Lenovo X201 - Update BIOS and Unlock WWAN

Created: Jan. 14, 2019, 7:27 p.m.
Update: Sept. 26, 2021, 8:46 a.m.
how to unlock and update BIOS for lenovo x201

How to Update BIOS if you don't use Windows? 

You have to create a flashdrive
BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad
X201, X201i, X201s, X201 Tablet, X201i Tablet

1) Update BIOS for 1.140-1.15
2) Hack WWAN


1) To create a Boot Flash on linux:

Update BIOS for 1.40-1.15

Download ISO


Convert ISO to IMG

$ sudo apt-get install geteltorito 
$ geteltorito -o 6quj19us.img 6quj19us.iso

To create a USB Flash Drive

*** BE CAREFULL, if  OF is a wrong PATH you will lost data!

$ sudo dd if=6quj19us.img of=/dev/sdb bs=64k

Reboot notebook and F12 to Choose a Device


2) Modified BIOS



USB FlashDrive

copy image to flashdisk






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