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September 25, 2012 // 9:05 pm - While everyone is awaiting further details on PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware 4.21 from the Red Power Team, today multiMAN was updated to version 04.06.00 followed by v04.06.01 adding PS3 4.21 CFW support among the changes outlined below.

Download: MultiMAN v04.06.00 / MultiMAN v04.06.00 (Mirror) / MultiMAN v04.06.00 (Mirror #2) / MultiMAN v04.06.01 / MultiMAN v04.06.01 (Mirror)

What's new in multiMAN 04.06.00:

  • multiMAN celebrates 2 years. CONGRATULATIONS!
  • Added support for 4.21CFW (CEX) (syscall 6-10 required):
  • "Standard" BD-Emulator option (sc36) (Hermes not supported yet)
  • Direct Disc Access (LV1&LV2 patched for Storage Manager access)
  • Raw access to optical media (PS1 backups & Showtime access to BD/DVD/CDs)
  • BD-Movie Region Changer
  • BD-Mirror for INT/EXT games

! Not fully tested with Red Power's 4.21CFW (Hermes payload used and syscall 1021 required)

What's new in multiMAN 04.06.01:

  • Added support for 4.21CFW (DEX) (syscalls 6-7 required):
  • "Standard" BD-Emulator option (sc36)
  • BD-Mirror for external / USB games

Finally, below are some related comments on the multiMAN v04.06.00 update as follows:

From Lightyear: multiMAN has supported 4.21 for a LONG time. now it's just CEX 4.21 support... it's really not that different. and deank releasing mm that supports 4.21 does NOT mean a completely 3rd party scene group is working on a new 4.21 CFW! they are not even working with dean... they have their own backup manager, according to their posts. *facepalm*

FWIW, multiman automatically worked on 4.21... dean didn't change anything to make that happen. someone just tested it out and realized it worked. just like PSX support. that was just a native thing that someone just "discovered" was working one day.

From deank: I see no mentions of DEX in the "What's new"/change log, quite the contrary. And - no - the mM update server is not hacked.

I just woke up and read some posts about some chinese shtty dongle for 4.21... Just to make it clear - the mM update has nothing to do with it and doesn't need a dongle if used with 4.21cfw. It is a pure speculation I guess, because there are a lot of people around who won't allow another dongle to surface anyway. I don't believe that their dongle (which I doubt it exists at all) will see the light of any day!

Why do you ask me about their stuff? I don't know any of them nor do I know what they're going to do. Someone leaked a file from their 'promo system' (the eboot.bin they use to launch that old multiMAN version), I took a look at it, I saw what patches they use for 4.21 and implemented some of them in mM and added syscall36. As simple as that - that way nothing is hidden in 'their system/manager' and is available in the regular public mM version. I know for sure that their firmware uses hermes because I saw how the payload and stuff is loaded in that leaked eboot.bin, hence I mentioned it in mM's changelog.

I already posted what I think few pages back. In addition to that - I think it will be a huge mistake if they decide to sell dongles.

I added some additional checks to make mM recognize when it is running on peek/poke-enabled 4.21CFW. Then it adds syscall36 just like it does on 3.55, which means that games should work without patching.

When asked why update MM to a hypothetical 4.21 his reply was quite arrogantly: Because I can, no other reason.

Also from deank when asked why 4.21 CFW support was listed if not fully tested yet: Ah, just don't tell me what and where I should put.

Finally a few weeks later he partially comes clean, revealing what used to be open source code and making the following statement for those interested.


MultiMAN v04.06.00 is Released, Adds Support for PS3 4.21 CFW

MultiMAN v04.06.00 is Released, Adds Support for PS3 4.21 CFW

MultiMAN v04.06.00 is Released, Adds Support for PS3 4.21 CFW

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#26 - SpaceAgeHero - May 15, 2011 // 4:48 pm
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Me too. I'm mostly interested in general .iso support.

#25 - barrybarryk - May 15, 2011 // 3:55 pm
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That's all kinds of awesome, I'll still wait for a free alternative though.

But PS1 and PS2 backup support is definitely a feature I've been waiting on for a while, given it only works with backwards compatible consoles it's pretty safe to say it uses the built in emulators and modifies gameOS to support loading the games in jailbreak mode. Definitely interesting how it uses .iso images and manages to avoid the reset problem.

#24 - SpaceAgeHero - May 15, 2011 // 3:34 pm
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They have updated! :-) PS2 .iso support coming.
14 - 05 - 2011

Support to load ps2 backups in iso format without the need of any other product will be added in revision 2.0 of the firmware and Cobra USB Manager. We're in the process of implementing this feature and expect to release 2.0 in 10-14 days. This feature applies only to models with backwards compatibility: CECHB01, CECHA01 and CECHE01.

12 - 05 - 2011

Samples are on the way to review sites and initial pre-orders have been shipped out already. Stay tuned for reviews worldwide.....

#23 - barrybarryk - May 13, 2011 // 1:05 am
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I've dropped it but I think its encrypted, though it's not really my area and I've been pretty drunk all day.

#22 - PS4 News - May 12, 2011 // 11:23 pm
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Here are the Cobra USB PDF guides and files if anyone is seeking to tinker with them...
Support to load ps2 backups in iso format without the need of any other product will be added in revision 2.0 of the firmware and Cobra USB Manager. We're in the process of implementing this feature and expect to release 2.0 in 10-14 days. This feature applies only to models with backwards compatibility: CECHB01, CECHA01 and CECHE01.

#21 - Wonderkik - May 12, 2011 // 10:26 pm
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What about PSX support in CFW?

#20 - iloveyou - May 12, 2011 // 8:50 pm
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On 3.55 WaniV2... you can start it... and you get back 2 XMB lets see... the fw update file is released too...

#19 - SpaceAgeHero - May 12, 2011 // 5:33 pm
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Cobra USB Manager has been released. Can someone get it to run without the dongle?

#18 - bitsbubba - April 16, 2011 // 12:57 am
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Seem like they're using a modified Gaia as their BM.

#17 - barrybarryk - April 16, 2011 // 12:51 am
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Well I think before we see a CFW that copies it (or patches for existing CFW) we'll probably see payloads for existing dongles that add the same features. The ISO mounting is interesting because replacing eboots in an iso (cobra requires 3.41) will be a major pain for a lot of people and a split iso will be an even bigger pain to manipulate.