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


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137w 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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#46 - gawen - 121w ago
Instead of an external switch board, would it be possible to use one of the buttons on the PS3? For example you could use the Power button to start the PS3 with OFW, and the Eject button to start the PS3 with CFW? Or use the PS3 controller to start the PS3 with CFW?

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#45 - edokassiah - 121w ago
Please don't tell the project is dead will help in anyway possible

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#44 - atlask2 - 123w ago
what's news Mushy ?

banny's Avatar
#43 - banny - 133w ago
Quote Originally Posted by mushy409 View Post
Currently I'm using 4 switches to keep the signals seperate. I'll have some more free time this week to carry on with the project so keep checking!

I keep passing by, waiting for news, seems i'm not getting email alerts to updates

All I can do is hope you get the results your looking for soon. I have a fat ps3, if you need a beta tester for one of those

Only joking, well half joking anyway, just waiting for a price and a date

nino7050's Avatar
#42 - nino7050 - 134w ago
I asked because I thought to tell you to use a multi switch (no need to change whenever you move one of the other 4, 5 switches) Of course, multiple switch must be of high quality)

Remain alert to your masterpiece of art, please continue, do not get beat.

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