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


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36w 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.

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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: [Register or Login to view links]

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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misiozol's Avatar
#143 - misiozol - 38w ago
M8 just 2 posts lower is nearly same thing , why ppl go to 4.53 its pointless and bricks building up , try other 4.53 cfw , try rebuilt database , if console is NOR try swap hdd , otherwise is hardware flasher.

w6rm0ng3r's Avatar
#142 - w6rm0ng3r - 38w ago
Hello everyone,

I updated my ps3 with HABIB's 4.53 CEX CFW update and my PS3 failed to update. Now it reboots every time into safe mode, and i have tried updating with any other CFW update, but it wont work.

Any suggestions on what to do? And how do i get my PS3 back into "normal" again?

Help will be very appreciated

StanSmith's Avatar
#141 - StanSmith - 39w ago
My console AND account got banned because I went online with it. I did NOT play games online, just was on PSN with a CFW console and they banned me.

So if you want to risk going online to play backups its always your own risk. They will ban you for the smallest thing. As I said I did nothing just have CFW installed and got banned.

It was 3.55CFW that I had installed. The one that if you flashed OFW3.55 there was no proof a CFW was installed at all and they banned me.

infinity4's Avatar
#140 - infinity4 - 39w ago
My PS3 is at the moment on Rebug 4.46. Is it possible to play online with an actually Custom Firmware like Habib 4.53?

I mean play with backups.

hishamage's Avatar
#139 - hishamage - 39w ago
Quote Originally Posted by rezmax View Post
Does this mean i can install a CFW on a CECH-2501B console with 4.53 OFW. Looking at two different consoles to buy right now. the other is cech-2001a possibly with current OFW. Should I buy and will I be able to run backups of my game discs?

You still need to be on 3.55 to install any cfw, but these consoles cech-2501b and 2001a can be downgraded with a flasher.. but if your ps3 is already on 3.55 you can this cfw or any other.

If you wanna run backups i recommend rogero 4.50 or rebug.. rebug cfws are the best in my opinion

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