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Downgrading With The FlashcatUSB Clip Adapters

Don’t have the FlashcatUSB xPort or power supply plugged in/turned on at first. Make sure everything is connected first and the clip is placed (more on that below), then turn on the power supply and connect the FlashcatUSB xPort to your computer. Open up the FlashcatUSB software to the console menu, that is where you’ll check to see if the flash has been recognized or not. You can press F1 to try and detect the flash again.

A lot of these pictures are from my other boards, but you get the idea.

Connecting The Clip

NANDs

For NANDs you should dump NAND0 first. So connect the clip to that one first, then after you dump it do the same thing to NAND1.

E3 Clip

The E3 clip was not designed for NANDs, but with a little know how you can anyway ;)

  • The E3 clip can only go onto the NAND one way. The NAND has a little circle in one of the corners that you need to match up with the E3 clip like in the picture. I put a dot on my clip so I can just match it to the circle on the NAND. (Ignore the tape)E3BACKE3CIRCLE

  • This is where it gets a little tricky. You want to rest the inside lip of the E3 clip on the top of the NAND, keeping the clip at an angle. Then pull towards you while pressing down on the clip to seat it on the NAND.E3NANDANGLE

  • This is to ensure that the top pins on each side line up properly, since there are 8 more pins in the clip than there are on the NAND. So it’s really easy to put the clip on with the wrong pins making contact.

  • At this point you’ll probably figure out that you need to trim the sides of the E3 clip so that way it can sit flush. It’s hard to see but this is what mine looks like. You may also want to shave a little bit off that top inner lip if there is extra plastic on your NAND.E3PINSYou just need it so the clip doesn’t come into contact with the components around it.

  • Now once you’ve whittled the clip down you’ll want to be prepared. The clip does not like to stay where it’s supposed to be at all. If you put the clip on and you hear a click then it’s on wrong, the clip has slipped up and you’re now on the second pin in the clip rather then the first.

  • What “worked” for me was to place the clip on and smoothly transition into pressing firmly down on the clip all while pushing towards the way you were just pulling. I would then press F1 to see if the flash was detected. If it was that meant that I had a good connection.

  • Repeat that until it works.

  • Once it does work you don’t want the clip to move at all. This is really hard to accomplish. I used two pieces of tape, one on the clip and one on the cable. That doesn’t keep it in place, but keeps it close.E3NANDTAPE

  • Then I placed junk on top of the clip in order to put pressure on it. Then I moved that stuff around until I was able to detect the flash again.E3NANDINSTALLYes that much stuff was necessary for it to work. You might be better off using a clamp.

360 Clip 32 Pin

  • Put the clip on the NAND with the circles in the corners of both matched up360TOP

  • Once the clip is on you need to make sure that it’s firmly seated on the NAND, and apply pressure. Some people use clamps, others just sit something on top of it.

  • If the clip makes contact with any of the components around the NAND you’ll need to trim the sides of the clip. Don’t do as bad of a job as I did, but you get the idea.360PINS

48 Pin UNI Clip

  • Put the clip on the NAND with the circles in the corners of both matched up48UNITOPUNICIRCLE

  • Once the clip is on you need to make sure that it’s firmly seated on the NAND, and apply pressure.Some people use clamps, others just sit something on top of it.48UNIINSTALL

  • If the clip makes contact with any of the components around the NAND you’ll need to trim the sides of the clip.48UNIPINS

56 Pin UNI Clip

  • Follow the E3 Clip Guide above

NORs

E3 Clip

  • The E3 clip can only go onto the NOR one way. The NOR has a little circle in one of the corners that you need to match up with the E3 clip like in the picture. I put a dot on my clip so I can just match it to the circle on the NOR.(Ignore the tape)E3BACKE3CIRCLE

  • Once the clip is on you need to make sure that it’s firmly seated on the NOR, and apply pressure. Some people use clamps, others just sit something on top of it.

  • Depending on your clip you may need to trim the sides in order to clear the capacitors next to the NORE3PINS

56 Pin UNI Clip

  • Make sure the circle on the clip matches up with the one on the NOR
  • Once the clip is on you need to make sure that it’s firmly seated on the NOR, and apply pressure. Some people use clamps, others just sit something on top of it.
  • Depending on your clip you may need to trim the sides in order to clear the capacitors next to the NOR

If you have any problems check the troubleshooting section.

NAND Dumping and Flashing
NOR Dumping and Flashing
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