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


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179w 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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zero233's Avatar
#165 - zero233 - 137w ago
has anybody got this to boot on a non bc ps3?

tried it on my 160gb non bc phat and all i get is the ps2 gameboot sound and then a black screen.

HeyManHRU's Avatar
#164 - HeyManHRU - 137w ago
You need to extract the .ISO file in the .RAR download and then move it to your internal HDD (/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO) using a file manager or FTP program. Then it should show up in the "Retro" column on multiMAN and you can play it. (You need the Cobra USB to use it on your PS3).

This is great from Slim PS3 and Cobra USB owners since most PS2 games will now work flawlessly on it.

djcrysty's Avatar
#163 - djcrysty - 137w ago
how do i install this ?

PS3 News's Avatar
#162 - PS3 News - 137w ago
For those with the Cobra USB dongle, coveman has made available an Open PS2 Loader ISO File via tortuga-cove.com/hacking/31-ps3/2611-open-ps2-loader-iso-file.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (1.27 MB)

To quote: I created an "Open PS2 Loader" ISO file, so you can just load it from Cobra Manager or multiMAN.

Just extract the .rar and transfer it to your internal HDD to /dev_hdd0/PS2ISO

  • You don't need SWAP MAGIC
  • You don't need any optical disc at all in your PS3
  • Works on PS3 non-BC (tested on my SLIM) (CobraUSB required)

I included the cover so you can either put it in /covers_retro/psx/SLES_806.08_COV.JPG or rename it to "Open PS2 Loader.jpg" and put it along side the ISO in PS2ISO folder.

DeViL303's Avatar
#161 - DeViL303 - 137w ago
You mean Rename the MP3 songs From Techno.MP3 to SOUND.BIN will do or must follow the MP3 file we choose - Techno.MP3 to Techno.BIN ? I confuse over here..

Mostly if you Rename a MP3 file to SOUND.BIN it will should an error. -

If you change a filename extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want continue ?

This is just the way multiman reads its music for the theme. I was trying to answer the question above my post. multiman looks for a sound.bin file. it must be a .mp3 file renamed to .bin.

You are right , under normal circumstances it would make the file unreadable but not in this case. .bin is used for lots of things like firmware updates for dvd drives etc, its basically just raw sequential data in a .bin file.

so guys with this you can play the newest games without the dongle ??
NO. Simple as that!

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