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July 23, 2012 // 6:38 pm - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 developer judges has updated the Teensy++ 2.0 NOR flasher NORway for PS3 to version 0.5 with additional updates and their changes outlined below.

Download: NORway PS3 NOR Flasher for PS3 v0.5 / NORway PS3 NOR Flasher for PS3 v0.5 (Mirror) / NORway PS3 NOR Flasher for PS3 v0.6 Beta / NORway Latest Beta / norpatch.exe (v4.60.0) / norpatch.exe (v4.65.0) / norpatch.exe (v4.66.0) / norpatch.exe (v4.70.0) / norpatch.exe (v4.75.0) / GIT

NORway v0.5 Changelog:

  • Added block table for Samsung K8Q2815UQB. The programming modes "writeword" and "writewordubm" don't require manual chip/sector erase prior to writing anymore!
  • Bugfix: "NORway.py COMx release" didn't work. Now you can leave Teensy powered at all times and console will boot up correctly after issuing a "release" command
  • Bugfix: increased TRANSMIT_TIMEOUT for Teensy's serial device to 10000ms (required for OS X)
  • Bugfix: disabled DSR/DTR flow control (wasn't working reliably on OS X)
  • Bugfix: TRISTATE wasn't set correctly
  • Added additional verification when writing is done. Although each write command verifies each written sector/block, it happened that written bytes weren't persistent
  • Added "verify" command

NORway v0.6 Beta Changelog:

  • Changed programming modes "write", "writeword" and "writewordubm" to "vwrite", "vwriteword" and "vwritewordubm".
  • Added new programming modes that skip verification for single 4KB blocks: "write", "writeword" and "writewordubm".
  • Moved verification algorithm to Teensy.

Update: From littlebalup: Hi ladies and gents, As an alternative to WAYgui by Swizzy, here comes my personal simple programs, written in batch and compiled as exe, to easily launch and work with the well known NORway and NANDway python scripts by Judges.

Download: NANDway_launcher.zip / NORway_launcher.zip / WAY-launchers v2.01.zip / WAY-launchers v2.02.exe / WAY-launchers v2.03.exe / NORway_launcher.sh / NORway_launcher.sh (Fully Compatible Linux / Mac) / NORway_launcher.sh (NORway_launcher script) / NANDway_launcher.sh (NANDway_launcher script) / WAY-launchers-master.zip / GIT

Features:

  • Multi-lingual (English and french only for the moment, with auto-detection per windows language) If someones would like to translate to another languages, sources are available.
  • Teensy COM port auto-detection
  • Multi-dumps (I mean you can define a quantity of dumps to perform)
  • Binary dumps comparison after dumps (if multi-dumps) with log file.

Install note:

  • Simply paste the exe files into the same directory as NORway.py / NANDway.py
  • Execute

Update #2: Small update of the batch versions (now v1.9, same download links above).

New release v1.01 of the GUI:

  • Added Teensy programming feature: can load .hex file by clicking on the teensy picture.
  • Dump file extention changed: was "*.x.bin", now is *.bin" if only one dump and "*_x.bin if multi-dumps.

New version v2.00 of the GUI:

  • Removed embedded console due to problems with scripts output redirection.
  • Now scripts launched in a separate regular console prompt window.
  • "Save screen" and "Kill process" buttons removed as well. Instead, you can copy from console to save screen and use Ctrl+C to kill process if needed.

New version v2.01:

  • v2.01: Bug correction about Multi-dumps and binary checks. (Thanks to Joris 73 from LS)

WAY-launchers v2.02:

  • v2.02: Added compatibility with the latest USB serial drivers from PRJC: "Teensy USB Serial" driver now detected as well as the old one.

Here a new release of my GUI for NORway/NANway/SPIway: v2.02: Added compatibility with the latest USB serial drivers from PRJC. "Teensy USB Serial" driver now detected as well as the old one. Also means it is working well on Windows 8.1 now.

WAY-launchers v2.02 - GUI to run NORway, NANDway & SPIway scripts by Judges.

WAY-launchers v2.03:

  • v2.03: Correction of a minor bug concerning error level detection from python scripts.

ATTENTION: The use of this program is at your own risk! The author can not be held responsible for the consequences of its use.

