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  • 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.

    BYE FOR NOW

    Visit the official Website here

    [VIA PS3Crunch]


  • Posted by Pirate , on 20/09/2011 , @ 07:50am

     

    E3DIY Team has contacted PS3Hax today to let us know that their downgrader still works with 3.72 and provide video proof below:




    To quote email:

    BIG NEWS FROM E3 TEAM

    E3 FLASHER , downgrade 3.72 to 3.55 successfully ! dual boot 3.72 and 3.55 successfully !
    with E3 FLASHER, all is so easy, just switch and works !

    here is dual boot video link : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzA1ODIzNjA4.html

    And another BIG news is E3 will provide NOR FLASH CLIP free in 3K limited version !
    so all slim and parts of fat console no need solder for downgrading .

    NAND FLASH CLIP also fininshed, will be available in coming new E3 FLASHER NAND version.

    E3 flasher shipping date will little delay because of adding extra clip.
    we will inform shipping date in next few days ,sorry bring inconvenience for E3 user.

    EDIT:

    Forgot to attach images, can be seen here.

  • 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! |
    |===========================================================
    |-uf6667. |
    |-Ago. |
    |-bmx. |
    |-and dospiedra for his work :) Kudos to him for the downgrade patches! |
    |=======================================================

    Source And Download

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 10/09/2011 , @ 05:23pm

     

    Remember Rogero? The man behind Rogero Backup manager? Well he has released some information about the downgrade from 3.70 by Dospiedras and states that any MFW that does not have LV1.self file patched to Disable all checks will result in a brick.Now he has released his own MFW that fixes this trophy error.

    Last night I had the chance to try and downgrade a Slim Ps3 (JSD-001 board with Spansion NOR) version 3.70 to CFW 3.55 using Dospiedra’s downgrade v2 patches.

    I managed to get a clean dump of the NOR using my ProgSkeet (latest QT port used), created a patched Downgrade.bin image

    using the 6 patched files from Dospiedra and a hex editor, then I flashed the image to the PS3 NOR, dumped the NOR another

    time and verified that all was written fine.

    Then I continued with the normal downgrade procedure, go into service mode, update using the 3.55_no_check.PUP, then exit

    service mode and all was good, it was back into CFW 3.55.

    Here the problems started, I tried to start a game and I got the famous Trophy error, so I decided to update it to my

    personal Modified Firmware, so I started the update and after installing the firmware, the PS3 turned off by itself,

    I tried to turn it on again, It turned on for almost 2 or 3 seconds then turned off completely ( No Screen Output, No Red Led either )

    so I knew-ed at this point that the PS3 was Bricked

    N.B: this was never mentioned in any of the downgrade tutorials floating on the net, although this is a very important point

    to warn the users who are downgrading their Ps3 machines not to update using usual Modified firmwares unless the firmware

    have the LV1.self file patched to Disable all checks, anything else will result into a Bricked PS3, and this is not good at

    all especially if the Hardware flasher used to downgrade was removed from the Ps3′s NOR or Nand Flash.

    After doing some research and discussing the issue with my friend eussNL <- a wiki by himself

    I realized what happened to the Ps3, after the downgrade procedure, the machine’s syscon still had a version > 3.55

    (3.56 or higher) and this needs a Patched LV1.self (checks disabled) in the NOR for the PS3 to be able to boot fine, and when

    I updated it to my own MFW, the LV1.self file in the NOR was replaced with a non-patched version (checks enabled) and the PS3

    detected the higher syscon version (3.56+) and Bricked.

    To Fix it, I had to re-flash the NOR again with the patched Downgrade.bin image (to get rid of the patched LV1.self)

    then the Ps3 was fixed and booting fine again.

    At this point, the Ps3 was working again, but the Trophy problem was always there, so I prepared another Modified firmware with

    3.70 spoof, Privacy Patch and this time the LV1.self Checks Disabled

    (the patches were provided by eussNL too so Credits here goes to him),

    then while still having Progskeet soldered to the NOR flash, I updated the Ps3 with the new MFW, everything

    went fine, and it rebooted fine into the XMB, did some tests and the Trophy problem was gone for good and all games working fine.

    For all the users who had successfully downgraded their PS3 machines to 3.55 again, I share with you my MFW with Lv1 Checks patched to bypass the 3.56+ syscon version and prevent any brick after updating to it, and to get rid of the annoying Trophy problem encountered after the usual downgrade procedure.

