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. Joonie
      The exploit site isn't fully live yet for HFW, you need to host your own exploit server.
      WTF-IGO and oneohthree like this.
    2. Joonie
      @citra mulia

      You're right after all. it was related to license. now this solves the long time mystery for why REBUG wouldn't be installed over recovery on certain PS3s.. because it has the same problem.

      License agreement is missing for Portugal (Brazil), English (UK) and Turkish (Turkey) which makes it impossible to install via recovery unless the registry is reset (@DeViL303 FSM can clear this).

      I'm preparing 4.84.2

      FYI @STLcardsWS
      lord3490, WTF-IGO, STLcardsWS and 7 others like this.
    3. Exiles
      I did and when I load it, it says " file not found"
      Error code explanation: 404 = nothing matches the given URL.
    4. Wudchuk
      Hi! I've been following this thread for a bit and slowly taking the steps to installing HAN on my system. However, as said before, the website isn't yet ready for the 4.84, and I am required to use my own exploit server for the time being. Admittedly, I am very new to the modding scene for PS3 and don't know how to set one of these up, let alone where to install the files.

      Should I wait for the website to be updated, or should I try setting up my own server?

      Any advice is appreciated, and thank you very much in advance.
    5. Casavult
      This is f**king huge and fantastic news. Good work guys
      XemnasNoHeart and DeViL303 like this.
    6. Lightra1n
    7. Joonie
    8. Bikram
      Thanks to all devs! Thanks joonie, esc0rtdw, habib, bguerville! Huge thanks to whole team! ❤
    9. Ps3_dev
      Can i install this over 4.82 superslims
    10. littlebalup
      Yes you can.
    11. citra mulia
      citra mulia
      it works, thank you.
      DeViL303 and Joonie like this.
    12. Ps3_dev

      Any advantages staying on 4.82 ?
    13. Joonie
      PSN works and the rest that worked on 4.82 also works.

      The site will be live within 24~36 hours, you can definitely wait if you're not rushed.

      Thank you for the report, you just fixed the 7 year old REBUG BUG as well :)
      lord3490, WTF-IGO, Xx11xx22xX and 6 others like this.
    14. ISAK.M
      Dooope ;) Great Job
    15. jboat
      Well am new to this! Guys am on ofw 4.81 i manage to install han on it... so my question is can i directly install or update the hfw 4.84.2 directly without updating my system to 4.82 or 4.83... thank you
      Ps: also can someone help me with the pkg linker 2 since all links are dead
    16. Joat.None
      I have previously installed Han on my ps3 slim 4.82, I use the han 0.6.4 toolbox, do I get any advantage if I switch to this hfw? How can I update the ps3 keeping everything already installed?
    17. armorsnake
      Thanks for awesome work.
      HFW installeted without any problems (CECH-2004B).
      Is their any chance for release standaolone ps3xploit_vxx.js for dumper and flasher?
      Cant wait;)
      and freez.... ive used:
      //CEX 4.84
      var toc_addr_484 = 0x6F5558;
      var gadget1_addr_484=0x097604;
      var gadget2_addr_484=0x60A0E4;
      var gadget3_addr_484=0x0D505C;
      var gadget4_addr_484=0x229838;
      var gadget5_addr_484=0x12BB1C;
      var gadget6_addr_484=0x615CDC;//malloc
      var gadget7_addr_484=0x01FFD0;//memset
      var gadget8_addr_484=0x020000;//memcpy
    18. spurs3dx
      exploit server don't work
    19. HellCoreMoDz
    20. littlebalup
      Your gadgets offsets are wrong. Relaese should come soon. Be patient.

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