PS3 4.84.3 STARBUGED (w/ COBRA 8.01) - New update in from Habib

Discussion in 'PS3 Jailbreak CFW and PS3HEN' started by habib, Mar 18, 2019.

By habib on Mar 18, 2019 at 11:21 PM
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    Following the introduction of 4.84 STARBUGED CFW for the PS3, which also gave us the introduction of Cobra v8.0x from developer @habib, Has now followed up that cfw release with 4.84.3 STARBUGED (w/ Cobra 8.01) that contains some more candy for the scene. As the developer has provided new features once again with this update with the ability to Hardcode Kernel Plugins, which can be useful for things like MAMBA (a Cobra Alternative) as it can not be ran as a kernel plugin. Down below you will see the technical aspects of what this update has provided from Ps3 CFW Developer @habib.​



    • 4.84.3 Starbuged + Cobra v8.01 CFW
      Starbuged = Starbucks Release + Rebug Seasoning

      What's New in 4.84.3?
      1. Hardcoded kernel plugin
      2. Whole kernel 8mb is RWX including kernel alloc. you can use sc15 alloc, copy payload and execute like that as well but its better to use opcodes for kernel plugins
      3. Fixed minor bug in non cobra sc15​

      what does it do?

      • it loads plugins from /dev_hdd0/boot_plugins_nocobra.txt and boot_plugins_kernel_nocobra.txt
      • it fixes issue where nocobra and hdd format will make ps2 not work on bc/semi-bc

      what plugins can do?
      • load mamba and isolate cobra functions, modify it. e.g ps3mapi without cobra. i hate cobra being bloated with homebrew blockers etc

      for devs:
      • for mamba payload hdd0 is already mounted, prefer to load your code in main() instead of using the cellfsutil hook...regardless mamba works 90%
      • also dont forget to remove dev_hdd0/tmp/loadoptical flag for bc and semi-bc ps3

