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160w ago - As a follow-up to the initial news on JFW DH PS3 CFW, today [Register or Login to view links] has shared a video alongside some details via [Register or Login to view links] of their upcoming JFW DH PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware in action.

To quote, roughly translated: Here is how we are editing categories and relocating to give it more content and content management deployments. It really is not no big deal, but that you may know the new categories that would incorporate this new Custom.

First before anything we want to clarify that this thread is dedicated to community members and therefore DHorg the comments made about what this information is or is no longer cause is nothing more than mere envy, oppression, or that are to dispute. For outside the dates of publication and that are linked to circumstances that can slow or speed up the publication.

We will inform you as the evolution of DH JFW and what their news, which I will quote them below: [Register or Login to view links]

Percentage Level of Development

  • Core Central 100%
  • Payload Cobra 50%
  • Linux 90%
  • Preloader 90%
  • Categories xmb 90%
  • Managers 0%
  • TheGrid 90%
  • Services Packs 0%

New categories such as Multimedia, PS3 Loader, TheGrid, Homebrew put aside the typical native application. Photos, Music, Videos, TV disappear to make way for Multimedia.

New Multimedia Category

  • This new category gives rise to a union of native options like photo, music and video.
  • This new category will appear the famous player Showtime, which already includes the possibility of a single application in many more options than what they offered us the categories natively native officers.
  • Listen to music
  • Being able to see videos like avi, mpeg, xvid, divx, MKV including
  • View photos
  • Demand movies
  • TV-Channel

New Category PS3 Loader

  • This new category was born to take charge from now manage the contents of the old sony consoles, this means that both PS1/PS2/Minis Games and the saves become part of this new category, freeing to GAME icon.
  • It is also where you store the backups RetroLoader (aka modified cobrausb backup manager) responsible for managing the games ps1, ps2 and ps3

New Category TheGrid

  • This new category includes the plugins manager, service packs.
  • Thegra is the name of the loader plugins, these plugins will give the console first choices, which the imagination of every developer could unleash the potential of this charger.
  • Return of the online
  • Updating keys
  • Spoof Version
  • Disable devices
  • Mount Units
  • Plugins level conbinacion buttons on the six
  • Modification speedfun speed
  • etc

New Homebrew Category

  • This new category includes all homebrew created to date, for it will have access to from where you can download OpenPStore the last hombrew etc. to be placed automatically at their place of origin and not as the previous game.

Cobra Payload as JFW DH Plugin

  • At the moment due to problems outside the scene Jaicrab the development of this plugin been in a paused state

New Linux Item

  • The JFW DH was gonna be no less, that includes 2 options to use Linux back in the console, in this regard are:
  • Install
  • Boot

Preloader, Recovery Boot - The JFW DH includes a preloader that is responsible for:

  • Back of the 3 RAW Flash to external media (USB)
  • Flashing copies from an external drive (usb).
  • Update the Preloader
  • Home of the flash write access (not necessarily more alejandro or substitutes)
  • The advantages are not required reinstalling all the PUP (from hardware checks) do not need to do: composite or go through the recovery

Services Packs

  • These packs include the basics in order to use plugins, loaders, ftp, etc.

Compatibility with Games and Applications

  • JFW DH uses a 341v2 core, this does not mean not being able to play all over now without patching.
  • The JFW DH is compatible with games that include between 3.56 down, including the current patched to 3.55
  • JFW DH runs natively games until 3.56 (original disks) without having to upgrade.
  • PSN games that require npdrm 356, are also supported without upgrading (the current cfw not give this support)
  • No need for a valid signature on the executable
  • Not going to make a port to 3.55 of this JFW DH, since it includes much more than himself 3.55

Members of the Project

  • Alejandro (special collaboration) = Central Core, security, preloader
  • Jaicrab = Core, central TheGrid, linux
  • DemonHades = xmb Categories, Organization, Implementations
  • DanteHades = Graphic Design, Theme
  • PS_Juan = Remodeling Categorie, Tester
  • Ing_pereira = Manager Creation, TheGrid
  • Borrego = Tester
  • Davje = documentation Editor
  • PSmaniaco = tester and contributor

1saludo and patience that good is worth waiting.

