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


161w 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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#645 - jojo1000 - 21w ago
Hi, I am on Rebug 4.46. Everything works perfectly from Multiman using my external HDD. I have some games FTP'd into the internal hard drive. None are showing up in the multiman menu.

However, when I go into the multiman file manager and manually run the eboot.bin files, the games run perfectly.

Is there any work around to this. I would understand "if one of the games would have been corrupt" and not showing. But 4 games within the internal HDD are not showing up at all.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much in advance.

An update: dev_hdd0/game folder is where the games go with their PS3 Internal name (BSEXXXXXX). So I know I am doing this correctly.

Another Update: Games folders ARE labelled correctly. with PS3_GAME having the underscore. Going to try a Multiman "Fix Permissions" now and shall report back.

Update Again: Sorry, cannot fix permissions because I can't see the game in the list of games at all.

I need help now ... please.

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#644 - EkE - 21w ago
We have prepared a program for you, which you could make ODE ISO's for E3, Matrix, Cobra, 3K3y and Modbo.

See Changelog... If you play online games please use IRD files!

Download: konzolszerviz.com/ps3gen/KcOM_IRD_files.zip

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#643 - PS3 News - 21w ago
That link doesn't work, please mirror it thanks!

Update: Following up on his previous release, below is McLow's Cobra 4.46 XMB Mod as follows:

To quote Mclow: I just released a mod from xmbm+ and webMAN for Cobra CFW.

Modifications Include:

  • New Coldboot
  • New XMB Wave
  • New Info Screen
  • New GameBoot
  • Game Category completely organized

This is the first version but everything should work...





Tested on: Only Tested with Rogero 4.46 Cobra CFW

Installation: Just copy these two zip files on to a usb drive or via ftp on your PS3... and then install the zip files from multiman via file manager... restart ps3... ENJOY.

Download: PS3~dev_blind.zip / PS3~dev_hdd0.zip / PS3~dev_blind.zip (Mirror) / PS3~dev_hdd0.zip (Mirror) / Mirrors

Finally, below is a PS3ITA ODE Manager v0.1 for Cobra ODE by Rancid-o (via ps3ita.it/ps3ita-ode-manager-v0-1/) who states:

Download: Ps3ita Ode Manager v0.1 Iso / Ps3ita Ode Manager v0.1 Source Code

v0.1, 27/11/13

FEATURES:

  • Auto-eject: switch games without rebooting the console and ejecting manually the disc
  • Stealth: the manager is seen as the game "Catherine" and save the settings in your usb device
    * IMPORTANT: If you want save the settings made in Ps3ita Ode Manager, insert a usb device in the right usb port of PS3 (/dev_usb000) BEFORE running the Manager
  • Size Game: size of the game selected is shown in the main men
  • Console id: your IDPS is shown in "Global Settings"
  • Cobra Fw Ver: firmware version installed in COBRA ODE is shown in "Global Settings"

ADDED FROM PS3ITA MANAGER (CFW):

  • FTP
  • File Manager
  • Change Gui (grid 4x3, 6x4, 8x6)
  • Change Background Color
  • Change Language
  • Adjust Video

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sound
  • Favorites
  • Compatibility with PSX Game (Cobra not supported it)

FOR DEV:

  • Build iso from source code: modified in makefile SCETOOL_PATH, GENPS3ISO_PATH and type "make iso"

THANKS TO:

  • Franzes (gamesonic admin): to have contacted the Cobra Team. Thanks Friend!!
  • Cobra Team Sales: for sending us free a Cobra ODE unit for our test!
  • Estwald and D_Skywalk: I learned a lot with the source of Iris Manager, thanks guys (Rancid-o)

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#642 - seeman - 22w ago
i just released a mod from xmbm+ and webman for cobra cfw... with new coldboot new wave new info screen new gameboot etc... the came category is now complete organized...

this is the first version but everything should work... just install pkg and start the app and isntall the mod!

http://www.share-online.biz/dl/V3N07MWM5D

try it out... i will upload a video later or a photo

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#641 - PS3 News - 22w ago
Below is a Cobra CFW PSP Launcher v2.0 (Remasters MOD) by atreyu187 which will load your games in PSP Remaster mode, as Cobra's Launcher only support the PSP Mini's method of playing PSP games. This release can be installed alongside the official Cobra launcher without any conflicts.

Download: Cobra-CFW PSP-Launcher v2.0 [Remasters MOD.rar / Cobra-CFW PSP-Launcher v2.0 [Remasters MOD.pkg (Mirror - via https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lt5ggtuwnskcmor/SYg9kcp2V2)

To quote: Here is a little update to Cobra PSP launcher. This is the initial release as I am testing adding the additional MINIS2.EDAT and MINIS2.TXT file for applying "fixes" found on ps3devwiki in the next release. Anyhow this will attempt load your games in Remasters mode for those pesky "black screen" games.

I have had some success with this loader that the standard one did not so I figured it deserved an initial release for others to play with. I have also found decrypting eboot.bin files then creating your PSP ISO's does "fix" certain "black screen" games into working without a hitch. Hopefully I can make a nice guide for this or the addition of the other "Remasters" files like used in the PSN PKG files we could make and apply a fix as needed with each game.

I have changed the ICON0.PNG to something more "Cobra" since it doesn't change to the PSP files in the way like the official "Minis" launcher does. Also this will install in tandem without conflict with the official Cobra PSP v2.0 Launcher. I have resigned the eboot.bin, changed the ContentID, the folder to reflect this as well as the SFO file.

The title for the XMB has had [Remasters] added to tell between the two modes. Also if you look it no longer has the "Minis" tag but the "Remasters" tag. AD-HOC is enabled with this mode but at the time untested till I test with one of my PSN games and test withe one of the PSP games I have on my other system.

Anyhow I hope this is of some help to others and anyone can feel free to add or just ask questions as another persective is a good way of advancement of this to see even more great games working without that tiny screen and hurting your hands with the PSP's all to slender design, IMO of course but I can finally get my copy of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII undub finally working right.

Also here is the current version of the Cobra Config Manager and ODE ISOCheck v0.1d from mirakel (via boerse.bz/multimedia/konsolen/sony/playstation-3/ps3-jailbreak-optical-drive-emulator/1576803-cobra-ode-faq-tutorials-support.html)

Download: Config_Manager.zip / ODE_ISOCheck_01d.zip

PSP Remaster Launcher for Cobra Mixed CFW by jjkkyu

Download: PSP_Remaster_Launcher.pkg

I made an easy pkg to launch pspiso under Remaster mode on Cobra Mixed CFW. This pkg is modded based on Cobra-USB PSP Launcher, so install it will overwrite the original PSP Launcher.

I also add adboc party and right analog stick support in this pkg. Enjoy, friends.

Update: I create the new pair pkg, now you can install both on your xmb, and the psp icon will only link to the remaster one.

Download: PSP_Remaster_Launcher_Fixed.pkg / PSP_Launcher_Fixed.pkg













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