Posted by GregoryRasputin, on 13/09/2012, @ 02:17pm
Im sure everyone in the Ps3 scene knows about Progskeet, it is by far the best device for downgrading your PS3 available, well good news, the guys behind the device are releasing a new version, here is a quote from the source:
PROGSKEET V1.2 is in production, release: first week of October (maybe early)
Here some infos in preview:
1- Redesign of main board now more small and stable (4 layers)
2- Slave baord with USB, LED, SWITCH (for memory banks selection)
3- FCC cable 15 pins that allow to connect externally the slave board
4- Bus SPI on FCC cable for future expansions
5- 100% support of WINSKEET
6- DLL OPEN library to allow integration in other alternative programs
7- 1 Mbit SPI FLASH memory on board
The main improve of the new PROGSKEET V1.2 solution will be the support of DUAL NOR / NAND on different consoles.
NOR and NAND CLIPS are not anymore official supported, we decide to move on QSB BOARDS, more cheaper and sure more stable then CLIPS. Soon news also about these accessories.
We all know about the conversion method CEX>DEX and the apps/tutorials/guides published on the board but searching something specific about can result in another new thread asking for something that was already posted or just difficult to find what we are searching for. So i came up with a *idea* to do some *Unique* thread in order to you get the info about the method, and all that i found published so far on HAX about the conversion.
Thanks again to the one who dedicated hours, even days doing guides and tutorials about this. Keep in mind that neither I, or PS3HAX or even the members who made all of this to share with you are held responsable if anything happens to your PS3 system.
P.s: I will keep updating the thread and mirroring some files in order to get all about the conversion in ONE place. Organized and Clean feel free to add any other guide/tool/app.
UPDATE: just tested REBUG coldboot installer, and it works flawless. enjoy your coldboots. UPDATE 2:REBUG pkg installer working also! UPDATE 3: here is another link to the pup since people were having trouble with the first one.
remember to rename it to “PS3UPDAT.PUP”
UPDATE 4: installed showtime 3.61 and it ran fine.
Posted by PS3Hax Member News, on 22/07/2012, @ 06:48pm
Now you can dump rootkey without Linux, @willemse21 brought this news to the board. Nice to see more progress being made on this topic. Needless to say use it at your own RISK. Don’t ask about a n00b tutorial, as far as i know nobody is doing it, hence we are in *testing* stances. When something *foolproof* and noob friendly arises you will see it posted.
dump_rootkey – 2012 by naehrwert
=== How-to ===
 Install asbestos_ldr.g.pkg on your PS3 (a firmware with lv2 peek/poke is
required to run it).
 Compile the client (make sure PS3HOST in main.cpp points to your PS3).
 Make sure you got your metldr in ‘./data’ as ‘metldr’.
 A prebuilt ‘dumper’ is included in ‘./data’ (dumper.elf and build.bat is
included too if you want to change parameters).
 Start asbestos_ldr on your PS3.
 Start the client on your PC.
=== Asbestos License ===
Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Hector Martin “marcan” SPU mailbox threshold interrupt
[INFO] Interrupt status (2, application) = 0000000000000011
[INFO] -> SPU mailbox threshold interrupt
[INFO] -> mailbox interrupt
[INFO] Mailbox value = 1
[INFO] -> Dumper loaded.
[INFO] Transferring eid_root_key to buffer…finished.
[INFO] Dumping eid_root_key…done.
[INFO] SPU status = 0×00000081
[INFO] Destructing spe…done.
[INFO] Press any key to exit…
Nope, once root key is dumped you’re good, just run flash and root key my/gunner tool (Depending on flash) and then validation will be done, just re-flash to you’re now DEX flash and it will still boot into gameOS just now update to 4.11 DEX FW or any DEX FW
Posted by GregoryRasputin, on 20/07/2012, @ 04:21pm
It may be hard to believe, but it is almost two years since PS Jailbreak was released, reversed, the PS3 free’d and then locked back up again, a lot has gone on since then, Sony scaring away “hackers” and many other events.
The PS3 should be free as the Wii and Xbox 360, but the people that are truly capable of pwning the PS3 are either too scared or just cant be bothered with the drama associated with the PS3 Scene.
