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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:

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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#37 - elser1 - August 17, 2011 // 12:24 am
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Quote Originally Posted by damox View Post
ozmodchips are selling them (and you can get the infectus too! - Melbourne based)


thanks mate +rep!!

excellent news for the downgrade!

#36 - mushy409 - August 16, 2011 // 10:28 pm
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Just like to say congrats to those guys. Believe me a LOT of hard work has gone into this.

I was so close to releasing some stuff of my own, but I've been beaten to it... Hats off tho guys, well done! (damn you infectus!)

#35 - dyceast - August 16, 2011 // 8:15 pm
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Amazing Stuff. But good luck using that tutorial (kindle the console ???) lol

#34 - PS4 News - August 16, 2011 // 5:56 pm
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Here is a guide from dospiedras1973, roughly translated: elotrolado.net/hilo_downgrade-3-7x-para-slim-y-fat-s-con-nor-flash_1659475

PS3 3.7x Downgrade for Slims and Fats with NOR Flash

Hello all, I got it at the end we have a downgrader for slim consoles this time is different than it has done with consoles fat, I've got the two flashers progskeet Teensy++ and Al nougat!

We need:


First dumped our NOR flash, the file must accurately measure "16,777,216 bytes" neither more nor less. Draw out several to be absolutely sure of what you do.. cojemos the dump "example josejuan.bin" and we have to introduce it in a file flowrebuilder to make it readable (bytereverse) the option is called bytereverse dump and extract rules. what we do and we will create a file but the extension ends in. bin.REV

Open it with the hxd and took our personal data to the console EID, BOOTLOADER, CSID and METLDR no need to put any more. take them out as follows:

Choose for example in this case to stick our METLDR prepatched to downgrade the image attached to this tutorial

Inside the folder where we put the flowrebuilder. rev also has created another folder called "nombredeldump.EXT" then there are our personal archives of our console and we need to introduce them to catch some pre-patched image that I have since opened the hxd and open the file and metldr downgrade.bin is inside the folder asecure_loader.

Choose the tab on the hxd metldr and copy the entire contents into HEX and enter the downgrade.bin and press control + 820 g write position is that of METLDR. right-click on the first line of position 820 to give to "stick type" and so the same way we introduce others to enter the files are:

  • METLDR: Position "820" size "EDE0" (Note: Correction by dospiedras1973: Correct Offset "810" size "E960")
  • BOOTLOADER_0 Position "FC0000" size "40000"
  • EID: Position "2F000" size "10000"
  • CISD: Position "3F000" size "800"

Then we take the downgrade.bin with saved changes and we put in the option flowrebuilder bytereverse dump and extract rules PROGRAM THIS TIME WE WILL GIVE AN ERROR but is a normal error, if error occurs is that okay done and you create a file named downgrade.bin.REV will be the file you have to enter in the console "flash"

If all went well to finish writing you kindle the console and will press the button or English ps push button NO NOTHING PULSE IS apagais the console and put it in factory service mode once this need to put the correct file system for 3.55 jaicrab with lv2diag of cfw without reader and a special:


Kindle the console with the stick with these two files on the usb device into the far right of the console and shut down one to 10 / 15 minutes, kindle the console without any usb connected to verify that you correctly leads to xmb If all went well apagais the console and you put your lv2diag FILE2 of this pack: http://www.mediafire.com/?b07qrb96iz99ibb

The console will turn on and 20 seconds will turn itself off and CONGRATULATIONS you have your console in functional kmeaw cfw 3.55 100%

Thanks:

DiGiTaLAnGeL (Tester with progskeet)
Glevand & mfw builder team (cfw)
NDT (Assistant) is a very good person
JaiCraB (lv2diag without reader)
Robs1 (my guide with the normal flash)
EussNL (his great support in the wiki that I use every day PS3DevWiki.com)
Defyboy (to create PS3DevWiki)
A whole channel #irc-hispano.org darkps3 for their support and many hours of testing we have hit eh!
DemonHades (because if you had not put the cover on your website with the lie that contastes on me, I had not met or uf6667 DigitalAngel and these two helped me a lot)

