PS3 PS3Xploit Tools v3.0 "HAN" released NoN CFW Compatible Slim & SuperSlim Models)

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By bguerville on Mar 13, 2018 at 11:17 PM
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    UPDATE 1 (OCT. 11 2018) - With the release of OFW 4.83 portions of PS3Xploit have been patched, The team is looking at workarounds, STAY ON 4.82, DO NOT UPDATE TO 4.83 AT THIS TIME:

    UPDATE 2 (MARCH -2019) HFW (Hybrid Firmware) Released - Allows for PS3Xploit Tools / Hacks (including HAN) to work for 4.84 (OFW) OFFICIAL FIRMWARE (See Here) Also the HAN Exploit was updated to v3.01 for 4.84 HFW support

    The PS3Xploit Team has done it yet once again with an incredible breakthrough that has now just gone LIVE for everyone and as the recent teaser recently suggested it's for those later Slim & SuperSlim models who are not capable of using CFW (aka NoN CFW Compatible Models). While not a HEN (Homebrew Enabler) it's a volatile dose of "HAN" (short for etHANol). This version of the hack has evolved to offer something to every PS3 model now. All existing models will now have the ability to get PS3 games backup pkg installation and PS1/PS2/PSP emulators support among other features as outlined by developer bguerville who is going to take from here with this introduction of PS3Xploit v3.0 -- Codenamed: "HAN"


    • PS3Xploit Team is pleased to announce the official release of the PS3Xploit Tools v3.0 project nicknamed 'HAN'.

      PS3Xploit Tools v3.0 is a suite of 6 tools supporting both official firmware versions 4.81 & 4.82. The only pre-requirement to use HAN is to have an activated PSN user account.
      It's recommend not to use your main PSN account but rather a spare one.
      Users should create a new secondary user account on the PS3 then activate a new PSN account in it.
      This secondary ps3 account should be used to perform all the pkg installations. Then for regular gaming, use the primary user account.

      The principle behind HAN is quite simple, due to a vulnerability in the way npdrm content is managed, it is possible to resign game related files with custom keys, patch vsh & install resigned pkg from XMB.

      The first tool, on the PC side, ps3xploit_rifgen_edatresign.exe should be used to generate rif files and create new signed_act.dat. You should place the act.dat/idps.hex, previously dumped with HAN ACT/IDPS Dumper, in the resigner directory and drag matching rap file for your game onto the executable file. Then rename the new "signed_act.dat" to "act.dat" and place it on USB drive along with the new rif file. The files are now ready to be pushed to the PS3 using the HAN ACT/RIF Copier.

      ** It is recommended to resign all the pkgs that require Han enabler with this tool**
      ** Packages which are converts and packages which needs rif activation **
      keep original act.dat in a safe place **

      On the PS3 side, the other 5 ps3xploit tools are:
      1. HAN Installer - Copies necessary system files to PS3 to run HAN.
      2. HAN Enabler - Enables the HAN patches
      3. HAN ACT/IDPS Dumper - Dumps current user profile user act.dat & PS3 IDPS to USB.
      HAN ACT/RIF Copier - Copies the resigned act.dat & generated rif file from USB to the current user profile.
      5. HAN Debug PKG Enabler - Provided optionally for users wishing to install debug pkg. Note that if you run this patch you will not be able to install any pkg resigned with the ps3xploit resigner for HAN anymore until you reboot!

      The 'HAN' project is solely relying on userland exploitation to provide digital backups support for the majority of PS3 Games as well as PS1/PS2/PSP Emulators (within the ps3 firmware) and the ability to install PKG files from USB. PS3 PKG Game backups need to be prepared using TABR like technique and only ps3 games having an available "game update" are supported.
      PKG files are installed from the Games XMB column, using a version of the Rebug Package Manager tweaked for this project. On USB of course, the FAT32 limitation of 4Gb is still in effect, it's a partition type limitation, nothing we can do about that. However workarounds using a local server can be used to remedy the situation if required.
      To get best results initializing the exploit, remember to load the pages directly from a clean browser session. Never browse to an exploit page from other pages & never use a homepage other than blank or the exploit page you wish to use.
      We recommend to:
      1. Go to the ps3 browser homepage option & choose blank homepage.
      2. Create favourites to HAN Enabler & the other HAN pages you wish to use.
      3. Restart the browser.
      4. Use the favourites to access any page from complete scratch.
      5. Reload the browser between exploits.

    • PS3Xploit Tools v3.0 - PS3 HAN Installer.png
      PS3Xploit Tools v3.0 Overview
      1. HAN style packages allowed (Patched external modules ecdsa)
      2. PSX/PSP Free license type allowed (Patched sceNpdrmHeader check)
      3. Resigned ACT.DAT & RIF allowed
      4. Cinavia protection removed on HDD content
      5. OFW Package Manager
      6. Debug pkg file support added (optional)
      7. reactPSN alternative solution for OFW users

    • Instructions for Each Tool in v3.0

      PS3 HAN Installer
      This tool will copy files from USB to Flash Memory to install OFW Package Manager.
      • Extract all files from "" on target USB drive root
      • Load Exploit Page
      • Select Root Path where these files are (default /dev_usb000/)
      • Click "Initialize HAN Installer" button
      • When init ready, click "Launch HAN Installation" button to copy files to flash and reboot
      • Once rebooted, you can now use the HAN Enabler and Debug Package Enabler

      PS3 HAN Enabler
      This tool will enable the HAN patches.
      • Load Exploit Page
      • Click "Initialize HAN Enabler" button
      • When init ready, click "Enable HAN" button to activate patches
      • Once browser closes (default option) you can install HAN packages from XMB