    Download Rogero’s MFW - Fixes Trophy Error

    VIA

    Tortuga-Cove

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 10/09/2011 , @ 06:50am

     

    Now whilst others try and stall the scene, by leaking information and other important stuff that should be kept secret, there are decent people hard at work, trying to keep the scene alive, like the cool guys at Digital Angel, who have released this important application, which works in conjunction with Progskeet, here is a quote from the source:

    Hi Guys!
    Today i would like to introduce you the new step in the Progskeet evolution: the “QT” Flasher…

    The actual public version is a bit “buggy” and difficult to use, and it works well only on Windows XP, as Windows 7 and other OS have compatibility problems with it (some are just crappy things that you can fix with some tricks, while other makes the Flasher crash).
    During the last times, the Flasher developer which constantly works on it to improve the stability and the features, has gave a big push to the Flasher, making the choice of using a powerful and multi-platform framework such as QT!
    QT is a framework which can allow the developer to write a program and make it work the same way on the 3 main platforms : Windows,Linux and Mac OS X without worrying about write tons of lines to make it work on the currently running platform: QT will do the dirty work for you.
    Because of this, @uf6667, helped by two other good coders named Ago and bmx, started to port the original Flasher to QT… and as always we (DiGiTaLAnGeL) and some others have the privilege to beta-test this new and awesome version of the Flasher.
    Let’s start with some hightlights: at the moment, the version we have is the Windows one, which then will be called WinSkeet40000,followed by Linuxkeet (Linux) and iSkeet(MAC OS X).

    The interface is full of new things… and for now we can use these features:

    The “evil” progskeet.log is gone, and the event log is now embedded in the flasher itself, in realtime!
    You can manually read,write and now erase too.
    You can use presets and create new ones, matching your NOR/NAND flash -now there are some presets for the PS3 flashes and XBOX360 NAND-.
    You can change the write method, between buffered write (the default one) or use the “single word” or “double word” mode (you can use it when something goes wrong or your tasks fails).
    Now the flasher is splitted in tabs: “Common”,”NOR”,”NAND” and “Patcher” making it more easier and faster to use.
    The byteswap function is still here, working flawlessly on both writing and reading.
    You can use the “patcher” tab:useful to apply patch to your dump on the fly.
    There is an option to change to refresh-cycle of the flash (for slower/faster flashes).
    Progskeet Flasher is being translated! For now there are english,french and german languages :) -italian and all the others are coming-
    The “verify” task is now done at the end of the read->erase->write process.


    Source And Download

  • Posted by Pirate , on 09/09/2011 , @ 12:08pm

     

    More news for Team E3DIY, on the E3 Flasher. Today they have sent me installation videos on PS3 slim, and have clarified on the “premium” version price which was reported $88.

    To quote:

    And we also upload universal screwer picture and E3 linker in the picture.
    Please note E3 linker is only for FAT console , come with E3 FLASHER LIMITED suit.

    We noticed some player complain E3 FLASHER LIMITED SUIT price, I think people are forgetting that:

    1. E3 FLASHER LIMITED SUIT come with 8 accessory, the cost is about 6times than similar flasher.
    2. The eSata station unit cost is $34
    3. Universal screwdriver, $3 on Amazon
    4. E3 Flasher Gift Box (few dollars)
    5. Power switch, (few dollars)

    Ok, so at least you can get USD88-USD34-USD3-??= about USD50 only !
    This means you get downgrade and dual boot function with similar price as other brand flasher ! And don’t foget E3 FLASHER include 4 BIG COST BOARD !

    So this is what E3 do, 6times cost but similar price for all user !

    I would imagine many of you already have some of these components, and won’t need this premium version and could expect a stripped down version of just the board for $50 which is not too bad, and still cheaper than a second PS3.

    They also have released a PDF of them installing the E3 Flasher on a Slim PS3, you can see it below:
    [Download install PS3 Slim PDF here]

    Stay tuned for more exclusive updates right here @PS3Hax.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 07/09/2011 , @ 10:52am

     

    More details form the E3DIY team about their E3Flasher. Today they have posted on their site official pictures,  and pricing. We can expect the product to start shipping around September 12th, at a retail price of $88.

    To quote email:

    E3 Flasher = The world’s first Dual-Boot, with simple 1 key operation = Surprising Arrival!

    Features:

    • Dual Boot 3.7OFW and 3.55CFW on same PS3
    • Downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 in 5min
    • 16M NOR FLASH ON board
    • 3 save MODE, can save data in TF, NOR FLASH on board and PC HD
    • 1 KEY operation, simple is best
    • Upgradable from TF card or PC USB
    • Compatiable all device like PS3/WII/XBOX360/MP3/DVD/BD/MP4/Table PC which has NAND or NOR flash memory.
    • Integrated lots of interface, perfectly extension, will have more function with future new E3 accessory.
    • E3 flasher Limited version includes 8 accessory, suggested retail price $88 USD, total production run only 3000 units!



    [More information VIA Official Site] - Thanks to PS3Crunch for re-encoding the video to youtube.

    Note: Their site is currently down, Greg has pics of what it looks like here.

