PS3 4.86.1 PS3 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) - HFW is helpful for installing PS3HEN on 4.84/4.85/4.86 FW

Discussion in 'PS3 Jailbreak CFW and PS3HEN' started by Joonie, Mar 21, 2019.

By Joonie on Mar 21, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    UPDATE (March 2020) 4.86.1 HFW Released.
    Original Article (4.84 HFW - March 2019): Huge News as the PS3 exploit ladder has taken a step up into 4.84 rung, with a new approach to bring back PS3Xploit functionality on 4.84. With a Hybrid Firmware (NOT A CFW) that can be installed on ANY MODEL PS3 over any Official Firmware (OFW) version. .The only thing this modified firmware essentially does is bring back the patched webkit from OFW 4.82 that was an entry point for PS3Xploit, if you recall when 4.84 was released developers @bguerville and @esc0rtd3w stated the exploit was not actually patched but rather only the webkit entry used was removed in 4.83+ which rendered the actual exploit unreachable (not patched and could be restored). Now the webkit is back for 4.84 OFW thanks to this new clever magic that has allowed OFW user's to use and install this slightly modified Firmware.

    So, what does all this mean? Now it will be just like it was back in 4.82 before PS3Xploit was "patched"(some ps3xploit tools need updated still) you will be able to install a CFW (on a CFW compatible model) and for those unfortunate user's that does not have a CFW Compatible model (i.e. SuperSlim/late slims) you have will have access to the HAN exploit . So for new user's or ones that updated, here is your second chances thanks to the efforts of the members of PS3Xploit Team and to @Joonie (waved magic wand on files) and prepared this magically release, @habib (for valuable input on this project) and @esc0rtd3w (work in porting ps3xploit tools to 4.84)

    It has been an exciting month here at psx-place with so much progress on all fronts of the PS3 . the fuel of this project actually comes from a user simply igniting a spark with an idea as @Doge_Rules did with this thread truly making it a community effort. Updated - to version 4.84.2 (see details below)



    • Release Post via Joonie

      4.86.1 (HFW) Hybrid Firmware
      It's been a while, saw a new FW dropped today. So here's yet another one for everyone.!zIpFnDjB!PwJVSc15POf0jzFDQuUllxJahdzpnb48TW74hJOgjyc

      Since there's no change in the kernel, you should see a PS3HEN update anytime soon.

      Have fun and stay safe at home.​

    • Release Post via Joonie

      Here's a little gift for everyone who has working PS3 (excluding RSOD or broken BD/BT units)

      Here's what we have found.
      1. no changes in Kernel
      2. no changes in VSH
      3. no changes in isolated loaders
      4. Stability improved
      Enjoy your latest HFW 4.85.1 and stay tuned for more updates coming from various developers.

      Download link :!SAYhnYYB!6CmxOz0H_pSuVRb4YZ7-lYvY66hP0LlohgVMWfFut4Q

      FYI @STLcardsWS @esc0rtd3w @habib @Zar @aldostools

      To devs - PS3HEN can literally be ported in 5 mins. or you could just use PS3HEN 2.3.1 and it should work right out of the box.

      To everyone else - Don't rush your update until all the tools get fully ported & released.

    • 4.84.2 HFW (Hybrid Firmware)
      Restores PS3Xploit Flasher/Tools & PS3Xploit HAN for 4.84 OFW user's

      Today, we proudly present the very first modified OFW that can be installed on all PS3 models. (NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FULL BLOWN CFW, HOWEVER IT Allows you to run the patched webkit exploit that's ported to 4.84)

      Yes, you didn't hear wrong, it can be installed over

      • ALL OFW versions on ALL PS3 models
        • ex) OFW 4.83, 4.84 , CECH-3XXX, CECH-4XXX and etc..

      We wanted this to be called "HHHFW" since it was Hybrid, Hack-able, HAN ready also inspired by @habib but let's call it HFW since this is Hybrid FW (Well you can call this MFW).

      The idea was reminded by some guy who didn't want to be annoying but actually ended up being helpful: @

      Habib had this idea long time ago but the previous attempt was not successful due to lack of interest and preparation.

      As you all know, I recently started messing with my PS3 again and this idea was brought back.

      So then I went ahead and tried his magical idea.... after a few hours later... Boom!!, now we have HFW that works on all PS3 models (including 3K and 4K) that allows the previously patched exploit by using old webkit from 4.50 that's been used until 4.83. This method is rather hacky than technical, so I would like to leave this method under the radar for now until it gets patched out (this can easily be patched).

