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November 28, 2012 // 6:30 pm - Today PlayStation 3 developer deank has released MultiMAN v04.14.00 Base and Full updates for both CEX and DEX consoles which now includes instant plug-and-play NTFS-formatted HDDs, enhanced BD-mirror support and more with details below followed by multiMAN v04.14.01, multiMAN v04.14.02 and multiMAN v04.14.03.

Download: multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (34.79 MB) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror #3) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror #4) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror #5) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror #6) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror #7) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror #8) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror #9) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror #10) / multiMAN v04.14.00 BASE CEX (20121128) (Mirror #11) / multiMAN v04.14.00 Full (20121128) (291.65 MB) / multiMAN v04.14.00 Full (20121128) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.14.00 Full (20121128) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.14.00 Full (20121128) (Mirror #3) / multiMAN ver 04.14.00 FULL (20121128).part1.rar / multiMAN ver 04.14.00 FULL (20121128).part2.rar (Mirror #4) / multiMAN ver 04.14.00 FULL (20121128).part1.rar / multiMAN ver 04.14.00 FULL (20121128).part2.rar (Mirror #5) / multiMAN ver 04.14.00 FULL (20121128).part1.rar / multiMAN ver 04.14.00 FULL (20121128).part2.rar / multiMAN ver 04.14.00 FULL (20121128).part3.rar (Mirror #6) / multiMAN ver 04.14.00 FULL (20121128) (CEX/DEX) (Mirror #7)

Changelog: mM 04.14.00

Changes related only to 4.20-4.30 CEX/DEX CFWs:


  • BD-Mirror option now supports USB HDDs mounted as /dev_usb000 to /dev_usb127
  • BD-Mirror option uses different approach now and doesn't move the PS3_GAME folder of USB games and doesn't modify the mount table
  • After using BD-Mirror for USB games, the usb drive is still accessible in XMB (Video/Music/Photo/Saves)
  • Improved disc-less support with BD-Mirror option enabled

USB Ports issues:

  • When using more than one USB device mM will disconnect/reconnect them from/to the USB bus in the proper order
  • This fixes games that crash when started from USB when multiple devices are connected

NTFS/PFS usage:

  • It is now possible to use any NTFS usb drive without configuring its Vendor/Device IDs in USB.CFG
  • When switching to NTFS/PFS mode use only one USB HDD connected (mM supports up to 2 partitions: FAT32+NTFS, NTFS+NTFS, FAT32+FAT32)
  • To access the contents of NTFS drives use mmOS and /pvd_usb000 /pvd_usb001 (games from NTFS drives won't show in other display modes)


  • Better support for data CD/DVD/BD discs and improved "Enable Direct Disc Access" function
  • Improved BD-Mirror function for games on internal HDD
  • Games started from mmOS icons/shortcuts handle BD-Mirror/Ext.Game Data options properly
  • Online update server updated (5320 PS3 game covers and 3420 PS1/PS2 game covers)
  • Updated showTIME media player (for mM) to version 04.01.264
  • Updated 8 translation files

Install Package Files (standalone application):

  • Supports split pkg files named in the following format: filename.pkg.0 -> filename.pkg.63, filename.pkg.001 -> filename.pkg.064, filename.pkg.66600 -> filename.pkg.66663
  • Upon launch/refresh the following folders are scanned: /dev_usb***/, /dev_usb***/PKG, /dev_usb***/packages, /dev_hdd0/PKG, /dev_hdd0/packages
  • Updated stDISC application (better drive reset timing and support for 4.30CFW)
  • Updated gameDATA, bdRESET and lastGAME applications to support 4.30CFW
  • Updated showTIME media player (standalone) to version 04.01.264 (CEX/DEX)

The showtime version provided with mM as standalone acts as the build-in one so it returns to mM. If you wish to quit to XMB either use the official build or use {PS} button -> Quit to XMB.

About NTFS - if you previously configured usb.cfg just stick to it. Without USB.CFG only two partitions will be available - that's it.

