Info

I'm Louie, I have a Masters Degree in Cybersecurity, Bachelors in Management, Bachelors in Information Systems and a Diploma in Business. I am currently undertaking a PhD in Cybersecurity.

I started in cybersecurity and digital forensics when I was just a kid (in 2000) but moved towards console repair and reverse engineering in 2008, focusing exclusively on the PlayStation.

I am known for developing validation and repair software for the PS3, PS4 and PS5 which I began doing in 2008 as a freeware project then as licensed software in November 2022. I have since become the go-to source for diagnosing both hardware and software issues on these consoles. I am proud to say my software is used on approximately 8000 consoles per month throughout the world.

My main focus is developing and selling my PS4 and PS5 repair and validation software and hardware on my website (See the Software page). I also try and release some open-source repair software on my GitHub.

While I primarily focus on supplying other repair businesses I have recently released more consumer focused online-based software via my PS4 and PS5 Web Tools.

I seldom actually do any console repairs and mods but if I have the time I am happy to help people :)

Anyways, check out my social medias for my work, interesting photos, repair/hacking community antics, more information on my software development or just to snoop.

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Terms & Conditions

Services

PS5 Services/Repairs:

  • 3BOD (3 Beeps of Death) (Beeps 3 times and then turns itself off)
  • Replace Power Supply/Fuses/Other (No light, no sound)
  • HDMI IC Replacement (No picture but controller syncs)
  • HDMI Port Replacement (Visibly damaged)
  • Repair Bluray Drive (No power, not ejecting)
  • Modify/Backup PS5 NOR flash memory (Recommended!)
  • Custom Controllers/Controller Repair
  • Replace Random Broken Part
  • Any Other Issue!

PS4 Services/Repairs:

  • Repair Obscure BLOD/UART Errors
  • SU-30631-3, SU-37553-3, SU-42118-6 & SU-41333-4 Errors (Cannot update console)
  • Replace Power Supply/Fuses/Other (No light, no sound)
  • HDMI IC Replacement (No picture but controller syncs)
  • HDMI Port Replacement (Visibly damaged)
  • Repair Bluray Drive (Ejecting constantly, no power, not ejecting)
  • Modify/Backup PS4 NOR/Syscon
  • Repair USB Port/Bluray PCB Issues
  • Repair WiFi/Bluetooth Issues (Controller not syncing but still boots)
  • Custom Controllers/Controller Repair
  • Replace Random Broken Part
  • Any Other Issue!

    Other Services:

  • PS3 YLOD Repair (NEC/TOKIN Replacement)
  • Any Other PS3 Repair (Limited Parts)
  • Replace/Remove Surface Mount Chips (On Anything)
  • Flash/Reprogram Chips (On Most Things)
  • Changing Caps On Your PCB
  • Repair Small Soldering Issues
  • Supply Repair Equipment/Console Parts (Bulk)

    Error Code Lookup:

  • Avaliable here
  • Supplied by PSDevWiki and Pearlxcore

    All Repairs/Part Ordering/Inspections Require Minimum Deposit Amount
Terms & Conditions

PS5 NOR Software

▷ BwE PS5 NOR Tool v1.2.7


PS5 UART Software

▷ BwE PS5 Code Reader v1.3.7 POPULAR RELEASE!

    Diagnose Hardware Issues: SSD, TPM, RAM, SSD Controller, Power, APU VRM, HDMI, WiFi/BT, USB, Temp, Secure Loader (SAM_IPL) & More!
    Features an Auto-Updating Error List! Updated Daily!
    Currently @ ~30,000 Error Descriptions!

  • $190AUD (€114 or $124USD or 896RMB)
  • Hardware ID Based License (USB License Upgrade Supported)
  • Updated: 16/7/24
  • Archive Password: BwE
  • MD5: AC6D2BDE805DD1960F46B4476A299D69
  • Github Page
  • Product Comparison

▷ BwE PS5 UART Brute Forcer Freeware!