Download: PS3 Dospiedras1973 Downgrade Pack / PS3 Transplante v1

From dospiedras1973: by psicoleo, uf6667 and I have made an application (PS3 Transplante v1 above) to automate the use hex editors to modify the downgrade.bin bytereversed you put your flash in donor and recipient and will downgrade.bin in the process hxd without...

you not need hex edit anymore... and "If at any time during the downgrade DISPLAY RED (RSOD) STOP PROCESS IMMEDIATELY I WILL RELEASE A FIX SOON" Please be patient




PS3 Models: NAND 256MB / VFLASH 16MB (NOR)

PS3 Fat:

  • CECHA = 256MB
  • CECHB = 256MB
  • CECHC = 256MB
  • CECHE = 256MB
  • CECHG = 256MB
  • CECHH = 16MB
  • CECHJ = 16MB
  • CECHK = 16MB
  • CECHL = 16MB
  • CECHM = 16MB
  • CECHP = 16MB
  • CECHQ = 16MB

PS3 Slim:

  • CECH-20..A = 16MB
  • CECH-20..B = 16MB
  • CECH-21..A = 16MB
  • CECH-21..B = 16MB
  • CECH-250.A = 16MB
  • CECH-250.B = 16MB
  • CECH-250.A = 16MB
  • CECH-250.B = 16MB
  • CECH-251.A = 16MB
  • CECH-251.B = 16MB

Update: New Method - PS3 Downgrade v2 Supports all NOR Flash via TwoStone: darkconsoles.com/foro/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16

Download: PS3 Downgrade v2 / PS3 3.70 to 3.55 Downgradable Model List / Progskeet QT Flasher for PS3 Test and Localized Versions / ProgSkeet PS3 NOR Downgrade v2 Patcher

I updated entire patch method with new v2 with some fixes, now be compatible with all consoles except 2504b DATECODE 1B and 3000 consoles. Write a new method consisting of 6 patches, this time we will use to edit the dump hxd original of your PS3 (make backup)

Steps:

First check if our standards Dump bytereversed, to start patching the original dump.bin file we must first ensure that the beginning of the flash at offset 200 is readable "IFI" if instead you see "FI.I "Your rules need to patch it bytereverse before (a and go back to him to put it in bytereverse the console to be read again" FI.I "when we patched the files and offset's a patch are these

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Easy, normal and cojemos the patch1 for example, copy content and paste it patch1 0C0010 writing and so the rest (the file size does not vary after the stripe)

The rest of the downgrade is the same as before, factory mode, and pup jaicrab lv2diag nochecks.pup of the previous release.

#33 - NTA - August 16, 2011 // 5:06 pm
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Epic stuff! All that time paid off in the end. Glad to see the results.

#32 - anon777 - August 16, 2011 // 3:01 pm
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Wooow!!!

#31 - Malax - August 16, 2011 // 1:41 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by EiKii View Post
This method doesn't need a dump from 3.55, nor do the other downgrade methods, and for 3.56 service mode, most likely yes, as you patch 3.55 cos and then are able to leave service mode

Oh wow, this is good news. I was thinking you needed a previous dump of your 3.5 firmware, but if not and essentially any 3.7 can perform the downgrade, that's great news.

#30 - oVERSoLDiER - August 16, 2011 // 9:03 am
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That's awesome News ! Hope to see more proofs about it or maybe a update/downgrade *.PUP in the future.

But great process, indeed.

#29 - EiKii - August 16, 2011 // 7:16 am
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This method doesn't need a dump from 3.55, nor do the other downgrade methods, and for 3.56 service mode, most likely yes, as you patch 3.55 cos and then are able to leave service mode

#28 - gunman2011 - August 16, 2011 // 3:04 am
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Good news.. so is there any hope now to fix the 3.56 [ factory service mode ] stuck, my ps3 is sleeping since long time.

please anyone has any idea lets us know many people will be happy for this.