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
  1. 3,084

    Joonie Developer

    Oct 15, 2014
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Southwest US
    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
    Last edited by a moderator: May 19, 2019
    ed89, Kazama, Krush206 and 82 others like this.


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

    1. jolek

      Now you should be able to install CFW.
      Turn off your PS3.
      Download e.g. Rebug 4.84.1 Lite from here:
      If somehow you'll be unable to download it with default browser (Edge\Internet Explorer),
      try Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, etc.

      Rename downloaded file into "PS3UPDAT.PUP", place it into PS3\UPDATE:
      Install CFW.

      Have fun!

      BTW you can take a screenshot by holding ALT+Print Screen, open paint, use CTRL+V to pastie.
    2. skygunner58203
      Not quite sure what to do and I'm freaking out. Did the normal dump for backup. Flashed the flash_484.hex file successfully. Dumped again. check fails. ERROR: unable to determine flash type! It doesn't seem to be a valid dump. I've tried multiple flash drives. The dump completes successfully. I'm running out of ideas. I think I have one more flash drive to try before I give up. Any ideas if it fails again?
    3. Cooltwou
      Thanks for your help I got it to work and is there anything else you recommend I should install
    4. jolek
      multiMAN v04.82.00:
      webMAN MOD:,,


      Try to post your problem here:
    5. skygunner58203
      I got it working. Took 4 different flash drives to find one that actually recorded the dump properly. I swear I was about to freak out like an chimp on crack.....
      jolek likes this.
    6. Pablo77
      Hi, I have a ps3 with error 8002f1f9, it is the bt / wifi module. I was seeing that there is firmware for cfw no bt that supposedly fix the update loop.
      Could the same be done with 4.84 hfw? Or yes or if I need to change the module?
    7. Louay
      Video with clear and detailed steps if someone has a problem do not hesitate to send me a message

    8. Ycm_Famx
      Hello guys
      I'm new here
      Just tried downloading the 4.83HFW updates 1 and 2 but can't even extract it on my pc
      When extracting, only getting checksum error
      Tried all sort of archive repairer without success
      Also when trying to downlad it via mega link it only stucks at about 25% then return to 22% all over again.
      Can someone please me from this hell?
    9. jolek
      There is no 4.83 HFW, currently you should be downloading 4.84.2 HFW (HFW_4.84.2_PS3UPDAT_03_22_2019 .7z).

      I don't understand what "checksum error" means?
      Different checksum?
    10. Ycm_Famx
      Yes sorry for the mistake
      It id actually 4.84hfw update
      When trying to extract downloaded files with winrar or any other archiver i simply got the message : Checksum error like on the pic

      Attached Files:

    11. jolek
      I don't know from were you've downloaded HFW 4.84.1?
      Because official link for this version was deleted (file is no longer available).
      Currently only link to HFW 4.84.2 should work.
    12. Ycm_Famx
      Oh i see,
      Thanks for the quick reply
    13. Ycm_Famx
      Just to know, is it in 7z archive format too? Because i'm always facing checksum error when trying to decompress 7z archives format
      I still don't figure a fix for it yet
    14. jolek
      Are you using WinRAR 5.71?
      If not, try this version.

      On the other hand.
      I've unpacked this archive with 7-Zip.
    15. Face42
      Hey bro I'm having the same problem, i have installed the pup file my hard drive is FAT32 and it is in PS3/UPDATE everything should be fine but it still says no applicable data found if you know anything that could help me it would be much appreciated
    16. Coldheart2236
      Make sure your USB drive in FAT32 is formatted with MBR and not GPT. If it can be detected by the PS3 on the XMB under the Photo, Music and Video categories then it's properly formatted.
      If it's detected but the PS3 still says no update data found, then make sure you renamed the file so the folder structure looks like the following. X: is whichever drive letter your USB drive is.


      If the problem persists, try checking the MD5 (there are free applications available for this such as WinMD5Free) of the file you downloaded. It should be: 4247362b54fadd2e4d7c09007f720803

      If it doesn't match, re-download the 4.84 HFW .PUP and follow the same process as outlined above. Hope this helps solve your problem. :)
      jolek likes this.
    17. willmon31
      I just wanted to make absolutely sure I can install a hfw then a cfw. I have CECH-3001A I seen it said 3xxx or 3k somewhere for hfw but I was wanting to go to cfw if I could.
    18. Face42
      Hey man thanks for the suggestion I tried the MD5 application and they matched up so im not sure what is going wrong but when i see other people doing the version check the file has a readme symbol but mine is notepad idk if that means anything but i just can figure out why it keeps saying no applicable data found
    19. Naked_Snake1995
      Systems above 2500 with datacode 1A, CFW cannot be installed, doing so you will 99.9% brick your system, and there is no Hardware Flasher to save you.

      For a minimal CFW requirement is to have a PlayStation3 with Factory Firmware 3.56 or lower, its a reference that MetLdr2 its not implemented in thoes models, thus making CFW instalation possible, systems above 2500 have MetLdr2 implemented, so as Factory Firmwares starting with 3.60, thus CFW cannot be installed on them, resulting in a permanent brick.

      Sent from my G8141 using Tapatalk
    20. Louay
      Why you say there is no Hardware Flasher to save you ??? all Flasher can recover that to get it back to work Teensy,Progskeet or E3 Flasher
      • just dissamble PS3, bridge solder GND&Tristate
      • put NOR Clip on NOR Chip in motherboard
      • Get Dump with Flasher
      • open it in PS3DumpChecker in PC and flash it with coreOS from OFW 4.84 or with PyPS3Patcher and do the need command
      • Flash your PS3 with Fixed dump and you are good to power on your console again and put HFW pup in USB and update and XMB will be there again

Share This Page