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Video: OpenCobra Cobra USB Dongle PS3 Payload by Oct0xor Demo


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88w 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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#665 - yutaPGW - 30w ago
just press square.. also from schursin comes an ISO Library Organizer to manage your games easily.

To quote: Hello, Cobra ODE fans!

Today I want represent to you one useful utility – ISO Library Organizer. It was created for private use, but Cobra ODE developers contest made me lead code and design in order and release public version.

So, what ILO is? ILO is utility that helps you to keep friendly ISO names and sort it in Cobra ODE browser. You can place your favorite games first in order, or just sort games in alphabet/size/code order. Interesting? Let’s see some screenshots!

s3nint3!
Typical content of “PS3_GAMES” directory. Looks strange, isn’t it? No friendly names, no disk codes, no order… Don’t worry about it anymore, let’s run ILO application!

s3nint3!
ILO main window.

What we see? ILO instantly scans your PS3_GAMES directory, reads every found ISO and get game titles/codes from it. All you need to do – choose the way of sorting: by title, by size, by code. Plus! You can drag games in list as you want, just click&drag. Now let’s apply made changes to your ISO library, one click “apply names/sort” – done!

s3nint3!
Friendly ISO names! Perfect and easy!

Then just click “rebuild ps3 extra” and ILO executes genps3extra.exe for you, all needed parameters is already present. Wait a moment and... Cobra ODE browser ready!

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (ILO v0.2 + GenPS3extra v1.3)

Install guide: simply unpack downloaded zip into external HDD root and run ILO.exe

Comments and feedback are welcome, as well as requests for new features. At this moment, I'm planning to add support of PS1/PS2 directories, and then make ILO open sourced. Have fun with Cobra ODE!

Update: EXE was packed by UPX, that's a reason. Now i'm uploaded new zip with unpacked app, no more false antivirus alerts. Download link updated.

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#664 - alaltaieri - 31w ago
So, I want to play L.A Noire. (L.A.Noire.USA.JB.PS3-APATHY)

I played this game last year from internal without problems, splitting the big file using ps3 splitter and etc

However now I'm using multiman 4.53.04 and it seems it cannot rejoin split files .666xx that I've generated with ps3 splitter. After copying all the 15 .666xx files from external to internal they just won't rejoin in a single big file (over 4gb).

From this reason I can play the game but there are no voices! And that's terrible. Can anyone help me?

ps: I'm on rogero 4.30

I've also want to mention that I've tried to split it with Comgenie Awesome Filesplitter and the same, no rejoin on fat32 internal ps3 hdd. I don't know if is a psarc file or not. It has 15 gb and it called "cases_1_1.big.ps3"

Anyone?

PS3 News's Avatar
#663 - PS3 News - 32w ago
Cobra ODE News - Update - 15 - 1 - 2014

Thappy new year everyone! With the new year, comes a new exciting big update from the Cobra Team.

This is the most advanced update yet and it packs a lot of new features for Cobra users including PS1, PS2 and BD Movie support. The Cobra Team has been hard at work in the past couple of months to bring you the MCU 1.9 update.

As initially promised, this update adds support for PS1 games, PS2 games (only on backward compatible consoles), DVD movies and BD movies support. Another interesting feature is the ability to hot swap your HDD. You can now remove and change your games HDD while the PS3 is on.

The update also has a lot of stability improvements, bugfixes and most freezing issues introduced in recent updates have now been fixed.

We have also updated the genps3iso tool, now with IRD v9 support. Both genps3iso and genps3extra have now also been released as a native linux binary for linux users. The Cobra Manager and Cobra Browser have also been updated to add the support for PS1 and PS2 games, as well as DVD and BD movies. The third party library is also updated to allow other managers to take full advantage of these new features.

The Cobra database has also been updated with 1342 total game discs supported.

We would also like to take this opportunity to let our users know that we are aware of some issues with the new v4.20 and v4.30 boards and 2xxx console models, and we are working hard on fixing the issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, if your BD drive is unresponsive, use the eject button to turn on your console instead of the power button, as it will fix the issue and the ODE will function correctly.

Enjoy


Finally, from mussadek (aka Mussonero) comes a Showtime 4.3.723-COBRA ODE.iso and ShowTime v4.3.748 for Cobra-ODE below, as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links]

Cobra CFW Tools v1.29a: Updates/Adds Plugins by bitsbubba

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

With this app you can install "webMAN XMB" based on XMBM+ (aldostools' webMAN links) and concept from multiMAN XMB Integrated) with ★Install Package Files, REBUG's ★Package Manager or XMBM+ support, 4.53 certs (for ?safer? PSN), Ingame ScreenShots and custom coldboots by atreyu187 that I helped design. It's been tested on both Rogero (Cobra 7- Unofficial) and HABIB Cobra edition (any version). Choose what suits you.

v1.29 Changelog: (Jan. 20)

  • added webMAN 1.29 sprx
  • added in-game music (experimental/beta)

Features

  • Cinavia Patch
  • Custom Coldboots
  • In-game Music (experimental)
  • In-game Screenshot
  • PSP Icons
  • Remote Play Patch
  • Rename PlayStation Network
  • webMAN (My Games)
  • Standard Install Package Files
  • Rebug's Install Package Files
  • XMBM+ Install Package Files
  • webMAN custom Icons
  • WebMAN Update
  • webMAN XMB+
  • Standard Install Package Files
  • Rebug's Install Package Files
  • XMBM+ Install Package Files

fjorger's Avatar
#662 - fjorger - 33w ago
Hi everyone, Just one quick question:

Where can I find the installation option 4.53 certs? I can't seem to find it, is it integrated on another package?

Finally anyone else having problems with PSP games (example: Locoroco 1 and 2 and all others I tried) and not being able to save any game progress? Each time I press save it goes to another screen and then instantly back to the saving option.

Nonetheless if we press the option to clear some data, we able to see all PS3 (strange no?) saves and we are able to erase them to clear data. But the end result is always the same...

I'm using Rogero 4.46 + Cobra 7.0.

Thanks in advance,
Regards,

FJorgeR.

The7echos's Avatar
#661 - The7echos - 34w ago
Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me. Ive looked everywhere and couldn't find a fix for an Error 80010009 after trying to run FIFA 14 and NFS Rivals on my PS3.

I'm on OFW 4.53 with Cobra ODE running Multiman 4.50.01. I've read that Multiman fixes this error automatically but i can't seam to get passed it. It doesn't even try to download game updates it just tries to load the game and quickly exits and gives me this error. Please help

BTW, I've tried running the games on PS3ita manager and CobraManager with no luck. I'm able to run Battlefield 4, Little big planet 2, and other games with ease...

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