Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from the power source while updating the BIOS as this could harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you may briefly see a black screen.

Before updating, please read the installation instructions and important information noted below.

Dell Vostro 3650/ 3653/ 3250 System BIOS

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This package contains the Dell system BIOS update. BIOS is a firmware that is embedded on a small memory chip on the system board. It controls the keyboard, monitor, disk drives, and other devices. This update addresses the Intel Security Advisories INTEL-SA-00295, INTEL-SA-00320, INTEL-SA-00329, INTEL-SA-00289, INTEL-SA-00317, INTEL-SA-00219, INTEL-SA-00270, INTEL-SA-00241, INTEL-SA-00260, and INTEL-SA-00254. A security advisory is a statement when a security vulnerability impacts a product, and a remedy is available for the vulnerability.
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Inspiron_3650_3250_Vostro_3650_3653_3250_3.11.1.exe

File Format: CPG BIOS Executable for Windows/DOS
File Name: Inspiron_3650_3250_Vostro_3650_3653_3250_3.11.1.exe
File Size: 7.23 MB
Format Description
This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from any Windows or MS DOS environment.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
0cc1bcb8126274f8fdbc27b05c6281e7
SHA1:
0d9e5d93cd47f489df788346ffcbab79159d2f72
SHA-256:
5b243005404bfcb6ffc7a0ec222f5fc9508eaf59e857885c05d1123c3f3046cf

Fixes & Enhancements

- Firmware updates to address security advisory INTEL-SA-00295 (CVE-2020-0536, CVE-2020-0539, and CVE-2020-0545).
- Firmware updates to address the Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00320 (CVE-2020-0543).
- Firmware updates to address the Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00329 (CVE-2020-0548 and CVE-2020-0549).
- Firmware updates to address the Intel Security Advisories INTEL-SA-00289 (CVE-2019-11157) and INTEL-SA-00317 (CVE-2019-14607).
- Firmware updates to address security advisory INTEL-SA-00241 (CVE-2019-0169, CVE-2019-11104, CVE-2019-11090, CVE-2019-0168, CVE-2019-11087, CVE-2019-11101, CVE-2019-11106, and CVE-2019-11147)
- Firmware updates to address Intel security advisories INTEL-SA-00219 (CVE-2019-0117), INTEL-SA-00220 (CVE-2019-0123), and INTEL-SA-00270 (CVE-2019-11135).
- Firmware updates to address Intel security advisories INTEL-SA-00260 (CVE-2019-0154) and INTEL-SA-00254 (CVE-2019-0185).
- Fixed a BIOS Setup configuration issue that occurs after clearing the CMOS.
- Removed the IpSec driver and application.
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Version

3.11.1, 3.11.1

Release date

11 Jun 2020

Download Type

System BIOS

Category

BIOS

Importance

Urgent
Dell Technologies highly recommends applying this important update as soon as possible. The update contains critical bug fixes and changes to improve functionality, reliability, and stability of your Dell system. It may also include security fixes and other feature enhancements.
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File Format: BIOS Recovery Image File
File Name: BIOS_IMG.rcv
File Size: 6 MB
Format Description:
This file format consists of a BIOS Recovery image file. This file is used for the System BIOS Recovery process to recover a system from a corrupted BIOS.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
54882aef1fd577c9715501b083ac98a3
SHA1:
04d0752e6444653075193cfc9040fc69e3dc9f22
SHA-256:
9991bad7d543a7a7bed356625fe61757d7c8204f551a1a509cebf5bd5a6f4bc8

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It is recommended that you do not power off the system until the process of updating the BIOS has completed.
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3.6.015 Jun 2018
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3.2.330 May 2016
3.1.0, A0526 Feb 2016
3.0.2, A0418 Feb 2016
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2.2.7, A0319 Jan 2016
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Updating the BIOS from Windows

Note 1: Before updating the BIOS, ensure that you suspend BitLocker encryption on a BitLocker-enabled system. If it is not enabled on your system, you can ignore this step. For information about how to disable BitLocker, see How to Enable or Disable BitLocker with TPM in Windows at support.dell.com.
Note 2: Do not turn off the power or interrupt the BIOS update process during the update.

Download and Installation
1. Click Download File, to download the file.
2. Click Save to save the file to your hard drive.
3. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
The system restarts automatically and updates the BIOS at the system startup screen. After the BIOS update is complete, system restarts again.

Updating the BIOS from DOS (Non-Windows users)

Note 1: Before updating the BIOS, ensure that you suspend BitLocker encryption on a BitLocker-enabled system. If it is not enabled on your system, you can ignore this step. For information about how to disable BitLocker, see How to Enable or Disable BitLocker with TPM in Windows at support.dell.com.
Note 2: Do not turn off power or interrupt the BIOS update process during the update.

Installation
Note: You must provide a bootable USB drive. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable USB drive.
2. Power on the system and then Press the F12 key.
3. Select USB Storage Device and boot to the DOS prompt.
4. Run the file by typing following command. For example:
C:\ Vostro_3650_X.Y.Z.exe
Where C is the drive letter of the USB device where the executable file is located and Vostro_3650_X.Y.Z.exe is the name of the downloaded file.
The system restarts automatically and updates the BIOS at the system startup screen. After the BIOS update is complete, system restarts again.

Updating the BIOS from DOS with UEFI boot mode enabled (Non-Windows users, Load Legacy Option Disabled)

Note 1: Before updating the BIOS, ensure that you suspend BitLocker encryption on a BitLocker-enabled system. If it is not enabled on your system, you can ignore this step. For information about how to disable BitLocker, see How to Enable or Disable BitLocker with TPM in Windows at support.dell.com.
Note 2: Do not turn off the power or interrupt the BIOS update process during the update.

Installation
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB drive.
2. Power on the system and then go to BIOS Setup by pressing the F2 key.
3. Go to General > Boot Sequence > Boot > Boot List Option.
4. Change UEFI to Legacy of Boot List Option.
5. Go to Exit > Save Changes and reboot system.
6. Press F12 and then select USB Storage Device and boot to the DOS prompt.
7. Run the file by typing the file name.
The system restarts automatically and updates the BIOS at the system startup screen. After the BIOS update is complete, the system restarts again.
8. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing the F2 key and go to General > Boot Sequence > Boot > Boot List Option.
9. Change Legacy to UEFI Boot Option.
10. Go to Exit > Save Changes and reboot the system.

Need help with BIOS issues?

Find a solution in Dell's BIOS troubleshooting and usage guide.

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