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You sir are amazing. I was going to call you a beast before I even saw your name, so that just reduces the impact I was looking for. I'll settle for calling you amazing at this point.
Originally Posted by beast
I just put the PL3 hex on the PICKit2 (not my DIY circuit, the PICKit2 itself) and plugged it in...
Patched games working no problem, updated patch and all. Wow. Now what am I going to do with that circuit I was so proud of?
On the other hand, I need to replace my PICKit 2 OS every time I need to use it as a PICKit lol.
I foresee an increase in PICKit2 sales lol.
Some people are talking that new PSGroove updates (to come) will require more memory than the 32K available on the 2550 (or most of the other chips)... Is this a real possibility and if it is, is it possible to just add an external flash to a 2550 DIY?
Thank you very much for this valuable information, Sir.
Originally Posted by beast
I will test the Gaia Manager this evening and will report the results here.
Morning all. Is there anybody that can help me with this please? I'm looking for hex for a pic18f4550 or 18f2550 - 16mhz, no LED. it needs to be compiled for the MCHPUSB bootloader with the PL3 payload that fixes the 80010019 error and latest psgroove?*
Hope this is ok and thanks in advance
I'm using Olimex PIC-USB-4550 with these tools and hex files from the beginning:
MCH_D3_20MHz_Olimex_PIC-USB-4550 - Folder Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage
The latest HEX PSGrooPIC1.8b-HermesV4B_wMCHBTL_FW3.41_LEDD3_mclr-nlvp_20MHz.hex-boot.hex doesn't seem to work. All version prior to this one were working just fine.
What I mean is not working is when I boot my ps3 in a "usual" way, the LED starts blinking and at the same time XBM is booting up in NORMAL mode.
The LED blinks for about 1-2 seconds.
At the moment I am using iLLNESS' HEX hermes v4b, but the LED isn't working, that's all.
Because there is a lot of HEXes available I am confused whether I should use v4b or the PL3 one.
Any advises on this?
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Last edited by kainylegacy; 10-24-2010 at 07:48 PM.
Today I wanted to build a device for flashing PIC 18F2550 I/SO chips (SMD), because I want to make smaller versions.
It's more of an experiment and a way to improve my skills (they are not so good ).
The first idea was just to solder wires to from the smd 2550 to a ZIF socket and place it in my Pickit 2 Clone at it's 2550 place. But a friend told me that he have tried it and it didn't work.
So I decided to build a 2550 devide with a ICSP and instead a I/SP chip to solder the I/SO and use the ICSP to flash bootloader and firmware.
I've used this schematic:
The result is this monstrocity:
I've triplechecked the wiring and all looks good. The second shot shows that the LED is flashing when checked with the multimeter (which is of no help ).
The only thing that might be the problem is the wires that I'm using. The multimeter checks out OK, but they might not work as they should. The LED is making me believe that the wires are not the problem.
But to the point. When I connect it to the pickit 2 (shown on pic4) trough the ICSP, the Pickit Programmer doesn't seem to find it. I'm not sure if I'm not doing something, as I've never programmed trough a ICSP. PICkit Programmer sees only the pickit 2 device (which I know I can use for the PS3, but I don't want to )
So if someone could tell me how to test for sure if the device is wired correctly, how to flash it with the pickit 2, and if the 2550 bootloader is compatible with the SMD version of the chip (I haven't heard otherwize).
Thank you in advance, and sorry for making you read all this BS
I forgot There are two resistors near the LED. The one is not wired, I just didn't remove it. And the other must be 470 Ohms, but I didn't have one and have put a 560 Ohm.
If you burn a bootloader via ICSP, then for burning the firmware you dont need the ICSP, the reason I put the ICSP in the circuit was that, I keep experimenting with the bootloader and I use it for other purposes in addition to jailbreak as well.
Originally Posted by kainylegacy
When you connect the circuit to PICKIT2 via ICSP, did you check "auto detect device" in the PICKIT2 menu?
About the resistors the 470 ohm or 560 ohm whatever is used, is for the LED. The 10K resistor doesn't need to be connected as it is intended to keep the RB5 low.
If despite "auto detect" you device is not recognized by PICKIT2, then you must check the circuit again, particularly see if the VSS, VDD, VUSB, PGC and PGD pins are properly connected or not.
In case if you want to use your PICKIT2 as a Jailbreak device here are the firmware both 1.8b and 1.9 a tested on PICKIT2 myself.
Last edited by ps3linux; 10-25-2010 at 04:41 AM.
I don't know why I didn't really think of it, but, I could just wire the ICSP wires directly to the 2550 pinouts (even when not in an DIY) and try it again.
I know that I only need the ICSP for the bootloader.
The only thing that bothers me is if the wires are too long, as I know it's important everything to be as near to the 2550 as possible, to function.
The main question was if the bootloader for the I/SP version of the 2550 is the same as for the I/SO...