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79w ago - Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer deank has updated multiMAN PS3 Backup Manager to version 04.20.00 which introduces a new payload to allow for easier Firmware porting among the changes outlined below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (97.13 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #3) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #4) / [Register or Login to view links] (291.27 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) [Register or Login to view links]

multiMAN v04.20.00 BASE (20130220) is now available online. NOTE: It is a BASE version, which means that it can be installed over ANY previous version and is also suitable for first-time users.

Changelog:

  • Introducing the new mM payload which makes mM independent and easy to port for various firmwares
  • Supports only 3.55 CEX/DEX, 4.21 CEX/DEX, 4.30 CEX, 4.31 CEX
  • BD-ROM Emulator option in Settings can be set to "Enable / Disable" - no more "Hermes"/"Standard"
  • Compatibility-wise it is better than "Standard" and "Hermes".
  • This payload overwrites 252 bytes of strings in LV2 memory (and not 4000 bytes of code like other payloads), it doesn't use syscalls and doesn't rely on firmware functions, executes fast and improves performance
  • Added option in settings "Redirect /app_home":
  • Disable (/app_home will not be mounted at all)
  • Enable (/app_home as used in previous versions - points to the game - for disc-less)
  • Toolbox (on Rogero firmwares with pre-installed toolbox if you play from discs only - it allows you to return to stealthMAN without restart)
  • For 3.55DEX and 4.21DEX mM now supports split-games, adds better disc-less compatibility and also allows loading of PS1 backups in BIN+CUE format from internal/external.
  • IMPROVED DISC-LESS COMPATIBILITY: The new payload allows for some tweaks and there is 80% chance that games that didn't work disc-less will now work.

Includes:

  • multiMAN ver 04.20.00 BASE CEX (20130220).pkg (30 MB)
  • multiMAN ver 04.20.00 BASE DEX (20130220).pkg (37 MB)
  • multiMAN ver 04.20.00 BASE CEX STEALTH (20130220).zip (29 MB)

CEX, DEX and STEALTH versions include Showtime 4.3.21, ps1emu for 3.55/4.21/4.3x, ps1netemu for 3.55/4.21/4.3x, AIOMOD.BIN and mM's theme.

Additionally to the BASE version contents, the full one adds:

  • One motion background (4 MB)
  • 9 themes (125MB)
  • 5623 PS3 game covers (97 MB)
  • 3425 PS1/PS2 game covers (43 MB)

This is the ONLY difference between BASE and FULL (the additional content, which usually doesn't change a lot from one FULL to another).

FAQ:

I'm playing Assassins Creed III with an odd issue: With the disc in drive it runs as a BLES version. When running discless it runs as BLUS - it is not a major issue but it will double the install space (4,5 GB x 2 = 9 GB) and the BLES run does not use the BLUS savegame (and vice-verra). Will it be possible to look into this ?

The problem here is even though Aliens: Colonial Marines works on EXT (or INT) Disc-less you are still NOT getting the FULL game data install of 2711MB ,so this game to be 100% running NEEDS the disc in the drive to install the game data ,after which you can play it disc-less without problems.

Without a disc in the drive your install data (the game doesn't even prompt you to install a thing) is only 39KB (previous payloads it was 1KB). With the disc in the drive (which is the correct way to load this game even though it does run without a disc) your install data is much bigger, 2711MB. So tagging this game to run 100% without any problems down the road ,it simply needs a disc in the drive to install the data. At some point in the game the ps3 MAY look for that installed game data and it isn't there when you run the game first disc-less (or dont install the game data with the disc),this will cause you problems later on.

Another example of this is with RAGE. The game doesn't even prompt you at all to install any game data disc-less and will most likely cause problems later on. With a disc in the drive you get the full game data install. After the game data is installed the game can be ran disc-less with out problems

Discless (as you all call it) is a special boot mode and some games act in a very weird way (if they boot at all). There is nothing that can be done about that.

Users are VERY confused about the differences between starting a game from /app_home and from a disc icon (/dev_bdvd). You can't expect the game to act the same when using /app_home and certainly a lot of games require that you remove the old gamedata (which you intalled when you played from disc) and install it again. You should decide beforehand whether you're going to play a game from the disc icon or from app_home and keep that decision until you play/finish the whole game. If you mix both modes you'll run into problems.

Conclusion - When you run a game discless for the first time, it may not install game data. It may look fine at first, but you may run into problems with the game. So a good practice, run the game with disc with. See if the game install the data. After that you may run the it discless.

multiMAN "payload" (which is not a payload)


That's it. Here are the offsets for other firmwares:

MAP_TABLE:


MAP_PATHS:


For the improved disc-less compatibility, here is the map-order (assuming /dev_hdd0/GAMES/POPTFS is the game backup):

The cool 252 bytes MM_FUNCTION which makes it happen:

You can find the updated versions of bdRESET and gameDATA in the Web column. Both updated to version 5.00 and support mM 04.20.00.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (396.47 KB) / [Register or Login to view links] (281.17 KB) / [Register or Login to view links] (2.37 MB)

p.s. These are only compatible with mM 04.20.00+ and its own payload and won't work with other payloads or redirections set by other tools/managers.

You can find the updated lastGAME 5.0 in the Web column. It now supports mM 04.20.00 and more. With the next update mM will pass information to lastGAME when you launch a PS1 backup. It means that the next time you want to load the same PS1 BIN/CUE you can do it from XMB. As you know it also supports mounting the last AVCHD movie you loaded from mM.

