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README specifies subset of SPI chips seen in the wild #716

tlaurion opened this issue May 4, 2020 · 3 comments

README specifies subset of SPI chips seen in the wild #716

tlaurion opened this issue May 4, 2020 · 3 comments


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tlaurion commented May 4, 2020

Just a trace.

Here are the SPI chips observed in the wild to address/verify coherent WP guarantees/statements in README and move doc in heads-wiki altogether hereafter, not having duplicate to maintain and be clear on instructions to build, access CIs and documentation access altogether.

Bottom SPI chips (3):
"EN25QH64" "N25Q064..3E" "MX25L6436E/MX25L6445E/MX25L6465E/MX25L6473E"

Top SPI chips (2):
"MX25L3273E" "N25Q032..3E"
@tlaurion tlaurion changed the title README specifies that flash chip is README specifies subset of SPI chips seen in the wild May 8, 2020
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Thrilleratplay commented Sep 7, 2020

I think I found where there is a list of comparable chips in the Lenovo BIOS upgrade. For the x230, these are the steps I took:

innoextract g2uj33us.exe 

cd app/G2ETB7WW/
binwalk -reM '$01D3000.FL1'
cd _\$01D3000.FL1.extracted 
uefitool 239

Search for text: "flashpartsmm"


These names correspond to the following devices on the flashrom supported hardware page

EFI name Vendor Device size in bytes
EN25QH128 Eon EN25QH128 16384
EN25QH32 Eon EN25QH32 4096
EN25QH64 Eon EN25QH64 8192
MX25L3206E Macronix MX25L3206E - MX25L3206E/MX25L3208E 4096
MX25L64X Macronix MX25L6405,MX25L6405D, MX25L6406E/MX25L6408E, MX25L6436E/MX25L6445E/MX25L6465E/MX25L6473E/MX25L6473F, MX25L6495F 8192
N25Q032 Micron/Numonyx/ST N25Q032..1E, N25Q032..3E 4096
N25Q064 Micron/Numonyx/ST N25Q064..1E, N25Q064..3E 8192
W25Q32 Winbond W25Q32.V, W25Q32.W 4096
W25Q64 Winbond W25Q64.V, W25Q32.W 8192

The 16M chip is odd, maybe they used them in later versions?

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t-anon commented Mar 4, 2022

My x230 (non-T) has a cFeon QH64-104HIP, is this the same as the Eon EN25QH64?

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@t-anon sorry for lack of update, unfortunately flashrom would tell.

It will provide a list of detected chips as per documentation. It has low impact on backup, where write function will differ.

As per doc, it is suggested to backup (-r) and verify (-v) backups prior flashing (-w)

If really doubtful, just take a couple of backups specifying different chips (-c) and compare those backups with sha256sum or whatever you feel like (*) to reduce anxiety.

And please update us!

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