• PS3 Hacks , 21.08.2011

    Team E3DIY, the same guys behind the E3 card reader in the PSJailbreak days have contacted us today unveiling their new product, E3 Flasher. The E3 flasher is essentially a ProgSkeet clone, which you know is being used to downgrade PS3s from firmware 3.70.

    To quote email:

    E3 FLASHER, the world first flasher special  for PS3 , easier backup and downgrade,support dual boot,coming soon !

    E3,  created miracles on PS3 jailbreak , release free jailbreak,downgrade and goldfinger , and will now release a full new revolutionary E3 FLASHER which includes: backup, restore, upgrade, downgrade and dual boot all in one .

    Features:

    • NOR FLASH ON board
    • 1 KEY backup or restore, simple is best
    • Dual boot , choose booting from original bios or E3 bios.
    • 3 save MODE, save bios to E3 nor flash, TF card or PC .
    • NO harm for console, but can longer console life because of specially design.
    • Integrated lots of interface, perfectly extension, will have more function with future new E3 accessory.
    • Compatible all slim and fat console, include latest 3000x version.

    Don’t forget E3DIY team, which free service always :) It said they were studying BIOS, Let’s wait and see what happens.

    AND please note the new E3 domain www.e3-tech.net , more details coming soon !

    PS: E3DIY team note 3.7 downgrade, so maybe E3 flasher will downgrade automatically, no need modify on PC .

    Thanks all guy whom contribute PS3 jailbreak.

    Not a bad alternative to a ProgSkeet. Prices and availability will be announced soon.

    You can check out E3DIY new site here: www.e3-tech.net

    E3DIY

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  • 64 Comments

    1. Mistawes
      08-21-2011
      02:18 PM
      1

      I'm delighted to hear this, can't wait for more details, especially a price!

    2. denero1
      08-21-2011
      02:21 PM
      2

      doesn't get much easier then this thanks guys

    3. wizdumb
      08-21-2011
      02:29 PM
      3

      Interesting, I wonder how it will compare with the progskeet in terms of ease of use and support.

    4. Annelies
      08-21-2011
      02:29 PM
      4

      Solderless?

    5. rkdr
      08-21-2011
      02:32 PM
      5

      "NO harm for console, but can longer console life because of specially design"

      no longer I need insured because of specially design that longer my console life =D

    6. Wolfie708
      08-21-2011
      02:34 PM
      6

      Originally Posted by rkdr
      "NO harm for console, but can longer console life because of specially design"

      no longer I need insured because of specially design that longer my console life =D
      I was curious about that part as well. It reads as if no/minimal work needed for PS3 mobo

    7. alienkid
      08-21-2011
      02:35 PM
      7

      If they @ E3 pull this off, that's gonna be MAJOR!!

    8. japsander
      08-21-2011
      02:53 PM
      8

      well i cant fault their original device for jailbreaking/downgrading, especially the price and support.
      hopefully they will come through again

    9. Mack702
      08-21-2011
      03:09 PM
      9

      These guys do great work , I am looking forward to see how the pull this one off

    10. ossy
      08-21-2011
      03:10 PM
      10

      i apreciate the work but unfortunately i would buy it as i got usbbreak and psbreak dongle i would wait till its free.

    11. riplay
      08-21-2011
      03:16 PM
      11

      Wil this be a "plug and play" type of thing or will you have to open up your ps3 any info on that?

    12. mal
      08-21-2011
      03:21 PM
      12

      this is great news especially for those who are new to soldering. a nice easy way to downgrade would be nice, good times lie ahead.

    13. Mistawes
      08-21-2011
      03:23 PM
      13

      @ Riplay : You will have to open up your PS3, but that's about as dificult as it'll be since I presume this will have a clip (solderless) solution, but if it's not solderless, count yourself out.

