PS3: CFW Evilnat 4.89.2 Beta released

PS3: CFW Evilnat 4.89.2 Beta released

Developer Evilnat has released CFW 4.89.2 Evilnat Beta, a Custom Firmware for PS3s based on the latest firmware 4.89. This Beta attempts to fix some XMB issues, allegedly introduced by the latest OFW from Sony. From the developer:

This BETA only have XMB layout fixes, I have another BETA that I’m testing it first with more options in xai_plugin and more

Users who have tried this beta are reporting that it’s working as expected.

What is CFW 4.89.2 Evilnat for PS3

Evilnat CFW is a Custom firmware for your PS3. It adds customization features to your hacked console.

A CFW adds multiple features for tinkerers, in addition to what a HEN provides.

In particular, Evilnat CFW includes the Cobra tool, which allow the following:

  • Region free BluRay
  • ISO mounting for BluRay/DVD/PS1/PS2/PS3*
  • Mounting ISOs and games over network
  • ISOs can be split and still mounted, to bypass FAT32 4GB file limit on USB
  • PS1 backup discs work just like retail discs
  • Launch any PSP ISO using the Cobra PSP Launcher (compatibility is not 100%)*
  • Launch PS2 ISOs on any console (HDD only, software emulator is not 100% compatible)
  • Never requires a real disc in drive
  • Boot Plugins (apps that run in the background on boot)
  • Dynamic firmware spoofing for mounted backups (apps don’t require updates for every firmware update)

More from the readme:


  • Made out of 4.89 OFW
  • Made manually without automatic tools
  • SEN/PSN enabled
  • Disabled deletion of unsigned act.dat and .rif files
  • Allowed unsigned act.dat and .rif files
  • Allowed running of unsigned applications
  • Compatibility with FSELF
  • C00 demo unlocker
  • Disabled LIC.EDAT license check
  • Can be installed over 3.55 OFW
  • Can be installed over +3.56 OFW (bguerville Toolset)
  • Can be installed over any CFW CEX
  • COBRA 8.3 added and enabled as default
  • Full PS2 Games Compatibility
  • Possibility of Downgrade from any CFW with active QA Flags
  • QA Flags active if previously enabled
  • Disabled Epilepsy Message on Boot
  • Compatibility with PSX games in ISO
  • Compatibility with PSP games in ISO
  • Compatibility with PS2 games in ISO
  • Compatibility with PS3 games in ISO/JB folder format
  • Compatibility with ReactPSN
  • Display of Temperatures in XMB In-Game on PS2 Games
  • RSOD Screen Bypass
  • BSOD Screen Bypass
  • PS3_GAME/app_home
  • XMB In-Game Screenshot
  • Added Package Manager
  • CoreOS Hash Check patched to prevent Brick on non-dehashed Downgradate consoles
  • Patched to remove LV2 Protection
  • Peek and Poke (LV2)
  • Peek and Poke (LV1)
  • CINAVIA protection disabled
  • Option to sort games by name and date

Cobra 8.3

  • Failsafe Cobra stage2 (by bguerville/aldo)
  • Restore CFW Syscalls without reboot just entering to ‘Settings > System Update’ on XMB (by aldo)
  • Integrated Dynamic Control FAN (to control fan when webMAN is unloaded) (by aldo/Evilnat)
  • Support Photo GUI integration with webMAN MOD (mount games from ‘Photo’ column) (by aldo/DeViL303)
  • Get/Set FAN speed (by aldo)
  • Enable/disable features: Photo GUI, Restore Syscalls (by aldo)
  • Opcode to create CFW Syscalls (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 35) (by aldo)
  • Opcode to set fake accountID (by Evilnat)
  • Opcode to activate account (act.dat) (by Evilnat)
  • Opcode to create license (RIF) (by Evilnat)
  • Updated ps3mapi_load_process_modules to load custom modules and system modules (by haxxxen)
  • Added ps3mapi_get_process_module_info
  • Increased from 24 to 32 the max number of map paths (by aldo)
  • Added sm_get_temperature patch in kernel (by Evilnat)
  • Added sm_get_fan_policy patch in kernel (by Evilnat)
  • Added sm_set_fan_policy patch in kernel (by Evilnat)
  • Fixed Control FAN payload, avoids loading previous mode (by Evilnat)
  • Disable stage2.bin while Recovery Menu is loaded (by haxxxen)
  • Fixed max FAN speed after shutdown (by Evilnat)
  • Improved Habib’s QA flags code imported by aldostools (by Evilnat)
  • Fixed black screen in CFW2OFW converted games (by Evilnat)
  • Added sm_ring_buzzer with single_beep, double_beep and triple_beep (by Evilnat)
  • Skip license creation (rif) if it already exists (by aldo)
  • Added cellFsMkdir symbol (by Evilnat)
  • Added constant FAN Speed ​​while a PS2 ISO is launched (by Evilnat)
  • Check/Disable/Enable QA Flags (by Evilnat)
  • Creation of act.dat while launching a PSN game (by Evilnat)
  • Convert someones’s else savedata to your own savedata (by Evilnat)
  • Block Log In on PSN/SEN when CFW syscalls are enabled (by DeViL303)

Download and install/run CFW 4.89.2 Evilnat

You can download this beta release here.

For installation instructions and troubleshooting, head over to their support thread at psx-place.

Source: evilnat

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