PS3 News

With the recent release of OFW 4.88, and seeing that no CFW 4.88 has come out in these last days, PS3 developer Evilnat decided to make a new update of his CFW with a number of new options like an added File manager, Option to toggle Cobra debug/normal versions, disable CFW syscalls, block PSN login if CFW syscalls are enabled and several fixes and improvements.

Cobra 8.3 is added from Github repository and it is enabled by default
XAI Plugin is added from Github repository and it is enabled by default

It has been tested for a long time since Evilnat was developing 4.87.3, it took months of research, developing and tests and a few weeks for 4.88. No bugs have been found, but if there are any, feel free to let him know and Evilnat will fix it as soon as possible.

To avoid issues, make sure you have the latest version of your favorite homebrews like, webMAN MOD, ManaGunZ, multiMAN, Movian, etc…​

If your console is on OFW 4.80 or higher, and it is a CFW compatible model (all phat, slims 20xx, 21xx or 25xx with min ver 3.56 or lower), follow this Guide by Coro for jailbreaking your PS3 with Bgtoolset directly from your PS3 Internet Browser.

Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.88.2 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [FINAL] (Jul 25th, 2021)
PUP MD5: 3202971E05140F24E52B36D5C443AD35

  • Fixed random issues in old Cobra 8.3
  • Avoids loading stage2 if its size is 0 or higher than 0×1FE00 in stage0 (Avoids brick on NAND and semibrick on NOR)
  • Option to sort games by name and date (NEW!)
  • Added “Disable Syscalls” option in xai_plugin
  • Improved “Create Syscalls” option in xai_plugin
  • Blocks Log In on Playstation Network until CFW syscalls are removed (by DeViL303) (NEW!)
  • Fixed some empty strings in xai_plugin
  • Dump LV1/LV2 (NEW!)
  • Dump ERK (eid_root_key) (NEW!)
  • Check syscall 8 (NEW!)
  • XMB File Manager (NEW!)
  • Fixed freezes on XMB while trying to disable syscalls with Cobra disabled
  • Fixed a bug on Cobra while selecting Log In on SEN option after deleting npsignin_plugin.lck
  • Original silk_webkit.sprx from OFW 4.88

  • Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH ALL CFW VERSIONS OF EVILNAT 4.88.2 (Jul 25th, 2021)

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.88.2 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [noBT]
    For PS3s with damaged bluetooth module
    PUP MD5: 360569FE808B1815BD05258C8496003F

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.88.2 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [noBD]
    For PS3s with damaged bluray drive
    PUP MD5: 80029DC0FBD238DAF8ED45BCDFD04CD6

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.88.2 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [noBD + noBT]
    For PS3s with bluray drive and bluetooth module damaged
    PUP MD5: D8BB1F47B77F1737F974308B935F81B6

    Release Info: @PSX-PLACE

    Download: Littlebalup’s 4.88 Dual Boot firmware for PS3 already on CFW CEX
    PUP MD5: 7ED539AAE96D89F1BB1AF0343A59F3A0

    Download: HFW 4.88 Dual Boot firmware for PS3 already on CFW CEX
    Same as Littlebalup’s 4.88 DB, but with silk_webkit.sprx from 4.82 to allow install ps3xploit (HEN)
    PUP MD5: 6626784C2456582BF5AAFA1439FA03DF

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    deank has updated multiMAN v04.85.01 (20191010).

    Note: multiMAN now supports 3.55 CEX/DEX, 4.21 CEX/DEX, 4.30 CEX/DEX, 4.31 CEX, 4.40 CEX/DEX, 4.41 CEX/DEX, 4.46CEX, 4.46DEX (REX), 4.46 CEX+COBRA 7.0, 4.50 CEX/DEX, 4.53CEX/4.53 CEX+COBRA 7.0, 4.55 CEX, 4.55 CEX+COBRA 7.0, 4.60 CEX, 4.65/4.66 CEX/DEX, 4.70 CEX/DEX, 4.75/4.76/4.78 CEX/DEX, 4.80 CEX, 4.81/4.82 CEX/DEX+COBRA, 4.83/4.84/4.85 CEX+COBRA

    If you like multiMAN, please support it with a small donation of 1 or 2 EUR at [email protected]

    Changelog v04.85.01 (20191010)
    * Improved support for PS3HEN
    * Updated SHOWTIME for MM to 5.0.612

    Changelog v04.85.00 (20190926)
    * Added support for CFW 4.83-4.85

    Download multiMAN and the addons from the Brewology Store

    Support multiMAN: *** ***

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    REBUG REX/D-REX EDITION is the newest update for the most popular and reliable custom firmware for PlayStation 3, based on the recent firmware 4.84 DEX & CEX.