It is of course 2012 and i see threads every day, asking how to jailbreak ones PS3, so i am creating this article in a hope to help those that need it, this
is my fourh F.A.Q, for those of you wishing to read my previous ones, visit here.
(Q) Why Would I Hack/Jailbreak My PS3 ? (A) Hacking your PS3, gives you so many new option’s, you will be able to use emulators, homebrew apps and game backups as well as being able to use Linux, after Sony removed the function in firmware 3.21.
(Q) Is there a firmware my PS3 should be on ? (A) It seems the preferable firmwares are 3.15(For the real OtherOS), 3.41(The original “Jailbreak” firmware) and 3.55(the first CFW PS3), 3.55 is the favourite and most used.
(Q) What Firmwares cannot be hacked yet ? (A) 3.56 to 4.21 are unhackable at the moment, perhaps it will remain that way, or perhaps we will see a break through in the future, only time will tell.
(Q) But when i bought my PS3, the firmware was above 3.55/My family member updated my console when i was out , how can i have Homebrew ? (A) All hope isn’t lost, you can downgrade your consoles firmware with hardware, here is a list:
(Q) Downgrading was a pain, i don’t want to go through that again, is there a way i can protect my PS3 from accidental upgrading ? (A) You can use Team Rebugs firmware spoofer, it spoofs the firmware, so that when someone attempts to update the PS3, via internet, the PS3 tells them they are already on the highest firmware, as an extra precaution, you should remove your consoles access to the internet, when you are not around, you can grab your spoofer, from the offical Rebug site here.
(Q) What Firmwares are available for me to install (A) There are many different versions of MFW, but the most popular are:
(Q) Ok so i have CFW installed, how do i run homebrew ? (A) You will see in the game section, you will see “Install Package Files”, you will be able to install all your homebrew and backup managers from there, just a note though, the PKG files that you are installing, need to be on the root of your FAT32 formatted thumbdrive/external HDD.
(Q) Now that i have updated to 3.55 CFW, is there a list of working homebrew app’s/games ? (A) Here are a few links:
(Q) How do i run backups ? (A) You will need a backup manager, it seems that only two are being used at the moment:
Rogero’s Rogero Manager
deank’s Cobra endorsed mmCM
(Q) I have games that require 3.56 firmware and above, how do i play them ? (A) The only easy option available is a reDRM device called True Blue(TB), you can buy the piece of shit or one of its clones, we aren’t a sell-out site like TBCrunch, so we will not link to such devices, though if you have a TB Device, there are members like Adamsville on the forum who will help you, my stance as many others on this forum is:
(Q) There surely has to be a free method for playing backups ? (A) Up until recently, the diseased reDRM device was the only way, but recently a CEX>Dex conversion was leaked and that paved the way to running backups which require a higher firmware.
(Q) How do i convert my PS3 from Cex>Dex ? (A) There are a few ways, though this is an extremely dangerous method for your PS3, if you do not know what you are doing, you will brick, check here for some help:
(Q) What are my storage options for backing up games ?
(A.1) You can backups certain games to CD/DVD/BD disc’s, read here for more information.
