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203w 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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#57 - candan - 184w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by joffe View Post
The clips are designed to fit on TSOP-56 flashes regardless whether flash is installed in 360, PS3 or any other device.

I don't really get it. So then, how come we're not all rushing out and buying these to downgrade our PS3s?

I've just realised. He was talking about NAND and I was talking about NOR. It was a late night! LOL

#56 - HeyManHRU - 184w ago
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The E3 flasher was just built up hype for nothing really. I'm glad there is finally a device that supports dual-booting. I still don't understand why the E3 team decided to cancel the dual boot function in the first place.

#55 - shummyr - 184w ago
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this will make things nice, quick and relatively pain free

#54 - bitsbubba - 184w ago
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Take that E3
#ProgSkeet: Complete solderless NAND dualboot POC works, no more cutting traces!

#53 - PS4 News - 184w ago
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Today PS3 developer uf6667 Tweeted that he has updated Winskeet to version 111120 stating that 110819 is now officially obsolete (NAND works, also using WinUSB now) alongside iSkeet and YASkeet updates with details below.

Download: Winskeet Update v111120 for PS3 / iSkeet v20111120 / YASkeet v20111120‎

Changelogs:

New WinSkeet - 110819 is now officially obsolete (NAND works, also using WinUSB now)

#ProgSkeet: New iSkeet
#ProgSkeet: New YASkeet
#ProgSkeet: Complete solderless NAND dualboot POC works, no more cutting traces!

ProgSkeet Flasher

Recent Changes and History:

111004:

  • New Qt GUI implemented
  • Linux and MacOS X support
  • Added predefined and user presets
  • Fixed ability to select invalid ranges
  • Added a file patcher
  • Flasher: Added support for canceling running operations
  • Flasher: Added USB device reset
  • Flasher: Added support for erasing as a stand-alone operation
  • Flasher: Added cycle period selection, should help with longer cables
  • Flasher: Added abort on error option
  • Flasher: Reodered operations, full read, full erase, full write
  • Flasher: Fixed bug with unreliable GPIO operation
  • NOR: Added new write mode "Dual word program"
  • NOR: Added display of total flash size
  • NOR: Fixed flashing of the second half of Samsung K8Q2815UQB and likely other dual chip NORs
  • NOR: Added erase block region configuration
  • NOR: Added selection of number of bytes for buffered write
  • NOR: Added support for Spansion S29GL128N90TFIR2
  • NAND: Made custom ranges work
  • NAND: Added Dual-NAND reading. Reads a block from two NANDs simultaneously, thereby doubling the speed.

11xxxx:

  • Flasher: New buffer handling.
  • NOR: Added new timing options. Static timing will be configurable later.
  • NOR: Added preset for Samsung K8P2716UZC-QI4D

Notes:

  • Differential flash, if you haven't noticed yet, will skip unnecessary writes (compares data on chip vs data in file)
  • The Ready triggered timing requires you to bridge the RDY and the GP4 pins together (still needs to be connected to the target RDY)

yours truly,

uf6667

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#52 - joffe - 184w ago
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The clips are designed to fit on TSOP-56 flashes regardless whether flash is installed in 360, PS3 or any other device.

#51 - candan - 185w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by spawnofjago View Post
Just in case anyone wants to know the Nor solderless 360-clips are now available. So you know, you need a progskeet 1.1 or 1.0 with the added 50 pin zif connector. They run about $50 and they are a good grab if you want to dual boot solderless. (now if only they can release the dual nand adaptor life for me would be grand)

360 clip? On a PS3?

#50 - THE CORRE - 185w ago
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that's amazing!!!

thanks

#49 - spawnofjago - 185w ago
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Just in case anyone wants to know the Nor solderless 360-clips are now available. So you know, you need a progskeet 1.1 or 1.0 with the added 50 pin zif connector. They run about $50 and they are a good grab if you want to dual boot solderless. (now if only they can release the dual nand adaptor life for me would be grand)

#48 - HeyManHRU - 189w ago
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Yeah, like 2 months ago (http://www.ps4news.com/ps3-hacks-jailbreak/ps3-slim-3-70-unit-downgraded-to-3-55-kmeaw-custom-firmware/).