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Winskeet Update v111120 for PlayStation 3 is Released


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152w 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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alfndm's Avatar
#105 - alfndm - 46w ago
Thanks for all the good and wonderful follow-ups..

racer0018's Avatar
#104 - racer0018 - 47w ago
No, this is about the best as it gets. Thanks.

Update: Progskeet V1.21 Signal-Booster by esprit1711 (via psxtools.de/thread.php?postid=570022#post570022) roughly translated:

Hello. First of all, sorry for my bad English.

We all know how good the Progskeet V1.1 is and how hard it is to get one of this these days. But on the other hand, the Progskeet V1.21 no one wants, cause everyone know about the problems (never detect the correct NAND ID, freeze at read or write operation...).

The solution of the problem is not very difficult. hjudges has recognized the problem at his first NANDway Software (where you can select which NAND (NAND0 or NAND1) you want read/write). He changed the software and wiring, so the Teensy focus 5 Lines per signal line.

The StarShip2 (the NAND Controller on the PS3 Board, which manage the NAND ICs) set a High Signal on some signal lines. Without this modification, whenever the Teensy (or Progskeet V1.21) want set the signal low, the voltage level is not low enough (at the Progskeet I measure circa 1,5V). The level is therefore undefined.

Moreover the Flat-cable between Progskeet and Slave board is too long (who has the idea, a 40cm cable is ok???).

I develop a piece of Hardware which make the same for the Progskeet, what hjudges makes with the NANDway Signal-Booster. I replaces the Y-board between Progskeet and NAND-Clip and Boost the relevant Lines. I got positive feedback from every User which got a Signal-Booster from me.

A disadvantage compared to the ProgSkeet V1.1 is unfortunately the stability if the NAND is powered by the USB port. mostly this worked, but sometimes it freezed. to fix this problem, I added a 5V to 3,3V voltage regulator and a 5V power supply, which work perfect every time (you can leave off the regulator, if you use directly a 3,3V power supply).

I designed two PCBs. the first PCB is a little bit greater than the second, but its designed as a single-Layer board (with a few simple bridges)

The second PCB is less then the first and have additionally a voltage regulator scheduled, but is a 2-Layer Board.

(I placed the xgerber files and the project data in the zip file. you can send this pack directly to your PCB Service)

Single-Layer Board (without voltage regulator): [Register or Login to view links]

Dual-layer Board (with voltage regulator): [Register or Login to view links]

You need the following parts:

  • 1x 15-Pin flat cable pitch 0.5mm (15cm or shorter)
  • 1x 5V power supply (3A should be enough)
  • 1x 5V to 3,3V voltage regulator (LMS1587CS-3.3)
  • 1x 32-Pin FCC flat cable connector, pitch 0.5mm
  • 1x 50-Pin FCC flat cable connector, pitch 0.5mm
  • 1x 10F tantalum SMD-0805
  • 4x 100nF capacitor SMD-0603
  • 4x 74HCT08 SOP14 or 74HC08 (the other 74... 08 variants are not CMOS compatible)

I hope I could help someone, with kind regards.

esprit1711 from psXtools Team

msteffes's Avatar
#103 - msteffes - 47w ago
is there a better flasher for nand chips?

njenge's Avatar
#102 - njenge - 57w ago
Trying to dump cfi with winskeet i get message every time.

LibUSB Error: %i
[2013-09-18T23:49:24] CFI is invalid (does not begin with "QRY")

Is it the driver or the buitstream that's the problem.

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#101 - PS3 News - 64w ago
Today Winskeet Bitstream Progskeet 1.2 has been updated by uf6667 (via forum.dayton360mods.com/showthread.php?1004-New-Winskeet-Bitstream-1-2) alongside the release of ProgSKEET Programmer Version 1.0 with details below.

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Changelog 130721:

  • NAND works PERFECT now
  • last bitstream before final release
  • progskeet core was rewritten and command set reimplemented in qt (hence the lack of releases in almost a week)
  • versioning added (it will check if you are using the appropriate bitstream, which is located in /bitstream)
  • use of files to load presets (instead of using the box on the first page)... nand is still in the making, so I left the first box as-is for now
  • CFI for NOR works however, presets include most popular NORs but you can also save them (click "Dump CFI" and then "yes" when you are asked to save. put them in /cfi/)
  • handshakes implemented (goodbye timeouts! might, but doesn't have to, make it slower though... on the other hand, this might enable calibration for specific computers/chipsets )
  • usb core had a bug where it would just keep writing to fifo regardless of full or not, but this has been fixed
  • SPI flashing added! (will only be available once I release it for every platform though)





ProgSKEET Programmer Version 1.0 (via forum.dayton360mods.com/showthread.php?1017-PROGSKEET-PROGRAMMER-V1-0&p=3266#post3266):

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  • Available the new ProgSKEET Programmer V1.0
  • It exchanges the old Infectus programmer. It is 2x more faster and support any ACTEL device A3P family.
  • AutoGG is releasing soon the support of this programmer also.
  • All new stocks of ProgSKEET FULL have inside this new programmer instead old Infectus.

Instructions:

ProgSKEET Programmer V1.0

  • Connect the ProgSKEET programmer to your USB port (windows)
  • Install the ProgSKEET-programmer-USBDrivers
  • Open the Command Line of your windows (search CMD.EXE and execute it)
  • Use the command "CD" to reach the "SOFTWARE DIRECTC" directory. Example "CD" c:/document and setting/pippo/desktop/progskeet-programmer/software directc"
  • Place in the same directory of the "directc.exe" the file .DAT that you want to program
  • Type the command "directc -aprogram filename.dat"

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