LATEST REBUG FIRMWARE BUILDSD-REX Cobra 7.1 EDITION – INSTALL ON DEX PS3 SYSTEMREBUG 4.75.1 D-REX EDITION – Aug. 24th 2015
(See below for full D-REX EDITION features)REX Cobra 7.1 EDITION – INSTALL ON CEX PS3 SYSTEMREBUG 4.75.1 REX EDITION – Aug. 24th 2015
(See below for full REX EDITION features)
FEATURES FOR REBUG REX/D-REX EDITION
FEATURE – Dual LV2 Kernels CEX/DEX
(Swap your EID0/LV2 kernel using Rebug Toolbox in seconds)
FEATURE – ALL Retail functions available in CEX mode
(No need to install different firmware)
FEATURE – ALL Debug functions available in DEX mode
(No need to install different firmware)
FEATURE – FULL ProDG Connectivity in DEX mode
(Full Support on both Normal mode and Cobra mode)
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)
INCLUDED – Rebug Toolbox 02.02.05
(Install included Rebug Toolbox or higher for full compatibility)
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 – Recovery: Prevent accidental OFW update while on Recovery mode
PATCHED – VSH: Allow Unsigned act.dat and *.rif files
PATCHED – VSH: Disable Unlinking/Deleting of act.dat
PATCHED – VSH: Disable NEW PSP DRM Check on Unsigned PSP packages added on OFW 4.75
PATCHED – VSH: Disable Epilepsy Warning for Faster Boot-Up Speed
FUN FEATURE – Fake Save Data Owner
(Use Game Saves from ANY Owner)
FUN FEATURE – In Game Screenshot
(Allows taking screenshots in Game)
FUN FEATURE – Enhanced Remote Play
(This unlocks the limitation of working apps/games for remote play)
FUN FEATURE – Lock/Unlock Trophies (Offline only)
FEATURE – Cinavia protection fully disabled
(Supports optical media/bd iso, AACS must be decrypted)
FEATURE – Cobra 7.1
(Disabled by default, Toolbox required to enable)
FEATURE – 1.42.04 MOD REBUG EDITION
(Full Webman intergration supports both CEX/DEX 4.75)
Package Manager is a replacement for the standard Install Package Files option under Game in the XMB. It allows for the install and deletion of .pkg files from dev_hdd0/packages, dev_usb/packages and the standard Install Package Files locations. In addition to this, your downloaded PSN content ‘bubbles’ will appear under this option instead of cluttering your Game menu with uninstalled content.
Navigate to Game in your XMB and click on Package Manager (It will be where Install Package Files usually is). You will find three options.
Manage your downloaded PlayStation®Network Content.
Install Package Files
INSTALL package files from Storage Devices and your PS3.
PS3 Hard Disk (dev_hdd0/packages)
Package Folder (dev_usb/packages)
Standard Package Location (Standard Install Package Files locations)
NOTE: The Install All Packages is only available by pressing the TRIANGLE button when the Standard Package Location option is highlighted because the PS3 will only install ALL packages from the root of a storage device as of the moment.
Delete Package Files
DELETE package files from Storage Devices and your PS3.
PS3 Hard Disk (dev_hdd0/packages)
Package Folder (dev_usb/packages)
Standard Package Location (Standard Install Package Files locations)
1: Highlight the file you would like to delete and press TRIANGLE. The sidebar should appear.
2: Press CROSS on either Unlink or Unlink(Folder) (Both do the same thing for now).
Rebug Toolbox is application designed to complete the full function of REBUG REX EDITION firmwares. Besides from performing the CEX/DEX EID0 and LV2 Kernel Swapping it is also an FTP server and is packed with a bunch of other useful tools.
1: In the PS3 XMB go to Game menu
2: Select Package Manager
3: Select Install Package Files
4: Select PS3 Hard Disk
5: Select REBUG-TOOLBOX-02.xx.xx.pkg
Displays Firmware version, Toolbox version, IP address, current LV2 Kernel and Target ID type and free HDD space.
Quits Toolbox and returns you to PS3 XMB.RESTART SYSTEM:
Perform either a Full or Soft reboot od the PS3 system.Soft (LV2 Reboot Only)
Full (On/Off Cycle)BOOT OTHEROS:
Boot OtherOS with either your currently selected LV1 patches or easily apply ALL LV1 patches and boot.Boot (LV1 Patches: Apply All)
Boot (LV1 Patches: Use current)TURN OFF SYSTEM:
Shut down your PS3.
NORMAL mode which uses the DEBUG XMB is the default mode after installing Rebug.
