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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 / Teensy++2.0 NOR Flashing with NORway: Only Write PerFirmware Data Trick / WAY-launchers v2.04.exe by littlebalup

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.

WAY-launchers v2.04:

  • Added extra options to write/verify "Per Firmware" data only on NOR. Those Options require my modded NORway.py script to be enabled. See Installation Instructions for more details.

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

Update #9: New update of the windows GUI "WAY-launchers" available:

v2.04: Added extra options to write/verify "Per Firmware" data only on NOR. Those Options require my modded NORway.py script to be enabled. See Installation Instructions for more details.

So, I officially released my modded NORway as well: NORway.py

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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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#1 - PS4 News - July 26, 2011 // 5:57 pm
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Following up on the previous PS3 NOR Flash dumping updates from uf6667 and No_One, today judges has released Teensy++ 2.0 Flasher Software called NORway for PlayStation 3 developers.

Download: NORway v0.1 for PS3 / NORway v0.1 for PS3 (Mirror) / PS3 NOR Testpoints / NORway v0.2 for PS3 / NORway v0.3 for PS3 / NORway (Python Script) v0.3 for PS3 by jevin / NORway v0.4 for PS3 / NORway v0.5 for PS3 / PS3 NOR Dump with Teensy 2.0++ Guide / GIT

To quote: 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" ) that was used to flash AsbestOS onto the demo PS3 at 27C3, and for experimentation.

Contents:

\teensy\NORway.avrsln - Source code for the Teensy++ 2.0 (AVR Studio 5.0)
\teensy\default\NORway.hex - Compiled hex-file for the Teensy++ 2.0 (AT90USB1286)
\hwinstall\install-*.jpg - Some pics of how I've mounted the Teensy (CECH-2504A/B)
\hwinstall\nor_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 "\hwinstall\nor_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/p/pyserial/pyserial-2.5.win32.exe)

Usage:

Install Python + pyserial (see "Prerequisites for Windows"). Install drivers. Connect Teensy to your PC. Flash Teensy with "\teensy\default\NORway.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
- Turn on your PS3, it shouldn't boot
- At the command prompt enter:
NORway.py dump flash.bin
- When dumping is finished enter:
NORway.py 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 at eEcho.com)

P.S: 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!

Update 28th July, 2011: v0.2 released! Documentation updated to include the required 3.3V voltage regulator plus Teensy clock rate changed to 8 MHz!

Update 9th August, 2011: NORway v0.3 has been released!

Dumping now only takes 45 secs instead of over 5 mins! Writing now only takes about 8.5 mins instead of over 2 hours!

[jevin] judges check out http://pastie.org/2527251
[jevin] its modified to support samsung chips
[jevin] it does chip erase twice (a22 low/high)
[jevin] and does single-word, unlocked programming of the entire chip
[jevin] it doesnt support programming ranges because i haven't bothered with partial erases yet
[jevin] 99% untested
[jevin] it executes when not hooked up to my ps3

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