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Cobra USB - PS3 Dongle Runs Blu-ray & PS1 iSOs and PSP Minis


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175w ago - Today the next wave of PS3 dongles has started, enter the Cobra USB from Max Louarn of Divineo / Supreme Factory, which features the ability to run Blu-ray, DVD and PS1 game iSOs and PSP Mini games from the PlayStation 3 hard drive.

The PS3 USB device is slated for release on April 11 and currently requires v3.41 PS3 Firmware, however, it can downgrade from PlayStation 3 Firmware v3.50 with the related PDF guides and files available HERE.

From their official site linked above, to quote:

Cobra USB - The Ultimate PS3 USB solution features:

• ** Blu Ray Movie region free functionality
• ** Allows you to play Blu Ray movie ISO's from HDD
• ** Allows you to play DVD movie ISO's from HDD
• ** Integrated support to play PS1 game ISO's from HDD
• ** Integrated support to play PSP mini games from HDD
• ** Enjoy PS3 games with files >4GB on external USB HDD

• Supports FAT and SLIM PS3 consoles any region
• Supports versions up to 3.50 (console must be running 3.41)
• Play PS3 games from internal HDD
• MCU firmware and flash firmware updatable using easy to use free PC updater
• First class customer support and free regular firmware upgrades
• No need to open your console, just plug and play
• High quality components and materials used throughout
• Unique and built from scratch Cobra USB manager featuring slick U.I. and customized options with easy navigation
• Actel based encryption engine onboard to prevent device cloning
• Fast onboard 2 Mbyte SPI flash for firmware storage
• High quality onboard MCU
• Easy mode selection via switch (PC update, PS3 downgrader, regular PS3 device mode)
• Downgrader functionality included free of charge, allowing users to upgrade firmware to and from 3.41 at will
• Multi lingual user interface (English, Spanish and French as standard with more languages to be supported later)

** = World's first implementation










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#189 - PS3 News - 120w ago
Below are details from anonymous on IRC (via DemonHades - pastebin.com/a5fKfFHw) on using a USB drive as a Blu-ray drive to dump the entire RAM alongside the Cobra USB Payload 2 code leaked.

Using USB DRIVE as Blu-ray Drive:


Using USB DRIVE as Blu-ray Drive:


Dump entire ram when USB specific is introduced:

/****************************************************************/
/* JaiCraB 14/07/2011 */
/* Plugin TheGrid: */
/* Dump entire ram when USB especific is introduced */
/* Private use to demonhades.org */
/****************************************************************/
#include "defines.h"
#include "gccpch.h"
#include "ps3Utils.h"
#include "ps3FileSystemUtils.h"

void lv1dumplv1()
{
uint64_t Valor;
uint64_t x=0,i=0;

char internal_buffer[255];
unsigned char buffer_dump[0x400];
int result, fd;

for (i=0;i

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#188 - PS3 News - 124w ago
Here is the mmCM v04.02.04 (20120315) Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes outlined below, as follows:

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

mmCM v04.02.04 Update (20120315) Changelog:

04.02.04 - (Stereo 3D related)

  • Fixed rare issue when launching video files from NTFS and /net_host (when file is >2GB and there is no space on /dev_hdd1)
  • Added support for playing video files (including AVI3D) from NTFS drives and remote /net_host servers
  • Returning from Stereo Player will fall back to standard 2D mode
  • Stereo files (avi3d) in 1920x1080 resolution are treated as SBS 960x1080 per eye (default)
  • Audio output uses Dolby Digital if available (for 5.1 AC3 audio)
  • Controls:
    [START] - Pause / Resume
    [RIGHT / LEFT] - Skip 120 sec forward/rewind
    [DOWN / UP] - Skip 10% forward/rewind
    [SELECT] - Toggle 4x fast-forward / normal playback
    [R3] - Toggles SBS and TB/OU modes if autodetection fails
    [CIRCLE] - Return to mM
    [TRIANGLE] - Exit to XMB
    [L1/R1/L2/R2] - Change L/R-eye color bias in anaglyph display mode

Finally, from zadow28:

Here is the Cobra-USB_PS3_Updater_v1_0.pkg unpacked and decrypted.

