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. HellCoreMoDz
      can i use MiniWeb method ?
    2. Louay
      @Joonie so i can create a HFW pup with only modified RCO (the sprx still OFW so they are signed by s#ny] to change theme and icons gaining time cause copying one by one using rco injector is tiring , or is s#ny have control on rco same as for sprx ??
    3. Pargev
      And now waiting ToolBox for 4.84 with offline functions.
    4. zumbae
      Thx guys, any tutorial soon? ​
    5. RandomDude
      Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
      marsil602 and DeViL303 like this.
    6. Im_J_27
      i want to ask can how do i install it and after i do what can i do with this?
    7. SoJustMe
      great job !!
      this idea was in my head too Lol but i told myself that i am not better than Devs if it was that easy they will do it instead of waiting blindly a new exploit XD

      so the golden question is >>
      is there any hope for CECH-3K to have CFW ? doing the same method like import previous files or something :biggrin2:.

      i hope my idea hit the target too Loool , i am not gonna holding any idea next time .:bitsbubba:
      DeViL303 likes this.
    8. MikeXDVR
      Good morning and congratulations to all the staff! I'm on ofw 4.82 with HAN, are you advising me to update or stay on this version?

      Inviato dal mio iPhone utilizzando Tapatalk
    9. Md Hesam
      Md Hesam
      Just wait 6 months,
      after all, developer release new exploit for ofw 4.84
      especially thanks to PSX-Place & PS3Xploit team
    10. RandomDude
      I've tried that too lol. It froze, no bricks tho.
      DeViL303 likes this.
    11. nsll
      I got this error too! What should I do after update HFW 4.84 ?
      I'm a new member :( Is there any tutorial for this ?
    12. spirallingspiral
      Thanks for your continued hardwork, Devs! Just installed it and working.
      ayassinsayed and RandomDude like this.
    13. Deco Britto
      Deco Britto
      Great, guy, the scene is nothing without you, thanks for the Magic!!!:D:D:D

      So, if I´ll be using HAN in 4.82 , so can I install the HFW behind or is recommended to install OFW 4.84 and after the HFW?
    14. ISAK.M
      Waaaait, how does this work, I thought modified OFW was CFW or MFW which cannot be installed on OFW?
    15. RandomDude
      Probably works on ofw due to it running checks on files. This package only replaces the 4.84 silk_webkit with the original signed 4.82 silk_webkit. That's probably why it can be installed on ofw. Besides, there's no use of keeping HAN for non cfw compatible consoles if they can just install cfw using this method.
    16. ISAK.M
      What? non CFW compatible consoles can only run HAN, because minver is higher then 3.56 and because superslims have metldr2...
      This won't enable CFW on those consoles o_O
    17. n00b
    18. kozarovv
      Flasher/dumper probably is using different gadgets than HAN, you should guys just wait. Team just want to be sure that everything will work fine before release. Imagine what can happen if they make minor mistake in code. There is no space for that. Waiting little bit more shouldn't be an issue, since you waited much more.
      citra mulia and Louay like this.
    19. ISAK.M
      Yeah, omygoosh yre running OFW right, now you can finally install CFW dude :D
      n00b likes this.
    20. Louay
      as i ask Joonie, can i create a HFW pup with only modified RCO (the sprx still OFW so they are signed by s#ny] to change theme and icons gaining time cause copying one by one using rco injector is tiring , or is s#ny have control on rco same as for sprx ??

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