    Pump your PS5 full of random UART commands until one works! Great for experimenting!

  • Auto-Detects COM Port + Creates Log File
  • Freeware
  • Updated: 13/12/23
  • Archive Password: BwE
  • MD5: 2AD76BDD353C2985415741021FDD27AA
  • Github Page

PS4 NOR Software

▷ BwE PS4 NOR Validator & Syscon Patcher v2.6.0

▷ BwE Free PS4 NOR Patcher v1.0.1 Freeware!

    Does Most Of What The NOR Validator Does, But FREE!

  • Free Version of the NOR Validator (Minus Some Patching, Validation & FW Reverting)
  • Updated: 31/3/24
  • Archive Password: BwE
  • MD5: CC92849081B699D60A9DD8ACA5DB2B52
  • Github Page
  • PS4 UART Guide
  • Product Comparison

▷ BwE PS4 WiFi-BT Patcher v1.3.8

▷ BwE UART Reader Freeware!

    Better Alternative To Other UART Tools!

  • Auto-Detects COM Port + Creates Log File
  • Freeware/Open Source
  • Updated: 2/10/23
  • MD5: FE465E04AE69E44F7A6FEC3A764F21C0
  • Github Page
  • PS4 UART Guide

▷ BwE PS4 NOR Comparator v1.10


PS4 Syscon Software

▷ BwE Free UART Syscon Tools FREEWARE!

    Read Your PS4 Syscon, Validate It & Check For Patchability!

  • Updated: 2/5/24
  • Archive Password: BwE
  • MD5: 85BE7CEA345598136251E6E61328A9D2
  • Information Page

▷ Syscon Rebuilder v2.2

▷ BwE PS4 FW Revert Tool 1.0.5 Budget Friendly!

▷ BwE PS4 Syscon Reader 3.0 & Writer 2.5 Discontinued!


Package Deals

PS5 Specialist Package
(Save 12.82%)
$340AUD (€206, $223USD, ¥1609)
Essential Package
(Save 15%)
$352AUD (€211, $225USD, ¥1635)
PS4 Specialist Package
(Save 10%)
$360AUD (€217, $235USD, ¥1694)
Ultimate Software Package
(Save 15%)
$665AUD (€401, $434USD, ¥3130)


Special Limited Time Deals!

Special Deal 1

Donate & Get Free PS4 Wee Tools Pro 1.0.3 (& Source) (Inferior/Clone App) - Save $7.50AUD / $5USD

Coupon 1

25% Off PS4 NOR Validator & Syscon Rebuilder Package - Save $100AUD / $66USD
Coupon Code: SPECIALDEAL3YEH

Coupon 2

50% Off PS4 NOR Validator - Save $112AUD / $73USD
Coupon Code: WEBSITEONLYSPECIAL9624

We accept Card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Klarna, Zip & Bitcoin (On Request)
Terms & Conditions

BwE UART Syscon Tools

The free version of this software, which you can download now and use, has no writing or patching functionality. You must pay $50AUD and or use the Syscon Rebuilder to get this feature.

This software is designed for end users and hobbyists who are looking to downgrade or repair their PS4 Syscon. It uses your own hardware which you must assemble yourself.

This is achieved through a CH340G or CH340B chip which is found on many USB UART/USB TTL devices on Aliexpress for around $0.50 to $1.00.

This makes this methodology the cheapest way to read and write your PS4 Syscon and serves as a non-commercial alternative of the original BwE Syscon Writer.

How is this different to the original BwE Syscon Writer? This version has a different glitching method and provides more debugging and error handling. Because it does not come preassembled and its functionality is determinant on your soldering there is no warranty or support provided.

