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Project: Dual Boot PS3 - 2 NOR Flashes with Switch for Brick Recovery


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136w ago - I want to give everyone the heads-up on my Dual Boot PS3 (2 NOR Flashes with Switch for Brick Recovery) project and try and get some feedback...

For the last few days I've been busy unbricking/downgrading etc. The spare time I've had has gone into designing my own Dual NOR expansion board for the PS3

Basics are this: It allows you to install 2 firmwares - one on either NOR which can be easily enabled/disabled via switch on the mod board. Initially the NOR expansion will need flashing (Dump NOR 1 & flash NOR 2 with the image)

Could be used as a "Brick Backup" if for any reason you brick your onboard NOR, you have a second image on the expansion.
Primary use is of course to Dual Boot firmware without needing to use your programmer all the time - initial program would be a one-off.

Can be quite useful, hence the reason for designing it. I am quite aware of the fact there are other products available which function the same. This is my own design which is a fair bit cheaper than the current Dual setups.

Once final thing, please bear in mind this is a VERY early prototype atm and still in testing. More than likely there will be a few changes along the way, but updates will be regular (finally got my head round Cadsoft)

I've attached a 3D sample picture... please share your comments!




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#56 - edokassiah - 110w ago
damn that thing looks cool as hell can't wait, yeah looks like you ditched the switch how are you gonna switch the nor's?

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#55 - mushy409 - 110w ago
Another update for you lot... Pic of a semi-complete PCB with Teensy++ 2.0 attached.

Just running a few tests with read/write etc, then I need to test the switch PCB. So far looking good!

edokassiah's Avatar
#54 - edokassiah - 110w ago
bravo mushy yes zif connectors are a pain to get ahold of plus i'm sure a lot of people have those teensy usb boards from the old jailbreak method.

keep up the good work been checking in for the last few weeks for any updates any eta on when your gonna release your creation? i'll be more than happy to help

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#53 - mushy409 - 110w ago
Ok guys and girls, it's been a while since I posted anything new... The last working prototype I made had a 50pin ZIF socket to be directly connected to Progskeet - This has been put on hold for now...

The latest working prototype is now DIRECTLY compatible with the Teensy++ 2.0 (NORway 0.6 beta)

Reasons for the redesign... The 50Pin ZIF is a pain to get hold of, as well as solder to the PCBs. Also the FFC cables are expensive and are rarely in stock in the UK

Here's a few little tasters of whats been going on the last few weeks...

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#52 - edokassiah - 110w ago
any teasers? sorry for being excitement but this hands down will big huge to the scene if what you stated was true about it being a bit cheaper than other products on the market

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