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January 12, 2012 // 10:20 pm - Today MultiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) version 04.00.00 has been released, and those interested in updating multiMAN without the DRM-infected dongle can now do so as is it not required for non-Cobra multiMAN functionality on the PlayStation 3 console.

Download: multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Update (20120112) / multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Full (20120113) (184.72 MB) / multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Full (20120113) (Mirror - 184.72 MB)

Previously multiMAN developer deank stated to the PlayStation 3 scene that he was not in bed with Cobra (aka Max Louarn), however, some PS3 developers such as CrashSerious appear to think otherwise, to quote via Twitter:

"Huge thanks to deank for leaving the scene and selling out to Cobra [/satire]"

Below is the multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Full (20120113) changelog, as follows:

13 - 01 - 2012

  • Added support for jpg/png covers for BD/DVD ISO files in "Coverflow" mode
  • Added PIC1.PNG/SND0.AT3 (background image and music) support to lastGAME and "PSP Launcher" for PSP ISO files
  • Improved performance when extracting CSO to ISO and when creating ISO files from folders
  • SIXAXIS gyroscope affects screensaver mode (wave/tilt the controller to navigate the starfield)
  • Improved "Coverflow" display mode
  • Added preparations for experimental support for multi-disc PSX games in CUE+BIN or ISO format for up to 4 discs. ("Required Cobra USB/FW update will be announced when PSX multidisc support is available")
  • mmCM 04.00.00 will work without CobraUSB dongle connected (click HERE for more information). New mmCM users will have to install mmCM 04.00.00 FULL version..

Changelog for non-Cobra users updating from multiMAN 02.09.02 to multiMAN/mmCM 04.00.00:

  • Added function "Create ISO from folder"
  • Support for *.0/.31, *.001/.032, *.66600/.66631 split file formats
  • Join split files in file manager (select and copy the first file to get the rest joined)
  • New display mode "XBDM" - XBOX Dash Clone
  • Added option "Detect Game Title in ISO Images" to allow using ISO filenames and *not* scan for game names in local database
  • Improved scanning for retro roms/iso and covers (populating the Retro column)
  • New THEME format (.thm). One theme - one file. Easy installation within multiMAN/mmCM without going to XMB to install theme pkg files.
  • mmTM - Easy to use PC application to create thm files from folders (separate download).
  • multiMAN/mmCM will try to read disc volume labels and display in VIDEO column (BD/DVD entry) and in other display modes.
  • Added indication (rotating refresh icon next to the column icon) when multiMAN/mmCM is loading/extracting title thumbnails (XMMB mode)
  • Added pop-up notifications when new versions of multiMAN/mmCM and Showtime are available for download
  • Added pop-up notification when running low on disc space (less than 1GB on internal HDD)
  • Added pop-up notification when multiMAN/mmCM successfully connects to nethost folders during startup (/net_host# in File Manager)
  • Added support for downloading themes in a background thread (pop-up messages will notify user when download starts and completes)
  • Added support for copying big (4+GB) files in File Manager to USB drives. multiMAN/mmCM will split source file when copying to USB.
  • Changed option "Link Video Library to Showtime" - it will only create links for XMB Video files, but will not start Showtime
  • Added shortcut (virtual folder) "XMB Video Files" when browsing HDD/USB drives in VIDEO column
  • Added "Showtime Font Preference" option to select 10 different fonts for SHOWTIME media player (GUI and Subtitles)
  • Added support to extract PSP CSO (compressed ISO) files in XMMB/XBDM display modes and File Manager (extracted image is saved in /dev_hdd0/PSPISO)
  • Added shortcut to ISO folder when browsing external USB devices (PSP connected with memory stick /ISO folder, containing CSO and ISO files)
  • Added music playback fade-out when leaving multiMAN/mmCM
  • Added download progress indication in XMMB/XBDM modes - Web column. An entry will show current download filename and percentage of completion.
  • Added TextViewer in File Manager (supported files colored in light blue). Supports viewing of ANSI/UTF plain text files.
  • TextViewer controls: L1/R1 - PageUp/PageDown, L2/R2 - zoom out/in (50%-250%), R3 - change font, UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT - scroll/pan, L1/R1+SELECT - skip to start/end of file
  • Added support for browsing Video, Games, Favorites and Retro (ROMS/PS1/PS2/PSP) in "Coverflow" display mode. Change content mode with UP/DOWN.
  • Improved performance when extracting CSO to ISO and when creating ISO files from folders
  • SIXAXIS gyroscope affects screensaver mode (wave/tilt the controller to navigate the starfield)
  • Improved "Coverflow" display mode

MultiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00, No Dongle Required

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#194 - SwordOfWar - June 1, 2012 // 1:04 am
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I just hope the new mmOS feature doesn't make transferring video files to my PS3's HDD more difficult (more steps) since that is my current main/only function for it during the past several months.

So, for that to happen, let's hope that currently open windows/directories get saved on exit and appear on next use.

#193 - PS4 News - June 1, 2012 // 12:43 am
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Following up on the previous Cobra mmOS multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) updates, today condorstrike has made available the mmCM v04.03.00 changelog alongside mmOS PS3 File Manager functions detailed below.

Download: mmCM v04.03.00 Base (20120531) (24.63MB) / mmCM v04.03.00 Full (20120531) (293.93MB) / mmCM v04.03.00 Base (20120531) (Mirror) / mmCM v04.03.00 Full (20120531) (Mirror)

To quote from (linked above) and via on the changes:

04.03.00 -

  • Added support to launch DVD-Video titles (disc/folder format) from mmOS and other display modes (Showtime Media Player required)
  • Added support to load DVD-Video movies in ISO format from DVDISO folder (Showtime Media Player Required) (for non-Cobra Firmwares)
  • Added option to override SBS/TB modes in stereo player for .avi3d video titles (with L3/R3)
  • Changed: File Manager is replaced by a new powerful and memory efficient engine (mmOS) to resemble desktop environment

mmOS features:

  • Uses just 1-2MB of RAM (about 10-15 times less than the old File Manager mode), intuitive and faster
  • Desktop + Taskbar + 7 Windows + Desktop Shortcuts + Clock + Tray + Clipboard
  • Clipboard and each window support up to 4096 entries
  • Window properties: minimize, restore, close, move, sort contents by name/size/date (asc/desc), fast scroll in rows and pages
  • Window history: 16 path levels deep (forward and backward), window state and current scroll/cursor position
  • Window contents: content icons/names/size/date, status bar, header, scrollbar
  • Window actions (single click/tap): single/multiple entry selection
  • Window actions (double click/tap): start music playback, image viewer, hex/text viewer, launch executable files (.self/EBOOT.BIN), play video titles (standard 2D and AVI3D), play DVD folders/ISO, direct-boot or load "folder/jb" games, load Blu-ray/DVD-Video/PS3/PSP/PS2 ISO files and BIN+CUE PSX images, load AVCHD video folders, mount folders to install PKG files, install themes and launch PSX games from CD-R discs (when DDA mode is enabled: PSX.EXE/SYSTEM.CNF/ps1_*emu.self)
  • Taskbar actions: minimize/restore a window, minimize all, change active window
  • Context/command menu functions: Copy (copy selected entries to clipboard), Cut (copy selected entries to clipboard; entries will be deleted after "Paste"), Paste (paste clipboard contents), Paste as ISO (create an ISO file from a single folder selected with "Copy"), Delete, Rename, Properties, Create New Folder, Create Shortcut, Shadow for PKG game (when a PS3_GAME folder is selected from a game under /dev_hdd0/GAMES), Activate BD-Mirror (when a PS3_GAME folder is selected from a game under /dev_usb***/GAMES), Eject Disc, Open in HEX Viewer, Refresh Net Host
  • Added option in "Settings" - "Swap Sticks In mmOS - Change actions of Left and Right Sticks in mmOS."