REBUG mode sets the PS3 to the latest available version spoof (updatable in the future) and allows swapping between RETAIL and DEBUG XMB.XMB OPERATION MODE:
This option only works in REBUG mode and lets you select either the RETAIL or DEBUG XMB.
** RETAIL MODE ensures Media Server Connection PERMA-Enabled **DEBUG MENU TYPE:
Gives you the choice of the CEX QA (retail) or DEX (debug) Debug Settings menu.TOGGLE COBRA MODE:
COBRA mode is disabled by default, this option can toggle COBRA mode to enable COBRA 7.1 payload on boot [dongless NO DRM feature see below]TOGGLE PS2 EMULATOR:
PS2 Emulator files are pre-patched for COBRA MODE due to its multi compatibility with original mode, however, if you want to restore original unpatched PS2 emulators, download and install “FULL”version of REBUG TOOLBOX 2.02.05, this fixes the issue with PS2 playback while on NON-COBRA mode.TOGGLE WEBMAN
This is also disabled by default, unlike previous REBUG/COBRA release, this won’t be auto-enabled when COBRA gets enabled. However, to enjoy better experiences with COBRA, please enable webMAN
CEX/DEX (REX EDITION ONLY)
SWAP LV2 KERNEL:
Swaps between CEX and DEX LV2 Kernel. This option will only work if your Target ID is set to DEXREWRITE TARGET ID IN FLASH:
*NEW METHOD SINCE 2.02.02 / 4.65.2*
TOOLBOX Can dump your EID ROOT KEY without old eid root key dumper that was used for 3.55 / 4.21 while back, because it has its bulit-in eid root key dumper integrated for both CEX/DEX mode on 4.75 CFW this is universal feature, and toolbox can ensure your conversion done in less than 5 mins top, if you dumped your root key via toolbox’s utility tab, then toolbox will ask you if you’d like to continue flash-less auto conversion.
*OLD METHOD SINCE REX 3.55*
This option requires you have a valid NOR/NAND dump named correctly on dev_usb000. Use EXPORT FLASH TO FILE function found in the UTILITIES menu to dump your NOR/NAND to dev_usb000 and then use c2d.exe to convert your dump to DEX.
Rename your original CEX dump to CEX-FLASH.EID0.NORBIN (16mb) or CEX-FLASH.EID0.NANDBIN(239mb or 256mb)
Rename your converted DEX dump to DEX-FLASH.EID0.NORBIN (16mb) or DEX-FLASH.EID0.NANDBIN(239mb or 256mb)
Once you have prepared your NOR/NAND dumps place them on a USB device and connect it to dev_usb000.
Now that you have your valid dumps named properly and connected to dev_usb000 it is a simple as selecting the option and following the onscreen prompts. Takes less than 10secs once you have your dumps prepared.
UTILITIESTOGGLE RECOVERY MODE:
Enable/Disable Recover Mode flag. When enabled your PS3 will reboot into Recovery Mode.TOGGLE PRODUCT MODE:
Enable/Disable Product Mode flag. When enabled your PS3 will reboot into Factory Service Mode. This option is only available for 3.55 CFW for safety reasons.LOAD LV2 KERNEL:
Load lv2_kernel.self.[KERNEL_NAME] from USB or /dev_hdd0BACKUP/RESTORE XREGISTRY:
Backup or Restore the PS3 system settings from USBRESIZE 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 accidently 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 NANDDUMP EID ROOT KEY:
CHANGE ACTIVE PS3ID:
Spoof IDPS in LV2 memory. Choose from Use EID0 or Use EID5. EID5 will spoof your original CEX IDPS allowing you to connect to PSN if your PS3 is running REBUG REX EDITION firmware in DEX mode.
OTHER TOOLBOX FEATURES:
L3 changes clock/temperature display
L2+R2 enable screensaver
START+R2 take a raw rgb screenshot
Auto-turn-off if idle for 1 hour
Telnet to PS3 ip at port: 8080
FTP access with writable dev_flash mounted as dev_rebug
(port: 21, user: anonymous, password: (anything))
What is Cobra 7.XX?
