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March 24, 2011 // 3:24 pm - Today the next wave of PS3 dongles has started, enter the Cobra USB from Max Louarn of Divineo / Supreme Factory, which features the ability to run Blu-ray, DVD and PS1 game iSOs and PSP Mini games from the PlayStation 3 hard drive.

The PS3 USB device is slated for release on April 11 and currently requires v3.41 PS3 Firmware, however, it can downgrade from PlayStation 3 Firmware v3.50 with the related PDF guides and files available HERE.

From their official site linked above, to quote:

Cobra USB - The Ultimate PS3 USB solution features:

• ** Blu Ray Movie region free functionality
• ** Allows you to play Blu Ray movie ISO's from HDD
• ** Allows you to play DVD movie ISO's from HDD
• ** Integrated support to play PS1 game ISO's from HDD
• ** Integrated support to play PSP mini games from HDD
• ** Enjoy PS3 games with files >4GB on external USB HDD

• Supports FAT and SLIM PS3 consoles any region
• Supports versions up to 3.50 (console must be running 3.41)
• Play PS3 games from internal HDD
• MCU firmware and flash firmware updatable using easy to use free PC updater
• First class customer support and free regular firmware upgrades
• No need to open your console, just plug and play
• High quality components and materials used throughout
• Unique and built from scratch Cobra USB manager featuring slick U.I. and customized options with easy navigation
• Actel based encryption engine onboard to prevent device cloning
• Fast onboard 2 Mbyte SPI flash for firmware storage
• High quality onboard MCU
• Easy mode selection via switch (PC update, PS3 downgrader, regular PS3 device mode)
• Downgrader functionality included free of charge, allowing users to upgrade firmware to and from 3.41 at will
• Multi lingual user interface (English, Spanish and French as standard with more languages to be supported later)

** = World's first implementation

Cobra USB - PS3 Dongle Runs Blu-ray & PS1 iSOs and PSP Minis

Cobra USB - PS3 Dongle Runs Blu-ray & PS1 iSOs and PSP Minis

Cobra USB - PS3 Dongle Runs Blu-ray & PS1 iSOs and PSP Minis

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#189 - PS4 News - April 10, 2012 // 1:23 am
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Below are details from anonymous on IRC (via DemonHades - on using a USB drive as a Blu-ray drive to dump the entire RAM alongside the Cobra USB Payload 2 code leaked.

Using USB DRIVE as Blu-ray Drive:

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Using USB DRIVE as Blu-ray Drive:

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Dump entire ram when USB specific is introduced:
/* JaiCraB 14/07/2011 */
/* Plugin TheGrid: */
/* Dump entire ram when USB especific is introduced */
/* Private use to */
#include "defines.h"
#include "gccpch.h"
#include "ps3Utils.h"
#include "ps3FileSystemUtils.h"

void lv1dumplv1()
uint64_t Valor;
uint64_t x=0,i=0;

char internal_buffer[255];
unsigned char buffer_dump[0x400];
int result, fd;

for (i=0;i

#188 - PS4 News - March 15, 2012 // 7:00 am
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Here is the mmCM v04.02.04 (20120315) Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.02.04 Update (20120315) / mmCM v04.02.04 Update (20120315) (Mirror)

mmCM v04.02.04 Update (20120315) Changelog:

04.02.04 - (Stereo 3D related)

  • Fixed rare issue when launching video files from NTFS and /net_host (when file is >2GB and there is no space on /dev_hdd1)
  • Added support for playing video files (including AVI3D) from NTFS drives and remote /net_host servers
  • Returning from Stereo Player will fall back to standard 2D mode
  • Stereo files (avi3d) in 1920x1080 resolution are treated as SBS 960x1080 per eye (default)
  • Audio output uses Dolby Digital if available (for 5.1 AC3 audio)
  • Controls:
    [START] - Pause / Resume
    [RIGHT / LEFT] - Skip 120 sec forward/rewind
    [DOWN / UP] - Skip 10% forward/rewind
    [SELECT] - Toggle 4x fast-forward / normal playback
    [R3] - Toggles SBS and TB/OU modes if autodetection fails
    [CIRCLE] - Return to mM
    [TRIANGLE] - Exit to XMB
    [L1/R1/L2/R2] - Change L/R-eye color bias in anaglyph display mode

Finally, from zadow28:

Here is the Cobra-USB_PS3_Updater_v1_0.pkg unpacked and decrypted.

