Category PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter BwE       Start date Dec 13, 2018 at 7:48 PM       15,837       29            
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Hey! Following my PS4 NOR Statistics and PS4 NOR Validator, this is a brief visual guide on removing and flashing your PS4's NOR from Better Way Electronics.

This can be for repairing, backing up or just destroying your PS4, it's entirely up to you - no pressure.

Step 1: Heat your iron, which has a chisel tip, to around 400 degrees.
Step 2: Put Kapton tape around your NOR. Now put solder paste (flux) on both sides of your NOR.
Step 3: Insert a massive blob of LEAD solder on each side of the NOR.
Step 4: Using your chisel tip and while holding the NOR with tweezers, heat both sides (quickly) then lift!
Step 5: Move the excess solder onto your tape, just push it!
Step 6: Lower the temp to around 380 degrees and grab your solder wick.
Step 7: Clean the pads on the PS4 and then the arms of the NOR (if its not cleanable by simply wisking it away with the iron).

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Step 8: Put your NOR on a break out board like mine (they cost about $1)
Step 9: Either solder each arm individually, or heat the NOR with a heat gun (400-500 degrees, high air flow).
Step 10: Plug it all into your Teensy.
Step 11: Use SPI Way!

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Step 12: To remove the NOR from the break out board, add solder paste (flux) and heat it (just like before)
Step 13: Grab it with tweezers when you see it getting shiny.
Step 14: Put some solder onto your PS4's nice and clean pads
Step 15: Place your NOR and align it with the pads and then HEAT! (Same temp and time as before).
Step 16: Watch the chip drop down ever so slightly, youll see the solder run up the arms of the NOR.

Mission complete!

Note: This guide can also apply to 1200 series and above NOR chips. Just be a bit more careful with those.

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@yahya69 yeah there are clips but pursuant to the psdevwiki the vcc pin has to be desoldered/cut from the board. I was going to make a dual nor guide and a clip guide.


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Excellent guide, I have always used this method to remove Nor chips from the PS3, now for the first time I need to do it on a PS4 that has the problem of controllers synchronization but there is something that I did not understand and of which not I find information on psdevwiki, the teensy 2 ++ needs the 3.3v regulator for these NOR chips?


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hi budie i've solderd the ps4 chip MX25L25635FMI-10G to this board but what are the 1 to 8 pins go on the teensy just want to make sure im solder them to correct place i've marked the 1 to 8 pins in black



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@jd200 the number 1 corresponds to the number 1 for all the pads on that board. Use a multimeter and see! Why are you stressing! You've done well :)


After putting back the NOR chip the PS4 wouldn't turn on, I extracted it and the dumps are different from the first ones, on themselves they are identical for each set of dumps. Is that normal?

After putting back the NOR chip again now the PS4 boots, shows the PS logo and then shuts itself down.

Have I damaged the console or could it be a software issue?

Just to clarify, I didn't write nothing on the chip. I had problems installing the firmware because a Wifi/BT error code after the console stopped recognizing the controllers.

Here's a video after NOR chip reinstall:
My original post with the firmware details is here.
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