PS3 PS3HEN: A Homebrew ENabler (& more) for SuperSlim & all nonCFW PS3 Consoles !!!

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    UPDATE v1.01/.02 have been released v2.0 has been released

    Original Thread See Link above for Updated PS3HEN ^

    Huge news for nonCFW compatible
    PS3 Models (
    SuperSlims and late Slim Models) as anonymous developer's have dropped a huge bombshell with the release of PS3HEN. Just recently we seen the release of HFW (Hybrid Firmware) for the PS3, proving once again that the development scene is still alive and kicking to bring a new window of exploration to 4.84 by bringing back a patched webkit (from 4.82) in a rather clever approach. Which restored the PS3Xploit Tools for 4.84 for both Custom Firmware Compatible Models (for CFW installs) and for nonCFW models that utilized the less powerful etHANel (aka HAN) exploit that with today's news will be an obsolete hack with the emergence of the PlayStation3 first HEN or otherwise known as a Homebrew ENabler. So, yes that means SuperSlim Console's and late Slims PS3 Models (aka nonCFW models) can now FINALLY enjoy PS3 Homebrew at last, but that is not all this PS3HEN release brings to the table. As there is a number of CFW patches / features that come along for the ride as well, while not on quite par with CFW functionality completely it does provide a number of functions that is very exciting and very close to a CFW experience (especially with homebrew support)..Some additional features include things like Boot-Plugin Support, BDISO Support, Cinavia patches are just a few of the features/patches you can see outlined in the release notes:


    This has been a long journey for the SuperSlim's/late slims who were left on the outside of the community for a very long time and then finally got an introduction to hacks with the HAN exploit and now with a more powerful HEN that has now emerged finally there will be plenty of new possibilities.

    • UPDATED v1.01 /.02 Released

      • Renamed stackframe_v11.bin to stackframe.bin
      • Added boot_plugins_nocobra.txt
      • Added USB and HDD offline packages
      • HAN-signed PS3HENtai package
      • Fixed missing "Enable HEN" icon while CFW files are being used, with new USB and HDD offline packages

      A Powerful Homebrew ENabler (HEN) for nonCFW compatible PS3 Models

      What is HEN?:
      • HEN stands for Homebrew ENabler. it also consists of many more new functions relatively close to a Custom Firmware (CFW)

      How does it work?:
      • Install HAN Enabler. Copy PS3HEN.BIN, HENTAI.pkg and stackframe.bin(READ:rename) to /dev_usb000 and run the HTML.
      • Once done, go to Package manager and install the HENTAI.pkg and reboot console
      • From now on to enable HEN simply use usb000 stackframe.bin and PS3HEN.BIN and run html...HEN ENABLED!

      Noob Friendly Instructions (Added by thanks @Louay)
      • Install HFW 4.84.2 (Found here) from Official firmware 4.84
      • Then use HAN Installer to get Package Manger in XMB Game colmun
      • Copy the 2 BINs (PS3HEN.bin + stackframe.bin) from download file (of PS3HEN v1.0.0) along with HENTAI.pkg to root of USB
      • Install the HENTAI PKG via Package Manager on the XMB
      • Use HEN Enabler @ website (there is offline see @esc0rtd3w twitter post or next tab)
      • Now HEN is Enabled launch your chosen homebrew and run if it give you 80010017 then re use HEN Enabler cause it didn't activate properly

      FEATURES (as of v1.00):

      • ManaGunz backup manager works best for jb rips(ISO not supported)!
      • MULTIMAN works too but compatibility is not the same.
      • PSXISO Support is there!!!!
      • BD/DVD Region patches
      • BDISO support(stutter with xmb, use showtime)
      • BOOT-PLUGINS WORK location "/dev_usb000/boot_plugins_nocobra.txt"(Use webman original one and not the mod one. also disable content scan on boot in settings)
      • Discless games work with disc icon!
      • Syscall 6 added
      • Syscall 7 added (address>0x8000000000352230) and disabled overwriting syscall 0->15
      • Syscall 15 added
      • Syscall 8 opcodes added for detection HEN and for advanced lv2 poke(read DEVELOPER SECTION)
      • Whole kernel memory RWX (execute kernel payload like this at high locations or hook syscalls etc)
      • PS3MAPI support for modding
      • Debug PKG install
      • Homebrew resigned for 3.55 and less support!
      • Homebrew Root Flags enabled!
      • HAN PKG insall support
      • PSN Connectivity
      • All process executed after HEN have rwx permissions!
      • HAN Enabled by default!
      • CFW settings
      • Retail/DEBUG pkg installation
      • Unlink to Delete
      • Remote play with PC
      • Download debug pkg on retail
      • Remote play ignores SFO check
      • Cinavia protection
      • videoplayer_plugin
      • DVD region check (not cracking RCE)
      • REBUG themed RCO & XML
      • AIO copy

