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214w ago - 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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#583 - PS4 News - 87w ago
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Another update from Max Louarn and Gary Wayne Bowser (GaryOPA) as follows:

23 - 08 - 2013 - Cobra ODE News - PDF

Our download section have been updated with some instruction manual.


More languages version will follow.

The above picture of an Cobra ODE getting finalized in-place on a 4K Super-Slim model is taken from page 44 of this huge 46 page manual that is very well written and complete and it shows you how to install the Cobra ODE correctly in all the PlayStation 3 models from original PHAT models to the very latest 4K model.

#582 - mgkmgk - 89w ago
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Looks like I just missed the full Base version... is this just base + covers as I did grab a copy of Base c40mb? It seems the full version c130mb are rarely linked nowadays

#581 - exbaks - 89w ago
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great work as always thanks!!!

#580 - chiselfreak - 90w ago
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no worries at all mate, it is nice to help out people like you (and others) who give so much to a great forum like this. I hope you have better luck with multiman than me as i cant get it to boot any backups so i am using iris manager at the min.

#579 - elser1 - 90w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by chiselfreak View Post
elser i hope this helps you out.

thank you very much my friends. i also + rep'd you

thanks again. awesome!!

just finished downloading. really mate i can't thank you enough..

#578 - shinguki - 90w ago
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Awesome, Thanks for the link.

#577 - chiselfreak - 90w ago
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elser i hope this helps you out.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/6jcb3ib7s01q18r/multiMAN_ver_04.46.01_BASE_(20130707).zip

#576 - elser1 - 90w ago
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once again i need a mediafire link to 4.46 cex base please

#575 - elser1 - 90w ago
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can someone please upload a MEDIAFIRE link for the 4.46 cex multiman full base (the 131.78 mb) with all the extras as all these links seem dead.

massive thanks to anyone who can help me.been trying for days to get it now and just about ready to give up and stay on 3.55 lol

#574 - PS4 News - 90w ago
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Another update from PS3 scene profiteers Max Louarn and Gary Wayne Bowser (GaryOPA): Cobra ODE - Shipping This Week to Resellers

Cobra ODE is shipping to resellers this week.

At the same time we feel it necessary to bring to the public's attention that some competitors are spreading lies and attempting to bully customers into purchasing their products. We have remained pretty quiet on these issues until now. However when the competition stoops too low, then its time to set a few things straight

Firstly, to say that Cobra ODE will be "easily blocked" is a very untrue. From time to time an update may be required to our product to ensure best performance and compatibility. We fully expect to roll out frequent updates to our product, which is the very reason our hardware platform is upgradable.

Whilst the competition uses a different approach to us, and this may or may not be less visible to big brother, it is also less flexible and relies on a database of titles in order to play the desired ISO. If your desired ISO is not in their database, then you are unable to play it...

Cobra ODE does not have this restriction. You can play an ISO without the need for it to be in a database...

Furthermore, much noise is being made about wifi connectivity, which requires a wifi dongle on the competing product. Remote control via wifi and even bluetooth of our UI could be made possible in the future through a homebrew web server running on any PS3 (including 2K5/3K and 4k) via our ODE platform, without the need for a wifi dongle.

There are many reasons to purchase Cobra ODE, including the fact that we support both PATA and SATA consoles with a single device as opposed to a range of adapters, and not forgetting that we have an easier install on 2k5/3k and 4k consoles.

As for HW based AES encryption, we support AES encryption and decryption in hardware on our Smart Fusion device as well as a bunch of other neat features.

Cobra ODE is not a cheap device, granted. However one only has to look at the number and calibre of components used to realize that we offer a flexible, feature packed and versatile platform, which is what you'd expect from the Cobra Team.