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July 8, 2011 // 5:27 pm - As a follow-up to the initial news on JFW DH PS3 CFW, today DemonHades has shared a video alongside some details via Bhaal of their upcoming JFW DH PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware in action.

To quote, roughly translated: Here is how we are editing categories and relocating to give it more content and content management deployments. It really is not no big deal, but that you may know the new categories that would incorporate this new Custom.

First before anything we want to clarify that this thread is dedicated to community members and therefore DHorg the comments made about what this information is or is no longer cause is nothing more than mere envy, oppression, or that are to dispute. For outside the dates of publication and that are linked to circumstances that can slow or speed up the publication.

We will inform you as the evolution of DH JFW and what their news, which I will quote them below: http://www.demonhades.org/foro/viewtopic.php?f=282&t=4826#p30151

Percentage Level of Development

  • Core Central 100%
  • Payload Cobra 50%
  • Linux 90%
  • Preloader 90%
  • Categories xmb 90%
  • Managers 0%
  • TheGrid 90%
  • Services Packs 0%

New categories such as Multimedia, PS3 Loader, TheGrid, Homebrew put aside the typical native application. Photos, Music, Videos, TV disappear to make way for Multimedia.

New Multimedia Category

  • This new category gives rise to a union of native options like photo, music and video.
  • This new category will appear the famous player Showtime, which already includes the possibility of a single application in many more options than what they offered us the categories natively native officers.
  • Listen to music
  • Being able to see videos like avi, mpeg, xvid, divx, MKV including
  • View photos
  • Demand movies
  • TV-Channel

New Category PS3 Loader

  • This new category was born to take charge from now manage the contents of the old sony consoles, this means that both PS1/PS2/Minis Games and the saves become part of this new category, freeing to GAME icon.
  • It is also where you store the backups RetroLoader (aka modified cobrausb backup manager) responsible for managing the games ps1, ps2 and ps3

New Category TheGrid

  • This new category includes the plugins manager, service packs.
  • Thegra is the name of the loader plugins, these plugins will give the console first choices, which the imagination of every developer could unleash the potential of this charger.
  • Return of the online
  • Updating keys
  • Spoof Version
  • Disable devices
  • Mount Units
  • Plugins level conbinacion buttons on the six
  • Modification speedfun speed
  • etc

New Homebrew Category

  • This new category includes all homebrew created to date, for it will have access to from where you can download OpenPStore the last hombrew etc. to be placed automatically at their place of origin and not as the previous game.

Cobra Payload as JFW DH Plugin

  • At the moment due to problems outside the scene Jaicrab the development of this plugin been in a paused state

New Linux Item

  • The JFW DH was gonna be no less, that includes 2 options to use Linux back in the console, in this regard are:
  • Install
  • Boot

Preloader, Recovery Boot - The JFW DH includes a preloader that is responsible for:

  • Back of the 3 RAW Flash to external media (USB)
  • Flashing copies from an external drive (usb).
  • Update the Preloader
  • Home of the flash write access (not necessarily more alejandro or substitutes)
  • The advantages are not required reinstalling all the PUP (from hardware checks) do not need to do: composite or go through the recovery

Services Packs

  • These packs include the basics in order to use plugins, loaders, ftp, etc.

Compatibility with Games and Applications

  • JFW DH uses a 341v2 core, this does not mean not being able to play all over now without patching.
  • The JFW DH is compatible with games that include between 3.56 down, including the current patched to 3.55
  • JFW DH runs natively games until 3.56 (original disks) without having to upgrade.
  • PSN games that require npdrm 356, are also supported without upgrading (the current cfw not give this support)
  • No need for a valid signature on the executable
  • Not going to make a port to 3.55 of this JFW DH, since it includes much more than himself 3.55

Members of the Project

  • Alejandro (special collaboration) = Central Core, security, preloader
  • Jaicrab = Core, central TheGrid, linux
  • DemonHades = xmb Categories, Organization, Implementations
  • DanteHades = Graphic Design, Theme
  • PS_Juan = Remodeling Categorie, Tester
  • Ing_pereira = Manager Creation, TheGrid
  • Borrego = Tester
  • Davje = documentation Editor
  • PSmaniaco = tester and contributor

1saludo and patience that good is worth waiting.

