How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (2024)

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  1. Using the DellConnect feature to update your BIOS outside of the operating system
  2. Does Your Product Support this feature?
  3. Instructions on updating the BIOS using DellConnect

Using the DellConnect feature to update your BIOS outside of the operating system

The Dell BIOS can be updated outside the operating system of the computer. This article describes how to update the BIOS using the DELLConnect feature of your computer. This feature was first made available on Dell computers in 2020.

Does Your Product Support this feature?

Alienware

Table.1: Alienware Support for BIOSConnect
Model Support for BIOSConnect
Alienware M15 R7 Embedded
Alienware M16 R1 Embedded
Alienware M18 R1 Embedded
Alienware x14 Embedded
Alienware m16 R1 AMD Embedded
Alienware x15 R1 Hybrid
Alienware x15 R2 Embedded
Alienware x16 R1 Embedded
Alienware x17 R1 Hybrid
Alienware x17 R2 Embedded
Alienware Aurora R13 Embedded

Inspiron

Table.2: Inspiron Support for BIOSConnect
Model Support for BIOSConnect
Inspiron 3020 Embedded
Inspiron 3020S Embedded
Inspiron 3030 Embedded
Inspiron 3030S Embedded
Inspiron 3490 Hybrid
Inspiron 3493 Hybrid
Inspiron 3500 Hybrid
Inspiron 3503 Attached
Inspiron 3511 Hybrid
Inspiron 3520 Embedded
Inspiron 3530 Embedded
Inspiron 3535 Hybrid
Inspiron 3590 Hybrid
Inspiron 3593 Hybrid
Inspiron 3790 Hybrid
Inspiron 3793 Hybrid
Inspiron 3880 Hybrid
Inspiron 3881 Hybrid
Inspiron 3910 Embedded
Inspiron 5300 Hybrid
Inspiron 5301 Hybrid
Inspiron 5310 Hybrid
Inspiron 5320 Embedded
Inspiron 5330 Embedded
Inspiron 5390 Hybrid
Inspiron 5391 Hybrid
Inspiron 5400 Hybrid
Inspiron 5401 Hybrid
Inspiron 5406 Hybrid
Inspiron 5408 Hybrid
Inspiron 5410 Hybrid
Inspiron 24 5410 Embedded
Inspiron 5418 Hybrid
Inspiron 5420 Embedded
Inspiron 24 5420 Embedded
Inspiron 24 5421 Embedded
Inspiron 5430 Embedded
Inspiron 5490 Hybrid
Inspiron 5493 Hybrid
Inspiron 5494 Hybrid
Inspiron 5498 Hybrid
Inspiron 5500 Hybrid
Inspiron 5501 Hybrid
Inspiron 5502 Hybrid
Inspiron 5508 Hybrid
Inspiron 5509 Hybrid
Inspiron 5510 Hybrid
Inspiron 5518 Hybrid
Inspiron 5583 Hybrid
Inspiron 5584 Hybrid
Inspiron 5590 Hybrid
Inspiron 5591 Hybrid
Inspiron 5593 Hybrid
Inspiron 5594 Hybrid
Inspiron 5598 Hybrid
Inspiron 5620 Embedded
Inspiron 5630 Embedded
Inspiron 7300 Hybrid
Inspiron 7306 Hybrid
Inspiron 7390 Hybrid
Inspiron 7391 Hybrid
Inspiron 7400 Hybrid
Inspiron 7420 Embedded
Inspiron 7420 Plus Embedded
Inspiron 7430 2-in-1 Embedded
Inspiron 7430 Embedded
Inspiron 7430 Plus Embedded
Inspiron 7490 Hybrid
Inspiron 7500 Hybrid
Inspiron 7501 Hybrid
Inspiron 7506 Hybrid
Inspiron 7510 Hybrid
Inspiron 7590 Hybrid
Inspiron 7591 Hybrid
Inspiron 7610 Hybrid
Inspiron 7620 2-in-1 Embedded
Inspiron 7620 Plus Embedded
Inspiron 7630 Embedded
Inspiron 7630 Embedded
Inspiron 7630 Plus Embedded
Inspiron 7700 Hybrid
Inspiron 7706 Hybrid
Inspiron 27 7710 Embedded
Inspiron 27 7720 Embedded
Inspiron 7791 Hybrid
Inspiron N5300 Hybrid
Inspiron N5390 Hybrid