      PS3 HAN ACT/IDPS Dumper
      This tool will dump your activation file (act.dat) and your IDPS.
      • Load Exploit Page
      • Select Dump Path From Dropdown Box (default /dev_usb000/)
      • Click "Initialize ACT/IDPS Dumper" button
      • When init ready, click "Dump ACT.DAT & IDPS" button
      • The browser will close automatically by default

      PS3 HAN ACT/RIF Copier
      This tool will write back to the PS3 a modified act.dat and *.rif file
      • Load Exploit Page
      • Change RIF File Name to match your target
        • example PS2 Placeholder: 2P0001-PS2U10000_00-0000111122223333
      • Select Root Path where act.dat/*.rif is located (default /dev_usb000/)
      • Click "Initialize AC/RIF Copier" button
      • When init ready, click "Copy Files" button to transfer to HDD

      PS3 HAN Debug PKG Enabler
      This tool will allow Debug Package types to be installed if required. Do not use this tool if you install pkg files resigned with the ps3xploit resigner app.
      • Load Exploit Page
      • Click "Initialize HAN Debug PKG Enabler" button
      • When init ready, click "Enable Debug PKG" button to activate patches.
      • Once browser closes (default option) you can install Debug pkg packages from XMB.

    • All files are hosted on
      (See ScreenShot below)


    Official Website: / Official Forum @

    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 25, 2019


Discussion in 'PS3 News' started by bguerville, Mar 13, 2018.

    1. Mulsanne
      Hi, my CECH-4006C is on 4.76 OFW. I've been trying to upgrade to 4.82 to use HAN, but somehow it doesn't recognize my USB. Is there anything I can do? Thank you
    2. Cypher_CG89
      Is the USB formatted to FAT32 MBR? If its NTFS or FAT32 GPT the PS3 won't recognise it.
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    3. Mulsanne
      Thank you for your reply. Yes, I already tried 3.0, 2.0 FAT32 USB and External HDD. I have no idea what to do next.
    4. Cypher_CG89
      Next question... is the pup file in the right place and named correctly? eg in this on the USB root:

      In the root of the USB make a folder called PS3, then in this folder make one called UPDATE, then put the PUP file in here making sure its called PS3UPDAT.PUP so the it looks like this:

      (drive letter) *:\PS3\UPADTE\PS3UPDAT.PUP

      And the USB in the USB port closest to the BD drive > Right side USB port?

      Sorry if these sound a bit basic just eliminating things.
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    5. Mulsanne
      Thank you so much for helping me out! I realized there is an EFI system partition in my USB stick. So I just used cmd to clean disk and changed from GPT to MBR. It worked! Thank you for making my day :)
    6. Cypher_CG89
      Your welcome :D
    7. illtrigger
      I just want to say :cheerful: "many thanks" :cheerful:to the ps3xploit team for their amazing work! I went crazy when I saw that my 3 year old PS3 Super Slim finally has a HAN exploit. I no longer need to put my games physically on the bluray drive which equates to no more workload on my bluray and lesser chances of scratching my games :chuncky:

      Staying at OFW 4.81 and never getting tempted to update was the wisest decision I had made in my entire gaming life! :-D

      Once again :cheerful: "many thanks" :cheerful: to the ps3xploit team and may you guys acquire :devilish:FORBIDDEN WISDOM :devilish: so that you can finally come up with a CFW to the super slim. Till then, i'll be keeping my fingers crossed and internet disabled on my PS3 slim to avoid accidental update :applouse:
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    8. jolek
      So currently PS3Xploit Tools v3.0 "HAN" is also compatible with Hybrid Firmware (HFW) 4.82.2?
      Or only with HAN Toolbox in ver v0.7?
      Or we need to wait for ver v3.1 "HAN"?

      EDIT: My bad, third point:
      Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
    9. Ps3_dev
      Yes they updated to 4.84.2 hfw it's working
    10. aldostools
      @STLcardsWS @bguerville Could this article be updated to mention the update to 3.0.1, the support for 4.84.2 HFW and remove the warning about 4.83? It's a very good article and deserves to appear on the news page again ;)
      STLcardsWS and jolek like this.
    11. STLcardsWS
      Left Warning (for informational purposes) with a strike-through and added update to new link, Other exploit pages could use this as well
    12. kkcheong
      May I ask if I have CECH-3006B, I need to install HAN firmware to run PS3 backup games? Thanks.
    13. jolek
    14. Hardy
      Hi guys, very new to all of this.

      First of all, thanks a lot for your efforts and dedication ><

      Secondly... I'm not really sure what to do, lol. I try to look in the instructions but I feel scared like a dude in the middle of the jungle with a map upsidedown. I own a Superslim, wanted to use it mostly as an emulator machine for nes, snes, ps1 and ps2 (perhaps one day I'll dwelve into the ps3 games themselves but not sure rn. Is there a guide for VERY dummies or any video with instructions for me to follow?

      Once again, thanks a lot!
    15. psykosis
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    16. esc0rtd3w
    17. Shadow Joker
      Shadow Joker
      hello thanks for your work by chance do not have the options hantool 4.85 offline?
    18. ElvisTek
    19. Louay
      HAN is already integrated with HEN so if you want to play with less risk power up your PS3 and play your disc games if you want to play backups then power up your PS3 and Enable HEN :)
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    20. ElvisTek
      I didn't knew han is integrated with hen, i mean can i use han the same way as always if i install hen? i like han because is simple, hen requires cfw mandatory or how i activate han if i install hen?
      Last edited: Aug 31, 2019

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