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December 30, 2013 // 9:22 pm - Following up on his previous revisions, PlayStation 3 developer Habib has now updated his PS3 Custom Firmware to Habib Cobra 4.53 V1.04 Edition CFW with the changes outlined below.

Download: HABIB COBRA 4.53 / HABIB COBRA 4.53 (Mirror)

MD5 Hash: 9C41E2493692C3CD7B4D7394E24906F4

To quote: HABIB 4.53: Cobra Edition v1.04

prx loading at startup, iso mounting, ntfs support are working but however i cant fix ps2 for bc consoles as i don't have bc consoles and didn't patch for ps3 slim as ps2 classic and cobra uses same ps2_netemu for ps3 slim


1. ps2 isos for slim is ps2 classic as cobra and ps2 classic uses same ps2_netemu and i cant fix issue of bc consoles as i don't have any bc console
2. if you have installed bad plugin etc, pls change fw from cobra (from recovery of course) to different as cobra safe_mode isn't working properly on 4.53

WARNING: DONT TRY TO SPOOF FW VERSION!! all the other patches of a cfw is included..


1. kokotonix for trying to help
2. user for helping me in clarifying some things up (rtoc)
3. deank for his mm
4. naehwert
5. failoverflow
6. all other devs

SRC: it is included in download pkg. i have done partial work of ps2 too but it won't work. i hope you will make a good use of it.

TO OTHER DEVS: stage0 base needs updating and stage1 flash_mount_446.S.flash mount uses ppc 64 bit instructions found in lv2_kernel and in lv2_dump, if you do not do this or the system cant allocate stage2 then it will kick you in recovery mode.

TO PREVENT COPY-CATERS: signatures on offset 10108 of lv0.elf





1. PSP support fixed
2. Restored original ps2 can use ps2 classic as compatibility is same for cobra and ps2classic for ps3 slim.i cant fix ps2 issue of bc consoles as i dont have any,so compatibility between cobra and ps2classic on bc ps3 will vary....


1. Fixed recovery mode hang. if anyone is stuck in recovery, pls follow these instructions:

  • Install a different hdd
  • Install my CFW (the new version of 4.53 cobra or search for 4.46 V1.03A of Cobra)

2. Fixed PS2 bug ONLY on BC Consoles (not tested as i don't have bc console.if it still doesn't work, i need a good tester with bc console)


1. Disabled block of peek by cobra which cause black screen if controller not connected through usb (Thanks Deank for your idea).

Habib Cobra 4.53 V1.04 Edition PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) Out

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#148 - pedro800 - January 7, 2014 // 9:16 pm
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i'll try it

#147 - Sejuice - January 7, 2014 // 12:36 am
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can anyone please upload the pup?

i cant unzip on this pc.

#146 - misiozol - January 6, 2014 // 5:58 am
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metzen you are right and bit wrong , fat models have been NOR as well in fact all models from CECHHxx onwards are NOR

#145 - metzen - January 6, 2014 // 4:31 am
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Is your ps3 a phat or slim? Slim = NOR

The hard drive is held in by one blue screw on the slim. You need to first lift the small square covering on the bottom of your unit and then you will see it. Once you have removed that screw the front faceplate where the hard drive is slides out to the right.

Below is a video explaining the process:

Hope it helps and good luck

#144 - hishamage - January 5, 2014 // 6:39 pm
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first i think you should click restore default while in safe mode then reboot then click restore ps3 then use a downgrader pup file or a 4.53 cfw like mine or stevens or someones

#143 - w6rm0ng3r - January 5, 2014 // 1:25 pm
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Sorry, i searched and couldn't find the post

How do i rebuild the database, and if it comes to swapping hdd - how do i do that and how can i see if it's NOR?

#142 - misiozol - January 5, 2014 // 1:17 pm
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M8 just 2 posts lower is nearly same thing , why ppl go to 4.53 its pointless and bricks building up , try other 4.53 cfw , try rebuilt database , if console is NOR try swap hdd , otherwise is hardware flasher.

#141 - w6rm0ng3r - January 5, 2014 // 1:04 pm
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Hello everyone,

I updated my ps3 with HABIB's 4.53 CEX CFW update and my PS3 failed to update. Now it reboots every time into safe mode, and i have tried updating with any other CFW update, but it wont work.

Any suggestions on what to do? And how do i get my PS3 back into "normal" again?

Help will be very appreciated

#140 - StanSmith - January 1, 2014 // 8:29 pm
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My console AND account got banned because I went online with it. I did NOT play games online, just was on PSN with a CFW console and they banned me.

So if you want to risk going online to play backups its always your own risk. They will ban you for the smallest thing. As I said I did nothing just have CFW installed and got banned.

It was 3.55CFW that I had installed. The one that if you flashed OFW3.55 there was no proof a CFW was installed at all and they banned me.

#139 - infinity4 - January 1, 2014 // 5:26 am
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My PS3 is at the moment on Rebug 4.46. Is it possible to play online with an actually Custom Firmware like Habib 4.53?

I mean play with backups.