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153w ago - Today MultiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) version 04.00.00 has been released, and those interested in updating multiMAN without the DRM-infected dongle can now do so as is it not required for non-Cobra multiMAN functionality on the PlayStation 3 console.

Download: multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Update (20120112) / [Register or Login to view links] (184.72 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror - 184.72 MB)

Previously multiMAN developer deank stated to the PlayStation 3 scene that he was not in bed with Cobra (aka Max Louarn), however, some PS3 developers such as [Register or Login to view links] appear to think otherwise, to quote via Twitter:

"Huge thanks to deank for leaving the scene and selling out to Cobra [/satire]"

Below is the multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Full (20120113) changelog, as follows:

13 - 01 - 2012

  • Added support for jpg/png covers for BD/DVD ISO files in "Coverflow" mode
  • Added PIC1.PNG/SND0.AT3 (background image and music) support to lastGAME and "PSP Launcher" for PSP ISO files
  • Improved performance when extracting CSO to ISO and when creating ISO files from folders
  • SIXAXIS gyroscope affects screensaver mode (wave/tilt the controller to navigate the starfield)
  • Improved "Coverflow" display mode
  • Added preparations for experimental support for multi-disc PSX games in CUE+BIN or ISO format for up to 4 discs. ("Required Cobra USB/FW update will be announced when PSX multidisc support is available")
  • mmCM 04.00.00 will work without CobraUSB dongle connected (click [Register or Login to view links] for more information). New mmCM users will have to install mmCM 04.00.00 FULL version..

Changelog for non-Cobra users updating from multiMAN 02.09.02 to multiMAN/mmCM 04.00.00:

  • Added function "Create ISO from folder"
  • Support for *.0/.31, *.001/.032, *.66600/.66631 split file formats
  • Join split files in file manager (select and copy the first file to get the rest joined)
  • New display mode "XBDM" - XBOX Dash Clone
  • Added option "Detect Game Title in ISO Images" to allow using ISO filenames and *not* scan for game names in local database
  • Improved scanning for retro roms/iso and covers (populating the Retro column)
  • New THEME format (.thm). One theme - one file. Easy installation within multiMAN/mmCM without going to XMB to install theme pkg files.
  • mmTM - Easy to use PC application to create thm files from folders (separate download).
  • multiMAN/mmCM will try to read disc volume labels and display in VIDEO column (BD/DVD entry) and in other display modes.
  • Added indication (rotating refresh icon next to the column icon) when multiMAN/mmCM is loading/extracting title thumbnails (XMMB mode)
  • Added pop-up notifications when new versions of multiMAN/mmCM and Showtime are available for download
  • Added pop-up notification when running low on disc space (less than 1GB on internal HDD)
  • Added pop-up notification when multiMAN/mmCM successfully connects to nethost folders during startup (/net_host# in File Manager)
  • Added support for downloading themes in a background thread (pop-up messages will notify user when download starts and completes)
  • Added support for copying big (4+GB) files in File Manager to USB drives. multiMAN/mmCM will split source file when copying to USB.
  • Changed option "Link Video Library to Showtime" - it will only create links for XMB Video files, but will not start Showtime
  • Added shortcut (virtual folder) "XMB Video Files" when browsing HDD/USB drives in VIDEO column
  • Added "Showtime Font Preference" option to select 10 different fonts for SHOWTIME media player (GUI and Subtitles)
  • Added support to extract PSP CSO (compressed ISO) files in XMMB/XBDM display modes and File Manager (extracted image is saved in /dev_hdd0/PSPISO)
  • Added shortcut to ISO folder when browsing external USB devices (PSP connected with memory stick /ISO folder, containing CSO and ISO files)
  • Added music playback fade-out when leaving multiMAN/mmCM
  • Added download progress indication in XMMB/XBDM modes - Web column. An entry will show current download filename and percentage of completion.
  • Added TextViewer in File Manager (supported files colored in light blue). Supports viewing of ANSI/UTF plain text files.
  • TextViewer controls: L1/R1 - PageUp/PageDown, L2/R2 - zoom out/in (50%-250%), R3 - change font, UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT - scroll/pan, L1/R1+SELECT - skip to start/end of file
  • Added support for browsing Video, Games, Favorites and Retro (ROMS/PS1/PS2/PSP) in "Coverflow" display mode. Change content mode with UP/DOWN.
  • Improved performance when extracting CSO to ISO and when creating ISO files from folders
  • SIXAXIS gyroscope affects screensaver mode (wave/tilt the controller to navigate the starfield)
  • Improved "Coverflow" display mode





