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
      Not sure why people have freezing. I would suggest trying again...or just waiting.

      I again tested this on my superslim last night and it works fine from ps3xploit site.
    2. kevi
      This is my 6th attempt and still freezing and am using a late slim 3xx
    3. esc0rtd3w
      try the alternate installer and see if it works for you. Follow on-screen instructions
    4. kevi
      Same thing hey I just tried it as we speak
    5. kevi
      Oh I got it right on my second try thanks man I'll keep u posted on how it's working so far
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    6. Brightlightness
      Hen toolbox isn't working with hfw 4.85.1 with hen 2.3.1
    7. NotOnlyEyes
      With authorization @DeViL303 with his permission, I can share my fix version for firmware 4.85, waiting for its official version...

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    8. Brightlightness
      Pls do... That's literally all I want back, everything else seems to be working. Finally get to play my skyrim backup if my legit disc with all my PC mods. Just want toolbox
    9. joana
      hello i have a hfw 4.85 and i have hen 2.3.1 which was released last and wanted to get the hent tool box working not my ps3 is disabled like you did to have hentoolbox friend?
    10. jeka26
      Last edited: Sep 4, 2019
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    11. joana
      but this thing that sent me works and the last one won't ruin my ps3
    12. NotOnlyEyes
      @DeViL303 I can share?
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    13. joana
      can you help me have hentoolbox and that on my 4.85 is disable
    14. eclipsedvisions
      Is it possible to dump memory of a running game on HFW? aldostools told me that one of ps3xploit com tools is supposed to be able to do that, but I don't really understand which one, could anyone help me figure that out?
    15. Brightlightness
    16. FakeSypha
      I'm also having problems when installing HEN on HFW 4.85.1. I tried the suggested way ("HEN installer" from and even the HEN Installer (alternate). Doing the first one, the exploit succeeds but freezes the console when pressing install HEN. Doing the second method it just fails to initiate the exploit. I tried at least 5-6 times each.
      I reinstalled OFW, then HFW. Or installed HFW twice. In any case, the results are the same.

      Any suggestions are welcome at this point. Not sure what am I doing wrong. The instructions are pretty straightforward.
      In the meantime I just backed up my saves, factory reset my PS3, installed OFW and left it unhacked for a clean install when things are little bit more tested for the newer firmware.

      Thanks in advance.
    17. olfateator
      use the alternative hen installer and try it a few times, delete history, cockies, cache and restart the browser. sometimes it costs a little but in the end it succeeds
    18. GEO_THUNDER_
      im playng offline games and waiting fully secured 4.85 hfw
    19. Brightlightness
      Use the one Imn7 or someone posted on page 67, set home page to and will install just fine. I had the same issue til I tried this one
    20. Brightlightness
      And actually they just updated the han tools on ps3xploit to hfw 4.85.1 so check links again
      esc0rtd3w likes this.

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