A short summary of JFW DH: State of the CFW from the translation details above:

  • Core 100%
  • Payload Cobra 50%
  • Linux 90%
  • Preloader 90%
  • Categories XMB 90%
  • 0% Managers
  • TheGrid 90%
  • Service Packs 0%

Preloader: The preloader can:

  • Flash dump the 3 partitions on an external (USB)
  • Restore partitions Flash via a dump on external media (USB)
  • Mounting partitions Flash write
  • The preloader can be updated.

TheGrid: TheGrid is a new category that includes a plugin manager, service packs, but also the name of the loader plugins. The plugins can launch tasks in the background.

Various details:

  • JFW The DH is based on the Firmware 3.41 v2 but is fully compatible with games requiring firmware 3.56 and earlier (3.55 patched games included).
  • Game discs that require firmware 3.56 or earlier without having to spend to update the console.
  • The PSN games that require a compatible NPDRM 3.56 without updating.
  • Executables do not need to be signed.

And the video of JFW DH: The video shows the personal side with a CFW Coldboot / Soundboot changed and a new category "RetroLaunch" Minis are supported and saves them (PS1/PS2 games and their backups will also be part of this category).

Those who wondered what the icon is black "JaiCraB", it must match the Firm USB Loader. DemonHades invites us to participate in their topic in order to advance the project as still no publication date.











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#670 - StevenTj - 25w ago
Use sen enabler for it

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#669 - addicts93 - 25w ago
can i use mmCM spoof with the Rogero's 4.50 cfw ?

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#668 - PS3 News - 25w ago
Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer deank has updated multiMAN PS3 backup game manager to version 04.55.00 (20140208) with the changes below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (43.83 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (123 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (1.35 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (1.75 MB - mM PS3 Tools for 4.50CFW includes bdRESET8, lastGAME8, gameDATA8 & showtimeDISC8) / [Register or Login to view links] (124 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (1.64 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (203.05 KB) / [Register or Login to view links] by JohnDoeHun / [Register or Login to view links] (26.1 MB)

multiMAN 04.55.00 (20140208) Changelog:

  • Added support for 4.55CFW (tested by Habib)
  • Added 4.55 spoof option to mmCM (do not use on non 4.46CFW)
  • Fixed downloading files from sendspace from the WEB column

lastGAME10 Includes:

  • lastGAME10.pkg (for regular CFW)
  • lastGAME10_SS.pkg (for regular CFW - SingStar replacement)
  • lastGAME10_[COBRA].pkg (for COBRA compatible FW)
  • lastGAME10_SS_[COBRA].pkg (for COBRA compatible FW - SingStar replacement)

Update is available also online via mM update and in the WEB column. If you wish to FORCE mM/mmCM to download the update just start mM/mmCM while holding L2+R2 and it will enter debug mode. Then you can update from the HOME column.

Update: FEB/08/2014: mmTOOLS_455

  • bdRESET 9.00
  • stDISC 7.00
  • lastGAME 11.00 (standard)
  • lastGAME 11.00 (SingStar replacement)
  • lastGAME 11.00 (for COBRA CFW)
  • lastGAME 11.00 (for COBRA CFW - SingStar replacement)

All tools are available in multiMAN's web column, too. All tools support firmwares from 3.55 to 4.55.

Update #2: FEB/11/14: gameDATA9.pkg

  • Added support for 4.50DEX, 4.53CEX, 4.55CEX

gameDATA9 is also available for download within multiMAN in the WEB column.

About mmTOOLS:

  • gameDATA v9.00: (Update feb/11/14) - Switch location of [game data] between internal HDD and first external USB HDD, install PSN games (or any application/pkg) to external USB HDD saving space on internal HDD. NOTE: Not all games are compatible with this feature.
  • bdRESET v9.00: (BD Redirectional Reset) - Removes path re-directions, removes bd-mirror (restores usb to normal mode) and moves the last game played in bd-mirror mode back to its location.
  • lastGAME v11.00: lastGAME - is an application that mounts that LAST game played on multiMAN without having to launch it. Indeed lastGAME is multiMAN but without GUI and extra features. It is not limited to launch the last mounted game from XMB, it also supports mounting the last AVCHD movie you loaded from mM. It now supports the new payload from mM 04.20.00+, launch PS1 BIN/CUE from XMB and more.
  • stDISC v7.00: (Showtime Disc Access) - Allows Showtime to play all your backup videos/music from optical data discs (DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, BD-R/RE) which usually are not accessible from Showtime. Adds support for screenshots of movies while Showtime is playing, remote access to Showtime via "Remote Play" and play music from XMB [Music] column while Showtime is displaying photo slideshow.

