A bug has been spotted in the 5.2 C ODE FW
which can cause the USB HDD or USB flash drive not to be detected ocassionally.
We have resolved the bug and the required update is available in the downloads
section. Only 5.2C ODE require this update.
Team Cobra is proud to present the next generation of ODE, the
Compatible with 25xx, 3xxx and 4xxx series consoles to 4.80 OFW.
The 5.20C has inbuilt DMC (Drive Motor Controller) circuitry. We have greatly reduced the size of the PCB, with many optimizations in terms of components used. We are now running our own SATA core which allows for further speed increases and much more flexibility.
The Cobra 5.20C ODE is much more compact, Flexible and faster design at a lower price!
We are now shipping 5.20C to Cobra resellers.
The updated user manual is available in the downloads section!
We are pleased to present the Cobra
ODE FW 2.4 wich properly adds support for the Emu USB QSB and
addresses a number of small bugs we found in particular with the
drive door support for 4k consoles. We have updated the DMC
triggering mechanism for enhanced performance.
The game database file has also been updated to include many new titles.
We are unable to fully support FAT PATA consoles with DMC owing to issue with BD recordable media compatibility and a multitude of different bluray drive daughterboards. FAT SATA consoles with BMD-31 will remain supported. If you have purchased DMC for PATA FAT consoles, you may return it to your reseller for a refund.
DMC will be kept fully supported on FAT SATA (BMD-31), 2k/2k1, 2k5 and 3k consoles.
Since we have removed the Hardware Passthrough mode from ODE FW 2.4, we suggest that users use ODE FW 2.2, if they wish to update the OFW of their console to 4.66. ODE FW 2.2, still has the option to enable HW Passthrough mode providing you are using the USB Clip on PCB. After updating the console OFW to 4.66 you can update to ODE fw 2.4 again.
Cobra ODE Firmware v2.4
Cobra ODE Database (05-03-2015)
Cobra ODE DMC Installation Manual (English) V1.2
Cobra ODE USB QSB Manual (English) V1.0
Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v2.4.1
All Cobra ODE users should avoid
updating to OFW 4.70 until Cobra Team has carried out
We are pleased to announce that the
first batch of DMC has already shipped to some resellers.
Further quantities will be shipped again next week to help meet
We have uploaded the DMC module
installation manual to the downloads section, as well as an
updated Cobra ODE installation manual v1.5 which covers Cobra
We have also added a quick reference guide which explains the usage of the cables across different versions of Cobra ODE, as well as clarifying ODE / PS3 model compatibility.
Cobra ODE DMC Installation Manual (English) V1.1
Cobra ODE Quick Reference (English) v1.0
Cobra ODE Installation Manual (FAT to 2k1) (v3 v4 v5) v1.5
We have resolved in the bug found in
the previous 2.3 release and have re-uploaded the 2.3 fixed
archive to the downloads page.
5.30A users with M2S025 chipset kindly note that the update is a two step process as explained in the readme inside the archive.
Cobra ODE Firmware v2.3 (Fixed)
A bug has been spotted in 2.3 ODE FW
for 5.x boards. We have temporarily removed the 2.3 release from
the downloads section whilst we fix and verify the release. A
fixed 2.3 build will be uploaded in the next day or two.
In the meantime, any users who have updated to 2.3, we suggest you revert to 2.2 by placing the 2.2 ODE fw on USB 2.0 usb stick formatted to FAT32.
We hope all our loyal supporters and users had a Merry
We are happy to present Cobra 2.3 fw which adds DMC support accross all version of Cobra ODE.
Installation instructions will follow over the next few days.
Cobra ODE Firmware v2.3
In addition we are releasing a new accessory for 4.30A, 5.10B and 5.30A users. Instead of using the external clip on pcb to connect a USB storage device, you can now solder the Emu USB QSB to the second port of your PS3, which allows you to use your second USB port to connect USB storage for Cobra ODE. If the USB storage is not present at boot of PS3, the port can be used for PS3 controller or normal XMB usb access. Check out the pictures below of the Emu USB QSB:
We are pleased to confirm that 4.66
ofw is supported on all consoles from PHAT PATA to 4k.
PATA and SATA PHAT, 2k, 2k5 and 3k require the DMC module.
4k consoles work as usual with SWAP discs and do not require DMC module.
Due to a critical component shortage
DMC production has been deleayed. We are now able to start
production and will be shipping to resellers around November
DMC installation documents will be posted to downloads section on release.
