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July 8, 2011 // 7:27 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:

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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#374 - ricopico - December 2, 2012 // 9:19 am
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Is it likely that MM/Showtime will ever be updated to allow for BD iso playback from harddrive, akin to the cobra USB functionality, or is that something which a cobra is physically required?

#373 - StanSmith - December 2, 2012 // 9:06 am
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Another request for MM, can we get the updates to be updated like Showtime where they dont mess with the param.sfo as I have to keep editing it with every update and moving it back to where I have it. Showtime stopped that and it just updates and keeps the icon where it is.

And that 13 UPD didn't remove the disc icon when there is no disc in the drive, its still there. All the previous bugs I said about are still there. I guess I'll have to wait for the next version or downgrade. I'm going to downgrade now as its really annoying the way it is now.

#372 - PS4 News - December 2, 2012 // 12:27 am
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Apparently the 8x4 and list mode are fixed in the updated version 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121202) added HERE now.

#371 - StanSmith - December 1, 2012 // 8:49 pm
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That latest 4.14.03 screws up 8.4 list. Instead of O exiting like it should it now changes all the game icons into settings and you cant get the games back unless you press L1 then R1. Even if you quit then reload MM its still that stupid menu.

Cam we get the O as EXIT again.

Another thing, its got a new empty box when highlighted says "Start game from disc (PSX/PS3)" but there is no disc in the drive. And the empty box next to that says "refresh" Do we need 2 more empty boxes? looks stupid especially when there is no disc in the drive. and if you press Triangle there is a refresh option there. Oh, I just found out the Triangle menu is also screwed, its now a side menu.
If it wasn't for the new working features I would go back to a previous version of MM.

So Apple have screwed with itunes and now DeanK is screwing with MM. I cant get a break can I. Looks like everything is getting screwed except for me...

It would be a thumbs up if it worked properly. I copied a game from NTFS to internal. Ok, so it read the NTFS drive and copied the game over but the game refused to run, when it tried to install it came up with an error. I ended up deleting that version and copying it over via FTP and now it works fine. SO it will read NTFS but its corrupt when it copies from USB/NTFS to internal.

And another bug report. When you download the update of MM it wants to reboot the PS3. NOT GOOD when you update it via Remote Play as it does reboot and turn on the PS3 kicking it out of Remote Play mode.

#370 - sorg - December 1, 2012 // 6:18 pm
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Thank you DeanK! Although i didn't find option for USB reset (neither in ini, nor in MM settings menu), MM now doesn't rearrange USB drives and works fine on Rebug

btw, 4.14.03 is out. Updated in MM.

#369 - ps33ps - December 1, 2012 // 4:55 pm
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how to skip verifying data? after installation CFW 4.30 and new mm i can't play in dragons dogma, i wait over 20 min and verifying data is still in progress, on earlier version mm and CFW 3.55 this process takes max 5 minutes

edit: ok i found

#368 - PS4 News - December 1, 2012 // 9:12 am
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Today deank has updated multiMAN once again to version 04.14.03 with the changes below, as follows:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121201) (3 MB) / multiMAN ver 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121201) (Mirror) / multiMAN ver 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121201) (Mirror #2)


  • Totally reworked 8x4 display mode (compatible with all themes)
  • Added "Reset USB" option to "Settings" to disable USB bus scan/reset
  • Added new translation labels
  • Included latest installPKG standalone application

Update: Shortly following, deank updated multiMAN once more to version 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121202) fixing a bug in the game list view present when moving up/down (it just toggles between the top and bottom entry) stating:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121202).rar / multiMAN ver 04.14.03a UPD CEX (20121202).rar

You can take screenshots... Press the {PS} button, go to [Photo] column in real XMB -> Take Screenshot. I see that is wrong and got it fixed, thanks!

All fixed (both 8x4 and the list mode). The link in the post above is updated with the new one. Let me know how it works. You can also update online by starting mM while holding L2+R2 and update from the Home column.

Also when using 4x2, 8x4, 5x4x5 and XBDM modes and if you leave mM while in dash/home/settings it will return you to your games list on next launch External Game Data function is not to be used with all the games out there. Some work, some doesn't. I know exactly what the issue is, but it is impossible to overcome. Same goes for games with caching split files and/or using BD-Mirror function. I can give you the technical explanation if you wish but that won't solve anything.

Delete all installed game data, use a game disc, disable ' data' if enabled, disable direct-boot, and try again... Enable bd-mirror and try again... I have TFU (not the sith edition) but it works... It gives a black screen if you don't use game disc or without bdmirror.

#367 - Shorteee - November 30, 2012 // 3:39 pm
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NTFS (Thumbs Up)

#366 - PS4 News - November 30, 2012 // 9:43 am
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Today deank has updated multiMAN to version 04.14.02 with the changes below, as follows:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (2.98 MB) / multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (Mirror) / multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (Mirror #2) / multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (Mirror #3) / multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (Mirror #4) / multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (Mirror #5)

v04.14.02 Changelog:

  • Changed: Do not scan/reset USB devices on DEX firmwares
  • NTFS/PFS driver works properly with and without USB.CFG (only ONE active NTFS HDD supported)
  • Game and Firmware version display in "Game Settings" menu will reflect data found in GAMEI folder if "Ext. Game Data" is enabled
  • mM is now available in XMB after "Ext. Game Data" or gameDATA (USB mode) is used
  • Improved support for data CD/DVD/BD discs (Blu-ray Movie Discs, AVCHD discs, other data discs)
  • Upon mM launch if such disc is in the tray it will be accessible right away
  • If a data disc (non-genuine PS3 BD Game Disc) is inserted during mM operation it will be also accessible
  • These changes negate the use of "Enable Direct Disc Access" option in "Settings"
  • Included standalone [* Install Package Files] application with queue/color/sorting support

Update: multiMAN version 04.14.02 (20121201) for December 1st is now available below as well with the changes from above:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121201).rar

v04.14.02 (20121201) Changelog:

  • Added "Reset USB" option in "Settings" to disable usb scan/reset
  • Added 6 new lines in the LANG_DEFAULT

#365 - sorg - November 29, 2012 // 11:41 pm
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How to turn off USB drive rearranging introduced in v4.14? Now i cannot set any games in MM

MM tells about disconnecting and reconnecting, then leave to XMB without game in disk and /app_home.. USB remains inaccessible till i turn PS3 off... I'm using Rebug 4.21 in DEX mode with BD emulation on USB stick. Before v4.14 everything was worked just fine...

so, how to turn this very bad new feature OFF??

btw, BD emulator on USB stick also disappears till i switch PS3 off. This is really bad bad bad feature!