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MultiMAN 4.40.00 is Now Available, Updated for PS3 4.41 CFW

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86w ago - Following up on the previous update, today multiMAN PS3 back-up manager has been updated to support Rebug 4.41 CFW with the changes outlined below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (104.59 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (2.57 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (39.17 MB)

More Mirrors (via mateogodlike.com/2013/05/ps3-multiman-044000-upd-base-cex-dex.html):

To quote: Dean has come through and updated multiMAN to version 4.40.00. This quick update makes it compatible with REBUG's released 4.41 LITE CFW As well as any future 4.41 CFW's that are eventually released.


  • Added support for 4.41 CFW
  • All specific features (like BD Movie region Change, BD-Mirror, DYNAREC, PS1 BIN+ISO backups, PS2 Classics, discless, etc) work.

multiMAN ver 04.40.00 BASE (20130502).zip (104.59 MB) Includes:

  • multiMAN ver 04.40.00 BASE CEX (20130502).pkg (37 MB)
  • multiMAN ver 04.40.00 BASE DEX (20130502).pkg (32 MB)
  • multiMAN ver 04.40.00 BASE STEALTH (20130502).zip (35 MB)

Note: If you ran multiMAN on 4.41 before this update, you will need to re-enable the BD-ROM emulator (bottom option in settings) and restart multiMAN for it to work.

Note 2: lastGAME, gameDATA and stDISC won't work. bdRESET should still work. The function in mM for ext.game data works. If you have gameDATA installed you can switch back to HDD mode.

Update: Dean has compiled a new mM compatible version of Showtime. Showtime 04.03.211 [CEX] for multiMAN: Replace it (via FTP or mmOS) in /dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR/sys/:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (5.89 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (5.93 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (5.99 MB)

Update 2: multiMAN ver 04.40.00 BASE CEX (20130503).pkg is also now available above with the following additions:

  • Updated Showtime for mM to 04.03.211
  • Updated PS1 Emulator (ps1_emu.self) to 4.41 (it will be used on 4.40 and 4.41 CFWs)
  • Updated PS1_NET Emulator (ps1_netemu.self) to 4.41 (it will be used on 4.40 and 4.41 CFWs)

Now mM will use ps1_emu/ps1_netemu from 4.41OFW (patched of course) when launching PS1 ISO/BIN+CUE backups if your PS3 is running 4.40CFW/4.41CFW. I didn't change the mM version, but if you wish better PS1 backups compatibility and newer Showtime - update to this BASE version.

You can install this version either from scratch or update any installed mM version.

Finally, mMTools has also been updated for PS3 4.41 CFW with details below, as follows:

And here are the remaining tools:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (722.63 KB)


  • lastGAME6.pkg (requires mM 04.40.00 if used for PS1 backups)
  • gameDATA6.pkg
  • bdRESET6.pkg
  • stDISC4.pkg

All tools should now support 4.41 CFW. Older firmwares 3.55 / 4.21 / 4.30 / 4.31 / 4.40 (CEX / DEX) are supported, too.

The server issue is that there is no more a server. You should have no problems playing retro roms with any mM version.

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#612 - drphuz - 65w ago
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So what does this do dump bluray keys and totally pwns the syskernel?

Also below is a Cobra ODE review from Senaxx as follows:

Note: I have received the Cobra ODE some time ago and it took me some time to review the unit and complete the review due some personal circumstances. This is not because of Playstation 3 Crunch (aka Gary Wayne Bowser alias GaryOPA) or Team Cobra (aka Max Louarn).

The Promise

Cobra ODE claims an easy install and it work on any Playstation 3 with any original firmware. My job to find out if the product works as good as advertised.

