How to install a BIOS Update without a battery - important for the Framework Creators…?
If you go through the EFI method…does it still require a battery?
@Second_Coming Yes, I tired booting from a USB stick and flashing the BIOS, but it still requires the battery, as in Windows.
Oh…this really will need a Framework response then. I don’t think the community has this answer. The only other person that comes to mind is @CJ_Elevated.
Beyond that, Framework might need to produce an update capsule specifically to bypass this battery charging check.
@Second_Coming yes, or at least some command line switch to disable this. Thanks - maybe someone from Framework is reading in. Otherwise I will have to write them via mail
I also could successfully update from 3.07 to 3.10.
Maybe someone could tell me the correct cli switch to make the UEFI update possible without battery?
Did you read “BIOS Upgrade without a battery (from USB/UEFI)” from the link above?
yes. but I don’t have windows…
Afaik a trial version should suffice.
Disclaimer: Havent tried with Win11! But worth a shot.
Another solution would maybe to unzip the Firmware upgrade, modify the files, zip again and write it to an usb stick. Not sure if someone has written a howto yet.
the uEFI install requires the battery. having to install windows first is giant pain. I will see if a winpe environment, which is bootable from a thumb drive, works.
You should have read further in my posted thread - because there is a section on how to boot this from USB which does not need Windows at all
@nmaas87 that is a ton of work. installing windows is easier. and you don’t have to reboot several times.
@Andy_Clemenko I am afraid the reload will be needed at least two times also on Windows, because you need to plug the power supply to the other controller side.
Without a battery, this will sadly stay that way. So basically for the first time you need to have the power plugged into a USB C slot on the left side of the laptop, start windows, start the update. After the update, shutdown windows, plug power to the right side and start the update a second time so that it can flash the other / now inactive controller.