G-Series

Table.3: G-Series Support for BIOSConnect
Model Support for BIOSConnect
Dell G15 5511 Hybrid
Dell G15 5520 Embedded
Dell G15 5530 Embedded
Dell G16 7630 Embedded

Latitude

Table.4: Latitude Support for BIOSConnect
Model Support for BIOSConnect
Latitude 3120 Hybrid
Latitude 3120 2-in-1 Hybrid
Latitude 3301 Hybrid
Latitude 3310 Hybrid
Latitude 3310 2-in-1 Hybrid
Latitude 3310 EDU Hybrid
Latitude 3311 Hybrid
Latitude 3320 Hybrid
Latitude 3330 Embedded
Latitude 3340 2-in-1 Embedded
Latitude 3400 Hybrid
Latitude 3410 Hybrid
Latitude 3420 Hybrid
Latitude 3440 Embedded
Latitude 3500 Hybrid
Latitude 3510 Hybrid
Latitude 3520 Hybrid
Latitude 3540 Embedded
Latitude 5300 Hybrid
Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Hybrid
Latitude 5310 Hybrid
Latitude 5310 2-in-1 Hybrid
Latitude 5320 Hybrid
Latitude 5330 Embedded
Latitude 5340 Embedded
Latitude 5400 Hybrid
Latitude 5401 Hybrid
Latitude 5410 Hybrid
Latitude 5411 Hybrid
Latitude 5420 Embedded
Latitude 5421 Hybrid
Latitude 5430 Embedded
Latitude 5430 Rugged Hybrid
Latitude 5431 Embedded
Latitude 5440 Embedded
Latitude 5500 Hybrid
Latitude 5501 Hybrid
Latitude 5510 Hybrid
Latitude 5511 Hybrid
Latitude 5520 Embedded
Latitude 5521 Hybrid
Latitude 5530 Embedded
Latitude 5531 Embedded
Latitude 5540 Embedded
Latitude 7030 Rugged Extreme Embedded
Latitude 7200 2-in-1 Hybrid
Latitude 7210 2-in-1 Hybrid
Latitude 7220 Hybrid
Latitude 7220 EX Hybrid
Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Hybrid
Latitude 7280 Attached
Latitude 7300 Hybrid
Latitude 7310 Hybrid
Latitude 7320 Hybrid
Latitude 7320 2-in-1 Hybrid
Latitude 7320 Detachable Hybrid
Latitude 7330 Embedded
Latitude 7330 Embedded
Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme Hybrid
Latitude 7340 Embedded
Latitude 7380 Attached
Latitude 7400 Hybrid
Latitude 7400 2-in-1 Hybrid
Latitude 7410 Hybrid
Latitude 7410 2-in-1 Hybrid
Latitude 7420 Hybrid
Latitude 7420 2-in-1 Hybrid
Latitude 7430 Embedded
Latitude 7440 Embedded
Latitude 7450 Embedded
Latitude 7520 Hybrid
Latitude 7530 Embedded
Latitude 7640 Embedded
Latitude 9330 Embedded
Latitude 9410 Hybrid
Latitude 9420 Hybrid
Latitude 9430 Embedded
Latitude 9440 Embedded
Latitude 9510 Hybrid
Latitude 9520 Hybrid
Latitude 9520 2-in-1 Hybrid