    What’s new in 4.84.2 since 4.84.1 REX/D-REX?

    * Installation issue fix
    (This has been bugged for the past 7 years due to missing the license agreement for 3 languages including English[UK], Brazilian Portuguese and Turkish. Certain users used to have a problem installing REBUG while on recovery mode, and this is finally resolved!)
    >> no more data corruption error! <<

    * Font fix
    (some old games that use system font now display all letters correctly, Polish letter fix is removed due to this change )

    * PS3Xploit support
    (The old webkit is brought back to allow PS3Xploit support, HAN can be used)

    * REBUG TOOLBOX 2.03.02 MULTI 16
    (PS2 Emu swapper’s removed as this became obsolete since Cobra 8.1)

    * Cobra 8.1 (Enabled by Default)
    (Stage0 now supports kernel & VSH plugin on both Cobra and non-Cobra mode, loadoptical flag (for BC and SemiBC) is created at all time as long as stage2 is disabled, this is only beneficial to BC/Semi-BC users for those who don’t use COBRA)

    More information available via this link

    NOTE: This custom firmware can be installed only on hack-ables PS3 consoles with CFW or on phat & slim models until 25xx (minimum firmware version ≤ 3.56) with 4.84 HFW or OFW 4.82 and lower thanks to PS3Xploit v2.0. Just install this CFW directly *after* apply the exploit. For Super slims and 3xxx/4xxx models use PS3Xploit v3.0 (HAN)

    *** If you love REBUG, make a small donation @ REBUG.ME to support the site and keep it alive ***

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    REBUG REX/D-REX EDITION is the newest update for the most popular and reliable custom firmware for PlayStation 3, based on the recent firmware 4.82 DEX & CEX.


    What’s new in 4.82.2 since 4.82.1 REX/D-REX? (Cobra payload updated mainly for DEX users)
    * Remapping app_home to dev_usb000 is disabled by default which fixes the issue with ProDG not listing PKGs via app_home
    * VSH debugging feature is disabled for COBRA [DEX], which fixes the issue with Game Process not being attached

    NOTE: This custom firmware can be installed only on hack-ables PS3 consoles with CFW or on phat & slim models until 25xx (minimum firmware version ≤ 3.56) with OFW 4.82 thanks to PS3Xploit v2.0. Just install this CFW directly *after* apply the exploit. For Super slims and 3xxx/4xxx models use PS3Xploit v3.0 (HAN)

    A version of 4.82.1 REBUG DECR LE with Cobra 7.55, Toolbox 2.02.11 DECR ED is also available.

    *** If you love REBUG, make a small donation @ REBUG.ME to support the site and keep it alive ***

    Posted in Brewology, PS3 | 2 Comments »

    REBUG LITE EDITION is a new update for the most popular and reliable custom firmware for PlayStation 3, based on the recent firmware 4.82. This release is for retail consoles (CEX Only!). The team is currently looking for providers of DEX OFW to release REX/D-REX editions with debug features.


    NOTE: This custom firmware can be installed only on hack-ables PS3 consoles with CFW or on phat & slim models until 25xx (minimum firmware version ≤ 3.56) with OFW 4.82 thanks to PS3Xploit v2.0. Just install this CFW directly *after* apply the exploit. For Super slims and 3xxx/4xxx models use PS3Xploit v3.0 (HAN)

    Related news: PS3Xploit released for OFW 4.82

    Unofficial REBUG 4.82.1 LITE Edition NoBD by bitsbubba: Link for consoles with non-working BD drive

    *** If you love REBUG, make a small donation @ REBUG.ME to support the site and keep it alive ***

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    A happy day for homebrew lovers with a PS3. After 7 years, a new exploit for PS3 has been released on Thanksgiving day of 2017 by PS3Xploit Team. This piece of software will enable the installation of any custom firmware on any PS3 that can be downgraded to 3.56 or lower and that has installed the official firmware 4.82, without the need of a hardware flasher.

