgrade the firmware without using windows?

 

Thanks and kind regards

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Re: Upgrade of System Firmware on T470s Linux Laptop

2019-06-14, 15:10 PM

Hello and welcome,

 

If the Linux Readme instructions aren't working for you (linked below) there is another approach you may be able to take (also linked below).  It will require a Windows machine or VM.

 

Z.

 

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-T-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-T470S/downloads/DS120418

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Other-Linux-Discussions/Update-ThinkPad-BIOS-with-bootable-flash-drive/ta-p/3743440


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Re: Upgrade of System Firmware on T470s Linux Laptop

2019-06-14, 16:43 PM
Hello Zoltan,

thank you very much! This is indeed an option, because I have a Windows7 VM available. I will try it out.

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Re: Upgrade of System Firmware on T470s Linux Laptop

2019-06-14, 19:42 PM
It worked :)

Thanks a lot!
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