Habib Cobra 4.53 V1.05 CEX Edition PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) Out


13w ago - Following up on his previous revision and PS2 Games on Non-BC PS3 Consoles update, today PlayStation 3 developer Habib has updated his PS3 Custom Firmware to Habib Cobra 4.53 V1.05 CEX Edition CFW followed by v1.05a with the changes detailed below.

Download: HABIB COBRA 4.53 V1.05 CEX.PUP / HABIB COBRA 4.53 V1.05 CEX.PUP (Mirror) / HABIB COBRA 4.53 V1.05A.PUP / HABIB COBRA 4.53 V1.05A.PUP (Mirror) / habibplugin.sprx / ps2_netemu.self

v1.05 MD5: 66DD52844C559DBC513BA5B8CE4E9C65
v1.05a MD5: 0C0B4AE29774CF489BC3C9F592D7CC95

To quote: Changelog 1.05:

1. PS2 for semi-bc PS3 working as per user by using this method:

1 - Start PS3 with the controller via usb.
2 - Launch PS2 ISO.
3 - The game starts and the controller loses the sync but i'm able to resync it, although its been said its buggy and sometimes games launch and sometime not.

2. PS2 for non-bc ps3
3. Not tested ps2 support for bc console
4. Used Estwald's new core edited by me, check below for changelog...

NOTE: ps2 will have controller synch if used modded emu (see below)

CORE: In this CFW I have by default added original ps2_emus for ps3 so that if you are disturbed with controller sync problem,you can use original emu for ps2. To enable/disable modded ps2 emu,use ps2 flag i've created.

Put a 0 byte file named "ps2" in usb/core_flags/ then put the usb in the rightest port of ps3 and turn ps3 on,if everything goes right, the ps3 should restart and flag ps2 will rename to _ps2 if ps2 emu for bc or semi-bc console doesn't work or you see them buggy, use ps2 flag and swap back to original emu...

PRX loading at startup, iso mounting, ntfs support are working.

NOTE:

1. if you have installed bad plugin etc,pls change fw from cobra(from recovery ofcourse) to different as cobra safe_mode isnt working properly on 4.53

WARNING: DONT TRY TO SPOOF FW VERSION!! All the other patches of a cfw is included.

THANKS:

1. kokotonix for trying to help
2. user for helping me in clarifying some things up (rtoc)
3. deank for his mm
4. naehwert
5. failoverflow
6. all other devs

TO OTHER DEVS: stage0 base needs updating and stage1 flash_mount_446.S. flash mount uses ppc 64 bit instructions found in lv2_kernel and in lv2_dump, if you do not do this or the system cant allocate stage2 then it will kick you in recovery mode

TO PREVENT COPY-CATERS: signatures on offset 10108 of lv0.elf

THIS COBRA PORT IS DONE FIRST TIME BY ME, SO I MAY PROVIDE UPDATES OVER TIME...

Update: There is an issue causing some Cobra Feature to not work properly, best advised to stay on v1.04 until the issue has been sorted.

Changelog 1.05a:

1. PS2 for semi-bc PS3 working as per user by using this method:

1- Start ps3 with the controller via usb.
2- Launch ps2 iso.
3- The game starts and the controller loses the sync but i'm able to resync it.
although its been said its buggy and sometimes games launch and sometime not..

2. PS2 for non-bc PS3
3. My own plugin used for ps2 swapping (see below)
4. Fixed webman plugin bugs which occurred
5. Used my own plugin instead of estwalds core thus nullifying problems with webman....

NOTE: PS2 will have controller synch if used modded emu (see below)

CORE: In this cfw i have by default added original ps2_emus for ps3 so that if you are disturbed with controller sync problem, you can use original emu for ps2. To enable/disable modded ps2 emu, use ps2 flag i've created. Put a 0 byte file named "ps2" in usb/core_flags/. Then put the usb in the rightest port of ps3 and turn ps3 on, if everything goes right, the ps3 should restart and flag ps2 will rename to _ps2 if ps2 emu for bc or semi-bc console doesn't work or you see them buggy, use ps2 flag and swap back to original emu...

