Is someone working on a USB downgrader, or at least a solderless NAND Flasher?

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  1. Green
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    Hello there, it's been a long time that I've peered into the world of homebrew because of previous engagements to my academic portion of life. I now feel it is time to invest into some well-deserved gaming.

    I've been browsing multiple forums recently, and have found that there is a heavy reliance on hardware flashing. I remember when I first cracked my NAND PS3 CHECHA-01 phat with my calculator, and now it seems things have taken a turn for the worst.

    All these solderless hardware flashers for the nor chips, but none for the NAND. E3 has promised a solderless flasher for the NAND series for what seems like a year and a half, and is actually a year and a half.

    Does anyone have any info on an upcoming USB downgrader? I purchased Arkham City in 2011, and was forced to upgrade my PS3 phat from 3.55 (a firmware I had since high school, and not touched because of the hype of hombrew) to 4.01.

    I don't feel so cheery because of this, could I just get a 3k3y and wait it out?

    Is there hope for a solderless nand flasher?
     
  2. trumpet-205

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    There is none. Pay someone else to downgrade your console for you.

    If you want to go for ODE route I suggest picking up Cobra ODE. I used to recommend 3k3y until its support "vanished". Now 3k3y has problems with 4.55 OFW, with Sony began crackdown on ODE.
     
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    You're right, it would be better to invest in a Cobra ODE, as it works with 4.55 according to some users. At the moment, I also have a 3k Slim, and I could use it to connect to net, while I use the Cobra with the PS3 Phat to prevent its laser death. I'm giving our homebrew crew another couple of years to see what they can manage.
     
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    Shame, cause the Xkey on the 360 is the best ODDE out there.
    Well, TX made one which replaces the entire DVD drive, but it's a little late in the consoles lifespan + little late to the whole ODDE party.
     
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    Actually, I needed to replace my DVD drive for the 360, this is amazing!
     
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    It'll still need extraction of your DVD key, otherwise it won't work.
    But the advantage is that you can plonk a HDD internally, both 3.5 and 2.5 inch work perfectly.
    Maximum size of it is 2TB tho.
     
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    And now my hopes have sank. Guess I'll have to look into this 'reset glitch' technique, and find a way to make offline 360 useful again.
     
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    Is the board of your DVD drive still in a working order?
    IE, the board itself being unharmed?

    Otherwise, yeh, the RGH is your only method of extracting the DVD key.
    Unless you fancy SMD de/resoldering..
    Whilst you're at RGHing, best is to just keep it there if you want to enjoy access to XBLA/XBLindie/Homebrew/Xbox1 and 360 games on the internal drive ;p
     
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    Well, it did smoke and burn, and there is a little bit of black on the PCB. I don't think it's working, I may look into it soon.
     
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    Hmm, hopefully the damage is minor, then you can replace some components on it and still extract the keys.