Simple GUI, written in VB.net and batch, to easily launch and work with the well known NORway, NANDway and SPIway python scripts by Judges for PS3 and PS4 hardware flashing using Teensy++ 2.0.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

  • Teensy COM port auto-detection
  • Teensy programming (load .hex file by clicking on teensy picture)
  • Multiple dumps (you can define a quantity of dumps to perform)
  • Binary dumps comparison after dumps (if multi-dumps) with log file.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:


INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Install python, pyserial, Teensy drivers, scripts... per Judges's instructions (github.com/hjudges/NORway)
  • Simply paste the "WAY-launchers.exe" file into the same directory as NORway.py / NANDway.py / SPIway.py.
  • Execute

CHANGE LOG:

  • v2.02: Added compatibility with the latest USB serial drivers from PRJC: Teensy USB Serial driver now detected as well as the old one.
  • v2.01: Bug correction about Multi-dumps and binary checks. Thanks to Joris 73 from LS.
  • v2.00: Removed embeded console due to problems with scripts output redirection. Now scripts launched in a separate regular console prompt window. Save screen and Kill process buttons removed as well. Instead, you can copy from console to save screen and use Ctrl+C to kill process if needed.
  • v1.01: Added Teensy programming feature: can load .hex file by clicking on the teensy picture. Dump file extention changed: was *.x.bin, now is *.bin if only one dump and *_x.bin if multi-dumps.
  • v1.00: First release

Update #3: New version of NORPatch available from judges: Norpatch v4.60.0

  • Added OFW 4.60 recognition

Update #4: New version of NORPatch available from judges: Norpatch v4.65.0

  • Added OFW 4.65 recognition

Update #5: New version of NORPatch available from judges: Norpatch v4.66.0

  • Added OFW 4.66 recognition

Update #6: New version of NORPatch available from judges: Norpatch v4.70.0

  • Added OFW 4.70 recognition

Update #7: New version of NORPatch available from judges: Norpatch v4.75.0

  • added OFW 4.75 recognition

Linux Edition

A "Linux Edition" of the "NORway Launcher" console version is now available. Available soon for "NANDway Launcher" as well.

All the features of the Windows batch version are there (teensy port auto-detection, multi-dumps, binary comparisons...)

Developed and tested on debian based system (rpi / raspbian).

Quick guide to run judges scripts with linux:

- Ensure "python" and "python-serial" packages are installed:

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  • Get the latest Judges' files from his GitHub repo: github.com/hjudges/NORway, then unzip files.
  • Program your Teensy with the NORway.hex file using the PRJC loader and instructions available there : pjrc.com/teensy/loader_linux.html
  • Plug or unplug/re-plug your programmed Teensy, then, just after, run:

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So, you should obtain something like that at the end:

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Where " ttyACM* " is your serial port, fully named " /dev/ttyACM* ". Note this port name.

  • Go to your NORway unziped folder then make the NORway.py executable:

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  • Now you can start to run Judges's script with:

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example of dump command:

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To use with my script:

  • Past the "NORway_launcher.sh" file to the same folder as the "NORway.py" file.
  • Make it executable:

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  • Run:

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enjoy

Just tested on Mac OS-X as well. It works (partially).. but you have to manually set serial port which is something like /dev/tty.usbmodem*

To find it: ls /dev/tty.usbmodem* once connected. Maybe some bugs. I'll work for a full Mac support as well (so, will be "Linux & Mac edition).

Linked above is a new beta script that should be fully compatible Linux/Mac.

Script revised to v1.01 and renamed "Linux & Mac Edition" now supports Mac as well as Linux and certainly some other Unix based OS. NANDway script also available (linked above).

Update #8: Small update: Release v1.02

With some minor bug corrections + some improvements as:

  • NORway / NANDway version check with warning message.
  • Comparison log improvement.

