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

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131w ago - 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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#302 - PS4 News - 126w ago
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We only mainpage the main ones, all the incremental mM updates are posted in this thread so hopefully people will continue to check it between major releases.

#301 - elser1 - 126w ago
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thanks boss and big thanks to deank!!

#300 - punyon - 126w ago
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Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer deank has updated multiMAN PS3 game backup manager to version 04.09.00 Base and Full (20121030) with the changes outlined below.

Download: multiMAN v04.09.00 Base (20121030) (30.40 MB) / multiMAN v04.09.00 Full (20121030) (273.03 MB)


More Mirrors:


  • Updated online covers database (also fixed Fifa13/Maiden/Dishonored covers)
  • Updated gameDATA3, lastGAME3 and bdRESET3 to support 4.30CFW
  • Updated showTIME to 04.01.208 (standalone PKG and showTIME for mM)
  • Added hidden option in options.bin "kid_protection" (to control access to settings/mmos)

For 3.41-4.30 CFW (CEX)

  • multiMAN ver 04.09.00 BASE
  • Showtime 4.1.208
  • bdRESET
  • gameDATA
  • lastGAME
  • stDISC

For 3.41-4.30 CFW

  • multiMAN ver 04.09.00 FULL (CEX) (8700 PSX/PS2/PS3 game covers, 2 motion backgrounds)
  • multiMAN ver 04.09.00 BASE (DEX)
  • Showtime 4.1.208 (CEX/DEX)
  • bdRESET
  • gameDATA
  • lastGAME
  • stDISC
  • RetroArch (CEX)
  • PC Applications

More PlayStation 3 News...

#299 - PS4 News - 127w ago
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Today PlayStation 3 developer deank has released multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (CEX) with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) / multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (Mirror #3) / multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (Mirror #4) / multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (Mirror #5) / multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (Mirror #6) / multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (Mirror #7) / multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (Mirror #8) / multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (Mirror #9) / multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (Mirror #10) / bdRESET lastGAME gameDATA [4.30CFW] multiMAN Add-On

Changelog 04.08.01:

  • Added support for 4.30 CFW
  • Added support for Standard and Hermes payloads for 4.30 CFW
  • Added support for BD-Mirror (External USB HDD) for 4.30 CFW
  • Updated 6 language files

#298 - G Sus - 127w ago
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this is probably a dumb question but all my psp games are backed up in cso format , is there anyway i can play them, on a ps3 rogero4.25cfw with multiman 4.08.00 no dongle ?

i have a fealing i already know the answer.. i've just found my answer lol N O

#297 - nazzier5463 - 127w ago
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just download from sendspace.. its allrite

#296 - wolegequ2012 - 127w ago
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What the use of PSP launcher? It can LOAD PSP ISO? I can play psp game on ps3?

#295 - Ozz465 - 127w ago
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thx to all involved, anyone have a mirror for the full version?

#294 - jokinau - 127w ago
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Thank you ALL for your GREAT work releasing this! AMAZING WORK!

#293 - PS4 News - 127w ago
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Cheers for the update punyon and +Rep!

Also below is Cobra USB update 5.0 info from the dongle (via Isleofdoom) not from the Beagle unit, but another method works so if you wanna have a crack at it here:


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