      • if you get error 80010017 launching homebrew that simply means HEN failure, restart console and try again!(restart is important!)
      • also try deleting cache, browsing data, cookies and the likes from browser, make the exploit page the home page
      • Added by psx-place (via @esc0rtd3w) -msg source
      • without boot_plugins_nocobra.txt file on usb000 it wont load WebMan at /dev_hdd0/plugins/webftp_server.sprx (/boot_plugins_nocobra.txt/file) Note: its actually not a problem or an issue. it prevents bad plugins from running
      • Added by psx-place (via @habib) - msg Source
        Error Code 80028f22 occurs with trying to launch currently unsupported ISO games (ps3)
      • Added by psx-place (via @habib)
        Black screen occurs on homebrew when not re-signed or rarely occurs for no reason (hen failure)

      • #define SYSCALL8_OPCODE_IS_HEN 0x1337
      • using this if return 0x1337 its hen
      • ADVANCED POKE:syscall8(0x7003, addr, value);
      • this allows poking any location in lv2 memory BUT you have to restore original value before exiting to another application or exiting to xmb.USE WISELY OTHERWISE PS3 SHUTS DOWN
      • BDMIRROR:Managunz FTW!(please use Cobra payload because by default its MULTIMAN)
      • NOTE:mounting dev_blind will actually mount dev_flash. change files directly from dev_flash instead or hdd0/plugins/CFW/
      • Kernel Mode returns 0x53434500 on success to user webkit 0x8a000000. its good to measure HEN success. right now hen is already close to or is 100%


      • CONNECTION TO PSN SHOULD BE DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK. DISABLING CFW SYSCALLS MAY NOT HIDE YOUR HEN WHILE ON PSN (a popular method used by CFW user's may not be suited for PS3HEN user's)
      • DO NOT INSTALL CCAPI (ControlConsole API)

    • Apps / Utilities / Tools updated for PS3HEN Support (if needed)

    • F.A.Q.
      This section has been added by

      Q.) What is the differences between PS3HEN & Custom Firmware?

      A.) (via habib) So, the limitations of hen
      1.resigning is needed of homebrews!
      2.some homebrews need updates to support(READ:Readme)
      3.erk dumper or tools such as IDPSet are not possible
      4.ps3 iso are not possible
      5.(could be fixed with some reversing) NPDRM paid licenses won’t work if not signed with HAN key(tools such as reactpsn need update or fix in hen needed)
      6.(BUG)since NPDRM paid licenses won’t work when HEN enabled(thus HAN with it), original paid content won’t work without resign or when hen enabled
      7.its just not permenant like CFW​

    UPDATED v2.0.0
    SEE: PS3HEN v2.0.0

    See the (Work In Progress) PS3 Starter Guide for PS3 HEN user's
    We will be adding alot of content to over the next days >>> LINK <<<
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2019


Discussion in 'PS3 News' started by STLcardsWS, Apr 26, 2019.

