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September 25, 2012 // 11:05 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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#407 - dsavage - December 18, 2012 // 6:50 am
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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.

#406 - kalberto - December 18, 2012 // 6:43 am
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useless to crack it now, because cobra will be releasing ODE and TB was RIP.

#405 - PS4 News - December 18, 2012 // 5:45 am
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Following up on the PS3UserCheat and True Blue unnecessary DRM-infected dongles being hacked alongside zadow28's work, today PlayStation 3 developer oct0xor shared a video of his OpenCobra Payload which aims to render the current Cobra USB dongle from Max Louarn useless.

Below are the details from his blog, as follows: "First I am going to say that this is not going to be an article, just a first blog post and some info about my recent project.

Finally I got my hands on cobra it was quite a lot of time since I touched this last time. There was s good things happened since then eg. I reverse engineered usercheat and true blue, had done a lot ps3 and not ps3 related hacking. There was a bad things eg. BlueDiskCFW, lv0 leak, a lot of devs leave the scene...

Cobra was for me really "the last" thing I have to do.

The last time when I worked on this I didnt had a dongle, and all what I had was a dump by JaiCraB. I reverse engineered it as much as possible, figure out almost all tricks, encrypton and etc. And figuare out that it reads a lot of data from dongle, and I cant do much without dongle itself. Thats why I put this project to the back burner.

Well... I had never buyed anyone dongle, and I never was not going to. All my dongles was donated (thanks again ) but not that time.

it was hard for me to make this decision but a few days ago cobra finally shipped to me...

3 days and now its all over.

Security is good enough, but not without big security risks. But it still the best crypto/obfuscation what I had seen on ps3. Sony have something to learn from this guys, especially now.

Cobra / True Blue almost identical, have the same source code, if you ever hacked 1 thing, 2nd wouldnt be a problem. The main functionality, honestly, not changed since original jb. Thats a shame. Thats why I cracking them like nuts




On the fourth day I taked a decision to make my own "OpenCobra" payload. only clean code without drm and garbage, to be able to port it to any new firmware, and change/add features. It taked 2 days, 3000 lines of asm, and you had seen the result.

Atm it based on 4.1 payload, plans for future is check/add new features from 4.4/5.0. Port to a new firmware (if cobra will not do this for me), and realize all nice innovations from new version of psp emu, such as better emu accuracy, 3D and etc...

In video you had seen Payload Loader. Thats the all code it has:

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This tag related patches handled by mngr. So far I want to move it in payload. First I have to check how it handled in 4.4 / 5.0

Not sure yet when it will be released, if it will be, but we will see.

Keys!

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If this subject will be interested for people, maybe I will write a full article about True Blue / Cobra analysis and hacking.

btw: Me and ~ some psp mysterious dark figure ~ reverse engineered algo for generating valid psp isos back to jule. But saves and a lot of games dont work without patching. So cobra's patched emu much better there imho."

Below are some additional pics from his blog which simply states: Usercheat + Cobra = data, 0x38, 1);
_hexdump(" ECDSA R ", 0x38, s->R, 0x14, 1);
_hexdump(" ECDSA S ", 0x4C, s->S, 0x14, 1);
_hexdump(" ECDSA PUB", 0x60, s->pub, 0x28, 1);
_hexdump(" UNK ", 0x88, s->unk, 0x20, 1);
_hexdump(" OMAC ", 0xA8, s->omac, 0x10, 1);
_hexdump(" PADDING ", 0xB8, s->padding, 0x08, 1);
printf("\n");
}

/*!
* \brief Verify section.
* \param s Section.
* \param c Curve.
* \return Verify result.
*/
int verify_section(section_t *s, curve_t *c)
{
u8 hash[0x14];
u8 _R[21] = {0}, _S[21] = {0};

memcpy(_R + 1, s->R, 20);
memcpy(_S + 1, s->S, 20);

sha1(s->data, 0x38, hash);
ecdsa_set_curve(c->p, c->a, c->b, c->N, c->Gx, c->Gy);
ecdsa_set_pub(s->pub);
return ecdsa_verify(hash, _R, _S);
}