We have updated the 2.2 fw archives for Cobra ODE v5.10 with
chipset "M2S025" to correct a problem which prevented updating
from 2.1 to 2.2.
All 5.10 users should therefore update to 2.2 with this update.
Cobra ODE Firmware v2.2 Fixed3
Team Cobra can now confirm that all Cobra ODE versions (v3/v4
and v5 hardware) are functional on OFW 4.65 whilst using Cobra
2.2 fw on 4k series consoles.
Pictured below is the new DMC module
for PHAT PATA, SATA PHAT, 2k, 2k5 and 3k consoles which enables
use of all versions of Cobra ODE (3.xx/4.xx and 5.xx) on 4.60
OFW. A swap disc is required in line with current usage of Cobra
ODE on OFW 4,60 and 4k consoles.
The DMC module has an Actel FPGA on board which controls the optical lens' units disc eject motor, thus enabling us to insert and remove discs without detection by the drive controller. The onboard FPGA is linked to a USB PHY which enables full reprogramming of the FPGA at any time via USB connected to your PC.
The Cobra DMC connects to the Cobra ODE (all models) via the JTAG 24 pin FFC port on the Cobra ODE and the "main" port on the Cobra DMC. All necessary cables are included.
The Cobra DMC can be mounted adjacent to the optical drive of your PS3. The module then connects to the eject motor inside your drive, without soldering via FFC cables.
The suggested retail price of the Cobra ODE DMC is USD 29.99 or less.
First shipments of Cobra DMC will be with resellers by September 30th latest. Please pre-order early to avoid disappointment.
The 5.1B and 5.3A Cobra ODE devices can also be purchased bundled with the DMC module for 20 USD extra approximately.
The Cobra Team is now testing the recently released 4.65 OFW to confirm compatibility, verification results will be posted soon.
We have updated the 2.2 fw archives for Cobra ODE v5.30A with
chipset "M2S010" to correct a problem which prevented updating
from 2.1 to 2.2.
All 5.30A users should therefore update to 2.2 with this update.
Cobra ODE Firmware v2.2 Fixed2
We have updated the 2.2 fw archives to correct errors in the
names of the update files for Cobra ODE ver 5.30A and files
relating to PSX auto patching. The PDF for 5.xx board
include in archive have been updated as well. We have also
updated the user manual to reflect these changes.
Users kindly ensure that update files should be named as follow for
Chipset M2S010 file name should be v5p30A10.spi
Chipset M2S025 file name should be v5p30A25.spi
Cobra ODE Firmware v2.2 Fixed
We are happy to release the 2.2 update for all Cobra versions
including the 5.1B and 5.3A PCB revisions V5.x boards, we have
increased USB read speeds by 40%* and further improved the
success rate of swapping discs for the bypass.
Furthermore, we have added support for 4.60 ofw bypass and new bypass tools (applicable to all Cobra ODE versions v3.x, 4.x and 5.x)
We have also added a another nice features, auto region patching for psx games.
Various fixes for stability and configuration have been added, please refer to the changelog in the mcu update folder.
V5.30A users please note that a bug has been fixed in the 2.1 firmware which caused ISO's not to load if the drive door was not toggled open and then closed. Please ensure you update to the 2.2 Cobra ODE fw asap.
We have now successfully bypassed 4.60 ofw on older PS3 consoles (PATA, SATA FAT, 2k, 2k5 and 3k models). An additional hardware module (Cobra DMC) is required and will be sold bundled with 5.10B or 5.3A versions of the Cobra ODE.
The Cobra DMC hardware module also supports in tradition with Cobra philosophy all previous versions of the Cobra ODE (V3.x and 4.x) hardware and may be purchased from your local reseller soon.
Resellers may contact us at: email@example.com to order the additional Cobra DMC hardware modules.
The cobra 2.3 firmware will be released simultaneously with release of the DMC hardware module.
Photo's of the Cobra DMC will follow next week.
NOTE: Cobra ODE v3.x and 4.x users already on 2.1 firmware can ignore the FPGA update files.
Cobra ODE Firmware v2.2
Cobra ODE Bypass 455 v1.3 Mirror1 Mirror2
Cobra ODE GenPS3iso v2.5 Mirror1 Mirror2
We are pleased to announce that we will be releasing an update
in the next week or so for 4k users which allows all versions of
Cobra ODE to function on 4.60 OFW including all game
updates. A swap disc is still required. This makes us the first
team to confirm full support of 4.60 OFW with 4k consoles.
