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  1. BwE

    Release: BwE PS4 NOR Validator

    Lol why can't we all love each other?
  2. Hello! Since my BwE PS4 NOR Statistics v1.00 release followed by v1.1, this program is the full version of my PS4 NOR Validator... it is designed solely to validate the NOR flash of your PS4 console from Better Way Electronics! Download: BwE_PS4_NOR_Validator.rar (5.8 MB - Latest Version) Why would you need to do this? Well if your console has suddenly died and has what is called the 'BLOD', the NOR can be the reason why. Using my program will allow you to validate literally every single byte of the NOR (or 1782 specific areas) - allowing you to see where or if it is corrupted. The most common area of corruption that causes the BLOD is the CID. This is mostly full of perconsole data and thus cannot be repaired. BUT! My program will show you areas that are fillers and areas that are static (which are unchanging across consoles). You may get lucky! Other areas can be inter-changed between different consoles and are more suited for repair, the WiFi/BT module is a good example of this. So fundamentally, this program is for console repairers like myself. If you are indeed a repairer and run a business I can make a custom 'bulk' version for you! This is the internal revision number 84 (and the first public version, obviously), so hopefully there shouldn't be any major bugs! If you encounter any errors or weird results - or better yet if your NOR is labeled danger in any areas, but still runs fine - let me know! This program is NOT perfect, but it is much better than just using a hex editor or never truly knowing if your BLOD is caused by the NOR! This also goes above and beyond that of the psdevwiki page regarding the main flash of the PS4. When I have time, I will update it! Have fun and good luck! Fun numbers: 84 revisions 11210 lines of code 585 possible OK results 389 possible WARNING results 227 possible DANGER results 1782 offsets read 1423 if statements 289 regular expressions 2023 print F's Version History: 1.1 (28/11/18) Improved VTRM & CID Validation, Typo Fixes, Better Colours! Whoops! 1.0 (27/11/18) First Release! More Information: File MD5: 4291FD6C3D14CFCB540FF3A7F3B591B1 Chiptune: Class05 - Maktone Illustration: Ilya Kuvshinov (Other GFX by BwE) PSDevWiki Article If you like what I do, or just like me for me, buy me a coffeeeee!
  3. BwE

    Release: BwE PS4 NOR Statistics

    Well my program was released for those who can't wait for my 12,000 line NOR validator. It's simple as it tells you with bright colours if your NOR is abnormal. A hex editor can't do that unless you already know what to look for. Not every one does. Hence the colours! I'll update it with a COREOS check and an additional corruption validation. Either way my main validator will arrive soon. I'm able to detect and fix corruption in CID that causes BLOD. So it's getting more accurate! Also I want COFFFEEEEEE
  4. Hello! Following my this program BwE PS4 NOR Statistics v1.00, another micro version of my PS4 NOR Validator, is designed solely to validate your NOR based on statistics only from Better Way Electronics! Why make this you ask? Entropy and statistics are a well used methodology in the malware analysis field to determine if a binary file is encrypted, and by how much. What is entropy? Entropy is a method for measuring uncertainty in a series of numbers or bytes. In technical terms, entropy measures the level of difficulty or the probability of independently predicting each number in the series. What has this got to do with PS4s? Well the PS4's NOR is almost entirely encrypted and so with a collection of known valid NOR's it is possible to determine the level of entropy that represents a valid NOR and what level of entropy would represent a corrupt NOR. When corruption occurs it will generally wipe out a large chuck of the NOR, cause the NOR to repeat itself or will fill the NOR with junk. All of this will decrease or severely increase the entropy. Seeing as the PS4 firmware is likely to add more or less complexity with each update I have made available a settings file where you can adjust the predicted statistics. Download: BwE_PS4_NOR_Statistics.rar (5.4 MB) Have fun! And yes this is made specifically for other PS4 repairers like myself. Maybe it will be useful for something else one day. Remember the fun we had with the PS3 NOR? NOTE: My program is designed for Windows 64 - If this is a problem then you're computing wrong. Release Date: 5/11/18 Version: 1.0 MD5: BDABAAB45995A3D1E7AE83541E752721 Chiptune: Dubmood - A Tribute to Kootie Loader Art: BwE (Credits to Maniac (Netflix)) This is what a valid NOR looks like: This is what an invalid NOR looks like: Sorry for the copypasta! Enjoy either way!
  5. BwE

    Is this website legit?

