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. esc0rtd3w
      this IS FIXED!

      you have the wrong explore_plugin.sprx, which boots, but is the 4.82 one
      pipex55 and HellCoreMoDz like this.
    2. Agent13
      Wow! Great news for peoples with Ps3 accidentally updated.
      Ps3xploit v4 is coming now? Just Kidding. :D
    3. Reku
      does anyone have an estimate of how long it will take for the dumper and writer to be released
    4. SImão Diogo
      SImão Diogo
      Boot your PS3 in safe mode (hold down power button till it turns on and off; hold down again and release after three beeps) and select system update with the hfw on X:/PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP

      Had the same problem and was able to install it like this
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    5. samoo007
      Pls help...
      I installed hfw 4.84 successfully and initialized Han installer but I can't lunch it
      I tried many times but it says error
    6. ToraxOutlaw
      Any ideas on how I can downgrade my PS3 CECH-3003B???
    7. HellCoreMoDz
      Ok thx
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    8. hermes perez
      hermes perez
      how to use pkglinker in hantoolbox mod 1.5 or 0.5 for hfw 4.84.2 and how to conver gamer folder to pkg specifict naruto ultimate ninja storm revolution + update + dlc
    9. Gambit21
      Im a noob with ps3 hacking, can anyone give a suggestion on how to dump my license because i have tried both mini-web and the website and neither is working. im on the hybrid update with han installed and enabled,i am signed in to psn on a dummy account and i have verified it. i read somewhere that i have to download a demo to get this to work but i didnt try that. i have a 32gb USB stick in the right USB slot, with all the files i need. is there an easier way to do this because all i want to do is play ps1, ps2 and ps3 games on this with isos. i am following this guide but i still cant figure out my problem. i am experienced in modding and windows so i just need some things explained on how to do this
      Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
    10. nathan gallagher
      nathan gallagher
      hi guys im wondering can you downgrade from 4.84 hfw to 4.82 rebug i have a fat model [CECHC03] please reply
    11. Beerjongen
      Yes as soon as the flasher is released.
    12. aldostools
      Yes, you can once you have installed a CFW 4.84 like Rebug 4.84.1
      You will need to activate QA flag using Rebug Toolbox. Then you can install any version of CFW.

      You have to wait until ps3xploit team release the flash writer for 4.84 to be able to install a CFW.
    13. Tamtama
      Need help please, when Im trying to instal update (hfw 4.84.2) to my ps3 fat ofw 4.84, it say "the latest version already installed"
      Is this alright ? Can I continue to install han?
    14. lmn7
      You need to boot into the recovery menu and install it from there.

      Maybe an FAQ should be added to OP to prevent the same questions being asked.
    15. Tamtama
      Ok, thanks
    16. LordENygma
      Sorry to bother, but can someone help me with this?

      Ty in advance.
    17. Joonie
      If you are asking if it's safe to go online with the contents you don't own legally, you are putting yourself at risk since you attempt to violate the license agreement with SONY.

      Yes, you can go online and nothing will stop you until you get banned and it's not going to stop you from syncing your earned trophies regardless of its legitimacy

      The same answer as the first one
      LordENygma, citra mulia and esc0rtd3w like this.
    18. lolazour
      Sorry guys, im trying to update from OFW 4.84 to 4.84.2 HFW. Installed the updated successfully but still appears to be 4.84? is there something im not doing correctly?
    19. DBmain
      Link for the ps3xploit flash dumper/writer is broken, fix it please.
      Thanks for your work!
    20. RandomDude

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