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. Reku
      So I can update to this and then downgrade to 4.82?

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    2. DeViL303
      If you have CFW compatible model yes, but there is no need to , we can do everything on 4.84 that we could do on 4.82.
    3. citra mulia
      citra mulia
      @Joonie, thank you for the HFW, I tried it on PS3 4004A, updated via Safe Mode because the default was 4.84, I got an 8002F325 error, as far as I know it was caused by license.xml
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    4. Reku
      So I could update to this fw and then use the tools that you had to be on 4.82 to use

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    5. Joonie
      That's weird. There's no check on license.xml, maybe try repacking the pup by using version.txt taken from OFW.
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    6. DeViL303
      Yep, slightly different versions as offsets are different for 4.84, but exact same functionality.
    7. Reku
      Ok I might wait till someone makes a yt video about this so I dont screw anything up

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    8. DeViL303
      Well nothing has changed with process, you will just need to go to a different webpage for the exploits (or use different support files) , ones that are set up for 4.84.. but all the old tutorials are still valid. Just the link will change.
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    9. PChaos

      everytime I try to use any han options it gives me this error :/
    10. MrPoppy
      @Joonie so I've formatted my PS3, Reinstalled the HFW, and my `Game` tab was completely empty.

      I reinstalled HAN, and a folder icon showed up! But, It doesn't have a title..

      I made sure to unpack the files in the archive, I am totally lost
      Stays the same after enabling HAN as well, any clues?

      EDIT: I decided to try the non 484 zip, reinstalled and re-enabled.. Works perfectly now.

      I feel pretty dumb right now :miserable: should've tried that
      Sorry for the questions, thanks for your amazing work :eagerness:
      Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
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    11. Md Hesam
      Md Hesam
      Han is back for ofw 4.84 & 4.83
    12. Versatile
      I can't wait for the new nand/nor web writer tools to be released. Love to host the web exploit locally again just like I did for ps3xploitv2. :)
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    13. Doge_Rules
      Doge_Rules was just a random idea that popped into my head and i soon as i got it thought of posting it on the forums :))))

      -We Love You Exploit Team
    14. Gumdrifter
      Alright, so I'm trying to get the HAN toolkit installed and enabled on HFW 4.84, but I'm not sure how to get it up and running since the HAN Enabler and Installer is disabled for me. Am I supposed to do something or is my brain going on airplane mode today? I already have the files that are necessary on my USB drive.
    15. Joonie
      Did you extract the files for 4.84?

      the new files for 4.84 are not right, which is why you're having an issue. use the old support files for now until the new one's uploaded.
      Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
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    16. Gumdrifter
      Yes, I've extracted the files for 4.84.
    17. ucupthea
      great news,
      i'm still worried if updated to 4.84 is that ok?
      right now, i'm still stay in 4.82 with HAN v0.5 Mod with offline
    18. Joonie
      Yes it's perfectly fine, you can wait for a few more days until all the old tools get updated for 4.84
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    19. esc0rtd3w
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    20. Joonie
      Thanks for your confirmation, new files for 4.84 will be uploaded as there was a mistake earlier. which is why @Gumdrifter got an issue with 4.84 files just like you did.

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