    1. esc0rtd3w
      both will overwrite each other

      ugh, use the RECOMMENDED ONE with Webman, if you want the server included!

      recommended one loads plugin txt from usb and other one loads plugin txt from hdd

      Last edited: Apr 28, 2019
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    2. Danxx444
      What is the reason for the app_home / PS3_GAME / folder not working?
    3. ramzidz15
      Are applications running like
      CFW Power Options
      FTP Server ....
    4. esc0rtd3w
      thats the list you came up with? lol

      FTP works fine with most apps that have it, CFW power options? not on my radar!
      ntodek and ramzidz15 like this.
    5. ramzidz15
      I will try some applications thanks for the answer
      ntodek and esc0rtd3w like this.
    6. Coldheart2236
    7. RaamyPi
      (PS3 Super Slim CECH4008A)

      I was on 4.82 OFW (HAN Enabled). I installed about 30 games and filled the HDD (500GB XD). I saw the 4.84 HFW update come in. But I din't update to it. Today, because HEN was released, I updated to 4.84 HFW (Enabled HAN again). Just to make sure, I launched a game and it worked fine.

      I got HEN support files (PS3HEN.bin and stackframe.bin) and installed HENTAI.pkg. Then I enabled HEN via browser. I tried installing IRISMAN that was released here and it worked perfectly. (I don't have any games, but the app launched and I used the file explorer)

      However, there was no 'Enable HEN' icon, nor was there '/app_home....'. So, I read escort3d's guide, used 'Enable HAN and Flash Mount' - installed 'ps3hentai_aio_offline_hdd_signed.pkg' - rebooted after and 'Enable HEN' was there along with '/app_home'. I tried running IRISMAN again and it worked again.

      But, when I tried to run a game, it froze - black screen - PS3 crashed - file system recovery - and I was back up again. I tried to enable HAN only and run the game - guess what? It worked fine.

      After a while, I rebooted my PS3 and enabled HEN this time. I launched IRISMAN - it launched and worked just fine. But when I quit from it, the PS3 froze at the XMB. Again file system recovery - and I was back up agian. I enabled HAN only and ran a game - it worked fine.

      Can you help me find the problem? Is this a problem at all?
    8. esc0rtd3w
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    9. esc0rtd3w
      something with licensing maybe @habib

      what game and steps you took exactly?
    10. ramzidz15
      A great thing the application I tried was working without problems
    11. 93simon
      Can't get offline hen installer pkg to install. Either getting error 8001003A or 80029567, depending on how I mess with debug package enabler and enable pkg blind... A bit of help would be highly appreciated!
      To think that I was even able to install it earlier, then I had to start over and now I just can't!

      Edit: managed to do it just by restarting the ps3 and enabling pkg blind from
      Last edited: Apr 28, 2019
    12. Ps3_dev
      I got this error on mman
      Ps1 games

      Attached Files:

    13. RaamyPi
      NFS The Run

      Steps I took:

      1 - Booted PS3

      2 - Enabled HEN

      3 - Ran the game

      (I am ready to do a new install too, now that a new pkg with webman is out. How do I do it?)


      [Edit 1]

      To install HEN from scratch, should I delete hdd0/CFW and all will be good? Can I Enable HAN and Mount Flash and then install the new aio pkg with wm 1.47.17? Will that solve the problem hopefully?

      [Edit 2]

      And btw, when I launched IRISMAN, it din't show any of my games (that were on my internal HDD). Was it supposed to do this? I am sorry, I am new to CFW stuff.
      Last edited: Apr 28, 2019
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    14. Ticamus
      If I installed the last version of Webman, should I also install the pkg that Habib gave to us or I should uninstall webman to install the previous version?
    15. Exiles
      Do you think you can list some CEX Eboots for this? All the ones I try freeze my ps3 when I load the game. Also, None of the SPRX menus seem to work...
    16. esc0rtd3w
      what are you doing with debug pkg enabler? lol

      thats not in any instructions!

      glad you got it sorted
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    17. esc0rtd3w
      yes, just install over again to overwrite old files
    18. RaamyPi
      umm... sorry but.. yes to what? To 'delete hdd0/CFW' or 'Can I Enable HAN and Mount Flash and then install the new aio pkg with wm 1.47.17?'?

      Thanks for your help bro!
    19. Shock
      Is it possible to transfer games from an External HDD to the Internal HDD with Multiman using HEN?
    20. Louay
      Yes this will make CFW2OFW easier cause there is a Compatible list already so just copy as you prepare to DTU on CFW (if you have pkg extract them and copy BLXX and NPXX to game rebuild database and your game should be in XMB so no need for pkg or pkg linker ) :)

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