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


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109w 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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Features:

  • 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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B4rtj4h's Avatar
#8 - B4rtj4h - 161w ago
There is a past-on work solution in progress. This way you do not need to solder and you can simply paste it on the motherboard.

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#7 - PS3 News - 161w ago
According to judges it seems possible, as he stated "I've already managed to downgrade my OFW 3.61 to CFW 3.55."

Keep in mind the crazy install soldering required to do it though.

rocha160's Avatar
#6 - rocha160 - 161w ago
so will i be able to downgrade my 3.60 ps3 with this?

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#5 - PS3 News - 161w ago
The Teensy (pjrc.com/teensy/) is a complete USB-based microcontoller development system, in a very small footprint, capable of implementing many types of projects. All programming is done via the USB port. No special programmer is needed, only a standard "Mini-B" USB cable and a PC or Macintosh with a USB port.

rocha160's Avatar
#4 - rocha160 - 161w ago
are these good news?

Nice now i just need a teensy board to play with.
sorry for the noob question but what is a teensey board?

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