    14. rafa11
      08-21-2011
      03:23 PM
      14

      These seem to be GREAT news!
      I'd buy it because then I'd be able to switch between OFW and CFW,
      which we already can do for those who have the soldering techniques required,
      but with this thing it would be so much easier, since there's no soldering requirements and we wouldn't be needing the new keys any more, since we could simply switch between one and another firmware (although we would lost homebrew on the OFW).

    15. japsander
      08-21-2011
      03:23 PM
      15

      Originally Posted by riplay
      Wil this be a "plug and play" type of thing or will you have to open up your ps3 any info on that?
      LOL, dont expect plug and play
      this kind of thing will require getting your hands dirty

    16. j0nnymofo
      08-21-2011
      03:39 PM
      16

      Oh happy days!! I hope this happens, my E3card reader is sittin in my press collectin dust since the days of 3.41
      Ive 4 ps3s on 3.56+ hope I an get em back to 3.55.

    17. wizdumb
      08-21-2011
      03:39 PM
      17

      Originally Posted by rafa11
      ... but with this thing it would be so much easier, since there's no soldering requirements...
      While that would be good news, it doesn't say specifically weather it is solderless or not.

    18. deadmanx03x
      08-21-2011
      03:48 PM
      18

      This is cool and good work and all but we have stuff like this already out but on the other hand if it's solder less more power to ya!!

    19. SYN1ST3R
      08-21-2011
      04:14 PM
      19

      And now the flood of proskeet clones has begun. A solderless solution seems to be the #1 feature everyone is waiting for. Also I don't understand why these Chinese companies can't get a proper Chinese to English translation, it would really be a + in terms of usability.

    20. WalangAlam
      08-21-2011
      04:17 PM
      20

      ya solderless clip please. Its cumbersome to solder 50 wires or so.

    21. CaptainCPS-X
      08-21-2011
      04:36 PM
      21

      Can't wait for more details about the product ^^, I already have their great E3 Card Reader, and when I had to use it back then it worked without problems.

      So if the price is fair I will order one as soon as it becomes available (it would be for my Slim PS3 (3.60 OFW), because my BC PS3 is running Cobra atm without issues), I bet it will be easy to install too, but let's see what happens =).

      Great news indeed.

      SeeYa!
      ^^

    22. H3avyRa1n
      08-21-2011
      04:37 PM
      22

      oh the joy!

    23. ViperMM
      08-21-2011
      05:26 PM
      23

      Great...
      No support for nand mentioned...
      I would not call that a progskeet clone or replacement...
      Unless it's a clone like in that Kevin Spacey movie "Multiplicity" where they get less intelligent as they go.
      I am sure this product will be great for those who don't have a NAND Phat.

    24. Mistawes
      08-21-2011
      05:29 PM
      24

      @ViperMM : They said on their site it's compatible with all PS3's, so I presume that includes NAND's!

      I'm buying this mainly for my JTAGing of Xbox's, so NAND is important (hence I'm pretty set on getting a Progskeet, but my budget is making me look at all options..).

    25. ViperMM
      08-21-2011
      05:32 PM
      25

      @Mistawes Correct, but they make absolutely no mention of Nand maybe some one should tell them it exists. Then they can update their site.

      Edit: I presume I will win the lottery with the numbers 1-2-3-4-5.
      And that's where presumptious nature gets us.

    26. mediaboom
      08-21-2011
      05:50 PM
      26

      oh no i leanred my lesson once with ps3key dongle then we got cfw 6 months later i will wait for the 3.60 keys or pkg exploit since im on 3.55 right now those who arent this is worth your money but trust me it all bout the money thing these days.

      some dev release software mod 6 months later for thing u spent 60 bucks on that paperweight 6 months later

    27. ViperMM
      08-21-2011
      06:02 PM
      27

      Originally Posted by mediaboom
      oh no i leanred my lesson once with ps3key dongle then we got cfw 6 months later i will wait for the 3.60 keys or pkg exploit since im on 3.55 right now those who arent this is worth your money but trust me it all bout the money thing these days.