    UPDATE 1:

    Team E3DIY is working on restoring their site, but in mean time have sent me more pictures for you guys to see, comes with everything pictured below:

    To avoid spamming front page, click the read more link to see the rest of the pictures. (more…)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 05/09/2011 , @ 10:50am

     

    Team E3DIY has contacted PS3Hax today, bringing another proof of concept video this time demonstrating PSN support. Ofcourse this is OFW 3.70 so you won’t be able to play online with your backed up games (as  of now anyways) - but some PSN is better than no PSN.

    To quote email:

    Clear up doubt ,E3 FLASHER dual boot, 3.7 play PSN and 3.55 play HD game

    After we release dual boot video, most player love it and also with some doubt.
    We understand, so today release a new video, and do some clarification .

    1: E3 FLASHER not only a flasher, but with perfectly extension because integrated lots of interface, we will release
    more useful function later, all will be free just like we release golden finger function on E3 card reader.

    2: E3 FLASHER can be upgrade from PC USB or TF card, very simple.

    3: E3 FLASHER dual boot need 2 harddisk, one for 3.7 , another for 3.55. if you use only one HD, it will be required format everytime.
    we will release a kit include ESATA station for you switch harddisk. (support 2.5 and 3.5′ DISK)

    4: At present, on nand flash console, it need solder wire. And no dual boot function because no 256M NAND FLASH ON E3 FLASHER.
    on nor flash fat console, it need solder wire , and include dual boot function.
    on slim console, it no need solder wire but need solder some point.it is easy can be done in 3min. (don’t misunderstand no solder wire means no solder)

    5: we will release 2 new version E3 FLASHER at the end of this month.
    One is 256M nand flash on board and with CLIP, to get dual boot and no solder function.
    Another is same as present E3 FLASHER but with CLIP, so all nor flash console no need any solder at that time. (sure cost will higher)

    6: If all go well, we will release official picture and retail price on this wensday !

    We also have more insight on the price which is expected to be around ~$100 USD so for those interested in purchasing one this is the price range to aim for.

    There also is a review sample coming in for us that I will review and be giving away to one of our members for free :)

    Stay tuned for more exciting n’ exclusive updates @ PS3Hax.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 02/09/2011 , @ 10:17am

     

    Team EDIY is creating some hot news lately and this one might just drop the bomb on those who already have a jailbroken 3.55 console. For those of you that don’t know the E3 flasher is a chip, similar to Progkeet, that is releasing a SOLDERLESS solution and allows you to downgrade (click here for more info).

    Today team EDIY contacted us bringing another video showing dual booting form 3.70 to 3.55, in one simple click and in seconds! Reminds me of the good devhook days on the PSP, looks promising and you can bet this is the best solution your going to get with PSN with CFW without dishing out for a second PS3!

    The video below shows the quick switching of the firmwares, notice that the MAC ID for the PS3 consoles is the same throughout the video:



    Here is the email I received this morning:

    E3DIY team success dual boot with E3 FLASHER, you can switch 3.7 and 3.55 in few only a few seconds!

    - Easy with 1 key operation.

    - E3 company will release all details like picture, installation, operation and price next week.

    -Team E3DIY get another great progress for PS3 with E3 FLASHER, it will release at the same time next week.

    - PS: 4times switch showes same MAC address, to prove it is the same console.

    With bringing a solderless solution this flasher seems very interesting now and opens up the market to many people, answer the poll below and let us know what YOU would do.

    For PSN access, would you do?

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    Team E3DIY is in contact with us, so stay tuned for more exclusive news @ PS3Hax

  • Posted by Pirate , on 31/08/2011 , @ 10:59am

     

    Team E3DIY contacted us today showing and confirming that they have managed to successively downgrade PS3 firmware 3.70 to 3.55 from their chip. They told us that this method requires NO soldering for SLIM PS3 consoles (required for phat), works for NAND and NOR, and is a simple one click and under five minute downgrade.

    The video:

    The email:

    E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER !
    In 5min, E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER. Time is short and operation
    is very easy, this depend on E3 FLASHER special design,  1key operation and nor flash on board !
    we not record any image about E3 FLASHER regards it’s not release by far, hope eveyone understand.
    the official version should release next week, more video and picture will be public at that time .
    PS: E3 FLASHER compatiable all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH console .
    with slim console no need solder wire but fat console need .

    E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER ! In 5min, E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER. Time is short and operationis very easy, this depend on E3 FLASHER special design,  1key operation and nor flash on board ! we not record any image about E3 FLASHER regards it’s not release by far, hope eveyone understand. the official version should release next week, more video and picture will be public at that time . PS: E3 FLASHER compatiable all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH console .with slim console no need solder wire but fat console need .