//Maybe you're lucky?!
int main()
{
dump_section("0_1", (section_t *)section0_1);
dump_section("0_2", (section_t *)section0_2);
printf("sig. 1 verified: %s\n", verify_section((section_t *)section0_1, (curve_t *)curve0) ? "yay" : "nay");
printf("sig. 2 verified: %s\n", verify_section((section_t *)section0_2, (curve_t *)curve0) ? "yay" : "nay");
printf("R_1 == R_2: %s\n", memcmp(((section_t *)section0_1)->R, ((section_t *)section0_2)->R, 0x14) ? "nay " : "yay ");
getchar();
return 0;
}[/code] While this is definitely interesting news, odds are it's just a ploy for the Cobra Team to release a new dongle that will be 'required' for their upcoming PS3 4.3x CFW unfortunately or the PS3 ODE in order to further line their pockets with PlayStation 3 sceners' hard-earned cash once again... as always, time will tell for sure.

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#404 - StanSmith - December 18, 2012 // 2:57 am
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I've downgraded back to MultiMan 4.13 and its so much smoother and faster. All 4.14-16 bring is slower, jumpier and buggier gui. All the problems I've been having recently have been due to the updates. DeanK can you revert the GUI back to how it was prior 4.14 as thats when the bugs started and it started to suck. I only have it on 8.4 and it is so much faster and smoother on 4.13. Go have a try yourself and see how slow and laggy its become.

#403 - PS6 - December 18, 2012 // 1:19 am
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thanks a lot, this is for 3.55?

#402 - PS4 News - December 17, 2012 // 8:41 am
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Today deank has updated multiMAN to version 04.16.03 which includes improved GUI / loading speeds among the changes below.

Download: multiMAN v04.16.03 Update CEX (20121217) (2.56 MB) / multiMAN v04.16.03 Update CEX (20121217) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.16.03 Update CEX (20121217) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.16.03 Update CEX (20121217) (Mirror #3) / multiMAN v04.16.03 Update CEX (20121217) (Mirror #4) / multiMAN v04.16.03 Update CEX (20121217) (Mirror #5) / v04.16.03 French Language by winch03200

Changelog: Here is the minor 04.16.03 update which will change your mM experience forever:

  • Improved overall speed of all functions and GUI
  • Data Test/Verify functions now take fraction of the time compared to previous versions
  • Improved 'Verifying data' of USB games by a factor of 50
  • Improved scan before copying a game/folder
  • Improved loading folders in mmOS
  • Improved just a bit deleting games/folders
  • Greatly improved loading content when browsing PS3 HDD/USB drives in game modes
  • Loading Retro ROM/Video/Photo and ISO folders while browsing PS3 HDD/USB is now about 15 times faster
  • Added "Friendly" name option in "Settings"/"Network Servers" for /net_host parties
  • Fixed over-scrolling when browsing through large number of entries
  • Increased max number of entries in game modes by 50% to 3072 (from 2048)
  • The first time you load this version it will take 2-3 seconds longer, but next mM starts will show the GUI in a split second.

The update for CEX/DEX/STEALTH is now available online.

p.s. A big "thanks" goes to all of you who supported multiMAN the last couple of months and before. Thank you!

Also this afternoon I added some more improvements:

  • 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)

#401 - StanSmith - December 17, 2012 // 1:48 am
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I think to play other formats and to play via LAN you need the dongle.

#400 - miandad - December 17, 2012 // 12:18 am
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guys any one know how to play games throw LAN with multiman?

#399 - tonyqc - December 16, 2012 // 5:02 pm
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Below is multiMAN version 04.16.02 UPD CEX (20121216) with the changes from deank as follows:

Download: multiMAN v04.16.02 UPD CEX (20121216) (2.57 MB) / multiMAN v04.16.02 UPD CEX (20121216) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.16.02 UPD CEX (20121216) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.16.02 UPD CEX (20121216) (Mirror #3) / multiMAN v04.16.02 UPD CEX (20121216) (Mirror #4) / v04.16.02 Arabic Language by HAIDER

There is a 04.16.02 version available online (cex/dex/stealth).

  • A show-off version so you can find out what speeds is multiMAN capable of

p.s. You will notice a great performance boost which affects nearly all mM functions (including copy/delete/verify/scanning for games/GUI/loading of images/coverart, faster remote-access, etc).

#398 - miandad - December 16, 2012 // 8:49 am
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thx but using mm_ras sharing folder any idea?