PS3 (Update) PS3 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) 4.84.2 - PS3Xploit HAN & Flash Tools Restored for 4.84 OFW users

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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    UPDATE2 (April 27 2019) nonCFW PS3 MODELS There is now a PS3 HEN that enables HOMEBREW !!!!!!!! >> See Link

    The new HEN requires this 4.84 Hybrid Firmware (HFW).

    UPDATE1: PS3Xploit 4.84 HFW Flash Writer + IDPS/Flash Dumpers Updated v2.0.1 - (Now install CFW from 4.84) See HERE for details

    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)


    (Note: NOT ALL PS3Xploit tools are updated currently, Ps3Xploit team is currently working on updating those tools. Stay tuned.)

    • 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

    • 4.84_icon.jpg
      System Update displaying 4.84.1 HFW

      PS3Xploit Tools running on 4.84 HFW



    • Here is a video tutorial by @MrMario2011

    Download link (MEGA) : HFW_4.84.2_PS3UPDAT.PUP
    MD5 :4247362b54fadd2e4d7c09007f720803

    UPDATE (3-24-19): PS3Xploit 4.84 HFW Flash Writer + IDPS/Flash Dumpers Updated v2.0.1 - (Now install CFW from 4.84) See HERE for details

    Additional Download/Resources
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Discussion in 'PS3 Jailbreak CFW and PS3HEN' started by Joonie, Mar 21, 2019.

    1. zarebcn
      Hello guys, can you tell me if the new HAN support files for 4.84 still have the duplicated items bug on game section when you are in game? I'm still on 4.82 and using @DeViL303 stripped category_game.xml. If yes, can the stripped file be ported to 4.84 please?
    2. DeViL303
      The category xmls have not changed for a long time as far as I know. So there should be no issue using the same ones on 4.84.
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    3. zarebcn
      So the HAN support files for 4.84 are the same ones that the 4.82 ones? Or some files change? I want to be sure before updating for not messing something
    4. DeViL303
      I do not know if all files are the same. Do a MD5 check if you want to know. I just know of no changes to category xmls in recent times.
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    5. zarebcn
      Thank you, i'll do the check
    6. samad75
      thankyou for share
    7. jojo3315
      Hello, have a CHECH O4 FAT. Is she about to flash? and what is it NOR or NAN ??
    8. Joonie
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    9. Ahmed Hassan
      Ahmed Hassan
      Can you please release a version with bluray firmware files replaced with 4.53 bluray files. to be able to play using ode again without swap disc?
    10. esc0rtd3w
      only the explore_plugin.sprx has changed, using the 4.84 DEX one


      Easiest way is probably to download pup and extract with PUAD or something, then use self and sprx replacers to copy files.
      Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
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    11. Joonie
      The change is not only in BDfirmware. There's also lv2 changes. You may need to test this on downgradble units.
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    12. rashid
      Yea guys my console is compatible I am on CFW Rebug Rex 4.84 and everything so far is going well, what i would like to know though is there anything that i shouldnt do? Like are there any don'ts in terms of bricking the PS3 after installing CFW, mine is a CECH-250A model.

      Also I'm thinking i want to install webman, mulitiman, psnpatch, dualboot and sen enabler on the PS3 but before i do i would like to know if any of these are redundant and if installing all of them is worth it or only a few out of the bunch, thanks for the feedback in advance.
    13. psykosis
      PSNPatch OR SEN Enabler
      Dualboot is semi official firmware, in that it does not allow homebrew. People use it when they need to install ofw, but don't want to lose ability to install cfw later
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    14. Coldheart2236
      A major no-no is going into dev_blind (writeable version of dev_flash) and running wild in there, but that should be obvious. :D It's not something you could do by accident, and even so could be resolved with a CFW reinstall (so it would only be a soft brick anyway).

      I'd recommend webMAN MOD definitely. multiMAN is also good (I use it for ripping my PS3 game discs in order to be played from USB. PSNpatch might be useful if you plan to go online (note: even clearing CFW history and syscalls does not guarantee you won't get banned) and I'd also add ManaGunZ if just for its amazing file manager GUI (I personally really like it).

      Edit: removed inaccurate information

      I personally use PSNpatch (albeit rarely do I sign in to PSN) but as @psykosis says, it's PSNpatch OR SEN Enabler - do not use both as that could potentially do more harm than good.
      Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
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    15. rashid
      Thanks alot, really appreciate the quick response and helpful feedback
    16. Coldheart2236
      You're welcome mate. Any time. :)
    17. lmn7
      On the topic of replacing sprx files in current firmware with old files from previous firmware, how far back would you be able to go?

      Not that, it was some other method mentioned on another forum, I think I remember reading a post about it here too.
      Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
    18. Billy172
      Can someone help me with my ps3? i downloaded the files and put them on my USB i installed the Hybrid pup and every time i try to use the exploit it fails. can someone walk me through this step by step?
    19. Garreth
      Sup sup everyone. Does anyone mind sending a link of the HAN Toolbox Resources PKG?
      I can't seem to find the link and I would like to use the NOPSN content thingy in the HAN toolbox.
    20. jolek
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