PS3 (Update) PS3 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) 4.85.1 - PS3Xploit HAN & Flash Tools Restored for 4.85 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).
    4.85 has been released here by @Joonie: link

    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: v4.85.1 has been released

    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. Kabilan
      the file ps3updat.pup was in the folder named UPDATE AND WAS INSIDE THE ONLY FOLDER PS3 IN THE FLASHDRIVE
      It Was In The Root Directory Of The Flash Drive
    2. Scorpion355
      Try booting into.the recovery mode and see if you can update from there.
    3. Yeett
      Does it matter which flash file i use? Or can i use just anything
    4. Scorpion355
      Did You mean Flash Drive? Yes, as long as it's Formatted as FAT32
    5. h0baz
      Can anybody make this as miniweb to use it throw pc such as ps3 han tool v3.0.0?please
    6. Regginyx420
      Hey; I'm a complete retarded noob; I managed to get 4.82 HAN last year; would I have to just do the whole process from the start (in the tutorial) or is it easier with HAN already present?
    7. Kabilan
      Ive Tried That In Safe Mode
      Didnt Work
      Plz Help me
    8. MrJohnDoe
      GOOD DAY
      I'm noob and new to ps3 hack scene so I reads comments and watched videos tutorials about ps3 exploit. MY ps3 is on 4.82 OFW and my question is should I update to 4.84 OFW then install 4.84 HFW to recovery mode? OR should I update straight to 4.84 HFW twice?
    9. Scorpion355
      you'll have to do the whole process, since you're going to update to the 4.84, and then 4.84 HFW, that version requires the new han files in order for the HAN to work, and just to make things more clear, as soon as you update to 4.84, HAN will be gone and will need to be reinstalled for the 4.84 version.
    10. Scorpion355
      hmm, try using other Flashdrives, and make sure that the flashdrive is formatted as FAT32!!!!!
    11. Scorpion355
      better update to 4.84 first, can be done straight on your console,and then update to 4.84 HFW, that's how i've done it.
    12. Amilord
      Hi Guys,

      I Have an unexploited CECH-3004 PS3 with just 4.84.2 HFW installed (flashed it twice. still listed as plain 4.84 in system information, don't know if it's good.). I'm trying to get HEN running but after executing "Enable HAN PKG Blind" then closing the browser, I still do not have the "package manager" so I can't proceed with next steps.
      "Enable HAN PKG Blind" is not supposed to make the package manager appears in the XMB ? Or should I get it from somewhere else ?

    13. Ramz Villanueva
      Ramz Villanueva
      When i try to update it via storage after a few minutes it says there is no need to update
    14. jolek
      If you really installed HFW 4.84.2 through USB, than its fine.
      BTW While installing HFW from storage media you should get:

      Maybe this topic gonna help you:
      It has got many vital information about HEN.

      BTW new v2.0.0 is out:

      Try to update from recovery menu.
      Last edited: May 3, 2019
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    15. Amilord
      Thank you for your answer. I had a guide that said to go with "Enable HAN PKG Blind"... That's not what I had to do. Right thing to do was to execute Han Installer Han Enabler.
      Now it's working. I have pkg manager.
      Next, thank you for the update on ps3hen v2.0.0. May I install it directly on top on my previous installation or should I start from scratch, flashing HFW on more time ?
    16. jolek
    17. Amilord
    18. maucon
      Hi, my BD Drive is broken, I managed to get HFW running but any app still gives me black screen, is there something I can do?
    19. Redirr
      Fisrt of all, thank you so much for giving my SuperSlim life again!!!

      I installed

      it's worked very nice. But after reboot PS3 it's just "freeze" console when i tried anything, like play game. Settings was opening blank with error internet html
      Then i reinstalled it. And now dont even open folders options like PS3 etc. Just wont even show anything anymore. Just main option!

      How can i remove it completely from system so i can reinstall it clean?

      Thank you in advance!
    20. psykosis
      You have a bigger issue than just the drive, its the controller. Check your connections just in case it's not something simple and stupid like a partially unseated cable.

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