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 at 7:56 PM
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Discussion in 'PS3 Jailbreak CFW and PS3HEN' started by Joonie, Mar 21, 2019.

    1. SoJustMe
      Ok i managed to install a rebug PKG game successfully from the web and it is working like old days if not better. Many Thanks for all
    2. Cissamannen
      The problem is enabling HAN after installing. It just wont accept it. It happened once, after reboot, no more. I have no clue whats causing it. So I cannot even install PKG since HAN wont enable after reboot on any of the accounts :/
    3. kenzy
      Great work and thanks to all devs that made this possible. But I still have to wait patiently for update on PS3xploit site and tools before trying anything.
    4. Wudchuk
      Thank you for the suggestion. Another question, though: by "extract the files", do I put the files themselves on my USBs root or do I leave them in a folder?
    5. Garreth
      Okay so I have installed HAN and HAN toolbox. Now I would like to install ps3 games onto the HDD, I have the ps3 super slim model : CECH -4004. Now for what I can understand , I can't install CFW. I'm okay with that. What I would like to know is, can I install multiman to copy ps3 games to the HDD of the console or how do I go about installing games using HAN Toolbox. (I'm not fussy as long as I can boot the game and play (PURLY OFFLINE. I don't want to go online ever with the ps3)).
    6. Reku
      is there a way to downgrade with this firmware yet?
    7. Beerjongen
      Cannot wait for the flash tool release. I have 4 cfwc slim consoles on 4.84OFW that I'll be spreading amongst my close friends to play our favorite games together. We were waiting for an E3 to arrive (eta 2 weeks) so they'll be pleasantly surprised when they can pick up their ps3 this week!!!
      Much love for the developers. I'll put in a donation soon.
    8. jojo3315
      So again for today. Have it now tested on 2 consoles both had the original 4.84 firmware on it. I then over the Recovery menu with the 4.84-2 ubatatet. but I get it nowhere indicated that I have now installed the hfw. Now I try HAN to instalieren I get only failed messages. Yes the stick is formated by Fat32. The latest HAN files are stored in the root directory. Did it via winiweb and via online over ps3exploid tried both failed. And that on both consoles. Please help
    9. Pawn
      I'm undoubtedly doing something wrong. But when I try to install the HFW, it copies the data from the USB stick, and reboots. But then it says that the latest version of the system software is already installed, and stops. Only allowing me to press O which reboots the console.

      The console is an ultra slim model, running 4.84, so I know CFW is not possible. Does this still mean that I have to do the HFW step?

      When I try to enable HAN using (without HFW) it also fails, saying it could not copy the files, despite the files from being in the root of the USB stick, and it is plugged into the right side usb port.
    10. pipex55
      Not yet my friend, just wait a little.

      I understand man, but you have to understand as well that this was a surprise, nobody expected this. Honestly, I was expect this exploits in a few months. So, lets get some little patience, please.

      Have you tried set the enable URL as a homepage and delete cookies and cache? Then exit from explorer and get in again.
    11. S7R1X
      Yes sir! Will do. Thank you for everything
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    12. Crispy
      Thanks for this but I can't install han again or use package manager, and when I try to use xml, rco and others to manually replace files, doesn't work
    13. jojo3315
      Thanks it worked. Now my question Can I if I installed HAN CFW Instalieren ????
    14. Exiles
      Do you know any tool that can make files into a pkg? I tried CFW EBOOT & RESIGNER V1.20 and it did work but out of no where, it stopped...
    15. jojo3315
      Is there already a CFW I can instalieren have the hfw and HUN instaliert still missing something? or can I install a 4.84 cfw
    16. Geoffrey006
      @Joonie Could you check if there is not a bug with the french language ? I have same issue as Zack = data corrupted at 70% of the rebug cfw install, and his issue was solved with the 4.84.2 update about langages. Thank you !
    17. zumbae
      '' Han initialisation success, han launch failed, error copy files, ''
      Pls help guys
      Crispy likes this.
    18. HellCoreMoDz
    19. pipex55
      Why? Just use the files for HFW 4.84.2. Leave the 4.82 ones for that.
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    20. HellCoreMoDz
      I use 4.82 support files coz last time I use 4.84 support files my Package Manager title blank it just show the logo

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