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Project PNM Stand-Alone Mode for PS3 NOR Flash Mangement

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185w ago - As a follow-up to the previous Project PNM news, here is another update from PlayStation 3 hacker No_One below.

To quote: Hi mates, I wanted to give you news concerning the PNM project. I really missed time. But I just finished what I call the "stand-alone mode". In this mode, we can do everything concerning the NOR FLASH mangement.

Here are the functions working now:

  • copy memory
  • dump memory
  • update memory
  • display memory CRC32
  • read memory
  • display memory details

PNM is now working with 2 NOR sockets and 1 "virtual" one which is the PS3 embedded memory. It means for example that now we can dump/update the PS3 NOR like any flasher, but also copy its content to another FLASH and so on...

Next step now consists in wiring the PNM board to the PS3. This is what I call the "PS3 mode". I will do it next week

I will of course give you details, some nice pictures and maybe a video. We are not so far to be capable to dual firmware the PS3 and do some nice progress in FLASH decrypting.

Have fun !


PS: For people asking why I simply didn't use a twice capacity NOR FLASH (32MBytes) instead of 2 NOR FLASH (16MBytes). This is simply because it is easy for SONY to disable the dual firmware feature using what we call the "Product ID". Original NOR has a unique product ID (16Mbytes). A simple check and you cannot anymore use PNM.

Project PNM Stand-Alone Mode for PS3 NOR Flash Mangement

Project PNM Stand-Alone Mode for PS3 NOR Flash Mangement

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#41 - saaqi - 192w ago
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Wow the good news just keep coming, first the CFW with PS2 backups and PSN access and now 3.60 keys what can a Jailbroken PS3 owner want more?

#40 - TheShroomster - 192w ago
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Great news... But the 3.6xx keys, wouldn't they only be the public key? Only good for decryption? Isn't the private key needed to sign a CFW?

#39 - PS4 News - 192w ago
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Following up on his previous update, PlayStation 3 hacker No_One has now announced that the PS3 3.60 Slim NOR Flash has been dumped via PNM board socket and the 3.6x keys may be coming soon.

To quote: Hi mates, I'm going to be on vacations for 3 weeks. I just wanted to tell you that PNM project will be stopped during this period.

But, i've some great news for you. I successfully dumped a 3.60 NOR flash using one of the socket ! The second socket has been validated too. We are not far from our main goal : "jailbreak again the PS3" !

Here are some snapshots:

  • host console with a new feature (NOR FLASH details...)
  • PNM with a NOR Flash on Socket #1
  • an extract of the 3.60 NOR dump as a proof



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#38 - Maihkyz - 192w ago
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Very cool

#37 - costocart - 192w ago
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be careful coz that 'someone' could go to prison

ps: no i'm not from the FBI

#36 - dyceast - 192w ago
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Holy Moly...

I hope someone local can do this for me, haha...

#35 - daveshooter - 193w ago
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ow my god look at the wiring, lol. thanks for the image it looks worse than it really is tho I hope.

I reckon this is something that any home user can do, even tho people may not have all the tools to do it but its worth getting them, maplins or radioshack is a good start. before i continue i must say its 29 past 3 in the morning here in the uk and I have drank way to much to post but hay who cares it the weekend.

Anyway this is something I am going to try and film right from the start and hopefully show how I believe is easy diy home electronics hopefully.

Soldering is so easy anyone can do it, if you have the right tools, and the know how,and there is no reason not to be creative and make your own duel boot jig once people can see how straight forward it can be. it really is not that hard. The hard part is getting the chips i thinks.

one thing to do is get yourself a weller iron and try de soldering old pcb boards to practice on, if your a noob that is, electro static is a must to read up on and take seriously, and keeping everything Short and sweet, and that means the links between the jig and the ps3 pcb as well.

I hope that people take an interest in this, and share there tricks because it will repair things that would generally have be thrown away because of crashed os pasacly.

Once again I have been drinking, and wish all members a happy weekend and enjoy.

#34 - HeyManHRU - 193w ago
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Good news guys, Spanish developer DosPiedras was able to make a device that enables dual nand booting. That means you're able to play backups and run homebrew on 3.55 CFW whilst you are able to go on 3.66 OFW to play the latest games and use PSN.


s3nint3!This may lead to the 3.60+ Keys and it only works on NAND consoles at the moment, according to DosPiedras. He is still working out minor kinks. Expect a full Tutorial in a couple of days.

Source: elotrolado.net/hilo_cfw-3-55-y-ofw-3-66-a-la-vez-solo-cambiando-un-switch_1645953

Here is a direct quote from the source:
cfw 3.55 y ofw 3.66 a la vez Solo cambiando un switch

Noticion! En las proximas horas podremos tener cfw 3.55 para jugar backups y 3.66 para jugar online a la vez!

Which translats to:
Breaking News! In the next few hours we could have cfw 3.55 to play backups and 3.66 to play online at the same time!

#33 - dtwaling - 193w ago
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This could get me into trouble at home, this kind of stuff is more for people who can't stand leaving a good puzzle alone, but my kids and wife would get impatient with the game downtime. I just need to save for another console to hack on in my office. ...fake or not I am always curious to see where these things go.

#32 - tonybologna - 193w ago
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Thanks for the update boss!


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