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


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174w 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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Tepoo's Avatar
#249 - Tepoo - 100w ago
is this 4.21 debug compatible?

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#248 - PS3 News - 100w ago
Today MultiMAN mmCM v04.05.00 was released and features several improvements and ZIP support.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (60.42 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (19.79 MB)

MultiMAN (mmCM) v04.04.05 Changelog: 21 - 08 - 2012

[*]Added support for ZIP files (4GB ZIP filesize limit)
[*]Added support for extracting ZIP files in mmOS (unzip supports subfolders, too); User can enter the target folder name to extract the zip in.

-- Unzip in the same folder: ([O]->Unzip Here)
-- Unzip in a different folder: ([O]->Copy -> (go to a different folder) -> [O]->Unzip Here)
-- Double-click a .zip file - extracts archive to TEMP location and opens target folder

-> TIP will make mM enable WRITE access to dev_flash and install the contents of the .zip in /dev_blind/test (/dev_flash/test) folder (use with caution)

-> TIP#1 TIP#2

hudak's Avatar
#247 - hudak - 101w ago
I don't replace ps2_softemu.self. Help!

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#246 - smokyyuwe - 102w ago
MultiMAN (mmCM) v04.04.04 is now released, which includes PS3 NAND / NOR flash dump and EID0 access along with faster NTFS speed.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (28.22 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #3)

MultiMAN (mmCM) v04.04.04 Changelog: 10 - 08 - 2012

  • Improved speed (2 to 3 times faster) when copying folders from NTFS drives (async write + larger I/O buffer)
  • Fixed wrongly issued error message when copying 4+GB files to USB (when source file is being split)
  • Fixed access permissions/attributes of split file segments and LV1/LV2/FLASH-dumps when copying to USB
  • Added support for launching NPDRM executables (SELF files) with k_license=NULL (zeroes) / RetroArch emulators
  • Added support for dumping NOR/NAND flash to /dev_usb000 via HEX Viewer mode (SELECT->START->LV2->LV1->FLASH)
  • Added support for writing EID0 sector (TARGET_ID + 192 bytes only) from *.EID0.NORBIN and
    *.EID0.NANDBIN files generated by mM and processed by c2d.exe to change Region/Target
  • ISO folders (BDISO, DVDISO, PS2ISO, PS3ISO, PSXISO, PSPISO) will be automatically created only when mM is used with supported configuration
  • Changed: "Game Updates" function will find updates up to 3.60 firmware (update must be patched for 3.55CFW before installing)
  • Changed: "Game Settings" menu will display PIC1.PNG thumbnail if game folder was accessed in mmOS mode (PS3GAME.BG1 present under PS3_GAME)

mmCM v04.04.04 BASEPLUS (20120813) (89 MB) of 13 - 08 - 2012 includes:

  • mmCM ver 04.04.04 (BASE)
  • PS3 APPS (CFW): bdRESET, lastGAME, gameDATA, stDISC
  • PS3 APPS (COBRA FW): bdRESET, lastGAME, PSP Launcher, USB Updater, USB Firmware
  • PS3 APPS (ALL FW) (RETRO EMULATORS) (pre-RetroArch versions): FBA Next, FCEU, Genesis+, SNES, VBA/GameBoy
  • PC APPS: Aldos Tools, c2d, ps3netsrv, split4G

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (89.45 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2)

Note: The Base+ package release contains the older Emulators not the RetroArch series, but progress is being made to add support for the new RetroArch series.

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#245 - ness151 - 102w ago
I would like to point out that I've gotten some games to run this way.

If you have a PSX2USB adapter (they used to sell these at radioshack, afaik they are now unattainable), you can use a PS2 controller on the ps3. (The ps3 sees the controller, and the adapter supports dualshock 2.)

The games I tried were:
Odin Sphere (Slowdown, graphical glitches)
Silent Hill 2 (Slowdown)
DDR MAX (Major Slowdown)
DDR MAX2 (Major Slowdown)

Once I get out of class today, I will test more games.

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