Update #8: From littlebalup comes TEENSY2PS3 - PCB "Linker" Teensy++2.0 <-> PS3 with details HERE (via logic-sunrise.com/forums/topic/66446-teensy2ps3-un-linker-teensy20-ps3-nor-et-nand/), roughly translated as follows:

I present you my project of a simple PCB (printed circuit board) to facilitate the use of our teensy++2.0 for the flash of PS3 NOR and/or NAND:

Intent:

  • Simple
  • Cheap
  • Easy (to use, to assemble...)
  • Smallest as possible with board traces shorter as possible.
  • Compatible NOR and NAND (SBE) and switchable/reversable between both.
  • Compatible 360-Clips NOR and NAND.
  • Usable with existing layouts and softwares (judges' ones), teensy equiped with voltage regulator or not, etc...
  • Modular (for futur extentions as TSOP adapters for raw NOR/nand... maybe)

So I designed, built and tested a prototype since a couple of months with very good results. Some pictures:

NakedPCB:


PCB Equipped:


With Teensy and 360 clip boards:


Usage on NOR with SCSI 50 pins cable:


For those who are interested, here the gerber files to manufacture this board: TEENSY2PS3_v1.00

I'll post a "user manual" later (I have to translate it )

Meantime, I developed a new version (v1.01) with some minor improvements and the addition of optionnal "POWER LED" and "TRISTATE LED":


Build in process... For info, I just tested on Red Ribbon (otherOS)... it works great too. Not useful but fun: flash a PS3 by another PS3.

A video showing NOR tristate LED usage on the v1.01:

TEENSY2PS3 v1.01 - NOR Tristate LED Demo




v1.01 release coming very soon. v1.01 released:

Download: TEENSY2PS3_v1.01.zip / TEENSY2PS3_v1.01_manual_EN.pdf


NORway - Teensy++ 2.0 NOR Flasher for PS3 v0.5 is Released

NORway - Teensy++ 2.0 NOR Flasher for PS3 v0.5 is Released

NORway - Teensy++ 2.0 NOR Flasher for PS3 v0.5 is Released

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#11 - OGroteKoning - July 27, 2011 // 1:39 am
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Well ... whaddayaknow!? Teensy to the rescue again! I love the little board! And this is great news - keep up the good work!

PS: Keep your Teensy's for the PS4 (whenever it arrives) - I'm sure it will come in handy!

#10 - jabberosx - July 26, 2011 // 10:09 pm
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This is really good news!
Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
I hope it isn't like those PS2 Neo clips from back in the day hehe, those caused more issues than they were worth.. by the time the PS2 was put back together a pin lost connection or when the console was moved people had to take it apart again.

Lol I remember those.. am sure they will use better pasties for the strip job.. this time around.. (pun intended)

But i think, I'll just wait for the downgrade package install or something.. or maybe even a custom upgrade->downgrade method than soldering.. I don't have that steady hands for this fine soldering job.. it'll be a nightmare.. I know how i soldered the dvd9 mod to the ps2 back in the day..

#9 - PS4 News - July 26, 2011 // 9:16 pm
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I hope it isn't like those PS2 Neo clips from back in the day hehe, those caused more issues than they were worth.. by the time the PS2 was put back together a pin lost connection or when the console was moved people had to take it apart again.

#8 - B4rtj4h - July 26, 2011 // 7:27 pm
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There is a past-on work solution in progress. This way you do not need to solder and you can simply paste it on the motherboard.

#7 - PS4 News - July 26, 2011 // 6:45 pm
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According to judges it seems possible, as he stated "I've already managed to downgrade my OFW 3.61 to CFW 3.55."

Keep in mind the crazy install soldering required to do it though.

#6 - rocha160 - July 26, 2011 // 6:39 pm
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so will i be able to downgrade my 3.60 ps3 with this?

#5 - PS4 News - July 26, 2011 // 6:26 pm
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The Teensy (pjrc.com/teensy/) is a complete USB-based microcontoller development system, in a very small footprint, capable of implementing many types of projects. All programming is done via the USB port. No special programmer is needed, only a standard "Mini-B" USB cable and a PC or Macintosh with a USB port.

#4 - rocha160 - July 26, 2011 // 6:21 pm
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are these good news?

Quote Originally Posted by TheShroomster View Post
Nice now i just need a teensy board to play with.

sorry for the noob question but what is a teensey board?

#3 - TheShroomster - July 26, 2011 // 6:19 pm
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Nice now i just need a teensy board to play with.

#2 - Mbb - July 26, 2011 // 6:19 pm
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I need to find my teensy board then I guess but downgrading would be awesome!