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137w ago - Today Cobra PS3 Firmware v4.2 is released for those who own the USB dongle alongside MultiMAN PlayStation 3 Backup Cobra USB Manager v03.00.00 below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (dongle required) / [Register or Login to view links] (SNES GENP FCEU FBAN VBAN - 49.96 MB)

Package contains:

  • mmCM 03.00.00 (3108 PS3 Covers, 2020 PS2 Covers) (showTIME, ps3SERV)
  • PS3SERV PC app: To be used with mmCM file manager /net_host# network folders.
  • SHOWTIME PLAYER: Included as SHOWTIME.SELF in mmCM USRDIR/sys folder to enable playback of video files
  • BROWSER.SELF: Standalone WWW/FTP application

Condorstrike from [Register or Login to view links] believes deank is not working for the Cobra USB Team and has stated the following on the IRC logs below discussing it:

"We don't have confirmation on that, truth be told... we haven't spoken to Dean in a while, he did tell me a while back that he was going away for a while.

So from my understanding as far as I know, this is Team Cobra's app using Multiman's open source project... so for now, I'd say it's not Dean."

Update: The man himself deank has now made an official statement on the merging of multiMAN and Cobra.

Also, Team Cobra have released a quick update to mmCM to fix a minor bug that was present in mounting PSP ISOs without a disc in the drive. mmCM v03.00.01 update is available now ONLINE ONLY to Cobra USB users via the intergrated update system.

From IRC:

[Abkarino] deank had joind cobra team?
[flash67] LOL
[TehRuler] YEP
[TehRuler] LOL
[eussNL] Cobra ~=~ TrueBlue
[eussNL] so if it supports the replaced sub_28fe30 and new section 0x80000000007f0000 that Cobra uses, it means Trueblue support is around the corner...
[flash67] exactly
[middleman] i see deank sold out eh, that mustve been the big news tortuga was talking about
[TehRuler] no wonder he's been hiding
[middleman] yeah, went in hiding to make multiman for cobra, blah

Finally, below are the changes, as follows:

  • Added MultiMan for Cobra in the download section.
  • Support for games with split files.
  • Bugfix: special keys of bdremote weren't working in showtime.

Multiman for Cobra changelog:

  • Full ISO and CUE+BIN support (incl. create ISO from folder)
  • Full Cobra support (PSX, PS2, PSP, PS3, ISO, BIN, CUE, BDM, DVD)
  • PSP UMD game support when PSP connected in USB+UMD mode
  • Support for *.0/.31, *.001/.032, *.66600/.66631 split file formats
  • Join split files in file manager (select and copy the first file to get the rest joined)
  • Mount ISO files in File Manager (to browse/copy contents)
  • New display mode "XBDM" - XBOX Dash Clone
  • Support for games with split big files (from external hdd)
  • BD/DVD Region options in SETTINGS column
  • Support for PS2 game covers (OPL format, i.e. SLES_123.45_COV.JPG) in /covers_retro/psx (over 2000 covers included)
  • Integrated Dongle Updater (in mmCM XMMB column)
  • Option to turn on blue/green dongle leds or turn them off completely
  • Integrated PSX, PS2 and PSP database for names and IDs (over 13000 entries) (for PSX/PS2 discs and PSP ISO/UMD files)








Finally, [Register or Login to view links] has made available a [Register or Login to view links] based on the [Register or Login to view links] and details on how it was done below, as follows:

Unself the vsh.self (try using MAGIC PKG 1.0), then HexEdit the vsh.ELF and replace the 8 bytes at the following addresses:


Then use self_rebuilder (also available in Make PKG 1.0), to rebuild the vsh.self
Drag and drop the original vsh.self and the edited vsh.elf

I take no responsibility for any damage or brick of your console... I'm just passing the info.






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#669 - addicts93 - 22w ago
can i use mmCM spoof with the Rogero's 4.50 cfw ?