    All phat models and the slim models up to 25XX (min ver 3.56 and lower) are supported. Super slim models and slim models 3xxx, 4xxx & 25XX (min ver 3.60 and higher) require ps3xploit v3.0 (HAN). Confirm what model you have before try the exploit!

    More info:

    Updates to the exploit:
    2018-01-24 ps3xploit v2.0 improved exploit for phat & slims models 25xx and lower (only)
    2018-03-13 ps3xploit v3.0 (HAN) for super slims and slims 3xxx/4xxx

    Tutorial: PS3Xploit Tutorial

    Posted in Brewology, PS3 | No Comments »

    Showtime Andreas Öman has released a new stable build of Movian v5.0 (formerly known as Showtime Media Player)

    Changes in 5.0
    This release comes with a new user interface which works better with touch devices as Movian is now also available in Google Play store.

    Highlights from this version, in no particular order:

    • New “flat” user interface
    • Official Mac OS X builds (with built-in updater)
    • Official Android builds (with built-in updater)
    • Improved screen saver
    • Better video decoding support on Raspberry Pi
    • Raspberry Pi 3 supported
    • Show current time in top-right corner
    • Hardware accelerated video decoding on Android

    Have fun!

    Download it from the Brewology Store.

    Posted in Brewology, PS3 | 7 Comments » Tags:

    VSH PRX LoaderDeank has released a new update of webMAN 1.47 for Cobra/Mamba on 4.46 CEX/DEX, 4.50 CEX/DEX, 4.53 CEX/DEX, 4.55 CEX/DEX, 4.60 CEX, 4.65.x Rebug, 4.66 CEX/DEX, 4.70 CEX/DEX, 4.75-4.83 CEX/DEX and for VSH PRX Loader by user.

    Source Code for webMAN 1.47: (Includes all versions, source, ps3netsrv builds for linux/windows/nas, category_game.xml and all the other stuff).

    UPDATE: This plugin has evolved to sMAN to avoid confusion with webMAN MOD (a fork of webMAN).


    Changes in webMAN 1.47n updated 2017/02/13
    * Added support for 4.81CFW CEX/DEX

    Changes in webMAN 1.45n
    * Added native support for NTFS

    Changes in webMAN 1.43 updated 2015/08/21
    * Added support for 4.75CFW CEX/DEX

    Changes in webMAN 1.42 updated 2015/05/18
    * Added support for 4.70CFW CEX/DEX

    Changes in webMAN 1.41 updated 2015/01/04

    * Fixed issues when using more than one external USB HDD on Cobra CFWs (4.46-4.66+)
    * Fixed issues with homebrew locks/blackscreen/invalid-discs and other weird errors (CFW 4.65CEX/DEX and 4.66CEX)
    * Removed habib’s patches and added two different ones to improve compatibility
    * JB games from FAT32 USB HDDs will be mounted as /dev_usb (and not as /dev_usb***) – this issue appeared in CFW 4.20. /dev_usb is always the first usb hdd which the ps3 manages to mount. When it happens that your game is not on the first/fastest usb hdd it caused problems. “Reset USB Bus” was introduced to multiMAN more than a year ago, but it is now added to mmCM, too, without actual reset of the bus.

    Changes in webMAN 1.34 updated 2014/12/14
    * Fixed processing of last_game.txt (generated by multiMAN). For JB games it contains the path to EBOOT.BIN, which was wrongly mapped to /dev_bdvd. It is now properly mapped to the /PS3_GAME folder of the supplied path in last_game.txt
    * When loading JB games webMAN used the default TEST00000 game ID for creating the fake ISO (task.dat). It now checks the PARAM.SFO of the game and passes it to the cobra_map_paths (the way mmCM does) to create proper fake iso (task.dat).
    * Improved the scan procedure to exclude some unnecessary files/checks and improved a bit the “lite” version.

    Changes in webMAN 1.33 updated 2014/12/01
    * Fixes issues with games like “Shadow of Mordor” – it can be launched in JB/folder format from internal/external now
    * Probably will fix issues with other JB/folder-format games
    * Fix is for all standard CFWs and for cobra CFWs (4.46-4.66)
    * /app_home is intentionally not redirected to /dev_bdvd on cobra CFWs

    Changes in webMAN 1.32 updated 2014/11/29
    * Fixed issues with 4.66 CFW Cobra
    * New “Lite” edition without support for network content and smaller memory footprint.