MultiMAN v04.14.00 Base and Full (CEX and DEX) PS3 Update Arrives

MultiMAN v04.14.00 Base and Full (CEX and DEX) PS3 Update Arrives

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#434 - PS4 News - January 12, 2013 // 3:10 am
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Today deank returns with multiMAN v4.18.02 and v4.18.03 Updates available online with the changes outlined below as well:

Download: multiMAN v04.18.02 (20130112) (5.77 MB) / multiMAN v04.18.03 (20130112) (5.77 MB) / multiMAN v04.18.03 UPD (20130112) (Mirror)

multiMAN 04.18.02 / 04.18.03 update is available online:

You can update now to 04.18.03. Update is available online and in the web column.

  • Changed method for scanning of control-info for eboot.bin/self/sprx files
  • [* Install Package Function] won't allow adding the same PKG twice and allows 'deselecting' when "Standard" method is used

There are some other changes/improvements, too. Includes CEX/DEX/STEALTH updates.

p.s. Have in mind that the change/fix for checking if games require higher firmware will make mM scan ("Verifying data...") your games at least once.

Update: You can update now to 04.18.03a. Update is available online and in the web column. There are some other changes/improvements, too. (Added later)

Download: multiMAN v04.18.03a Update (20130114) (5.78 MB)

  • When on-screen-keyboard (OSK) is used and user cancels the entry mM will not accept the entered text
  • Created proper ring-buffer for mp3 playback which should mean no more glitches/pauses of the music
  • Restored support for GLC3.PNG for themes in 8x4 mode
  • Increased screenshot JPEG quality to 90% and 1MB buffer size

Includes CEX/DEX/STEALTH updates.

p.s. Have in mind that the change/fix for checking if games require higher firmware will make mM scan ("Verifying data...") your games at least once.

#433 - PS4 News - January 10, 2013 // 2:36 am
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Today deank has made multiMAN v4.18.01 Update available online with the changes outlined below as well:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.18.01 UPD (20130110).zip (6.30 MB)

multiMAN 04.18.01 update is available online:

  • Greatly improved graphics rendering (visuals) when mM is used in 480p/576p/720p
  • Browsing Blu-ray, AVCHD and DVD-Video discs from the BD/DVD icon in Video column now works
  • Removed duplicates of BD/AVCHD/DVD-Video entries in the Video column
  • Fixed mouse-control when mmOS is the first display mode after mM starts
  • Toolbox/IPF from /app_home will be activated when you quit mM on 4.30 Rogero CFWs (not if you load a game)

Includes CEX, DEX and STEALTH updates. Update is also available for download from the WEB column.

#432 - Zer0z - January 7, 2013 // 2:58 pm
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thanks for the full version link!!

#431 - PS4 News - January 5, 2013 // 3:40 am
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Today deank has updated multiMAN to version 04.18.00 (20320105) followed by 04.18.00a (20320105) and (20130106) with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: multiMAN v04.18.00 (20320105) (29.32 MB) / multiMAN v04.18.00 (20320105) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.18.00 (20320105) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.18.00a (20130105) / multiMAN v04.18.00 Base (20130106) (104 MB) / multiMAN v04.18.00 Full (20130106) (299 MB) / Showtime v4.1.368 CEX and DEX for MultiMAN

MultiMAN 04.18.00, 04.18.00a (20320105) and (20130106) are available for online update (and also in the WEB column)

The zip includes CEX and DEX updates and the BASE STEALTH.

  • Added support for downloadable packages/files in the Web column
  • Fixed some minor issues (rename/delete) when using "Game Settings" menu (after using L1/R1 to switch games)
  • Reworked some core functions and improved mM's performance even more
  • Added back "Install Package Files Method" to Settings for 4.30 firmwares
  • Removed pulsing of the currently selected entry (works better with some fonts)
  • "Game Settings" menu now loads faster
  • If the background game-verification didn't complete and you had to wait for "Verifying..." it will now happen only once per game. The result of the verification is now remembered

I rewrote and optimized a lot of functions in this version and you will notice the difference.

multiMAN ver 04.18.00 BASE (20130106) Contents:

  • multiMAN ver 04.18.00 BASE CEX (20130106).pkg
  • multiMAN ver 04.18.00 BASE DEX (20130106).pkg
  • multiMAN ver 04.18.00 BASE CEX STEALTH (20130105).zip
  • bdRESET4.pkg
  • gameDATA4.pkg
  • installPKG [SingStar Replacement].pkg
  • installPKG.pkg
  • lastGAME41.pkg
  • Showtime 04.01.307 [CEX].pkg
  • Showtime 04.01.307 [DEX].pkg
  • stDISC3.pkg
  • c2d
  • genGP3
  • ps3netsrv
  • rcp_bdemu
  • split4G

p.s. If you download from the WEB column you can go to mmOS and browse to /dev_hdd0/packages and double-click the .zip file. It will be unzipped and you can install the desired version by double-clicking the .pkg.

p.s.2 Both BASE and FULL include AIOMOD.BIN so if you want to get rid of it - delete it like you did before.

  • multiMAN ver 04.18.00 FULL CEX (20130106).pkg
  • Everything from the BASE package (without the PC apps) plus:
  • 6 themes
  • 2 motion backgrounds
  • 5606 PS3 covers
  • 3426 PS1/PS2 covers

#430 - PS4 News - January 5, 2013 // 2:12 am
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Today Max Louarn's Cobra USB Team have announced that PS3 CFW v4.30 is incoming for DRM-infected dongle users with details below, as follows:

Update: Due to the quality of the PCB boards not being good, the ODE is being pushed back till Mid March.

05 - 01 - 2013

Cobra-USB CFW 4.30+ News

Cobra users will be pleased to hear that the Cobra USB CFW 4.30+ is currently being BETA tested. We are pleased to confirm that the PS1, PS2, PSP and all other Cobra USB features have already been integrated into our CFW.

Thanks to all Cobra users for their patience and support. Please note that PS2 games on non backwards compatible machines is no longer supported, since this functionality was removed in 4.30 OFW.

The download link will be available in few days for all Cobra-USB users.

Cobra ODE is THE optical drive emulator for PS3! In the past Cobra brought ground breaking features and unparalleled support to the PS3 scene with its Cobra USB dongle.

Now we're back with the Cobra Optical Drive Emulator for PS3. Run game and movie ISO's from any PS3* without the need to restrict your console to running on a CFW. This brings freedom of choice for the SEN, original games and functionality of the Cobra ODE without hassle or complication. A switch allows user to toggle between use of the original BD drive or the emulator.

Stocks of Cobra ODE will start shipping next month (February)

Category : PS3 ODDE
Producer : Cobra-Team (Max Louarn of Divineo / Supreme Factory)
Stockstatus : RESERVE
Shipping weight : 0.100 kgs.

Your price / pcs. :
78.00 USD
250+ pcs : 77.00 USD / pcs.
500+ pcs : 76.00 USD / pcs.
1000+ pcs : 75.00 USD / pcs.


  • Compatible with all PS3 models including phat/slim and super slim (SATA/PATA), on exploitable consoles.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Work is in progress for key extraction on non exploitable consoles.
  • Emulation support for PS3 ISO's (PSX and PS2 supported on BC consoles)
  • Works with any current Sony OFW and third party CFW's
  • Active emulation mode or pass through mode
  • High speed ARM MCU onboard
  • Two high speed FPGA's on board powering emulation engine
  • 256 Mbytes SDRAM onboard
  • Supports USB hard drives
  • Supports external UI commander (included)
  • All FPGA logic and MCU's onboard are fully upgradable ensuring maximum flexibility in the future, via built-in update mechanism
  • Direct dumping of games from disc to ISO format on HDD (will be supported in future firmware update)

What's included in the box?

  • Cobra ODE main board
  • (Supports all PS3's/regions/current models all PHAT, 20xx, 21xx, 25xx, 3xxx and 4xxx series)
  • Connection cables
  • UI Commander
  • Adapter PCB assemblies for 2k5-3k models and 4k models

Update: Cobra ODE, shipping February 2013! The Cobra Team are famous for their Cobra USB device which brought tons of unique features to the PS3 scene!

Now we're proud to announce the imminent release of our Cobra ODE device, which again will be at the forefront of cutting edge innovation for PS3 users.


