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August 4, 2012 // 1:30 am - Today PlayStation 3 developers mysis and eussNL on the Wiki have posted a method to get the PlayStation 2 (PS2) Software Emulator working on 3.55 CFW without a DRM-infected Cobra USB dongle for all PS3 Fat and Slim consoles.

Download: PlayStation 2 (PS2) Software Emulator Files for PS3 3.55 CFW / PlayStation 2 (PS2) Software Emulator Files for PS3 3.55 CFW (SRC)

To quote: Getting PlayStation 2 Software Emulator working

Method (on Firmware 3.55, without! Cobra-USB Dongle or Downgrade) for all consoles (fat & slim).

1. Replace following files on your consoles /dev_flash/ with the ones included in this archive p3dwik-ps2compatfiles.rar
2. Get into Factory Service Mode (FSM Tool/Dongle)
3. Insert your Original PS2 Game Disc
4. It will run.

Note: Backups won't work. You're getting the compatibility of the 2.60 software emulator with all of its bugs.

A possible compatibility lists:


PS2 Compat. flag

All consoles have hardware information. In GameOS you can call Lv2 Syscall 393 (0x189) sys_sm_get_model to get your consoles information. In Lv1/Hypervisor its in the repository nodes sc 0x5B lv1_get_repository_node with Parameters "sys","hw","config" usually noded as "sys.hw.config#0" or something.

Result examples:

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In binary formation:

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XMB checks this flag and if == 0, it will give following message: "This model of the PS3 system is not compatible with PlayStation 2 format software."

Those interested in running PS2 games on their PS3 console may also wish to check out the previous Open PS2 Loader v0.8 for PS3, PS3 USBLD Loader Source Code and USBAdvn Patcher and PS2 HDD Support & Discless ELF Launching from PS3 XMB articles as well.

Finally, in released news IngPereira has made available a PS2 DEX Boot 4.11 4.20 (Test) and below is also a PS3 EVO 1.0 video and release details by SONIC_BH for those interested, as follows:

Hi I just make a debug app that use some syscalls to do a reset into PS2 Lpar like boot_ps2 does, it should work on dex 4.11 or 4.20 but in these fw there is ps2 netemu instead of softemu so i need someone with an original disc of playstation 2 inserted on bd-drive and launch this test app and see what happens.

I am on 4.11 DEX but i don't have any original disc from PS2... This is basically the same thing that boot_ps2 does on 3.55 but there is a new emu file on dex 4.11 or 4.20 introduced on 3.70 with the use of PS2 Classics on PSN... This is not brick-risk, thanks to anyone who help me with this. Greetings...

1st - Download the file
2nd - Copy the file PS2 Evo v1.0.pkg to the root of a USB drive formated in FAT32
3rd - Install the .pkg from *Install Package Files*
4th - Insert a original PS2 disk on the BD
5th - Run the app and enjoy

PlayStation 2 Software Emulator on 3.55 CFW Without Cobra USB

PlayStation 2 Software Emulator on 3.55 CFW Without Cobra USB

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#1274 - windrider42 - November 2, 2015 // 10:44 pm
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The dongle won't work on OFW. It can be used to put the PS3 into FSM though.

Since 2 years ago, the source code was released for the Cobra USB dongle, and developers created COBRA 7.00 (unofficial) Released & Implemented into Rogero 4.46 v1.00, and since them many Cobra CFW have been developed with no dongle being needed.

#1273 - PS4 News - November 2, 2015 // 10:27 pm
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I merged your post into our ongoing thread, and to answer your question all the related files can also be found within it but to save some time searching here is a link to all of the attached files of this thread:

This is the last news from their site as well:

Based on that, chances are if they plan to push new products they will probably renew their domain or get the site back online soon anyway.

#1272 - SSVegeta4511 - November 2, 2015 // 9:34 pm
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does anybody have the newest custom firmware for the ps3 cobra usb dongle and all the files for it? and the files for the pc for it as well since the website to cobra is not up anymore.

and did anyone ever make a custom firmware for it that it will work on the newest ofw by chance??

#1271 - Pereb - October 15, 2015 // 4:12 am
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Quote Originally Posted by gshadow1987 View Post
maybe a stupid question but do i need ODE for a PS3 Super Slim or is there anything to join the CEX/DEX Club without? Has anyone a good link or tip for a tutorial?

Unfortunately, no CFW possible for CECH-3000 and up (and CECH-2500 with 3.60 stock), only ODE.

#1270 - gshadow1987 - October 15, 2015 // 2:42 am
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maybe a stupid question but do i need ODE for a PS3 Super Slim or is there anything to join the CEX/DEX Club without? Has anyone a good link or tip for a tutorial?

#1269 - macphistol - September 23, 2015 // 11:32 am
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How play games in a ps3 test debug? thx

#1268 - PS4 News - September 17, 2015 // 7:26 am
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17 - 9 - 2015: Team Cobra is proud to present the next generation of ODE, the 5.10C.

Compatible with 25xx, 3xxx and 4xxx series consoles to 4.65 OFW. The 5.10C has inbuilt DMC (Drive Motor Controller) circuitry. We have greatly reduced the size of the PCB, with many optimizations in terms of components used. We are now running our own SATA core which allows for further speed increases and much more flexibility.

We have also worked hard to pass on the component cost savings to the end user, so you can expect a lower RRP from retailers. In short, the Cobra 5.10C ODE is much more compact, Flexible and faster design at a lower price!

We expect to start shipping soon, during October. Please reserve your 5.10C in advance by pre-ordering through Cobra resellers.

#1267 - misiozol - June 24, 2015 // 4:52 pm
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I don't think there is as classics need full CFW and ode is just emulating physical bd drive, better/cheaper option would be getting second hand ps2 and using ESR with FMCB, or getting fat model and adding network adaptor + installing hdd

#1266 - sakran - June 24, 2015 // 8:49 am
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hello guys.. just wanted to ask if there's anyway to play a ps2 classic on a cobra ode?

i downloaded fatal frame 2 ps2 classic and GOD HAND from PSN stuff along with its rap... if i tried to resign edat file within each game like i did with most of my ps1 games that downloaded from psn stuff will it work?

and if not is there anyway to make it work? i have Superslim 4.53 cobra MCU 2.2

i tried the resigning way with all of ps1 games and it worked awesome without any use of fix or crack so hoping for a ps2 too

#1265 - meudayg1 - May 7, 2015 // 11:08 pm
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Hi All,

I'm new to PS3 and this forum.

I purchased a PS3 CECH-4208A PS3 (12GB) OFW 4.55 and installed Cobra ODE 5.30A. Red LED is glowing when i power on PS3 and I dont see any cobra ode manager in PS3.

I did only hardware install. do i need to do anything from software end?

I formatted pen drive in NTFS format and created folders as per the guide still no good

Please advice.