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September 24, 2011 // 7:54 pm - This weekend the ProgSkeet Team has made available a video demonstrating the ProgSkeet PS3 Solderless and Dual NAND Kit Tools alongside details below.

To quote: We are happy to introduce you the SOLDERLESS KITS for our ProgSkeet device!

The main word is "BE FLEXIBLE" as ProgSkeet project will be the BEST TOOLKIT for the NAND and NOR flashing!!! We present today the NAND TOOL KITS, in few days we will be ready also with NOR TOOL KITS!!! Stay Tuned

1 - PROGSKEET is 100% PIN to PIN compatible with the SOCKET tool sold from this site

Just connect the ProgSkeet 32 pin special flat cable. (please note that this version don't support programming or reading with out the device is powered on. A new version will be released with the VCC pad to manage NANDS with a self power provided from PROGSKEET) and also us we will offer this socket in a package together with the 20 cm 32 PIN flat cable.

2 - ADAPTOR PCB: This pcb is an adaptor from 50PIN ZIF PROGSKEET CONNECTOR (necessary for the coming "NOR SOCKET" solderless tools) to 2 x 32 PIN ZIF connector. With this adaptor progskeet is able to manage 2 NANDS on the DEVICE and also extra 2x SECONDARY NANDS (for dual nand feature). The kit include the 50 pin flat cable from PROGSKEET to ADAPTOR PCB.

3 - NAND PCB: This "optional" pcb has a 1Gbit NAND flash on board. Progkseet is able to use it like a backup nand or switch this nand and use it instead the NAND on the board of the device. The feature called "DUAL NAND" allow to support different NANDs ONLINE and test firmwares in a easy fast way. The software will be ready soon to support this feature, user can also attach a switch to progskeet to allow a fast selection of the NANDs without using the PC tool.

Progskeet support max 2 x NAND PCB on each ADAPTOR PCB, the kit include a 32 PIN 3CM flat cable (from NAND PCB to NAND SOCKET)

You can see a FULL PROGSKEET KIT SAMPLE where is clear how is the complete kit with 2x NANDS PCB and 2x NANDS SOCKETS (on the picture miss one socket sorry J ) but I think the concept is clear.

The big advantage of PROGSKEET is that can work on ANY CONSOLE / DEVICE, is study to be MODULAR and so is MUCH CHEAPER then any other solution that is specific addressed to a device.

The nice special FLAT CABLES are also easy to be fitted inside the device without bit problems, and also the KIT is removable in few minutes and is not PERMANENT.


We will send tomorrow more infos and pictures regarding PROGSKEET V1.1 "CRYSTAL BLUE LIMITED EDITION" in production in these days and available in the market soon!

Nice news also about the PROGSKEET software, that now support new nice features.


Video: ProgSkeet PS3 Solderless and Dual NAND Kit Tools Demo

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#59 - Nuppi - December 7, 2011 // 7:13 pm
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A solderless solution would be amazing.

#58 - elser1 - November 23, 2011 // 9:53 pm
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so is this available to get yet? i need a nor dual fw version if there is one..

#57 - candan - November 23, 2011 // 9:41 pm
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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 - November 20, 2011 // 11:45 pm
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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 - November 20, 2011 // 10:52 pm
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this will make things nice, quick and relatively pain free

#54 - bitsbubba - November 20, 2011 // 9:19 pm
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Take that E3
#ProgSkeet: Complete solderless NAND dualboot POC works, no more cutting traces!

#53 - PS4 News - November 20, 2011 // 9:17 pm
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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


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:


  • 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.


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


  • 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,


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#52 - joffe - November 20, 2011 // 9:19 am
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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 - November 19, 2011 // 10:54 pm
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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 - November 18, 2011 // 10:20 am
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that's amazing!!!