PS3 (Update) PS3 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) 4.85.1 - PS3Xploit HAN & Flash Tools Restored for 4.85 OFW users

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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

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

    1. Turn Tech
      Turn Tech
      Or is there any way I can jailbreak it so I can instal CFW on it
    2. acho777
      hi guys i need help for install han on hfw 4.84.2 when i install han " initialis han installer" all ok but "launch han instalation " have problem he dont copy files, i try anything but not work may be any body can help me?

      Attached Files:

    3. badbd09
      Is there any way to confirm HFW is installed?? Also i've enabled HEN and playstation Store didn't turned RED.
    4. jolek
      Copy supported files on the root of the USB drive.
      You can get these files from: ("Download Support Files"):

      More info about HAN is here:
      More info about HEN is here:

      While updating FW you should notice:

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    5. RomGr
      in a ps3 superslim install the hfw or the ham first?
      Please help mee
    6. FaZe MoDs
      FaZe MoDs

      Hi i am going to apply cfw on my ps3 CECH2503A and i wanna prevent myself bricking my ps3 how do i check the MD5 and the flash file so ik if they aren't corrupted etc???? link me some useful tools please thanks a million
    7. FaZe MoDs
      FaZe MoDs
      how do i check md5 to prevent a brick i do have ps3 dump checker
    8. jolek
    9. FaZe MoDs
      FaZe MoDs
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    10. Vingdel
      This theme (green) is from ***PlayStation Store***, isn’t it?

      Are you the dev of ***PlayStation Store***?
    11. jolek
      I do not understand you.
      What steps?
      What do you mean by brick?
      What console model?
    12. FaZe MoDs
      FaZe MoDs
      its ok
    13. RomGr
      I need help too, mine jump from 62 to 100% and show ver. 4.84 in the system info
    14. RomGr
      [QUOTE = "Joonie, post: 165178, miembro: 29"] Sí, parece saltar si estás intentando instalar la misma versión de FW, pero está bien. [/ QUOTE]
      So if it was installed?
    15. Diego Stack
      Diego Stack
      Hello, Im getting "ok" on dumpchecker but 2 warning on pychecker tool. ros0 and ros1, what should I do?
    16. Coldheart2236
      So, you've installed HFW 4.84 already? Doing it again - installing via the Recovery Menu/Safe Mode should eliminate the ROS warning. You're likely getting the warning because ROS0 and ROS1 are not both populated with 4.84 FW.

      Installing a second time via the Recovery Menu will populate whichever ROS area that is not already, with 4.84 and this should remove the warning in PyPS3checker. Hope this helps, and sorry for the repeated moving of your post lol
    17. FaZe MoDs
      FaZe MoDs
      hi im downloading cfw on my ps3 4.84 2503A slim and on ps3 dump checker im getting BAD on ROS0 and ROS1 hash help i can't afford another brick????/
    18. Diego Stack
      Diego Stack
      Thanks for answering and your time, Ive already figured out, it was the pytools version I was using, now Ive used the one provided on the tutorial and it gives me no errors. It was my bad, sorry
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    19. Coldheart2236
      No problem. Glad you got it sorted out :)
    20. uraktamus19
      Hello, my PS3 is the original PS2 backwards compatible system that was first released. It is a: PS3 PHAT CECHA01 60 GB with firmware 4.84.
      Han Miniweb firmware checker reported my that my lowest possible firmware is 1.00:

      When I follow the PSX-PLACE tutorial and the video describing how to install 4.84.2 HFW, my PS3 will copy the firmware just fine but on the next screen where it says 'Checking...' it will say 'The latest firmware is already installed, there is no need to update'

      HFW will install in safe mode no problem but when it reboots, it will show that its NOT installed. System software version still says 4.84.
      I also tried installing HFW after restoring the PS3 system and formatting its HDD with no luck.

      So? Is the HFW installed? There is no indication that it is but it did complete the install process in safe mode. Should I proceed with next steps?
      Thank You!

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