We are currently devloping methods to bypass 4.60 OFW on PATA phat, 2k and 2k5/3k systems. A news update will follow again shortly, stay tuned!
The update for 4k users to bypass 4.60 OFW will be bundled with several other improvements and a couple of added features in the 2.2 update.
In addition, we can now confirm that shipments of the 5.30A complete version of the Cobra ODE took place over the weekend and stocks should be available from your local resellers over the next couple days.
We have now uploaded the 2.1 release for 5.1B QSV users who have
the Microsemi M2S025 chipset.
In the future release for M2S010 and M2S025 version of 5.1B will be simultaneous.
Cobra ODE Firmware v2.1 * M2S025 Only*
Cobra UDE is coming soon to WiiU. Enjoy the usual Team Cobra innovation and support on your WiiU system... www.cobra-ude.com
We are now accepting pre orders for the new 5.30A complete
version of Cobra ODE pictured below, which supports PATA PHAT
consoles, SATA PHAT and 2K/2K1 SATA consoles and 2K5,3K/4K SATA
The Cobra 5.30A complete will be sold in parallel with Cobra 5.10B QSV version.
Resellers can reserve their pre-order qty's by e-mail at:
We are proud
to present the 2.1 release, firstly we're updating the firmware
to Improve stability and performance as well as fix bypass
method not working for some PS3 models and we have made the
Cobra browser the default game manager as well as displaying the
firmware version in the browser and added new configuration
We haven now updated the bypass tools, the genps3swapdisc tool will now be able to update an existing swap disc when new eboots are added to it and previously converted isos will not need to be re-converted for the new swap disc. The EBOOT folder has also been updated, now with 5760 total eboots files.
The database has also been updated, and The user manual has now been updated illustrating new
A small number of 5.1B early production boards had a
manufacturing issue which caused them to corrupt data
and the PS3 would show an error when trying to run games.
We are releasing an update specifically for those boards which have issues and which should fix the problem, although we cannot guarantee every board will be fixed by the update. We recommend anyone with a defective board to return it for replacement after making sure the issue they are experiencing is caused by a defective board.
If the normal 2.1 firmware does not work for you and you get
error 80010017 or 80010007 in the XMB, but the error disappears
after you use the special 2.1 firmware for defective boards,
then your board has the defect and you can request a replacement.
Cobra ODE Firmware v2.1 * For All PCB *
Cobra ODE Database (14-06-2014)
Cobra ODE Bypass 455 v1.1
Anti-ODE Security Bypass Manual (English) v1.1
launched our new multi language official forums at
The new forum replaces the forums previously hosted at maxconsole.
Our contact email addresses have been updated to:
Please only use these email addresses in the future for contacting Team Cobra.
We are now preparing the 2.1 mcu fw for release. The new release includes a number of performance updates and bug fixes.
Stay tuned for further information.
pleased to announce the release of the 2.0 fw for 5.10B QSV
pcb's. This brings the new version of the v5 QSV functionality
on par with the v3 and v4 / v4 QSV pcb's. We have included a
brief txt explaining the upgrade process for the v5 QSV board.
The user manual will be updated shortly with this information.
For users on 4.55 using the 4000 series PS3 and the 5.10B, please ensure that you also install the JTAG adapter pcb and applicable FFC cables to control the drive cover switch. The 4.55 bypass software and documentation in the downloads section is also relevent to your pcb version.
Cobra ODE (V5.10B) FW v2.0 * For PCB v5.10B only *
COBRA ODE 2.0
fw Release for V3 and V4/V4 QSV Cobra PCB's including OFW 4.55
We are pleased to present for release the Cobra fw 2.0 which has many new features and also initial support for OFW 4.55. Whilst the support for OFW 4.55 is not as convenient as on previous OFW's, it provides a solution for those who accidentally updated or wish to use 4.55 directly on SEN. We suggest that users remain on 4.53 or lower if they wish to benefit from the full convenience of an ODE solution. That being said we are researching other possible methods for compatibility with the 4.55+ firmwares and will keep our users posted through the news on this site and various other forums.
Before using the Cobra ODE kindly refer to the 4.55 Bypass manual carefully. Please be sure to follow the prerequisite steps and ensure that you have updated the firmware on the ODE hardware properly first. Kindly note that 1 wire must be soldered to the drive door, which is detailed in the updated installation manual. The newly launched V5 QSV Cobra does not require a wire to be soldered for controlling the 4k series drive door, since it is bundled with a special adapter which takes care of this functionality via the included ribbon cables.
