102w ago - As a follow-up to the initial news on JFW DH PS3 CFW, today DemonHades has shared a video alongside some details via Bhaal 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: http://www.demonhades.org/foro/viewtopic.php?f=282&t=4826#p30151
Percentage Level of Development
Core Central 100%
Payload Cobra 50%
Categories xmb 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
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
Plugins level conbinacion buttons on the six
Modification speedfun speed
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:
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
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
A short summary of JFW DH: State of the CFW from the translation details above:
Payload Cobra 50%
Categories XMB 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.
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.
Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!
Let's just hope with the Cobra financial assets don't come their liabilities for deank... Max Louarn of Cobra, aka MAXiMiLiEN of Paradox and owner of Divineo, Supreme Factory and Max Console that scammer (reocities.com/hollywood/heights/8442/) Gary Wayne Bowser aka GaryOPA currently runs was involved in some nasty schemes before, for example:
Supreme Factory / Divineo was also raided not long ago with Max Louarn named in the legal action initiated by Nintendo, and before that he was busted after a federal court judge found that they had violated the DMCA by selling mod-chips for consoles.
Some Related Links:
Paul Owen (con-artist and scene profiteer behind NeoTechnologies, TrueBlue, Xecuter, etc)
mmCM 03.00.00 (3108 PS3 Covers, 2020 PS2 Covers) (showTIME, ps3SERV)
PS3SERV PC app: To be used with mmCM file manager /net_host# network folders.
SHOWTIME PLAYER: Included as SHOWTIME.SELF in mmCM USRDIR/sys folder to enable playback of video files
BROWSER.SELF: Standalone WWW/FTP application
Condorstrike from http://tortuga-cove.com/ps3/1189-exclusive-two-great-forces-collidemultiman-and-cobra believes deank is not working for the Cobra USB Team and has stated the following on the IRC logs below discussing it:
"We don't have confirmation on that, truth be told... we haven't spoken to Dean in a while, he did tell me a while back that he was going away for a while.
So from my understanding as far as I know, this is Team Cobra's app using Multiman's open source project... so for now, I'd say it's not Dean."
Update: The man himself deank has now made an official statement on the merging of multiMAN and Cobra.
Also, Team Cobra have released a quick update to mmCM to fix a minor bug that was present in mounting PSP ISOs without a disc in the drive. mmCM v03.00.01 update is available now ONLINE ONLY to Cobra USB users via the intergrated update system.
[Abkarino] deank had joind cobra team?
[eussNL] Cobra ~=~ TrueBlue
[eussNL] so if it supports the replaced sub_28fe30 and new section 0x80000000007f0000 that Cobra uses, it means Trueblue support is around the corner...
[middleman] i see deank sold out eh, that mustve been the big news tortuga was talking about
[TehRuler] no wonder he's been hiding
[middleman] yeah, went in hiding to make multiman for cobra, blah
Finally, below are the changes, as follows:
Added MultiMan for Cobra in the download section.
Support for games with split files.
Bugfix: special keys of bdremote weren't working in showtime.
Multiman for Cobra changelog:
Full ISO and CUE+BIN support (incl. create ISO from folder)
Full Cobra support (PSX, PS2, PSP, PS3, ISO, BIN, CUE, BDM, DVD)
PSP UMD game support when PSP connected in USB+UMD mode
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)
Mount ISO files in File Manager (to browse/copy contents)
New display mode "XBDM" - XBOX Dash Clone
Support for games with split big files (from external hdd)
BD/DVD Region options in SETTINGS column
Support for PS2 game covers (OPL format, i.e. SLES_123.45_COV.JPG) in /covers_retro/psx (over 2000 covers included)
Integrated Dongle Updater (in mmCM XMMB column)
Option to turn on blue/green dongle leds or turn them off completely
Integrated PSX, PS2 and PSP database for names and IDs (over 13000 entries) (for PSX/PS2 discs and PSP ISO/UMD files)
Finally, http://www.ps3iso.com/psn-uploads/93782-reactpsn.html#post471885 has made available a http://www.multiupload.com/02SJME58PG based on the http://www.fileserve.com/file/QfxsVDt/Cobra and details on how it was done below, as follows:
Unself the vsh.self (try using MAGIC PKG 1.0), then HexEdit the vsh.ELF and replace the 8 bytes at the following addresses:
=====patch 8byte in vsh.self for reActPSN=====
version addr old data new data function
3.55retail 0x30b230 4b cf 5b 45 -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed allow unsigned act.dat *.rif
3.55retail 0x30ac90 48 31 b4 65 -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed act.dat missing after reboot
=====patch vsh.self by youself for new CFW=====
Then use self_rebuilder (also available in Make PKG 1.0), to rebuild the vsh.self
Drag and drop the original vsh.self and the edited vsh.elf
I take no responsibility for any damage or brick of your console... I'm just passing the info.
New firmware update, mainly focused on improving PSP support.
Improved compatibility with psp games. Some of the games that crashed early now run.
Added support for PSP savedata. Please note that in the previous release, savedata worked for isos that were generated from psp minis games. However, those savedata are incompatible with this new firmware. You can see psp savedatas under the ps3 savedata section in the XMB, not under the minis one. If savedata still doesn't work in some game, please send us a message to our support email address.
Cobra USB Manager will now give an error when trying to load a prometheus patched PSP iso, as those aren't compatible with the PSP emulator.
Added Cobra USB PS3 Updater to the download section. With this tool you can update the dongle using the PS3, require Cobra Firmware 4.0+ to work. Refer to the manual for instructions.
Below are Cobra Manager v4.0.1 and GenPS3iSO v2.0 updates, with the changes as follows:
Small update to Cobra USB Manager and genps3iso to fix an important bug. No firmware update.
Under certain circumnstances, Cobra USB manager and genps3iso would output an incorrect PS3 iso. This bug only affected a few games. In Cobra USB Manager, this bug only happened when creating an ISO from a PS3 game in jailbreak directory format, it didn't happen when dumping an ISO from an optical disc.
Note: If you get a corrupt data icon when installing Cobra USB Manager v4.0.1 revert back to version 4.0 for the time being.
Cobra Manager v4.0.1 (fixed) 13-10-2011
Cobra USB Manager 4.0.1 download was corrupted, and it has now been fixed.