    Changes in webMAN 1.31 updated 2014/11/21
    * Added support for support DEX 4.53, 4.55 and 4.65 (noncobra and ccapi versions)

    Changes in webMAN 1.31 updated 2014/11/16
    * Added support for 4.65CFW CEX

    Changes in webMAN 1.30 updated 2014/07/12
    * Added support for 4.60CFW CEX (with patches from Habib to fix errors 80010017 and 8001002b)

    Changes in webMAN 1.29 updated 2014/02/08
    * Added support for 4.55CFW for ccapi and noncobra (prx loader) versions.
    * Spoof Firmware Version to 4.55 (for 4.46)
    * L3+R2+[TRIANGLE] – Enable/Disable webMAN fan control. Has same effect as opening [Setup] and changing the option. It is saved in the settings file.
    * Three strings added to gui.h

    Changes in webMAN 1.29 updated 2014/01/25:
    * Changes to the PASSIVE FTP mode:
    - For each ftp connection webMAN will try to use a single port (the first it manages to bind a socket to).
    - The port range is from 32768 to 65279.
    * Optimized few other things (8KB of memory saved).

    Changes in webMAN 1.29:
    * Removed [x] Aggressive fan control mode option, because it is now the standard way of setting the fan
    * Removed unnecessary options for temperature control (CPU, RSX, CPU+RSX)
    * Added Lowest fan speed: 22% option to set whatever (20-99%) you want for lowest speed of your PS3 fan. You will see a tick (enabled) only if you have fan control enabled in “Auto” mode.
    * Decreased sprx size a bit and fixed few minor things

    Changes in webMAN 1.28 (update #2):
    * Fan speed is not longer set to “PS2 Emulator” value if fan control is disabled.
    * Fix report fan speed 0% when fan control is disabled.
    * Improved the fan control algorithm.

    Changes in webMAN 1.28 (update #1):
    * Fan control is supported on all CEX firmwares from 4.21 to 4.53
    * After unloading webMAN with the combo (but not with /quit.ps3 from a browser) the fan will be set to the “PS2 Emulator” speed
    * When PS2 ISO is loaded, webMAN will set the fan speed to the value set for “PS2 Emulator”
    * webMAN can use dualshock/controllers assigned to slots 1, 2 and 3 (0 to 2)
    * Added options in setup to disable selected PAD shortcuts/combos
    * Improved handling of webMAN configuration data in memory

    Changes in webMAN 1.28:
    * Completely removed Estwald’s fan control payload from webMAN
    * Removed all syscall interceptions required for fan-control
    * When you quit/unload webMAN (manually or via PSNPatch) the fan control is returned to SYSCON
    * Added [x] Show PSP Launcher setting in [Setup] (next to PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE)
    * Finally (the reason for the payload removal) the audio from the optical output is not interrupted anymore when fan speed is changed in auto-mode.
    * All former fan-control functions are now implemented using one simple syscall (sys_sm_set_fan_policy)
    * sprx size (53KB) and plugin memory usage decreased, the stress on the system is now less

    Changes in webMAN 1.27 (update #4):
    * Keeping NTFS USB HDDs from entering sleep mode should now work (if you didn’t disable USB polling in [Setup]). Drives are checked every 2 mins.
    * Titles with dot ‘.’ in their names are displayed properly in the popup when mounted
    * Enable/Disable /dev_blind is effective immediately when selected in [Setup], so no need for restart when you want to enable/disable writable /dev_flash
    * Added option: [x] Disable temperature warnings.

    Changes in webMAN 1.27 (update #3):
    * webMAN can be unloaded from memory using the combo (L3+R3+R2).
    If you press the combo (or use /quit.ps3) you will see “webMAN unloaded!” popup message.
    * The combo SELECT+L3 will show the available space on the system storage (/dev_hdd0) along with CPU/RSX temperatures.

