Just new to this forum I would like to ask if it is possible to remove the whitelist protection of my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260 notebook.
So I can mount my own WWAN SIerra wireless card to the Yoga.
I think I have all the tools (SPI prgrammer and so).
Dump of BIOS is attached.
Correction: max file size is 1MB, so it is NOT attached, but I have it available of course.
I would love to have my BIOS modded to disable the wireless whitelist.
I tried to do it myself (dump BIOS from chip, disassemble, locate the reference to the error message "Unauthorized Wireless network card is plugged in..." memory address and modify the condition in the binary file so not to "land" in the infinite loop) but I couldn't dig to anything meaningful I could easily change.
Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad S440 (TYPE 20BB-S00400)
BIOS version: 73ET71WW (1.71)
Original WiFi/BT card: Intel Wireless-N 7260 (7260HMW BN) (vendor: 0x8086, device: 0x08B2, subdevice: 0x4262)
Target WiFi/BT card: Broadcom BCM94352HMB (I haven't received it yet, waiting for delivery)
Manufacturer BIOS download: bootable ISO, updater for Windows
My BIOS dump (using CH341A SPI Programmer under Linux): http://www.mediafire.com/file/mn0gfr9ext7yqrn/S440_73ET71WW.bin/file
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The flashing procedure include two steps:
1. Flash main system bios.
2. Flash EC firmware.