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Video: OpenCobra Cobra USB Dongle PS3 Payload by Oct0xor Demo


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85w ago - Following up on the PS3UserCheat and True Blue unnecessary DRM-infected dongles being hacked alongside zadow28's work, today PlayStation 3 developer oct0xor shared a video of his OpenCobra Payload which aims to render the current Cobra USB dongle from Max Louarn useless.

Below are the details from his [Register or Login to view links], as follows: "First I am going to say that this is not going to be an article, just a first blog post and some info about my recent project.

Finally I got my hands on cobra it was quite a lot of time since I touched this last time. There was s good things happened since then eg. I reverse engineered usercheat and true blue, had done a lot ps3 and not ps3 related hacking. There was a bad things eg. BlueDiskCFW, lv0 leak, a lot of devs leave the scene...

Cobra was for me really "the last" thing I have to do.

The last time when I worked on this I didnt had a dongle, and all what I had was a dump by JaiCraB. I reverse engineered it as much as possible, figure out almost all tricks, encrypton and etc. And figuare out that it reads a lot of data from dongle, and I cant do much without dongle itself. Thats why I put this project to the back burner.

Well... I had never buyed anyone dongle, and I never was not going to. All my dongles was donated (thanks again ) but not that time.

it was hard for me to make this decision but a few days ago cobra finally shipped to me...

3 days and now its all over.

Security is good enough, but not without big security risks. But it still the best crypto/obfuscation what I had seen on ps3. Sony have something to learn from this guys, especially now.

Cobra / True Blue almost identical, have the same source code, if you ever hacked 1 thing, 2nd wouldnt be a problem. The main functionality, honestly, not changed since original jb. Thats a shame. Thats why I cracking them like nuts





On the fourth day I taked a decision to make my own "OpenCobra" payload. only clean code without drm and garbage, to be able to port it to any new firmware, and change/add features. It taked 2 days, 3000 lines of asm, and you had seen the result.

Atm it based on 4.1 payload, plans for future is check/add new features from 4.4/5.0. Port to a new firmware (if cobra will not do this for me), and realize all nice innovations from new version of psp emu, such as better emu accuracy, 3D and etc...

In video you had seen Payload Loader. Thats the all code it has:

This tag related patches handled by mngr. So far I want to move it in payload. First I have to check how it handled in 4.4 / 5.0

Not sure yet when it will be released, if it will be, but we will see.

Keys!

If this subject will be interested for people, maybe I will write a full article about True Blue / Cobra analysis and hacking.

btw: Me and ~ some psp mysterious dark figure ~ reverse engineered algo for generating valid psp isos back to jule. But saves and a lot of games dont work without patching. So cobra's patched emu much better there imho."

Below are some additional pics from his blog which simply states: Usercheat + Cobra = <3

From flat_z: Here is some explanations to make things more clearer. If you read my twit about ps2_netemu you can see that I reverse-engineered it. It includes almost all things which are required to make custom disc images of original PS2 discs and run them on the PS3 if everything will works fine. So it can lead us to the process of remastering PS2 discs which includes making of ISO.BIN.ENC (the encrypted version of original image which can be read by the PS3), creation and encryption of .VME files (virtual memory cards), ISO.BIN.EDAT (includes the title ID of disc).

The only thing which is not currently known is the format of decrypted CONFIG file (I can decrypt the file and encrypt it back but it have a complex format). It is optional and can be empty but I'm afraid that some games requires it to run on the PS3. My plan was the creation of PS2 remastering tool and I wanted to share it. Although I even not sure will it work or no but there are many chances that it will.

But something happened before I started to do it. My HDD on the laptop died and I have all information regarding PS3 on it. Although I was able to restore some important files but not all. So I need a time to buy components for a new computer and build it. For the same reason, I have a delay on my real job (I'm working as a free-lancer) so I will going to do my job before I start to do something new for PS3.

P.S. I see many questions about compatibility. You don't need a backward compatible PS3 console to run PS2 games through ps2_netemu because it is software emulator and doesn't require any PS2 hardware components. Also I think that ps2_netemu is more better and stable than ps2_softemu but this statement requires testing.

Finally, from naehrwert (via twitter.com/naehrwert) comes some related Cobra ODE EID0 information (ECDSA from pastie.org/6169158) , as follows:

While this is definitely interesting news, odds are it's just a ploy for the Cobra Team to release a new dongle that will be 'required' for their upcoming PS3 4.3x CFW unfortunately or the PS3 ODE in order to further line their pockets with PlayStation 3 sceners' hard-earned cash once again... as always, time will tell for sure.








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#695 - PS3 News - 2d ago
30 - 7 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Information

We are pleased to announce that we will be releasing an update in the next week or so for 4k users which allows all versions of Cobra ODE to function on 4.60 OFW including all game updates. A swap disc is still required. This makes us the first team to confirm full support of 4.60 OFW with 4k consoles.

We are currently devloping methods to bypass 4.60 OFW on PATA phat, 2k and 2k5/3k systems. A news update will follow again shortly, stay tuned!

The update for 4k users to bypass 4.60 OFW will be bundled with several other improvements and a couple of added features in the 2.2 update.

In addition, we can now confirm that shipments of the 5.30A complete version of the Cobra ODE took place over the weekend and stocks should be available from your local resellers over the next couple days.

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#694 - newkidds - 2w ago
A few days ago I bought and had installed the Cobra ODE. My question is can I use the isos I have ripped with the usb on my Cobra ODE? Thanks in advance!!

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#693 - kaynshi - 3w ago
Thanks Misiozol. I have only 80GB on my internal HDD, so I was hoping to play it directly from the external HDD. But if there are no other solutions, then I'll have to I guess.

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#692 - misiozol - 3w ago
move game to internal hdd

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#691 - kaynshi - 3w ago
Hi,

I have a very strange problem with my PS3 and hope someone can help. I've played a lot of games with split files, but Darksiders (1 not II) gives me a lot of trouble.

I'm using Rogero 4.46 + Multiman 4.60. The installation of the game goes without any problems, but then in the Multiman window under the game I see different icons. One of the is the SPLIT icon in red. Meaning that there are split files. That shouldn't be the case if Multiman automatically merge the files. When I go into Game settings I see there is an exclamation mark over the start icon. Meaning I can't load the game from the Game settings menu. When I go back to the games list, I see the image is in grey but I can load it.

And this is where it all goes wrong: Once the game starts I see the intro and then the screen goes black. The sound works fine, but there is only a black screen. Sometimes the intro works fine, but once I'm in the game I only see the character floating in black. No monsters, no sky, ground or whatever...

I tried removing the cache for darksiders and installed it again, but the same problem occurred again.

The strange part is that I've given the game to a friend of mine and it's working fine on his PS3. I don't know which firmware he is using, but it's not up to date as mine.

Any information/tips is highly appreciated, since I can't find anything on the web about this issue.

Thanks in advance.

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