If you wish to test the lastGAME+latest mM you can install this minor update to 04.20.00. It requires that you have BASE or FULL 04.20.00 already installed. lastGAME now supports 3.55/4.21 DEX firmwares, too.

Update: With the next update mM will pass information to lastGAME when you launch a PS1 backup. It means that the next time you want to load the same PS1 BIN/CUE you can do it from XMB. As you know it also supports mounting the last AVCHD movie you loaded from mM.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (281.16 KB) / [Register or Login to view links] (2.37 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (677.67 KB) / [Register or Login to view links] (2.36 MB)

  • lastGAME now supports 3.55/4.21 DEX firmwares, too.
  • lastGAME now supports the improved disc-less game loading (regular non-bdmirror/non-extGameData games)
  • lastGAME now supports PS1 hdd/usb backup formats

If you wish to test the lastGAME+latest mM you can install this minor update to 04.20.00. It requires that you have BASE or FULL 04.20.00 already installed.

  • You can press [TRIANGLE] in the RETRO column and select the emulator type from a list
    menu
  • Fixed saving settings/last-state when loading "bd-mirror" or "ext. game data" games

It now supports selection of "Emulator type" in the side menu in the RETRO column, making it faster to switch grouping than pressing [SQUARE] multiple times. So press [TRIANGLE] in the Retro column (over Refresh or a Rom) and select: [Group Roms by Emulator]. Then you'll see a list menu.

p.s. Updated lastGAME5.pkg to support 4.31 CFW.

All three updated to support mM 04.20.00 and firmwares 3.55CEX/DEX, 4.21CEX/DEX, 4.30CEX, 4.31CEX. lastGAME updated to support PS1 backups for direct launch from XMB (of course requires mM installed) The updated version of all three (and showtime) are available in the WEB COLUMN.

Showtime 04.03.032 by Andreas Oman is now available online for mM and as standalone in the web column.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (5.67 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (5.73 MB)






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#685 - PS3 News - 11w ago
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.










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#684 - esostaks - 13w ago
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?

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#683 - hooman777 - 14w ago
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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#682 - PS3 News - 15w ago
Today SDeath (via magneto) announced that the Cobra ODE 2.1 update is incoming with the changelog below, as follows:

  • 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
  • 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

Also some user videos of related issues:







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#681 - PS3 News - 16w ago
Cobra Box v1.04 and v1.05 are now available with details below roughly translated by sadeghgenavehi, as follows:

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

Certainly, many users are familiar with the Cobra Custom Firmwares and different capabilities. This Custom Firmwares terms of security and features are better than normal Custom Firmwares.

Now, I have released a new version of app called Cobra Box v 1.04. Cobra Box can fixes many bugs and problems in cobra cfws and provide new feature in this cfws to you and a lot of users who will use the cobra custom firmwares.

With this tool you can get the latest version of webMAN directly and very quick to install and also take advantage of other programs.

Changelog v1.04:

  • Possibility installing webMAN 1.29.3 (MOD)
  • Possibility installing HabibPlugin on all CFW Habib Cobra Cfw 4.55 V 1.03
  • Possibility installing Cinavia Remover for firmware 4.46, 4.55
  • Possibility installing dynamic ColdBoot proprietary for firmware 4.46, 4.55 (Final version)
  • Possibility installing Habib 4.55 Spoofer on all CFW,s 4.46, 4.50, 4.53
  • Possibility enabling the ability to take screenshots from games Custom Firmware 4.46
  • Possibility installing webMAN Custom Icons
  • Possibility installing Package Manager
  • Remove the in-game music
  • Fix some minor bugs

Attention: For more Security recommend installed Habib Cobra V 1.03 to up. because other app and function such as webMAN installed in the folder Dev_habib to the limit possible banning on running games… to zero.

Please tell me what you like the new features to be added in the next version of the program can ask in this thread.

Changelog v1.05:

Certainly, many users are familiar with the Cobra Custom Firmwares and different capabilities. This Custom Firmwares terms of security and features are better than normal Custom Firmwares.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

  • Add to IrisManager specific Persian language for all versions
  • Possibility installing webMAN 1.29.3 (MOD)
  • Possibility installing HabibPlugin on all CFW Habib Cobra Cfw 4.55 V 1.03
  • Possibility installing Cinavia Remover for firmware 4.46, 4.55
  • Possibility installing dynamic ColdBoot proprietary for firmware 4.46, 4.55 (Final version)
  • Possibility enabling the ability to take screenshots from games Custom Firmware 4.46
  • Possibility installing webMAN Custom Icons
  • Possibility installing Package Manager
  • Remove the Habib 4.55 Spoofer
  • Fixed Bugs in Previous Version
  • Added a Function for Fix Persian language in IRIS manager or Others Forks of Iris manager

Attention: For more Security recommend installed Habib Cobra V 1.03 to up. because other app and function such as webMAN installed in the folder Dev_habib to the limit possible banning on running games... to zero.

Enabling Learning HabibPlugin: After installing HabibPlugin to enable the running game XMB or R2 L2 Select buttons you activate this plugin.

Enabling Learning Farsi Saz IrisManager: First of all IrisManager to install software (not matter what version it is) then run it once and go to the XMB CobraBox program to install it. Then make IrisManager program and click Start button, then go to the Tools and click on the English button and put it on Custom File Now lets cross the language will enjoy this program.




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