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Chuwi Hi13 Bios Update V1.14 & Windows 10 Image

Chuwi Hi13 Bios Update V1.14 & Windows 10 Image

I’ve just added to the Chuwi Hi13 downloads section the factory Windows 10 factory image files for restoring the tablet. Just format a 16GB or larger USB pen drive NTFS, make name it WINPE and move the fiels over to the root of the drive. Next boot your Chuwi Hi13 into the bios (Esc or DEL on boot) Then boot to the drive, the imaging service should then take over partition the drive and create the recovery partition and system C drive.

Below is the Hi13 bios version v1.14. Mine came with v1.12 from Aliexpress and v1.11 from Gearbest. So I’ll update my own unit and check as see what it changes if anything. My guess is it could be just a bugfix release.

As for the bios update, format and create a bootable fat32 pen drive (use rufus) and move all the files over. Boot this drive and wait for it to complete flashing the bios. I recommend only flashing the bios on a battery over 50% full, never do this is a flat or almost no battery life on the Hi13 or you could brick it!

CHUWI Hi13 Windows AP135 Part11.0 GiB1464
CHUWI Hi13 Windows AP135 Part21.0 GiB1008
CHUWI Hi13 Windows AP135 Part31.0 GiB959
CHUWI Hi13 Windows AP135 Part41.0 GiB940
CHUWI Hi13 Windows AP135 Part51.0 GiB927
CHUWI Hi13 Windows AP135 Part61.0 GiB931
CHUWI Hi13 Windows AP135 Part71.0 GiB909
CHUWI Hi13 Windows AP135 Part8453 MiB954
Chuwi Hi13 Bios AP1V114 X64 BIOSEC4.6 MiB2326


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  1. Hi, i flashed my hi13 using a usb stick in the type-c port. It showed all the right screens but after flashing my hi13 is bricked.
    I did not use a keyboard.
    Anyone got an idea what I might have done wrong/ what can fix this?

  2. Hi Chris, can you give a detailed instruction on how to flash usb drive in bios. I do not find any such option in bios.

    • got it. just tell me how to arrange files in usb drive. there are 12 files in the rar and I saw in another forum that I have to arrange this 12 files in 2 folders and a separate file. no information regarding which files in which folder. confused.
      another thing. you should give us a option to delete unnecessary posts or did I missed something?

  3. how can i make bootable drive using rufus for this bios? rufus need iso image file and this bios is a zip file.

  4. Hi Chris, is it necessary to update bios? any benefit?

  5. To enter bios, press F12 repeatedly while booting. it works. I got my device 2 days back. its really awesome. premium and gorgeous looking. only disappointment is sound quality.

  6. For fresh, clean installation of windows, you can make a recovery drive. you get all the drivers along with windows, takes only 4 GB space. A 8 GB pendrive is sufficient. It’s safe and very easy. No need of downloading 8 GB files.

  7. me neither, could not get to bios by pressing ESC or DEL

  8. Does this Bios version allow Linux installation?

    • Yes, I’d like to know this too.

    • No, you can run it from a USB pen, but install doesn’t work. So I recommend for now using a fast USB 3 pen and trying it if you must run it!

    • So it seems that no matter what I try I can’t get the H13 to boot into the bios. This has all been through the micro USB port. I’ve tried various buttons, keyboards, cables etc. But no luck.

      Perhaps it only works with the keyboard dock?

      I also don’t have an USB 3 adapter to try my keyboard in that port.

      any suggestions?

      • I used the keyboard dock, esc or del on boot. Just keep tapping both keys until your in the menu. Works for me this way, if not try the USB type-c port.

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