      some dev release software mod 6 months later for thing u spent 60 bucks on that paperweight 6 months later
      I am saddened to see the scene go to such a crude and rough modification. I consider a good hack to be a quick, efficient, and reliable hack.
      These things are reliable, but not the other two. If I have the opportunity I will stay as far away from hard mods as possible. I don't mind not being able to play the newest games as long as I never have to open my console to mod it. I do enough of that in the way of repairs already. Another note I know how to solder and use a multimeter, I don't consider them to be the tool of a proper hacker, more a nerdy modder. I would like to see this system Open not changed via hardware tampering.

    28. Mistawes
      08-21-2011
      06:02 PM
      28

      Ha, see I didn't spend a penny on any dongles originally. I also build JTAGs to sell, so this would be well worth my money (even just to fix the bricks I have)!

      BTW, if you decide you're gonna wait that's cool, just don't go hassling dev's about release dates! Or at least donate first! :P

      I'd hardly call this method crued tbh, but if anybody figured out a way to enable DIAG_MODE and BACKUP_MODE, then it'd be much cleaner and simple, but that's a different story!

    29. stussy1
      08-21-2011
      06:44 PM
      29

      ah well look out new ps3 firmware 3.80 breaks operation
      i can see sony already doin back flips this is like a dream come true
      sony we have a problem

    30. ViperMM
      08-21-2011
      06:51 PM
      30

      Originally Posted by Mistawes
      I'd hardly call this method crued tbh, but if anybody figured out a way to enable DIAG_MODE and BACKUP_MODE, then it'd be much cleaner and simple, but that's a different story!
      It's hardly as elegant as a buffer overflow. It's just not a very clean hack and if you botch this you can ruin your console versus, a reinstall of firmware or even a reboot. I would rather a homebrew enabler or buffer overflow be released than me bothering solder anything to my expensive consoles. Now if this permanently GAURANTEED downgrade and PSN I would consider it but since the hardware flashers can't even do that on their Xboxes they can take their trash back there to the 360 scene where it belongs. I am not saying that this particular device is good or bad I am saying I am against this type of modification with a passion.

      EDIT:These things will always be great for recovering from bricks, but if this becomes like the xbox and gets patched... how easy will it be to recover from bricks?

    31. CaptainCPS-X
      08-21-2011
      07:07 PM
      31

      Originally Posted by mediaboom
      oh no i leanred my lesson once with ps3key dongle then we got cfw 6 months later i will wait for the 3.60 keys or pkg exploit since im on 3.55 right now those who arent this is worth your money but trust me it all bout the money thing these days.

      some dev release software mod 6 months later for thing u spent 60 bucks on that paperweight 6 months later
      There is no lesson to learn here, the only fact here is that many people want many things for free, and don't even consider donating to help developers with their constant work on new "alternatives" to do whatever we want with our consoles.

      Some tools used to investigate the PS3 hardware are not free, many things can go wrong and more testing consoles may even be needed. I'm not gonna be detailed or technical here tho, there are way many other things involved in the development aspect, doesn't matter if is Wii, XBox, PS3, PC, etc.

      The thing is that the perfect analogy for your kind of comment is the following one, in my personal perspective:

      "I will never pay for a flight ticket in my life, because I will wait until cheap flying cars are made! I'll even wait for a free flying car if possible!"

      If you don't comprehend the analogy then I'm sorry, but it's very clear.

      I will never regret the decision of buying a TI Calculator, E3 Card Reader, Cobra USB or using all the different CFW out there, I even donated to some developers out there that make stuff for free.

      I feel proud to contribute in any way I can to the developers who spend time on all these wonderful things that make our consoles even better.

      I am a developer as well (PC) and all my projects have been always free and I love open source. And so far i never needed any kind of donation to work on my projects, but believe me there are some very dedicated guys out there that sacrifice their money on equipment so they can keep researching and developing stuff that they release for "free" and even then, not everyone donate to them who really deserve it. We can't expect to see more advancements if developers doesn't get a little extra help.