In addition to the 4.55 OFW support, we have included many new features which are sure to excite users and demonstrate the power of the Cobra ODE.
New features in 2.0 fw:
We have also freshened up our user manauls to make installation and detailing of the full functionality of the Cobra ODE easier to understand.
As you can see the 2.0 fw release is a massive leap forward. You can be sure to expect more from Team Cobra in the months to come.
2.0fw for V5 QSV users will be released in the following week...
Read "User Manual v2.0" and follow Bootloader update procedure prior to use FPGA update from MCU v2.0
Thanks for your continued support.
Cobra ODE BootLoader v1.3 * For PCB v3 / v4 / v4 QSV only *
Cobra ODE MCU v2.0 * For PCB v3 / v4 / v4 QSV only *
Cobra ODE Manager v1.6
Cobra ODE Library v1.7
Cobra ODE Bypass 455 v1.0
Cobra ODE Database (28-02-2014)
Anti-ODE Security Bypass Manual (English) v1.0
Cobra ODE Installation Manual (2k5 to 4k) (v3/v4/v4-QSV) (English) v1.1
Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v2.0
We are now
close to release of the 2.0 firmware for the V3, V4 and V4 QSV
versions of Cobra. We expect to release the 2.0 firmware this
weekend. The release includes support for 4.55 OFW on 4k
consoles and all functionality previously announced for fw 2.0
Furthermore, we are now shipping the 5.10B QSV Cobra which is more compact and runs on accelerated hardware giving faster performance. The Cobra 2.0 firmware will be released for 5.10B next week.
All future firmware updates will be released in parallel on V3, V4 / V4 QSV and V5 / V5 QSV hardware.
Photos of the new V5.10B hardware pack, will be published tomorrow.
Cobra 2.0 release imminent - features explained (Including
initial support for 4.55):
Cobra Team have been hard at work 24/7 preparing the next firmware release for our users. The incoming Cobra 2.0 is once again a massive update and packed with innovative new features.
After the massive features (PS1, PS2, BD/DVD movies and IRD 9 support) added in the recent Cobra 1.90 update, we're back with yet more cool features in 2.0 which will be released in the coming week:
2.0 will pack these features:
We have been working on a solution for OFW update 4.55, which will fix the added anti ODE measures. The current approach will be more streamlined than solutions currently offered by other teams, however it is not as convenient as using the ODE on pre 4.55 OFW's. Our R&D focus is now concentrating on other possible solutions to bypassing the 4.55 checks. The current working solution for OFW 4.55 will be released in the coming week. We advise users to use this update if they have accidentally updated to 4.55. Others who have not yet updated may want to consider keeping their consoles on 4.53 or lower until a better solution is available to benefit from the user convenience of the ODE on these firmwares.
We can now also confirm that only 4k Super Slim series consoles are affected by the 4.55 update.
Those who have 3k / 2k5 Slim or earlier consoles are safe to update to 4.55
Cobra ODE MCU 2.0 Changelog
We have successfully tested a performance update for 4.20 and
4.30 which rectifies freezing issues reported by some users. We
have also implemented a fix for BMD-061 drive control boards on
2k consoles and auto eject on 2k.
Please follow the instructions in the README.TXT carefully.
Cobra ODE 4.20 Fix * For PCB v4.20 / 4.20A only * (Non QSV)
Cobra ODE 4.30 Fix * For PCB v4.30 / 4.30A only *
We are pleased to annouce a performance update for 4.20 QSV
boards which remedies the freezing issue reported by some users.
The performance update relates to both the NXP mcu and Smart
Fusion FPGA onboard. Please be sure to follow the instructions
in the readme.txt carefully. This is imperative in order that
the update will be completed successfully
A similar performance update pack is currently undergoing BETA testing for 4.20 (non QSV model) and 4.30A boards and addresses freezing issue reported by a minority of users and also includes 2k series auto eject fix and 2k series BMD-061 drive controller fix. Further fine tuning of this update will be made before release on our site sometime next week.
Team Cobra will continue to strive to best support our users and deliver innovation to the scene.
Cobra ODE 4.20 QSV Fix * For PCB v4.20 QSV only *
We advise all users not to update to OFW 4.55 until we have had
a chance to investigate reports of an error message being
displayed in the XMB after update.
