Team EyDIY has announced that their flagship product, the E3 Nor Flasher now able to downgrade from all official firmwares of up to 4.11 down to 3.55 CFW with fast dual-booting promised by the developer. Great news, now let’s see how progskeet reacts. 1: New mainboard Fast dual boot successfully with E3 FLASHER. Click here to download...
This True Blue patch will enable downgraded (v3.56+) PS3 consoles to function with the True Blue dongle. After performing the steps provided below, you’ll be able to boot v3.6x+ when the TB dongle is inserted. This patch was developed by KADO and released by Abkarino. Instructions and files are available below.
This is a very long waited patch for downgraded console to work with the famous true-blue jb2 dongle.
this patch is brought to you by my lovely brother KADO.
KADO brought to you a great patch for downgraded console to work with True-Blue jb2 dongles.
He told me that this patch is a special patch and he hope that people learn more info from reversing it.
Also he told me that he released it because he just want give them warn.
If you attend to downgrade 3.56+ console and use TB dongle after that then use this steps (if you already at Rogero CFW V2.0 do the same steps also).
Developer Uf6667, Ago, and bmx have teamed up to port the original ProgSkeet flasher app over to QT–calling it the “QT Flasher”. Since QT is a multi-platform framework, other developers shouldn’t have problems porting this QT Flasher onto other operating systems (e.g. Linux and Mac OS X). The QT Flasher app introduces a number of new features not found in the original flasher–see the bullet points below.
Update: New localized version now available for download.
Today i would like to introduce you the new step in the Progskeet evolution: the “QT” Flasher…
The actual public version is a bit “buggy” and difficult to use, and it works well only on Windows XP, as Windows 7 and other OS have compatibility problems with it (some are just crappy things that you can fix with some tricks, while other makes the Flasher crash).
During the last times, the Flasher developer which constantly works on it to improve the stability and the features, has gave a big push to the Flasher, making the choice of using a powerful and multi-platform framework such as QT!
QT is a framework which can allow the developer to write a program and make it work the same way on the 3 main platforms : Windows,Linux and Mac OS X without worrying about write tons of lines to make it work on the currently running platform: QT will do the dirty work for you.
Because of this, @uf6667, helped by two other good coders named Ago and bmx, started to port the original Flasher to QT… and as always we (DiGiTaLAnGeL) and some others have the privilege to beta-test this new and awesome version of the Flasher.
Let’s start with some hightlights: at the moment, the version we have is the Windows one, which then will be called WinSkeet40000,followed by Linuxkeet (Linux) and iSkeet(MAC OS X).
The interface is full of new things… and for now we can use these features:
- The “evil” progskeet.log is gone, and the event log is now embedded in the flasher itself, in realtime!
- You can manually read,write and now erase too.
- You can use presets and create new ones, matching your NOR/NAND flash -now there are some presets for the PS3 flashes and XBOX360 NAND-.
- You can change the write method, between buffered write (the default one) or use the “single word” or “double word” mode (you can use it when something goes wrong or your tasks fails).
- Now the flasher is splitted in tabs: “Common”,”NOR”,”NAND” and “Patcher” making it more easier and faster to use.
- The byteswap function is still here, working flawlessly on both writing and reading.
- You can use the “patcher” tab:useful to apply patch to your dump on the fly.
- There is an option to change to refresh-cycle of the flash (for slower/faster flashes).
- Progskeet Flasher is being translated! For now there are english,french and german languages -italian and all the others are coming-
- The “verify” task is now done at the end of the read->erase->write process.
The patcher is the very sexy thing of the QT version, apart from the rocksolid framework:
It works selecting the .bin to patch and with a textfile, containing a syntax like this:
filename is relative to the patch.txt file, and the offset and lenght parameters are writted in HEX format (without the leading “0x”)
Developer dospiedras1973 from elotrolado has released the steps to take in order to downgrade your PS3 using a hardware flasher device like ProgSkeet or Teensy++ for those that own PS3 models that are using the 16mb NOR Flash. What you will need is a PS3 fat or slim updated to standard v3.70 firmware, a ProgSkeet or Teensy++, hxd program, and a file available to download called Downgrade.bin. Make sure the PS3 is on firmware v3.70 and not any other firmware. Do not try any other version as that has not been tested. As always use with caution and make sure you know what you are doing before attempting this. Below is a rough translation from elotrolado.