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#668 - PS3 News - 22w ago
Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer deank has updated multiMAN PS3 backup game manager to version 04.55.00 (20140208) with the changes below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (43.83 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (123 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (1.35 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (1.75 MB - mM PS3 Tools for 4.50CFW includes bdRESET8, lastGAME8, gameDATA8 & showtimeDISC8) / [Register or Login to view links] (124 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (1.64 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (203.05 KB) / [Register or Login to view links] by JohnDoeHun / [Register or Login to view links] (26.1 MB)

multiMAN 04.55.00 (20140208) Changelog:

  • Added support for 4.55CFW (tested by Habib)
  • Added 4.55 spoof option to mmCM (do not use on non 4.46CFW)
  • Fixed downloading files from sendspace from the WEB column

lastGAME10 Includes:

  • lastGAME10.pkg (for regular CFW)
  • lastGAME10_SS.pkg (for regular CFW - SingStar replacement)
  • lastGAME10_[COBRA].pkg (for COBRA compatible FW)
  • lastGAME10_SS_[COBRA].pkg (for COBRA compatible FW - SingStar replacement)

Update is available also online via mM update and in the WEB column. If you wish to FORCE mM/mmCM to download the update just start mM/mmCM while holding L2+R2 and it will enter debug mode. Then you can update from the HOME column.

Update: FEB/08/2014: mmTOOLS_455

  • bdRESET 9.00
  • stDISC 7.00
  • lastGAME 11.00 (standard)
  • lastGAME 11.00 (SingStar replacement)
  • lastGAME 11.00 (for COBRA CFW)
  • lastGAME 11.00 (for COBRA CFW - SingStar replacement)

All tools are available in multiMAN's web column, too. All tools support firmwares from 3.55 to 4.55.

Update #2: FEB/11/14: gameDATA9.pkg

  • Added support for 4.50DEX, 4.53CEX, 4.55CEX

gameDATA9 is also available for download within multiMAN in the WEB column.

About mmTOOLS:

  • gameDATA v9.00: (Update feb/11/14) - Switch location of [game data] between internal HDD and first external USB HDD, install PSN games (or any application/pkg) to external USB HDD saving space on internal HDD. NOTE: Not all games are compatible with this feature.
  • bdRESET v9.00: (BD Redirectional Reset) - Removes path re-directions, removes bd-mirror (restores usb to normal mode) and moves the last game played in bd-mirror mode back to its location.
  • lastGAME v11.00: lastGAME - is an application that mounts that LAST game played on multiMAN without having to launch it. Indeed lastGAME is multiMAN but without GUI and extra features. It is not limited to launch the last mounted game from XMB, it also supports mounting the last AVCHD movie you loaded from mM. It now supports the new payload from mM 04.20.00+, launch PS1 BIN/CUE from XMB and more.
  • stDISC v7.00: (Showtime Disc Access) - Allows Showtime to play all your backup videos/music from optical data discs (DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, BD-R/RE) which usually are not accessible from Showtime. Adds support for screenshots of movies while Showtime is playing, remote access to Showtime via "Remote Play" and play music from XMB [Music] column while Showtime is displaying photo slideshow.

Finally, in related news kakarotto has made available (via tortuga-cove.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=5507#p29056) what he calls MultiMan ver 04.60.01 Full Repack-kakarotto with the following changes:

  • Added support for 4.50CFW
  • PS1/PS2/PS3 games, BD-MIRROR INT/EXT, BD-MOVIE REGION CHANGE/DYNAREC SUPPORT
  • Disc-less mode: Icon changed from BD disc to "folder icon"

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (199.0 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #3) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #4) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #5)

After you install the full version proved this release:

Download: Multiman 4.60.01 base: [Register or Login to view links]

Password Unzip rar: [Register or Login to view links]


Covers All game PS 1-2-3 This Multiman CEX for CFW system only.

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#667 - PS3 News - 22w ago
Here is a [BETA] Fix for 2k Model Issues on 4.20/4.30 Boards from magneto, as follows:

We are releasing a beta for those who are having issues with the 2k model and using the 4.20 or 4.30 boards. More specifically, this fixes the issue where the drive is unresponsive unless you turn the PS3 on using the eject button. This update will also fix the issue for fat and 2k models where the auto-eject feature will eject and reload the disc instead of simply emulating it.

If you have a 4.20 or 4.30 board version, and have one of these issues and you are ready to test this update, then please test this beta and report to us whether or not it fixes the problems. Include as much information as possible.

You can download the beta here: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

There are files for the 4.20 board and for the 4.30 board, make sure you use the correct files depending on your board revision.

The instructions are in the README.TXT file, make sure you follow the instructions very carefully. Here are the instructions for updating the FPGA image and testing the beta:

DISCLAIMER: This is a beta update, use at your own risks. You must follow these instructions carefully. Make sure not to interrupt the process.

