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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Discussion in 'PS3 News' started by STLcardsWS, Aug 28, 2019.

    1. ramzidz15
      I am now on 4.84
      What do you think about installing 4.85
    2. DeViL303
      I would say wait, Managunz is freezing on 4.85, Probably more homebrew has issues. No reason to update IMO.

      Just spoof 4.85 using webman mod or a proxy for now if you need to get online.
    3. ramzidz15
      thank you for this
      good advice
    4. Muntder123
      Hi when is the new hen released for ps4
    5. Guest_Neo
      Hi, first time using the forum, currently on 4.84 HFW, if we update to 4.85.1 HFW, do we need to resign the old packages again or will the 4.84 signed pkg work with the new Han enabler 4.85 that is available?
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    6. Umar129
      Anybody got a full video of how to jailbreak to 4.85 cfw with the tools and everything or do we have to wait a week or so
    7. Geese howard
      Geese howard
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    8. Twopacz
      So I updated mistakes how can I get bk two 4.84?
    9. Umar129
      I hope it’s not too long my ps automatically updated
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    10. pinky
      if you were on cfw, you should be able to downgrade with the writer. right now, I believe the writer for 4.85 is in testing, so don't worry.
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    11. CaveManXx
      I would like to add something of thought and maybe this helps somebody. I'm a COMPLETE NOOB at JBking so most may know this already, so forgive the post if no value. lol but im running 4.85 HFW with HEN 2.31 and really only using mutiman at he moment, but works REALLY GOOD! and I noticed the other day that i kept getting boot failure when trying to enable HEN. I came to realize that my PS3 was auto signing in and then after that, I was trying to enable HEN only to get boot failure. so after turning auto sign in off and enabling HEN first, it worked great!!! not one boot failure. so if anybody is having that issue, this may help... I believe everything is most current update.... im so new at jb that I jbroke 1hr before sony's that was on 4.84 of course....
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    12. Prince Kalu
      Prince Kalu
      Anyone know how to change your banned cid on a Hybrid HAN-Hackable firmware running HEN on 4.84? @Joonie
    13. Marciano
      Nice. Hi guys Im a newby though but my ps3 superslim updated from 4.84 HAN xpoited to the new 4.85 and now my Package Manager Icon and HAN toolbox are missing.
      Any new within the next upcoming days/weeks would be highly appreciated.
      Thanx in advance
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    14. Meeman
      I'm assuming the han toolbox 0.7.1dies after upgrading?
    15. Coldheart2236
      HAN should work fine with HFW 4.85.1 however HAN itself is dead since HEN has superseded it.
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    16. Meeman
      did you try installing the pkg manager and toolbox again?
    17. SteavyPS3zy
      So i updated to quickly to 4.85.1 that's my mistake but I need some help now. I had REBUG and Multiman installed and working on 4.84.2. After the update to 4.85.1 the icons are still there but they wont open. I can't re install them because I have no option anymore to install package files. What do I do to be able to use Multiman or an application for running my backup games?
    18. Coldheart2236
      You'll have to wait until the patch writer has been updated for HFW 4.85. Why did you update from 4.84 CFW to 4.85 MFW, which is essentially OFW?
    19. SteavyPS3zy
      cause I'm an idiot and I didn't read through i just saw there was a new one and I needed to be able to sign in to use amazon prime video so I installed it.
    20. kaluas
      HAN toolbox, by default, won't show up in the XMB after HEN update 2.1.2, even if it is installed.
      Just use DeViL303's HEN Toolbox, it's much better.
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