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October 3, 2011 // 9:08 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:


  • 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.


  • 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


Adr0 = CPU_RST (you must add a Capacitor of 220pf/230pf/270pf between Adr0 & Ground)
Adr2 = POST_OUT1

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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#67 - HeyManHRU - August 29, 2011 // 6:11 am
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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 - August 28, 2011 // 12:15 pm
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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 - August 28, 2011 // 3:24 am
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Something like what you just said was supposedly accomplished, look here -

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

#64 - michael040990 - August 28, 2011 // 3:05 am
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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 - August 27, 2011 // 8:04 pm
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I think imma do it too

#62 - Marsupilami - August 27, 2011 // 6:30 pm
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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 - August 26, 2011 // 6:49 pm
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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 - August 24, 2011 // 8:59 am
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I think my PS3 is old enough to try to crack open.


#59 - mushy409 - August 23, 2011 // 6:17 am
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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 - August 23, 2011 // 6:04 am
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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.
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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.