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#687 - PS3 News - 26w ago
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Below is some more Cobra ODE news and a warning, as follows:

24 - 6 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Warning

PS3 ofw 4.60 has been released. All Cobra ODE users should avoid updating to 4.60 ofw until further notice.




















Note: This only works with the few games that don't need an update!

Cobra ODE 4.30A / MCU 2.1 / OFW 4.60 from Joonie86

Game with no update [1.00] Swap method works
Confirmed game: FFX HD Remaster

Game with update [1.01] Swap method doesn't work
Confirmed game: Beyond two souls.

Some of you may have noticed that all the videos of OFW 4.60 didn't use game updates. If these guys want to inform something, they should've made things clear.

However my 5.10 QSV doesn't work at all. [M2S025] board, currently stuck at a halfass FW [between 2.0-2.1] I can show you video proof at the end of the night, I tested three different systems with two boards [4.30A/5.10QSV] so do not update OFW 4.60 yet.

Update: CECH-4001C [US]

Cobra ODE 4.30A
MCU 2.1
OFW 4.60
bypass.4.55=1

Bootdisc = PES2008 / BLUS30111
Swapdisc = SONY BD-RE 25GB / RITEK-BW1-001

Games run fine with no update, 80010009 error with game update.

Interesting feature added on OFW 4.60 - You can update your game without launch (convenient but it would've been better if it was available on OFW 4.53 instead for users don't use bypass method).

CECH-4001C [US]

Cobra ODE 5.10 QSV [M2S025]
MCU 2.0
OFW 4.60
bypass.4.55=1

Bootdisc = PES2008 / BLUS30111
Swapdisc = SONY BD-RE 25GB / RITEK-BW1-001

It doesn't even make it to Swap disc, Red/blue flashing and then immediately fails,

Game with NO update = 80010017
Game with Update = 80010009

Soft-PT mode works fine. So, there is still hope, I guess Team Cobra can come up with better swap method to get around with game update issues.

24 - 6 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Information

We are now accepting pre orders for the new 5.30A complete version of Cobra ODE pictured below, which supports PATA PHAT consoles, SATA PHAT and 2K/2K1 SATA consoles and 2K5,3K/4K SATA QSB consoles.

The Cobra 5.30A complete will be sold in parallel with Cobra 5.10B QSV version.

s3nint3!
Resellers can reserve their pre-order qty's by e-mail.

#686 - PS3 News - 27w ago
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Cobra ODE Bypass 4.55 v1.2 is now released with the changes outlined below, as follows:

16 - 6 - 2014 - Cobra ODE News - Update

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

Cobra ODE Bypass 4.55 IRD files and Windows command line binaries for ISO manipulation has been updated please re-download.

Genps3swapdisc v1.2 - New in this release:

  • Fixed a bug in 1.1 which would only generate 150mb swap disc instead of the 5gb swap disc.
  • The EBOOT folder has also been updated, now with 5760 total eboot files.

Update: Cobra CFW Tools v2.00 by bitsbubba is now available, with the changes outlined below as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Cobra CFW Tools (v2.0 Changelog):

  • Added 4.46 REBUG/Cobra support
  • Added Plug in installer (webMAN/webMAN MOD/PSNPatch/Habib/Ingame screenshot~music)
  • Added Boot Plugin changer
  • Added Remote Play Patch 4.55 (4,46/4.53/4.55 included)
  • Added Cinavia patch 4.46/4.53/4.55 (faster single file install)
  • Added 15 custom gameboots for 4.46 (other FWs possibly soon)
  • Added 21 custom coldboots
  • Added 10 custom start up sounds
  • Added 13 custom waves (tested on NTSC)
  • Added multiMAN priority ON/OFF
  • Added Newer custom icons for webMAN (plus brunolee's folder icons)
  • Added aldostools newest XMBM+ Mod