OptiPlex

Table.5: OptiPlex Support for BIOSConnect
Model Support for BIOSConnect
OptiPlex 3000 Embedded
OptiPlex 3070 Hybrid
OptiPlex 3080 Hybrid
OptiPlex 3090 Hybrid
OptiPlex 3090 Ultra Hybrid
OptiPlex 3280 Hybrid
OptiPlex 5000 Embedded
OptiPlex 5070 Hybrid
OptiPlex 5080 Hybrid
OptiPlex 5090 Embedded
OptiPlex 5270 Hybrid
OptiPlex 5400 Embedded
OptiPlex 5480 Hybrid
OptiPlex 5490 Embedded
OptiPlex 7000 Embedded
OptiPlex 7010 Embedded
OptiPlex 7010 Plus Embedded
OptiPlex 7010 SFF Embedded
OptiPlex 7010 SFF Plus Embedded
OptiPlex 7010 MFF Embedded
OptiPlex 7010 MFF Plus Embedded
OptiPlex 7020 Embedded
OptiPlex 7020 MFF Embedded
OptiPlex 7020 MFF Plus Embedded
OptiPlex 7020 SFF Embedded
OptiPlex 7020 SFF Plus Embedded
OptiPlex 7020 Embedded
OptiPlex 7020 Plus Embedded
OptiPlex 7070 Hybrid
OptiPlex 7070 UFF Hybrid
OptiPlex 7071 Hybrid
OptiPlex 7080 Hybrid
OptiPlex 7080 XE Hybrid
OptiPlex 7090 Embedded
OptiPlex 7090 Ultra Hybrid
OptiPlex 7400 Embedded
OptiPlex 7410 Embedded
OptiPlex 7410 Plus Embedded
OptiPlex 7420 Embedded
OptiPlex 7420 Plus Embedded
OptiPlex 7470 Hybrid
OptiPlex 7480 Hybrid
OptiPlex 7490 Embedded
OptiPlex 7770 Hybrid
OptiPlex 7780 Hybrid
OptiPlex XE MFF Embedded
OptiPlex XE4 Embedded

Precision

Table.6: Precision Support for BIOSConnect
Model Support for BIOSConnect
Precision 3260 Embedded
Precision 3260 XE Embedded
Precision 3280 CFF Embedded
Precision 3450 Embedded
Precision 3450 XE Embedded
Precision 3460 Embedded
Precision 3460 XE Embedded
Precision 3470 Embedded
Precision 3480 Embedded
Precision 3490 Embedded
Precision 3540 Hybrid
Precision 3541 Hybrid
Precision 3551 Hybrid
Precision 3560 Hybrid
Precision 3561 Hybrid
Precision 3570 Embedded
Precision 3571 Embedded
Precision 3580 Embedded
Precision 3581 Embedded
Precision 3590 Embedded
Precision 3591 Embedded
Precision 3640 Hybrid
Precision 3650 Embedded
Precision 3650 XE Embedded
Precision 3660 Embedded
Precision 3660 XE Embedded
Precision 5470 Embedded
Precision 5480 Embedded
Precision 5490 Embedded
Precision 5530 Hybrid
Precision 5530 Hybrid
Precision 5540 Hybrid
Precision 5550 Hybrid
Precision 5560 Hybrid
Precision 5570 Embedded
Precision 5680 Embedded
Precision 5690 Embedded
Precision 5750 Hybrid
Precision 5760 Hybrid
Precision 5770 Embedded
Precision 5860 Hybrid
Precision 5860 XL Hybrid
Precision 7530 Hybrid
Precision 7540 Hybrid
Precision 7550 Hybrid
Precision 7560 Hybrid
Precision 7670 Embedded
Precision 7680 Embedded
Precision 7730 Hybrid
Precision 7740 Hybrid
Precision 7750 Hybrid
Precision 7760 Hybrid
Precision 7770 Embedded
Precision 7780 Embedded
Precision 7865 Embedded
Precision 7875 Hybrid
Precision 7875 XL Hybrid
Precision 7950 XL Hybrid
Precision 7960 Hybrid