Finally, in related news kakarotto has made available (via tortuga-cove.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=5507#p29056) what he calls MultiMan ver 04.60.01 Full Repack-kakarotto with the following changes:

  • Added support for 4.50CFW
  • PS1/PS2/PS3 games, BD-MIRROR INT/EXT, BD-MOVIE REGION CHANGE/DYNAREC SUPPORT
  • Disc-less mode: Icon changed from BD disc to "folder icon"

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (199.0 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] (Mirror #5)

After you install the full version proved this release:

Download: Multiman 4.60.01 base: [Register or Login to view links]

Password Unzip rar: [Register or Login to view links]


Covers All game PS 1-2-3 This Multiman CEX for CFW system only.

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#667 - PS3 News - 25w ago
Here is a [BETA] Fix for 2k Model Issues on 4.20/4.30 Boards from magneto, as follows:

We are releasing a beta for those who are having issues with the 2k model and using the 4.20 or 4.30 boards. More specifically, this fixes the issue where the drive is unresponsive unless you turn the PS3 on using the eject button. This update will also fix the issue for fat and 2k models where the auto-eject feature will eject and reload the disc instead of simply emulating it.

If you have a 4.20 or 4.30 board version, and have one of these issues and you are ready to test this update, then please test this beta and report to us whether or not it fixes the problems. Include as much information as possible.

You can download the beta here: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

There are files for the 4.20 board and for the 4.30 board, make sure you use the correct files depending on your board revision.

The instructions are in the README.TXT file, make sure you follow the instructions very carefully. Here are the instructions for updating the FPGA image and testing the beta:

DISCLAIMER: This is a beta update, use at your own risks. You must follow these instructions carefully. Make sure not to interrupt the process.

Step 1 : Remove power from PS3 and wait for a couple of minutes
Step 2 : Copy ldr.rom into a FAT32 usb drive and insert into ODE
Step 3 : Power the board to update the bootloader. Make sure the LED turns purple for 1 second to confirm the bootloader has been flashed
Step 4 : Remove power from PS3 and wait for a couple of minutes
Step 5 : Delete ldr.rom and copy fpga1.dat into a FAT32 usb drive and insert into ODE
Step 6 : Power the board and let the bootloader update the FPGA image. If the LED turns off quickly, there was an error. The correct behavior is the LED will flash between RED and PURPLE continuously for about 2 minutes, then it will turn itself off.
Step 7 : Only after the LED goes off, which should take about 2 minutes, then remove the USB from the ODE
Step 8 : Delete the fpga1.dat file. This is important, if you do not delete it, it will continually update the FPGA.
Step 9 : Remove power from the ODE
Step 10 : Insert USB into the PS3 and reconnect power.

Notes: You must first update the bootloader before updating the FPGA image. The new bootloader is required to successfully flash the FPGA image, and it is preferred at this point to update each rom individually to make sure the update process was completed successfully.

When the FPGA update is finished, the bootloader will turn off the LED and stop, it will not boot into the main MCU application, so you must power cycle the ODE in order to boot it again.

The FPGA will be flashed whenever fpga1.dat file is found on the USB, so it is important to delete the file once the update has completed and before power cycling the ODE or it will update it forever.

If you wish to revert back to the original FPGA image, start at step 5, and use the fpga1_original.dat file. Make sure to rename the file into fpga1.dat before trying the update.

8 - 2 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Update

We are pleased to annouce a performance update for 4.20 QSV boards which remedies the freezing issue reported by some users. The performance update relates to both the NXP mcu and Smart Fusion FPGA onboard. Please be sure to follow the instructions in the readme.txt carefully. This is imperative in order that the update will be completed successfully.

A similar performance update pack is currently undergoing BETA testing for 4.20 (non QSV model) and 4.30A boards and addresses freezing issue reported by a minority of users and also includes 2k series auto eject fix and 2k series BMD-061 drive controller fix. Further fine tuning of this update will be made before release on our site sometime next week.

Download: Cobra ODE 4.20 QSV Fix * For PCB v4.20 QSV only *

Team Cobra will continue to strive to best support our users and deliver innovation to the scene.





From magneto: I can confirm that the issue is not a bug with the update. Those who see legitimate users complaining about problems with 4.55 should not think it applies to everyone. For every new update, there are many legitimate users who complain, but I don't see 100% of superslim users complaining, with the number of PS3 users, even if 1000 people complain, the percentage is extremely low.

