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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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#27 - saviour07 - August 16, 2011 // 2:58 am
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Good news

I think this method requires 3.55 on the ps3 to begin with before upgrading to 3.70 though, so then it can be stored to the ProgSkeet and then reapplied after an upgrade has occurred - kind of like a checkpoint for the Firmware to restore to.

Next step probably is going to be Dual Firmwares enabled via something like this, although I suppose most people would want a usb version lol

#26 - sharks - August 16, 2011 // 2:27 am
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now that this has been accomplished, i think that all 3.70 games will also be playable on 3.55 via patches. *crossing fingers*

#25 - superkar38 - August 16, 2011 // 1:29 am
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Hello please, is anyone knows when 3.70 downgrade will be available to 3.55? is it really 3.70 to 3.55 are available now, when will be available please?

#24 - Nadrian - August 16, 2011 // 1:00 am
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Quote Originally Posted by elser1 View Post
that's kool. does anyone know if this progskeet device will be made available soon?

i can't find it for sale in australia..

Someone previously posted a link to a website called oz3ds that was selling it for something like US$66 with free shipping (I think it said that it was an Aussie based store).

Quote Originally Posted by XSamurai View Post
So is there any other difference between the slim and the phat then the size of the nand?

Think I read in the past that the smaller nand versions have parts of their firmware stored on hdd. So is it now just about to adapt it to the smaller nand size or will we get in trouble cause of the external storage of some part of the fw on hdd?

If you got any infos about that fact, pls let me know!

it depends, which motherboards your comparing.

#23 - Ezio - August 16, 2011 // 12:40 am
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Quote Originally Posted by tripleh1567 View Post
download link?

It's too soon yet.

#22 - tripleh1567 - August 16, 2011 // 12:36 am
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download link?

#21 - Ezio - August 16, 2011 // 12:29 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Lacourse2012 View Post
3.70 custom firmware perhaps soon?

No, I don't believe. Did he go in FSM with a simple dongle on 3.70? I think it isn't possible because from 3.60 you cannot more use jailbreak to go in FSM.

But to downgrade from 3.60+ using a flasher you need to be in fsm or you have to patch lv1. However I'll wait for more explainations from dospiedra, this news (and 3.55 modded) are very interesting!!

ps: uf6667 said "Also big surprise also for 3.56-3.70 users "

#20 - jamel240 - August 16, 2011 // 12:06 am
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when... soo coool.. (impatient me)

#19 - Lacourse2012 - August 16, 2011 // 12:04 am
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3.70 custom firmware perhaps soon?

#18 - Pcsx2006 - August 15, 2011 // 11:52 pm
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Great news guys.