Vostro

Table.7: Vostro Support for BIOSConnect
Model Support for BIOSConnect
Vostro 3020 SFF Embedded
Vostro 3020 Embedded
Vostro 3030 Embedded
Vostro 3030 SFF Embedded
Vostro 3400 Hybrid
Vostro 3420 Embedded
Vostro 3430 Embedded
Vostro 3470 Hybrid
Vostro 3480 Hybrid
Vostro 3490 Hybrid
Vostro 3491 Hybrid
Vostro 3500 Hybrid
Vostro 3510 Hybrid
Vostro 3520 Embedded
Vostro 3530 Embedded
Vostro 3590 Hybrid
Vostro 3591 Hybrid
Vostro 3681 Hybrid
Vostro 3690 Embedded
Vostro 3710 Embedded
Vostro 3881 Hybrid
Vostro 3888 Hybrid
Vostro 3890 Embedded
Vostro 3910 Embedded
Vostro 3990 Hybrid
Vostro 5090 Hybrid
Vostro 5300 Hybrid
Vostro 5301 Hybrid
Vostro 5310 Hybrid
Vostro 5310 Hybrid
Vostro 5320 Embedded
Vostro 5390 Hybrid
Vostro 5391 Hybrid
Vostro 5401 Hybrid
Vostro 5402 Hybrid
Vostro 5410 Hybrid
Vostro 5481 Attached
Vostro 5490 Hybrid
Vostro 5501 Hybrid
Vostro 5502 Hybrid
Vostro 5510 Hybrid
Vostro 5581 Attached
Vostro 5590 Hybrid
Vostro 5620 Embedded
Vostro 5630 Embedded
Vostro 5880 Hybrid
Vostro 5890 Embedded
Vostro 7500 Hybrid
Vostro 7510 Hybrid
Vostro 7620 Embedded

XPS

Table.8: XPS Support for BIOSConnect
Model Support for BIOSConnect
XPS 7390 Hybrid
XPS 7590 Hybrid
XPS 9305 Hybrid
XPS 9310 Hybrid
XPS 9310 Hybrid
XPS 9315 Embedded
XPS 9315 Embedded
XPS 9320 Embedded
XPS 9720 Embedded
XPS 9380 Hybrid
XPS 9500 Hybrid
XPS 9520 Embedded
XPS 9530 Embedded
XPS 9700 Hybrid
XPS 9710 Hybrid
XPS 9730 Embedded
  • Attached BIOSConnect: Where most of the BIOSConnect software components reside on the service partition of the hard drive. Formatting the hard drive results in the loss of BIOSConnect capabilities.
  • Hybrid BIOSConnect: Where most of the BIOSConnect software components, except the wireless driver stack, reside on the firmware. Formatting the hard drive affects the BIOSConnect capabilities. BIOSConnect can start SupportAssist OS Recovery only if your computer is connected to the Internet through a wired Internet connection.
  • Embedded BIOSConnect: Where all BIOSConnect software components, including supported wireless driver stack, reside on the firmware. Loss or damage of a hard drive partition does not impact BIOSConnect wireless capabilities.

Note: If your computer is not listed or does not display this option, you can switch to the following Dell article: How to flash the BIOS or UEFI on a Dell desktop or laptop with a USB flash drive or thumb drive.

Instructions on updating the BIOS using DellConnect

How to perform Firmware Update Over The Air using Dell BIOSConnect

Duration: 00:02:02 (hh:mm:ss)
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Note: The ADMIN password is required to use the DELLConnect process, if the computer has an ADMIN password enabled in the BIOS.

Starting with your computer turned off, but connected to a working external power source, use the following steps:

  1. Turn the computer on and press the F12 key at the Dell Splash screen to enter the One-Time Boot Menu.

    How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (1)

  2. Select the BIOS Flash update - Remote option.

    How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (2)

  3. Does BIOSConnect detect a wired Ethernet connection?

    How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (3)

    • Yes, a wired connection is detected. BIOSConnect downloads the latest BIOS update available on the Dell Support Site. (Go to Step 6.)

    • No, it does not detect a wired connection. BIOSConnect displays a list of the wireless networks that are detected.

  4. Select your network from the list, enter your network password, and press the connect button.

    How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (4)

  5. Now you have a network connection, click the Update BIOS button.

    How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (5)

  6. The most recent version of the BIOS update downloads to your computer.

    How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (6)

  7. BIOSConnect displays the current BIOS version and the update BIOS version. Click Yes to update to that BIOS. (Where the BIOS versions are the same, it gives you an option to Exit.)

    How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (7)

  8. Once the progress bar completes, the BIOS update finishesinstallation.

    How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (8)

  9. The computer restarts and boots to the operating system.

    How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (9)

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How to Flash the BIOS on a Dell Computer using BIOSConnect (2024)

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