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September 10, 2011 // 10:10 pm - Following up on their previous guide, this weekend DiGiTaLAnGeL has made available some Progskeet QT Flasher PS3 updates in both NAND Test and Localized versions below.

Download: Progskeet QT Flasher (NAND Test) / Progskeet QT Flasher (Localized) / ProgSkeet PS3 NOR Downgrade v2 Patcher

To quote: Hi Guys! Today I would like to introduce you the new step in the Progskeet evolution: the “QT” Flasher... The actual public version is a bit “buggy” and difficult to use, and it works well only on Windows XP, as Windows 7 and other OS have compatibility problems with it (some are just crappy things that you can fix with some tricks, while other makes the Flasher crash).

During the last times, the Flasher developer which constantly works on it to improve the stability and the features, has gave a big push to the Flasher, making the choice of using a powerful and multi-platform framework such as QT!

QT is a framework which can allow the developer to write a program and make it work the same way on the 3 main platforms : Windows, Linux and Mac OS X without worrying about write tons of lines to make it work on the currently running platform: QT will do the dirty work for you.

Because of this, @uf6667, helped by two other good coders named Ago and bmx, started to port the original Flasher to QT... and as always we (DiGiTaLAnGeL) and some others have the privilege to beta-test this new and awesome version of the Flasher.

Let’s start with some hightlights: at the moment, the version we have is the Windows one, which then will be called WinSkeet40000, followed by Linuxkeet (Linux) and iSkeet(MAC OS X). This is the GUI of the QT Flasher:

The interface is full of new things... and for now we can use these features:

  • The “evil” progskeet.log is gone, and the event log is now embedded in the flasher itself, in realtime!
  • You can manually read,write and now erase too.
  • You can use presets and create new ones, matching your NOR/NAND flash -now there are some presets for the PS3 flashes and XBOX360 NAND-.
  • You can change the write method, between buffered write (the default one) or use the “single word” or “double word” mode (you can use it when something goes wrong or your tasks fails).
  • Now the flasher is splitted in tabs: “Common”, “NOR”, “NAND” and “Patcher” making it more easier and faster to use.
  • The byteswap function is still here, working flawlessly on both writing and reading.
  • You can use the “patcher” tab:useful to apply patch to your dump on the fly.
  • There is an option to change to refresh-cycle of the flash (for slower/faster flashes).
  • Progskeet Flasher is being translated! For now there are english,french and german languages -italian and all the others are coming-
  • The “verify” task is now done at the end of the read->erase->write process.

The patcher is the very sexy thing of the QT version, apart from the rocksolid framework: It works selecting the .bin to patch and with a textfile, containing a syntax like this:

[Register or Login to view code]

Filename is relative to the patch.txt file, and the offset and length parameters are written in HEX format (without the leading “0x” ).

Finally, from IRC:

[Ago] everyone who wants to translate can download that file and edit
[Ago] just change language="it_IT" to whatever you need
[Ago] and remove the type="unfinished"
[Ago] or use the linguist
[eussNL] Done : Dutch translation - ProgSkeet_nl_NL.ts
[DiGiAnGeL] Done : Italian translation - ProgSkeet_it_IT.ts

Progskeet QT Flasher for PS3 Test and Localized Versions Arrive

Progskeet QT Flasher for PS3 Test and Localized Versions Arrive

Progskeet QT Flasher for PS3 Test and Localized Versions Arrive

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#7 - CJPC - June 28, 2011 // 11:33 pm
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Oh yeah - soldering all of those wires can be quite "fun", it should only be for the experienced user, if you think you want to give it a go - buy a broken board off ebay, and try soldering the 32 or so wires to it, if you did a good job, then give it an actual try. Then again, if your PS3 is bricked, you really have nothing to lose!

#6 - TheShroomster - June 28, 2011 // 11:05 pm
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no way i'm gonna try it. i have ps3 on OFW for online and one on 3.55 Kmeaw just curious if this could lead to a downgrader or even a way to customize 3.6x+ firmwares.

