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Project PNM Stand-Alone Mode for PS3 NOR Flash Mangement


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150w 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:

  • copy memory
  • dump memory
  • update memory
  • display memory CRC32
  • read memory
  • 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 !
Cheers

No_One

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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playgroundFlash's Avatar
#76 - playgroundFlash - 150w ago
thanks

jamesnesc709's Avatar
#75 - jamesnesc709 - 150w ago
very nice guide

Neo Cyrus's Avatar
#74 - Neo Cyrus - 150w ago
This is pretty much what we've all been waiting for, well, at least half of it. A dual boot to use OFW access PSN (I'd sure like to get that stuff I already paid for!) and an updated custom firmware to run backups to cut the load times... that and be lazy and not have to switch the disc. I don't suppose he's ever given a rough estimate of when he'll be done?

wizardfingers's Avatar
#73 - wizardfingers - 150w ago
This is really cool.

^this, looking forward to the future of the PS3 scene.

anon777's Avatar
#72 - anon777 - 150w ago
Awesome!!!

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