    Stay tuned for more exclusive PS3 developments and details of this flash chip, price and availability soon @PS3Hax :)

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 20/08/2011 , @ 06:05am

     

    You don’t want to downgrade your PS3 on OFW 3.70 (you’ll loose all your data), but want to enjoy Homebrew and capabilities of Official Firmware 3.70 with one Console? Then this is the right tutorial for you. DiGiTaLAnGeL from Italy has managed to “fast-swap” between Custom Firmware (3.55) and Official Firmware (3.70) with the ProgSkeet Flasher and a second Harddrive.

    English Version for international blogs, greetz from Italy -Google Translate sucks- (and my english too… sorry )
    Today i’ll write a tutorial to “fast-swap” between CFW 3.55 and OFW 3.70, using 2 HDDs… at the end of the tutorial, you i’ll be able to swap between the firmware just flashing a dump on your PS3 using Progskeet. (instead of downgrading and loosing all data).
    The first steps are not so easy, so take your time and go on, by the way, you must have some skill with Progskeet, and it must be 100% working on your console.
    What we need:

    • PS3 Slim running with FW 3.70
    • 2 Hard Disks
    • Progskeet installed and working on your PS3 Slim
    • Downgrade.bin edited with your personal data (there are tons of tutorials for do this)
    • 3.55 Downgrade Dongle to do the downgrade process.
    • Sony OFW 3.70 UPDATE.(DOWNLOAD)
    • CFW 3.55 KMEAW “NO CHECK” by dospiedra.(DOWNLOAD)
    • Lv2Diag By Jaicrab. (DOWNLOAD)
    • Lv2Diag “FILE 2″ to go out of Service/Factory Mode. (DOWNLOAD)

    We need 2 HDD because the NOR flashes stores some parts of the current FW on the HDD… so we will need 2 HDDs, one is for 3.55, and one is for 3.70..
    We will call those HDD “A” (for 3.70) and “B” (for 3.55) dont mix them up!

    Starting with a PS3 Slim with OFW 3.70.

    1. Plug in HDD “B”, format and prepare it if it’s required by the PS3 and you should have your 3.70 up and running.
    2. DUMP your actual NOR and call it “original dump 3.70.bin”
    3. Now flash your “downgrade.bin” (edited with the personal data found in “original dump 3.70.bin”)
    4. Turn on your PS3 and be sure that the PS3 is asking you to press the PS button (downgrade.bin flashed correctly )
    5. Insert a 3.55 Downgrade dongle and enter factory/service mode.
    6. Copy Lv2Diag.self by Jaicrab and the 3.55 NO CHECK UPDATE renamed as “PS3UPDAT.PUP” in the root of your USB Stick.
    7. Plug in the USB Stick in the most-right USB port of your PS3 and wait for it to turn OFF.
    8. Leave the factory mode using the other Lv2Diag.self
    9. After the reboot, you need to configure and set up your system… now you have a fully working 3.55 CFW based on KMEAW “NO CHECK”.
    10. DUMP your actual NOR and call it “swap dump 3.55.bin”
    11. Unplug HDD B and Plug in HDD A.
    12. Turn on your PS3, plug in your USB Stick containing official 3.70 update and press start+select when asked.
    13. When the PS3 reboots, check that the system is fully working and DUMP your actual NOR and call it “swap dump 3.70.bin”.

    NOW IT’S OVER! You should have “swap dump 3.55.bin” and “swap dump 3.70.bin” … Now you just have to swap HDD and flash the corrispondent dump:
    HDD A = swap dump 3.70.bin
    HDD B = swap dump 3.55.bin

    WARNING: Do not install other CFW than the “NO CHECK” one… because it’s used to make the “fast-swap” working… if you flash something different you will not be able to go between the 2 FWs. This CFW disable the Syscon checking at the startup… so it will not freeze or complain when the syscon says “3.70″ and your FW is 3.55

    WARNING: In case you wanna update your console with a future “3.80″ or-so firmware. Do not update your console when you are running 3.55 firmware! You have to go to “swap dump 3.70.bin” and then update as usual (XMB or recovery)… -By the way, the downgrade is confirmed working only on 3.70… we haven’t tested it on other FWs, you could loose the possibility to go back to 3.55!-

    Source and Italian Tutorial

  • Posted by Pirate , on 19/08/2011 , @ 05:21pm

     

    Most of you have heard the news of the PS3 slim downgrade on firmware 3.70, helping those buying newer or updated PS3 slim consoles to the scene. At the moment push aside “soft modding” and its time to bring on the good ole’ soldering iron back out.

    This new method of downgrading basically requires the soldering of a multi-console-compatible chip known as ProgSkeet (or clone) which you can find or purchase HERE…or you can use Teensy++ board if you still have those from the good dongle days. A solder-less ProgSkeet is in the works, more info here.

    Now the original tutorial was released in a very technical form and in Spanish, but we at PS3Hax have got you covered, and are bringing you easy to follow tutorial that a noob can follow on. This tutorial is long, but it is more detailed than complicated, making sure your bases are all covered.

