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. uraktamus19
      I tried installing han through the internet browser following the tutorials but my ps3 freezes and I have to shut it down by holding the power button
    2. Hourman
      Hello guys, please help. I have a FAT NOR cechj03 PS3 with OFW 4.84, I did the minimal check and it sait 2.60 so it should be okay. However, i CANT install HFW no matter what i try. I have tried from the XBR and also from recovery mode. The update goes well, it doesn't show any errors, but after the update is done, the ps3 doesnt restart, it just shuts down. When I press the button to turn it on, it doesn't have HFW. I did some reasearch and it says it could be a broken Bluray blocking the HFW, since my Bluray drive doesn't recognize any discs but it is functional, it can eject and everyything

      Thanks in advance!!
      Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
    3. joe musashi
      joe musashi
      hello friend can u please fix idps dumbr because when i do that my ps3 got huge heat with loaud fan sound and lag ps3 my ps3 is hacked with 4.84 hfw
    4. raikenme
      good evening im really new here can i ask. if cech 4003c can be installed with hen or han?
    5. raikenme
      ive installed hfw 4.84.2 on my ofw 4.84.after finishing the process of installing it it still says in the system info that my version is 4.84. theres no hfw written on it. sorry im really in this. i have a ps3 cech 4003c
    6. pinky
      that is normal even for cfw.
    7. raikenme
      does it mean that my firmware now is hfw? even when theres no hfw written on my system info.? thank you for the reply
    8. pinky
      it's getting the firmware version from the vsh.self. you can't add in more information or risk corrupting the file. plus, with hen, the system wouldn't accept the change and brick due to the file being reencrypted with revoked keys.
    9. Popoto
      I have a huge issue seems unbeatable.
      The installation is starting but the percentage stuck to 0% and then the error (80029C55) screen appears.

      1. I try it with two USB FAT32 and the folders corrects (PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP)
      2. I try it in recover mod and it says that there is no update file in my USB (wtf?)
      3. I download three times the HFW file to be sure there is no corruption.

      There is a solution to this?
    10. Ipwnu2day
      So this Magic isn't really magic and is actually quite impressive. I looked into it, and I won't spoil it but this just proves you could potentially downgrade firmwares down to 4.20. But yes this could easily be fixed with a new set of Magic. I have a feeling this will set an end to webkit exploit and people will no longer be able to use HEN or install a CFW. Should try focusing on a different exploit just in case this one is no longer available to use which I'm assuming 4.85 or whatever version after 4.84, would be the hot fix.
    11. raikenme
      wooh after days of researching ive installed han and han toolbox. thank you for the reply pinky thank you very much now i have another question and sorry again im just just a newbie to this. can i install rebug to my unit now after installing han toolbox my unit is cech 4xxxx
    12. f3nyx
      The first thing you do is update the ps3 to the latest oficial firmware. You can do that from the console menu. After that you proceed with the hfc instalation.
    13. JohnathanCS
      how I can go back to OFW?
    14. jolek
      By installing OFW.
      If you're on 4.84 CFW, install 4.84 OFW.
    15. JohnathanCS
    16. jolek
      If you're on 4.84.2 HFW install... OFW 4.84.
    17. JohnathanCS
      can you send me link for the download?
    18. jolek
      OFW 4.84 is currently latest firmware available for PS3,
      so at least try to search for it mainly at
    19. Cooltwou
      I am having a problem I cannot get my PS3 to open up the drivers webpage and it will not connect to Ethernet connection said the IP address times out and I am not sure what to do now unless there is a way to do this by just USB drive
    20. jolek
      What "drivers webpage" means?

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