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

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195w 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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#657 - andikajayasatri - 52w ago
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multiMAN v04.53.02 FULL CEX (20131219) is now available from deank:

multiMAN v04.53.02 FULL CEX (20131219)
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multiMAN v04.53.02 BASE CEX (20131217)
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Note: multiMAN 4.53.01 supports 3.55 CEX/DEX, 4.21 CEX/DEX, 4.30 CEX/DEX, 4.31 CEX, 4.40 CEX/DEX, 4.41 CEX/DEX, 4.46CEX, 4.46DEX (REX), 4.46 CEX+COBRA 7.0, 4.50 CEX/DEX, 4.53CEX/4.53 CEX+COBRA 7.0

Changelog 04.53.02 FULL CEX (20131219):

  • Added proper detection of COBRA7 firmwares (4.46-4.53)
  • Added “Check for updates” for local PS3 games in ISO format
  • Added check when loading local/network PS3 games in ISO format if installed game update requires higher firmware version and fixes sprx/self/eboot files
  • Added support for 4.53 CEX CFW (tested)
  • Fixed covers/backgrounds for network PS3 games in JB/folder format
  • Added spoof to version 4.53 (COBRA7 firmwares only)

UPDATE: [Register or Login to view links] (43.83 MB) /

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! For COBRA7 compatible firmwares:

  • Added support for PS3 games in ISO format from NTFS drives (/PS3ISO folder)
  • Added support for PS1 games in ISO/BIN+CUE format from NTFS drives (/PSXISO folder)
  • Added support for Blu-ray movies in ISO format from NTFS drives (/BDISO folder)
  • Added support for DVD video in ISO format from NTFS drives (/DVDISO folder)

The only requirement is to have your NTFS formatted USB HDD connected to your PS3 when you start multiMAN.

Update is available also online via mM update and in the WEB column.

UPDATE #2: [Register or Login to view links] (123.06 MB)

  • Small change to make mM "title_id" independent (in case you change it from the default BLES80608)
  • Downloading mM/mmCM updates is now "title"/"name" independent
  • Names of local PS3 games in ISO format are properly displayed (from PARAM.SFO)
  • Names of network and NTFS PS3 games in ISO format are properly displayed (from PARAM.SFO) after you load them at least once
  • PS3 ISO games from NTFS drives will now show background and cover (if loaded at least once)
  • While scanning for content, mmCM will prepare data for webMAN, too (NTFS info, images and param.sfo)
  • Upon launch, mM/mmCM will rescan your games and will cache images and other files
  • In mmCM mode in HOME column you now have "Scan connected NTFS USB drives" option.

In case you didn't connect the drive before launching mmCM you can use this option to refresh content from NTFS drives. The update is available online and in the WEB column.

If you wish to FORCE mM/mmCM to download the update (although you're on the same 04.53.03 version) just start mM/mmCM while holding L2+R2 and it will enter debug mode (reporting 04.53.DD for mM and 04.53.CD for mmCM). Then you can update from the HOME column.

#656 - rshalxn - 52w ago
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Hi Guys! Sorry for the bad english, im Brazilian and I have a big problem.. Actually I play my ps3 on a 42" HDTV 1080p, but this TV isn't on my bedroom, I buy a Dell 19" DVI 1080i (1440x900) monitor, and adapted a DVI to HDMI on my monitor, making the correct connections the PS3 finally starts and the image of menus and options appear on the screen

Buuut, when I start multiman to run GTA V, the black screen appears and i can ear the sound of game, but without image (I used the RCA cable to out audio in a headset). This problem apply too to another games, when I start a PSN games, the black screen turn to appear.

Details: I use a HDMI gold cable, PS3 Fat, CFW Rogero 4.46
Resume: In the HDMI 1080p I can play, in HDMI-DVI 1080i I can see the menus and options, but i cant play... HELP!

#655 - PS3 News - 52w ago
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More attachments for the above (and below) post..

#654 - PS3 News - 54w ago
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Today Deank Kasabow (aka deank) released the latest version 04.53.00 followed by 04.53.01 and 04.53.02 of multiMAN including just the payload.

Download: multiMAN 04.53.00 (CEX) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links]

Nothing new, only the addition of the payload which allows booting and loading games on Custom Firmware base 4.53.


  • Added firmware payload 4.53 (added support for 4.53 CFW).

I have no intention of installing 4.53 at the moment, so hopefully folks will post back if it works properly.

Update: multiMAN 04.53.01 is now available (online update within mM and in the WEB column):

  • Added support for 4.53 CEX CFW (tested)
  • Fixed covers/backgrounds for network PS3 games in JB/folder format
  • Added spoof to version 4.53 (COBRA7 firmwares only)

On Cobra7 compatible firmwares - make sure to delete mM's USRDIR/cache folder (if you want to get PIC1.PNG covers for network JB/folder games).

Network (/net_host#/***PS3***/) games now show ICON0.PNG, PIC1.PNG and a cover if available.

