12th Gen Intel Core BIOS 3.08 Release

Is there any work being done so that the firmware update can one day be done through LVFS ?
I have been waiting for it since I want to get my hands on the newer battery because I don’t want to meddle with a potentially messy beta update procedure but if that’s never going to happen, I’d like to know.

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Btw. Everything, except ME firmware could / is already updated through LVFS.
Framework could make 3.08 available via LVFS. And the only thing missing would be that you need to manually run an executable for the ME firmware update (maybe even the one used on the EFI installer that we already have). They could do that immediately if they wanted.
The Windows updater essentially already does this, it can just automate both of those steps together, while LVFS does not allow this (shipping the update through Windows update like most vendors do might also not be available for the same reasons as for LVFS).

And the ME problem seems solved for 13th gen that can update ME firmware with capsules, so that additional installer is no longer needed. Whether it is sensible to backport those fixes to 12th gen and how it updates itself I do not know. It is most likely possible, but there may be technical reasons to discourage touching this, depending on whether that is part of a recovery solution to recover from interrupted/broken updates.

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Thank you for providing this info. I ran into the same problem. I’m now good to go.

Found a meme that summarises this whole thread

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I am having what I think is the same issue. I am running Fedora 40 (single boot but formerly dual-booted with Windows 11). My main partition is LUKS encrypted, but that shouldn’t affect boot or efi, right?

I’ve tried the official way, and I have tried your suggestions, so they may influence the result. I deleted OsIndications, but it appears to have regenerated.
It’s worth noting I got the usb-PD updates by running Startup.nsh after I typed FS1:, but the firmware wouldn’t install because Framework_Tool was not found (presumable because it is on FS0, the USB drive). When I ran FS0: and then CapsuleApp.efi winux.bin firmwarehdr.cap -OD FS1, I got some messages indicating that the UpdateCapsule contents were transferred to /boot/efi, and in fact there is a new /boot/efi/EFI/UpdateCapsule folder (yes, EFI is repeated, first lowercase, then capital), and it contains firewarehdr.cap and winux.bin, but after it transferred them, without any visible error, it would just boot my computer into grub. I don’t know how to finish the firmware install.

Anways, answers to your questions:

  1. efivars (I don’t know what piping to xxd. file is)
/sys/firmware/efi/efivars:
AcpiGlobalVariable-c020489e-6db2-4ef2-9aa5-ca06fc11d36a
ArbSvnInfo-643d5856-c4f9-4abe-9c27-331ae36639aa
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Boot0001-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
Boot0002-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
Boot2001-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
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BootCurrent-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
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KEK-8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
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  1. Contents of ESP partition:
/boot/efi/EFI/:
Boot  fedora  UpdateCapsule

/boot/efi/EFI/Boot:
BOOTIA32.EFI  bootx64.efi  fbia32.efi  fbx64.efi

/boot/efi/EFI/fedora:
BOOTIA32.CSV  gcdx64.efi       grubia32.efi  mmx64.efi     shimx64.efi
BOOTX64.CSV   grub.cfg         grubx64.efi   shim.efi
gcdia32.efi   grubenv.rpmsave  mmia32.efi    shimia32.efi

/boot/efi/EFI/UpdateCapsule:
firmwarehdr.cap  winux.bin
  1. There is NOT a folder on the usb drive /EFI/CapsuleUpdate/

Something strange happened here. These files should not be coped with these names to this folder.

The CapsuleApp will copy these, and name them to UpdateCapsule000x, so was this a manual attempt? Can you try to remove these two files and try again?

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I deleted them (along with the OsIndications efivar) and tried again. Same as before. When the computer rebooted, I was still on 3.04, and the firmwarehdr.cap and winux.bin files were recreated. Linking a video to show what happened. Like before, there were no error messages. Just a near-instantaneous reboot.

Could the issue be some sort of interruption? Is it possible they have been copied over, but not yet renamed when it reboots? For your information, I pressed no other buttons. I would think if it had to stop because of an error or lack of space, it would show a panic message before the reboot, but while it goes by quickly, I don’t think I see an error message.

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Please keep this thread on topic. The aim of this thread is for people to report successes/issues with updating to this BIOS release through the various updating methods. This will allow the team to make improvements if necessary and allow others to receive support.

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I’m using GDP G1 and it was working fine with 3.06. It doesn’t work with 3.08. There were many NixOS updates before I got to this eGPU after 3.08 update, so I’m not absolutery sure that the BIOS update is the reason.


Updated with 3.08d through UEFI + updated retimers. eGPU still doesn’t work.

framework tools
framework_tool --versions
UEFI BIOS
  Version:        03.08
  Release Date:   12/25/2023
EC Firmware
  Build version:  "hx30_v0.0.1-4ea1c89 2023-12-11 14:15:35 runner@fv-az1124-221"
  RO Version:     "hx30_v0.0.1-4ea1c89"
  RW Version:     "hx30_v0.0.1-4ea1c89"
  Current image:  RO
PD Controllers
  Right (01)
    Main   App:     0.1.44 (Notebook)
    Backup App:     0.1.44 (Notebook)
  Left  (23)
    Main   App:     0.1.44 (Notebook)
    Backup App:     0.1.44 (Notebook)
Retimers
  Left:           0x136 (310)
  Right:          0x136 (310)
CSME
  Enabled:        true
  Version:        0:16.1.30.2269
  Recovery Ver:   0:16.1.30.2269
  Original Ver:   0:16.0.15.1810
dmesg

