Video: OpenCobra Cobra USB Dongle PS3 Payload by Oct0xor Demo


70w 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 blog, 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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#645 - jojo1000 - 21w ago
Hi, I am on Rebug 4.46. Everything works perfectly from Multiman using my external HDD. I have some games FTP'd into the internal hard drive. None are showing up in the multiman menu.

However, when I go into the multiman file manager and manually run the eboot.bin files, the games run perfectly.

Is there any work around to this. I would understand "if one of the games would have been corrupt" and not showing. But 4 games within the internal HDD are not showing up at all.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much in advance.

An update: dev_hdd0/game folder is where the games go with their PS3 Internal name (BSEXXXXXX). So I know I am doing this correctly.

Another Update: Games folders ARE labelled correctly. with PS3_GAME having the underscore. Going to try a Multiman "Fix Permissions" now and shall report back.

Update Again: Sorry, cannot fix permissions because I can't see the game in the list of games at all.

I need help now ... please.

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#644 - EkE - 21w ago
We have prepared a program for you, which you could make ODE ISO's for E3, Matrix, Cobra, 3K3y and Modbo.

See Changelog... If you play online games please use IRD files!

Download: konzolszerviz.com/ps3gen/KcOM_IRD_files.zip

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#643 - PS3 News - 21w ago
That link doesn't work, please mirror it thanks!

Update: Following up on his previous release, below is McLow's Cobra 4.46 XMB Mod as follows:

To quote Mclow: I just released a mod from xmbm+ and webMAN for Cobra CFW.

Modifications Include:

  • New Coldboot
  • New XMB Wave
  • New Info Screen
  • New GameBoot
  • Game Category completely organized

This is the first version but everything should work...





Tested on: Only Tested with Rogero 4.46 Cobra CFW

Installation: Just copy these two zip files on to a usb drive or via ftp on your PS3... and then install the zip files from multiman via file manager... restart ps3... ENJOY.

Download: PS3~dev_blind.zip / PS3~dev_hdd0.zip / PS3~dev_blind.zip (Mirror) / PS3~dev_hdd0.zip (Mirror) / Mirrors

Finally, below is a PS3ITA ODE Manager v0.1 for Cobra ODE by Rancid-o (via ps3ita.it/ps3ita-ode-manager-v0-1/) who states:

Download: Ps3ita Ode Manager v0.1 Iso / Ps3ita Ode Manager v0.1 Source Code

v0.1, 27/11/13

FEATURES:

  • Auto-eject: switch games without rebooting the console and ejecting manually the disc
  • Stealth: the manager is seen as the game "Catherine" and save the settings in your usb device
    * IMPORTANT: If you want save the settings made in Ps3ita Ode Manager, insert a usb device in the right usb port of PS3 (/dev_usb000) BEFORE running the Manager
  • Size Game: size of the game selected is shown in the main mený
  • Console id: your IDPS is shown in "Global Settings"
  • Cobra Fw Ver: firmware version installed in COBRA ODE is shown in "Global Settings"

ADDED FROM PS3ITA MANAGER (CFW):

  • FTP
  • File Manager
  • Change Gui (grid 4x3, 6x4, 8x6)
  • Change Background Color
  • Change Language
  • Adjust Video

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sound
  • Favorites
  • Compatibility with PSX Game (Cobra not supported it)

FOR DEV:

  • Build iso from source code: modified in makefile SCETOOL_PATH, GENPS3ISO_PATH and type "make iso"

THANKS TO:

  • Franzes (gamesonic admin): to have contacted the Cobra Team. Thanks Friend!!
  • Cobra Team Sales: for sending us free a Cobra ODE unit for our test!
  • Estwald and D_Skywalk: I learned a lot with the source of Iris Manager, thanks guys (Rancid-o)

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#642 - seeman - 22w ago
i just released a mod from xmbm+ and webman for cobra cfw... with new coldboot new wave new info screen new gameboot etc... the came category is now complete organized...

this is the first version but everything should work... just install pkg and start the app and isntall the mod!

http://www.share-online.biz/dl/V3N07MWM5D

try it out... i will upload a video later or a photo

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#641 - PS3 News - 22w ago
Below is a Cobra CFW PSP Launcher v2.0 (Remasters MOD) by atreyu187 which will load your games in PSP Remaster mode, as Cobra's Launcher only support the PSP Mini's method of playing PSP games. This release can be installed alongside the official Cobra launcher without any conflicts.

Download: Cobra-CFW PSP-Launcher v2.0 [Remasters MOD.rar / Cobra-CFW PSP-Launcher v2.0 [Remasters MOD.pkg (Mirror - via https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lt5ggtuwnskcmor/SYg9kcp2V2)

To quote: Here is a little update to Cobra PSP launcher. This is the initial release as I am testing adding the additional MINIS2.EDAT and MINIS2.TXT file for applying "fixes" found on ps3devwiki in the next release. Anyhow this will attempt load your games in Remasters mode for those pesky "black screen" games.

I have had some success with this loader that the standard one did not so I figured it deserved an initial release for others to play with. I have also found decrypting eboot.bin files then creating your PSP ISO's does "fix" certain "black screen" games into working without a hitch. Hopefully I can make a nice guide for this or the addition of the other "Remasters" files like used in the PSN PKG files we could make and apply a fix as needed with each game.

I have changed the ICON0.PNG to something more "Cobra" since it doesn't change to the PSP files in the way like the official "Minis" launcher does. Also this will install in tandem without conflict with the official Cobra PSP v2.0 Launcher. I have resigned the eboot.bin, changed the ContentID, the folder to reflect this as well as the SFO file.

The title for the XMB has had [Remasters] added to tell between the two modes. Also if you look it no longer has the "Minis" tag but the "Remasters" tag. AD-HOC is enabled with this mode but at the time untested till I test with one of my PSN games and test withe one of the PSP games I have on my other system.

Anyhow I hope this is of some help to others and anyone can feel free to add or just ask questions as another persective is a good way of advancement of this to see even more great games working without that tiny screen and hurting your hands with the PSP's all to slender design, IMO of course but I can finally get my copy of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII undub finally working right.

Also here is the current version of the Cobra Config Manager and ODE ISOCheck v0.1d from mirakel (via boerse.bz/multimedia/konsolen/sony/playstation-3/ps3-jailbreak-optical-drive-emulator/1576803-cobra-ode-faq-tutorials-support.html)

Download: Config_Manager.zip / ODE_ISOCheck_01d.zip

PSP Remaster Launcher for Cobra Mixed CFW by jjkkyu

Download: PSP_Remaster_Launcher.pkg

I made an easy pkg to launch pspiso under Remaster mode on Cobra Mixed CFW. This pkg is modded based on Cobra-USB PSP Launcher, so install it will overwrite the original PSP Launcher.

I also add adboc party and right analog stick support in this pkg. Enjoy, friends.

Update: I create the new pair pkg, now you can install both on your xmb, and the psp icon will only link to the remaster one.

Download: PSP_Remaster_Launcher_Fixed.pkg / PSP_Launcher_Fixed.pkg













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