I named the eboot.bin cobra1.elf the eboot.bin decrypted:

The pkg extracted:

I've manage to sign the cobra1.elf with 3.55 keys:

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Here is the cobra eboot with 3.55 keys:

The strings from cobra.elf

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From CrashSerious: Case in point: (first 8 lines of the cobra driver)

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The device ID and Vendor ID should be useful eventually, but it's so easy to get I'm not sure it's worth mentioning. (Though, it is documented in the wiki.) The device GUID is simply a windows thing so the libusb drivers can be found in the registry, etc.

From lewy20041: Cobra PC update and Debugging Tools for Windows

I have used Debugging Tools for Windows when the proces cobraflash.exe were used to flash to dongle and here is the outcome to open this file you need to install Debugging Tools for Windows. maybe some one can look at this. there are wery interesting info about cobra update process on pc.. have fun.


Some of it:

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I used 7 zip on cobra.elf (, inside there are some more files without extensions.. ran it in ida pro and they are also regenized as PPC elf 64 and now the strings look little different:

From blazek566: Got this from the cobra1 file.. tell if its any good

Finally from zadow28: Been testing my new tracker on the cobraflash and got some visual results with big difference in security. you can see the results here.

first download:

small guide to open the visual files, then download the visual files:

just open the files with the guide. i would recommend cobratrack first. blue spot is start, and you scroll in with mouse. this is from start, too when i load the different images.

its show the way with fake loops, as they are in the software (encryption) the path. it speaks for themselves.


#187 - PS4 News - March 14, 2012 // 10:27 am
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Here is the mmCM v04.02.03 (20120313) Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.02.03 Update (20120313) (7.67MB) / mmCM v04.02.03 Update (20120313) (7.67MB - Mirror) / Two Stereo Samples in SBS and TB Format

mmCM v04.02.03 Update (20120313) Changelog:

  • Added experimental/POC support for frame-packed 3D video playback
  • Video files in AVI 3D format must be named with .avi3d (AVI3D) file extension
  • Supported formats:
    - DivX or XviD in AVI container (FourCC codes must be divx/DX50. When XviD codec is used, mM will change the IDs automatically)
    - SIDE-BY-SIDE 3D: 1920x 720 ( 960x720 frame per eye)
    - TOP-BOTTOM(O/U): 1280x1080 (1280x540 frame per eye)
  • Simple video controls in stereo player: [START] - Pause playback, [CIRCLE] - Quit playback, [UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT] - Adjustments for anaglyph mode
  • If TV set supports 3D video playback - 3D AVI files will be played back in 3D mode
  • If TV set does not support 3D video playback - 3D AVI files will be played back in red/cyan anaglyph mode (Red-Cyan glasses needed)
  • Two stereo samples in SBS and TB format (xvid_encraw used for encoding):

#186 - PS4 News - March 13, 2012 // 6:39 am
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Here is mmCM v04.02.02 (20120313) Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.02.02 Update (20120313) (7.50MB)

mmCM v04.02.02 Update (20120313) Changelog:

  • Added sort options in File Manager:
    -> SELECT+R2 changes sort order: name / date
    -> SELECT+L2 changes sort order: ascending / descending
  • Fixed overlapping of text entries in context menu in File Manager mode
  • Added function to change the font in File Manager mode by pressing [R3]
  • Exiting with {PS} button will save last state and options
  • Added custom commands to FTP (quit/restart the application and shutdown/restart the PS3)
  • Improved font rendering (faster and no more blue-tint artifacts)
  • Improved graphics rendering (no more GUI glitches

#185 - PS4 News - March 7, 2012 // 6:06 am
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Here is mmCM v04.02.01 (20120307) Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.02.01 Update (20120307) (6.56MB)

mmCM v04.02.01 Update (20120307) Changelog:

  • Improved FTP performance:
    -> 95% of theoretical speed over 100Mbit connection (send/receive)
    -> 90% of theoretical speed over 1Gbit connection (receive) (or 50% of max when sending to PS3)
  • Improved /net_host performance
  • Improved performance when copying files in File Manager mode
  • FTP test results:

When viewing the test results above you will see that this 'Minor Update for those who seek the fastest FTP performance on the PS3' infact will get it, as it beats all other 'homebrew' FTP apps like Blackbox, etc. hands down, no contest here.

