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. Vishera
      4.82,4.83,4.84,and now 4.85 in just 2 years,when will it end?...
      Thekiit likes this.
    2. atreyu187

      It won't Sony has to continue to publish updates periodically due to ACCS needing to be updated for Blu-ray. We will get at least one update a year.
      Algol and Coldheart2236 like this.
    3. iKnowi'mAwesome13
      i know in all of these updates i haven't seen a single change so every time a new ps3 update comes out everyone says: ah shit, here we go again
      Meeman likes this.
    4. elyasse93
      can someone give me the core os of 4.85 ofw pls ?
      my ps3 bricked and i have no solution yet
    5. Meeman
      I'm on HAN 4.84.2 and have been using a ps3proxy running on a raspberry pi. Am i wrong in saying this makes all PS updates obsolete?
    6. chananun
      I have been done to 4.85.1 HFW. so I need to downgrade to 4.84. How to do step?
    7. Geese howard
      Geese howard
      Enable qa flag, download 4.84 firmware and install.
      chananun likes this.
    8. chananun
      thank for suggestion but I 'm not sure qa flag need install rebug 4.85.1 yes or not ?
      Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
    9. Geese howard
      Geese howard
      Try to install rebug toolbox
    10. cwhj68
      how to install rebug? now I can't install any .pkg files in PS3 (no install packages folder in xmb menu)
      Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
    11. TRippZ
      Hey, a few days ago I Updatet to 4.85 because I got a new console and I wasn't supposed to update to 4.85 HFW, but for now I tried to update to HFW via USB but it won't work.
      Basically what happened was:
      The update was known by the console
      I pressed continue
      He started updating
      But everytime I tried, the update died after 50% and my console booted as nothing were happened.
      Does anyone knows to help me? Thanks
    12. SteavyPS3zy
      Is HEN toolbox the same as like Multiman? I've never heard of it.
    13. stormragez
      no, they are diferent multiman can do to many things like loading games , ftp file browset ETC, hentoolbox is more like system options like reset ps3 turn off , alphabetical game order rebiuld data base , system check , temperature, things like that...

      do you know any info about the release date of Hentoolbox 1.0 - 4.85 theres not so much info about it...
      Last edited by a moderator: Sep 17, 2019
    14. Ebanvor
      Will they have toolbox 4.85 offline?
      Meeman likes this.
    15. HolyFire29
      Hi guys, I just wanna ask: I'm on Han HFW 4.85.1, is it safe to update to the newest official firmware from Sony? Will Han still work if I do update? Thanks a lot.
    16. Meeman
      Didn't HAN stop at 4.84.2?
      ramzidz15 likes this.
    17. ramzidz15
      It will not stop if it is already installed by you
    18. HolyFire29
      What I meant to say was 4.84.2. So, if I decide to update to newest OFW from Sony, will Han stop working on my ps3 or will it be safe?
      Meeman and ramzidz15 like this.
    19. ramzidz15
      You may install hen on 4.85
    20. topantita
      i am newbee about this HFW..
      my PS3 HFW is 4.85 and want to update to 4.85.1
      soory about my question, but can i update it wih the same way i update CFW? put the file in PS3/UPDATE/ folder?
      and what step next after update? i mean like Hen Enabler and another HEN tool, are they affected with the update?

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