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193w ago - 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] http://static.loping.net/private/ps3/ProgSkeet.ts
[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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#67 - HeyManHRU - 195w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by michael040990 View Post
i wish i could afford one of these chips i'm thinking about putting all the information i read about in this fourm and others in one organized website dedicated to downgrading and mods i need help extracting all the pertinent information though.

Another good idea I'm just waiting for a simple and easy downgrade/dual booting method.

#66 - michael040990 - 195w ago
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and i wanted to be original darn lol great minds think alike also if you didn't want to go through all the trouble of the dual nand you could always hock your infectus up permanently to your ps3 and then make a new mini usb port on the back of your ps3 buy cutting and wiring up a male usb to female mini usb then use a usb to mini to cook it to your computer when you need to flash.

i wish i could afford one of these chips i'm thinking about putting all the information i read about in this fourm and others in one organized website dedicated to downgrading and mods i need help extracting all the pertinent information though.

#65 - HeyManHRU - 195w ago
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Something like what you just said was supposedly accomplished, look here - http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-hacks-jailbreak/ps3-hackers-dual-firmware-bring-3-6x-key-decryption-cfw-119534-4.html

... and look on page 6 in the same thread I linked you to.

#64 - michael040990 - 195w ago
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when all is done im going to make a chip switch i'll buy a identical nand set and put 3.70 on the original and 3.55 on the copy soldered to a daughter board also a hard drive cable split when you flick the switch it changes from one harddrive plus nand to the other harddrive and nand no need to reflash every time. how does that sound.

#63 - marmar - 195w ago
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I think imma do it too

#62 - Marsupilami - 195w ago
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I've got a PS3 with CFW3.55, can I install CFW3.55 no check and then swap the HDD and install OFW3.70?

I don't have Progskeet and I don't want to have it btw...

#61 - michael040990 - 195w ago
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ok first off i would like to say hello this is my first post here at ps3news and i am excited to be involved in any projects. that being said, would it work if you take the same model ps3's one with firmware 3.7 and the other at 3.55 and dump the 3.55 nand firmware and write it to the 3.7 nand chip using something like INFECTUS or progskeet will that downgrade from 3.7 to 3.55? or is there more details about it i need to know/edit?

#60 - trykenter - 196w ago
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I think my PS3 is old enough to try to crack open.

Thanks!!

#59 - mushy409 - 196w ago
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Think you're confusing this method with the 3.70 NOR downgrade method - as I stated earlier, this method work ONLY with the 256Mb NAND consoles CECHA up to CECHG (phattys)

The other guide doesn't involve the Infectus as it doesn't support NOR flash. You'll need to be looking into buying a progskeet...

#58 - joffe - 196w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by adrianc1982 View Post
I hope we get this method for the fat ps3s, but somehow I doubt it since they have the complete flash in the ps3 and not on the hdd. Correct me if I'm wrong...

This method should also work for CECHH and later FAT models - they have also 16MB NOR-flash. Fatties CECHA..CECHG need another method.
Quote Originally Posted by adrianc1982 View Post
But great fo those ps3 slim users because they can go ofw and back to jb mode with a couple of hours of work...

Swapping HD and flashing proper image.bin won't take hours. Cool would be to glue a PCB with 16MB NOR flash and connector to HD so you would swap the proper flash the same time you swap the HD
Quote Originally Posted by HeyManHRU View Post
There is no need to use this tutorial if you have Kmeaw CFW.

With this method you can use CFW with it's advantages or swap to 3.70 and go onlline.