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!
fat or slim console with updated standards to 3.70 “DO NOT TRY TO ANOTHER VERSION”
Solution to write and read the rules of the console (or flasher progskeet teensy + +)
hxd program (which I use to edit hex)
a beer (this is important)
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”
An Italian developer group who calls themselves DiGiTaLAnGeL claims that they have been able to downgrade a slim PS3 running v3.70 firmware to v3.55 CFW using some unreleased files and the ProgSkeet device. If this is true and the files get released later, it is some really good news. It will definitely get more people to go after the ProgSkeet device. A tutorial will be coming soon. Below is a rough translation of the post.
For the first time, we have been involved in something truly spectacular
We were the first in the world to test the downgrade from 3.70 to 3:55 on a PS3 Slim (With flash memory, ” NOR “) using the ProgSkeet and patched some files provided by dospiedra, a famous Spanish coder already discovered on the crest of the wave for the method of going back to 3:55 / 3:41 with the PS3 (FAT flash memory “NAND”).
After several attempts, in collaboration with dospiedra, we got to go back from 3.70 to 3:55, enter the factory mode with a simple key to jailbreak, rifleshare a modified version of 3:55 to prevent the SYSCON (the registry in between downgrades) was consulted during the downgrade and now we are happily at 3:55 KMEAW!
With this version of moddata 3:55, you can perform a memory dump today and you can switch on the fly from 3:55 to 3.70 without having to make all this long procedure times: progskeet using it you can go straight to 3.70 changed to 3:55!
Dospiedra said it will release details on the patches applied to the NOR and the update file as soon as possible.
New life for those who arrived too late to enjoy the benefits of the 3:55?
Following the recent updates about the PS3 NOR flash dumping from uf6667 and No One, a developer by the name of judges has released Teensy++ 2.0 flasher software called NORway. This is a very simple flashing software project that uses an improvment of the original code by marcan. This will use the Teensy++ 2.0 as the hardware interface to do the dumping and flashing jobs on PS3 consoles that are NOR based in their flash designs.
Here comes my initial release of a NOR flasher soft for the PS3 called “NORway”. I know, there are other “WIP” projects, but I got a little impatient, so I’ve decided to create my own solution. It’s a port of “noralizer” by marcan, a pretty good working NOR flasher implementation for another FPGA board.
Anyway, here’s the README.txt, which should explain everything: NORway v0.1
This project has been ported for the Teensy++ 2.0 from the original NOR flasher tool (“noralizer” by Hector Martin “marcan” ) that was used to flash AsbestOS onto the demo PS3 at 27C3, and for experimentation.
For those interested in downgrading their custom firmware v3.55 enabled PS3 to a lower firmware, there’s a tutorial for that–with video. This video will walk you through downgrading from v3.55 to v3.50, then from v3.50 to v3.40–while retaining the QA menu. Credit goes to alchybear at nextgenupdate.
You may ask yourself, “Well, what’s the point of downgrading to a lower firmware”. We don’t know, but the complete tutorial is below.
Just awhile ago, forum member solidpsycho of psx-scene released a method that you can use to downgrade your PS3 running firmware v.355 to v3.41. This method has been confirmed to work on the original PS3 models (fat) but not on the slim PS3 models–causing slim PS3 models to brick. With that being said, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Developer Klutsh just released psfServiceMod v0.3.1, which is aimed to fix a few remaining bugs.
“For those who have not seen a new build of psfServiceMod is on-line, lets just hope this solves the few remaining bug’s
Why bother updating?
Well to be honest if your not having any problems now, you wont really gain much by updating.”