A short summary of JFW DH: State of the CFW from the translation details above:

  • Core 100%
  • Payload Cobra 50%
  • Linux 90%
  • Preloader 90%
  • Categories XMB 90%
  • 0% Managers
  • TheGrid 90%
  • Service Packs 0%

Preloader: The preloader can:

  • Flash dump the 3 partitions on an external (USB)
  • Restore partitions Flash via a dump on external media (USB)
  • Mounting partitions Flash write
  • The preloader can be updated.

TheGrid: TheGrid is a new category that includes a plugin manager, service packs, but also the name of the loader plugins. The plugins can launch tasks in the background.

Various details:

  • JFW The DH is based on the Firmware 3.41 v2 but is fully compatible with games requiring firmware 3.56 and earlier (3.55 patched games included).
  • Game discs that require firmware 3.56 or earlier without having to spend to update the console.
  • The PSN games that require a compatible NPDRM 3.56 without updating.
  • Executables do not need to be signed.

And the video of JFW DH: The video shows the personal side with a CFW Coldboot / Soundboot changed and a new category "RetroLaunch" Minis are supported and saves them (PS1/PS2 games and their backups will also be part of this category).

Those who wondered what the icon is black "JaiCraB", it must match the Firm USB Loader. DemonHades invites us to participate in their topic in order to advance the project as still no publication date.







Video: JaicraB's JFW DH PS3 Custom Firmware in Action

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#116 - Bartholomy - January 10, 2012 // 1:20 am
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The 3 most requested functions, released. Cool

#115 - PS4 News - January 9, 2012 // 12:54 pm
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Below is multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v03.01.03 Full for those with the dongle alongside the changes in this revision, as follows:

Download: multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v03.01.03 Full (20120109) (183.86 MB)

09 - 01 - 2012


  • Added download progress indication in XMMB/XBDM modes - Web column. An entry will show current download filename and percentage of completion.
  • Added TextViewer in File Manager (supported files colored in light blue). Supports viewing of ANSI/UTF plain text files.
  • TextViewer controls: L1/R1 - PageUp/PageDown, L2/R2 - zoom out/in (50%-250%), R3 - change font, UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT - scroll/pan, L1/R1+SELECT - skip to start/end of file
  • Added support for browsing Video, Games, Favorites and Retro (ROMS/PS1/PS2/PSP) in "Coverflow" display mode. Change content mode with UP/DOWN.

#114 - PS4 News - January 3, 2012 // 6:37 pm
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Below are some Cobra updates for those with the dongle:

Download: Cobra USB Firmware v4.4 / Cobra USB PSP Launcher v2.0 / mmCM v03.01.02 Full (20120103)

To quote from their page: 03 - 01 - 2012

Update of Cobra USB firmware, Cobra PSP Launcher and mmCM focused on improving the compatibility of the psp emulator.

Changelog of Cobra USB 4.4 and Cobra PSP Launcher 2.0:

  • Added specific support for the following 15 psp games that either crashed or had critical gameplay issues:

BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT II
DJMAX PORTABLE 3
EXIT
Fate/EXTRA
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Video Game
LUNAR: SILVER STAR HARMONY
Resistance: Retribution
SMT: Persona 2: Innocent Sin
SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny
STAR OCEAN: First Departure
TEKKEN 6 (fixed random crashes)
The 3rd Birthday ((if you see a black screen at beginning, press buttons, it will work after that)
VALHALLAKNIGHTS
White Knight Chronicles: Origins
Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman

  • Added support to load prometheus patched psp isos.
  • Added an option for psp emulation. You can set it per game in multiman using "Game settings".

You can choose between auto, mode 1 and mode 2. By default, all games are set to auto, what causes mmCM to choose the apropiated setting from a database, but you can set the option manually.

Mode 1 and Mode 2 have different compatibility, some games that work in one of them won't work in the other one. Mode 2 is usually more compatible.

