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Winskeet Update v111120 for PlayStation 3 is Released


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157w ago - Today PS3 developer uf6667 [Register or Login to view links] that he has updated Winskeet to version 111120 stating that 110819 is now officially obsolete (NAND works, also using WinUSB now) alongside iSkeet and YASkeet updates with details below.

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Changelogs:

New WinSkeet - 110819 is now officially obsolete (NAND works, also using WinUSB now)

#ProgSkeet: New iSkeet
#ProgSkeet: New YASkeet
#ProgSkeet: Complete solderless NAND dualboot POC works, no more cutting traces!

ProgSkeet Flasher

Recent Changes and History:

111004:

  • New Qt GUI implemented
  • Linux and MacOS X support
  • Added predefined and user presets
  • Fixed ability to select invalid ranges
  • Added a file patcher
  • Flasher: Added support for canceling running operations
  • Flasher: Added USB device reset
  • Flasher: Added support for erasing as a stand-alone operation
  • Flasher: Added cycle period selection, should help with longer cables
  • Flasher: Added abort on error option
  • Flasher: Reodered operations, full read, full erase, full write
  • Flasher: Fixed bug with unreliable GPIO operation
  • NOR: Added new write mode "Dual word program"
  • NOR: Added display of total flash size
  • NOR: Fixed flashing of the second half of Samsung K8Q2815UQB and likely other dual chip NORs
  • NOR: Added erase block region configuration
  • NOR: Added selection of number of bytes for buffered write
  • NOR: Added support for Spansion S29GL128N90TFIR2
  • NAND: Made custom ranges work
  • NAND: Added Dual-NAND reading. Reads a block from two NANDs simultaneously, thereby doubling the speed.

11xxxx:

  • Flasher: New buffer handling.
  • NOR: Added new timing options. Static timing will be configurable later.
  • NOR: Added preset for Samsung K8P2716UZC-QI4D

Notes:

  • Differential flash, if you haven't noticed yet, will skip unnecessary writes (compares data on chip vs data in file)
  • The Ready triggered timing requires you to bridge the RDY and the GP4 pins together (still needs to be connected to the target RDY)

yours truly,

uf6667




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GrandpaHomer's Avatar
#38 - GrandpaHomer - 165w ago
Quote Originally Posted by OGroteKoning View Post
When jailbreaking way back when, the code was ported to all kinds of devices - Teensyy, iPod, calculators, etc. Do you think someone will do the same with this method?

As said above - the problem is not in the software but the hardware - you need some way to conenct to the flash / nand / nor chips on board and that couldn't be resolved purely by the seftware.

There we'll basically two directions / group of users - one universal, very versatile solution which will support wide range of devices including PS3s but indeed would be less customized and adapted to fit nicelly into the PS3 like progskeet and then other group dedicated mainly to PS3 use with additional bonus of being capable handling other devices as well - good example is the E3 Flasher indeed. It's up to each of us to chose what benefits them best and hope that suppliers of the device will support it with new hw revisions and FWs coming...

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#37 - CJPC - 165w ago
Well, if you are talking about using a calculator to reflash the PS3's flash chips - no. However, there was NORway which can sort of (at least reflash) for you. Of course, its lots of soldering, and it may not even do what you need.

There are actually a TON of uses for a nand chip reader, especially if the clip is good (soldering can get annoying to a nand flash). You name your electronic device, you could possibly get a chance to tinker inside!

OGroteKoning's Avatar
#36 - OGroteKoning - 165w ago
When jailbreaking way back when, the code was ported to all kinds of devices - Teensyy, iPod, calculators, etc. Do you think someone will do the same with this method?

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#35 - elser1 - 165w ago
does this one be the solderless install for the slim? i'm ready to buy one and i think i'll go with the progskeet if it is solderless and allows dual boot.. can someone let me know if this is the one i need..

cheers

Neo Cyrus's Avatar
#34 - Neo Cyrus - 165w ago
Yup... 99% of us are too lazy to install something like that. I'm sure a simple solution will arrive... eventually.

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