In the package

Team Cobra delivers all the cables to install the Cobra ODE in any type of Playstation 3. No matter if you have a PHAT (1k) SLIM (2k and 3k) or SUPER SLIM (4k). There is no need to find out what package you need for your model of Playstation 3. Just order the package and you are ready to go.

s3nint3!All the items you will receive in the package

You will receive:

1 x Main Cobra ODE board
6 x Ribbon cable (needed for different models of Playstation 3)
1 x QSB (needed for SATA Playstation 3’s)
3 x Power replacement cable
1 x USB Addon board
8 x Clips to attach the USB addon board to your Playstation 3
2 x USB connection cable
1 x USB extension cable
1 x USB Y cable


I have done the installation on a PHAT CECHG04 Playstation 3 and it was a fairly straight forward and easy install. One thing is to make sure you read up in the manual before you start. You have to make sure you have the right ribbon cables (!) for your model Playstation 3. I did some reading on the PS3 Crunch forums and a lot of users claiming their Cobra ODE didn't work was purely because they didn't use the right ribbon cables on their installation. After using the right ribbon cables this solved the issue for the people.

s3nint3!My PHAT Playstation 3 didn't require any soldering since it has a PATA Bluray connection interface. (This is up to the CECH Kxx Playstation 3 model / DIA-002). And as long your Playstation 3 doesn’t require soldering the installation can be done in a few minutes.

If you have a SATA model (CECH 25xx. CECH 3xxx and CECH 4xxx) you may want to brush up your soldering skills since you need to solder a small addon board (QSB) in the Playstation 3. You need to remove two tiny capacitors from the motherboard and solder the addon board (QSB) to catch the SATA signal. This can be pretty difficult for novice people who have no to little solder experience and need some help from a professional. But as soon the QSB is in place the rest of the install is pretty simple.

The only thing you will see installed on the outside of the Playstation 3 is the little addon board where you connect the external hard drive or USB Key.


The Cobra ODE supports two modes: Pass trough and emulation mode. You need the pass-through mode if you want to play an original disc in the Bluray drive and you choose for emulation if you want to boot an ISO from your external hard disk. Some earlier tests revealed that some external hard drives draw too much power from the Cobra ODE and because of that Team Cobra included an extra USB Y cable to add some extra power to the Cobra ODE.

By default Cobra ODE supports NTFS and FAT32 and because of this it should be fairly easy to put your “backup” ISO’s on the external hard drive and there is no need for extra software or tools. The Cobra ODE can only read games from an external hard drive since it has no access to the internal hard drive from the PS3. The only tool you need from Team Cobra is genPS3iso to generate a valid ISO from your PS3 folder structure.

s3nint3!These files need to be original and the Eboot.bin cannot be modified because you are booting on an OFW Playstation 3. DUPLEX had some games released with an added crack intro and supplied an extra original eboot. If you didn't replace the eboot before your ISO generation the game would not work. This is not the fault of the Cobra ODE but due security limitation from the Playstation 3 firmware.

The Cobra ODE requires to you to use a certain folder structure and two files supplied by Team Cobra. They supply a cobra.db file and a manager.iso. Furthermore you only need to copy over your generated ISO’s to the external hard drive and you are ready to go.

Homebrew support

The Cobra ODE also has the option to boot homebrew as long it is signed right and created in the right ISO format, and since we are used to multiMAN since the beginning I've contacted DeanK to get multiMAN working, since multiMAN is the most popular homebrew program together with Showtime.

After some testing from me, and a lot of development from DeanK we were able to make a version that is compatible with Cobra ODE (and other ODE’s). And if you really dislike the Cobra Manager made by Team Cobra you can replace the manager.iso with multiMAN renamed to manager.iso. By default after a cold boot you will be able to start multiman and mount the right ISO and start the game. Showtime is also already confirmed working on the Cobra ODE, more homebrew is getting ready.

But keep in mind since there is no peek and poke and you are bound by GameOS a lot of options are not available or need adjustments to make the homebrew work on OFW.


As far as I can tell Team Cobra is always committed to their products and like with their previous Cobra products they always kept updating and making it better. With the Cobra ODE out for only a few week they already released several updates and bug fixes. Latest update included a hassle free restart option so you don’t need to leave the couch anymore. I noticed they also keep an eye out on the community and fix the bugs fast in their Cobra ODE and their iso tool genPS3iso.

