PS3 COBRA 7.52 (Homebrew Blocker for PSN & more) + REBUG TOOLBOX 02.02.13 (NEW Cobra Payload Updater)

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By STLcardsWS on Feb 21, 2017 at 6:56 PM
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    It has been quite impressive seeing the progression of the COBRA payload over time, COBRA originally debut on the PS3 way back in 2011 as the CobraUSB (by Team Cobra) this refers to version 1.0 - 6.0 of the payload. This is the period that the device was closed sourced and locked down to Cobra's USB dongle. After the device was put aside and shelved by Team Cobra, it laid dormant for sometime, not keeping up with firmware updates and leaving user with many bugs for the early 4.2x CFWs. There was some public pressure for the team to release the source code and with Team Cobra at the time launching a new product in the ODE, the team folded to public pressure and we seen the source code release(s) and the Open Source Cobra (usb-less version) refers to v7.0+ (which currently we stand at version 7.52)

    Since that source code release we have seen the likes of @Joonie, @habib, @KW, @deank, @_NzV_ & @aldostools. make various improvements to COBRA and the evolution continues with release and progression of version 7.52 by Joonie that has added various new elements to the payload like the new Homebrew Blocker (by KW & aldostools) that blocks various homebrew when CFW syscalls are disabled from being executed when connecting to PSN, user' have the ability to create custom cfg list to add any additional homebrew then the defaults offer (details listed in the release quote below). Also in v7.52 a fix was provided by Habib that repairs lv1 peek support within multiMAN.

    Joonie, has an additional surprise as updating COBRA just got alot easier for REBUG user's as an update has been released for REBUG Toolbox with a new feature: that will allow you to download/update the payload directly from the toolbox, see the easy tutorial (w/ pics) that Joonie has provided. Please take note that this is ONLY for REBUG 4.81.XX CFW user's you should not use this on lower version or other COBRA CFW such as Habib's.

    • cobra_7.51.png
      COBRA 7.52
      I updated the COBRA revision to 7.52 from 7.51 the source is available in this commit:

      The Following Changes have been added:

      Homebrew Blocker
      By default, COBRA can block following apps from being launched "ONLY AFTER" Syscalls are disabled by stealth plugins and homebrews​
      • BLES806XX Multiman and assorted tools are in the format BLES806**
      • BLJS10018 PSNPatch Stealth (older versions were already detected as non-NP/BC/BL)
      • BLES08890 PSNope by user
      • BLES13408 FCEU NES Emulator
      • BLES01337 Awesome File Manager
      • BLND00001 dev_blind
      • NPEA90124 SEN Enabler
      And custom config files can be used for white/black listing apps/homebrews/games as you need​

      Here's the original quote by @kokotonix about this feature:
      So after disabling syscalls, launching homebrews will result following

      and also, I realized many people having hard time updating their COBRA binaries, I decided to add a new feature to REBUG TOOLBOX

      COBRA Payload Updater
      Currently the toolbox has a detection for lower revisions of COBRA.

      So any version "below 7.52 and 4.81.X" will be supported [REBUG REX / D-REX 4.81.1 and 4.81.2] REBUG 4.80 and below are NOT supported, neither NON-REBUG (Meaning CFWs like HABIB,FERROX and such). AGAIN NOT DECR!!​

      Here's a little tutorial that can help you understand how it works:


      • REBUG 4.81.1 or 4.81.2
      • COBRA 7.31~7.51

      1. Firstly make sure you're on REBUG 4.81.X [1 or 2] and COBRA must be active prior to the update, otherwise the option will NOT be shown

      2. Locate the option COBRA Payload Updater

      3. Select "UPDATE"

      4. "COBRA payload updated!" will be shown when finished

      5. Exiting the toolbox will restart the system to apply the change

      6. Enjoy the new COBRA 7.52

      Here's the quick summary and the download link for the new toolbox 2.02.13​

      1. COBRA Payload 7.52 including

      • @habib's bug fix for lv1 peek support for multiMAN,
      • @deank's backup disc support for PS3 games
      • KW and @aldostools's homebrew blocker thanks to @kokotonix for informing

      2. COBRA Updater for REBUG 4.81.X

      REBUG 4.80 and below are NOT supported, neither NON-REBUG (Meaning CFWs like HABIB,FERROX and such) AGAIN NOT DECR!!

    Last edited: Feb 22, 2017


Discussion in 'PS3 News' started by STLcardsWS, Feb 21, 2017.

