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197w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer uf6667 has Tweeted news announcing a new PS3 hardware flasher project called ProgSkeet produced by Oscar Dalvit.

Currently the official site ProgSkeet.com doesn't offer any details beyond the ProgSkeet PS3 Install Diagrams and ProgSkeet Multi-Console Install Diagrams, however, he did provide some pictures (below, with high-res HERE) of the ProgSkeet device and the ProgSkeet Drivers, ProgSkeet Flasher Software and ProgSkeet Flasher Software Update followed by some more updates in THIS ongoing Forum thread.

Based on them, ProgSkeet appears to utilize an Actel A3P125 IC (datasheet HERE) which is common among modchips due to its security, and offers enough address lines for at least 2 (if not more) NANDs with 16 general purpose lines and boasts 125,000 system gates with 133 maximum user I/O lines. It also offers JTAG pads, presumably used for programming the device.

Upon completion, ProgSkeet will allow users to downgrade and jailbreak their PS3 similar to the Infectus Mod along with backing up and reflashing the console's memory.

More details will be posted as they become available on the ProgSkeet project, with a video now posted below and a ProgSkeet Review for those interested.





ProgSkeet PS3 Hardware Flasher Project is Announced

ProgSkeet PS3 Hardware Flasher Project is Announced

ProgSkeet PS3 Hardware Flasher Project is Announced

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#96 - johnscrub - 109w ago
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well i'm gonna try it as i've received my v1.21 today hopefully it all goes well!! wish me luck

#95 - pinkone - 115w ago
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servo386 It's very hard to do. If you are not not really good at soldering I wouldn't attempt it. A few guys here offer a downgrade service it may be your best bet to look into that.

#94 - servo386 - 115w ago
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In general, how difficult is to pull of one of these ProgSkeet mods? Specifically to one of the old CECH0A launch models? I am familiar with soldering but I'm not sure I would say I'm good at it. This for experienced circuit boarders? I've heard of people sucessfully hacking CECH0A's but I don't if they had to downgrade their FW's beforehand. Anyone have any experience with this particular circumstance?

#93 - smart123 - 115w ago
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Thank you for the info. I will go and try it.

#92 - pinkone - 115w ago
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You'll need to solder to the pins of the two NANDs. Here are the NAND pinouts for the V1.2.

The 3rd pic is for the older one but its bigger so you can see what each pin is.

#91 - smart123 - 115w ago
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hello all.

I'm new here so a noob. Well I have a PS3 fat with cechg04 sem-001 motherboard. I got along a PROGSKEET V1.2 and now I want the ps3 downgrade. But I do not find this motherboard diagram of where I need to solder the wires. Could someone help me with this I've been looking for 3 days.

Thanks already

#90 - Sostanco - 118w ago
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this is my link and dump both original and patched one. i byte reverse the dump and use e3 nor checker to check the dump. yes flashing the original one give me yold again. i use the last winskeet version.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?cya6akdchmm7ckg

#89 - racer0018 - 118w ago
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How did you check and see if the nor dump is good? Post up the nor dump and I will take a look at it. Post it to a file sharing site. Thanks

Also what happens if you write your nor dump back to it without patching it.

#88 - Sostanco - 118w ago
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Hello i have tried to downgrade a ps3 slim cech2004a with nor samsung k8q2815uqb-pi4b. i use the clip and turn on the ps3 for read option. i have made the cfi dump and it's good the dump of nor and it's good too, so i have made the patch for rewrite the nor... flash it (using winskeet and the write option is: single word and static timing).

after finish and verify the file i make a new dump of the nor, and it was identical to the one i have flash.

turn on the ps3 and boom ylod... Any idea? thx

#87 - akimazaki - 119w ago
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Yes you can..