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October 3, 2011 // 7:08 pm - Following up on the QT Flasher for PS3 Test and Localized Versions for the ProgSkeet device, today PlayStation 3 developers uf6667, ago and bmx have made available the Winskeet40000 Rev 111002 software platform for Windows following by official Linux / Windows versions from uf6667.

Download: WinSkeet 4000 Rev 111002 for ProgSkeet PS3 / libusb0.dll / WinSkeet40000 111004 (Official) / Progskeet Flasher QT 20111004 (Official) / YASkeet (Linux Version of Flasher) / iSkeet (Mac OSX Version of Flasher)

Below are the recent changes, to quote:

11xxxx:

  • 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.

Notes:

  • If you're using 16MByte SAMSUNG NOR, please use Sector Size: 4kB/ Sector Count: 4096 and check "alternate writing method".
  • Differential flash, if you haven't noticed yet, will skip unnecessary writes (compares data on chip vs data in file)

Finally, below is GlitchSkeet Rev 111216 via Rogero for those who wish to RGH with ProgSkeet (for XBox 360 users primarily at this time).

Download: GlitchSkeet Rev 111216

To quote: GlitchSkeet: is another bitstream written specifically for the ProgSkeet flasher, which will allow it to operate as a Glitcher like the many Glitch-Chips out there now that are used to perform the Reset Glitch Hack on the XBox 360 console.

The GlitchSkeet Bitstream currently have support for only the "Trinity/Slim" XBox 360 board model, It may need some more tweaking as well as adding support for other XBox 360 board models in later releases as time allows.

But anyway, all Skeeters/ProgSkeet owners have the right to test this Bitstream as it is in its current state.

Compatibility: This Bitstream is compatible with ProgSkeet v1.1 Crystal Blue only, ProgSkeet v1.0 Crystal White won't work.

Preparation: Short R12 and R9, Open R11 and R10

Pinout:

GP5 = I2C_SCL
GP6 = I2C_SDA
Adr0 = CPU_RST (you must add a Capacitor of 220pf/230pf/270pf between Adr0 & Ground)
Adr2 = POST_OUT1
Adr4 = DEBUG PIN / LED

N.B: the Injectus Jtag USB programmer is needed in order to update ProgSkeet with this Bitstream.

Credits to uf6667, Ago, bmx, nice69 and to all ProgSkeet Team members and testers.


WinSkeet 4000 Rev 111002 for ProgSkeet on PS3 is Now Available

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#7 - elser1 - June 29, 2011 // 6:07 am
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if he can do all that why hasn't he gotten 3.6+ keys.. maybe hes not gonna release them.

#6 - CJPC - June 29, 2011 // 4:33 am
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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!

#5 - TheShroomster - June 29, 2011 // 4:05 am
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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.

#4 - PS4 News - June 29, 2011 // 3:59 am
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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.

#3 - TheShroomster - June 29, 2011 // 3:50 am
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so with a infectus you can downgrade from 3.66? will you still lose blu-ray playback?

#2 - kloops - June 29, 2011 // 2:56 am
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Bricking is Risky... I am glad i got a 3.55 ps3!

#1 - PS4 News - June 29, 2011 // 2:36 am
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I have now moved this to the main page and +Rep for the news Edmarts.