Category PS3 CFW and Hacks       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date May 10, 2016 at 2:18 AM       24,136       26            
Proceeding his recent Ferrox PS3 Custom Firmware 4.80 COBRA 7.3 release, today PlayStation 3 developer Alexander made available Ferrox PS3 CFW 4.80 COBRA 7.3 NoBD Edition for those who own consoles with damaged or missing Blu-ray drives.

Download: FERROX 4.80 COBRA 7.3 NOBD.rar (195.1 MB) / FERROX 4.80 COBRA 7.3 NOBD.rar (Mirror) / CFW FERROX 4.80.1 NoBT NoBD.rar (195.06 MB)

4.80 MD5 Hash: 3a678b4ae3021c6de03cf091cc0c3a4d
4.80.1 MD5 Hash: ba84641461869829226e7665ee584a92

To quote, roughly translated: Custom Firmware 4.80 FERROX COBRA 7.3 NoBD Edition

Still good news !! Here on Cybermodding mica you sleep! In fact, we give you a new gem, all for you!

Our dear friend and developer Alexander knows no respite, and there he is to release a new version of its CFW FERROX.

After the recent release of Standard Versions CEX, and after the new COBRA, here comes one of the traditional versions of FERROX, that Alexander has pursued for a long time. We speak of the Custom Firmware FERROX in NoBD version!

BUT...!!!! More news! In NoBD version of CFW FERROX, even the Patch COBRA were integrated. The first version of COBRA - NoBD together for FERROX!

Thanks to this special version of the CFW, users who own a PS3 with Logica route, will return to start games and Homebrew !! Logic route is in fact a beautiful pain in the butt.. For this CFW NoBD exists, that goes to completely disable your Player. Therefore a very important version, and vital for many users. Let's meet the specifications:

  • Built on the basis of OFW 4.80 SONY.
  • PSN / SEN Enabled.
  • Update from any possibility of CFW (CEX).
  • Ability to Upgrade from OFW 3.55.
  • Ability to Downgrade from any CFW with QA active Flags.
  • QA Flags active if previously enabled.
  • NEW FEATURE - New look of the XMB (See below).
  • NEW FEATURE - Introduced CyberModding HomebrewStore the web column.
  • NEW FEATURE - Brand new Coldboot FERROX COBRA designated by MiZiO90!
  • FEATURE - Compatibility PS2 games.
  • FEATURE - Compatibility with the latest version of ReactPSN.
  • FEATURE - RSOD Bypass Screen Console sufferers RSOD.
  • FEATURE - 4.80 Key to start games signed with 4.80 keys.
  • FEATURE - app_home / PS3_GAME.
  • FEATURE - XMB Support In-Game Screenshots.
  • FEATURE - Support Remote Play.
  • FEATURE - Integrated Package Manager, replaces the classic Install Package Files.
  • PATCH - LV1: Patched to remove the LV2 protection.
  • PATCH - LV1: Patched the CoreOS Hash Check to prevent Brick Console Downgraded non-Dehashed.
  • PATCH - LV1: Peek & Poke.
  • PATCH - LV2: Peek & Poke.
  • PATCH - PS3 BT Remote Patch.
  • PATCH - PS3 BluRay Disc Patch.
  • PATCH - Disabled Epilepsy Message to Boot.
  • PATCH - Disabled Cinavia protection.
  • PATCH - NOBD: Enables Console with Logica route, not to restart Homebrew and games !!

From this version, the FERROX takes a new look. Ideas realized by dear MiZiO90 , who worked to make the coolest FERROX CFW around! It is not a theme.

It is some internal changes. Changes were introduced to 'clock, the horizontal lines in the screens, in colored lettering, to' Full Banner at the top right, in the section 'System Upgrade', to the menu screen that appears when holding down the PS button, and a new logo FERROX pulsing during uploads.

A large lavorone! Combined with the new Look with your theme you prefer. Or maybe combined with a Wave! It comes out a XMB fear :cool:

PS. The Logo FERROX bottom right, is only visible to 1080p resolution. I think we all still play with the 'HDMI. Then no problem!