Cobra Cinavia Tools for Rogero 4.46 Cobra v7.00 CFW by atreyu187

Download: Cobra_Cinavia_Tools.zip

Here is a simple set of files to remove Cinavia from Rogero 4.46 Cobra v7.00 CFW. This release comes with an install and un-install set of tools. Simply extract and choose the zip file in the folder you want.

Then copy the zip to a USB flash drive and double click on the file in mMOS and it will install or remove the patches of your choice. Tested on Rogero 4.46 Cobra v7.00 as Habib already has this disabled.

I will be adding some more Cobra packs like a nice updated plugin pack with PSNPatch, users new peek/poke, and webMAN 1.25 to replace my older pack with AUTOBOOT.ISO for Fan Control since deank has implemented this already.

UPDATE for Cobra Cinavia BD Disable

Ok now I have added Habib's BD Cinavia removal as well. Now this seems to be hit or miss for disc but it has worked for me on a copy of Smurfs 2 I dumped myself and made. It has some other stuff in there as well because it is a plugin and if you install just this it would disable all your other plugins. So as of 12/21/2013 this has the latest and great of each of the following plugins that will be installed.

  • webMAN 1.26 (Update # 2)
  • Habib's BD Cinavia Bypass
  • PSNPatch v1.06

It will install all plugins to hdd0:/plugins and replace your boot_plugins.txt file. You might want to remove your plugins from hdd0:/ root but is not needed. It will also install a new folder called on hdd0:/ called hdd0:/selfs

It contains prepNTFS.v1.01.self so you can execute it without having the app installed to prep NTFS drives via multiMAN OS with a simple press of the X button to prep your HDD. The last thing it will do is alphabatize your game section of your XMB if you don't have this neat little hack done already instead of them showing by date installed by Bahamut Lord.

If you want to remove any of these features simply extract the contents of the zip file delete what you want removed (nothing really should need to be done as they are all great features and this will stop any conflicts with this one tiny zip file) anyhow once removed zip all the folders backup and rename properly.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (PS3~dev_hdd0.zip)

I also updated my Cinavia 4.46 removal pack to also update your CA.CER files to 4.53 files for good measure as another users requested this. Not a needed update and bitsbubba's tool set does this as well so it is here if you are interested is all but again not needed and nothing has changed with the actual Cinavia removal just updating the CA.CER files for online use to help mask your online status. Figured it would be good to add since I have added PSNPatch as well to help you stay hidden from the Giant Enemy Crab S*O*N*Y I hope you all enjoy.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (PS3~dev_blind.zip)

Install as usual, place the zip file(s) on a HDD/USB drive and go into multiMAN OS and simply press X on each file to install. Then simply reboot and enjoy!!

For those interested I will be working on my PSN PKG to PS3 ISO (without need for rap/edat/reActPSN) tutorial tonight and tomorrow and have it ready by Monday at the very latest.

Also I did not write any of these tools, I only put them together for easy install for you all. Thanks for this goes out to KW, BahumatLord, Habib, bitsbubba & deank for all there work and giving me the ability to share these with you all. Without them this would not have been possible.

Update #2: From deank: I compiled showtime 4.3.582 for mM... It is available in the WEB column of multiMAN and also from the VIDEO column -> Update. Standalone versions are in the web column.

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Update #3: MultiMAN ver 04.53.02 BASE CEX is now available with the changes below, as follows:

04.53.02 (20131217)

  • Added proper detection of COBRA7 firmwares (4.46-4.53)
  • Added "Check for updates" for local PS3 games in ISO format
  • Added check when loading local/network PS3 games in ISO format if installed game update requires higher firmware version and fixes sprx/self/eboot files

Update #4: multiMAN ver 04.53.02 BASE CEX DEX STEALTH (20131219).zip (122.41 MB)

Download: multiMAN ver 04.53.02 BASE CEX DEX STEALTH (20131219)

  • multiMAN ver 04.53.02 BASE CEX (20131219).pkg
  • multiMAN ver 04.53.02 BASE DEX (20131219).pkg
  • multiMAN ver 04.53.02 BASE STEALTH (20131219).zip
  • webMAN 1.26 (source/sprx)
  • ps3netsrv (win/linux/nas)

p.s. Those of you who had troubles with mM on non-cobra7 firmwares - try this updated version. All three versions are also available online via mM update and in the WEB column.

#653 - PS3 News - 54w ago
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Below is some updated Cobra ODE news from manufacturer Max Louarn and PS3 scene profiteer Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA) as follows:

27 - 11 - 2013: Cobra ODE News - PCB revision

We are now shipping version 3.00, 3.10, 4.20 and 4.30 of our product concurrently. There is no difference in the MCU update files. Only the FFC cables and switch usage is different between revisions. Please refer to user manual for more details.

28 - 11 - 2013: Cobra ODE News - Video & Tutorial

New Review & tutorial are available.

