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Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Adjusting BENQ Blur Reduction and DyAc (Dynamic Acceleration) including Blur Busters Strobe Utility. Supports most BenQ/Zowie Z-Series monitors (XL2411, XL2420, XL2720, XL2735, XL2540, XL2546)

Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Postby qqbr » 16 Mar 2019, 03:58

Hello everyone! I will be very grateful if anyone can make a video guide on youtube how to Firmware upgrade using Linux tool. I have XL2720Z and im stuck on v2 version! This video can make help alot of ppl, im sure :D PLEASE!PLEASE!PLEASE! Thanks :D
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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Postby qqbr » 25 Mar 2019, 09:46

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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Postby TroudhuK » 31 Mar 2019, 05:18

Cecil wrote:
davidm71 wrote:
akhyg wrote:can someone update the tutorial for linux and upload links for xl2411z ? i got v1 now


Just follow the tutorial on page 21.
download the prepatched Flashrom package that was posted on page 50:

https://www110.zippyshare.com/v/qacsLHgR/file.html

Just copy the folder to your desktop and compile it after you
make sure you 'sudo apt-get install build-essential' before you compile Flashrom
use Ubuntu 18.04 instead but instead of: "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted universe multiverse"
change trusty to bionic. Actually that line already exists but its bionic not trusty anymore. Just add universe multiverse to it.

Use nvidia graphic card. Intel IGPU failed me. Have a couple backup computers to experiment with. Bricking may happen without warning...

Good luck.


thanks alot that worked for me!

i was able to update my 2nd XL2720Z to V008 (as the other one had this by default). tho i didnt really see what the difference between V7 and V8 is...

i'll leave it here so someone might find this useful:
"BenQ_XL2720Z_FW_V008_20160815_backup.7z"
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ugWXkAf5yAzz7h3p8X2cj6wI-l7HCkJ3/view?usp=sharing

take care


Thanks for sharing, I successfully performed a V2 => V8 upgrade yesterday.
But now I have this:
Image
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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Postby davidm71 » 31 Mar 2019, 09:58

TroudhuK wrote:
Cecil wrote:
davidm71 wrote:
akhyg wrote:can someone update the tutorial for linux and upload links for xl2411z ? i got v1 now


Just follow the tutorial on page 21.
download the prepatched Flashrom package that was posted on page 50:

https://www110.zippyshare.com/v/qacsLHgR/file.html

Just copy the folder to your desktop and compile it after you
make sure you 'sudo apt-get install build-essential' before you compile Flashrom
use Ubuntu 18.04 instead but instead of: "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted universe multiverse"
change trusty to bionic. Actually that line already exists but its bionic not trusty anymore. Just add universe multiverse to it.

Use nvidia graphic card. Intel IGPU failed me. Have a couple backup computers to experiment with. Bricking may happen without warning...

Good luck.


thanks alot that worked for me!

i was able to update my 2nd XL2720Z to V008 (as the other one had this by default). tho i didnt really see what the difference between V7 and V8 is...

i'll leave it here so someone might find this useful:
"BenQ_XL2720Z_FW_V008_20160815_backup.7z"
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ugWXkAf5yAzz7h3p8X2cj6wI-l7HCkJ3/view?usp=sharing

take care


Thanks for sharing, I successfully performed a V2 => V8 upgrade yesterday.
But now I have this:
Image


Wonder does the monitor work otherwise?

Maybe something went wrong with your flash. Does the monitor register with the first part of the tutorial?

Think you have to type : sudo i2cdump -r 0-127 1 0x50 (matching it to the appropriate bus number)
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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Postby TroudhuK » 31 Mar 2019, 10:40

Yes the monitor works well, I had to adjust all the parameters again, and there were some curious behaviour with buttons lights just after the firmware update (power button red when on, and white when off...), solved after a night power off (but I didn't try to reboot computer or really switch off the electricity, or reinstall the driver, I will try later, after the next Windows Tuesday update).

EDIT : After a real power off, and a reboot, ALL is solved, my button 5 doesn't open the factory menu anymore :lol:
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