(A.2) You can install games on the PS3′s internal HDD or use an External USB HDD, which needs to be formatted to FAT32, you can also use a FAT32 USB Thumb Drive, note that with FAT32 you are limited to games with single files under 4GB, if you prefer all your games to be on the internal HDD, you can get up to 1TB 2.5? HDD, or you can use the Xecuter PS3 HDXT method and have your internal HDD on the outside of the machine, the benefit of this, is that you can use 3.5? Sata and IDE HDD’s as internal storage. Some more PS3 HDD Information submitted by eussNL(Thanks again) - maximum height is 9,5mm (many 2.5? drives above 640GB are too high too fit inside) – maximum PS3 filesystem is 1TB (512KB block size) – maximum FAT32 theoretical size is 8TB, practical limit on the PS3 is 2TB – 7200rpm can be used, as well as Flashdrives (although the 1/5th lower loadingtime of GTA5 can be considered too low to justify the higher pricetag of SATA Flashdrives. – SATAII-300 can be used, although it will work on SATA1-150 speed interface. – If using external 3.5? drives hooked up to the internal SATA, you’ll need an external powersupply (some drivebays include them). – If on low budget or you like DIY: use a normal extension (male to female) SATA cable (and make sure it doesn’t get loose) and recycle the case + powersupply of an external USB harddisk (without using the USB connection/conversion). – Don’t use RAID or SAN drives with (e)SATA interface, just a plain single drive with a bare SATA connector (many controllers don’t work without drivers/software). – Games can be hardcoded for BluRay speeds (9MB/s) so sticking a 85~220MB/s harddrive inside will not speedup everything/allways (but most do). – If you plan on exchanging the drive, download the full PUP of your FW you are using and put it on an USB Mass Storage Device formatted with FAT32 in PS3UPDATEPS3UPDAT.PUP and disconnect the LAN before re powering the PS3 (or you’ll bound to end up with the latest (3.55 now) unjailbreakable/undowngradable version). – Use a good fitting X screwdriver, the screws fitted to the HD<>tray are made of very soft aluminum.
Here is a tutorial, by forum member Invi, on how to an External IDE HDD Case and use it as Internal Storage:
(Q) Now that i am on 3.55, can i install Linux ? (A) Follow this thread.
(Q) Ok im fed up with using my thumb drive, is there a way to download apps directly to the PS3. (A) Yes,you will need to instal “Package Installer”, then you will be able to FTP the apps to the “packages” folder on your PS3, you can find more about that here.
(Q) Ok so i have backed up a game, i want to save that game to my computer as an extra backup, or i want to mod the game, how do i transfer it from my PS3. (A) There are two methods, FTP, there are three of those at the moment:
if you cant use FTP, or have an External HDD, Comgenies Filemanager is the best choice.
(Q) I want to be able to create my own Homebrew, is it possible.
(A.1) Yes, using the Open Source PS3 SDK, named PSL1GHT, you can create Homebrew, PSL1GHT was created by AerialX, read about it here.
(A.2) You can use the Official Sony SDK, it is reported that this is better for creating homebrew, than the open source version.
(Q) I backed up a few of my movies to .AVI and .MKV formats, but when i try and play them through Showtime, or stream them via PS3Media Server, i get a Cinavia warning, is there any way past this ? (A) You can install this app:
(Q) Can play PS2/PS1 backups on my Jailbroken PS3 ? (A.1) You can use this method, it lets you use Swap Magic to load PS2 backups on your PS3, the only consoles allowed, are those that are Backwards Compatible, this option also works on a non Jailbroken PS3, even with firmware 3.70 (A.2) You can use the Cobra USB dongle, to play PS1 or PS2 backups on your Jailbroken PS3, it is compatible with firmwares 3.41 and 3.55.
(A.3) You can use this method to play PS1 backups on firmware 3.41 and 3.55.
(Q) Can i use internet and play online with CFW/JB, what about PSN/SEN etc ? (A) Yes, browser with apps for 3.55 and lower works online except PSN/SEN, online gaming is possible only via X/BS/link/ai on PC, if game has LAN option: Playing online via XBSlink
(Q) The PS3 boot up logo annoys me, can i change it ? (A) Indeed you can, you can change both the visual and audio, these logos are called ColdBoots, you can either:
(Q) The PS3 seems to have went on an epic journey, where can i read more about it ? (A) You can check out www.ps3history.net
(Q) If i need help that is not mentioned in this F.A.Q, what should i do ? (A) You could either ask the question in this article, or ask your question in the forums help section here.
You can also check the PS3 Dev Wiki
Since this news was posted in here cause quite a disturb and crossed opinions, among other things.
So let’s clarify THIS once for all.
You can go and ask yourself why this was released, or why this was released late? when was *hidden* from the public under 4 locks.
You can ask yourself ANYTHING you want. But STOP with constant erratic arguments about this.
@Pockets69 done some Q&A for the ones who want to know: (pockets said)
One thing we have to agree, the timing for the leak is not good, not at all, this would be better suited after the E3 release, like this it gives them leverage to think, seeing their plans were potentially messed.
