Bios Update Acer A515-51-35X1

I am using manjaro Gnome on Acer A515-51-35X1 laptop.

I want to update laptop bios but I don't want to install Windows.
Is there any work around? Did anybody able to a sucessfull bios update from Acer laptop. Please share your experience.
Here is my system info

  Host: acer.local Kernel: 5.4.36-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 
  Desktop: Gnome 3.36.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire A515-51 v: V1.21 
  serial: <root required> 
  Mobo: KBL model: Charmander_KL v: V1.21 serial: <root required> 
  UEFI: Insyde v: 1.21 date: 08/08/2018 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 23.8 Wh condition: 38.5/48.9 Wh (79%) 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-7130U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  Speed: 1187 MHz min/max: 400/2700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1187 2: 1559 
  3: 812 4: 987 
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: i915 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.6 
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.36-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  driver: r8168 
  IF: enp1s0f1 state: down mac: 98:28:a6:03:d2:3e 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
  driver: ath10k_pci 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 70:c9:4e:53:6e:cd 
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 303.25 GiB (32.6%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100 size: 931.51 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 201.80 GiB used: 27.35 GiB (13.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
  ID-2: /home size: 244.05 GiB used: 35.00 GiB (14.3%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sda4 
  ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.58 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 245 Uptime: 36m Memory: 7.66 GiB used: 3.10 GiB (40.4%) 
  Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.37


You can use Hirens BootCD. There is a link to it in the Windows ISO guide in #technical-issues-and-assistance:tutorials section

So there is no easy way.
While doing it through Hirens BootCD if the bios got corrupt there is no way to fix it by my self and warranty also expired.

I was looking for 100% working method. No risk.

No - there never is ...

Using Hirens BootCD is the same as using Windows. It is a Windows 10 Rescue Environment - exactly the same as running Windows.

Life is never 100% - there is always risks.

If you ensure

  • The correct firmware file for your device
  • AC power connected
  • Battery charged
  • Your transfer media is OK
  • You don't interrupt the process

You can't do more and it usually don't fail - unless a lighting hits your house during an category 5 hurricane at the same time as 7.0 earthquake hits your neighborhood - but then the laptop is probably fried anyway and you will have something else to worry about. :slight_smile:


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