      What can you do with this HFW 4.84.1/2?
      1. You can use PSN since the FW is the latest.
      2. You can downgrade/Install CFW on your PS3 if your model is downgrade-able/hack-able (excluding CECH-3K and 4K)
      (The same capability as what you had for 4.82 OFW)
      3. You can use HAN and all the tools that worked up to 4.82 with this FW.
      4. You can always go back to the real OFW 4.84 if you wish.​

      To all scener's and developers
      • Please update the HAN toolbox or any xml that can support 4.84 if anyone's available.


      UPDATE 3-22-2019 - 4.84.2 Released
      HFW 4.84.2_PS3UPDAT.PUP
      • Bugfix : Fixed the installation issue with regions that use following languages
        English (UK), Turkish (Turkey), and Portugal (Brazil) , Thanks to @citra mulia to report the bug :)
      • upload_2019-3-22_0-1-23.png
      System Update displaying 4.84.1 HFW

      PS3Xploit Tools running on 4.84 HFW


      Here is a video tutorial by @MrMario2011

    Download: HFW 4.86.1

    (March 2020 - Update)
    HFW is useful for PS3HEN Installations (nonCFW models)
    Ps3Hen will need an update, stay tuned..

    (for CFW installations on capable models you can use bguerville PS3 Toolset)

    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 31, 2020


Discussion in 'PS3 Jailbreak CFW and PS3HEN' started by Joonie, Mar 21, 2019.

    1. sandungas
    2. Joonie
      Make sure to rename the filename to PS3UPDAT.PUP, then place it on your USB device on the path X:\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP

      The USB media must be formatted as FAT or FAT32.
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    3. psykosis
      Since no files are modified, no need to resign them. Since they are valid and official sony files, they are already signed appropriately. The intricate details are best left to the developers that are working on it, so as not to have a 4.85 firmware that patches this ability.
      This doesn't get us really any closer to a full cfw for all models, but the knowledge obtained from it may prove helpful later on. Time will only tell.

      I honestly hope they DONT share the details of how, so that this stays around as long as possible.
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    4. sandungas
      Check the USB device again, is better if you use a flash stick (a simple one)
      And format it with MBR+FAT32
      You can use a tool named "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool" (google it, is very popular)
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    5. DewGaming
      Did you rename the file to PS3UPDAT.PUP and put it in PS3/UPDATE/ ?
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    6. aldostools
    7. lmn7
      This is really nice work. From a technical standpoint, I'm extremely interested in how you managed to do it, but it's a good idea to keep it under wraps. This also begs the question, what else can be done with this? To clarify, is it exactly the same as 4.84 OFW with the old webkit SPRX?

      I will be updating all of the offline scripts with 4.84 support soon enough :).
      Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
      T.A.U, Luisile, RandomDude and 8 others like this.
    8. Louay
      @lmn7 hahaha and i was going to mention asking to update the offline tools hhh :p it really bring life to ps3 again with 4.84
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    9. littlebalup
      Ensure your USB drive is FAT32.
      Then rename HFW_4.84.1_PS3UPDAT.PUP as PS3UPDAT.PUP only.
      Then follow the sony instructions for offline Update using a computer procedure using that PS3UPDAT.PUP :
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    10. DewGaming
      I'm trying to use the toolkit and I'm having issues with the python script. It always says that there is no module called capstone installed, even after I installed in using pip.
    11. Md Hesam
      Md Hesam
      thanks to developers,attempt means everythig
    12. Md Hesam
      Md Hesam
      I know developer can do it in one day,
    13. esc0rtd3w

      although it is not needed if you edit the script to not use it, or use another HTTP server
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    14. Renatinho50
      Muito Obrigado Joonie pela HFW bom trabalho já já estamos conseguindo alguns carregadores para xploit v4
    15. littlebalup
      On Windows 7, I'm using this :
      Very simple and easy. Open source. It works great.
      Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
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    16. p3rsonalch0rus
      That seems to have solved the first step, now sorry to be pestering you with questions tonight but how do I know it's installed correctly? If in the system update screen it jumps from 47% to 100%, is that normal? I'd guess it is and that it's meant to show Version 4.84 when I check in System Information. Sorry for all the questions but it's so long since I've tinkered with my PS3.
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    17. Joonie
      Yeah it seems to jump if you're trying to install the same FW version, but that's ok.
      T.A.U, sandungas and p3rsonalch0rus like this.
    18. Johnnie
    19. pipex55
      Big stuff here you guys, is awesome Joonie, very magic.

      Ok, so... if the "same exploits" that worked on 4.82, now work on 4.84... there's a posibility that we have a PS3Xploit v4? with the "new writer anti brick". I read that the team almost had it almost ready before OFW 4.83.

      Or there's something i'm missing?

      Thanks again guys.
    20. DewGaming
      First off, I have both Python 2.7 and Python 3 installed, so I just installed capstone on both and that fixed it. Second, in the main post, it is mentioned that you can use this to downgrade your firmware. How is that possible?

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