    1. nCadeRegal
      Cobra updater is huge, awesome feature that was added by joonster.
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    2. WTF-IGO

      Also in v7.52 a fix was provided by Habib that repairs lv1 peek support within multiMAN.


      Ok, it was added in v7.51, but it doesn't matter.

    3. Joonie

      I also edited my post about warning DECR users.

      4.81.XX [RED/D-REX] only, excluding DECR LE..
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    4. Derf Jagged
      Derf Jagged
      What about Rebug GEX users?

      /s, brilliant work as always Joonie.
    5. Joonie
      Where's the REBUG GEX Edition? I've never made it and not supported obviously.

      REX/D-REX support includes both CEX and DEX

      NOT GEX neither DEH (DECR)
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    6. Derf Jagged
      Derf Jagged
      Only joking :nevreness:

      Though I'm curious, are reverters for GEX->CEX possible, and have the handful of arcade game dongles been dumped for preservation? They must be pretty damn rare to come by.
    7. Joonie
      You own GEX console? GEX firmware is basically the same as DEX without dev_flash afaik.

      I think you can convert GEX to DEX or CEX (Theoretically).

      And also, you can decrypt those data inside dongles without converting to CEX, Mathieu and @zecoxao used to work together and made a tool to decrypt the encrypted data on dongles for GEX.
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    8. Derf Jagged
      Derf Jagged
      No, I don't own one. Though I think if I did, I'd probably keep it as is in a cabinet instead of tinkering with it unless I had an undumped firmware.

      That's interesting that it's similar to DEX. I would have thought it'd essentially be the same as SEX firmware since it's basically locked to play one game.

      Awesome stuff, thanks for the info :)
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    9. Zoilus
      wow this is great and of course i have some ?'s :)

      the latest psn patch is supposed to already block homebrews, so if we put something on the blacklist and we're not sure if psn patch already blocked it , when we used it to disable syscalls , would that cause a conflict?

      I know that when I tested a homebrew like artemis after using psn patch ...artemis will only semi work, it puts up notification boxes but the part that actually writes codes into the game doesn't....

      ....if we put artemis on the whitelist or any other homebrew that normally doesn't work after using psn patch to disable syscalls, does this mean that those apps in the whitelist will now work even after using psn patch to disable cfw? another example: normally webman/wMM will not work properly like for loading games after using psn patch, so if we whitelist it, would it work too? (im not going to do this...just an example lol)

      and thanks @Joonie and anybody everybody involved, yet again more great developments/advancements..... 2017 has been stellar!
    10. Joonie
      I don't think whitelisting artemis will help you get the full functionality if you disable CFW syscalls, because artemis relies on COBRA, so if you disable COBRA's feature then it won't likely work fully.

      Whitelisting apps only helps you run apps/homebrews that are fully functional even after disabling CFW syscalls (like movian or ftp homebrew)
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    11. Zoilus
      ahhhhh I get it now...and it makes alot more sense. thanks @Joonie for clearing it up and for doing another great job

      oh so is this taking the place of the next release you were working on? I know I read somewhere that you said you were decided on not including webman on your next cfw ...I see webman in this toolbox , so is that something still being worked on ...or does this update take care of that?
    12. Joonie
      Well, I don't think I'll release 4.81.3, instead I will probably release this on, and inform about future releases will not include webMAN MOD anymore, for now I will leave it as is.

      But future FW will not include webMAN MOD and toggling webMAN MOD will also be gone.
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    13. Zoilus
      thanks for the response and I agree with it not being included in future releases. thanks again
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    14. noctis90210
      why drop those feature? will it be ok if that feature will remain toggle on/off? rather than downloading a separate pkg for updating the webman?
    15. Joonie

      Frankly speaking, I've been fed up with issues/questions about how to use or fix webMAN MOD every time there's new major changes, and it turns into CFW problems which isn't even true.

      People don't usually change their setup after installing new FW, only those early adopters or non-gamers tend to mess with homebrew and CFWs, so I decide to go with stability rather than conveniences.
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    16. noctis90210
      i hope even wmm will say goodbye to rebugtoolbox setting, i hope you still include it as a pkg file inside the cfw like the one you did on rebug toolbox... :)
    17. Joonie
      Unfortunately the size is too big, I'll probably link the download page on instead..

      And toggle webMAN will only work up to 3.55-4.81, but not for later versions
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    18. alimao

      erro @deank's backup disc support for PS3 games
      Any solution ? Restarting the console with disk inside works
    19. Joonie
      What is your burned media? did you use BD-RE ?
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