Originally Posted by ohhwun
yes, that's what a progskeet is.
it offers a solderless solution to NAND and if I am not mistaken NOR PS3s.
with that you will be able to downgrade your PS3 to OFW 3.55.
CFW = Custom Firmware...
but technically what 'hacked' PS3s run on are modified firmwares.
has two threads detailing step by step the CFW installing process with links to the software you'll need. I dont have links to those threads but they are in this forum.
so as far as hardware needed:
1. Downgrader (Progskeet, Teensy++, or E3Flasher)
2. USB Flash drive formatted to FAT32 or PSP with at least a 2gig memory stick
that's it that I know of.
3 a dongle to put it in service mode