You need to use my plugin and edit boot_plugins.txt adding this line: /dev_hdd0/habibplugin.sprx put the sprx in dev_hdd0/

SIGNS OF CORE: 3 beeps or reboot=SUCCEED! once you hear 3 beeps, reboot PS3...

Update #2: Guys you won't need that habibplugin on my latest cfw 4.53 v1.05a by using this: ps2_netemu.self

Controller synch won't appear on classics BUT will give you controller synch prob in iso... it wasn't thoroughly tested, i'm just posting it, at a glance, it was all good and yeah its for non-bc ps3 only... as cobra files is same on steven one too, you can use it.




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#171 - New Guy - 2d ago
I know this is subjective but Habib Cobra 4.55 v1.02A and v1.02B or Rogero_CEX_4.55_v1.00b?

Could someone tell me the pros/cons over the other please.

*also my ps3 is a slim so its not BC or even semi (whatever that means) BC

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#170 - PS3 News - 3d ago
I updated the main article with Habib Cobra 4.55 v1.02A and v1.02B now as well for those following.

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#169 - killVBS - 6d ago
There are consoles that have ps2 backward compatibility (BC). There are full BC (hardware emulation) and semi (software emulation). So, hardware are CECHA and CECHB, and software are CECHC and CECHE.

P.S. This is what I remember, sorry if I'm not right.

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#168 - kalberto - 6d ago
semi-bc ps2emu support ??

what is semi-bc ? semi bricks ?

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#167 - PS3 News - 1w ago
Following up on Habib Cobra 4.55 v1.00, today PlayStation 3 developer Habib (aka smhabib) released Habib Cobra 4.55 v1.01 followed by v1.02A and v1.02B PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) with the changes outlined below.

Download: HABIB COBRA 4.55 V1.01.PUP / habibplugin.sprx / HABIB_COBRA_4.55_V1.01.rar (Mirror) / HABIB_COBRA_4.55_V1.01.rar (Mirror #2) / HABIB_COBRA_4.55_V1.01.rar (Mirror #3) / HABIB_COBRA_4.55_V1.01.rar (Mirror #4) / HABIB_COBRA_4.55_V1.01.rar (Mirror #5) / HABIB COBRA 4.55 V1.02A.PUP / 1.02B.zip

Regards.

v1.01 MD5 Hash: 3DF250C245A882A1D201414C3182C4A1
v1.02A MD5 Hash: 31025D6E80631B674C4BAAC03C36C65A (been working fine on different 3 types of ps3 - fat nor, nand, slim nor)
v1.02B MD5 Hash: 9d7d2d780a83a70862884d81dbd9a0d0 (You won't need that, since its a zip, if crc checksum didn't match, you will get error).

HABIB COBRA 4.55 V1.01

Luckily emu on 4.53 and 4.55 is same so support for Semi-BC PS3's is added.

Changelog:

  • safety feature for plugins have been re-added.to use it just re-install fw and it is fixed (from recovery)
  • plugins are now loaded from dev_habib, boot_plugins.txt resides there.as a result, habibplugin is built in and safety feature now work
  • semi-bc ps2emu support

Please post your results... Also don't forget on how to use habibplugin, it's now built inside the firmware.

Update: HABIB COBRA 4.55 V1.02A

  • 2 persons reported for a black screen.
  • The size dev_flash was taking big so i lowered it. It fixes those issues.. tested on 3 consoles and so far, no error.

HABIB COBRA 4.55 V1.02B

This is public release. And forget v1.02A, 1.02A was for that guy to test. I have reverted some things and now its working good.1.02B is builted from 1.00 with semi-bc support only.

1. up to user you use habibplugin
2. no more boot_plugins.txt in dev_flash (now resides where it should (dev_hdd0))
3. re-builded from v1.00
4. semi-bc ps2 support.
5. BUG FIX!!! (for old phaty models)

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