Do you know Cobra ODE? New Great modchips for PS3!

As we know cobra USB which developed by cobra team, is a great tool for playing PSP, PS1, PS2 games on PS3. Seems the cobra team will not stop here, they are processing a new item and it will be launched in Feb 2013!

Cobra ODE, shipping February 2013!

The Cobra Team are famous for their Cobra USB device which brought tons of unique features to the PS3 scene! Now we’re proud to announce the imminent release of our Cobra ODE device, which again will be at the forefront of cutting edge innovation for PS3 users.

Models supported:
One hardware revision supports all. Our hardware has been designed to both fit inside and interface with the Super Slim version of the consoles, as well as the SLIM and older FAT systems. If you upgrade at any time from a FAT to a SLIM or a Super SLIM, then there’s no need to buy a new device….

Support for the newer consoles such as 25xx, 3xxx and 4xxx to run ISO’s will be included at release.

And i searched the old news, so this item can let users play on OFW! and no system limited!

Game Ripping:
Functionality will be added shortly after release of the device via a firmware update. Ripping speed will be almost as fast as that reached by connecting drive to PC and users will benefit from the convenience of a hassle free game ripping experience! Rip games directly on PS3 to an external USB HDD in ISO format.

This function seems as same as true blue, support play iso games from external HDD. The biggest superiority is there is no system limited, but true blue need play on CFW 3.55.

Additionally we will provide a PC app at time of release of the product to market which allows conversion of JB game dumps to ISO format, so users can simply download games from the net and convert them with our app. The app will patch additional data required to create necessary ISO format.

This is a new function too, looks interesting and very convenience. you can patch the iso by yourself.

Hmm…after see this, i am more expect this item! Hope it can be released soon and i can try it.

Cobra USB CFW 4.30+ is currently being BETA tested!

Well, this news is not so “new” but still exciting me.

Cobra-USB CFW 4.30+ News

Cobra users will be pleased to hear that the Cobra USB CFW 4.30+ is currently being BETA tested. We are pleased to confirm that the PS1, PS2, PSP and all other Cobra USB features have already been integrated into our CFW.

Thanks to all Cobra users for their patience and support.

* Please note that PS2 games on non backwards compatible machines is no longer supported, since this functionality was removed in 4.30 OFW. *

     Good job, cobra team! Hope the Cobra USB CFW 4.30 can be released soon!

Cobra will release a new firmware!

A news from cobra official, seems cobra team will release a new firmware several days later and that firmware can support latest title. Here is the news detais:

“In order to support Cobra USB users better Team Cobra will release in the next few weeks a custom 4.3x+ firmware. All your favourite features will still be supported whilst being able to enjoy the latest titles. Stay tuned for further news soon.”

Well, cobra usb is a good item, can play psp games on ps3, this is very interesting. Here is the features which found on the official, you will know more about cobra usb!

** Blu Ray Movie region free functionality
** Allows you to play Blu Ray movie ISO’s from HDD
** Allows you to play DVD movie ISO’s from HDD
** Integrated support to play PS1 game from HDD and DISK
** Integrated support to play PSP game ISO’s from HDD
** enjoy PS3 games with files >4GB on external USB HDD (FAT32)
** enjoy PS3/BD/DVD/PSX ISO/CUE+BIN from network
* Integrated support to play PS2 ISO’s on CECHC,CECHE, CECHA and CECHB backwards compatible consoles.
* Partial support on other PS3 consoles to play PS2 ISO’s via software emulation
* Supports FAT and SLIM PS3 consoles any region
* Supports versions up to 3.55
* Unique custom Cobra firmware acts as OFW when dongle not inserted
* Play PS3 games from internal HDD
* PS3, PSX, DVD and BluRay ISO’s can now be played without a real disc inserted in the PS3
* MCU firmware and flash firmware updatable using easy to use free PC updater
* First class customer support and free regular firmware upgrades
* No need to open your console, just plug and play
* High quality components and materials used throughout
* Unique and built from scratch Cobra USB manager featuring slick U.I. and customized options with easy navigation
*Actel based encryption engine onboard to prevent device cloning
* Fast onboard 2 Mbyte SPI flash for firmware storage
* High quality onboard MCU
* Easy mode selection via switch (PC update, PS3 downgrader, regular PS3 device mode)
* Downgrader functionality included free of charge, allowing users to upgrade firmware to and from 3.41 at will.
* Multi lingual user interface (English, Spanish and French as standard with more languages to be supported later)

After e3 flasher released the v4.3 cfw, seems cobra begin to move also, look forward to its new firmware!

How to use PS3 Cobra?

Before start, we need download many files from Cobra offcial site:

Cobra CFW v3.55
Cobra USB PSP-Launcher v2.0
Cobra USB PS3 Updater V1.0 (PS3)
Multiman Cobra-USB Manager v04.05.00 FULL

Then unzip all files

Step 1: update your cobra:

Insert cobra to pc, the pc will show a new hardware, then don’t recognition drive auto, select the update drive to driver folder.

After finish installing the driver, put “cobra-usb firmware” onto “cobra flash”, then it will begin to flash auto, follow the prompt on the black screen, finish the flashing.

Then let’s update the ps3 console to cobra cfw3.55. Create a folder named “PS3″ in the sd card, then create a folder named “UPDATE” in the “PS3″, all name need capital. Then put the cobra cfw3.55 (.PUP file) into the “UPDATE” folder. Make sure the sd card is FAT form, and insert the sd card in the ps3 console, then start your ps3. Update the system on the “system update”.

After updating, Put the “Cobra USB PSP-Launcher v2.0″ into the root of sd card, then insert the cobra and sd card at same time,  strat ps3, you will find there is a psp launcher in the “GAME” menu, please install it. After the installation, you will see the follow screen:

It is show “no game”, if you start it right now, the console will crash, so you need install the cobra multman first.

Put the PKG file into the root of sd card, then install cobra multiman on ps3.

Then make a folder named “PSPISO” to put the psp rom in it. insert the sd card and cobra, go to multiman, select the game, then it will back to the game list and you will see the game image is show. then start it.

I just test the psp game because use ps3 to play psp game is very rare and seems interesting. You can try it!