The truth is that this might ruin converts, and not allow to update past 4.21, but seeing that some of the people that developed this method already have an idea of what to do next, i wouldn’t worry to much, also seeing how sony is caring to patch their *things* lately i don’t see them doing anything.
Can we play homebrew with this on every firmware?: Yes as long as the hombrew is fake signed, use the tools from the SDK to do it.
Can we play game (backups) with this? Yes, you can play all 3.55 backups and prior.
Can we play 3.60+ game (backups) with this? Yes IF you are to decrypt 3.60+ selfs, so NO, only if you get your hands on the decrypted eboots (thats how tb works).
Can we play 3.60+ (originals)? YES, just update and play.
Can we get into debugger mode, and use the debug options? YES.
Can you connect to psn (or any other network prod-q etc)? NO.
Can you downgrade without a flasher? Yes to the limit of the factory firmware.
Now, again (me hellsing9) ask for the one who SEEKS knowledge go to = ps3devwiki
The ones who want quick answers have this frontpaged Q&A. And the ones who want’s to connect the POINTS (like i always do, even if fail) feel free to do it.
有志者，事竟成 Where a will, there is way
一不做二不休 You start something, you have to finish it
What this means? according to google translate:
There is nothing permanent, Where a will, there is way. Lamb or Halves. You start something, you have to finish it
Re-Read this (Just in case you missed it) and head to ps3devwiki. Yeah it’s days old..don’t get the same ol’ story started.
The NP communication passphrase and signature will be provided
within the Server Management Tools.
NP communication ID, passphrase, and signature, required for certain PSN
communication services, had been provided on the DevNet thread upon the
completion of the requested Playstation®Network service configurations.
From 2012/07/05 the NP Communication Passphrase and Signature will be provided
within the Server Management Tools.
This change affects all the communication IDs issued after 2012/07/05. It will not be possible to access the NP communication passphrase or signature in the support issued after that date.
Only those users who have initially requested the NP communication services and
was provided the files on DevNet thread will have access to the file on the
Note that the NP communication passphrase and signature are required with NP
Matching 2 and Title Small Storage.
Posted by GregoryRasputin, on 20/04/2012, @ 05:18am
For a few days, the PS3 Dev Wiki was down due to hosting problems and a lot of information seemed to be lost, but thanks to the hard work of the Wiki’s admin defyboy and a backup from a member called TMAnd, only a couple of days work was lost, you can read about it on this thread.
So thank you defyboy and TMAnd for rescuing all those precious edits
I would like to point out, that the PS3 Dev Wiki is a community effort, without the work and dedication of a lot of developers and PS3 enthusiasts, the wiki would be quite empty, so if you are doing work on the PS3, keep it documented on the Wiki
Posted by GregoryRasputin, on 25/02/2012, @ 11:21am
Most of you think of a Backup manager when the name ‘Rogero’ is mentioned, but the cool PS3 Dev also creates MFW/CFW, which is dedicated for those of you that downgrade, but can be used even if you aren’t a downgrader, here is a quote from the source:
Usage / Compatibility:
- Can be used for Downgrade directly using a hardware flasher like Progskeet / E3 Flasher / Teensy++, etc…
- Can be used for normal system update like any other CFW/MFW from XMB or from Recovery Menu.
- Built-in system version spoof to 4.11 to prevent accidental system updates (won’t allow going online in any way)
- NoBD Patch to allow installing it with the Blu-Ray drive disconnected (especially for downgrading purposes)
- Have other fixes that prevents the Black screen or Payload loading problems encountered on some PS3 systems.
- Kmeaw patched Lv2 with necessary patches to allow Peek/Poke support (same games compatibility as Kmeaw CFW)
- LV1 Checks Disabled to bypass the Syscon hashes for downgraded consoles.
- Privacy Patch applied to block communications with all Sony servers.
- Custom Boot Logo.
- built-in “Heavy Rain” dynamic theme.
