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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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smokyyuwe's Avatar
#214 - smokyyuwe - 110w ago
Hey Boss, a new version of multiMAN mmCM v4.04.00 is released (it came up via update option - pastie.org/4113718).

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (25.34 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

multiMAN v4.04.00 (available through the update option in multiMAN) / [Register or Login to view links]

What's New:

04.04.00 -

  • Fixed something that annoyed some users of 5x4x5, 42 and XBDM display modes: After restart (or going to mmOS and back) game modes 5x4x5, 42 and XBDM will display the last selected entry (game/video/music/photo) and will *not* reset to dash mode
  • Added option to "Default Display Mode" setting: [Disable]; If there is no display-mode-lock it will make mM start in the last used display mode
  • FTP session timeout set to 1 minute

mmOS related:

  • Added context menu when desktop is selected (to Refresh, Create New Folder, Show Desktop, Reset mmOS, Restore Wallpaper)
  • Added "Permissions" to context menu when single folder is selected (to reset folder access permissions)
  • Double clicking on .p3t (PS3 theme) will copy/install the file/theme to PS3 XMB themes system folder (/dev_hdd0/theme); user can later install it from XMB
  • Added support for creating shortcuts to /net_host PC shares
  • Folders created on the desktop now open properly
  • Desktop shortcuts to /ps3_home/video, music and photo now have proper icons and open the virtual folder and not the /dev_hdd0/* one
  • Desktop shortucts to games/executables (EBOOT.BIN/.SELF) can be used to boot external apps or mount games

Game Compatibility / CFW Related (KMEAW/REBUG/ROGERO 3.55CFWs):

  • Improved compatibility for the so-called "Black-Screen-Games" (BSG) which *until now* required the "BD-Mirror" option and worked ONLY from external usb HDD (otherwise game would lock/loop/error during load).
  • Now users of the listed firmwares can use the "BD-Mirror" option for game backups stored in the INTERNAL HDD. It may improve the compatibility of over 100 games (some older titles, some newer), for example AC1 / Colin Dirt 1 / Prince Of Persia / CoD / MW / Tomb Raider, incl. titles which had sound issues.
  • A partial list of some games that may gain from the new option can be found here:
    [Register or Login to view links] (by GotIt4Free / tortuga-cove.com)
  • It is now possible to set "BD-Mirror" option for games in Internal HDD and it enables the new functionality. The option works both with PS3 Game Disc in the tray and in discless mode from /app_home.
  • The option is available in the "Game Settings" menu for each game in the list

Some of the games that have been tested by Tortuga-Cove member GotIt4Free which are now working on Internal HDD are:


  • AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band
  • Apache: Air Assault
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII
  • Blitz: The League II
  • Brain Challenge
  • Brunswick Pro Bowling
  • Cabela's Dangerous Adventures
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Colin McRae: DiRT
  • Colin McRae: DiRT 2
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Eat Lead: Return Of Matt Hazard
  • ENCHANTED ARMS
  • Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars
  • ETERNAL SONATA
  • Everybody's Golf: World Tour
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • FAMILY GAME NIGHT 3
  • Fit in Six
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider
  • Green Day: Rock Band
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
  • Iron Man 2
  • James Bond 007 Quantum of Solace
  • Man vs Wild
  • Medal of Honor Airborne
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Nail'd
  • NBA Ballers: Choosen One
  • Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
  • Prince of Persia
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Prison Break: The Conspiracy
  • Pure
  • Racquet Sports
  • Rapala Fishing Frenzy
  • Rock Band
  • Rock Band Song Pack 2
  • Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock
  • Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2
  • Rock Revolution
  • Rorona No Atelier Arland No Renkinjutsushi
  • Saints Row 2
  • SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
  • SEGA Superstars Tennis
  • Shaun White Skateboarding
  • Shaun White Snowboarding
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
  • Sonics Ultimate Genesis Collection
  • Summer Challenge
  • Surf's Up
  • The Godfather The Don's Edition
  • The Lord of The Rings: Conquest
  • The Tomb Raider Trilogy
  • TNA iMPACT!
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Tom Clancy's SplinterCell Double Agent\
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • Tornado Outbreak
  • Venetica
  • We Dare
  • Williams Pinball Classics
  • Winter Sports: The Great Tournament 2010
  • Winter Sports: Go for Gold 2011
  • World Series of Poker 2008
  • WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011
  • Zumba Fitness Join The Party

Most of the games listed above used to only work from Ext. HDD and with problems, but with this new release, they should work fine from Internal HDD now and without errors.

Finally for Rebug CFW support deank has made available a quick update: Start multiMAN by holding L2+R2 and then go to the UPDATE menu and re-download the update.

mushy409's Avatar
#213 - mushy409 - 110w ago
Every developer has the right to protect his/her work by using dongle protection (most of them pretty poor at best).