Hardware Requirements:

  • USB TTL (or any UART device) with a CH340G or CH340B chip
  • PS4 Console

    Instructions:

  • You can read my old Syscon guide here and apply the same principles to this new device easily

    Or check out this video:
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    So What Can It Do:

    You only need 1 wire directly to the Syscon (remove after exploit) and 3 more to the board and you're able to:

  • Downgrade Firmware (CoreOS Swap)
  • Repair LoadBios -8 Error
  • Repair SU-39176-6 Error
  • Repair BlStorageHeader Error
  • Repair checkUpdVersion Error
  • Repair idpsCert Error
  • Manipulate Entire Syscon (Debug Mode)
  • Manipulate PSN Activation
  • Repair Obscure UART Errors
  • Store & Revert Syscon Images
  • Significant Protection Against Bricking

    Price & Payment Link (Full Version)

    Unlock Writing & Patching Functionality!
    The Lifetime License is $50AUD (€30 or $33USD or 235RMB)

    Assembly and Wiring Guide




    Other Info

    Bitcoin is accepted for those in countries which cannot use Visa/MasterCard payments.

    Once purchased you must complete the HWID Generator process using your receipt number to get your license.

    The HWID generator is not a license generator, you must wait for your licence via email after you complete the steps within the program. If you don't understand what to do, there is a link to a guide within the archive.

    Software licences are normally given out between 9am to 9pm AEST and or within an hour. Though expect delays up to 48hrs.

    Note: One license per PC - No USB license support.

    No support will be provided for this product, this includes both the free and paid versions - If you need support, I suggest buying the BwE Syscon Writer.

    Terms & Conditions
  • BwE PS5 Code Reader

    This software is designed for diagnosing hardware issues, while the PS5 NOR Tool is for both diagnosing and repairing software issues. Both of these tools together make the ultimate solution for PS5 repair, you can buy them together and save 10%!

    This program gets new error codes daily via automatic cloud updates! No need to update the program itself! Database is in the tens of thousands already!

    How does this compare to free alternatives?

  • TheCoder's software and online database claims to have 1442 codes (he's since reduced it). In reality almost all are duplicates or not even real and after subtracting the DDR6 codes you're left with 105. Of those 105 only 57 are legitimate/have a description and are in my own database.
  • Amoamare (Console Service Tool)'s database has 379 codes. Removing obviously invalid and DDR6 codes you're left with 123. Of those 123 only 58 are legitimate/have a description and are in my own database.

    If you combine both lists (58+57) and remove duplicates you're left with 65 codes, which is a mere 0.23% of my current database. Almost all of which were stolen from my honeypot in the pre 1.00 versions of my software. Kinda useless given they were my beta/trial codes...

    Hardware Requirements:

  • USB TTL (or any UART device)
  • PS5 Console

    Diagnose The Following:

  • SSD
  • TPM
  • RAM
  • SSD Controller
  • Power
  • APU VRM
  • HDMI
  • WiFi/BT
  • USB
  • Temperature
  • Secure Loader (SAM_IPL)
  • & Many More!

    Price & Payment Link

    The Lifetime License is $190AUD (€114 or $124USD or 896RMB)

    Other Info

    Bitcoin is accepted for those in countries which cannot use Visa/MasterCard payments.

    Once purchased you must complete the HWID Generator process using your receipt number to get your license.

    The HWID generator is not a license generator, you must wait for your licence via email after you complete the steps within the program. If you don't understand what to do, there is a link to a guide within the archive.

    Software licences are normally given out between 9am to 9pm AEST and or within an hour. Though expect delays up to 48hrs.

    Note: One license per PC unless you have bought a USB license!

    See how this compares to other products!

    Video Guide/s

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    Terms & Conditions
  • BwE PS5 NOR Tool

    This software is designed for diagnosing and repairing software issues, while the PS5 Code Reader is for diagnosing hardware issues. Both of these tools together make the ultimate solution for PS5 repair, you can buy them together and save 10%!