    Changes in webMAN 1.27 (update #2):
    * Removed the option in [Setup] to select how many titles are displayed in one row
    * The icons will auto-fit any screen/device
    * Icons and titles are now properly aligned
    * The size of the generated HTML (and the used buffer) is smaller
    * Improved looks

    Changes in webMAN 1.27 (update #1):
    * Added notification popup when you load game (or use PREV/NEXT with SELECT+L1/R1)
    * Added SELECT+R3 to show CPU/RSX temperatures in XMB or while in-game (while in-game press {PS} button and then SELECT+R3)
    * Added support for sending messages to the PS3: http://your_ps3_ip_address/popup.ps3/Your message goes here…
    * Decreased “Standard” and “Max” memory footprints
    * Added “System overheat warning! CPU: xx RSX: …” popup message if CPU or RSX temperatures exceed 80°C
    * Fail-safe combo changed to SELECT + L2 + R3 + L3 (to delete boot_plugins.txt and shutdown your PS3)

    1) Connect a controller using USB cable
    2) Press the {PS} button to turn on the PS3
    3) Immediatelly press and hold both [SELECT]+[L2] + [R3] + [L3]]. Do not release until your PS3 turns off and then back on.

    webMAN will delete boot_plugins.txt preventing plugins load on next boot and will restart your PS3 immediatelly. After boot you’re in plugins-free environment.

    Changes in webMAN 1.26 (update #4):
    - A new fan-control option is added in webMAN [Setup]:
    * “PS2 Emulator: ** % fan speed” – you can set the desired value (default is 37%) for fan speed for PS2 emulator, or when the PS3 loads a system function (for database rebuild, firmware update, etc).

    Changes in webMAN 1.26 (update #3):
    * If you use the key combo for switching prev/next titles (SELECT+L1 / SELECT+R1) the green led will blink for about 3 seconds to indicate eject/reinsert of the game/video (ISO)

    Changes in webMAN 1.26 (update #2):
    * Added support for 4.53 CEX + Cobra
    * Updated the display of the default ISO icons on the web interface

    Changes in webMAN 1.26 (update #1):
    * Removed auto-loading of last played game from NTFS drives
    * Last-games combo (SELECT+L1 / SELECT+R1) now remembers 5 games
    * Added small delay at startup to make sure fan-control and webserver load and start properly

    Changes in webMAN 1.26:
    * Updated prepNTFS to support PSX ISO (ISO/BIN+CUE) from NTFS drives
    * Added support for PSXISO from NTFS drives to webMAN
    * Added option in [SETUP]: [x] Disable firmware spoofing
    * webMAN will also look for covers in mM format in its temp folder as /dev_hdd0/tmp/wmtmp/BLES12345.JPG

    Changes in webMAN 1.25:
    This is VERY IMPORTANT, so please read:
    * webMAN for COBRA7 compatible firmwares is now the default release: webftp_server.sprx
    * webMAN for non-COBRA firmwares is named webftp_server_noncobra.sprx
    * webMAN for CCAPI is named webftp_server_ccapi.sprx

    Why the change?
    webMAN for cobra7 is now back down to just 54KB with a smaller memory footprint and less impact on vsh/games which may require more memory. If you download the ccapi/noncobra versions you’ll have to rename them properly.


    To grant NTFS access to webMAN you will have to use prepNTFS. You can either install the prepNTFS.pkg application or launch prepNTFS.self from multiMAN’s mmOS. In either case prepNTFS will scan all connected USB drives and will generate data for all PS3ISO/BDISO/DVDISO entries in /dev_hdd0/tmp/wmtmp. NTFS entries have .ntfs[PS3ISO] / .ntfs[PSXISO] / .ntfs[BDISO] / .ntfs[DVDISO] suffixes – 64KB each – this is what webMAN will use to mount the games/videos.

    Download prepNTFS:

    You have to use prepNTFS if you add new content to your NTFS formatted USB HDDs. Do not forget to use [Refresh XML] / [Refresh HTML] to refresh webMAN’s data

    There you are… in just 54KB plugin you have:
    - FTP server with remote control functions (shutdown/restart)
    - WWW server with remote control functions (scroll down for the complete list of shortcuts)
    - Support for loading and browsing of [local] PS3 games in ISO and folder format, DVD videos in ISO format, Blu-ray movies in ISO format, PS1/PS2/PSP games in ISO format with cover display
    - NETISO support for network loading and browsing of PS3 games in ISO and folder format, DVD videos in ISO format, Blu-ray movies in ISO format, PS1 and PSP games
    - NTFS support for PS3 and PS1 games in ISO format, Blu-ray movies in ISO format and DVD Video in ISO format
    - Dynamic Fan Control and in-game temperature monitoring
    - PAD shortcuts (scroll down for the complete list of shortcuts)
    - Keep USB device awake
    - Mount last game or AUTOBOOT.ISO to system startup