Cobra 6.0 and lower was CobraUSB and needed a USB dongle to use its unique features,. This was the first product by the Cobra Team who is now behind the CobraODE. After the Cobra Team launched the first ODE device, Community News Writer STLcardsWS inquired about the future of the CobraUSB device as it seemed to be shelved (unofficially at the time). STLcardsWS according to the Cobra Team Representative Magneto asked if the device could be made open source for the community, since the team had all but moved onto ODE products. That is when Team Cobra gave in and threw a bone to the PS3 Homebrew Community. Shortly, after that time is when we seen the first official source code release of CobraUSB (link of this story). While this proved to be a huge advancement in the PS3 development community it however was a rough release as it contained all the USB security source code also. While developer’s like u$er was able to use parts and makes sense of some of the functions (which helped create PRX Loader, the first plugin system for the PS3)., most developer struggled with the source as it had alot of unnecessary parts included to protect the USB device when the Cobra Devs wanted to keep this system closed sourced. .
Several weeks later, the Lead CobraUSB developer (who was not aware of the first release when it happened) released the first Dongle-Less Cobra CFW using Rogero’s 4.46 CFW as a base. The developer also updated Cobra 6.0 to Cobra 7.0 with new features and cleaned the source removing all the security garbage (link to this story). Thus making it a complete release with full instructions and details for scene developers. Since that time we have seen its evolve and added to many CFW’s. Below you can view some of the features that are built into Cobra System with some additional explanations.
How to Enable Cobra Features:
- By default Cobra 7.1 is disabled, to enable the Cobra Features simply access the REBUG Toolbox.
INSTALL:1: On the XMB select Package Manager
2: Select Install Package Files
3: Select PS3 System Storage
4: Select REBUG-TOOLBOX-02.02.05.pkg
5: Access Rebug Toolbox from XMB
6: Scroll to 2nd column Selector, and select 3rd option Toggle Cobra Mode
7: Select Enable, and system will reboot with Cobra now enabled on the CFW.
Cobra 7.1 Overview
- PRX plugins at boot time (sprx)
- ISO Suppport: PS1/PS2/PS3/PSP/DVD/BluRay (Split ISO support on FAT32 drives)
- Network Support: PS1/PS3/DVD/BluRay /PKGs (guide)
- Blu Ray Movie region free functionality
- webMAN integration, for game rips on NTFS HDD, please use latest prepNTFS 1.10 MOD version to scan/refresh game lists
- 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
- 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.
- NPDRM FSELF support (DEX only with debug vsh), allows you to attach process on both npdrm fself and non-drm fself by disabling Kakaroto’s sig patches in VSH.
- Backup Protection Removal, Add full PS3 Backup support on all multiMAN/webMAN,IRIS manager forks and Managunz.
- Target Manager 4.20-4.75 fully supported.
- Allow modification on Syscall 6/7/8/9/10.
- ***IMPROVED Stability with DEX mode, the annoying issue with hanging on boot on some old converted DEX models is fixed.***
*PS2 Support on Internal HDD ONLY: dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/
General Cobra Plugin Information
Support for plugins at boot time:
- The number of vsh plugins has been increased from 1 to 7 slots.
- Slot 0 is reserved for use for iso plugins (netiso.sprx and rawseciso.sprx).
- Slots 1-6 are for boot plugins.
Plugins are loaded in the following way:
- text file: /dev_hdd0/boot_plugins.txt shall contain a plugin path per line.
How to Install a Plugin:
- Copy plugin_name.sprx to you internal ps3 hdd (ex: /dev_hdd0/).
- Create or Edit boot_plugins.txt in the root of the hdd (/dev_hd00/boot_plugins.txt) and add a line for the new plugin. Assuming you placed the sprx also in the root of the disk, add:/dev_hdd0/plugin_name.sprx). Add a new line for each plugin.
- Then Reboot PS3 Console!
Cobra 7.1 PS2 Features (4.75 Cobra)
PlayStation 2 on NON-BC Consoles Software (SW)Emulation:Support for PS2 ISOs in non BC consoles was removed in Cobra 4.30 (usb), due tops2_softemu missing. It has been re-enabled now by hacking of ps2_netemu. You can use it in the same way as before, just load an ISO and launch from disc icon, Cobra core takes care of rest. No need for encrypted isos, isos patched with limg sectors, etc. Just your normal PS2 isos dumped from discs. However, there is NO SUPPORT for Optical Discs in PS2_NETEMU.
Note 1: Don’t forget to set the memory cards in XMB, in the old memory card utility for PS/PS2, as ps2_netemu won’t let you assign them in game.
Note 2: Please use PS2 ISO / Classic Launcher (non-BC only for wireless sync issue) method to fix the issue with wireless pad sync issue. RAP activation via reactPSN is required, Also, setting memory cards in XMB is not required as long as you use the new ps2 launcher.