This is a better optimized version of the previous MFW released, This one is a Custom firmware
built manually by patching and packing the files and the final PUP package using the well known
“failoverflow” public set of tools and having ”Kmeaw” as the base firmware unlike it’s previous
version which was a Modified firmware built using the famous MFW builder application and using
an OFW3.55 as the base firmware.
After several days and more testing of the first MFW released for downgrading from 3.70–>3.55
I had some users feedback from #progskeet-support that some PS3 machines are having either
the Registry Corrupted/Blue Screen or just a Black Screen after downgrade that required re-installing
the MFW from Recovery Menu or reflashing the NOR in some cases.
Further research about the donwgrade V2 patches and the no_check.PUP with some more testing
showed that a Kmeaw based LV2 seems to have better compatibility with the Downgrade patches
applied to the NOR image then a MFW built with a patched LV2, so I decided to build a new version
manually which is a custom firmware that combines Kmeaw LV2 patches with Dospiedras Lv1 no-check
patches and having the minimal/necessary set of patches to preserve the best overall stability.
Thanks to the all the beta testers especially Blakcat & Marlboro1
Posted by GregoryRasputin, on 05/01/2012, @ 06:22pm
The E3 Team, sent us some exciting news regarding their E3 flasher, the new version now does Dual Booting, here is a quote from the team:
2012 new year gift from E3 team.
1:Fast dual boot is now available. There are no brick risk any more! (Cause the operations are done on E3 onboard NOR instead of PS3 NOR flash)
All E3 flasher limited and E3 nor flasher can operate this way, click here to download file.
We’re now producing 1000 more pieces of E3 flasher Limited version for those interested on dual boot.
2: E3 TBJB2CFW CHECKOFF available , the E3 flasher downgraded console can also works with TBJB2, click here to download file and enjoy new game.
Please note you still need the TBJB2 device. You can install this CFW on PS3 with recovery MODE or re-downgrade PS3 with this file, instead of STEP1 PS3UPDAT.PUP file.
3: E3 MOVE SUIT , the first third-party PS3 MOVE controller suite will be released soon, it will be fully compatible with all PS3 fat and slim, there will be many available colors, more comfortable design and more economic price to bring you a better enjoyment. You have a better choice now to add to the original accessories.
The E3 MOVE SUIT include 4 parts :
E3 Navigation Controller, E3 motion controller, E3 Camera , and E3 camera stand
Posted by GregoryRasputin, on 04/12/2011, @ 08:06pm
Im sure there are those of you that updated to the new 4.0 OFW that Sony released last week, you needn’t worry as you will be able to downgrade, which has been confirmed by various people/devs including DiGiTaLAnGeL from digitalangel.it, it should be safe to say that all future firmwares will be downgrade able, but its still always better to have confirmation.
BTW, this is the device you should be buying instead of that junk True Blue, with Progskeet, you can downgrade to CFW, for backups and Homebrew, then update to play online and download PSN games, then downgrade back to CFW
Posted by PS3Hax Member News, on 19/11/2011, @ 12:06pm
Seemed our chinese E3 friends took the news of many bricks (even unrecoverable with their brickguide by soldering a Tristate to SBE wire) with E3 seriously and released a dump checker tool:
E3 Nor dump checker V1.0 released. It help you check if the backup bios is corret or wrong. We suggest user check the backup bios first before downgrade, it will lower the risk of brick !
That seemed a bit too optimistic, even when it doesn’t claim 100% validity, so I decided to test that program to a bricktest!
Inserted where several known faults in specific regions, that would be invalid for any flash (e.g. resulting in a RLOD or YLOD brick – even unrecoverable because also perconsolespecific data was overwritten!).
The results where posted on the wiki by me :
Quick bulletproof test
does not test:
bootldr (corrupted binary not detected)
metldr (corrupted binary not detected)
bootldr size (both under- and oversize not detected)
metldr size (both under- and oversize not detected)
Reports are coming in that the E3 flashers are finally shipping and a few people have started to get their hands on them. PS3Hax member stiV, just got his a few hours ago and was nice enough to post a small review and pictures of the chip. Is it worth it? Read his review to find out.