    Thanks to:

    * Cobra Developer for ntfs_ext_iso and rawseciso
    * Estwald for the ntfs library port and fan control payload
    * @aldostools for tests and suggestions
    * @Brenza for the nice update of the HTML/browser mode
    * @twisted3313 for suggesting ccappi support

    Recommended Settings

    * If you only have one USB HDD – you can set “Wait additionally for each selected USB device to be ready” to 0 seconds.
    * If you don’t use USB HDDs you can set “Wait for any USB device to be ready” to 0 seconds.
    You can play with the timings of these two options if you have controller SYNC issues.

    * If you have a SLIM PS3 with only /dev_usb000 and /dev_usb001 you can deselect all other drives to speed up boot time (that is if you don’t use hubs)
    * If you have a FAT PS3 (non-BC) with only /dev_usb000 and /dev_usb006 you can deselect all other drives, too

    You may have to clear /dev_hdd0/tmp/wmptmp folder or/and use [Refresh HTML] / [Refresh XML] if you have content scan disabled.

    Changes to the settings are applied immediately in browser mode, which means that you can change nethost/ip, content scanning, etc… Reboot is only needed to apply the new settings to “My Games”.

    Settings are saved as /dev_hdd0/tmp/wmconfig.bin (16 bytes)

    The game list (for browser mode) is cached as /dev_hdd0/tmp/wmtmp/games.html and is refreshed only if you press [Refresh HTML] or if more than 12 hours have passed since the last refresh. The xml file for droidMAN is /dev_hdd0/xmlhost/game_plugin/mygames.droid

    * In [Setup]:
    Plugin memory usage: Standard (1024KB), Min (384KB), Max (1408KB)
    The standard option uses 1MB of memory (as it always did) when doing the initial scan and generating the [Games] list for browser mode. The minimal one uses just 384KB (3 times less) and if you don’t have more than 300 games it should be the better option.

    Using the “minimal” version I get about 2200KB free memory reported in /cpursx.ps3 page, compared to 1500-1800KB when using the standard one.

    [x] Disable content scan at startup
    You can use this option if you don’t change your games too often. Once you need to refresh the game list (xml) you can do it in [Games] -> [Refresh]. This affects only XMB and not the browser mode.

    [x] Disable remote access to FTP/WWW services
    With this option you can disable access to your PS3 from remote computers. Once the option is enabled you can access webMAN setup only from the PS3 browser itself.

    Make sure to enter [SETUP] and set your preferred highest temperature (the default should be 70°C, but also may show 62°C, because of the previous webMAN version).

    In dynamic fan control you have the options to auto set the fan speed based on: CPU, RSX, arithmetic average of CPU+RSX, or either CPU / RSX temperatures.

    Changing the fan options in [SETUP] are applied immediately and don’t require restart (unless you want to disable the fan control). Fan options are only for 4.46 to 4.60 firmwares (thanks to Estwald for the fancontrol payload)

    PS3 CPU temperature is monitored constantly and fan speed is changed accordingly for the best experience (both for your ears and for your PS3 calmness) If you previously use a manual fan speed, you may find that with the “Auto” mode your PS3 can be MUCH quieter, while still keeping it cool to the level you want.

    On system boot the LED will turn into blinking YELLOW+GREEN – that means that webMAN started scanning devices and creating the .xml files. After webMAN finishes its work (in my case it happens when the “WARNING” message appears on screen) – the LED will turn steady GREEN

    Remote web access to webMAN functions:

    / – PS3 file browser (e.g. http://your_ps3_ip_address/ or http://localhost/ from PS3 browser)
    /setup.ps3 – Configure webMAN options
    /cpursx.ps3 – Display CPU/RSX temperatures & free memory (page auto-refresh every 10 seconds)
    /index.ps3 – Show game list
    /refresh.ps3 – Rescan games and refreshes mygames.xml for “My Games” XMB entry
    /index.ps3?html – Rescan games and refreshes games.html – the [Games] list for browser mode
    /mount.ps3/<path> – Mount a folder as /dev_bdvd and /app_home
    /mount_ps3/<path> – Mount a folder as /dev_bdvd and /app_home, and close the browser
    /eject.ps3 – Eject disc
    /insert.ps3 – Insert ejected disc
    /quit.ps3 – Unload webMAN from memory
    /restart.ps3 – Restart PS3 console
    /shutdown.ps3 – Shutdown PS3 console (turn it off)
    /popup.ps3/<your message> – Display a message on PS3 screen

