English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: X Series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

6 Posts

05-16-2016

US

7 Signins

92 Page Views

  • Posts: 6
  • Registered: ‎05-16-2016
  • Location: US
  • Views: 92
  • Message 1 of 6

X1C gen3 fail to upgrade BIOS

2016-05-16, 15:36 PM

Hi, All

 

I try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, using a bootable USB disk.

I download the 1.3 BIOS bootable CD,  n14ur12w.iso  from http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds101953. and burn it to the USB disk with these cmd:

 

geteltorito -o bios.img n14ur12w.iso
dd if=bios.img of=/dev/sdb

 Then I boot with is usb disk and follow the BIOS update instruction to upgrade BIOS.

But I think I fail with a last step.

The x1c reboot with ThinkPad Logo and stop booting.

I have to remove the AC adapter and push the hard reset button to power off the x1c. 

And then I power on x1c again, I found that the ECP ID is upgrade to 1.09, but UEFI BIOS ID is still 1.10(not 1.13)

 

Could you help me check which step I miss?

Or any other suggest for BIOS upgrade with my x1c?

 

Thanks.

Reply
Options

12645 Posts

06-06-2011

RU

17729 Signins

175130 Page Views

  • Posts: 12645
  • Registered: ‎06-06-2011
  • Location: RU
  • Views: 175130
  • Message 2 of 6

Re: X1C gen3 fail to upgrade BIOS

2016-05-16, 16:30 PM
Hello, jimmystone

As I understand, there was an error of the BIOS image extraction from the ISO file.
Take a look at this page:
https://johnleach.co.uk/words/1641/booting-thinkpad-firmware-updater-from-a-usb-key

Regarding an alternate methode to flash the BIOS, it's possible to use EFI flash tool (ShellFlash) on the USB stick. But preparation of such media is a bit complicated for the x1c gen3 as there isn't tools needed in its BIOS upgrade package.



x220 • Gobi 2000 3g | hdd, msata ssd, wwan, wifi, gps -- unique hand-made config
ThinkPad 25 Special Anniversary Edition. #Retro. Signed by D.Hill
T470p | X1 Carbon Gen3 | Miix 2 10" | Yoga Tablet 2-1050F (Android) + BT Keyboard
ThinkPad Stack • 2.4/5 Wireless Router, HDD 1 TB, BT Speaker, Power Bank, Mobile Projector

Do it well, worse becomes itself

Communities:   English    Deutsche    Español    Portugues    Русскоязычное    Česká    Slovenská    Українська   Moto English

Browser Search to find the answers in the Lenovo and Moto Community
Использование поисковых сервисов Интернет, чтобы найти ответы на форуме Lenovo & Moto

Reply
Options

6 Posts

05-16-2016

US

7 Signins

92 Page Views

  • Posts: 6
  • Registered: ‎05-16-2016
  • Location: US
  • Views: 92
  • Message 3 of 6

Re: X1C gen3 fail to upgrade BIOS

2016-05-17, 13:16 PM

Hi, x220forme

 

I do not find any extraction error in the page you mention about.

And I can make a bootable u-disk with my BIOS iso.

 

How can I check my u-disk if there is something wrong or not?

Reply
Options

12645 Posts

06-06-2011

RU

17729 Signins

175130 Page Views

  • Posts: 12645
  • Registered: ‎06-06-2011
  • Location: RU
  • Views: 175130
  • Message 4 of 6

Re: X1C gen3 fail to upgrade BIOS

2016-05-17, 14:23 PM

I meant the commands/keys for img extraction in your post and in the page above differ. Not sure whether it's significant.



x220 • Gobi 2000 3g | hdd, msata ssd, wwan, wifi, gps -- unique hand-made config
ThinkPad 25 Special Anniversary Edition. #Retro. Signed by D.Hill
T470p | X1 Carbon Gen3 | Miix 2 10" | Yoga Tablet 2-1050F (Android) + BT Keyboard
ThinkPad Stack • 2.4/5 Wireless Router, HDD 1 TB, BT Speaker, Power Bank, Mobile Projector

Do it well, worse becomes itself

Communities:   English    Deutsche    Español    Portugues    Русскоязычное    Česká    Slovenská    Українська   Moto English

Browser Search to find the answers in the Lenovo and Moto Community
Использование поисковых сервисов Интернет, чтобы найти ответы на форуме Lenovo & Moto

Reply
Options

6 Posts

05-16-2016

US

7 Signins

92 Page Views

  • Posts: 6
  • Registered: ‎05-16-2016
  • Location: US
  • Views: 92
  • Message 5 of 6

Re: X1C gen3 fail to upgrade BIOS

2016-06-02, 12:52 PM

I install a win8 system and using the windows bios tool

 

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-carbon-20bs-20bt/downloads/ds101975

 

But it is the same issue, ECP update, but BIOS version not.

 

Anyone could help, thanks.

Reply
Options

6 Posts

05-16-2016

US

7 Signins

92 Page Views

  • Posts: 6
  • Registered: ‎05-16-2016
  • Location: US
  • Views: 92
  • Message 6 of 6

x1c gen3 fail to upgrade BIOS but ECP upgrade done

2016-06-02, 13:26 PM

Hi, All

I try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-carbon-20bs-20bt/downloads/ds101975, UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09

I am working on windows 8

I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP upgrade to 1.09. I wonder why I cannot upgrade my BIOS, anyone could help, many thanks.

 

Admin note; threads merged

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete