107w ago - Today PS3 developer uf6667Tweeted 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.
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!
Recent Changes and History:
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.
Flasher: New buffer handling.
NOR: Added new timing options. Static timing will be configurable later.
NOR: Added preset for Samsung K8P2716UZC-QI4D
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)
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We received some more information on the ProgSkeet Flasher from Hardstore. The pricing list and features are attached, and their forum is located at http://www.progskeet.com/forum/index.php. Final user pricing is estimated around 49 Euros.
Considering everything on this board could be purchased for around $35 without bulk purchasing (before printing), I don't think this will be too expensive. That said, modchip companies are notoriously greedy.
When the final version comes out I expect it to cost around $50 + shipping, which is fair for the hardware but it will more likely cost $60-$70 depending on the initial purchase amount. I just wish it had pins rather than pads, but that is more of a engineering preference.
These devices could be very handy, not really for the end user but people who offer services like YLOD repair for a fee for those who are afraid or can't be bothered could also offer a downgrading/unlocking service.