  • Right Stick - Move mouse pointer (can be changed to Left Stick in Settings "Swap Sticks in mmOS")
  • Left Stick - Move active window (can be changed to Right Stick in Settings "Swap Sticks in mmOS")
  • LEFT/RIGHT - One directory level back (history) / forward
  • UP/DOWN - Scroll up/down window contents
  • L2/R2 - (PgUp/PgDn) Scroll window contents in pages
  • CROSS - (single tap) Select/Deselect entry
  • CROSS - (double tap) Execute/View/Play/Open folder
  • CIRCLE - (right click) Open command/context menu
  • SQUARE - (ALT-TAB) Switch active window
  • SELECT+(CROSS double tap) - Open folder in new window
  • SELECT+(CIRCLE) - (ALT-F4) Close active window
  • SELECT+(SQUARE) - (F5) Refresh active window
  • SELECT+(UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT) - Move mouse pointer (useful with BD-Remote Controller)

Finally, below is how to launch PSN games via multiMAN for those interested from sealhealy (via

Launch PSN Games from multiMAN like any other PS3 backup:

1. Install your PSN package game like you normally would
2. In multiman go into file manager and navigate to /dev_hdd0/game
3. Find the corresponding game folder to the game you just installed eg. 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell HD' = NPEB00527
4. Copy this folder to your USB game folder /dev_usb000/GAMES
5. Now rename the copied folder to something meaningful eg./dev_usb000/GAMES/NPEB00527 becomes /dev_usb000/GAMES/[Splinter Cell HD]-NPEB00527
6. Inside the [Splinter Cell HD]-NPEB00527 folder create a new folder called PS3_GAME eg. /dev_usb000/GAMES/[Splinter Cell HD]-NPEB00527/PS3_GAME
7. Now move all files inside /dev_usb000/GAMES/[Splinter Cell HD]-NPEB00527/ into the PS3_GAME folder.
8. Go back to your Game list and refresh it, the new game will appear
9. Mount the game
10. When kicked back to XMB start the game from App_home not the disc icon


  • You don't always need to copy all files sometimes just creating the file structure and copying the eboot.bin and param.sfo is enough.
  • I also think the reverse maybe true for some other games that don't work copying only eboot.bin eg. leave behind only eboot.bin param.sfo TROPDIR in the /dev_hdd0/game folder.
  • Creating a shadow copy of the USRDIR may also work? Nope

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#192 - HeyManHRU - May 19, 2012 // 4:44 pm
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It's about time MultiMan Manager become it's own OS. I wonder if it will have an inbuilt browser in the near future though, never like the PS3 one.

#191 - Roach95 - May 19, 2012 // 12:56 pm
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#190 - PS4 News - May 17, 2012 // 9:38 am
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Below are some details on the upcoming Cobra mmOS and multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) updates from Gary Wayne Bowser aka GaryOPA (via as follows:

It has been very silent recently in 'mmCM' updates, but we have good news today, developers behind 'Team Cobra' have contacted us and shared with us what they been working on since March, and it is is awesome, basically a full featured desktop enviroment called 'mmOS' to replace the old multiman file manager.

Click on the above picture, for a jaw-dropping HD screenshot of 'mmOS' in action, and after your jaw lifts off the keyboard, see below some of it's features:

  • supports 8 windows with up to 4096 entries per folder
  • double-click to launch video/music/picture/games...
  • single-click to multiple-select for copy/move
  • desktop icons for fast access to various options/functions
  • (shortcuts for showtime, games, themes, user created shortcuts)

This is just a hint of what is coming in the next big update, so we can't wait to see 'mmOS' all completed and fully in action with its many new jaw-dropping features on our PS3 consoles, and it might not be too long either as the developers are hinting at before this month's end for a big release, so this is already heating up to be nice hot summer for us Jailbreak Sony PS3 owners!

#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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