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. ps3mastar234
      Lol no need too, just PM'ing is fine

      Sent from my SM-J700T1 using Tapatalk
    2. Dan1lan
      Hey guys now I'm tottaly confused reading all posts, I'm on 4.84 with Hen enabled, do I need to wait for flasher to get full cfw or I can use 4.84.2 Rebug Rex PUP update file to get the same thing ???
    3. STLcardsWS
      We just have to wait for the complete toolset to be updated. . just a matter of time
      more then likely by end of weekend.

      Right NOW the lesser hack to CFW known as HAN is fully operation and required tools are updated.
      The Flash Tools while they are now able to run will now thanks to HFW need to be updated to fully support 4.84 HFW . kinda, Just like some hoembrew apps when we see firmware update
      Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
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    4. lolazour
      Heyyy, so i installed the 4.84 hfw all good. Trying to complete the Han ACT/IDPS dumper, gets past the initialize but fails the dump act.dat & IPS? Am i doing something wrong?

      Also note i have put Han Supporting files + 484 files in the USB.
    5. psykosis
      Here's the answer...right above where you posted.
    6. magpte
      It shows no need to update as I am on OFW 4.84
    7. artic.
      I don’t know if anyone has said anything about this yet and I know it’s been an issue for a while now but does anybody know how to get HAN Toolbox to work and not freeze my PS3? I was thinking about downloading an earlier version of it but that would mean I wouldn’t be able to use certain functions offline. Any ideas?
    8. franchoise
      Can u help ya bro out I'm trying to install rebug but it keeps saying corrupt data I have installed han installer than Han enabled than I put it in the pc and downloaded rebug 4.84.1 and I put it to the ps3 and waited for a little bit than the corrupt data message came up I really don't know what to do
    9. ps3mastar234
      Hmm, you sure the pup you downloaded was from right and you grabbed "REX" and not "D-REX" right?

      And also to rename the file as PS3UPDAT.PUP and add it to PS3 > UPDATE folder directory.

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    10. jojo3315
      So I do not get it to instal the hfw he tells me that it is on the stick and also starts to instal it at 74% restarts the ps3. in the system but is still the original 4.84 without addition. What do I have to do.????
      Ps3 Fat cech04
    11. DeViL303
      It will look the same.. there will be no visual difference after installing HFW.
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    12. jojo3315
      [QUOTE = "DeViL303, Beitrag: 165784, Mitglied: 22544"] Es wird gleich aussehen. Nach der Installation von HFW wird es keinen optischen Unterschied geben. [/ QUOTE]
      Bekomme ich nicht, dass im sytemmenü die hfw installiert ist?
    13. jojo3315
      [QUOTE = "DeViL303, Beitrag: 165784, Mitglied: 22544"] Es wird gleich aussehen. Nach der Installation von HFW wird es keinen optischen Unterschied geben. [/ QUOTE]

      Bekomme ich nicht, dass im sytemmenü die hfw installiert ist?
    14. DeViL303
    15. DavidLee
      WHen are we going to be able to jailbreak the 4.84?? That’s what the people really want rn.....just sayin
    16. samoo007
      I have installed hfw 4.84 but I can't install Han. It failed every time??
      Pls help.. .......
    17. DeViL303
      I think they have already said it will be a few days.
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    18. franchoise
      yes I downloaded rex and rename it to everything still don't work fam
    19. Joonie
      bruh, wait for that flasher
    20. Yassine.Lazrek
      Hello, PS3-Place TEAM!

      Before all i wanna give a really great thanks to everyone of you who finally makes it possible to exploit the 4.84 Playstation 3 OFW.
      I need help since i am new in this stuff:
      I have a PS3 Super Slim model: CECH-4004C
      Yesterday i installed the HFW 4.84.2 and the installation process was successfully done, so my questions are:

      - Did i have to install the HFW 4.84.1 too ??? or just the HFW 4.84.2 exclusively??
      - Did i have to install first the HFW 4.84.1 then move on to the HFW 4.84.2 in second?
      - After the installation of the HFW, what i step it comes after this installation, in other words did i have to install some tools or some other stuff ?? If yes what i should install after the installation is done of my HFW ??

      Wainting for a feedback.

      Best regards!

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