    Features:

  • Repair Most 3BOD PS5 Issues
  • Extract PS5 Dumps
  • Patch PS5 Dumps
  • Re-Generate Current Dump & Retain Original Data (Fixes Corruption)
  • Switch Between Disc/Digital via Internal Flags (May Fix SU-101312-8)
  • Toggle IDU Mode
  • Harvest Data or MAC Address From Consoles
  • Toggle More System Flags (Coming Soon)
  • Validate for Corruption (Multiple Methods)
  • Validate Files/Areas Within NOR
  • Patch/Change Southbridge
  • Compare Bulk NOR Dumps
  • Extract Bulk Dumps
  • Upload Dump (For Research)

  • Price & Payment Link

    The Lifetime License is $200AUD (€119 or $125USD)

    Other Info

    Bitcoin is accepted for those in countries which cannot use Visa/MasterCard payments.

    Once purchased you must complete the HWID Generator process using your receipt number to get your license.

    The HWID generator is not a license generator, you must wait for your licence via email after you complete the steps within the program. If you don't understand what to do, there is a link to a guide within the archive.

    Software licences are normally given out between 9am to 9pm AEST and or within an hour. Though expect delays up to 48hrs.

    Note: One license per PC unless you have bought a USB license!

    See how this compares to other products!

    Video Guide/s

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    Terms & Conditions

    BwE PS4 FW Revert Tool

    Features

  • Patch PS4 Syscon for Firmware Reverting
  • Patch PS4 NOR for Firmware Reverting
  • Patch for LoadBios -8 Error
  • Patch for BlStorageHeader Error
  • Patch for Invalid idpsCert Error
  • Upload Dump (For Research)
  • Nothing Else!

  • Note

    This is a budget friendly version of the BwE PS4 NOR Validator, if you already have this program - you do not need this one!

    Price & Payment Link

    The Lifetime License is $100AUD (€61 or $66USD)

    Other Info

    Bitcoin is accepted for those in countries which cannot use Visa/MasterCard payments.

    Once purchased you must complete the HWID Generator process using your receipt number to get your license.

    The HWID generator is not a license generator, you must wait for your licence via email after you complete the steps within the program. If you don't understand what to do, there is a link to a guide within the archive.

    Software licences are normally given out between 9am to 9pm AEST and or within an hour. Though expect delays up to 48hrs.

    Note: One license per PC unless you have bought a USB license!

    See how this compares to other products!

    Video Guides

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    Terms & Conditions

    BwE PS4 NOR Validator & Syscon Patcher

    Features

  • Compare NOR Dumps
  • Extract & Patch NOR Files
  • Patch for Downgrade (CoreOS Swap)
  • Patch for LoadBios -8 Error (Software Cause)
  • Patch for LoadBios -8 Error (Hardware Cause)
  • Patch for BlStorageHeader Error (Software Cause)
  • Patch for Invalid idpsCert Error (Software Cause)
  • Patch for EMC Version Down Errors (Software Cause)
  • Patch Corrupt Southbridge Firmware
  • Patch Corrupt WiFi/BT Firmware
  • Patch Corrupt CoreOS (SU-30631-3 Error)
  • Patch Corrupt EAP Key (Panic: EAP Key Not Available Error)
  • Patch Corrupt UNK Sections (1CA or 1CD)
  • Patch Corrupt CID Sections (1C9 or 1CC)
  • Patch Corrupt Syscon Firmware
  • Convert Southbridge Types (Use Different SB Chips)
  • Convert WiFi/BT Types (Use Different Chips)
  • Manipulate IDATA (System Keys)
  • Enable/Disable/Toggle 17 System Flags (Memory Test Mode, Fix CE-35888-2/SU-35888-2 (Software Cause), CE-34706-0 & CE-30022-7, Enable UART etc)
  • Validate & Patch Syscon For Downgrade
  • Validate entire NOR (sflash0) of PS4 for Corruption.
  • Visualise Corruption
  • Repair and Diagnose RAM Issues (MC4_Status, DCT[*])
  • Repair sceCblSkCcpSubmit Error
  • Repair Kernel/Fatal Trap 9 Error
  • Repair sceSblCryptAes Error
  • Repair Reboot Loops
  • Repair No Power (or 3 Beeps on AC)
  • Regenerate Entire NVS (CID + UNK)
  • Overclock/Underclock PS4 RAM
  • Change SAMU Boot Modes
  • Based on 1000's of Valid PS4 Samples
  • In Development Since 2018 With Constant Updates!
  • 29,755 Lines of Code
  • 3389+ Possible HTML Outputs
  • 1750+ Hashes