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#184 - kombat75 - March 1, 2012 // 5:22 am
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Anyone know can i use the deank MM the latest version 04.02.00 ?? because previous MM i having now is the Team Cobra Releases mmCM v04.01.00 ...

Worry it will crash the MM or worst cannot even start the MM Later on after I install the deank MM ..

#183 - mdr3939 - February 29, 2012 // 8:24 am
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Please help !! I installed the latest version (full) of multiman, this went well but when loading the system freezes and shows a screen with a laughing face. When trying to remove this version aI end up with a corrupted icon in the list. I can't install an earlier version because system says that there is already the latest version installed.

How do I completely remove multiman and what can i do to get it working again. I'm on CFW 3.55.


#182 - PS4 News - February 29, 2012 // 7:44 am
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Today condorstrike has made available a Metro mmCM PS3 Theme for those interested with details below, as follows:

Download: Metro mmCM PS3 Theme

To quote via I took a couple of days off from working on Solar and got bored quickly, so I made an mmCM theme called METRO, 100% compatible with the latest version 04.02.00, but I really don't have time to make themes, so I won't be making any more...

#181 - PS4 News - February 28, 2012 // 5:55 am
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Below is another mmCM v04.02.00 (20120228) Full Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.02.00 Base (20120228) Update / mmCM v04.02.00 Base (20120228) Update (Mirror) / mmCM v04.02.00 Base (20120228) Update (Mirror #2) / mmCM v04.02.00 Full (20120228) Update / mmCM v04.02.00 Full (20120228) Update (Mirror)

28 - 02 - 2012 Changelog:

  • Added new display mode ("TMB" - Top Media Bar) to replace "Box-art" mode
  • Added new option in Settings - "Top Media Bar Color" to set user-defined color for top and bottom stripes in TMB mode
  • Added new background image in the original theme (TMBBG.JPG) for TMB display mode
  • Improved speed when copying files
  • Optimized memory usage (another 10MB of RAM available for operations)
  • Added support for scanning /dev_usb010 to /dev_usb099 for PSX/PS2/PS3/PSP/BD/DVD ISO files
  • Added four (4) new colors to SIDE/TMB color setting options and two options in COLOR.INI to set side/tmb colors from themes
  • Added function to "Quit to XMB" if [CIRCLE] (or [CROSS] if X/O swap is set in options) button is held pressed
  • Added visual slider indication when scrolling trough a lot of entries (XMMB, TMB and XBDM modes + when browsing devices)
  • Reminder for BD-Remote colored keys: RED - Quit, GREEN - Screen Saver, YELLOW - Restart, BLUE - To File Manager and back

#180 - PS4 News - February 23, 2012 // 8:43 am
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Below is mmCM v04.01.04 Full (20120223) for those with the Cobra dongle and the changelog, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.01.04 Base (20120223) (21 MB - showTIME, ps3NETSRV, lastGAME, bdRESET) / mmCM v04.01.04 Full (20120223) (296 MB - showTIME, ps3NETSRV, lastGAME, bdRESET, 1 motion background, 10 themes, 7020 game covers)

23 - 02 - 2012 - mmCM ver 04.01.04 Full Changelog:

  • Improved FTP transfer speed even more
  • Improved FTP compatibility with certain clients (wininet)
  • Improved "Game list (4x2)" display mode
  • Improved "Game list (poster)" display mode
  • Improved overall speed and stability and fixed some GUI glitches
  • Optimized memory usage (10MB more RAM available for operations)
  • Optimized caching procedure for game icons and backgrounds (ICON0/PIC1.PNG) - faster and less HDD space used
  • Added "Group Titles by Genre" option in the SIDE menu and changed the function of [SQUARE] button: now opens "Game Settings" menu.