      cobra plugins will NOT work when cobra disabled

      • FEATURE – COBRA 8.01 (Enabled by default)
        • Background running plugins at boot time (sprx)
        • ISO Support: PS1/PS2/PS3/PSP/DVD/BluRay (Split ISO support on FAT32 drives)
        • Network Support: PS1/PS3/DVD/BluRay /PKGs
        • Blu Ray Movie region free functionality NTFS HDD Support (prepNTFS, or multiMAN Required to scan contents)
        • PS2 ISO Support for BC (HW) / non-BC (SW) Consoles
        • Syscall 11 – Cobra lv1 Peek
        • Syscall 15 – Allow execution of any LV2 internal function
        • PSNPatch stealth plugin support
          • ***ISO rips are required to get 100% support, for ex) after disabling syscalls, games like Call of Duty will not be able to play unless you use ISO rips, please DO NOT expect everything to be fully functional when you are disabling the built-in features from COBRA. Folder rips are NOT compatible with PSNPatch’s stealth mode due to its ability to disable COBRA’s disc-less feature for folder JB rips****
        • PS3MAPI support, allows you to attach process on both CEX/DEX via its own API app.
        • Backup Protection Removal, Add full PS3 Backup support on all multiMAN/sMAN/webMAN,IRIS manager forks and Managunz.
        • Allow modification on Syscall 6/7/8/9/10/11/15.
        • Burned/Burnt optical media support for PS1/PS3 Games on All models
        • Homebrew blocker – blocks homebrew access while Syscalls are disabled
        • Added in v8.00 Run payload with Kernel privileges - Added option to run payload with kernel privileges like ps vita skprx. this is a big thing! one can make hooks, printf to socat, do whatever they feel like they need to do. at the current time only one payload is supported at a time. in the future i might increase this
        • Added in v8.00 Boot times speed improved - as there is no stage1.
        • Added in v8.00 PS2 bc and semi bc consoles wont load iso when cobra disabled - disable cobra using opcode)
        • Added in v8.01 Added support for dynamic memory payloads, 5 of them can be started from "/dev_hdd0/boot_plugins_kernel.txt"
        • Added in v8.01 toolchain updated to support dynamic address loading.
          Added in v8.01 For applications, you can also mount em, and unmount em separately
      • FEATURE – Full Polish support for XMB/PS2 Emu (Provide full Polish character support)
      • FEATURE – Cinavia protection fully disabled (Supports optical media/bd iso, AACS must be decrypted)
      • FEATURE – Homebrew store compatibility (Downloading debug signed packages is now available on retail CFW.)
      • FEATURE – PSN/SEN Accessibility (PSN /SEN Accessible , until the next OFW update)
      • FEATURE – XMBM+ Compatibility (XMB Manager Plus developed by Team XMBM now supported via standalone pkgs.)
      • FEATURE – HAN Toolbox Compatibility (HAN Toolbox Support added for testing HAN Signed pkgs on CFW)
      • FEATURE – Enhanced Remote Play (This unlocks the limitation of working apps/games for remote play, by disabling SFO flag check)
      • FEATURE – In Game Screenshot (Allows taking screenshots in Game
      • FEATURE – QA Token compatibility
      • FEATURE – OtherOS++ support enabled (Use Rebug Toolbox to Boot OtherOS with different LV1 patches)
      • FEATURE – Package Manager (Replacement for the standard ‘Install Package Files’ option)
      • FEATURE – FSELF compatibility (Fake Signed ELF is supported)
      • FEATURE (Optional) Toolbox 02.03.00
        • TOGGLE XMB CFW SETTINGS Enable or Disable mysis’s XMB CFW settings plugin v0.1. The feature is available via Network Column on XMB after Enabled.
        • TOGGLE COBRA MODE: COBRA mode ACTIVE by default, this option can toggle COBRA mode to enable COBRA 8.00 payload on boot
        • TOGGLE QA: Enable/Disable QA flag. Enable for easy downgrade and other extra features on all 3.55-4.84 CFW.
        • TOGGLE RECOVERY MODE: Enable/Disable Recover Mode flag. When enabled your PS3 will reboot into Recovery Mode.
        • LOAD LV2 KERNEL: Load lv2_kernel.self.[KERNEL_NAME] from USB or /dev_hdd0
        • BACKUP/RESTORE XREGISTRY: Backup or Restore the PS3 system settings from USB
        • RESIZE VFLASH/NAND REGIONS: Resize VFLASH/NAND Region 5 to allow install of OtherOS.
        • INSTALL PETITBOOT: Install Petitboot to VFLASH/NAND Region 5 from USB.
        • SET GAMEOS BOOT FLAG: Sets the GameOS boot flag. Use this if your PS3 is having trouble booting PS2 titles after running OtherOS or is accidentally sending you back to OtherOS when trying to enter recovery mode.
        • CREATE PACKAGES FOLDER ON PS3: Create /dev_hdd0/packages folder or your PS3 to be used with Package Manager.
        • EXPORT HYPERVISOR LV1 MEMORY: Save LV1 memory to dev_usb000 or dev_usb006 or dev_hdd0 if usb is not found.
        • EXPORT GAMEOS LV2 MEMORY: Save LV2 memory to dev_usb000 or dev_usb006 or dev_hdd0 if usb is not found.
        • EXPORT FLASH TO FILE: Backup your current NOR/NAND to file on dev_usb000. Takes about 45secs for NAND
        • DUMP EID ROOT KEY: Dump your eid root key.
      • FEATURE – XMB CFW settings v0.1a (Optional)
        • XMB Icons for various CFW tasks, available in Network Column (on XMB) Simply select and the task is executed!
        • Settings – Toggle COBRA
        • Dump Tools – Klicense, File Secure ID, IDPS, Disc Hash keyService Tools – Display Minimum Downgrade FW Version, Rebuild Database, Check File System, Entering Recovery Mode (NOR Models Only)
        • Advanced Service Tools – Entering FSM (!!!DO NOT Install FW while on FSM that may lead RSOD!!!), Remarry BD drive and RSOD fix
      • PATCHED – Appldr: LV2 memory hash check is disabled (Memory protection on LV2 is disabled in higher level)
      • PATCHED – LV1: Disable System Integrity Check (Safe to use with mismatched COREOS/SYSCON versions or if PS3 is not QA enabled)
      • PATCHED – LV1: Undocumented function 114 (Allow mapping of protected memory)
      • PATCHED – LV1: Skip all ACL Checks (Needed to allow booting of OtherOS)
      • PATCHED – LV1: Peek and Poke support (Unused LV1 call 182 and 183)
      • PATCHED – LV2: Peek and Poke support (LV2 Syscall 6 and 7)
      • PATCHED – LV2: Peek and Poke support for LV1 (LV2 Syscall 8 and 9)
      • PATCHED – LV2: LV1 CALL System call (LV2 Syscall 10)
      • PATCHED – LV2: Allow execution of any LV2 internal function (LV2 Syscall 15)
      • PATCHED – Recovery: Prevent accidental OFW update while on Recovery mode
      • PATCHED – VSH: Allow Unsigned act.dat and *.rif files
      • PATCHED – VSH: Disable NEW PSP DRM Check (Allowing unsigned PSP pkg contents on 4.75 or higher CFW)
      • PATCHED – VSH: Disable Epilepsy Warning for Faster Boot-Up Speed

    Download (& Source Code): 4.84.3 STARBUGED
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Discussion in 'PS3 Jailbreak CFW and PS3HEN' started by habib, Mar 18, 2019.

    1. Joonie
      Yeah please go ahead, at some point I built all my files with IRD and never had a single problem :P
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    2. noname99zzz
      It's going to take a while.

      I used to have all my ISOs built with IRD too. But I realized that it wastes space and there's the danger of installing the update file (this was before backup managers redirected the PS3_UPDATE folder).
    3. kozarovv
      I found few threads about it, without any solution. But probably nobody tested with IRD, is not popular method if you don't have ODE.

