HP EliteBook 820 G2 support added to Libreboot!

Leah Rowe

10 January 2024

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Article published by: Leah Rowe

Date of publication: 10 January 2024

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HP EliteBook 820 G2 HP EliteBook 820 G2

This patch was uploaded last night, adding support for HP EliteBook 820 G2 to Libreboot: https://browse.libreboot.org/lbmk.git/commit/?id=401c0882aaec059eab62b5ce467d3efbc1472d1f

Full hardware specifications can be found on HP’s own website:



This is a beastly 12.5" Broadwell machine from HP, the main benefit of which is greater power efficiency (compared to Ivybridge and Haswell platforms), while offering similar CPU performance but much higher graphics performance.

Variants exist with either Intel Core i5-5200U, i5-5300U, i7-5500U or i7-5600U and it comes with a plethora of ports; 3x USB 3.0, DisplayPort (which can do 4K 60Hz), a VGA port, can be expanded to 32GB RAM, has 3 slots which can take SSDs (PCIe, M2 and regular SATA), also has a side dock connector (for a docking station). The screen is eDP type and can be upgraded to 1920x1080.

Full specifications can be found on HP’s website: https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c04543492

This is a nice portable machine, with very reasonable performance. Most people should be very satisfied with it, in daily use. It is widely available in online market places. This page will tell you how to flash it!

All variants of this mainboard will come with Intel HD 5500 graphics, which has completely free software initialisation in coreboot, provided by libgfxinit.

How to install Libreboot

Refer to the HP 820 G2 hardware/install guide for more information about how to flash this board. This machine is widely available online.

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