From the research we've done, we can confirm that the 4.55 firmware does add a new check in the BD firmware in order to prevent ODEs from working. We are looking into methods of bypassing this new authentication.

I can also confirm 3k works. The reason only 4k systems are affected is probably because prior models can be hacked and they don't want us using a CFW to see what the new protection is doing.

If PT doesn't work for you it's not a bad BD drive, it's a bug in v4.30 that was triggered with the new 4.55 protection. We are looking into it.

Finally, from Mussonero comes Eleganz-Cobra-Ode GL-v1.

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

  • New version for Eleganz Cobra ode GL-V1 for all users they have in possession the cobra ode
  • Thank you: Kakaroto and all user for support (and all dev) for my new release

Changelog:

  • added support RSXGL library faster compared to SDL
  • added support ode 1.9 mcu
  • included showtime V 4.5 as homebrew
  • included open-ftp as homebrew

Eleganz Cobra ODE GL V2 Changelog:

  • New Showtime build included with support of loading and saving from a usb-key inserted in any PS3 usb ports

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#666 - PS3 News - 25w ago
From Cobra PS3 scene profiteer Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA): Cobra ODE News Update: v4.55 Issues and Other Incoming Fixes

Cause and solution discovered for earlier issues for 4.30a and 4.20QSV boards, but now team looking into reports of v4.55 issues from Sony's new Firmware Update!

The Cobra Team has revealed that they have found the cause (and the solution) to the problems that some PS3 with certain boards were having, but afterwards Sony issued the v4.55 firmware, so hold on!

Good news we have here for those who were having problems with Cobra ODE and one of the problematic boards of their PS3.

Check it out the official announcement from Team Cobra:

5 - 2 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Information

Thanks to our users for their patience in relation to the issues reported regarding 4.20 and 4.30 on 2k systems, in particular with drive control boards BMD-061.

We have now found the cause and a solution. The problem will be rectified via a Cobra ODE FPGA firmware update. We are currently running stability tests and will release the firmware update sometime next week together with a number of performance updates.

But that Good News didn't last long, as shortly after that wonderful update, Sony released a v4.55 new firmware, which early reports suggest is updating the blu-ray firmware with certain models, and as such it is currently NOT recommended to update if you are using an ODE device, until more information is released by the team:

6 - 2 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Information

We advise all users not to update to OFW 4.55 until we have had a chance to investigate reports of an error message being displayed in the XMB after update.

Currently we have seen that users with 2k5, 3k and 4k may be affected by this issue.





From Joonie86: Apparently, this new OFW 4.55 updates BD-Firmware for 400X/420X models [312R/314R/316R BD Drives]

So it makes sense that E3 ODE Pro works fine on 2.5k / 3k but 4k.. but I'm not sure about Cobra ODE, some reported that 2.5k/3k don't work lol

From zach5555: This worked for me. If you updated with your ps3 in EMU mode then follow these steps.

1. Put your cobra in PT mode
2. Download ps3 update file and put on a usb stick in the correct directory
3. Go into safe mode on the ps3
4. Choose update ps3 system
5. Manually update your ps3

It worked for me after I updated it in EMU mode, Good luck!

Finally, from magneto (via Max Louarn): I can confirm the problem. It seems to only affect 4k users however. My first test was on a 2k console and it worked, and now we've tested on a 4k console and it fails, even in PT mode. We are obviously looking into this and hoping to find a solution soon. In the meantime, do not update if you are on a superslim console, otherwise, update at your own risks.

Update: From Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA): 4.55 OFW Current STATUS: 4k - DO NOT UPDATE / 3k & 2k5 - Mixed Results / Below 2k5 - OK

Current Status of v4.55 OFW running on PS3 consoles with ODE devices. Editing original post with an update of what is happening as not everyone is reading the whole thread. Sony released a new v4.55 firmware, and in it there is packed 3 blu-ray files but only for most recent drive models.

As such, all 4K and 4k2 superslim drives are being updated by Sony as this for now breaks usage of your ODE. There is mixed results for 2k5 and 3k owners, most likely some of those models contain a newer drive, so update at your own risk, best to wait until more info is released by Cobra Team.

Finally for those with models below 2k5, like all 2k and 2k1 and phat series they are fine and no problems updating. Stay tuned to this thread for updates, when a FIX is released by Team Cobra this thread will be CLOSED and link added pointing to the new FPGA update.

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