Finally, below is a Spoofing to Latest PS3 Firmware with PSN Patch for Cobra CFW's Tutorial from atreyu187 (via psx-scene.com/forums/f339/tutorial-123454/)

So Sony pushed out another update and your waiting on a spoofer? Why wait when you have the tools to spoof and be right back online with Cobra CFW's. Simply locate your "psnpatch.cfg" which can be located in these places

  • dev_usb000:/
  • dev_hdd0:/games/BLJS10018
  • dev_hdd0:/games/PSNP11001

Open it with notepad or any text editor and changed the highlighted field to the latest firmware version out by Sony or higher like 9.98 to avoid accidental updates but don't go above Sony's latest version to go online. The reason for not using 9.99 is it will allow downgrading PUP's to still work in case of emergency as they are set to 9.99
[code]
#
# PSNPATCH Configuration File
#
# IDPS and PSID spoof will only be applied if non-zero;
# RAPS will be read from rap_path and aplied to the current IDPS;
# First valid user account will be automatically calculated;
# Disable CFW syscalls option at exit time;
# Clean history syscalls option at exit time;
#
# This file will be searched by the following order (support for the stealth version):
# 1 "/dev_usb000/psnpatch.cfg"
# 2 "/dev_hdd0/game/PSNP11001/USRDIR/psnpatch.cfg"
# 3 "/dev_hdd0/game/BLJS10018/USRDIR/psnpatch.cfg"
# And the default locations:
# 4 "/dev_hdd0/game/PSNP11001/USRDIR/default.cfg"
# 5 "/dev_hdd0/game/BLJS10018/USRDIR/default.cfg"

# Spoofs for IDPS & PSID
# if they are 0000 the spoofing will be ignored
idps=00000000000000000000000000000000
psid=00000000000000000000000000000000

# RAP to RIF handling
# First number to start search for a valid user account (usually 1)
# it can be changedd in psnpatch by pressing left/right buttons
user_account=1

# path to read rap/klic files from
# it can be changed in psnpatch by pressing up/down buttons
rap_path=/dev_usb000/exdata/

# cobra systems can be spoofed to any version if selected in cobra management menu
cobra_spoof_version=0460

#685 - PS3 News - 27w ago
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Here is a follow-up from magneto to the previous Cobra ODE 2.1 Public Beta for those interested:

We are releasing a public beta for the 2.1 firmware which is soon to be released. This beta is for v4.20, v4.30 and v5.10 boards only. Unfortunately, we are still finalizing the FPGA images for v3.x boards. You can download the beta from here: v2.1_beta.rar
For v4 board users, make sure you flash both FPGA images correctly.

For v5 board users, you MUST update to the 2.0 firmware before using this beta. If you did not update to 2.0 already, then the 2.0 firmware file is included in the beta archive.

Update 1: The beta image in the above file will not work on v5.x boards. Please use this beta file instead: [Register or Login to view links]

Here is the changelog:

  • FPGA1 : Fix timing issues in AES core
  • FPGA3 : Improve stability
  • Fix encryption issues causing 80010017 errors for v3, v4 and v5 boards
  • Fix bypass method for MPX001 motherboards
  • Fix issue when BD-RE disc is detected in drive
  • Added support for bypass.delay option (default is 10000 in milliseconds)
  • Enable mcu.underclock by default
  • Set default manager type to browser
  • Enable eject.on_selection by default
  • Enable eject.add_menu by default

Small changes are required, the browser, eject on selection, eject add menu and underclock are enabled by default, so in order to disable them you would need to use: mcu.underclock=0 or eject.add_menu=0 for example in cobra.cfg

Update 2: 2.1 Beta 9 Files: Link 1 (mediafire): [Register or Login to view links] / Link 2 (dropbox - mirror): [Register or Login to view links]

Comment: Both mediafire and dropbox files are identical one is just a mirror ...

