93w ago - As a follow-up to the previous Project PNM news, here is another update from PlayStation 3 hacker No_One below.
To quote: Hi mates, I wanted to give you news concerning the PNM project. I really missed time. But I just finished what I call the "stand-alone mode". In this mode, we can do everything concerning the NOR FLASH mangement.
Here are the functions working now:
display memory CRC32
display memory details
PNM is now working with 2 NOR sockets and 1 "virtual" one which is the PS3 embedded memory. It means for example that now we can dump/update the PS3 NOR like any flasher, but also copy its content to another FLASH and so on...
Next step now consists in wiring the PNM board to the PS3. This is what I call the "PS3 mode". I will do it next week
I will of course give you details, some nice pictures and maybe a video. We are not so far to be capable to dual firmware the PS3 and do some nice progress in FLASH decrypting.
Have fun !
PS: For people asking why I simply didn't use a twice capacity NOR FLASH (32MBytes) instead of 2 NOR FLASH (16MBytes). This is simply because it is easy for SONY to disable the dual firmware feature using what we call the "Product ID". Original NOR has a unique product ID (16Mbytes). A simple check and you cannot anymore use PNM.
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Here is another PNM Project Update from No_One stating that it is now in the final stages, with both NOR flash sockets now working and soon a full tutorial on how to use PNM to find currently unknown v3.60+ keys on newer PS3 firmware versions.
To quote: ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/973-PNM-Project-Update-Final-Stages
I wanted to announce that PNM project has entered its last stage. PNM is now wired to the motherboard of a SLIM PS3 : DYN-001.
The first results are fine. PNM is correctly powered by the PS3 itself. Much better, PNM is now capable to power on/off automatically the PS3.
Firmware is choosen using a jumper. Here is how it will work (very soon):
remove the power cable
place the jumper to choose Firmware #1 or Firmware #2
connect the power cable
And then the PS3 starts automatically without human interaction. Let me clarify some points read here and there.
I never promised the 3.6+ public keys! I just said that PNM will allow to find them nothing else.
This project is a hobby. I work as fast as I can. Please stop the lame remarks concerning the delay!
I will come back soon with the final video demonstration.