Currently we have seen that users with 2k5, 3k and 4k may be affected by this issue.
Thanks to our users for their patience in relation to the issues
reported regarding 4.20 and 4.30 on 2k systems, in particular
with drive control boards BMD-061.
We have now found the cause and a solution. The problem will be rectified via a Cobra ODE FPGA firmware update. We are currently running stability tests and will release the firmware update sometime next week together with a number of performance updates
Happy new year everyone!
With the new year, comes a new exciting big update from the Cobra Team.
This is the most advanced update yet and it packs a lot of new features for Cobra users including PS1, PS2 and BD Movie support.
The Cobra Team has been hard at work in the past couple of months to bring you the MCU 1.9 update.
As initially promised, this update adds support for PS1 games, PS2 games (only on backward compatible consoles), DVD movies and BD movies support. Another interesting feature is the ability to hot swap your HDD. You can now remove and change your games HDD while the PS3 is on.
The update also has a lot of stability improvements, bugfixes and most freezing issues introduced in recent updates have now been fixed.
We have also updated the genps3iso tool, now with IRD v9 support. Both genps3iso and genps3extra have now also been released as a native linux binary for linux users. The Cobra Manager and Cobra Browser have also been updated to add the support for PS1 and PS2 games, as well as DVD and BD movies. The third party library is also updated to allow other managers to take full advantage of these new features.
The Cobra database has also been updated with 1342 total game discs supported.
We would also like to take this opportunity to let our users know that we are aware of some issues with the new v4.20 and v4.30 boards and 2xxx console models, and we are working hard on fixing the issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, if your BD drive is unresponsive, use the eject button to turn on your console instead of the power button, as it will fix the issue and the ODE will function correctly.
Cobra ODE MCU v1.9
Cobra ODE GenPS3iso v2.4
Cobra ODE GenPS3extra v1.3
Cobra ODE Manage v1.5
Cobra ODE Database (15-01-2014)
Cobra ODE Library v1.6
Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v1.9
New Video tutorial for CECHH is available:
Cobra ODE CECHH installation Tutorial English
( thedopesoner930 )
pleased to announce the support of new 4.53 PS3 firmware.
New PCB revisions pictured (4.20 and 4.30A) and new version of
the Cobra ODE released "QSV".
We have today released a new version of the Cobra ODE QSV, which caters specifically for users of 2k5,3k and 4k/4k2 console owners. The QSV version of the Cobra ODE is fully compatible with all software updates, but does not support older PATA/SATA FAT consoles or 2k/2k1 series SLIM consoles.
The Cobra ODE QSV offers incredible value to newer console owners, being considerably lower in price than the regular Cobra ODE.
Since many owners do not require the USB cables included in the full Cobra ODE pack, the QSV package does not include the USB cables, nor does it include the power cables required for FAT consoles or the additional FFC cables required for FAT PATA and SATA CECHx/2k/2k1, since these consoles are not supported on the Cobra ODE QSV. The overall RRP has been considerably lowered as a result.
We now therefore offer two packages, the regular Cobra ODE, supporting almost all console revisions (PATA/SATA FAT **excluding BMD-21 BD drive control boards, SATA SLIM and Super SLIM consoles) and the new Cobra ODE QSV which supports only 2k5/3k SLIM and 4k/4k2 SUPER SLIM consoles.
Enjoy Cobra ODE on later model consoles at a lower price and have peace of mind that the QSV is fully compatible with the regular software and hardware updates!
We have now added an installation manual to the downloads section which reflects installation on the console versions which it supports..
An installation manual for the QSV version is also available.
Cobra ODE Installation Manual (English) v1.0 - QSV
We are now shipping version 3.00, 3.10, 4.20 and 4.30 of our
product concurrently. There is no difference in the MCU update
files. Only the FFC cables and switch usage is different between
refer to user
The waiting is finally over and we are pleased to present the 1.8 release which
fix issue from the last release.
* Increase version number and recompiled 1.7 to avoid a compiler bug which caused MCU to crash
* Fix crash when application finishes
* Less strict IRD verification that caused valid IRD files to appear as invalid
* Added support for IRD file format version 8
* Added support for files bigger than 4GB in IRD generated iso
We have also updated the user manual to 1.8 to reflect the MCU version and change concerning creation of ISO's.
Cobra ODE MCU v1.8
Cobra ODE GenPS3iso v2.3
Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v1.8
A new review
of our product is available:
A bug has been identified in the 1.7 release made yesterday. We
are now working on an updated 1.7 build. Wich will be posted
soon. Anyone who has updated to the initial 1.7 build can simply
downgrade to 1.6 in the meantime.