    Price & Payment Link


    The Lifetime License is $250AUD (€148 or $160USD or 1176RMB)
    The Lifetime License is $225AUD (€135 or $146USD or 1059RMB)
    Single Use (Web Version) is $20AUD (€12 or $13USD)

    Other Info

    Bitcoin is accepted for those in countries which cannot use Visa/MasterCard payments.

    Once purchased you must complete the HWID Generator process using your receipt number to get your license.

    The HWID generator is not a license generator, you must wait for your licence via email after you complete the steps within the program. If you don't understand what to do, there is a link to a guide within the archive.

    Software licences are normally given out between 9am to 9pm AEST and or within an hour. Though expect delays up to 48hrs.

    Note: One license per PC unless you have bought a USB license!

    See how this compares to other products!

    Video Guide/s

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    Terms & Conditions
  • BwE Free PS4 NOR Patcher

    Features

  • Extract & Patch NOR Files
  • Patch Corrupt CoreOS (SU-30631-3 Error)
  • Patch Corrupt EAP Key (Panic EAP Key Not Available Error)
  • Patch Corrupt UNK Sections (1CA000-1CAFFF or 1CD000-1CDFFF)
  • Enable/Disable/Toggle 16 System Flags (Memory Test Mode, Fix CE-35888-2/SU-35888-2, Enable UART etc)
  • Repair and Diagnose RAM Issues
  • Overclock/Underclock PS4 RAM (May Fix LoadBios)
  • Change SAMU Boot Modes

    Note

    This is a free version of the BwE PS4 NOR Validator, if you already have this program - you do not need this one!

    Price & Payment Link

    The Lifetime License is $125AUD (€75 or $83USD)
    Free!

    Other Info

    There is no support for this product as it is FREE. Free however does not imply it will be here forever and will function forever or even be updated forever.

    Terms & Conditions
  • Syscon Rebuilder

    Features

  • Rebuild Syscon (Factory Reset)*
  • Repair Corrupt Syscon*
  • Repair SU-39176-6 Error*
  • Repair CE-40947-4 Error*
  • Patch Syscon for CheckUpdVersion Only*
  • Repair LoadBios -8 Error
  • Repair BlStorageHeader Error
  • Repair checkUpdVersion Error
  • Repair idpsCert Error
  • Repair Special Wake Invalid Error*
  • Repair GET_HDMI_STATE failed*
  • Repair LoadBios -8 on 20-23 Error Syscons (Exclusions Apply)*
  • Select/Change Boot Modes (Service Mode & Others)*
  • Manipulate PSN Activation*
  • Patch Syscon for Downgrade via Partial Rebuild*
  • View Slot Entries
  • Validate Syscon

    Items marked with * are unique to this program and are not in the BwE PS4 NOR Validator! The main difference between the programs is that this is a rebuilder, while the NOR Validator is a patcher.

    Price & Payment Link

    The Lifetime License is $200AUD (€124 or $133USD)
    The Lifetime License is $175AUD (€105 or $111USD).

    Other Info

    Bitcoin is accepted for those in countries which cannot use Visa/MasterCard payments.

    Once purchased you must complete the HWID Generator process using your receipt number to get your license.

    The HWID generator is not a license generator, you must wait for your licence via email after you complete the steps within the program. If you don't understand what to do, there is a link to a guide within the archive.

    Software licences are normally given out between 9am to 9pm AEST and or within an hour. Though expect delays up to 48hrs.

    Note: One license per PC unless you have bought a USB license!