  • Play all PS3 games
  • Play PS2/PS1 games on backwards compatible consoles
  • Solderless installation on all FAT consoles and 20xx/21xx SLIM consoles
  • Easy and fast installation for 25xx series SLIM, 3000 series SLIM and 4000 series SUPER SLIM consoles
  • Supports all current OFW and CFW's
  • OSD selection of ISO's
  • UI commander included
  • Easy selection of Emulation and pass through modes
  • Flexible and powerful embedded OS
  • High speed ARM and onboard FPGA's are updatable via inbuilt updater mechanism
  • Movie ISO's supported
  • Additional hardware interface included to support future hardware addons, giving user maximum flexibility

**** Designed by the team who brought so many firsts to the scene!
*** 3000 series SLIM and 4000 series SUPER SLIM hardware supported from launch
* Manufactured at a high tech facility = superb quality

Models supported:

  • One hardware revision supports all.
  • Our hardware has been designed to both fit inside and interface with the Super Slim version of the consoles, as well as the SLIM and older FAT systems.
  • If you upgrade at any time from a FAT to a SLIM or a Super SLIM, then there's no need to buy a new device....
  • Support for the newer consoles such as 25xx, 3xxx and 4xxx to run ISO's will be included at release.

Game Ripping:

  • Functionality will be added shortly after release of the device via a firmware update.
  • Ripping speed will be almost as fast as that reached by connecting drive to PC and users will benefit from the convenience of a hassle free game ripping experience! Rip games directly on PS3 to an external USB HDD in ISO format.
  • Additionally we will provide a PC app at time of release of the product to market which allows conversion of JB game dumps to ISO format, so users can simply download games from the net and convert them with our app. The app will patch additional data required to create necessary ISO format.

From deank of the Cobra Team: The EBOOT.BIN (and other .self/.sprx files) for disc games are signed as regular non-NPDRM executables (like RELOAD.SELF, SHOWTIME.SELF included in mM/RetroArch/etc).

If mM is started via ISO on OFW + ODDE it will have exactly the same functionality as it had on 4.xx OFW DEX few months ago.

If they release a tool to convert a folder to a proper ISO then you can pack any homebrew which is properly written and path-independent. If the homebrew requires access to the PS3 filesystem for temporary storage (like saving/reading settings, caching stuff) it will have to create a proper game-data folder for itself and work with that path (basically the app must follow the standard ps3 conventions for disc games). mM already has this support for over an year when I experimented with discBOOT and burned a disc with multiMAN as a game.

Here is an example of how a converted homebrew looks (in this case mM):


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You'll still have to convert your games to ISO files. I already mentioned that in such environment mM would behave like on OFW DEX (no peek/poke and other stuff), but it would still allow for launching Showtime, RetroArch, copying stuff from/to network, FTP... I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Finally, from naehrwert: Have fun decrypting EID4 ('drive key') on non d/g models

#429 - draken - January 3, 2013 // 10:47 am
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deank, keep up the good work. Just some quick questions about backing up games to bluray:

1) Can I burn the game folder as data blu ray using imgburn to the root, or do I need to put in a special directory like /Games(z) etc.
2) Can Multiman recognize multiple games? In essence, using a blu ray media as a small external hard drive?
3) Are there any compatibility issues with some games..or most seems to work fine?

Any help is appreciated. I wanted to backup the games on blu ray, but media is expensive so I didn't feel like wasting media.

#428 - rodq - January 2, 2013 // 4:06 pm
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You need multiMAN 04.10.00 BASE CEX with DUMMY_BDEMU.

#427 - Lanceris5 - January 2, 2013 // 3:49 pm
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Can somebody help me with my ps3 rebug 4.21, with broken bdrom? The problem is that when i take a game from ext HDD with multiMAN, the game goes blank, and the multiMAN quits to XMB, but when i take the app_home , the ps3 goes blank again and do nothing...

#426 - wilson74 - December 31, 2012 // 3:29 pm
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Cobra said around a month a go they would have new firmware! Where is it?

#425 - amareladex - December 31, 2012 // 1:58 pm
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i have downloaded this update... and i have choice to install pkg up cex... and its saying that i have not installed totally multiman... ( graphics trobles etc)

whats wrong.. whats missing me? i'm on rogero cex 4.30 v2.03 with update... i'm dump for real ... plz anyone can tell me whats missing me??? thanks