Improvements I can think of

Cobra ODE is working perfectly and installation is pretty much straight forward. One thing to make installation a bit better is find a way to keep the ribbons apart. They are described really well in the manual but a lot of people still mix them up. Maybe they can put a little sticker on it with a color, or just a sticker with a number. This would make it less confusing for really novice installers. One other thing I can think of is the power connector on the Cobra ODE board. It uses a top down press method. I read from some people that had some problems with this power connector (not all the way pressed down) and to me it looks a bit fragile (but that could just be me). So I would prefer a different more sturdy power connector on the ODE side.


Cobra ODE works as advertised and they even improved their product with adding new features for free. Team Cobra has responded quickly with updates for the Cobra ODE for people that had some problems with getting their hard drive detected. So together with the straight forward installation and great compatibility I can recommend this for all people that have a Super Slim ps3 or don’t want or can’t downgrade their PS3’s.

+ Easy install on PATA models
+ Easy to maintain and add new games
+ Feels pretty stable and solid
+ Support for all PS3 models.
+ Homebrew support
+ Planned PS2 and PSX Iso support
+ Compatible with latest official firmware (4.50)

- Can be expensive
- With little to no solder skills you need the help of a professional for installation on a SATA model
- Almost no difference in ribbon cables can be confusing

From asapreta: TIP: fix the ClipON on SuperSlims using HellermannTyton Cable Ties

The pictures talk for themselves:


#611 - PS3 News - 65w ago
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Below is multiMAN 4.46.04 Base (for BD-R and ODE) and Showtime 04.03.536 CEX / DEX from deank with details as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (14.94 MB)

I found what was wrong... The first time mM is started it defaults to "options_default.ini" which is set for "BLES80608" and inside there are options for themes and covers. Now all should be fine. If you wish to keep the covers from the FULL .iso don't delete the game data and give this .iso a try. (Of course editing the .ini will also work, but it is easier to use the fixed iso)

Let me know how it goes. Themes and covers should now work, although covers will not download all-at-once but only one by one when it tries to display them and finds that they're missing.

Also there is small change in this version when activating a game. The prompt is changed to:

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This would allow the user to either soft-reset by using "Quit game" or use the manual "Eject-Reinsert" method by simply pressing [X] for OK.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (27.06 MB)

  • Includes SHOWTIME for multiMAN. I tried another approach suggested by kakaroto to start Showtime. I have no idea if it works so let me know.
  • If it works it won't be needed to load a different ISO for showtime each time, but simply call it from mM.

The included version of showtime is 04.03.536.

Can we do another final test please:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (27 MB)

Please delete GAME DATA for mM before you try this iso. It includes the latest showtime and it should not require any usb/sd/cf/ms storage attached.

1) Try to start showtime from mM (or try to start a video from the VIDEO column in mM)
2) Check if it plays
3) Change some of the showtime settings
4) Quit showtime - when you QUIT please do not use the "{PS}" button but the showtime interface (TRIANGLE -> Exit showtime)

Then try again just to see if showtime settings are properly saved/reloaded.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (27.06 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

  • Supports ODDE MCU 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and later
  • Supports downloading game covers
  • Supports downloading themes
  • Includes Showtime for mM 04.03.536 by Andreas Oman (so no need for separate ISO and reset/eject/reload)
  • Changed exitspawn method (thanks to kakaroto for the suggestion) - that means that now RetroArch or other apps can be seamlessly integrated again with mM on OFW + ODDE

I just released showtime for the regular CFW mM online, too and also as standalone... Available in mM's webcolumn and from video->update showtime.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (5.95 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (6.01 MB)

p.s. Should I presume that you tested this last iso and all is ok?

Update: multiMAN 4.46.05 BASE with SHOWTIME4MM (for BD-R and ODE) is now available.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (27 MB)

  • Added support for dumping PS3 game discs to ISO
  • Added support for mM online updates (in ISO format)
  • Removed a lot of stuff from "Settings" column, which do not apply to ODDE mode
  • Separate "what's new" and online updates

To test: Go to the GAME column, you will see a "PLAYSTATION3 GAME DISC" entry - press [TRIANGLE] and then "Create ISO". It will ask for destination (/dev_hdd0 or /dev_usb... or whatever you have connected). Let me know if it creates the ISO properly and if you can re-use it afterwards.