      I'm sorry for all this, it is not my intention to offend anyone with my comments, but to make conscience if possible.

      SeeYa!
      ^^

    32. blackmath
      08-21-2011
      07:34 PM
      32

      September will be exciting. Saving my money for some goodies!

    33. art789
      08-21-2011
      09:12 PM
      33

      OOOOOHHHH SONYS GONNA BE MAD.... hehehehhe

    34. FortyThieves
      08-22-2011
      12:37 AM
      34

      Originally Posted by ViperMM
      It's hardly as elegant as a buffer overflow. It's just not a very clean hack and if you botch this you can ruin your console versus, a reinstall of firmware or even a reboot. I would rather a homebrew enabler or buffer overflow be released than me bothering solder anything to my expensive consoles. Now if this permanently GAURANTEED downgrade and PSN I would consider it but since the hardware flashers can't even do that on their Xboxes they can take their trash back there to the 360 scene where it belongs. I am not saying that this particular device is good or bad I am saying I am against this type of modification with a passion.

      EDIT:These things will always be great for recovering from bricks, but if this becomes like the xbox and gets patched... how easy will it be to recover from bricks?
      your on a hacking site bro,get over it

    35. seakash
      08-22-2011
      01:10 AM
      35

      Is this finally a hardware solution that cannot be blocked by $ony via updates? Seems to me it is. In a perfect world 3.55 for homebrew then flick a switch, exchange a hdd and 3.70+ OFW for new games and online playability.

    36. acerguy
      08-22-2011
      04:27 AM
      36

      for what i see there is other flaher in the market that do the same thing but on a different platform using NAND memory

      E3 :

      NOR FLASH ON board
      1 KEY backup or restore, simple is best
      Dual boot , choose booting from original bios or E3 bios.
      3 save MODE, save bios to E3 nor flash, TF card or PC .
      NO harm for console, but can longer console life because of specially design.
      Integrated lots of interface, perfectly extension, will have more function with future new E3 accessory.
      Compatible all slim and fat console, include latest 3000x version.


      P3 GO:

      Onboard SLC NANDFLASH Memory of 128MB
      P3GO supports dual payloads
      3 save Mode , can save bios to P3-GO NAND flash , microSDHC card or PC
      High speed 32 bit CPU processor clocked at 500MHz



      i know what some of you is going to say , one is NOR the other is NAND
      but the only difference is that the NOR type allows you to access data in different locations of memory quickly, without needing to be sequential,

      and the NAND memory also works in high speed but access memory cells sequentially and comes together - in blocks of cells - rather than access them individually

      in the end what i want to say is that the "system" is already in the market
      its another item to sell...

      correct me if im wrong...

    37. usab99
      08-22-2011
      07:07 AM
      37

      This is great news. So far my only two major concerns are the price and solder-less possibility. If those to check out, then I'm all in despite Progskeet (others clones) many useful features like un-brick and stuff. Its no longer about speed and has changed to making it easier for nearly everyone to use. For me, i can solder 50 wires, no problem, but if a better opportunity presents itself then I'll go for that. E3 has been around for awhile; shouldn't be a let-down when they announce.

    38. iazybandit
      08-22-2011
      09:27 AM
      38

      This was posted 4 days before it was posted on PS3Hax at http://reviews.dcemu.co.uk/content/9...ces-E3-Flasher

    39. Sidewinder_2011
      08-22-2011
      09:34 AM
      39

      Originally Posted by iazybandit
      This was posted 4 days before it was posted on PS3Hax at http://reviews.dcemu.co.uk/content/9...ces-E3-Flasher
      erm and what you point m8 ? just say basicly the same as this news

    40. GundamWfan
      08-22-2011
      09:47 AM
      40

      Gotta love engrish

    41. ViperMM
      08-22-2011
      12:58 PM
      41

      Originally Posted by FortyThieves
      your on a hacking site bro,get over it
      I don't see what there is to get over. I am suggesting people stay as far away from this as they can before it gets patched. Once this is patched don't cry about your bricks because you just wasted $500 on your b/c launch ps3 then bricked it.
      Also this is a modding site, in my oppinion anyways.

