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Project PNM Stand-Alone Mode for PS3 NOR Flash Mangement


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168w 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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dyceast's Avatar
#46 - dyceast - 175w ago
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?

PS2 backups? Woah, what firmware does this? The latest rebug?

8inchnails's Avatar
#45 - 8inchnails - 175w ago
Great, now sony has 3 weeks to find a briefcase and do a phone call, super.

Why would some one say he's going on a 3 week vacation on something like this does not compute in my head sorry.

Don't take it against me, i really... hope i'm being paranoid (or ungrateful)!

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#44 - damox - 175w ago
Quote Originally Posted by TheShroomster View Post
Great news... But the 3.6xx keys, wouldn't they only be the public key? Only good for decryption? Isn't the private key needed to sign a CFW?

This method can and will only ever result in the discovery of public keys. Private keys are required to sign anything.

The public keys can be used to decrypt current games. You could add the 3.6X keys to a 3.55JB console which would allow the 3.55JB console to play 3.6X games.

Forget about a 3.60+ jailbreak. You are FAAR more likely to see a 3.55CFW with the ability to decrypt/play 3.6X games.

You will always need an exploited console (read: 3.55) in order to ride the jailbreak train.

Unless someone finds a REAL exploit in 3.6X+ firmwares a 3.6X+ JB is not going to happen (which this thread is NOT at all about).

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#43 - HeyManHRU - 175w ago
Great news (Obviously!) But will this method work for future keys?

Quote Originally Posted by TheShroomster View Post
Great news... But the 3.6xx keys, wouldn't they only be the public key? Only good for decryption? Isn't the private key needed to sign a CFW?

I wouldn't know. But most people just want to play new 3.60+ games like that infamous Portal 2.

If only it was that easy

NTA's Avatar
#42 - NTA - 175w ago
Epic update.

People saying "3.6x jb pls" on forums and fake cfw vids might feel like their efforts have paid off lol.

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