    See how this compares to other products!

    Terms & Conditions
  • Hardware

    BwE PS4 SCE Syscon Writer

    This Product Is Discontinued! Use My UART Syscon Writer Instead!

    Pre-Programmed custom Arduino board designed to exploit Sony's Syscon to allow reading and writing on board. No need to desolder the chip or replace it!

    Programmed by DarkNESMonk & BwE, Designed by JEFF.
    In production since October 2022.

    The original Syscon Writing solution!

    You only need 1 wire directly to the Syscon (remove after exploit) and 3 more to the board and you're able to:

  • Downgrade Firmware (CoreOS Swap)
  • Repair LoadBios -8 Error
  • Repair SU-39176-6 Error
  • Repair BlStorageHeader Error
  • Repair checkUpdVersion Error
  • Repair idpsCert Error
  • Manipulate Entire Syscon (Debug Mode)
  • Manipulate PSN Activation
  • Repair Obscure UART Errors
  • Store & Revert Syscon Images
  • Significant Protection Against Bricking
  • Comes with Syscon Reader/Writer Software For Free!


    This Product Is Discontinued! Use My UART Syscon Writer Instead!

    Purchase Links:


    Syscon Writer White Edition (SOLD OUT!)
    Updated Firmware, Voltage Switch, UART Mode, Faster Processor, Fully Integrated Design. Warranty!
    Comes with FW Revert Tool & Syscon Reader/Writer Software For Free!
    $300AUD (€177, $192USD, 1406RMB)
    $200AUD (€121, $131USD, 946RMB)

    This Product Is Discontinued! Use My UART Syscon Writer Instead!

    Other Info

    Bitcoin is accepted for those in countries which cannot use Visa/MasterCard payments.

    Once purchased you must complete the HWID Generator process using your receipt number to get your license.

    The HWID generator is not a license generator, you must wait for your licence via email after you complete the steps within the program. If you don't understand what to do, there is a link to a guide within the archive.

    Software licences are normally given out between 9am to 9pm AEST and or within an hour. Though expect delays up to 48hrs.

    Note: One license per PC unless you have bought a USB license!

    See how this compares to other products!


    Package Deals

    This Product Is Discontinued! Use My UART Syscon Writer Instead!

    Syscon Package (Save 10%)
  • Syscon Writer (Year of the Dragon Edition w/ UART & Voltage Switch)
  • Syscon Rebuilder
  • Syscon Reader/Writer Software
    $335AUD (€202, 218USD, 1576RMB)

    This Product Is Discontinued! Use My UART Syscon Writer Instead!

    PS4 Repair Specialist Package (Save 10%)
  • Syscon Writer (Year of the Dragon Edition w/ UART & Voltage Switch)
  • NOR Validator & Syscon Patcher
  • Syscon Reader/Writer Software
    $385AUD (€252, 270USD, 1970RMB)

    This Product Is Discontinued! Use My UART Syscon Writer Instead!

    Complete Ultimate Super Mega Package (Save 15%)
  • Syscon Writer (Year of the Dragon Edition w/ UART + Voltage Switch)
  • NOR Validator & Syscon Patcher
  • Syscon Rebuilder
  • PS5 Code Reader
  • PS5 NOR Tool
  • Syscon Reader/Writer Software
    $830AUD (€495, 525USD, 3850RMB)

    This Product Is Discontinued! Use My UART Syscon Writer Instead!

    Extra Information

    I cannot post to the following countries:
    Afghanistan, Belarus, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Democratic Republic), Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn Islands, Reunion, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wallis and Futuna Islands, Yemen.

    For shipping time estimates and restricted/suspended countries please visit this website: https://auspost.com.au/sending/send-overseas/international-delivery-times

    If your country is on the restricted/suspended list or you require faster shipping I can provide you with DHL shipping for an extra fee. I highly recommend DHL for the following countries: Iraq, Iran, Togo, Poland, Brazil, Egypt, Tunisia, Lybia.

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