    42. logock
      08-22-2011
      01:58 PM
      42

      too bad my e3 card reader got so useless so fast...

      i hoped to get some "upgrade" to be able to downgrade from 3.70.. :/

    43. Bright Knight
      08-23-2011
      07:27 AM
      43

      hopefully this has more support than progskeet

    44. usab99
      08-23-2011
      08:14 AM
      44

      Originally Posted by Bright Knight
      hopefully this has more support than progskeet
      Bro nothing has more support than Progskeet. If you mean feature-wise then yes because its the first flasher specifically designed for PS3(Prog is universal, Teensy is console-universal)

      Does the dual boot mean switch between 3.70OFW and 3.55CFW?

    45. krafty_pk
      08-23-2011
      11:03 AM
      45

      If this is USB or at least a bit easier than progskeet i am ON this! Deus Ex is out now and its the only game i have actually been EXCITED about in years....its tempting me to the OFW side =(

    46. thatrandomguy
      08-25-2011
      02:22 PM
      46

      I Came!!! this is great news for people who arent tech savy with soldering.

    47. pampos
      08-26-2011
      06:42 AM
      47

      i hope that this chip will be llike the past E3 card reader i mean like usb and nothing to sold if its like that i m so in and i will buy it for sure i hope only to come to cyprus via ship...

    48. Prince Valiant
      08-29-2011
      11:38 AM
      48

      Assuming I'm understanding correctly, they are going to provide the USB equivalent of Progskeet :O?

    49. Mistawes
      08-29-2011
      11:43 AM
      49

      ^^ You're not understanding correctly.. It's just like the progskeet meaning you have to solder it on unless they provide an add-on to let you clip onto it (after taking apart your console), but it's likely it will only work on PS3's (we're not even sure if it's all PS3's yet).

    50. art789
      09-07-2011
      02:55 PM
      50

      E3 team said that for ps3 sliims you dont have to solder it, but only for phat ps3 you do. its like a clip or something for slims

    51. mdaher
      09-19-2011
      09:37 AM
      51

      They have just come out with a statement that says the slim will be completely solderless. all you have to so is put a clip to touch the wires.


    52. changbom
      09-21-2011
      02:36 AM
      52

      i had 1 question. So affter install and downgrade ps3. Can i take E3 out and continue downgrade with another console or 1 E3 / 1 ps3

    53. mdaher
      09-21-2011
      12:49 PM
      53

      hypothetically yes, if you do not solder it (meaning it would have to be a slim and you would need the clip to hold it in) you can use the e3 clip to downgrade one slim. then use the e3 clip to downgrade another. why are you going to start a downgrading business on craigslist. lol

    54. xodus69
      09-21-2011
      03:42 PM
      54

      Hello.
      I got Slim with Broken Nand one.
      I want to fix with re-write flash,What do you think that Can we do it?

      I'm wonder that because,E3 looks like they re-write with PS3 itself.
      There is no PC require.
      That measn,If you have PS3 witch is Doesn't boot themself,I guess it can't recover.

      wow,My English is so so BAD! I'm sorry but,hope you understand what I wanna said.

      Thank you for reply & try to hard to understand my words.

    55. Candlemass
      09-25-2011
      04:33 AM
      55

      Hello, does anyone have a clue what type of soldering will be required for fat models??
      Thanks!

    56. Jdub_Smooth
      09-30-2011
      05:41 AM
      56

      I have a completely and totally noob silly question I am guessing.

      I have been looking into the whole Custom Firmware thing for a few days..and researching it heavily.

