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 4.89 firmware. This beta attempts to fix some XMB issues said to have been introduced by Sony’s latest OFW. From developer:

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

Users who have tried this beta report that it works as expected.

What is CFW 4.89.2 Evilnat for PS3

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

A CFW adds several features for tinkerers in addition to what a HEN offers.

Specifically, Evilnat CFW includes the Cobra tool that allows:

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

More from the readme:


  • Made from 4.89 OFW
  • Made manually without automatic tools
  • SEN/PSN enabled
  • Disabled deletion of unsigned act.dat and .rif files
  • Allows unsigned act.dat and .rif files
  • Allows running unsigned applications
  • Compatibility with FSELF
  • C00 demo unlocker
  • LIC.EDAT license check disabled
  • Can be installed over 3.55 OFW
  • Can be installed over +3.56 OFW (bguerville toolset).
  • Can be installed over any CFW CEX
  • Added COBRA 8.3 and enabled as default
  • Full compatibility with PS2 games
  • Ability to 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
  • Displaying temperatures in XMB in-game for PS2 games
  • RSOD screen bypass
  • BSOD screen bypass
  • PS3_GAME/app_home
  • XMB screenshot in game
  • Added package manager
  • Patched CoreOS hash check to prevent Brick from downgrading on non-dehashed 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 rebooting
  • Integrated Dynamic Control FAN (to control the fan when webMAN is unloaded) (from aldo/Evilnat)
  • Photo GUI integration support 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 a fake account ID (by Evilnat)
  • Opcode to activate account (act.dat) (from Evilnat)
  • Opcode to create a 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 the maximum number of map paths from 24 to 32 (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, avoid loading previous mode (from Evilnat)
  • Disable stage2.bin while recovery menu loads (by haxxxen)
  • Fixed maximum fan speed after shutdown (by Evilnat)
  • Improved QA flags code from Habib imported from Aldostools (from 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 already exists (by aldo)
  • Added cellFsMkdir icon (by Evilnat)
  • Added constant FAN speed while launching a PS2 ISO (by Evilnat)
  • Check/Disable/Enable QA Flags (by Evilnat)
  • Creation of act.dat when launching a PSN game (by Evilnat)
  • Convert Someone Else’s Saved Data to Your Own Saved Data (by Evilnat)
  • Block login to PSN/SEN when CFW system calls are enabled (by DeViL303)

Download and install/run CFW 4.89.2 Evilnat

You can download this beta version here.

For installation instructions and troubleshooting visit the support thread on psx-place.

Source: evilnat

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