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Cobra PS3 USB Dongle Reversed by Zadow, Payload Development


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146w ago - Following up on the recent PS3UserCheat dongle hacking news, today PlayStation 3 developer zadow28 has updated his ongoing work with some reverse-engineering and payload development research on the DRM-infected Cobra PS3 USB dongle.

Download: Cobra USB Payloads and Other Essential Files (77.33 MB) / Cobra USB Payloads and Other Essential Files (Mirror) / Cobra USB Payloads and Other Essential Files (Mirror) / Cobra USB Update v1 (350.88 KB - place these in the Cobra-USB_PS3_Updater_v1_0\CBUP43210\USRDIR directory) / cipher.ppu.elf.txt (954.98 KB)

It's important to note that these files are not end-user friendly yet, work still needs to be done by those familiar with PS3 PPU / SPU coding in IDA Pro by other PlayStation 3 developers to further develop payloads for dongle-free PS3 scene solutions.

Finally, below are some recent related Tweets via Twitter (linked above), as follows:

If you cant uses the stuff i post carry on. as promised i post all i find compared to others. Like secrets Hens that work on 4.11

Its my findings regarding the cobra, lot off reversed, and decrypted. Shouldn't be any trouble porting this to any device

Ohh almost forgot one off the most important ones goes in the Cobra-USB_PS3_Updater_v1_0\CBUP43210\USRDIR

Don't think Dean is gonna be very happy.but but.

Just an little test off whats ill be sending tomorrow. will explain also there


Cobra PS3 USB Dongle Reversed by Zadow, Payload Development

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#152 - cfwprophet - 167w ago
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Uhmm... no it's more that kind that deank helped them with the cobra stick and it's also nearly on that team cobra. The files used are from dev_flash and just ported / modified. No offence meant to any one. But just think, deank knows about that stuff, he also knows about the emulators but his official mm would not be developed to a lv like the cobra stick mm use. But they use his source to make Cobra MM soooo... use your brain

#151 - DemonoidMaster - 167w ago
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Alright so if i undertand this properly... MultiMan's creator deank left the scene and now Team Cobra decided to pick this up and from now on they're doing the releases ?? wtf... anyhow also...

Users that are just using any kind of jailbroken PS3 can use this even if it's meant for the dongle ??

Is it a one version release only ? or is there one MM release for the dongle and one for the non-cobra users ?... because all i see is one link and its mirror link (both the same).

#150 - DeVil3o3 - 167w ago
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As far as I know Multiman has great compatibility with lots of ps1 games built in without any dongle required, Cobra are planning to support multidisk games too though which will be the only ps1 bonus to Cobra owners, if that gets released, it probably will, then the free scene will get it too not long after.. same old story!

#149 - Prince Valiant - 168w ago
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PSP/PSOne games as well, no?

#148 - hotd54me - 168w ago
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the only thing you'd really want the dongle for is to play your legally owned ps2 backups, well that's what i'd get it for anyway. otherwise, multiman and kmeaw is just as good!

#147 - Bartholomy - 168w ago
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Surely he 's using it without dongle. Guys, please, wake up. Without dongle, doesn't do nothing more than what old version always did plus a lil more tricks..

#146 - DeVil3o3 - 168w ago
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I cant really help much with that as im on Rebug 3.55. Some more info might help others figure it out, I assume you are using the new cmMM 4.00?

Do you have the Cobra dongle? does it happen EVERY time you exit MM or only with certain games mounted etc?

#145 - tommasi - 168w ago
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system crash exiting form MM can anyone confirm? running phat ps3 60GB KMEAW 3.55

#144 - smokyyuwe - 168w ago
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The way I see it, even if he did "sell out", at least this version of multiman works without the dongle so you can use it on kmeaw. To me that sounds more like the case of "this is the free version but with the pro you get these features", which, I'm perfectly fine with.

#143 - Transient - 168w ago
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Open Office is only one of many open source projects. It in itself is the combination of many other open source projects. There's literally millions of open source projects out there.

I don't fault deank if he decided to profit off Multiman. As far as I know, he contributed the vast majority of work to the project. If he solicited the help of others under the guise of open source and then turned around and sold it for a profit, then I'd have a different opinion, but as far as I know that is not the case. Would I prefer he continued with a free open source development? Of course.

Also, it's worth nothing that deank has denied allegations that he's working with Cobra. His past actions have given me no reason to believe he's anything but trustworthy. I agree the sudden stop of development appears suspicious, but there's many possible scenarios.

Maybe it's all coincidence and other factors in his personal life have stopped development. Unless you know deank personally, I don't think anyone has a right to doubt his claims. I can imagine many scenarios that he might not want to share with everyone (eg. cancer, dead relative, unemployed, etc) and it'd be terrible if people were giving him a bad name over purely circumstantial evidence.

I'm grateful for his past contribution as I know I'm entitled to nothing.







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