PS3 PASTA 4.84 COBRA 8.1 (DEX) CFW by Joonie

Discussion in 'PS3 Jailbreak CFW and PS3HEN' started by STLcardsWS, Mar 28, 2019.

By STLcardsWS on Mar 28, 2019 at 10:10 PM
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    The PlayStation 3 (PS3) CFW development and really just development in general has been stuck in high gear after an initial slow start with the release of 4.84 OFW but developer's now seems to be rolling along at a rapid pace with new advancements around every corner and that has not stopped as it seems everyone is getting a little love on the PS3 .This time around those that have DEX FW needs on your debug units, CFW developer @Joonie has you covered with a new flavor of PASTA (DEX) COBRA CFW that now includes the once again updated COBRA payload to the NEW version 8.1, all details surrounding the changes and this latest DEX Cobra CFW can be found in the release notes provided by @Joonie.

    Also see the other PASTA flavors here (such as a standard version)


    • COBRA 8.1 Edition
      MD5 : 8e0d3abd82d5ba44ceb6e56e9ddc1336 Release date : 03/28/2019!qYIAxASJ!h8fIFiYMtw3_zERctroftRF2Has0d_TCqdhcOId7-Pw

      Patch notes:
      • 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)

      Cobra 8.1 (Enabled by Default)
      1. Stage0 now supports kernel & VSH plugin on both Cobra and non-Cobra mode.
      Cobra mode
      *dev_hdd0/boot_plugins_kernel.txt* required for kernel plugin
      *dev_hdd0/boot_plugins.txt* required for VSH boot plugin​

      non-cobra mode
      *dev_hdd0/boot_plugins_kernel_nocobra_dex.txt* required for kernel plugin
      *dev_hdd0/boot_plugins_nocobra_dex.txt* required for VSH boot plugin​

      (Rebuilding database can remove these two flag files to disable plugins.)

      2. loadoptical flag is created when stage2 is not running even after HDD format
      *non cobra mode only, this is only beneficial for BC/Semi BC users who do not use Cobra*)

      Thanks to @habib

    Last edited: Mar 28, 2019


Discussion in 'PS3 Jailbreak CFW and PS3HEN' started by STLcardsWS, Mar 28, 2019.

    1. ISAK.M
      Nice, dope name aswell "Pasta" :D
    2. CFW-User
      @Joonie I know you are not the developer of PSNPatch, but do you know why block PSN access isn't working on DEX?
    3. Casavult
      Thanks Joonie!

      P.S. Rebug got an update also ;)
    4. psykosis
      PSNPatch was designed for CEX consoles.
      Installing the PSNPatch Safety Plugin

      THE SAFETY PLUGIN DOES NOT WORK ON DEX FIRMWARE. Some people have also reported boot issues with the plugin on 4.82 firmwares. The safety plugin will prevent you from connecting to PSN unless you have run PSNpatch or used a button combo to run it.
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    5. CFW-User
      Thank you.
    6. Joonie
      probably @kokotonix can answer this question.
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    7. Estox
      Is there any possibility to load ps2 games from disc on non bc consoles?
    8. CFW-User
      @Joonie does this new update include the patched game_ext_plugin.sprx?
    9. Joonie
      it's hard to implement such feature since the OFW ps2netemu doesn't have this function

      which patch are you referring?

      Patch notes:
      • CoreOS
        • LV0
          • ECDSA check disabled on all 4 ldrs
          • Lv1ldr - patched to support converted retail (CEX2DEX)
          • Appldr - lv2 mem protection disabled
        • LV1
          • Undocumented function 114 - (Allow mapping of protected memory)
          • Peek and Poke support - (Unused LV1 call 182 and 183)
          • CoreOS hash check disabled - (Safe to use with mismatched COREOS/SYSCON versions)
        • LV2
          • LV2 Syscall 6 and 7 - Peek and Poke support
          • LV2 Syscall 8 and 9 - Peek and Poke support for LV1
          • LV2 Syscall 10 - LV1 CALL System call
          • LV2 Syscall 15 - Allow execution of any LV2 internal function
        • spu_pkg_rvk_verifier
          • spkg check disabled to allow CFW installation
      • Dev_flash
        • VSH:
          • Allow Unsigned act.dat and *.rif files
          • Auto unlocks c00 demo contents
          • Disable Unlinking/Deleting of act.dat - (Improved patches applied)
          • Disable NEW PSP DRM Check - (Allowing unsigned PSP pkg contents on 4.75 or higher CFW)
          • HAN signed package supported
          • Disable Epilepsy Warning for Faster Boot-Up Speed
          • In Game Screenshot - (Allows taking screenshots in Game)
          • PSN/SEN Accesibility - (PSN /SEN Accessible , until the next OFW update)
        • Nas Plugin:
          • Patched to allow Retail PKG installation
        • Premo plugins :
          • Patched to remove restriction on PC Remote app (still buggy)
        • Download plugins:
          • Patched to allow retail signed packages including game updates to be downloaded
        • BDPlayer :
          • BD/DVD support added (MAMBA or COBRA required)
          • Cinavia protection fully disabled - (Supports optical media/bd iso, AACS must be decrypted)
        • newstore plugin:
          • Retail PSN store supported
        • XMB (XML):
          • PSN icon added
          • webMAN support added
          • BD/DVD Playback support added
        • UPL:
          • Skip Bluetooth and BD driver installation.
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    10. CFW-User
      I was referring to the patch that disables Fake Save Data Owner, & Game Quit notifications. I don’t see it on the list, so I guess not.
    11. Joonie
      You can grab that from REBUG and replace it over FTP :), I left it as is since that's part of "DEX OFW" feature.
    12. CFW-User
      That’s what I’ve been doing already. I just thought it would be handy for you to include, but since you’ve said that it’s actually a feature (& not an annoyance) I understand why you’ve kept it :chewie: .
    13. Joonie
    14. psydefx
      love your pasta dex cfw because of this, im putting it on all my 3 coverted dex ps3s and dex ps3

      btw, any way to add support for 1:1 (redump) isos to cobra?
    15. creiven
      hi am new here and am using ps3 cech 2003A and it's on 4.84 and what ever i do is not working please help
    16. CFW-User
      Assuming you’re on 4.84 OFW, you’ll need to do the following things: 1: Install 4.84 HFW. 2: Use the PS3Xploit flash writer to allow CFW installation. 3: Install Rebug 4.84 REX. 4: Convert to DEX using Rebug Toolbox. 5: Install this CFW.
    17. afrv
      Do I still have to use the version checker? I've got phat
    18. sandungas
      If the PS3 was sent to the official repair service = yes
      If you bought the PS3 used (so you dont know if was sent to repair service) = yes

      If you bought the PS3 new in a shop years ago, has been always in your house, and you never sent it to repair service... then is not needed to use the minver checker, all PS3 fats (from factory) are compatibles with a permament CFW installation :)
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    19. afrv
      OK. So, to be clear - even though my number is above 3.56, I can use this? Also, do I start off by installing this CFW and it's tied with the jailbreak, or do I jailbreak first, then get this off of Sorry, I'm very new to this community, please bear with any stupidity

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