PS3 4.85 OFW Live & 4.85.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) Released - ADVISED TO STAY ON 4.84 for now !!!!

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By STLcardsWS on Aug 28, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    4.85 Official Firmware is now Live !!! Here is what you need to know
    Well it took awhile from Sony, but its confirmed they finally got around to pushing a new firmware update with the release of version 4.85 for the PS3. It appears (developers are still investigating) Sony has essentially given up that classic "Cat & Mouse" game with the PS3 Homebrew Scene. While it was apparent during the past two exploits, as they went nearly a year (with each exploit) without seeing a patch for a softmod, that has kind of shown Sony's hand with its dealing and future intentions with the PS3. Somewhat surprising (since PSN is still active) but it makes sense, with the PlayStation 5 on the doorstep. While the PS3 is being phased out in many ways, the Security Team has been a dead sector over at Sony PS3 HQ for sometime, but then again they may not of been the best team for the task, as we all know what happened back on firmware 3.55 and the "oh shit" moment that team went through with the bad security implementation that was discovered and thus lead to PS3 CFW for all of us, so maybe that team was not so bad :).

    (PS3 on 4.85 OFW, scanning USB & recognizing new 4.85.1)

    So, now that 4.85 has been leashed upon us, What does it mean for the user's who have exploited with exploits like PS3HEN? As expected 4.85 will be no match for developer's (as Sony did not put much of a fight or effort it appears in the early prognosis), HOWEVER ITs ADVISED TO STAY ON 4.84? Why? The simple answer is everything else needs to catch up, while this was a maintenance update and early observation not much was to address the current exploits from early research from community developer's. So, while the pasters look green to this point there are tools and exploits that need to be updated and if you go on 4.85 now its will be nothing there yet and boring. Enjoy 4.84 until 4.85 is ready. How long can this process take? a few days maybe a week, depends on how busy various developer's are at this time. Currently we have one of the pieces already out of the way with the release of 4.85.1 Hybrid Firmware from @Joonie. Again its not advised to update at this time. This release is for developer's only at this time so various projects can be updated.

    (PoC that tools can work on 4.85)

    What if I do update? Well, you will have the ability to exploited system again it appears but not much to do quite yet. Its like having an exploited system on day 1 and having no homebrew created or tools yet. So that is why its advised to stay on 4.84 for a bit longer.. This is even the case for Custom Firmware user's as we will see various 4.85 Custom Firmware's released in the coming days/weeks and it will not be advised to jump on those right away. They will be the newest, but you get less and we can't stress that enough until evberything around it is updated also. So just be patient and let the devs work and most importantly be respectful to the devs.

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
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