    So lets get started, this tutorial is split into multisteps. You should also check out the posts made here, and the posts that will be made in this thread to get assistance. The following tutorial was modified from the original Spanish translation by Dospiedras1973, and the tutorial/images were modified from PS3Hax member Mattr92 tutorial over at his site: RootedSystem and and thanks to the many PS3Hax members that brought us the proper/native translation of the original instructions :) .

    Highly advised you read this tutorial fully once, and then again and read the comments in this thread and the other threads linked above to get a GOOD understanding of what your getting yourself into and how the entire process works. Remember, this should be a fun and rewarding experience :)

    DISCLAIMER: PS3Hax.net is not responsible for any damage caused to your system. We do not claim credit for this method, we simply have compiled and reorganized the information so it is easier to follow. I  kindly request for other sites to not rip this entire tutorial to their websites, but instead link to this page if you wish to share it on your webpage. This page will be actively updated so please keep checking back to find solutions to encountered/discovered problems.

    STEP 1 - Preparation

    Click to expand post SelectShow

    STEP 2 - Some Background

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    STEP 3 - Installing ProgSkeet


    Click to expand post SelectShow

    STEP 4 - The NOR Dumping

    Now the actual work begins and the part you all have been waiting for, the NOR dumping!

    Click to expand post SelectShow

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    Step 5: Flashing your PS3

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    You have now successfully downgraded, and installed 3.55 KMEAW CFW on your PS3! You can check out our forums for more info on various homebrew, or drop by our tutorial section for more neat things you can do with your unlocked PS3 :) .

    Problem Solving Tips:


    FAQ: USB Formatting SelectShow

    Error: libusb0.dll or libusb0.sys not found SelectShow

    Error: side-by-side configuration is incorrect SelectShow

    Useful Resources:

    Click to expand post SelectShow

    Thanks to dospiedras1973, eussNL, and uf6667 for helping me refine/write this guide.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 16/08/2011 , @ 06:35pm

     

    OFFICIAL PS3HAX TUTORIAL CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/08/noob-tutorial-how-to-downgradeflash-your-ps3-from-firmware-3-70-to-3-55-via-progskeetteensy-and-install-3-55-kmeaw-cfw/

    Important updates to this article follow below. Spanish Developer dospiedras1973, has released his method to downgrade Slim PS3 Consoles on firmware 3.70, here is a roughly translated native spanish-to-english quote from the source:

    Hello everyone, i finally got it, we have a downgrader for slims consoles , this time a bit different that i did with fat models, i made it by the two flashers, progskeet and teensy ++,dope

    We need:
    fat or slim console with nor updated to 3.70 “DO NOT TRY With ANOTHER VERSION”Solution to write and read the nor of the console ( flasher progskeet or teensy + +)
    hxd program (which I use to edit hex)
    FlowRebuilder v.4.1.3.2
    a cold beer (this is important)
    Http://pastebin.com/yuvJ5Leh Downgrade.bin

    First we dump our NOR with a flasher, the file size must be “16,777,216 bytes” no byte more or a byte less, take several to be absolutely sure of what you do..get the dump “example jakemcallister.bin”and we have to get it in flowrebuilder to make it readable,the option is called bytereverse dump and extract

    we do it and we will have a file but the extension will be bin.REV open it with the hxd and take out our personal data of the console EID, BOOTLOADER, CSID and METLDR

    no need to put more data
    We get it with the following way:in this case we get our METLDR in our prepatched image for downgrade attached in this tutorial
    inside the folder where flowrebuilder had placed our.rev also has created another folder called “nameofthedump.EXT”in there are our personal files of our console and we need to get some to place em inside the pre-patched image that i attached

    Open the hxd and open downgrade.bin and the metldr file that is inside the folder asecure_loader, we pick the tab on the hxd metldr and copy all the HEX content to get in inside the downgrade.bin
    press control + g and write “820″thats the position of the metldr right click on the first line of the position 820
    And choose “paste writing” and in the same way we introduce the other ones
    the files to get in are
    :METLDR: offset“810″ size “E960″
    BOOTLOADER_0 Offset“FC0000″ size “40000″
    EID: Offset “2F000″ size “10000″
    CISD: Offset“3F000″ size “800″

    then we take the downgrade.bin with the saved changes and we get in flowrebuilder with the option bytereverse dump and extract
    This time the program will give us a error, but is a normal error, in fact is okay and will give us a file called downgrade.bin.REV