[ 5.010315] pcieport 0000:00:07.3: pciehp: Slot(6): Link Down
[ 5.010324] pcieport 0000:00:07.3: pciehp: Slot(6): Card not present
[ 5.010335] pcieport 0000:7e:04.0: Unable to change power state from D3hot to D0, device inaccessible
[ 5.010959] pcieport 0000:7e:04.0: Runtime PM usage count underflow!
[ 5.010987] xhci_hcd 0000:82:00.0: remove, state 1
[ 5.010996] usb usb6: USB disconnect, device number 1
[ 5.011000] usb 6-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
[ 5.011654] xhci_hcd 0000:82:00.0: USB bus 6 deregistered
[ 5.011663] xhci_hcd 0000:82:00.0: xHCI host controller not responding, assume dead
[ 5.011730] xhci_hcd 0000:82:00.0: remove, state 1
[ 5.011735] usb usb5: USB disconnect, device number 1
[ 5.011737] usb 5-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
[ 5.012150] xhci_hcd 0000:82:00.0: Host halt failed, -19
[ 5.012153] xhci_hcd 0000:82:00.0: Host not accessible, reset failed.
[ 5.012547] xhci_hcd 0000:82:00.0: USB bus 5 deregistered

. . . Disconnecting device

[ 459.567079] thunderbolt 1-0:3.1: retimer disconnected
[ 459.568183] thunderbolt 1-3: device disconnected

. . . Plugging it back in

[ 576.786862] thunderbolt 1-0:3.1: new retimer found, vendor=0x8087 device=0x15ee
[ 577.428496] thunderbolt 1-3: new device found, vendor=0x8086 device=0x11
[ 577.428504] thunderbolt 1-3: Intel Tapex Creek
[ 583.949613] usb usb2-port4: attempt power cycle
[ 592.405478] usb usb2-port4: unable to enumerate USB device

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I tried to execute the command manually but no success. The laptop restarts and boot directly into Ubuntu

I send you my efivars via pm

/boot/efi/EFI/:
BOOT
ubuntu
UpdateCapsule

/boot/efi/EFI/BOOT:
BOOTX64.EFI
fbx64.efi
mmx64.efi

/boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu:
BOOTX64.CSV
grub.cfg
grubx64.efi
mmx64.efi
shimx64.efi

/boot/efi/EFI/UpdateCapsule:
firmwarehdr.cap
retimer01.cap
retimer23.cap
winux.bin

no CapsuleUpdate folder:

/media/xxx/Transcend/:
CapsuleApp.efi
CyPDADlt1.efi
efi
firmware.cap
firmwarehdr.cap
Framework_Laptop_12th_Gen_Intel_Core_Retimer_port01_310.cap
Framework_Laptop_12th_Gen_Intel_Core_Retimer_port23_310.cap
Framework_Laptop_13_12th_Gen_Intel_Core_3.08d_EFI.zip
framework_tool.efi
FWupdate.bin
FWupdate.txt
FWUpdLcl.efi
h2offt.efi
pd01.rom
pd23.rom
updateretimers.nsh
winux.bin

/media/xxx/Transcend/efi:
boot

/media/xxx/Transcend/efi/boot:
Bootx64.efi
Startup.nsh

I try 1 and 2 but no but no success. The laptop always restarts and boots directly into Ubuntu

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Could you try going to the F2 bios setup menu, and go to save and exit, apply optimal defaults, and then try again? This should reset all BIOS settings to default. There may be some strange state held that this could reset and allow your update to work correctly.

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I did this before I recorded the video and reported my results.

Is secure boot enabled???

Did the update including retimers. I’m not sure how to check retimer version, but bios version did update correctly. When updating the bios, I originally had my laptop unplugged but at 100% battery. It updated the firmware fine, but then when it went to update BIOS, it would give me the Framework bootup splash screen with a message akin to “Applying system upgrades” (I don’t remember the exact words) and immediately turn off.

I had to make sure the laptop was plugged in for the bios updates to work. It sure got REALLY HOT when updating the bios I gotta say, and it took a long time, but eventually it did finish.

Updating the retimers was considerably less dramatic :slight_smile:

Thanks guys!

Now that FW has officially released the Windows driver for the Fingerprint Sensor in the FW13 AMD driver package (dated 2024-04-02 ), can we get that as well for 11-13th gen boards?

As per Framework it fixes security issues and the fingerprint sensor to our knowledge is exactly the same across all FW13 variants and as a USB device is independent of which CPU/mainboard you have in the system.
image

13th gen driver package has remained on .180
12th gen driver package has remained on .170
11th gen driver package has remained on .140

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Hello, can somebody help me with updating the bios?
I run a single boot Arch linux. I’ve formatted an usb drive to fat32 on another Windows laptop and extracted the zip contents. Both Windows on the other laptop and Arch recognized the drive. The drive is also recognized in the bios of the Framework laptop. However, when booting the system and pressing F12, the usb with the update files doesn’t show up! Whatever I do, it’s not there. What can I do?

If the drive is just FAT32, then there probably isn’t any EFI partition or system files to boot from on that partition. Creating an EFI partition and placing files for EFI booting on that partition would be the first step in allowing it to become bootable, I believe. Others would have to chime in with further details, since I’ve not updated a Framework’s BIOS through Linux.

There does not need to be an EFI System partition. Not on external USB drives.

If it’s not recognized as bootable the BIOS does not like sth. about it. Maybe the folder structure, maybe the way it is partitioned, maybe the stick itself.