We are pleased to present the 1.7 release which adds IRD support
for generating ISO's which have improved stealth.
* Add IRD support
* Fix adding more than 100 games in the video category.
We have also updated the user manual to reflect change concerning creation of ISO's.
The installation manual will be also updated soon to reflect change concerning newer PCB revision 4.20 or higher.
Cobra ODE MCU v1.7 Temporary removed.
Cobra ODE GenPS3iso v2.2 Temporary removed.
Cobra ODE GenPS3extra v1.2
Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v1.7 Temporary removed.
tutorials are available:
Cobra ODE Converting PS3 Folder Games to ISO Tutorial
Load and Start PS3 Games With Cobra Manager Tutorial
Cobra ODE Update Tutorial
Cobra ODE Browser Tutorial
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Turkish version also available from download section
A new review
of our product is available:
The much anticipated 1.6 firmware update is now available for
The biggest feature of this update is the addition of the new auto-eject feature. You can now switch games without rebooting and without ejecting discs. All from the comfort of your couch. The new auto-eject feature does not require any modifications to the ODE, nor does it require any new accessories or soldering, it is now available to all ODE users, from all models, with the simple update of your Cobra ODE.
We have also added periodical polling of the HDD to prevent hard drives from going to sleep mode which made some games freeze if they had been paused for a while. The HDD polling can be disabled or configured from the cobra.cfg file.
When Cobra ODE was first released, we had seen a huge amount of positive feedback, although many users had two major concerns, the first being the use of homebrew to achieve game selection, and the second being the need to reboot or eject discs in order to switch games. With the Cobra ODE browser support which was added in v1.5 and the auto-eject feature added in v1.6, we have resolved both of these concerns for our users. Today, the Cobra ODE looks like a brand new device with a completely new user experience, which we think will make most of you happy.
The Cobra Team is the first to bring true "no eject, no reboot" feature to the PS3 ODE world for all models and we will continue to bring you new exciting features in the future.You can now grab the 1.6 update form the downloads section. Please refer to the user manual for updated instructions on how to use the auto-eject feature.
We are also releasing an update to ps3genextra tool which generated the Cobra ODE Browser, please use this version with the 1.6 update.
Concurrently, we are releasing an update to the Cobra ODE Manager which adds support for the auto-eject feature and in parallel releasing an update to the third party integration library which allows third party managers to use the auto-eject feature.
Cobra ODE MCU v1.6
Cobra ODE Manage v1.4
Cobra ODE Library v1.5
Cobra ODE GenPS3extra v1.1
Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v1.6
A new video
of our product is available:
Cobra ODE tested by TPS
(The Pirates Shark)
Following up on the previous announcement of the v1.5 firmware
update with the added support for the Cobra ODE Browser, we are
releasing today a video showing how the Browser works. You can
see the browser functioning in both the Game category mode and
the Video category mode.
This video was done using a beta version of the v1.6 firmware update we are currently working on, and it also serves as a preview for the exciting new features which will be added in the next firmware update, expected to be released within a week, once it has passed all our QA validations.
Direct YOUTUBE link.
We have much exciting news for you today with the release of the
COBRA ODE v1.5 firmware!
Now with the v1.5 fw, you can create a manager.iso with custom sector triggers for games. This will allow developers to experiment with many new ways to provide COBRA ODE users with alternative methods to select games, such as a DVD video menu or our own COBRA ODE Browser.
The big new feature is the release of our new COBRA ODE Browser to allow game selection from the XMB without the need for a homebrew application to be running. We are also concurrently releasing a new PC tool called genps3extra in order to generate the COBRA ODE Browser for your HDD. Please refer to the updated user manual for instructions on how to use the new game browser.
We have fixed support for the manager.on_reboot option introduced in the previous firmware which was not working properly on SLIM consoles, as well as some other small bugs. We are adding six new configuration options to the cobra.cfg file. Please refer to user manual for more details.
Also included in today's new release is an updated cobra.db database file with support for 957 disc games.
Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the update.
Cobra ODE MCU v1.5
Cobra ODE Database
Cobra ODE Installation Manual (English) v1.3
Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v1.5
A new video
of our product is available:
Cobra ODE Installation 4XXX / 4000 Super Slim Series
( Khalkedon Elektronik )
A new review
of our product is available:
We forgot to
mention that BootLoader v1.2 give you the option to downgrade
MCU firmware to previous version.
v1.4 firmware is now available in the downloads section.
