[coreboot] Removing Intel ME from the X230 coreboot

Federico Amedeo Izzo federico.izzo42 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 16:34:59 CET 2016

On 11/06/2016 10:11 AM, Charlotte Plusplus wrote:
> Hello
> Did you release any of your work to remove the ME for a X230?
> I am interested in attempting that on a W520. On
> https://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2016-September/082049.html
> you mention you left ROMP, BUP, KERNEL, POLICY and FTCS. Any update on
> that? Is it the minimal set??
> I assume you made a script that takes a ME firmware, reads it
> partition, then dd some parts of it to 0xFF. Can I please get a copy??
> Thanks!

Lately I worked with Nicola Corna on disabling the intel ME, following
the results of Trammell Hudson.

We also made a python script that removes all the partitions but FTPR
and the corresponding entry in the FPT table, the results boots fine on
a Sandy Bridge X220 & X220t but leads to a brick on Nehalem X201.

You can find more details here along with the script


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