      I am wondering if this device would allow me to go ahead an maintain my initial 3.55 Custom Firmware...WHILE giving me 3.72 PLUS future updates..PLUS ability to play on PSN?

      Or is that still a pipe dream?

    57. mdaher
      09-30-2011
      02:12 PM
      57

      Originally Posted by Jdub_Smooth
      I have a completely and totally noob silly question I am guessing.

      I have been looking into the whole Custom Firmware thing for a few days..and researching it heavily.

      I am wondering if this device would allow me to go ahead an maintain my initial 3.55 Custom Firmware...WHILE giving me 3.72 PLUS future updates..PLUS ability to play on PSN?

      Or is that still a pipe dream?
      That is correct jdub, this will connect to your nor flash aka the thinger that has your firmware on it. now since it IS another nor flash connected to your nor flash all you need is another hard drive. one that has 3.55 cfw on it and another hard drive that has 3.72 or 3.10000 whatever the newest firmware is so you can play completely legit on psn with hard copies of the game while with a switch of a button you can restart your ps3 into custom firmware 3.55 or whatever cfw is out at the time and play your backups (OF GAMES YOU ALREADY OWN ) hope that cleared some things up for you.

    58. Jdub_Smooth
      09-30-2011
      03:41 PM
      58

      Oh wow! That is EXACTLY what I want.

      Thankyou..yeah I was misunderstanding that.

      Is there any way to check if your PS3 can have this done to it?

      I own a 250g slim. But I imagine there is some way with the serial numbers etc to find out what firmware it came with originally (I bought it off Ebay) to see if this can be done to it.

    59. mdaher
      10-02-2011
      02:47 PM
      59

      Originally Posted by Jdub_Smooth
      Oh wow! That is EXACTLY what I want.

      Thankyou..yeah I was misunderstanding that.

      Is there any way to check if your PS3 can have this done to it?

      I own a 250g slim. But I imagine there is some way with the serial numbers etc to find out what firmware it came with originally (I bought it off Ebay) to see if this can be done to it.
      As of October 2, 2011 all ps3 slims that have been made are NOR memory. so your good.

    60. romgamer
      10-07-2011
      03:37 AM
      60

      actually not diclosed





      Free Online games

    61. aarisaanig
      10-07-2011
      06:51 AM
      61

      do you think think it will be fully stable on 3.55?

    62. wookieboy76
      10-07-2011
      08:39 AM
      62

      whats happening bout us nand ps3 owners, have we been forgot?
      its not fair, ive had engh off this, we always get left out,
      im goin ive had engh

    63. lucky_davis
      10-07-2011
      03:46 PM
      63

      Ok, I am new to this, had my PHAT ps3 since release date. I just got a 160 GB slim one. I want to hack the slim one with the e3 flasher. Here are my questions

      1. How do I know what version it is when it comes to nand, or others that there is?

      2. How does this downgrade work, isn't the FW imbedded in the console it self, and if that is the case, where is the OFW and CFW saved and loaded if your doing dual boot?

      3. Why isn't there any videos of them having the OFW and downgrading, so we can see what you have to do in order to downgrade grade? or how it downgrades.

      4. Is E3 flasher solder-less? this is a must for me because I will NOT put any heat to my PS3 motherboard.

      I believe that I am missing some pieces to the puzzle.

      One thing to comment on is that I have noticed there is a lot of helpful people here, some other form get rude just for asking a question. I haven't seen that here. So, thank you and keep up the good work.

    64. Candlemass
      10-13-2011
      03:59 PM
      64

      It seems to have started shipping, BUT they state that they have disabled the dual boot mode "for solderless' sake"... wtf? Just downgrade? So it is a double priced ProgSkeet clone...

      We are regret that we had to cancel some function like dual boot from E3 FLASHER LIMITED version becuase NO solder function added(CLIP). We will develop a new flasher to add those function with few wire solder.
      hxxp://www.e3-tech.net/news.html