    And thats the file you have to get in in the “flash” console
    if all went well at writing ,turn on the console and you will see in the screen press the ps button or in English push ps button, DONT PRESS ANYTHING, turn off the console and put it in factory service mode, once done we need to put the correct file system for 3.55 lv2diag of jaicrab without reader and a special cfw

    lv2diag:http://www.logic-sunrise.com/telecharge … icrab.html
    cfw: http://pastebin.com/03MFDLGV turn onthe console with the usbstick with these two files in the right usb port (in the last) of the console and it will shut down for 10 / 15 minutes, turn on the console without any usb connected to verify that you did it correctly it will take you to xmb,
    If all went well turn off the console and put your lv2diag
    FILE2 of this pack:http://pastebin.com/gGETcxMR

    the console will turn on for 20 seconds will turn off itself and CONGRATULATIONS you have your console in functional 100% and kmeaw cfw 3.55 100%

    Thanks to
    :D iGiTaLAnGeL (Tester with progskeet)
    Glevand & mfw builder team (cfw)
    NDT (Assistant) is a very good person
    JaiCraB (lv2diag without reader)
    Robs1 (my guide with the nor flash)
    EussNL (his great support in the wiki that I use every day PS3DEVWIKI.COM)
    Defyboy (for creating ps3devwiki)
    To the whole channel darkps3 from irc-hispano.org for their support and many hours of testing we have hit hard mother****ers!
    DemonHades (because if you had not post on your website with the lie you said about me, I had not met DigitalAngel or uf6667and these two helped me a lot)

    and finally to the people who asked me in private to place a donate paypal button

    greetings and from now on i will resume my work with the dual nand and that dump 3.6x that gives me so many problems hehehe

    Ive updated the position of METLDR that was misplaced offset 810 ” e960″size

    Source

    UPDATE 1:

    dospiedras1973 has updated the post with the following new details:

    PLEASE UPDATE NOTICE:

    i fixed metldr location and leght please update

    METLDR : offset “810″ size “E960″

    UPDATE 2:

    PS3Hax member mximposter has brought us a correct and actual Spanish to English translation, the big quote box above has been edited to reflect this change.

    UPDATE 3:

    Dospiedras1973 was kind enough to post this update here on PS3HaX:

    psicoleo, uf6667 and I have made an application to automate the use hex editors to modify the downgrade.bin

    http://www.multiupload.com/AE8W5HADWM

    bytereversed you put your flash in donor and recipient and will downgrade.bin in the process hxd without … xD

    you not need hex edit anymore…

    and “If at any time during the downgrade DISPLAY RED (RSOD) STOP PROCESS IMMEDIATELY I WILL RELEASE A FIX SOON” Please be patient

    UPDATE 4:

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 15/08/2011 , @ 06:23pm

     

    Remember this? Well the same person has been in contact with an Italian team called DiGiTaLAnGeL and through twitter they have announced that they managed to downgrade a PS3 slim from 3.70 down to 3.55 CFW using the well known NAND/nor flasher Progskeet. This looks like good news for the scene and people stuck on 3.70. They have said that a tutorial will be released soon.

    To quote:

    For the first time, we have been involved in something truly spectacular

    We were the first in the world to test the downgrade from 3.70 to 3:55 on a PS3 Slim (With flash memory, ” NOR “) using the ProgSkeet and patched some files provided by dospiedra, a famous Spanish coder already discovered on the crest of the wave for the method of going back to 3:55 / 3:41 with the PS3 (FAT flash memory “NAND”).

    After several attempts, in collaboration with dospiedra, we got to go back from 3.70 to 3:55, enter the factory mode with a simple key to jailbreak, rifleshare a modified version of 3:55 to prevent the SYSCON (the registry in between downgrades) was consulted during the downgrade and now we are happily at 3:55 KMEAW!

    With this version of moddata 3:55, you can perform a memory dump today and you can switch on the fly from 3:55 to 3.70 without having to make all this long procedure times: progskeet using it you can go straight to 3.70 changed to 3:55!

    Dospiedra said it will release details on the patches applied to the NOR and the update file as soon as possible.

    New life for those who arrived too late to enjoy the benefits of the 3:55?——Google Translate

    It has also been announced by uf6667 (developer behind Progskeet) that a surprise is waiting for 3.56-3.70 users.

    [VIA DigitalAngel Release Site]

    [VIA Twitter]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 26/07/2011 , @ 08:16pm

     

    PS3HaX member judges has release his NORway project for the public to enjoy.  He has be working on improving the original code for the noralizer released by Marcan of FailOverflow.  You can expect a downgrade tutorial soon, but remember this is for NOR based PS3s. below is a qoute of his post:

    Hi there..

    Here comes my initial release of a NOR flasher soft for the PS3 called “NORway”. I know, there are other “WIP” projects, but I got a little impatient, so I’ve decided to create my own solution. It’s a port of “noralizer” by marcan, a pretty good working NOR flasher implementation for another FPGA board.

    Anyway, here’s the README.txt, which should explain everything:

    NORway v0.1
    This project has been ported for the Teensy++ 2.0 from the original NOR flasher tool
    (“noralizer” by Hector Martin “marcan” <[email protected]>) that was used to flash
    AsbestOS onto the demo PS3 at 27C3, and for experimentation.

