DIY: Disabling Intel ME 'Backdoor' on your Computer

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Shared February 19, 2018

A complete guide to disabling Intel's 'computer within a computer', the Intel Management Engine. Easier than most people think, all you need is a Raspberry Pi and a breadboard. If you are using a motherboard with a non-removable BIOS, pick up an adapter:

Search "soic clip" on alibaba, and grab an 8 pin variety (or whatever your bios chip is).

Link to github repository for me_cleaner :

https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner


If your computer doesn't start, restore the original firmware by running:

./flashrom -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev0.0,spispeed=10000 -c CHIP MODEL -w original_dump.bin