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NORway - Teensy++ 2.0 NOR Flasher for PS3 v0.5 is Released

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113w ago - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 developer judges has updated the Teensy++ 2.0 NOR flasher NORway for PS3 to version 0.5 with the changes outlined below.

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NORway v0.5 Changelog:

  • Added block table for Samsung K8Q2815UQB. The programming modes "writeword" and "writewordubm" don't require manual chip/sector erase prior to writing anymore!
  • Bugfix: "NORway.py COMx release" didn't work. Now you can leave Teensy powered at all times and console will boot up correctly after issuing a "release" command
  • Bugfix: increased TRANSMIT_TIMEOUT for Teensy's serial device to 10000ms (required for OS X)
  • Bugfix: disabled DSR/DTR flow control (wasn't working reliably on OS X)
  • Bugfix: TRISTATE wasn't set correctly
  • Added additional verification when writing is done. Although each write command verifies each written sector/block, it happened that written bytes weren't persistent
  • Added "verify" command

NORway v0.6 Beta Changelog:

  • Changed programming modes "write", "writeword" and "writewordubm" to "vwrite", "vwriteword" and "vwritewordubm".
  • Added new programming modes that skip verification for single 4KB blocks: "write", "writeword" and "writewordubm".
  • Moved verification algorithm to Teensy.

Update: From littlebalup: Hi ladies and gents, As an alternative to WAYgui by Swizzy, here comes my personal simple programs, written in batch and compiled as exe, to easily launch and work with the well known NORway and NANDway python scripts by Judges.

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  • Multi-lingual (English and french only for the moment, with auto-detection per windows language) If someones would like to translate to another languages, sources are available.
  • Teensy COM port auto-detection
  • Multi-dumps (I mean you can define a quantity of dumps to perform)
  • Binary dumps comparison after dumps (if multi-dumps) with log file.

Install note:

  • Simply paste the exe files into the same directory as NORway.py / NANDway.py
  • Execute

Update #2: New version of NORPatch available from judges: Norpatch v4.60.0

  • Added OFW 4.60 recognition

Update #3: New version of NORPatch available from judges: Norpatch v4.65.0

  • Added OFW 4.65 recognition

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#28 - petergotsole - 5w ago
Hello everyone, thank you for taking the time to read this as im writing this 310am after 7+ hours of searching how to 'jailbreak/downgrade' my ps3 to 3.55.

Note I am a complete noob and im sorry if this has been asked a million times but believe me when i say i tried putting peoples opinions and answers together and still couldn't come up with a solution.

I have 2 Slim PS3's (second gen) and only want to jailbreak 1 due to reading a bunch of forums and opinions how one shouldn't be jailbroken, sooo...

Both are running on 4.60 but the upgrades before were 2.70 (cech2001A) for one of them and 3.40 (cech2501A) for the other so both of them are good to go but i plan on downgrading my 3.40.

I'm aware i need a flasher and I've seen plenty tutorials but they're a little out of my price range so i was leaning more towards the NORway teensy but even then there are many options to choose from.

So what im asking of you guys/girls is a complete checklist of things i need to get and maybe how to disassemble and solder (also wondering 1-10 how hard and chances of me bricking my system) the board or whatever it is and what i need to program to downgrade. I know theres a difference between NOR and NAND and i think i have a NOR since all slims are NOR but haven't seen any tutorials for them.

After all that downgrading now what? do i begin jailbreaking and what sources do i need? (if its anything like the iphone lol if not i apologize)

My main intention isn't to pirate anything but i have my reasons and maybe have some fun on mw3 hosting lobbies (with friends) since a lot of people are against hacking online.

Also i've read many that if i were to hack online i would get banned instantly for any game especially well known games.

so thank you to whoever can respond to these question, i really do appreciate anyone taking the time to help me with my troubles. i have an empty shopping cart waiting....

Reason why i leaned towards the teensy is after reading about NORway.. it's the software for Teensy++ 2.0 development board and brings stability and reliability to NOR flash reading.

most importantly Teensy++ 2.0 development board is made by US company and it costs USD 27 with pins solder to it, which means no custom import taxes for people in the US. so, what you need:

  • NORway: free and open source software
  • Teensy++ 2.0 development board with pins soldered to make it easier for you
  • 360-clip NOR clip 58-pin
  • female jumper wires

bottom line for less money you get much better solution, which is something from the past for me. last, but not least and for completeness i want to mention that you will need to solder few extra pins to Teensy++ 2.0, because the version with soldered pins doesn't have all necessary for NORway work pins soldered.

that again can be done from someone for you for just a few bucks - at the end you will end up with a actually NOR programmer with professional quality and reliability and you can even help other people with it and make money.

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#27 - nikolass - 109w ago
can i downgrade 4.xx ps3 with just a Teensy ++ 2.0 ?

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#26 - evajoly - 121w ago
love this thanks

ullasmanju's Avatar
#25 - ullasmanju - 121w ago
thanks man it helped me a lot...

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#24 - PS3 News - 155w ago
NORway - Teensy++ 2.0 NOR flasher for PS3 v0.4 is now released by judges.

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Just finished NORway v0.4 beta 10. Implemented CrackMyDay's excellent bulk writing method, which reduces programming time for "writeword" mode from 60mins to less than 10mins. "writewordubm" mode also doubled its speed (

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