Step 1 : Remove power from PS3 and wait for a couple of minutes
Step 2 : Copy ldr.rom into a FAT32 usb drive and insert into ODE
Step 3 : Power the board to update the bootloader. Make sure the LED turns purple for 1 second to confirm the bootloader has been flashed
Step 4 : Remove power from PS3 and wait for a couple of minutes
Step 5 : Delete ldr.rom and copy fpga1.dat into a FAT32 usb drive and insert into ODE
Step 6 : Power the board and let the bootloader update the FPGA image. If the LED turns off quickly, there was an error. The correct behavior is the LED will flash between RED and PURPLE continuously for about 2 minutes, then it will turn itself off.
Step 7 : Only after the LED goes off, which should take about 2 minutes, then remove the USB from the ODE
Step 8 : Delete the fpga1.dat file. This is important, if you do not delete it, it will continually update the FPGA.
Step 9 : Remove power from the ODE
Step 10 : Insert USB into the PS3 and reconnect power.

Notes: You must first update the bootloader before updating the FPGA image. The new bootloader is required to successfully flash the FPGA image, and it is preferred at this point to update each rom individually to make sure the update process was completed successfully.

When the FPGA update is finished, the bootloader will turn off the LED and stop, it will not boot into the main MCU application, so you must power cycle the ODE in order to boot it again.

The FPGA will be flashed whenever fpga1.dat file is found on the USB, so it is important to delete the file once the update has completed and before power cycling the ODE or it will update it forever.

If you wish to revert back to the original FPGA image, start at step 5, and use the fpga1_original.dat file. Make sure to rename the file into fpga1.dat before trying the update.

8 - 2 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Update

We are pleased to annouce a performance update for 4.20 QSV boards which remedies the freezing issue reported by some users. The performance update relates to both the NXP mcu and Smart Fusion FPGA onboard. Please be sure to follow the instructions in the readme.txt carefully. This is imperative in order that the update will be completed successfully.

A similar performance update pack is currently undergoing BETA testing for 4.20 (non QSV model) and 4.30A boards and addresses freezing issue reported by a minority of users and also includes 2k series auto eject fix and 2k series BMD-061 drive controller fix. Further fine tuning of this update will be made before release on our site sometime next week.

Download: Cobra ODE 4.20 QSV Fix * For PCB v4.20 QSV only *

Team Cobra will continue to strive to best support our users and deliver innovation to the scene.





From magneto: I can confirm that the issue is not a bug with the update. Those who see legitimate users complaining about problems with 4.55 should not think it applies to everyone. For every new update, there are many legitimate users who complain, but I don't see 100% of superslim users complaining, with the number of PS3 users, even if 1000 people complain, the percentage is extremely low.

From the research we've done, we can confirm that the 4.55 firmware does add a new check in the BD firmware in order to prevent ODEs from working. We are looking into methods of bypassing this new authentication.

I can also confirm 3k works. The reason only 4k systems are affected is probably because prior models can be hacked and they don't want us using a CFW to see what the new protection is doing.

If PT doesn't work for you it's not a bad BD drive, it's a bug in v4.30 that was triggered with the new 4.55 protection. We are looking into it.

Finally, from Mussonero comes Eleganz-Cobra-Ode GL-v1.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

  • New version for Eleganz Cobra ode GL-V1 for all users they have in possession the cobra ode
  • Thank you: Kakaroto and all user for support (and all dev) for my new release

Changelog:

  • added support RSXGL library faster compared to SDL
  • added support ode 1.9 mcu
  • included showtime V 4.5 as homebrew
  • included open-ftp as homebrew

Eleganz Cobra ODE GL V2 Changelog:

  • New Showtime build included with support of loading and saving from a usb-key inserted in any PS3 usb ports

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#666 - PS3 News - 22w ago
From Cobra PS3 scene profiteer Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA): Cobra ODE News Update: v4.55 Issues and Other Incoming Fixes

Cause and solution discovered for earlier issues for 4.30a and 4.20QSV boards, but now team looking into reports of v4.55 issues from Sony's new Firmware Update!

The Cobra Team has revealed that they have found the cause (and the solution) to the problems that some PS3 with certain boards were having, but afterwards Sony issued the v4.55 firmware, so hold on!

Good news we have here for those who were having problems with Cobra ODE and one of the problematic boards of their PS3.

