115w ago - This weekend the ProgSkeet Team has made available a video demonstrating the ProgSkeet PS3 Solderless and Dual NAND Kit Tools alongside details below.
To quote: We are happy to introduce you the SOLDERLESS KITS for our ProgSkeet device!
The main word is "BE FLEXIBLE" as ProgSkeet project will be the BEST TOOLKIT for the NAND and NOR flashing!!! We present today the NAND TOOL KITS, in few days we will be ready also with NOR TOOL KITS!!! Stay Tuned
1 - PROGSKEET is 100% PIN to PIN compatible with the SOCKET tool sold from this site http://www.360-clip.com
Just connect the ProgSkeet 32 pin special flat cable. (please note that this version don't support programming or reading with out the device is powered on. A new version will be released with the VCC pad to manage NANDS with a self power provided from PROGSKEET) 360-clip.com and also us we will offer this socket in a package together with the 20 cm 32 PIN flat cable.
2 - ADAPTOR PCB: This pcb is an adaptor from 50PIN ZIF PROGSKEET CONNECTOR (necessary for the coming "NOR SOCKET" solderless tools) to 2 x 32 PIN ZIF connector. With this adaptor progskeet is able to manage 2 NANDS on the DEVICE and also extra 2x SECONDARY NANDS (for dual nand feature). The kit include the 50 pin flat cable from PROGSKEET to ADAPTOR PCB.
3 - NAND PCB: This "optional" pcb has a 1Gbit NAND flash on board. Progkseet is able to use it like a backup nand or switch this nand and use it instead the NAND on the board of the device. The feature called "DUAL NAND" allow to support different NANDs ONLINE and test firmwares in a easy fast way. The software will be ready soon to support this feature, user can also attach a switch to progskeet to allow a fast selection of the NANDs without using the PC tool.
Progskeet support max 2 x NAND PCB on each ADAPTOR PCB, the kit include a 32 PIN 3CM flat cable (from NAND PCB to NAND SOCKET)
You can see a FULL PROGSKEET KIT SAMPLE where is clear how is the complete kit with 2x NANDS PCB and 2x NANDS SOCKETS (on the picture miss one socket sorry J ) but I think the concept is clear.
The big advantage of PROGSKEET is that can work on ANY CONSOLE / DEVICE, is study to be MODULAR and so is MUCH CHEAPER then any other solution that is specific addressed to a device.
The nice special FLAT CABLES are also easy to be fitted inside the device without bit problems, and also the KIT is removable in few minutes and is not PERMANENT.
We remember that PROGSKEET is an OPEN PROJECT study to be used in many kind of devices CONSOLES, SATELLITE, IPHONES, PENDRIVERS etc etc. "PROGSKEET NOTHING MORE THAN A GOOD NAND / NOR PROGRAMMER".
We will send tomorrow more infos and pictures regarding PROGSKEET V1.1 "CRYSTAL BLUE LIMITED EDITION" in production in these days and available in the market soon!
Nice news also about the PROGSKEET software, that now support new nice features.
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Below are some pics and a ProgSkeet review from French site L-S: logic-sunrise.com/news-327205-review-ls-le-progskeet-est-arrive-chez-nous.html
To quote, roughly translated: LS Team is pleased to present a new review of products for your changes to consoles. Today we will test the promising ProgSkeet, as we already reported in our news
We will start with a small reminder: ProgSkeet is a program to dump all the flash and flash memory (NAND / NOR), so for us it will be more designed for Xbox 360, Wii, PS3 already supported. The team said that other devices will be supported later as satellite receivers dreambox. So this will allow you to retrieve an image or flash memory of your console, but also debricker your console or to the Dual-NAND.
This kind of product already exists but ProgSkeet Team put forward a speed unmatched dump before. We will now see if the team has delivered.
The progskeet comes Ready To Use, and is already programmed but is easily updatable via Injectus or Proflash 3 (support JTAG programming cables should also be created) for future updates to the microcontroller. At first sight, one notices that the progskeet is a quality product that is not at all "cheap" with its almost 2mm PCB and solder treated.
Like any device connecting to the PC, install the drivers available on the official site, nothing complicated.
We must now verify that your ProgSkeet works well for this, we use the software and we do UF6667 "test shorts."
If you have "No Short found! Device Properly working" brand, your controller is functional and the drivers are installed correctly.
You can now start the welds. To do this, you use the charts provided by the Team, I have done the test on an xbox.
Now connect your PC to your Progskeet powered console and click a NAND. You should see the ID down with XXXX XXXX changed the ID of your NAND. In my case, a Jasper 512 is a Samsung nand with ID EC DC 10 95 54.
We must now choose what you want to dump, you can retrieve the information in the manufacturers datasheet, just look at the reference of the chip and do a google search. I put what it takes to set up Xbox.
 Big block [x] Raw
Pages per Block: 32
Block Count: 1024
[X] Big block [x] Raw
Pages per Block: 64
Block Count: 2048
[X] Big block [x] Raw
Pages per Block: 64
Block Count: 4096
After just under 10 minutes, my 512MB nand was dumped, can be seen at an average speed of 0.88mo / s. For comparison, to dump a module with 16MB USB SPI whatever, it takes more than 6min ...
So we can say that at speed, there is no photo ... the team has clearly delivered on its promise.
Now a little more balance with the lowest for the 360:
More welds a USB SPI.
We must completely disassemble the CM to access the spot welds in the CM.
The speed is almost the dump when a 512MB USB spinnaker in 16 dump ...
Team ProgSkeet for their sample.
UF6667 for its soft and help.
Below are some ProgSkeet installation diagram and Flasher updates from their site along with a NOR GENERAL PINOUT + PINOUT OF ZIF 50 PIN connector: progskeet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16 and I added a ProgSkeet: Dumping a PS3 NAND video to the first post as well.
Just updated the DIAGRAMS COLLECTION RAR file in download area.
Added the GENERAL NOR PINOUT
Added the 50 PIN zif connector PINOUT on the back of PROGSKEET
Programmer now works with NOR Flash too. It can flash partially in less than a minute
ProgSkeet Diagram and Flasher Changelog: 08/03/11
Removed DualNandNew.bmp (this is for prototype, sorry)
Added Dual NAND diagram (with the switch), read below for instructions.
Fixed: issue with "Test Shorts" - ONLY USE THIS WHEN PROGSKEET IS NOT CONNECTED TO ANY DEVICE!!! OTHERWISE IT GIVES FALSE POSITIVE!!!