These are the tests carried out by us on the console in our possession.
  • CECH2004A - Tested and Working - (Thanks MiZiO90)
  • CECH2104A - Tested and Working - (Thanks LIZZO)
  • CECH2504A DataCode OC - Tested and Working - (Thanks TSUTEJ1)
  • CECH2504B - Tested and Working (Thanks modderfantasy)
  • 2 CECHG - Tested and Working - (Thanks LIZZO)
  • CECHK - Tested and Working - (Thanks TSUTEJ1)

As you know, the CFW COBRA are the most desired by all. This is because many have additional functions compared to a standard CFW. Let's see:
  • Great ease of use, related to many factors, also to the fact that it does not need the MAMBA, Application creates inconvenience for the connection to the PSN.
  • Loading Plugin to Boot automatically, through boot_plugins.txt File to 'internal dev_hdd0.
  • Support for ISO PS3
  • Support for ISO PS2
  • Support for ISO PSX
  • Support for ISO PSP
  • Support for ISO DVD
  • Support for ISO BluRay
  • Support for ISO Splittate on Fat32 Devices
  • Support for NTFS formatted devices (dear External Hard Disk)
  • NetISO support (Ps3netsrv) PS3-BD-DVD-PSX ISO / CUE / BIN
  • Download the CFW at the top. Rename the File .pup exactly: PS3UPDAT.PUP and check the MD5 with what you find at the top! You can use the Tool md5sums.
  • Take a USB FAT32 formatted, and create a new folder called PS3, inside this create another 'other still called UPDATE, and inside latter' inseriteci the PS3UPDAT.PUP File, which would be the custom firmware.
  • Insert the USB in the far right of the PS3 port.
  • Be sure to: Remove any disc from the player Ps3, Remove any games loaded with any Manager, Disable Internet Connection.
  • Ok. You can choose to install the CFW from the XMB or from Recovery.
  • From XMB will just go into 'Settings' column, then 'System Upgrade' and choose 'With storage media'. Select the CFW and will start the process.
  • To enter Recovery Instead, turn off the console. Turn it back on by holding down the Power button until the console is turned off again. Now turn it back on by holding down the Power button until you hear two beeps very close. Then release the Power button! Recovery time from the menu, select 'System Update' and follow the instructions.
  • For a clean installation, you can install 2 times the CFW. You can also go back into Recovery and click Options for Rebuilding the Database and Restore the System File. So you'll have a setup more than clean and safe.
I would like to again take this opportunity to Thank our Dev Alexander for all their hard work. Remember to install this CFW NoBD ONLY if you have the logic route. So if your player will do tricks! Otherwise it is useless, even counterproductive it !!

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I have a CECHC04 and i have some issues with some games, but most irritating is that i cannot launch PS2 games. When i run one the monitor goes black, and the whole console freezes (nothing happends when i push PS3 button on the pad). Any ideas how to fix this ?

Thank you in advance :)


Staff Member
Ok so you have a CECHC04 fat with backward compatibility that is currently on which Firmware (OFW/CFW/etc) version?

Regarding the PS2 games.. do you mean PS2 Classics (PKG), PS2 ISOs (not converted) or actual PS2 games on disc?

Other tips for PS2 game blackscreens on PlayStation 3 CFW I've read are if you're on DEX switch to CEX, or use @aldostools PS3 Tools Collection GUI to convert them to PS2 Classics on your PC.

If you are on Ferrox 4.80 CFW it may be worth trying Rebug 4.80.1 CFW with Cobra enabled in the Rebug Toolbox or via mmCM / multiMAN.

If you reply back with answers to the above hopefully some others here will be able to advise you as well :cool:


im on CFW from this thread :) Ferrox PS3 CFW 4.80 COBRA 7.3 NoBD Edition by Alexander

I believe this is CEX already. i mean PS2 iso files run by multiman.

So you suggest running them through a converter and/or switch to different CFW ?

because i have other issues too - like no cutscenes in "the last of us" or missing part of the audio in GOWIII etc.
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