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ProgSkeet PS3 Hardware Flasher Project is Announced


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159w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer uf6667 has [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links]) 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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#97 - PS3 News - 70w ago
ProgSkeet 1.2 Bitstream 2013-03-30 by uf6668 is attached below, which fixes NOR issues with the following changes:

The long awaited fix for Progskeet 1.2 is finally here, uf6667 confirms this should fix the write issues people were getting with 1.2.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / ProgSkeet_12_130401_1824.rar‎ / ProgSkeet_12_120402_1730.rar‎

  • Dual boot using a switch (led on = secondary nand/nor, led off = primary nand/nor).
  • Supports both solderless nand and nor together. This should fix the write issues people were getting with 1.2.

ProgSkeet 1.2/1.21 BITSTREAM_12_130401_1824 (via forum.dayton360mods.com/showthread.php?947-Progskeet-1-2-1-21-bitstream-Mar-30-2013&p=2850#post2850) is the second progskeet v1.2 fix NOR bitstream.

ProgSkeet 1.2/1.21 BITSTREAM_12_120402_1730 (via forum.dayton360mods.com/showthread.php?947-Progskeet-1-2-1-21-bitstream-Mar-30-2013&p=2850#post2850) is another updated bitstream, again to fix the NOR read / write issues on the 1.2 / 1.21 progskeet.

ProgSkeet_12_130402_1730.dat
+ Added metastability to the DQ ports to filter out noise and glitches

ProgSkeet_12_130401_2010.dat
+ Reduced timeout from 1.3ms down to 320ns per word

ProgSkeet_12_130401_1824.dat
+ Added timeout for reads/writes (1ms), no more blocking
+ Fixed bug where it would read gpio from data pins rather than from gpio pins

ProgSkeet_12_130330_1909.dat
+ Increased metastability of USB (should no longer disconnect)
+ Restored Samsung Q compatibility that was caused by dualboot pin allocation

All known / released Progskeet 1.2 Bitstreams:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (1.68 MB)

  • ProgSkeet_12_121018_0031
  • ProgSkeet_12_121101_1223
  • ProgSkeet_12_121106_2121
  • ProgSkeet_12_130401_2010
  • ProgSkeet_Bitsream_12_130330_1909 [converts_to_works_as_1.1]
  • ProgSkeet_12_120402_1730
  • ProgSkeet_12_130401_1824

Winskeets/Yaskeet/Progskeet:

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  • ProgSkeet_110807
  • YASkeet_20111120
  • WinSkeet40000_111004
  • WinSkeet40000_manual_test
  • Winskeet111120
  • Winskeet111205

Finally, from uf6667 (via progskeet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=109417):

[uf6667]: [Register or Login to view links]
[uf6667]: nand and nor
[uf6667]: nor CONFIRMED working perfect
[uf6667]: if someone's eager to test nand, this is the one
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#96 - johnscrub - 71w ago
well i'm gonna try it as i've received my v1.21 today hopefully it all goes well!! wish me luck

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#95 - pinkone - 77w ago
servo386 It's very hard to do. If you are not not really good at soldering I wouldn't attempt it. A few guys here offer a downgrade service it may be your best bet to look into that.

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#94 - servo386 - 77w ago
In general, how difficult is to pull of one of these ProgSkeet mods? Specifically to one of the old CECH0A launch models? I am familiar with soldering but I'm not sure I would say I'm good at it. This for experienced circuit boarders? I've heard of people sucessfully hacking CECH0A's but I don't if they had to downgrade their FW's beforehand. Anyone have any experience with this particular circumstance?

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#93 - smart123 - 77w ago
Thank you for the info. I will go and try it.

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