Changelog of mmCM 03.01.02:

  • Added support for three different modes to load PSP ISO files (Auto, Mode 1, Mode 2): "Game Settings" in XMMB/XBDM SIDE menu
  • Added support for lastGAME application - it will load the last game you played, without entering mmCM
  • lastGAME: Application which loads the last played PS1/PS2/PS3/PSP game (folder and ISO format) (separate application)
  • bdRESET : Application which resets all redirections and unmounts loaded ISO images (separate application)
  • Note: When you use "Last Played Game" application you will have to launch the PS1/PS2/PS3 game from the disc icon and the PSP game from the "PSP Launcher" icon

Related news from the Cobra Team: 05 - 01 - 2012

About the problems some users are having in 4.4... Some users have notified us that after update to cobra 4.4, their system freezes when starting the system with cobra inserted. In cobra 4.4, some internal changes were made, and cobra 4.4 is not longer compatible with some modified system files.

Users that have this issue likely flashed some unsupported modules in the system, either by themselves or done automatically by some program. In addition to cobra CFW 3.55 modules, Cobra firmware 4.4 officially give supports to the following commonly used modifications:

  • the modifications done by bitsbubba in bitsbubba NFW v3
  • replacement of vsh.self by reactpsn 2.0 one (only the one in the 3.55k folder)

Any other alteration to system modules may cause a hang since cobra 4.4. To fix this problem, access recovery menu in the ps3, without cobra inserted, and reflash Cobra USB CFW or the modificied CFW by bitsbubba NFW v3.

If you wish that we give support to some more modified modules, send us a message about it and we'll give support to them in next version.

#113 - cfwprophet - December 28, 2011 // 5:52 am
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Shame on the coder for patched games. I'm not a skilled programmer but i know that this is just a offset thing to add. And i doubt that he is really working on that, just adding new code but it seems that dean himself is not really interested in. I think that he only implemented the usage of the psp/ps1 emulator and doesn't try to improve the hole thing.

Also we get no information on that kind meaning why this or that don't work. Looks like he still try to put a mass of things into the app without thinking on other things.

#112 - 1Panic - December 27, 2011 // 6:13 pm
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I doubt it would help. The last update did nothing to improve capability for PSP games. And I highly doubt this will. If I update and test the games I tested before and if they blackscreen... then it proves me right. Not just that but there is no game covers... I never was able to download game covers in it. So I doubt this would fix that.

Reporting back, what a surprise... it still can't play patched games.

#111 - PS4 News - December 27, 2011 // 7:20 am
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Below is MultiMAN Cobra Manager - mmCM v03.01.01 update for those with the dongle, with the changes as follows:

Download: mmCM v03.01.01 Update

27 - 12 - 2011

Multiman Cobra-USB Manager v03.01.01 UPD

  • Added support to extract PSP CSO (compressed ISO) files in File Manager (extracted image is saved in /dev_hdd0/PSPISO)
  • Added support to show and extract PSP CSO files in XMMB/XBDM display modes (Retro column)
  • Added support for loading PSP ISO and extracting PSP CSO from USB connected PSP (MemoryStick MS:/ISO folder)
  • Added shortcut to ISO folder when browsing external USB devices (PSP connected with memory stick /ISO folder, containing CSO and ISO files)
  • Added support for loading PSP CSO (CSO will be extracted to ISO and saved in /dev_hdd0/PSPISO before loading)
  • Added music playback fade-out when leaving mmCM
  • Added couple of themes in the Web/Download themes menu
  • Changed displaying of PSP game titles in Retro column when game name match is found in local database
  • Added new PSP game names to local database (now over 700)
  • Updated online PS1/PS2/PS3 covers to 6558 total: 3147 PS3 covers and 3411 PS1/PS2 covers

#110 - HeyManHRU - December 12, 2011 // 11:11 am
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My guess is that they only support PSP mini games, you can try contacting them on their website (in the "source" of the second link I gave you - http://www.ps4news.com/ps3-hacks-jailbreak/cobra-usb-ps3-dongle-runs-blu-ray-ps1-isos-and-psp-minis/) and make sure of this though or if anybody knows the answer please do tell us .

#109 - Seraphic - December 12, 2011 // 10:59 am
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Does Cobra support PSP UMD handheld games or PSP mini games? PS2 isos shouldn't be a problem since I have a 60GB.