    Hahahahah! people fall for this shit too easily!
  6. I just sell them as 5.05 consoles, nothing more nothing less. Why put games on it, you're asking for trouble!
  7. @euss must have died or something :( I haven't heard a peep from him!
  8. Took like 10+ years of having that phone number for somebody to notice.
  9. What you need: 1. PS4 10xx, 11xx or 12xx series 2. ESP8266 (Not the crazy hardcore wide versions with presoldered headers) 3. A USB extension cable, I used a micro to mini cable. 4. Cables that have header pins (male & female) - This isnt MANDATORY, but it makes it removable. 5. Screw Driver 6. Torx Screw Driver 7. Soldering Iron 8. Lead Solder 9. Flux Paste 10. Mana Level 100+ (Soldering exp) Rip off your BD board! Your ESP will be going underneath. This spot is PERFECT its like Sony envisioned it to be here! See? This stuff is easy to find. Be sure to test fit your ESP8266! Here are the measurements, just in-case you have some wacky weird ESP8266... The large pad is the 5v, the small ones in the corner are ground. If you are unhappy with my choice in points, there are others. You could go chasing it in the board itself, but you'd have to actually disassemble the whole case - my plan was to avoid this. Be sure to put flux paste on the pads and heat them up with the iron prior to applying LEAD solder. This is how long your cable to the BD board should be. Be sure to trim the tinned tips! It could be prettier, but hey! It will be strong. See! Now it looks cool. Now to do the cables for the ESP... I twist the cables, shove them through the VIN and G (Ground) then bend them. I then apply solder from the bottom side (after applying flux). Generally solder will flow to the top side, if it hasn't then just do it yourself. This ensures it will be TIGHTTTT. Tape that shit down! Oh look at THAT! LOVELY! Plug in the USB cable and shove it in that little gap at the front pointing up. PERFECTION! Close everything up and admire your work! OH LOVELYYYYYY
  10. You sent me a snow globe. I still have it, its on my computer <3
  11. My program does not offer therapy, sorry buddy!
  12. Hello! This program, a micro version of my PS4 NOR Validator, is designed solely to validate and repair the WiFi/BT module of your PS4. How do I know I need it repaired? Well if your controller does not sync anywhere but the safe mode menu then your module is corrupted. Note: If your controller does not sync in safe mode, this program is not for you! You have a southbridge/usb port issue. I have included a small sample of VALID patches for you to use, but you may have to source more yourself. Just place them in the /Patches/ directory with any file name. If your patch isnt listed and you enjoy risk, my program will allow this. You can patch a mis-matched firmware for your WiFi/BT module. Doing this will wipe c0020001.bin and its header from your PS4's NOR entirely and replace it with whatever you have chosen. I recommend you stick with the correct Torus version, which will be displayed on screen. Slim & Pro models are generally Torus 2. If you hate risk but still want to patch, simply ask around for your matching patch file. Just quote the file size. If you have found a patch that is not on my list, let me know at bwe@betterwayelectronics.com.au and send me a link to it. Feel free to use my EXTRACTOR to verify its validity and ensure proper extracting! I will add any new patches to my program in future revisions. NOTE: My program is designed for Windows 64 - If this is a problem, please upgrade (if you can call it that...) Released 4/9/18 as Version 1.0 https://www.betterwayelectronics.com.au/BwE WiFi-BT Patcher v1.00.rar
  13. Tell me something I don't know