Check it out the official announcement from Team Cobra:

5 - 2 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Information

Thanks to our users for their patience in relation to the issues reported regarding 4.20 and 4.30 on 2k systems, in particular with drive control boards BMD-061.

We have now found the cause and a solution. The problem will be rectified via a Cobra ODE FPGA firmware update. We are currently running stability tests and will release the firmware update sometime next week together with a number of performance updates.

But that Good News didn't last long, as shortly after that wonderful update, Sony released a v4.55 new firmware, which early reports suggest is updating the blu-ray firmware with certain models, and as such it is currently NOT recommended to update if you are using an ODE device, until more information is released by the team:

6 - 2 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Information

We advise all users not to update to OFW 4.55 until we have had a chance to investigate reports of an error message being displayed in the XMB after update.

Currently we have seen that users with 2k5, 3k and 4k may be affected by this issue.





From Joonie86: Apparently, this new OFW 4.55 updates BD-Firmware for 400X/420X models [312R/314R/316R BD Drives]

So it makes sense that E3 ODE Pro works fine on 2.5k / 3k but 4k.. but I'm not sure about Cobra ODE, some reported that 2.5k/3k don't work lol

From zach5555: This worked for me. If you updated with your ps3 in EMU mode then follow these steps.

1. Put your cobra in PT mode
2. Download ps3 update file and put on a usb stick in the correct directory
3. Go into safe mode on the ps3
4. Choose update ps3 system
5. Manually update your ps3

It worked for me after I updated it in EMU mode, Good luck!

Finally, from magneto (via Max Louarn): I can confirm the problem. It seems to only affect 4k users however. My first test was on a 2k console and it worked, and now we've tested on a 4k console and it fails, even in PT mode. We are obviously looking into this and hoping to find a solution soon. In the meantime, do not update if you are on a superslim console, otherwise, update at your own risks.

Update: From Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA): 4.55 OFW Current STATUS: 4k - DO NOT UPDATE / 3k & 2k5 - Mixed Results / Below 2k5 - OK

Current Status of v4.55 OFW running on PS3 consoles with ODE devices. Editing original post with an update of what is happening as not everyone is reading the whole thread. Sony released a new v4.55 firmware, and in it there is packed 3 blu-ray files but only for most recent drive models.

As such, all 4K and 4k2 superslim drives are being updated by Sony as this for now breaks usage of your ODE. There is mixed results for 2k5 and 3k owners, most likely some of those models contain a newer drive, so update at your own risk, best to wait until more info is released by Cobra Team.

Finally for those with models below 2k5, like all 2k and 2k1 and phat series they are fine and no problems updating. Stay tuned to this thread for updates, when a FIX is released by Team Cobra this thread will be CLOSED and link added pointing to the new FPGA update.

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#665 - yutaPGW - 23w ago
just press square.. also from schursin comes an ISO Library Organizer to manage your games easily.

To quote: Hello, Cobra ODE fans!

Today I want represent to you one useful utility – ISO Library Organizer. It was created for private use, but Cobra ODE developers contest made me lead code and design in order and release public version.

So, what ILO is? ILO is utility that helps you to keep friendly ISO names and sort it in Cobra ODE browser. You can place your favorite games first in order, or just sort games in alphabet/size/code order. Interesting? Let’s see some screenshots!

s3nint3!
Typical content of “PS3_GAMES” directory. Looks strange, isn’t it? No friendly names, no disk codes, no order… Don’t worry about it anymore, let’s run ILO application!

s3nint3!
ILO main window.

What we see? ILO instantly scans your PS3_GAMES directory, reads every found ISO and get game titles/codes from it. All you need to do – choose the way of sorting: by title, by size, by code. Plus! You can drag games in list as you want, just click&drag. Now let’s apply made changes to your ISO library, one click “apply names/sort” – done!

s3nint3!
Friendly ISO names! Perfect and easy!

Then just click “rebuild ps3 extra” and ILO executes genps3extra.exe for you, all needed parameters is already present. Wait a moment and... Cobra ODE browser ready!

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (ILO v0.2 + GenPS3extra v1.3)

Install guide: simply unpack downloaded zip into external HDD root and run ILO.exe

Comments and feedback are welcome, as well as requests for new features. At this moment, I'm planning to add support of PS1/PS2 directories, and then make ILO open sourced. Have fun with Cobra ODE!

Update: EXE was packed by UPX, that's a reason. Now i'm uploaded new zip with unpacked app, no more false antivirus alerts. Download link updated.

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