As seen many o' times over on the GSM scene, dongles are being cracked/hacked/exploited for their contents. It's only a matter of time. Look how quickly all the other dongles were phased out - in what, about 12 months (less I think) we were pretty much dongle free (except FSM)

ps3hen's Avatar
#212 - ps3hen - 111w ago
I'm glad someone can see how much 'work' exists in zadow's releases.

From Wololo (via wololo.net/2012/06/16/ps3-zadows-release-a-useless-repost/): PS3 Zadow's release a useless repost?

Yesterday I posted what appeared to me as a massive breakthrough in the PS3 scene, a bunch of files decrypted from the Cobra dongle, one of the DRM encrypted piracy dongles for firmware 3.55. The files had been released by user zadow28, who seems to have a fairly good reputation on some of the scene’s websites.

I have been contacted since then by several veterans of the PS3 scene, who told me these files are, in essence, garbage.

They didn’t explicitly tell me the word “fake”, but rather, it seems the files posted by Zadow are basically useless information, which in addition has been publicly available for a while. None of them told me “where” that information actually can be found, which for now I interpret as “it is so useless that we will not even bother to tell people where they can find the information in the first place”.

I do not have the tools, the knowledge, or the time to confirm if Zadow28 is a fraud, but I can say I am seeing a pattern I’ve seen in the past on the psp and the vita scene: unknown guy gets semi famous by posting lots of garbage that looks like the real deal, famous devs call him out for a faker, random people start some conspiracy theories about old devs trying to get all the credits, other random people tell the old devs that they should collaborate with the new guy instead of bashing him, old devs have a hard time explaining that it is impossible to collaborate with a dude who has the IQ of a banana. (I’ve been through that so I know how people like kakaroto feel.

So, if I’m to choose a side, I’ll go and trust the old dudes. If they say it’s useless, I guess they’re right.

From defyboy: Thanks but these were mostly available already. With the exception of your IDA DB of course.

ps3devwiki.com/files/Cobra/
ps3devwiki.com/files/reDRM/
ps3devwiki.com/wiki/ReDRM_/_Piracy_dongles

Why do I constantly find things newsed as a release when it's just copies of the stuff the developers made available on the wiki long ago. This isn't a gift for developers, it's another cry for attention. The developers either already have this stuff, or know exactly where to get it.

I made a mirror on the wiki for anyone who wants his files: ps3devwiki.com/files/zadow28/

From euss: At least I won't be needed to give zadow unself/ungpkg with sources and precompiles like his last readself2/3/4/5 fail (so much better to use scetool anyhow)... (which btw are all on wiki, /files and gitorious too)

I do not know who incepted this thread with nonbased remarks about Atmel AVR/Micochips PIC, but they should look closer to the content and what is needed for such target. There is nothing AVR/PIC related inside the filesets, just plain unself/ungpkg'ed files which where ran through IDA and exported i64/db files. It also does not make any sense to even /want/ it as a dongle, because if you have the PPU/SPU changes, it would make alot more sense to distribute it as patches (MFW Builder TCL) or live patcher: payload (payloader3) then a stupid dongle.

From CrashSerious: First, I've had some concerning health issues and haven't touched this for several months. Also, priorities were re-alligned in the process and haven't had a chance to pick it back up. So I have nothing to report... on to the main reason for posting.

I had a big long email started (about halfway done) detailing every file in there and just gave up due to the number of things that were junk.

Mostly, it looks like files we already have, unselfed eboot.bins (congratulations on using unself or scetool), a corrupt ida database, some meaningless/worthless logs and who knows what else.

I did look at the corrupt idb to make sure it actually "looked like"an idb. It actually did at a glaqnce--- so at least it's not like the last time and he was trying to pass off a linux binary as lv0 decrypted or some crap like that... oh wait... he did do that, didn't he defyboy .

Probably a better use of my time if I stopped dissecting the gift any ways. Zadow’s files are still available here if you want to give them a look, but it’s probably not the breakthrough I initially thought it was.

Finally, from flat_z: I am very sad looking at all news sites about ps3... when they keep posting any "shocking" news about such noobs as zadow28 and exposing him as the greatest hacker in the world

Ezio's Avatar
#211 - Ezio - 111w ago
Hmm, cobra dongle payload hasn't been completely reversed by zadow, because he simply doesn't have the skills for doing that stuff, what he released is something anyone can do on their own, so it's of zero utility to get payload hacked.

niwakun's Avatar
#210 - niwakun - 111w ago
yeah, with the improvements he done on MM I think he deserves to work on something that he can get something. He release stuff for free for over a year already, but I do hope that dean wont get mad on us who uses the dongle-less cobra.

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