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October is a strong month including multiple Announcements and Releases nearly accross the whole "PlayStation-Platform". And while most of all Gamers outside are already waiting for a announcement of a "PS4 successor", there are also a lot of Gamers who enjoys their Games in a "new Virtual Reality" (literally speaking). Sony already delivered a solution for the PS4 - as you probably heard of it - the PlayStation VR (or PSVR in short). While the sales figures shows that we can speak about the PlayStation VR as a success together with the fact that they are the only manufacturer for consoles allowing Virtual Reality without competition, many Gamers were satisfied about the experience with it. But some of them still had critics which is OK, since the PSVR wasn't perfect. Let's have to be honest. Since it's launch back in 2016, the PSVR still can be seen as a "gimmick" and not as a "PlayStation Replacement". But this isn't because of the lack of power this device can deliver. It is more because the Developers can't handle to deliver the usability for a "AAA Game Title" since your actions and movements are limited. But this could maybe change in Future, according to a new Patent Filing!​
UPDATE v1.01 - New Improvements
Earlier this month developer m0rph3us1987 provided a new update (v1.01) for this NES emulator for exploited PS4 Consoles. In this update the ROM Folder can be changed with an edit to the config file, The NES "Select" button is now mapped to the PS4 Touchpad, which is a way to use the PS4 touchpad but eventually it would be great to see a feature to use something like the DualShock 4 Touchpad to play games that would require the Zapper Gun like the iconic Duck Hunt.. Hopefully some developer's agree and could implement something like that in the future (surely easier said then done.) and how back to reality you can see the latest changes in the update marked v1.01 below:
@Bobby_Downgrades not only released a suite of 4.83 STANDARD CEX CFW for the PS3, but also a suite of 4.83 COBRA CFW, developer Alexander recently also released a COBRA CFW now he two will differ a bit as this one from @Bobby_Downgrades is based off COBRA v7.3 (a lite version), so while both are 4.83 Cobra CFW the payloads while very similar are different versions.. The COBRA Editions contain all the Standard CEX features plus the extra Cobra features, plugin support, ISO Support, Network Streaming Support for Game over your local network are just some of those features added with the Cobra payload. Additional information about this release can see below along with the NoBD and NoBT editions to go along for those damaged console that rely on those type of builds.​

Following the release of 4.83 FERROX COBRA, we have developer @Bobby_Downgrades who has dropped various editions of 4.83 Custom Firmware, first off is a suite of standard cex choices, If your console is running perfectly fine and has no damaged components the the regular standard cex will do just fine, but you have an issue where BD / Logic Board or the Bluetooth/WiFi chip then there is special version of the firmware to bypass those components and allow for your PS3 to be used agai (minus those components)

This Standard CEX features all the usual CFW Patches for operating Homebrew App and personal backups, plus a few extra options for this CFW that can be seen in the details below​
Following the release of 4.83 OFW update from Sony, developer @Evilnat did not waste no time in providing a spoofing solution for 4.82 CFW's with the release of SEN Enabler (which also contains many useful features for 4.83 CFW user's as well), but now the developer has a "cool" update in the forum of 4.83 CFW (CEX) Support for the Control Fan Utility (originally developed by Estwald), this utility was and still is generous (webMAN / webMAN MOD / SMAN have a variant and a different approach, but somewhat same result in the end, so do not use both and see what you like best!!) as it monitors the PS3 Internal temperatures of the CPU and RSX and adjust the fan speed accordingly cooling your system more effective then default Sony settings. Those have been proven to be problematic on some of those early gen models where more juice to the fan could perhaps of prevented some console from being damaged. If your console is not in a well ventilated or hot environment or you just want an extra layer of protection to help aid in the prevention of your PS3 console from overheating then this is a great utility only for PS3 Custom Firmware users.​

Following the 4.83 Official Firmware update for the PS3, not only did it close the PS3Xploit's for installing CFW on 4.82 and also the HAN Exploit, but it also means its time for a round of Custom Firmware updates for excising CFW user's. So if your first experience on CFW was on 4.82 on your on 4.82 CFW, then all you do is update to a 4.83 CFW of your choice and install the pup the same way you would an official update from a USB STORAGE DEVICE, but of course with the CFW PUP. This release of 4.83 FERROX COBRA CFW from developer @Alexander is a Cobra CFW, so it has all the features of a Standard CFW, plus contains the special Cobra payload which provides background running plugin support, PS3/PS2/PS1/PSP ISO Support some of the features this payload provides, (note standard CFW can install MAMBA and replicate many COBRA features) All details of this release can be found in the Translated notes found below from developer Alexander.​
Considering the mess of CyanogenPSP, an old project of mine (@Joel16) that I wrote when I was around 16, I wanted to give my favorite handled one final contribution. CyanogenPSP, may *look good* and *work* well in the most part, however the code base that it uses is a huge horrible mess and I can't emphasize it any further. I'm noticing this now as I approach my final year in Computer Engineering. The file manager in it never even worked, the coding concepts used inside of it is very bad, many duplicate functions that do the same thing, no proper error handling, bad use of resources etc. I wouldn't want anyone to use that as a code base to anything, hence why I want to make one final contribution no matter how late it is. A final contribution with a clean, dev-friendly open source code base. My answer to this CM File Manager PSP - a minimalistic approach to a file manager with a variety of user friendly features. PS. I don't care how late this is, the PSP is an amazing device and I want to do this even if just 3-4 people are interested.​

Have you noticed that mystery timer on the mainpage counting down to this date? Well, hopefully you were not too excited as it has nothing to do with any new releases but the countdown is rather to celebrate the 4th birthday for the community. It was back on October 14, 2014 that we officially launched to the public. Since that 4 years, alot has changed in this community and its been the location for many great things in the community, This is thanks to many great people who visit these virtual hallways leaving a piece of their wisdom and supporting the community.
The newly released OpenBOR Plus port for the PS3 keeps on improving with the latest updates to the Game Engine coming from developer White Dragon, since the debut of this PS3 Homebrew (for CFW) there has been a number of improvements BGM Player Support, Increased Game Compatibility as games like He-Man and other with a larger Aspect Ratio now work in latest updates are just some of the enchantments to hit the port recently. Various elements are sure progressing nicely with this port since its inception and the issues overcame in development (see more about development here) have been great to witness, this dev is no doubt putting together a great and welcome addition to the PS3 Homebrew Library. What are some of your favorite games to play with this Game Engine?
UPDATE (Oct. 17) - IMPROVED 4.83 CFW Support adding in v6.1.0
Since the 4.83 firmware update PS3 CFW user's have been shut out of PSN, but developer @Evilnat comes to the rescue with the release of SEN Enabler v6.0.9 which contains support for 4.83 firmware by providing a spoof for current 4.82 CFW's, so that means PSN Access are now restored, Support for 4.83 CFW has been added, but since we have not seen any release's yet this aspect of the update has been untested, You can keep this page bookmarked as we will be updating it when CFW's and other hombrew / tools & utilities become available with new 4.83 support, You can view all the details of this update from Evilnat's release notes found below​