I got my E3 flasher today… After playing around a few hours I am seriously frustrated. I am a noob at PS3 hacking/flashing, but I am not a noob with computers or fuddling around with hardware. I thought I could to it if I had a decent tutorial.
I have a CECH-2004A, the mainboard layout is simply different, than the one in the tutorial. There is one place where I THINK the clip needs to go, but the chip is turned by 90 degrees (or 270, who knows), which *ucks up the whole softboard … I think I did it right (tried both possible ways), but I still can’t get it to work.
The tutorial has a very bad english (to the point where i sometimes don’t get what it ir trying to tell me), other languages (at least german) are even more *ucked up (it’s like they put the document into google translator).
The blue lights (that should give error codes), are just alternatively flashing (1347-2468-etc…)
I think I just broke my E3 Flasher…
There is another big difference. The HDD case itself is different, and also the form factor where the HDD case fits in is different. As a result, you can not get the e3 flasher softboard into the position you need it to be. It needs to go STRAIGHT to the connector pins on the e3 flasher board, which is impossible. I got it working (ehm, “connected”) two times, but I broke my e3 flasher board the third time:
The differences in the case are shown in this picture. The original has that hole, which is NEEDED, there is something standing out inside. The E3flasher case gets “bent” (seriously bent) (sorry, I am not native english) when you try to put it in, as a result, the softboard gets jammed… (which can break it too).
In short: It could work, but for the slim version I have, I definitely need a new HDD case and a new softboard thingy. And a new e3 flasher board, those connector pins look dead to me
Never be an early adopter.
Since i wanted this to be able to use the PS3 as a media center (which would be its primary use), i guess i’m gonna sell it again and stick to pc games and get a simple streaming device.
because it has a completely different layout (the CMOS battery is somewhere else eg.). The other side has no chips, transistors or anything else. It is the correct side of the board – definitely. I’m gonna make some pictures
as you can see, there are multiple differences. The tip with the “big dot” in the corner could help, if the dot would be visible in any one of the pictures in the tutorial pdf, which it isn’t
and again: I already broke my flasher board connector.
You can view his full review spread over various posts at his thread HERE.
Updates to story follow below. So more word from Team E3DIY for the anticipated E3 flasher. They have contacted PS3Hax and have confirmed that they will begin shipping units on the 13th. They also have made available the SLIM install PDF guide which you can download here. More information at their website here.
The biggest change you guys should be aware of that the versions shipping will not feature dual-booting. This is mainly due to the need of manually soldering additional wires. They told us to expect another version with the dual booting ability soon.
E3 flasher LIMITED version start to ship on 13th. We are sorry for the delay because CLIP component is very low rate .
We had to ship small quantity like 100-200pcs every day recently , we are working hard to improve those problem.
Now you can get new slim installation manual with clip from official web.
E3 flasher limited version fixed on NOR FLASH FAT console not so good, you can know some from official web ,
sure all NOR FLASH console is NO SOLDER include SLIM AND NOR FLASH FAT .
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.
We take some picture for E3 FLASHER LIMITED production, you can know production status official web .
Got this email below from Team E3DIY:
We think lots of user mis-understand us, here is some clarification.
1: E3 FLASHER LIMITED still provide 11 accessory, include esata station.
2: we design e3 flasher on solder way at first, this way can get dual boot well. But later we change hardware and software design because of adding clip. so finally it’s difficult to get dual boot function on e3 flasher clip version. 3: You still can get 3.72 and 3.55 switch with 2 HDD, it need more steps than dual boot, maybe we can call it half dual boot. This way no need any solder. We will release this half dual boot way in few days, you just upgrade e3 flasher limited and get it work. 4: We are working hard to allow e3 flasher limited vesion works really dual boot, but we can’t promise now because lots of changes.
5: We upload all neccessory software and manual, you can go here to download and enjoy one key downgrade.
6: New e3 flasher should come out in few month with more fantastic function !
Posted by PS3Hax Member News, on 23/09/2011, @ 07:09pm
We haven’t heard a lot of progskeet recently. They have just announced progskeet as solderless. On top of that, they have also announced a dual nand setup. Progskeet seems to be getting better over time.
