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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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barrybarryk's Avatar
#25 - barrybarryk - 168w ago
That's all kinds of awesome, I'll still wait for a free alternative though.

But PS1 and PS2 backup support is definitely a feature I've been waiting on for a while, given it only works with backwards compatible consoles it's pretty safe to say it uses the built in emulators and modifies gameOS to support loading the games in jailbreak mode. Definitely interesting how it uses .iso images and manages to avoid the reset problem.

SpaceAgeHero's Avatar
#24 - SpaceAgeHero - 168w ago
They have updated! :-) PS2 .iso support coming.
14 - 05 - 2011

Support to load ps2 backups in iso format without the need of any other product will be added in revision 2.0 of the firmware and Cobra USB Manager. We're in the process of implementing this feature and expect to release 2.0 in 10-14 days. This feature applies only to models with backwards compatibility: CECHB01, CECHA01 and CECHE01.

12 - 05 - 2011

Samples are on the way to review sites and initial pre-orders have been shipped out already. Stay tuned for reviews worldwide.....

barrybarryk's Avatar
#23 - barrybarryk - 168w ago
I've dropped it but I think its encrypted, though it's not really my area and I've been pretty drunk all day.

PS3 News's Avatar
#22 - PS3 News - 168w ago
Here are the Cobra USB PDF guides and files if anyone is seeking to tinker with them...
Support to load ps2 backups in iso format without the need of any other product will be added in revision 2.0 of the firmware and Cobra USB Manager. We're in the process of implementing this feature and expect to release 2.0 in 10-14 days. This feature applies only to models with backwards compatibility: CECHB01, CECHA01 and CECHE01.

Wonderkik's Avatar
#21 - Wonderkik - 168w ago
What about PSX support in CFW?

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