#610 - marvinx - 65w ago
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its nice to find all the info in one place. Great thread well done

Below is a Cobra ODE Troubleshooting Guide by magneto also:

In case you have problems getting the COBRA ODE to work, or if it is unstable, then read the following troubleshooting guide first before creating a new thread.


  • Make sure you used the right cables, the length may not matter but pay attention to the same-side contacts and opposite-side contacts cables, where same-side contacts has the blue side on the same side of the cable, and opposite-side contacts have the blue side on opposite sides of the cable.
  • Make sure all the cables are connected with the blue side on the top.
  • Make sure you pushed the cables all the way through, and they are securely in place. The cable must not come from an angle that would tilt the cable out of its connector.
  • Make sure the power cable is connected in the right direction. The white cable can be plugged in both directions between the power supply and the PS3 motherboard, but only one direction will work. Refer to the pictures in the user manual for the way to install it properly.
  • Make sure the ODE board is isolated from the drive. The COBRA ODE bundle comes with a sticker with the COBRA ODE logo on it, that's a double-sided sticker and must be used to isolate the board to avoid shorts which can cause failure or instability.
  • Make sure the PATA/SATA and CECHL,2K/2k5,3k,4k switches on the ODE are set to the correct position.
  • Make sure the QSB is soldered correctly, that all 8 contacts are soldered properly and there are no shorts between them.
  • If using NTFS, make sure that NTFS partition is using a 4096 cluster size, and that all the files are correctly placed in the COBRA directory.
  • If using FAT32, make sure the FAT32 partition is the first partition on the drive.
  • Make sure you always "safely remove hardware" or eject in Windows before removing your HDD from your PC. Not doing that could cause the partition to be corrupted when you remove the HDD and may not work with the ODE until the partition is repaired.
  • If the HDD is using too much power, make sure you connect it properly with the USB Y cable provided for that purpose. Connect the USB Y cable to a USB wall charger or a PC nearby.


Q: When I connect the power, the PS3's LED turns off
A: If on a SATA model, make sure you used the right side cables between the motherboard and the ODE and the ODE and the drive. Also make sure you connected the power cable in the right direction for the ODE. If an HDD is inserted, try using the USB Y Cable. Also make sure the ODE is properly isolated using the double sided sticker.

Q: PT works, but not EMU:
A: You used the wrong cable, for PATA, invert the two cables, for the QSB, use the opposite-side cable between the QSB and the ODE.

Q: EMU works, but not PT:
A: You are probably using the QSB and one of the pins on the QSB was not soldered correctly.

Q: When I insert the HDD, the PS3 shuts down:
A: The HDD uses too much power, use the USB Y Cable to provide it with additional power.

Q: I use the USB Y cable but the PS3 still shuts down when I insert the HDD:
A: Alternatively, you can connect a mini-usb cable to the mini-usb port on the clip-on PCB and use a wall charger to power the board.

Q: There is no disc icon when I boot the PS3:
A: Your cables are not connected correctly, or you used the wrong type or cable, or the QSB was not soldered properly.

Q: I get error 8001003E when I try to run a game :
A: You generated the iso with an old version of genps3iso tool. Download the latest version and regenerate your iso file.

Q: When I run the game, it shows error 80010007 or returns to the XMB directly:
A: You generated your iso using a modified rip. DUPLEX releases will modify the EBOOT.BIN which makes them invalid, there will usually be a EBOOT.BIN.ORIG file in the rip, simply replace the EBOOT.BIN with the original file and regenerate your iso.


  • You can setup your HDD with a 10MB partition as the first partition and the second partition as NTFS taking the remaining space of the HDD. You can use the FAT32 partition for MCU updates and the NTFS partition for games, this way you can use the same HDD and do the update and go back to your games in one shot.

To Be Continued

#609 - drphuz - 65w ago
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No problem

#608 - stue1975 - 65w ago
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thank you for the information


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