We are happy to introduce you the SOLDERLESS KITS for our ProgSkeet device!
The main word is “BE FLEXIBLE” as ProgSkeet project will be the BEST TOOLKIT for the NAND and NOR flashing!!!
We present today the NAND TOOL KITS, in few days we will be ready also with NOR TOOL KITS!!! Stay Tuned
1 – PROGSKEET is 100% PIN to PIN compatible with the SOCKET tool sold from this site http://www.360-clip.com
Just connect the ProgSkeet 32 pin special flat cable. (please note that this version don’t support programming or reading with out the device is powered on. A new version will be released with the VCC pad to manage NANDS with a self power provided from PROGSKEET) 360-clip.com and also us we will offer this socket in a package together with the 20 cm 32 PIN flat cable.
2 – ADAPTOR PCB: This pcb is an adaptor from 50PIN ZIF PROGSKEET CONNECTOR (necessary for the coming “NOR SOCKET” solderless tools) to 2 x 32 PIN ZIF connector. With this adaptor progskeet is able to manage 2 NANDS on the DEVICE and also extra 2x SECONDARY NANDS (for dual nand feature). The kit include the 50 pin flat cable from PROGSKEET to ADAPTOR PCB.
3 – NAND PCB: This “optional” pcb has a 1Gbit NAND flash on board. Progkseet is able to use it like a backup nand or switch this nand and use it instead the NAND on the board of the device. The feature called “DUAL NAND” allow to support different NANDs ONLINE and test firmwares in a easy fast way. The software will be ready soon to support this feature, user can also attach a switch to progskeet to allow a fast selection of the NANDs without using the PC tool.
Progskeet support max 2 x NAND PCB on each ADAPTOR PCB, the kit include a 32 PIN 3CM flat cable (from NAND PCB to NAND SOCKET)
You can see a FULL PROGSKEET KIT SAMPLE where is clear how is the complete kit with 2x NANDS PCB and 2x NANDS SOCKETS (on the picture miss one socket sorry J ) but I think the concept is clear.
The big advantage of PROGSKEET is that can work on ANY CONSOLE / DEVICE, is study to be MODULAR and so is MUCH CHEAPER then any other solution that is specific addressed to a device.
The nice special FLAT CABLES are also easy to be fitted inside the device without bit problems, and also the KIT is removable in few minutes and is not PERMANENT.
We remember that PROGSKEET is an OPEN PROJECT study to be used in many kind of devices CONSOLES, SATELLITE, IPHONES, PENDRIVERS etc etc. “PROGSKEET NOTHING MORE THAN A GOOD NAND / NOR PROGRAMMER”.
We will send tomorrow more infos and pictures regarding PROGSKEET V1.1 “CRYSTAL BLUE LIMITED EDITION” in production in these days and available in the market soon!
Nice news also about the PROGSKEET software, that now support new nice features.
Posted by GregoryRasputin, on 12/09/2011, @ 09:54am
For those of you that have Progskeet, AnGeL DiGiTaLAnGeL.iT has released a patchfile.txt needed for proskeet “patcher”, here is a quote from the source:
| ProgSkeet Patcher’s PS3 NOR Downgrade v2 patchfile |
| by |
| AnGeL |
| WwW.DiGiTaLAnGeL.iT |
|============================= HOW TO USE IT ================|
|-Just extract the folder “downgrade v2 ProgSkeet” anywhere on your PC. |
|-Open WinSkeet40000/LinuxKeet/iSkeet on your computer. |
|-Create a dump of your 3.70 OFW if you haven’t already done it. |
|-Call it “OFW370.bin” -IT MUST BE A BYTESWAPPED DUMP!- |
|-Open the “Patcher” tab and select “OFW370.bin” as the input file. |
|-Select the progskeet_patch.txt as the patch file. |
|-Go for it Now you have a fully working downgrade.bin to flash ! |
|This release is based on the patchset of the downgrade v2 released by |
|dospiedra, and you should check BYTESWAP while reading NOR and when you |
|flash your downgrade.bin file back! |
|-and dospiedra for his work Kudos to him for the downgrade patches! |