I named the eboot.bin cobra1.elf the eboot.bin decrypted: [Register or Login to view links]

The pkg extracted: [Register or Login to view links]

I've manage to sign the cobra1.elf with 3.55 keys:


Here is the cobra eboot with 3.55 keys: [Register or Login to view links]

The strings from cobra.elf


From CrashSerious: Case in point: (first 8 lines of the cobra driver)


The device ID and Vendor ID should be useful eventually, but it's so easy to get I'm not sure it's worth mentioning. (Though, it is documented in the wiki.) The device GUID is simply a windows thing so the libusb drivers can be found in the registry, etc.

From lewy20041: Cobra PC update and Debugging Tools for Windows

I have used Debugging Tools for Windows when the proces cobraflash.exe were used to flash Cobra-USB_Firmware_v5.0.cba to dongle and here is the outcome to open this file you need to install Debugging Tools for Windows. maybe some one can look at this. there are wery interesting info about cobra update process on pc.. have fun.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Some of it:



I used 7 zip on cobra.elf ([Register or Login to view links]), inside there are some more files without extensions.. ran it in ida pro and they are also regenized as PPC elf 64 and now the strings look little different: [Register or Login to view links]

From blazek566: Got this from the cobra1 file.. tell if its any good [Register or Login to view links]

Finally from zadow28: Been testing my new tracker on the cobraflash and got some visual results with big difference in security. you can see the results here.

first download: [Register or Login to view links]

small guide to open the visual files, then download the visual files: [Register or Login to view links]

just open the files with the guide. i would recommend cobratrack first. blue spot is start, and you scroll in with mouse. this is from start, too when i load the different images.

its show the way with fake loops, as they are in the software (encryption) the path. it speaks for themselves.

regards

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#187 - PS3 News - 124w ago
Here is the mmCM v04.02.03 (20120313) Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (7.67MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (7.67MB - Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links]

mmCM v04.02.03 Update (20120313) Changelog:

  • Added experimental/POC support for frame-packed 3D video playback
  • Video files in AVI 3D format must be named with .avi3d (AVI3D) file extension
  • Supported formats:
    - DivX or XviD in AVI container (FourCC codes must be divx/DX50. When XviD codec is used, mM will change the IDs automatically)
    - SIDE-BY-SIDE 3D: 1920x 720 ( 960x720 frame per eye)
    - TOP-BOTTOM(O/U): 1280x1080 (1280x540 frame per eye)
  • Simple video controls in stereo player: [START] - Pause playback, [CIRCLE] - Quit playback, [UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT] - Adjustments for anaglyph mode
  • If TV set supports 3D video playback - 3D AVI files will be played back in 3D mode
  • If TV set does not support 3D video playback - 3D AVI files will be played back in red/cyan anaglyph mode (Red-Cyan glasses needed)
  • Two stereo samples in SBS and TB format (xvid_encraw used for encoding): [Register or Login to view links]

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#186 - PS3 News - 124w ago
Here is mmCM v04.02.02 (20120313) Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (7.50MB)

mmCM v04.02.02 Update (20120313) Changelog:

  • Added sort options in File Manager:
    -> SELECT+R2 changes sort order: name / date
    -> SELECT+L2 changes sort order: ascending / descending
  • Fixed overlapping of text entries in context menu in File Manager mode
  • Added function to change the font in File Manager mode by pressing [R3]
  • Exiting with {PS} button will save last state and options
  • Added custom commands to FTP (quit/restart the application and shutdown/restart the PS3)
  • Improved font rendering (faster and no more blue-tint artifacts)
  • Improved graphics rendering (no more GUI glitches

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#185 - PS3 News - 125w ago
Here is mmCM v04.02.01 (20120307) Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (6.56MB)

mmCM v04.02.01 Update (20120307) Changelog:

  • Improved FTP performance:
    -> 95% of theoretical speed over 100Mbit connection (send/receive)
    -> 90% of theoretical speed over 1Gbit connection (receive) (or 50% of max when sending to PS3)
  • Improved /net_host performance
  • Improved performance when copying files in File Manager mode
  • FTP test results: [Register or Login to view links]

When viewing the test results above you will see that this 'Minor Update for those who seek the fastest FTP performance on the PS3' infact will get it, as it beats all other 'homebrew' FTP apps like Blackbox, etc. hands down, no contest here.


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