      Btw. This can be somehow related to cobra fake disctype. I don't know. :)
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    4. Joonie
      I think the issue is coming from the ISO built as in game iso instead of movie iso or vice versa :P
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    5. sandungas
      Is not enought with saying "game is in ISO format" btw...
      The ISOs generated by ps3geniso/multiman and makeps3iso/iris is different and each of them could have specific problems

      So.. incase you made the ISO with ps3gen i suggest to try again with makeps3iso
      Incase this doesnt works, yeah.. you could create it with IRD (this format pretends to be a 1:1 clone of the original disc)

      I never liked the original format though... it just adds problems
      Actually, at the time estwald was writing makeps3iso he focused in "removing" all posible "sony weirdness" and problems of the structure... so the ISOs made by makeps3iso pretends to be the most simple posible

      Btw, right now i remember another problem a bit related...
      There are some PS3 bluray games that have multiple "boot points" (in other words, have several EBOOT.BIN)
      The standard is in folder PS3_GAME
      And the additionals are in PS3_GM01, PS3_GM02, PS3_GM03, etc...

      At this point there is not any backup manager able to make a backup of that paths
      As far i know and remember... iris (and his forks) can mount the disc structure (so you can see several icons in XMB game column)... but if you try to make a backup of it the folders PS3_GM01, PS3_GM02, PS3_GM03 are "missing"

      This is probably one of the last "missing features" we dont have working yet
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    6. noname99zzz
      The ISO is created with genps3iso as are all my other ISOs. This one was created with either genps3iso_v2.0.exe or genps3iso_v2.5.exe, I don't remember. I recreated most of them when it was discovered that ISOs made with genps3iso_v2.0.exe can be burned (not that I plan to burn them, but just in case), but I think I might have skipped this one.

      The ISO is still extracting.
      So which tool should use now? I can create ISO with IRD using genps3iso_v2.5.exe, or should I try with makeps3iso.exe (I have the one from PS3 ISO TOOLS V2.2)?
    7. Joonie
      Try both makeps3iso and 3K3Y's isotools 1.34.9
    8. noname99zzz
      Do you have a trusted download link for this?
    9. Joonie

      Attached Files:

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    10. Joonie
    11. noname99zzz
      Didn't help.
      Excuse the horrible quality photo: [​IMG]

      P.S. How do you take these screenshots?
    12. Joonie
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    13. noname99zzz
      :confused3: I couldn't access the XMB when the Multiman message appeared. I only got: turn of controller, turn off system (the menu which normally shows when long-pressing the PS button).

      Anyway... makeps3iso is still making the ISO, 37.5 GiB so far.
    14. Joonie
      So I did some testing myself, I built the US rip with both makeps3iso and 3k3y's isotool w/ IRD, and all the result were the same as @noname99zzz 's result.

      I guess @kozarovv was right after all :) FYI @sandungas

    15. aldostools
      Then, is there an issue in Mamba/PRX Loader 4.84.1 yes or not? I ask because I saw you mentioned me in a post.

      BTW Could you please test the black screen issue with "Mamba 484D" in IRISMAN 4.84.2?
      @CFW-User reported that it gets a black screen in DEX mode, but not when Mamba/PRX Loader 4.84.1 is used.

      I uploaded the source code of these projects to my github
      Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
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    16. Joonie
      This has nothing to do with Mamba. So far I confirmed folder, ISO made by makeps3iso and 3k3y isotool all resulted the same. the guy said mamba+psnpatch makes an issue with a different error code (80010516)

      I installed <- this one and it freezes on launch when cobra's disabled which means mamba got loaded.
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    17. aldostools
      Does it work as JB folder? If it does, then that use method ;)

      What confuses me is that he reported that the same payload works if Mamba/PRX Loader is used... IIRC I used the same payload in both tools.
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    18. CFW-User
      While it does work with Mamba installed, I also mentioned that the Mamba installer had installed the version for 4.81 DEX.
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    19. noname99zzz
      @aldostools IRISMAN 4.84.2 doesn't freeze or black screen for me, nether does Mamba/PRX Loader 4.84.1. I'm using 4.84.3 STARBUGED with COBRA disabled.

      The problem is with Mamba/PRX Loader when I try to launch a game after PSN Patch plugin has disabled CFW.

      I don't know how to test this with IRISMAN's MAMBA payload. If I try to load /dev_hdd0/psnpatch.sprx in webman-MOD's PS3MAPI section, the PS3 freezes.
      Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
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    20. Joonie
      The issue with MGS HD Collection's BD MOVIE not being played happens on all conditions. (I also tested folder method)

      The guy's another issue with MAMBA+PSNPatch throws 80010516 happens on every game runs

      Not sure, sk1e payload loads fine and MAMBA loader hasn't been tested.



      by the way IRISMAN freezes when webMAN's loaded while COBRA's active.

      The screenshot above was taken while webMAN's disabled.
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