    Contents:
    teensyNORway.avrsln - Source code for the Teensy++ 2.0 (AVR Studio 5.0)
    teensydefaultNORway.hex - Compiled hex-file for the Teensy++ 2.0 (AT90USB1286)
    hwinstallinstall-*.jpg - Some pics of how I’ve mounted the Teensy (CECH-2504A/B)
    hwinstallnor_testpoints.png - Connection diagram of the NOR testpoints (CECH-2504A/B)
    serial_install.exe - Teensy serial drivers for Windows
    README.txt - this file
    NORway.py - PC Python client

    Hardware connections (see “hwinstallnor_testpoints.png”):
    PS3 Teensy
    A0-7 PF0-7
    A8-15 PA0-7
    A16-22 PB0-7
    D0-7 PD0-7
    D8-15 PC0-7
    CE# PE0
    OE# PE1
    RESET# PE4
    WE# PE5
    RY/BY# PE6
    TRISTATE# PE7
    GND GND

    There are no modifications to the Teensy itself required. Don’t install any power regulators,
    don’t cut any traces.

    DON’T CONNECT THE VCC SOLDER PADS TO ANYTHING!

    Connection diagrams for other boards can be found at:
    http://ps3devwiki.com/index.php?title=Hardware_flashing

    Prerequisites for Windows:
    Python 2.7.2 (http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.2/python-2.7.2.msi)
    pyserial 2.5 (http://pypi.python.org/packages/any/…-2.5.win32.exe)

    Usage:
    Install Python + pyserial (see “Prerequisites for Windows”). Install drivers. Connect Teensy
    to your PC. Flash Teensy with “teensydefaultNORway.hex” and reset it after completion. Start
    Windows’ “Device Manager”, expand the “Ports (COM & LPT)” node, you should see something like
    “USB Serial (Communication Class, Abstract Control Model) (COM4)”. This tells you that “COM4″
    (or whatever shows up) is the COM port used by Teensy.

    At the command prompt enter “NORway.py” to display help.

    Procedure to dump your flash:
    - PS3 is turned off
    - At the command prompt enter:
    NORway.py <your com port>
    - Turn on your PS3, it shouldn’t boot
    - At the command prompt enter:
    NORway.py <your com port> dump flash.bin
    - When dumping is finished enter:
    NORway.py <your com port> release
    - Power off your PS3 (disconnect Teensy if PS3 doesn’t boot when restarted)

    Dumping takes about 3 minutes. A file “flash.bin” with a size of exactly 16 MB (16.777.216 bytes)
    has been created in your current directory.

    Flashing is rather slow. Writing a complete flash with the “write” command takes about 2 hours.
    Might be improved in future versions…

    IMPORTANT:
    Before you flash your PS3 with anything new, make sure that the content of your dump is correct
    (e.g. compare ros0/ros1 area of your dump against “CORE_OS_PACKAGE.bin” from an actual PS3UPDAT.PUP
    of your current firmware). And keep your original dump in a safe place. You might need it.

    It’s tested on Win7 x86, but should also work just fine on any x86 Windows >=XP.
    Basically it should also work on Linux, but I didn’t test. If you’re running Linux, you
    probably know what to do. ;-) Serial drivers are not required for Linux.

    Unfortunately I couldn’t manage to make it work on any x64 version of Windows, because of
    the Python pyserial module.

    Thanks to “marcan” for the original implementation.

    - judges (judges@eE[email protected]

    PS: I’ve already managed to downgrade my OFW 3.61 to CFW 3.55. There’re minor things to rule out, but expect a downgrade tutorial coming soon..
    PPS: Thanks to defyboy for the original idea of using a Teensy for flashing!

    Download

    Source - Right here on PS3HaX

  • Posted by Pirate , on 28/06/2011 , @ 05:09pm

     

    You may have to read the title of this article a few times to soak in what I just said. Spanish hacker and PS3Hax member, dospiedras1973, has released a method he has been working on for 2 months to downgrade 265mb NAND PS3s, aka Phat PS3′s from firmware 3.6x. His method requires fancy flashing, and the use of the Infectus mod chip for PS3…so it requires soldering skills and is no “easy feat”. This also fixes the Waninkoko brick that many people had issues with a while back.

    To quote (translated):

    Hello, I’ve been working on this project about two months nowsince I’ve gotten to work as public so that everyone can use,this tutorial is for consoles with 256MB NAND flash does not mean it does not work in 16MB in itself is changed almostthe same in those with normal flash, but because even I havemy fat fucking 16mb 80GB I have not been able to neither prove nor verified.

