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Project PNM PS3 NOR Manager Schematics and More Arrive

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176w ago - Following up on his previous update, today Sony PlayStation 3 hacker No_One has made available some PDF documentation that details how Project PNM PS3 NOR Manager works including schematics, explanations, a bill of materials (BOM), and diagrams.

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To quote: Hi mates, Here is the PDF documentation that explains how PNM works from an hardware point of view:

  • schematics
  • explanations
  • bill of materials (BOM)
  • diagrams

Coming soon:

  • A virtual SOCKET #3 to access (Read/Write) the PS3 NOR (on motherboard itself) It will give the ability to manage what others flashers around do without removing the embedded NOR.

Realtime tests on a PS3 in differents situations:

  • Static switching between 2 firmwares
  • Dynamic switching

Tasks finished these last 2 days:

  • serial link has been enhanced (speed) to 1Mbit/s
  • virtual SOCKET #3 instanciated in the FPGA
  • Teraterm macros to help managing DUMP/UPDATE (not yet fully functionnal)
  • automatic detection of the firmware flashed
  • some minor software updates

See ya very soon for more progress !


Update: Let me give some clarifications. To make simple:

  • private keys are used to decrypt (and sign) files needed to build a firmware.
  • public keys are used to decrypt files like "EBOOT.BIN", SELF/SPRX files and so on.

If a new exploit is found to obtain privates keys then CFW will appear again.

Even if PNM project only aims to manage a TRUE dual firmware console, it may lead to public keys.
I won't explain it how.

What does that mean ?

It means devs will probably include public keys (ie 3.70) in a 3.55 CFW (like it has been done for 3.56 keys). But i would like to underline that there some tricks that could be used by SONY to prevent such methods. I won't explain them here.

Now, concerning the NOR flash. It only embeds a part of the firmware. The other part is stored in the internal HDD. To manage a TRUE dual firmware, it will be necessary to have both these parts (ie 3.41 HDD + 3.70 HDD).

I won't talk about the SYSCON in this post since most people reading won't understand what it is.
The lame method will consist to swap HDD. But good news, there are some identified tricks to keep everything in only ONE HDD

Again, to make things clear: PNM is NOT a project to promote piracy ! The main goal is to have a 3.41/3.55 CFW with Linux/homebrews and an OFW to continue enjoying last games, PSN... But like any "weapon", PNM can be used for nice perspectives but also in "bad hands" for obscure aims.


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#51 - Prince Valiant - 178w ago
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This would be awesomeness. If only so I could cheat in Agarest Zero without having to shell out $20 for DLC.

#50 - saaqi - 179w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by dyceast View Post
PS2 backups? Woah, what firmware does this? The latest rebug?

Quote Originally Posted by Gr4v1ty View Post
I've searched the news to see what allowed a PSN access but I didn't find it. Can someone bring me the post that permits this? And if I understand, we can now go and play online games with our CFW?

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#49 - PS3 News - 179w ago
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He may have been speaking of the news from the upcoming (not released yet) JFW DH PS3 Custom Firmware which mentions users being able to access their own OpenPStore on PS3 CFW that will feature similar content to Sony's PSN.

If Sony's PlayStation Network was accessible again from Custom Firmware it would be major news all over and likely patched as was done several times in the past.

#48 - Gr4v1ty - 179w ago
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Hey guys,

I've been in vacation for 3 weeks and I saw this post:

Quote Originally Posted by saaqi View Post
Wow the good news just keep coming, first the CFW with PS2 backups and PSN access and now 3.60 keys what can a Jailbroken PS3 owner want more?

With this in mind, I've searched the news to see what allowed a PSN access but I didn't find it. Can someone bring me the post that permits this? And if I understand, we can now go and play online games with our CFW?

Thank you in advance.

#47 - Windstyle - 179w ago
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Hmm good news but why when we are so close for a new cfw and they have to go on a vacation. I can't wait


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