    PAD Shortcuts:

    SELECT + L2 + R3 + L3 – Fail-safe combo to delete boot_plugins.txt and shutdown your PS3
    SELECT + R3 – Show free space on the system storage (/dev_hdd0) along with CPU/RSX temperatures.
    SELECT + UP/DOWN – Change dynamic fan speed settings
    SELECT + L1 – Mount previous title from last 5 mounted games
    SELECT + R1 – Mount next title from last 5 mounted games
    R2 + L3 + O – Restart PS3
    R2 + L3 + X – Shutdown PS3
    R2 + L3 + R3 – Unload webMAN from memory / set fan to the “PS2 Emulator” speed

    HINT: The combos above can be used in-game pressing {PS} then the combo buttons.

    To use “SELECT+L1/R1″ for scrolling last 5 games you must load at least three different games (via browser or from “My Games”). Otherwise nothing will happen when you hit the combo.

    In [Files] browser mode clicking <dir> will mount the selected folder as /dev_bdvd and /app_home, allowing you to install PKG files from local drives

    Formats supported by webMAN:

    * PS3 games in JB/folder format
    * PS3 ISO games (in /PS3ISO) – split supported
    * PSP ISO games (in /PSPISO and /ISO) – PSP Launcher 2.00 (from Cobra) is required for PSP ISO!
    (ISO only – not CSO. multiMAN can be used to convert CSO games into ISO format)
    * PS2 ISO games (/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO only)
    * PS1 ISO/BIN games (in /PSXISO and /PSXGAMES)
    * DVD movies in ISO format (in /DVDISO) – split supported
    * Blu-ray movies in ISO format (in /BDISO) – split supported
    * Network games in ISO/JB format, BDISO and DVDISO

    webMAN requires a modified ps3netsrv and won’t work with the one from the cobra-rogero official rar/zip.
    I’ll repost the link with my modifications just in case:

    Split format is MyTitle.iso.0 — MyTitle.iso.15

    You can use split ISO on usb/hdd, but not over network. It won’t cache anything – it will just work – no delays.

    For best results you will have to make the plugin load at COBRA7 system boot:
    * Copy webftp_server.sprx to /dev_hdd0
    * Create a text file boot_plugins.txt and upload it to your PS3 in /dev_hdd0
    * Edit your category_game.xml (/dev_blind/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/category_game.xml) – the only change in this xml is to add one line. If you’re scared to do that, here is my category_game.xml – this is from COBRA7-ROGERO with only added “My Game” folder in the “GAME” column:

    This is all you need:

    1) webftp_server.sprx (in /dev_hdd0) ->
    2) boot_plugins.txt (in /dev_hdd0) -> (unzip the file)
    3) category_game.xml (in /dev_blind/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/) (unzip the file)
    4) PS3 browser set in Tools -> Confirmation on Browser Close -> “OFF”

    6) modified ps3netsrv for network games (net_host)
    7) prepNTFS for PS3/PSX/BD/DVD ISOS stored on external NTFS drives.

    How to install webMAN on a Cobra CFW

    1) Update to the latest webMAN (
    2) Disable webMAN’s spoofing option in [Setup]
    * You can skip 1) and 2) if you don’t use webMAN
    3) If you used mmCM, start it and disable spoofing in settings – it will reboot your ps3
    4) After restart your PS3 should report the real version
    5) Install the CFW with Cobra
    6) Replace category_game.xml so that webMAN shows again in XMB
    HINT: For easier installation of webMAN use XMB MOD Manager or COBRA CFW Tools.

    To make the plugin load at system startup:
    * Copy webftp_server.sprx to /dev_hdd0 (so its path will be /dev_hdd0/webftp_server.sprx)
    * Create (or edit) /dev_hdd0/boot_plugins.txt and add a line for the new plugin: /dev_hdd0/webftp_server.sprx

    Loading games in folder/iso format takes only 1-2 seconds, completely discless, child-proof.