    Nougat (the phrase I owe to some forero around here that I really liked the expression):

    With INFECTUS flash0.bin and we get our nand flash1.bin asin the tutorial to repair bad lukin nands do the same process until we get our dump flashfinal.bin 256MB

    nand we open this with a simple hex editor and look for this part editor

    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6F FF E0

    ay you will see that just under a very similar line, I find this datain the offset 000C0020 may vary according to the nand andthe party starts here:-D

    EVEN replace that line with the file if you use the hxd1patchcos.bin get in the first 0 of the line -> right click and paste writing before you have to have an open 1patchcos.binhxd in hex ​​and copy its contents to can paste .[ps3hax.net]

    “00 00 00 00 00 00 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 40″

    and in the same way as the first patched patched this alsocojemos 2patchtrvk.bin pack the file and replace the entire contents including the “00 00 00 00 00 00 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 40

    then we take the option we use reescramble flowrebuilder thisdump so we rebuild our flash0.ECC.bin and flash1.ECC.bin

    and flash the result, when you finish you will notice that the PS3 now has a nice on but black screen, it cojemos ourfactory jig to put it into service mode and put it in factory, thenthe typical cojemos lv2diag of yore and the pup you please

    (NOTE: the first pup that metais will stay in the console as the minimum version that you can downgrade then, if you want tolose 3.55 to 3.41 then you will have to put the pup up to 3.41before 3.55 or 3.55 will remain in that if cost will not rewrite thedump again to downgrade to lower the pup that you put thefirst time.)

    then you put your factory lv2diag to leave the service and you’re good

    Note: this applies to repair the brick Waninkoko NAND NOTDONATED plates even sem-001 (tested) (and stepdowngrade xD)

    Thanks to:
    all channel # irc-hispano darkps3 for supporting me for so long
    to donate the INFECTUS austaquio32 to achieve to continuewith my project
    to Nodial2ne paid for the help locating files in the nand
    to robs1 for helping throughout the process with ideas tomake this possible

    and everyone who was patient and not by private haunts mexD

    Download files you need for downgrade HERE.

    Below is a pic of the infectus modchip install (so you can get an idea of kind of soldering skills required):

    Maybe not the way some of you were expecting, but nevertheless, here it is! Infectus has been around since the start of PS3 so you can do some searching on old guides (disregard the old downgrades tutorials), and install videos. No doubt you will be seeing new and fresh tutorials from us related to the install, and full step by step, noob friendly guides on how to do this. This obviously enables a huge chunk of the scene that left or don’t have access to CFW to once again come back :) . Slim PS3 owners, hold tight  - there just might be light at the end of your tunnel too.

    [VIA Elotrolado] - Thanks totenshou for news tip.

    Stay tuned for more updates from PS3Hax.net, your FASTEST source for PS3 hacking news :)

    Places you can buy a Infectus 2 chip: here or here.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 14/05/2011 , @ 05:59pm

     

    Important updates at the Read More link. While the PS3 scene is slow now a days and some of you are dreading for the return of PSN, Mathieulh has posted some interesting discoveries on his Twitter. Mathieulh has managed to QA Flag his PS3 and show the hidden options available for it. Before I go on, most of you are probably wondering what in the world does QA Flagged mean?

    To quote:

    QA flag is the internal console flag used by Sony, it enables hidden options and removes restrictions for both retail and debug consoles alike. It is used for QA centers and the R&D Department, there are 2 levels of QA flags, Minimum and Advanced, this console has been set to the Advanced one.

    Now Mathieulh has come out and said that he will not be telling us how he did this, but nonetheless very cool and it will be interesting to see where this will lead to.

    The video below:

    To quote video description:

    I just QA flagged my Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition console and I thought I’d show you the hidden options for the sake of it. (and because I was bored)

    I am sorry for the unstable camera, I only have two hands and the options are hidden and require (along with the actual flag) a crazy button combo to pop up. (I kid you not)

    Sorry I am not telling you how to do this, please do not ask.

    Yes, this video is real

    Here are some interesting Tweets made regarding this:

    Mathieulh Mathieulh:
    @dantezteam It’s an UNMODIFIED RETAIL FIRMWARE.

    @KaKaRoToKS For various reasons, one of them being that you can warez with this, and the flag stays even after updating.

    @KaKaRoToKS The QA flag happens to remove a bunch of restrictions that have the side effect of preventing you to warez.

    @dantezteam The console is QA flagged, The firmware checks for this flag and will enable special features when it finds it.

    @dantezteam Basically it’s what Sony themselves use to allow special debugging on their consoles and loosen restrictions.

    @KaKaRoToKS By the way, Advanced QA flag enables downgrading, just my 2 cents… xD

    UPDATE 1: (more…)

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 13/01/2011 , @ 02:17pm

     

    Sup folks, it seems like the 3.55 firmware downgrader has been released (3.55 to 3.41), we reported previously that kakarot was working on a method to downgrade using a PUP file, but decided not to release it because it only worked in one machine, but now there is hope for you 3.55 users the downgrader has been released. (more…)