03 - 12 - 2013: Cobra ODE News - PCB revision

New PCB revisions pictured (4.20 and 4.30A) and new version of the Cobra ODE released "QSV".

We have today released a new version of the Cobra ODE QSV, which caters specifically for users of 2k5,3k and 4k/4k2 console owners. The QSV version of the Cobra ODE is fully compatible with all software updates, but does not support older PATA/SATA FAT consoles or 2k/2k1 series SLIM consoles.

The Cobra ODE QSV offers incredible value to newer console owners, being considerably lower in price than the regular Cobra ODE.

Since many owners do not require the USB cables included in the full Cobra ODE pack, the QSV package does not include the USB cables, nor does it include the power cables required for FAT consoles or the additional FFC cables required for FAT PATA and SATA CECHx/2k/2k1, since these consoles are not supported on the Cobra ODE QSV. The overall RRP has been considerably lowered as a result.

We now therefore offer two packages, the regular Cobra ODE, supporting almost all console revisions (PATA/SATA FAT **excluding BMD-21 BD drive control boards, SATA SLIM and Super SLIM consoles) and the new Cobra ODE QSV which supports only 2k5/3k SLIM and 4k/4k2 SUPER SLIM consoles.

Enjoy Cobra ODE on later model consoles at a lower price and have peace of mind that the QSV is fully compatible with the regular software and hardware updates!

We have now added an installation manual to the downloads section which reflects installation on the console versions which it supports.. An installation manual for the QSV version is also available.

Download: Cobra ODE Installation Manual (English) v1.0 - QSV

Finally, from bitsbubba comes Cobra CFW Tools v1.19, v1.20, v1.21, v1.22 and v1.23a:

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  • added Dean's latest webMAN sprx
  • removed testplugin.sprx by Cobra dev (not needed with newest webMAN )
  • changed ICON.PNG (thanks STLcardsWS)

Cobra CFW Tools

With this app you can install "webMAN XMB v1.20" based on XMBM+ (aldostools' webMAN links) and concept from multiMAN XMB Integrated) with ★Install Package Files, REBUG's ★Package Manager or XMBM+ support, 4.50 certs (for ?safer? PSN), Ingame ScreenShots and custom coldboots by atreyu187 that I helped design. It's been tested on both Rogero (Cobra 7- Unofficial) and HABIB Cobra edition (any version). Choose what suits you


  • 4.50 certs
  • Custom Coldboot
  • Cobra [Center]
  • Cobra [Full]
  • Cobra [Right]
  • In-Game ScreenShot (thanks habib)
  • webMAN XMB v1.17
  • With Install Package Files
  • With Rebug's Package Manager
  • With XMBM+ Support

One thing that was pointed out to me was if Playstation Home isn't installed then the eject icon will replace it's icon. So I created the PlayStationHome~IconSwap.pkg which will take the PlayStation Home listing out of the PSN column and put it in GameData with the PlayStation Home GameData icon

Note: if you have PlayStation Home already installed on your PS3 there is no need for you to install the PlayStationHome~IconSwap.pkg as you have the correct icon.

Tested On:

  • Rogero 4.46 (Cobra 7- Unofficial)
  • HABIB 4.46 Cobra edition (any version)

Update 12/07/2013 - Features v1.21: Ok since webMAN is up to v1.21, so am I. In this update I've added:

  • webMAN XMB v1.21
  • webMAN v1.21 easy install (thanks deank)
  • 4.53 certs (thanks aldostools / Nathan_r32_69)
  • an Alternate Screen Shot install (for those having RSOD issues with original)
  • an option to revert back to original icons
  • PlayStationHome~IconSwap.pkg through bubble install
  • webMAN XMB~Game Data.pkg (also bubble) for easier uninstall (less files left behind)

Update 12/08/2013 - Features v1.22: Updated Cobra CFW Tools: Cobra CFW Tools v1.22.pkg

  • as always Deans latest webMAN sprx (v1.22)
  • combined 4.50~4.53 certs into one (as they are the same)

Note: as in last release please delete old before updating as I change file structure again .

Note: I recommend you uninstall any previous version before installing this (to avoid confusion) as I changed a few folders in the app, thanks

Update 12/09/2013 - Cobra CFW Tools v1.23a.pkg

  • webMAN v1.23 (thanks deank, aldostools)
  • webMAN On~Off (if webMAN/webMAN XMB already installed, you can use On to update sprx)
  • Rename PlayStation Network (to PSN as Sony did 4.50-4.53)

MM Stealth 04.50.02 By PS3Gunz

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (56.26 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

  • Updated version of multiMAN 04.50.02
  • Spoof multiMAN for Showtime and not notify you when a official update
  • Blocking updates official multiMAN (no stealth) and Showtime for servers deank
  • A whole new theme with new icon by multiMAN Singstar jriko , thank you to him
  • Beyond Two Soul as the theme music and pacman bootsound


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