In the 1.4 update, the maximum number of files per drive has been increased from 128 to 500 files.
Due to popular demand, we have also added support for a new cobra.cfg configuration file which allows you to set the ODE to disable the use of the manager, or to return to manager mode after each reboot. Please refer to the user manual for more information on the cobra.cfg configuration file.
The update also fixes a small bug with some HDD drives, introduced in the previous 1.3 firmware. The bootloader has also been updated to v1.2 to fix HDD support. Please refer to the user manual for information on how to update your device.
The COBRA manager has been updated to fix a freezing issue and to increase the limit of games to 500 in order to match the new MCU limits.
The third-party library has being updated to reflect that iso limit increase as well. A small API change has been made, please refer to the Changelog.txt for more information.
Thanks for your continued support.
Cobra ODE BootLoader v1.2
Cobra ODE MCU v1.4
Cobra ODE Manage v1.3
Cobra ODE Library v1.4
Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v1.4
A new review
of our product is available:
pleased to announce the support of new 4.50 PS3 firmware.
releasing today a new update for the COBRA ODE. The bootloader
is being updated to v1.1 which should fix everyone's problems
with USB thumb sticks not being recognized. Please refer to the
user manual for instructions on updating the bootloader.
Also, the MCU update is now at version 1.3 which also fixes the USB thumb stick access, as well as a few other small fixes. Please refer to the Changelog.txt for more information.
The COBRA manager has also been updated and is now at version 1.2. You can now load games without rebooting your console or ejecting the disc. Simply quit the manager after selecting your game and the manager will make the PS3 restart automatically. If you wish to quit the manager without rebooting, simply press X to discard the yellow dialog before quitting the game and it will not restart the XMB.
The third-party library is also being updated with many changes which break the previous API, and to better parse the new files available from the ODE. ODE Manager developers should read the documentation and review the new API when integrating. Also, please refer to the user manual to understand the changes to the file structure.
Note that initial orders may not recognize all the USB drives, so if the LED does not flash purple, the update may not have been performed. Use a thumb drive or hard drive which works with the ODE to install the initial bootloader update which will then fix support for all other drives.
We are working hard everyday on improving the COBRA ODE, most critical day one bugs are now fixed. We have just discovered a data corruption in the DISC.ISO file when dumping the original disc which we will fix as soon as possible. In the next releases, you can expect the following features :
geniso: IRD support
manager: Disc dumping support
MCU: PSX and PS2 iso support.
Cobra ODE BootLoader v1.1
Cobra ODE MCU v1.3
Cobra ODE Manage v1.2
Cobra ODE Library v1.3
Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v1.3
A new review
of our product is available:
Updated version of our Cobra ODE Installation Manual.
Cobra ODE Installation Manual (English) v1.2
pleased to announce that V2.1 of the Genps3iso tool is now
available to download. The new version solves the error relating
to game updates (8001003e) which some users had encountered.
ISO's can now be regenrated with the Genps3iso V2.1 tool to
solve this issue.
We are now also working on IRD support to be included in an upcoming Genps3iso tool release , which will be released soon
releasing another update today to the COBRA ODE firmware as well
as an updated manager and 3rd party integration library.
The problem reported earlier about the ODE not recognizing some NTFS drives was actually caused by drives using the non default cluster size. We have updated the user manual to specify that we recommend 4096 allocation unit size. Also, with this update, the ODE will now support drives with a cluster size of 2048, 4096 and anything above that. We have also added another new feature. Now our manager reports the ODE MCU firmware version. The COBRA manager will now print the version of the COBRA ODE firmware. An update to the third party integration library will allow third party managers to display this information.
Cobra ODE Manager v1.1
Cobra MCU update v1.2
Cobra ODE Library v1.2
Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v1.2
correction for the user manul to clarify update process.
Cobra ODE User Manual v1.1b (English)
releasing update version 1.1 of the COBRA ODE firmware. This
update will allow you to validate the game selection without
rebooting the console. Once the game selection is done through
the manager, the game will be loaded after ejecting and
reinserting the disc in the drive. Selecting the game by
rebooting the console will also work as before. Get the 1.1
Cobra MCU update v1.1
Follow the update instructions from our updated user manual:
Cobra ODE User Manual v1.1 (English)
We also want to point out some of the issues that have been reported to us in the official support forum, and want to let you know that we are working on releasing a fix for them as soon as possible.