#5 - PS4 News - June 28, 2011 // 10:59 pm
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I wouldn't want to risk it myself... The Infectus is quite a task for average users to solder (CJPC was able to do it, but I wouldn't attempt one) and most probably don't own the hardware so you'd have to buy it and then hope you don't mess up the PS3 installing it hehe.

While this is good news for the skilled techs out there, for the rest I'd say getting a used PS3 with lower Firmware is easier.

#4 - TheShroomster - June 28, 2011 // 10:50 pm
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so with a infectus you can downgrade from 3.66? will you still lose blu-ray playback?

#3 - kloops - June 28, 2011 // 9:56 pm
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Bricking is Risky... I am glad i got a 3.55 ps3!

#2 - PS4 News - June 28, 2011 // 9:36 pm
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I have now moved this to the main page and +Rep for the news Edmarts.

#1 - Edmarts - June 28, 2011 // 9:12 pm
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Today dospiedras1973 has shared a PS3 Firmware 3.6x downgrade method for 256MB NAND (Fat) consoles via the Infectus PlayStation 3 mod-chip alongside a Waninkoko CFW Brick Fix followed by a New Method - PS3 Downgrade v2 Supports all NOR Flash from TwoStone.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.6x Downgrade via Infectus / PS3 Firmware 3.6x Downgrade via Infectus v2 / Waninkoko Brick Fix Guide

To quote, roughly translated: Hello, I've been working on this project about two months now since I've gotten to work as public so that everyone can use, this tutorial is for consoles with 256MB NAND flash does not mean it does not work in 16MB in itself is changed almost the same in those with normal flash, but because even I have my fat 16mb 80GB I have not been able to neither prove nor verified.

Nougat (the phrase I owe to some forero around here that I really liked the expression):

With INFECTUS flash0.bin and we get our nand flash1.bin as in the tutorial to repair bad lukin nands do the same process until we get our dump flashfinal.bin 256MB nand we open this with a simple hex editor and look for this part editor:

"00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6F FF E0"

You will see that just under a very similar line, I find this data in the offset 000C0020 may vary according to the nand and the party starts here

EVEN replace that line with the file if you use the hxd 1patchcos.bin get in the first 0 of the line -> right click and paste, writing before you have to have an open 1patchcos.bin hxd in hex and copy its contents to can paste.. then we find the second file to patch at hxd we dump on our part:

"00 00 00 00 00 00 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 40"

And in the same way as the first patched patched this also cojemos 2patchtrvk.bin pack the file and replace the entire contents including the:

"00 00 00 00 00 00 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 40"

Then we take the option we use reescramble flowrebuilder this dump so we rebuild our flash0.ECC.bin and flash1.ECC.bin and flash the result, when you finish you will notice that the PS3 now has a nice on but black screen, it cojemos our factory jig to put it into service mode and put it in factory, then the typical cojemos lv2diag of yore and the pup you please.

(NOTE: the first pup that metais will stay in the console as the minimum version that you can downgrade then, if you want to lose 3.55 to 3.41 then you will have to put the pup up to 3.41 before 3.55 or 3.55 will remain in that if cost will not rewrite the dump again to downgrade to lower the pup that you put the first time.)

Then you put your factory lv2diag to leave the service and you're

Note: this applies to repair the brick Waninkoko NAND not plates even sem-001 (tested) (and step downgrade )


All channel # irc-hispano darkps3 for supporting me for so long
To donate the INFECTUS austaquio32 to achieve to continue with my project
To Nodial2ne paid for the help locating files in the nand
To robs1 for helping throughout the process with ideas to make this possible

And everyone who was patient and not by private haunts me



er_poty: I do post, post it comes to creating private fights and telling him to send me get to the bottom of the shoes PDNKED

pd: I have 4 years unemployed, who selflessly want to donate something please contact me via private (sorry but I have 2 children and the PS3 does not give me to eat me or them ) either that or give me a job lene!

PS3's compatible with this method (thanks pdnked)

Fat PS3:

  • CECH = 256MB
  • CECHB = 256MB
  • CECHC = 256MB
  • CECH = 256MB
  • CECHG = 256MB

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