    If you add/remove games or attach new usb hdds you will have to use the “Refresh Game List” option in “My Games” or simply restart the system. A restart is actually required for the PS3 to re-read the regenerated fb.xml.

    Note: PRX Loader must be run on every reboot. To make the sprx load when the system boots, install a CFW with Cobra 7.x or use PRX Loader.

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    Iris ManagerEstwald have released a new version of Iris Manager v2.93

    IrisManager is an open source manager originally developed by Estwald (aka Hermes) and D_Skywalk, based on HermesManager. It is a completly legal open code manager Made with Homebrew tools.

    Supports the custom firmwares: 3.41 (Hermes), 3.55 (Kmeaw), 4.21 & 4.30 CEX (with LV1 access,
    like Rogero or Rebug), 4.31 CFW, 4.21 DEX, 4.40 CEX MLT, 4.41CFW, 4.41DEX CFW, 4.46CFW,
    COBRA 7.0 and 4.50 CEX/DEX, 4.53 CEX and 4.55 CEX.

    IMPORTANT: After installing the PKG, restart the PS3, if Iris Manager was loaded before.

    What’s New in version 2.93:

    - Updated the ISO tools ( ) to patch ISO games
      with required FW version up to 4.60 in patchps3iso
    - By request of Lustar ( GameTDB ) I have introduced a new system to update the covers (covers):
      Iris Manager now use the User Agent "IrisManager - v2.93" to access that server.
    - In the game updates, the User Agent was changed also to simulate a PC
    - Added support ( for Cobra / Mamba ) for Bluray movies, DVD Video and MKV (using "BluRay Drive"
      on Showtime).
      In the "Homebrew" category the homebrews/PSN are listed first and in the new "Films" category
      (only the movies are listed)
    NOTE 1: As a reminder, pressing R3 / L3 you access the various categories.
    * Supports internal (hdd0) and external hard drives in NTFS, EXTx or FAT format.
    * The bluray movies should be in the root folder /BDISO, the DVD movies in /DVDISO (as in multiMAN).
      Subfolders are allowed and a JPG with the same name as the ISO is supported as cover
      (e.g. my_film.iso -> my_film.jpg as cover).
      The display name is taken from the file itself, so it is recommended to edit it if it is too long
      or non descriptive.
    * The MKV should go in the root folder /MKV.
      Subfolders are allowed and a JPG with the same name as the ISO is supported as cover
      (e.g. my_film.mkv -> my_film.jpg as cover).
      The display name is taken from the file itself, so it is recommended to edit it if it is too long
      or non descriptive.
      After selecting a movie, an ISO is created dynamically to associate with the BDVD unit,
      then Showtime is launched to play it.
    NOTE 2: For films the Options menu (accessed with SELECT) is not available.
    NOTE 3: We have also made ​​other changes to the code level, such as the inclusion in main.h
            of the tags that define the internal flags for the games / movies.
            I hope that I have not screwed it up in the translation of the code.
    NOTE 4: In principle, the support for /BDISO and /DVDISO was included thinking on those who have
            a broken the Bluray drive.  Since we were doing this, MKV support was added (creating
            a dynamically ISO) if someone wants to use such films using covers.
            Showtime can play perfectly these movies with its NTFS support and it also allows you
            to navigate freely between directories: this option is mainly for geeks.

    Download Iris Manager from the Brewology Store.

    You can download the source code, compilers (Win32) and libraries from here:

    The official package for Iris Manager 2.93 can be downloaded from:

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    eEID Root Key Dumper flat_z has ported his “amazing” EID Root Key Dumper to dump the root key of your PS3 directly from GameOS on 4.50 (CEX).

    It is not longer needed to downgrade to 3.55 to get your root key, which is useful to access the content of your PS3 HDD on the PC or convert your CEX to DEX, among other uses.



    * install package

    * Unplug all USB devices

    * run eEID_RKDumper from XMB

    * It will show a black screen (no GUI) for 10-15 seconds, then 3 beeps and restart the console automatically

    * FTP (other otherwise) retrieve your eid_root_key / PCK1 from /dev_hdd0/tmp/eid_root_key   or for 4.50 in /dev_hdd0/game/FLTZ00010/USRDIR

    Download it from the Brewology Store.

    News Source: PS3HAX

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