Update procedure:

1. First update the .spi in the FPGA folder (reboot the ODE after the flash, it will finish after the reboot).
2. Then update the .spi in the root folder.
3. If you brick it, unbrick it with the procedure here: [Register or Login to view links]
4. Try step 1 and 2 again... (also some users and me (DarkKitarist) first updated to 2.0 from the official site and then updated to 2.1 beta 9)

Update 3: 14 - 6 - 2014 Cobra ODE News - Update

We are proud to present the 2.1 release, firstly we're updating the firmware to Improve stability and performance as well as fix bypass method not working for some PS3 models and we have made the Cobra browser the default game manager as well as displaying the firmware version in the browser and added new configuration options.

We haven now updated the bypass tools, the genps3swapdisc tool will now be able to update an existing swap disc when new eboots are added to it and previously converted isos will not need to be re-converted for the new swap disc. The EBOOT folder has also been updated, now with 5760 total eboots files.

The database has also been updated, and The user manual has now been updated illustrating new
config options.

A small number of 5.1B early production boards had a manufacturing issue which caused them to corrupt data and the PS3 would show an error when trying to run games.

We are releasing an update specifically for those boards which have issues and which should fix the problem, although we cannot guarantee every board will be fixed by the update. We recommend anyone with a defective board to return it for replacement after making sure the issue they are experiencing is caused by a defective board.

If the normal 2.1 firmware does not work for you and you get error 80010017 or 80010007 in the XMB, but the error disappears after you use the special 2.1 firmware for defective boards, then your board has the defect and you can request a replacement.

Cobra ODE 2.1 (Non-Beta) Changelog:

  • FPGA 1 : Fix AES encryption timing issues causing some encryption errors
  • FPGA 3 : Improve stability
  • V5.x boards : Update USB driver
  • V5.x boards : Fix race condition on USB reads causing error
  • Add support for bypass.delay configuration option
  • Add support for folders.ps3_games configuration option
  • Add support for folders.ps2_games configuration option
  • Add support for folders.ps1_games configuration option
  • Add support for folders.bd_movies configuration option
  • Add support for folders.dvd_movies configuration option
  • Fix issue with uninitialized configuration on ODE boot causing software pass-through mode to be enabled by default until valid HDD is inserted
  • Change default manager type to browser
  • Set eject.on_selection=1 option as default
  • Set eject.add_menu=1 option as default
  • Set mcu.underclock=1 option as default
  • Fix issue of disc not showing if PS3 boots with a BD-RE disc in tray
  • Display firmware version in XMB when using the browser
  • Fix bypass method freezing for 4k systems with MPX001 motherboards

Downloads:


Finally, from Joonie86: Here's the important files of swap disc tool, I just created a new swap iso files.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Path: D:\
891de28e99a099034174676fb4346ab2 SWAP.iso 150.0 MB (157,286,400)

TOTAL: 1 files - 150.0 MB (157,286,400 bytes)

This is really small and fast, I'm currently testing if all my previous ISOs are OK with new swap disc I just burnt. I'll also try different bootdisc as well without conversion.










#684 - esostaks - 29w ago
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Hey guys!

Recently I bought PS3 Slim 12 GB and installed the latest version of Cobra ODE. What I didn't know when buying my PS3 was the fact that most of the games will install files to your internal HDD even if you run those games from CD or from your external HDD as in the case with Cobra ODE.

Is there any hacker solution to change the location of game data to the external HDD or to avoid the installation of game data at all?

#683 - hooman777 - 31w ago
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hi everybody, I have a ps3 slim with cobra ode v5.1 on ofw 4.55 and i have problem with my WD elements hdd, so my console can not recognition it (in NTFS format) at backward pcb usb and the red light dont changing to the green light?!

but when i change hdd to the fat32 it dose know it?! and in fat32 format my games have lag and rippe and slow load and slow speed!!!

how can i to change my hdd to ntfs (normal ways dont work) and solve the same problems? any one can help me plz help?

sorry for my bad language

 

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