PlayStation 2 on BC and Semi-BC Consoles Hardware (HW) Emulation:
PS3 Models: CECHA, CECHB, CECHC and CECHE Backwards Compatible (BC) Consoles will still use their respetive emulators(ps2_emu, ps2_gxemu), which have much better compatibility and also support optical discs, original or backup.
COBRA mode / webMAN currently disabled by default, if you want to use Cobra 7.1 features, please enable Cobra mode via REBUG TOOLBOX 2.02.05. Users of previous Cobra CFW 4.55 / COBRA7 and below may experience issues with some games due to improved cobra payload that has updated permission patch, in this case. ***Remove old game data and re-install the game if you run into weird issues. Previous Cobra payload still had its old patches that were used for USB Dongle and mmCM, but not anymore, and this fixes the issue with all non-working games with Cobra. non-Cobra users will not have this problem since their data were not corrupted by old cobra payload.
PS2 ISO / Classic Launcher
(non-BC only for wireless sync issue)
With Cobra core, You can play PS2 ISO rips on NON-Backward compatible PS3, however, there has been an annoying wireless sync issue while playing ps2 games, so we designed this work around to fix the issue with wireless pad sync by following method.
Couple things are required
– RAP activation for PS2 Launcher, [Link available for download on the bottom]
– PS2 Launcher or PS2 Classic Place holder [they both do the same function]
1. Make sure to enable COBRA mode on REBUG TOOLBOX 2.02.05
2. Install placeholder and activate the rap file for classic via reactPSN
3. Mount any converted PS2 classic games or ISO games via either multiMAN or webMAN
*** DEX users can only play ISO files, due to the issue with non-matching META and DATA keys,
however we managed to patch VMC keys for DEX, so it allows VME files from CEX on both side of Kernels 🙂 ***
4. Enjoy PS2 games 🙂
*Please use the latest ps2 classic launcher that comes with encrypted save files [VME], due to the changes in cobra payload, old decrypted save data files are not compatible with
this new work around, however VME files from ps2classic games are compatible with this new method and the launcher.
QA is supported in all REBUG FIRMWARE. It is good practice to enable QA for a smoother experience on any CFW not just REBUG.
OtherOS++ is supported by all REBUG REX EDITIONS and will detect your existing OtherOS HDD partition.
However none of the REBUG REX EDITIONS have emer_init.self patched (create smaller GameOS partition). We are working on a solution to this from GameOS.
In the meantime if you do want to create an OtherOS partition you have two options:
1: Use a ANY 3.55 or 4.xx firmware that already has emer_init.self patched to the size you want.
2: Patch REBUG 3.xx , 4.xx REX EDITION in PS3MFW Builder MOD by Haxxxen
The related thread regarding ps3mfwbuilder MOD
with this MFW Builder MOD, you can make your own CFW with the feature that allows you to create regions on vFLASH/NAND for OtherOS installation
If you choose option 2 we highly recommend that you ONLY patch emer_init.self (Make sure to select BASE MFW VERSION and Create OtherOS HDD Region on mfwbuilder).
HOW TO Install & Uninstall REBUG
From XMB install REBUG 4.21.x AND HIGHER over any 3.55 OFW/CFW/MFW or the same or lower firmware version CFW with spkg sig check patched or any firmware version CFW with spkg sig check patched and QA enabled.
From XMB REBUG 4.21.x AND HIGHER can be uninstalled with the same or higher firmware version OFW/CFW/MFW or with REBUG 3.55.x REX EDITION on a QA enabled PS3 or with the ‘999’ DOWNGRADER if QA was NOT enabled.
—PS2 Optical DISC playback on Backward compatible PS3 without COBRA MODE.—
The default PS2 Emulators are set to COBRA, This breaks PS2 DISC playback on BC and Semi-BC models,
in this case, you have two options to fix this issue.
1. Download “FULL” version of REBUG TOOLBOX 2.02.05, and Toggle PS2 emulator back to Original
***Make sure to remove the previous version of the toolbox, then install TOOLBOX 2.02.05 FULL***
2. Alternatively, simply enabling COBRA Mode which is HIGHLY recommended, will fix the problem.
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Codename: REBUG would like to thank:
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Big thanks to:
naehrwert – For scetool (its elf compression played a big part in 4.21.1)
deank – Helping us get the Rebug Toolbox up and running, and Webman
aldostools m@tsumot0, haxxxen – Webman MOD 1.42.04
NzV – PS3MAPI
mysis – CINAVIA, VSH , PRX module reversing
Kw – PSNpatch EvilNAT– help with LV1/LV2 reversing
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flatz – Helping with the OtherOS testing and well… You know what you did.. 😉
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