28w ago - Following up on the Rebug 3.55.3 / 4.21.1 PS3 CFW REX Editions, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer deank has updated multiMAN to v04.10.00 which includes PS3 Rebug (REX) support alongside the changes outlined below.
Added support for 4.21REX in DEX full mode (DEX flash + DEX lv2 kernel)
Added support for PS1 disc backups for 4.21REX CFW in DEX/DEX mode
Added support for direct-disc-access for 4.21REX CFW in DEX/DEX mode (data CD/DVD/BD discs)
Added support for flashing 256MB NAND *.EID0.NANDBIN backups
Users with broken BD drives can use 4.21REX in DEX mode with fake BDEMU stick/image for 100% game compatibility
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you're using DEX mode in 4.21REX, use this CEX version of mM (do not install the reguar DEX mM which is only for official dex firmwares).
This package also includes:
Rebug Toolbox 02.00.00
c2d + openssl
It is to help users with broken BD-ROM drives (which have a working logic board and married to the PS3). A lot of games have issues when started from /app_home or using "Direct Boot", that's why this is the BEST solution for such users. You will have to be on 4.21CFW REBUG (REX) with DEX Target ID flash and DEX LV2 Kernel (full DEX MODE).
From the ReadMe file: If you do not want to waste a whole USB HDD you can use a small 512MB USB STICK to emulate your broken BD-ROM.
PC and PS3
USB stick/drive (512MB minimum size)
Disc Image Generator Software (ps3gen)
PLAYSTATION3.iso Dummy BDEMU image
4.21CFW REBUG (REX) operating in DEX mode with DEX lv2_kernel (FULL DEX MODE)
Connect a USB HDD to be used for BDEMU
Start "Disc Image Generator for Playstation3" (ps3gen)
Click "Show" button in the top right-hand corner
Click "Select File..." button
Locate and select "PLAYSTATION3.iso" provided in this archive
Click "Save / Emu ..." button
Select "Write Image to BD Emulator HDD"
Select your BDEMU USB HDD
Pick a slot from the list and click "Write Image"
On your PS3 with 4.21REX CFW and multiMAN 04.10.00 installed:
Install "Rebug Toolbox 02.00.00" and launch it
In SELECTOR: REBUG MODE / DEBUG XMB / DEBUG MENU
In DEX/CEX: Flash your DEX EID0 NOR/NAND file (DEX-FLASH.EID0.NORBIN or DEX-FLASH.EID0.NANDBIN file on /dev_usb000 stick)
Quit Toolbox and reboot your PS3
In XMB "Settings" go to "Debug Settings" and set "Blu-ray Disc Access" option to "BD Emulator (USB)"
Turn off your PS3
Connect the BDEMU USB HDD drive/stick to the right-most port (/dev_usb000) - the port closest to the BD-ROM drive
Turn on your PS3
You should see "PLAYSTATION(R)3" Game Disc mounted in XMB Game column
Start multiMAN 04.10.00+, load a game from internal HDD or external USB HDD connected to another port. Do not unplug the BDEMU USB drive.
Start your game from the Disc Icon in XMB.
Done. In the pictures below you can see how it looks when you boot your PS3 with the dummy disc game, if you start it and if you mount a game with mM (Assassin's Creed III used as example) and check XMB
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Following up on the recent PS3UserCheat dongle hacking news, today PlayStation 3 developer zadow28 has updated his ongoing work with some reverse-engineering and payload development research on the DRM-infected Cobra PS3 USB dongle.
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?157zwqgt2nkp2t3 (77.33 MB) / http://www.mediafire.com/?fb1mg0j1d297ec7 (Mirror) / https://rapidshare.com/files/3740079375/Zadow_Cobra_Files.rar (Mirror) / http://www.mediafire.com/?g9yjiavizqxnyeg (350.88 KB - place these in the Cobra-USB_PS3_Updater_v1_0\CBUP43210\USRDIR directory) / http://www.mediafire.com/?aqzcvtbb93768wa (954.98 KB)
It's important to note that these files are not end-user friendly yet, work still needs to be done by those familiar with PS3 PPU / SPU coding in http://www.hex-rays.com/products/ida/support/download.shtml by other PlayStation 3 developers to further develop payloads for dongle-free PS3 scene solutions.
Finally, below are some recent related Tweets via Twitter (linked above), as follows:
If you cant uses the stuff i post carry on. as promised i post all i find compared to others. Like secrets Hens that work on 4.11
Its my findings regarding the cobra, lot off reversed, and decrypted. Shouldn't be any trouble porting this to any device
Ohh almost forgot one off the most important ones goes in the Cobra-USB_PS3_Updater_v1_0\CBUP43210\USRDIR
Don't think Dean is gonna be very happy.but but.
Just an little test off whats ill be sending tomorrow. will explain also there
Fixed rare issue causing mmOS to lock/stall when browsing /ps3_home subfolders
Added "Reset Desktop" option to mmOS home menu (resets icons positions and closes all windows)
Added "Set as Wallpaper" / "Restore Wallpaper" to mmOS context menu when single image (jpg/png) is selected; affects all display modes
Added better visualization when moving icons around the desktop with L3 (Windows alike)
Changed visualization of selected/hovered desktop icons (a bit slicker)