#108 - najmudi92 - December 8, 2011 // 10:02 am
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hello how can I use on cobra reactpsn?

#107 - PS4 News - December 8, 2011 // 2:46 am
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Below is Cobra USB Firmware v4.3 and Multiman Cobra USB Manager v03.01.00 Update for those with the dongle and a cover pack.

Cobra USB Firmware v4.3 / Multiman Cobra-USB Manager v03.01.00 Update / mmCM 3407 Covers PSOne PS2 PSX Pack

Changelog:

  • Increased the compatibility of games in JB directory format (fix for the so called black screen games, that were only working in iso format). In Cobra USB, you don't need to set any special option or key combination in multiman for these games to work, just start them normally. Unlike in regular CFW, in Cobra USB these games work also in internal hdd.
  • At the request of customers, vsh.self of Cobra USB CFW can now be replaced by the ReactPSN one (only by the one of 3.55k folder) without loosing any Cobra functionality.

mmCM 3407 Covers PSOne PS2 PSX Pack:

  • A cover-pack, which includes 3407 PS1 and PS2 covers.
  • Most PS1 covers are for NTSC/US region, but it is a start.
  • All PSOne covers are 200x200 JPG and PS2 covers are usually 140x200.
  • To use the covers with mmCM, FTP or copy the .JPG files to /dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR/covers_retro/psx/.
  • Covers are named according to OPL name convention XXXX_999.88_COV.JPG.

Multiman for Cobra 03.01.00 changelog:

  • Improved loading of PSP ISO files when no disc is inserted
  • Added option "Detect Game Title in ISO Images" to allow using ISO filenames and *not* scan for game names in local database
  • Improved scanning for retro roms/iso and covers (populating the Retro column)
  • Support for ICON0.PNG for PSP ISO in Retro column
  • Support for cover art for PS2 ISO/CUE+BIN in Retro column
  • Support for cover art for PSX CUE+BIN in Retro column and for PSX discs
  • New THEME format (.thm). One theme - one file. Easy installation within mmCM without going to XMB to install theme pkg files.
  • mmTM - Easy to use PC application to create thm files from folders (separate download).
  • mmCM will try to read disc volume labels and display in VIDEO column (BD/DVD entry) and in other display modes.
    >>> ISO images created from such discs (BD/DVD/AVCHD) will get the disc volume label as file name for the ISO.
  • Fixed extracting ICON0.PNG from PSP ISO images saved on external USB drives
  • Added indication (rotating refresh icon next to the column icon) when mmCM is loading/extracting title thumbnails (XMMB mode)
  • Added support for PSX/PS2/PSP covers when browsing drives/folders in Retro column
  • Added pop-up notifications when new versions of mmCM, CobraUSB firmware and Showtime are available for download
  • Added pop-up notification when running low on disc space (less than 1GB on internal HDD)
  • Added pop-up notification when mmCM successfully connects to nethost folders during startup (/net_host# in File Manager)
  • Added support for downloading themes in a background thread (pop-up messages will notify user when download starts and completes)
  • Added support for copying big (4+GB) files in File Manager to USB drives. mmCM will split source file when copying to USB.
  • Added "Copy" function to SIDE menu for BD/DVD/PS2/PSP/PS3 ISO images (supports joining and splitting depending on source and destination drives)
  • Changed option "Link Video Library to Showtime" - it will only create links for XMB Video files, but will not start Showtime
  • Added shortcuts to BDISO and DVDISO folders when browsing internal HDD in VIDEO column (shown as "Blu-ray Video (ISO)" and "DVD Video (ISO)"
  • Added support for Blu-ray and DVD covers when browsing drives/folders in VIDEO column (for BD/DVD ISO files)
  • Added shortcut (virtual folder) "XMB Video Files" when browsing HDD/USB drives in VIDEO column
  • Easier overall access to BD/DVD/PSX/PS2/PSP/PS3 ISO/BIN images/folders in XMMB and XBDM display modes (when browsing drives/folders)
  • Added "Showtime Font Preference" option to select 10 different fonts for SHOWTIME media player (GUI and Subtitles)
  • Added "Extract ISO" option in SIDE menu for PS3 ISO images (to convert ISO games to folder format).