ProgSkeet PS3 Hardware Flasher Project is Announced


144w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer uf6667 has Tweeted news announcing a new PS3 hardware flasher project called ProgSkeet.

Currently the official site ProgSkeet.com doesn't offer any details beyond the ProgSkeet PS3 Install Diagrams and ProgSkeet Multi-Console Install Diagrams, however, he did provide some pictures (below, with high-res HERE) of the ProgSkeet device and the ProgSkeet Drivers, ProgSkeet Flasher Software and ProgSkeet Flasher Software Update followed by some more updates in THIS ongoing Forum thread.

Based on them, ProgSkeet appears to utilize an Actel A3P125 IC (datasheet HERE) which is common among modchips due to its security, and offers enough address lines for at least 2 (if not more) NANDs with 16 general purpose lines and boasts 125,000 system gates with 133 maximum user I/O lines. It also offers JTAG pads, presumably used for programming the device.

Upon completion, ProgSkeet will allow users to downgrade and jailbreak their PS3 similar to the Infectus Mod along with backing up and reflashing the console's memory.

More details will be posted as they become available on the ProgSkeet project, with a video now posted below and a ProgSkeet Review for those interested.












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daveshooter's Avatar
#16 - daveshooter - 144w ago
Looking how their marketing this, all I can say is ProgSkeet have big balls.

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#15 - CJPC - 144w ago
We received some more information on the ProgSkeet Flasher from Hardstore. The pricing list and features are attached, and their forum is located at http://www.progskeet.com/forum/index.php. Final user pricing is estimated around 49 Euros.

To quote (from the attached PDF):


1- Whether it is NAND, NOR or any other kind of non-volatile memory - just solder, plug in and operate!

2- Blazing fast read/write speed!

3- Beside software-side updates, you can also expect hardware updates powered by customer requests!

4- With a broad range of applications, such as EEPROM programming (among others: Altera, Lattice FPGA/CPLD), Bad flash recovery, more commonly known as "Unbricking" (Modems, video cards, cell phones, music players) and plain serial programming (manufacture of your own device).

5- Supported devices include, but are not limited to: K9F1G08, S29GL128, K8Q2815, HY27US08.

6- Industrial programmers often range in the EUR 1000+ range with limited customer support. ProgSkeet can compete with these programmers all the while maintaining low cost!

SOME KIND OF DEVICES SUPPORTED:

XBOX360 ALL NAND SUPPORT (ALL MODELS)
PS3 ALL NAND AND NOR FLASHES SUPPORT (ALL MODELS)
WII NAND CONSOLE (ALL MODELS)
PSP NAND CONSOLE (ALL MODELS)
ANY NAND OR NOR (CAR MARKET, HANDY PHONES etc, just send us a sample of the NAND and we
can add in 1 hour the support to read and write it FOR FREE!)

TRANSFER SPEED: 1MB/sec (ex. about 16 sec. to read or write a whole PS3 Slim NOR flash)

A solder-less tool will be released in the near future, and sold like an add‐on.

FINAL USER PRICE LIST:
49 EUR pcs. VAT
42 EUR for 5 pcs. incl. VAT
39 EUR for 10 pcs. incl. VAT

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#14 - rumblpak - 144w ago
Considering everything on this board could be purchased for around $35 without bulk purchasing (before printing), I don't think this will be too expensive. That said, modchip companies are notoriously greedy.

When the final version comes out I expect it to cost around $50 + shipping, which is fair for the hardware but it will more likely cost $60-$70 depending on the initial purchase amount. I just wish it had pins rather than pads, but that is more of a engineering preference.

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#13 - th3riddler - 144w ago
sweet, i'm probably gonna get this if they release it

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#12 - barrybarryk - 144w ago
These devices could be very handy, not really for the end user but people who offer services like YLOD repair for a fee for those who are afraid or can't be bothered could also offer a downgrading/unlocking service.













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