- There seems to be an issue with some specific hard drives that aren't recognized by the COBRA ODE when they are formatted with NTFS. While this only affects a small number of hard drive, it is a high priority bug that we will fix as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you are experiencing this issue, you can format the drive in FAT32 and it will work.
- For some games, if the game update has been installed, the game will refuse to launch. We have identified the issue as being caused by the ISO file being badly generated, and an update to the Geniso tool will be released shortly that fixes it. The updated Geniso tool will give you the choice of using an IRD file to rebuild the ISO. It is however optional, and you can still generate ISO files without the IRD file, for those titles which do not have an IRD file, or for homebrew applications.
- If installing a PS3 firmware update, the update will sometimes fail when the COBRA ODE is installed and in EMU mode. We recommend you switch to PT mode and disconnect USB device from Cobra ODE while doing a PS3 firmware update Online or from PS3 front USB , until this issue is resolved..
Updated version of our Cobra ODE Installation Manual.
Cobra ODE Installation Manual v1.1 (English)
installation have been added to our download section.
Cobra ODE Installation Tutorial 3XXX and 25XX Series
of our product is available:
pleased to announce the support of * 4000c *
and a new review appeared in forums of::
reviews of the Cobra ODE are starting to appear:
Sample have been sent to many other console sites and reviews will appear soon.
Fixing an issue regarding game updates.
Cobra ODE Manager Fixed
Today we are
releasing the Cobra ODE Manager + Llibrary with the list
of compatible boot disc and more.
NOTE: You need to use GenPS3iso to patch your rip.
Cobra ODE Supported Boot Discs
Cobra ODE Manager
Cobra ODE Library
the announcement and video's confirming the release of the Cobra
ODE is imminent we have been following the discussions on many
forums and would like to respond to some of the questions and
misinformation which we have seen.
There has been a lot of positive feedback and excitement surrounding the device and we wish to clarify a few points so that potential buyers have a clearer understanding of the way it works and the functionality.
You can read our FAQ here
Cobra ODE has been radically enhanced prior to release! We are now entering production phase and stocks will reach the market soon. Please enjoy the high resolution and standard resolution videos which demonstrate Cobra ODE running on the following consoles:
High-Res: FAT /// SD: FAT
High-Res: 2K5 /// SD: 2K5
High-Res: 4K /// SD: 4K
Homebrew and PS3 ISO's can now be run from any OFW PS3, including 2k5, 3K and 4K!
Installation is now much easier than before, especially on 2k5,3K and 4k models and external UI commander is no longer required. Navigation is achieved via Cobra ODE manager which can be launched from the XMB! The manager allows you to select and run homebrew apps or games and PS3 ISO's from the XMB on any OFW PS3...
Check out the features and PS3 models supported below:
The following consoles are supported:
pleased to present pictures of the final Cobra ODE hardware -
Main PCB assembly. As you can see there are two switches which
enable configuration of PATA (FAT consoles)/SATA (FAT CECHL
consoles) and 2k,2k5k,3k and 4k series slim and super slim
consoles. Cobra ODE is the first truly universal PS3 ODE
bringing maximum convenience to end users and resellers alike.
As you can see we've designed everything to be connected via FFC cables directly between ODE and console or console, ODE and daughter boards in the case of the 2k5,3k and 4k series consoles. A great deal of effort and time has been put into designing a system with best performance and maximum convenience for installation.
We're working hard on the finalization of the software, stay tuned for further information....
Release date is a
little delayed since we're ironing out the last remaining bugs
with the software and hardware in preparation for release. This
has taken a longer than expected due to the extended range of
consoles we support.
Some pictures and further information about our hardware will follow over the next few days. Stay tuned for further info!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cobra ODE website is launched! Cobra brought ground breaking
features and unparalleled support to the PS3 with its Cobra USB
dongle. Now we're back with the Cobra Optical Drive Emulator for
PS3. Run game ISO's from any PS3* without the need to restrict
your console to running on a CFW. This brings freedom of choice
for the SEN, original games and functionality of the Cobra ODE
without hassle or complication. A switch allows user to toggle
between use of the original BD drive or the emulator. Checkout
the features list!
* Stocks of Cobra ODE will start shipping next month (February) *
( 3.00, 3.10, 4.20, 4.20A 4.30A and 5.30A )
( 4.20 / 4.20A / 5.10B / 5.10C )