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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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#416 - PS4 News - December 19, 2012 // 2:52 am
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The best advice we can offer is simply to hold off buying mod products used to assist in running backups and wait for free PS3 scene solutions to surface... they always do, sure they may be 6+ months after the profiteers cash in but as they say patience is a virtue.

#415 - BerserkLeon - December 18, 2012 // 11:16 pm
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What ps3news posted seems to makes sense. I also find it funny that cobra ODE is being developed right after this xk3y for 360 comes out... isn't that amazing? Perhaps they're made by the same people.

Scene should be free. if you need a dongle to load this onto its not all that much better than the original cobra. Also find it amusing that he says the TB dongle and the cobra dongle are very similar, but he didn't notice this until after he 'swallowed his pride' and bought a dongle. Why didn't you notice that when you were diving through the dumps?

I initially thought PS3News was just being paranoid, but something does stink.

#414 - PS4 News - December 18, 2012 // 6:11 pm
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Today deank updated to multiMAN v04.16.04 and aldostools also updated to PS3 Tools Collection v2.0.54, which now includes the mmRAS PS3-to-PC Server application that allows users to control a connected PC via multiMAN.

Download: multiMAN v04.16.04 Update CEX (20121218) (2.57 MB) / multiMAN v04.16.04 Update CEX (20121218) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.16.04 Update CEX (20121218) (Mirror #2) / installPKG.pkg (486.47 KB) / PS3 Tools Collection 2.0.54

multiMAN 04.16.04 is available online now:

  • Improved speed when copying games/files from/to USB HDDs
  • Improved speed when copying games from PS3 Game Discs
  • Improved speed when copying/browsing folders via FTP (LIST/MLSD)
  • Added support for up to 99 pkg files in the [* Install Package Files] queue
  • [* Install Package Files] function will scan /dev_hdd0/PKGTMP and will MOVE the queued pkg files from this folder (saving HDD space by not copying to temp location)
  • mmOS will now honor the "Verify USB Games" setting when starting games from icons/shortcuts/game-folder
  • Scanning for active USB storage devices is now performed in the background and will speed up loading games on 4.xxCFW
  • Verifying games in now performed in the background (when possible) to avoid delays when loading games

The last one means that mM will scan your USB game folders in the background. It if manages to scan a game at least once you'll never be bothered with 'Verifying data...' again Along with the background scanning of usb devices it is now "Press [X] and game is loaded..."

I hope you like that... Let me know if you have any issues.

From aldostools: I just updated the mmRAS Server 01.01.02 with new features:

  • It now allows to configure a white list of allowed IP that can connect to your computer. (F6)
  • The server port can be configured from the popup menu on the system tray. (F2)
  • Minor optimizations in the code.
  • Added support up to 8 concurrent clients (clients can be multiMAN or mmRAS client for PC)

I also updated Bruteforce Save Data to version 1.3.3 with some suggestions from haru3173

#413 - smokyyuwe - December 18, 2012 // 5:09 pm
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It's about time. I'd really like to be able to play some backups of old PS2 games I have.

#412 - phuqt - December 18, 2012 // 2:49 pm
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Can we play games from nas now because it was a new feature in mm a few updates back only for cobra though, now that we have the payload we should be able to get this in a cfw

#411 - elser1 - December 18, 2012 // 2:07 pm
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good news. i really dislike these people and their dongle rip offs.

#410 - seeman - December 18, 2012 // 1:45 pm
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i hope rogero gets influenced by this to create a new cfw!!! with 431 keys... old packmanager... and the new cobra psp function...

i think sooner or later we will see this on our ps3...

#409 - StanSmith - December 18, 2012 // 1:23 pm
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I'm just hoping I can still use this dongle for something in the future instead of holding the door open with it. I'm wondering if I can flash it with Cobras firmware or can I flash it to use as a FSM dongle?

This OpenCobra payload sounds great, lets hope it can work with Rebug or other CFW firmwares.

#408 - PS4 News - December 18, 2012 // 1:07 pm
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Agreed, and sadly it's amazing how many people don't catch on to this recurring pattern through the years either

Max Louarn and Paul Owen have Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA) plug a product on his Divineo / Xecuter funded domains, cash in on it for several months from unsuspecting PS3 scene users, then it fades to black after an alias (ie NoDRM, etc) mysteriously cracks it and releases patches and so on to make it work without needing to buy their 'disposable' product any longer... ironically just in time for their next endeavor to get underway, rinse and repeat all over (they forget to wash, dirty gits )

Its amazing they have been able to get away with this con job so long, but I guess when they buy up scene devs in the process (ie deank, who to this day denies it only fooling himself LOL ) it ensures they have a constant influx of users to keep their customer base stocked and ready to plug new 'disposable' products again to. Welcome to the PlayStation 3 scene!

#407 - dsavage - December 18, 2012 // 12:50 pm
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who gives a crap about ode ? lol wtf.

this is not worthless... long as rogero or rebug can make a cfw with cobra built-in this will be pretty damn cool.

looking foward to it.