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. willmon31
      I figured as much. I seen the firmware was above 3.56 for it's minimum firmware. But it seems like the hfw with han enabled is close enough.
    2. chicane
      Hi there, I have a ps3 slim (cech3004B) with broken wifi/blutooth module. I got error 8002F1F9 while installing the fw.
      Any chance, one day, for the release of an HFW special version to bypass the Bluetooth/WiFi chip?
    3. pinky
      not sure if that will be possible. nobt requires lv1 and 2 patches.
    4. alfie118
      hi i just updated with the hybrid firmware on my usb stick the update finished but i got a black screen now my ps3 wont connect to my monitor can anyone help ?
    5. Coldheart2236
      From standby, push the PS3's power button down and hold it for a few seconds until you hear a second beep, then let go. This will allow you to reset the video settings, and will determine whether or not it's a video issue.
    6. alfie118
      ive tried that it doesnt work
    7. Coldheart2236
      Are you able to try using different monitor or TV and/or a different HDMI cable? Anything to help determine whether it's more than just an output issue on one monitor.
    8. alfie118
      im not able to use another monitor but i plugged my ps4 in with the same hdmi cable and it worked fine so i dont think thats the problem
    9. Coldheart2236
      It could be that your RSX has finally given up. Is your PS3 an old fat model, by any chance? I'm not too familiar with this, so you're probably better off creating a thread of your own, so others who are more familiar can weigh in on the issue. That's the best advice I can give you.
    10. alfie118
      no its a slim and ok thanks for ur help anyway
      no its a slim but thanks for ur help anyway
    11. Naked_Snake1995
      When you power up the console do you have a sign of HDD activity, and can you pair the DualShock wirelessly?

      Usually when the RSX dies out, the console powers on, but you won't see a sign of HDD activity, connect the DualShock, or even access the recovery options or video modes, but if you can access at least thoes two options, chances are that the HDMI IC Encoder Chip has gone bad,which is responsible for decoding the video signals to the HDMI , there are some cases when the HDMI goes out, but the AV still works, but if both go bad, that means the IC Chip is done for.

      There are two IC Encoders on board, one is from Panasonic, which is the Digital IC Encoder (HDMI), and a Sony Analog IC Encoder (AV Out), test both of them with the appropriate cables.

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      Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
    12. theghostdz1
      HELP ME PLZ WHEN I DOWNLOAD THIS HFW_4.84.2_PS3UPDAT_03_22_2019.7z and than Extract in my pc its say croupt data
    13. chicane
      chicane said:
      Hi there, I have a ps3 slim (cech3004B) with broken wifi/blutooth module. I got error 8002F1F9 while installing the fw.
      Any chance, one day, for the release of an HFW special version to bypass the Bluetooth/WiFi chip?
      not sure if that will be possible. nobt requires lv1 and 2 patches.​
      Can't be done a noBT version of HFW with the mfw software ?
    14. Naked_Snake1995
      No, besides messing with MFW can 99% lead to a brick if the firmware is untested to create a NoBD or even NoBT Custom Firmware, and on Official Firmwares you can't alter that, HFW is just a normal Sony OFW with the 4.82 Webkit entries, 99% of the original 4.84 Firmware Files are there.

      And if you try flashing a firmware made with MFW not only it can lead to a brick, but also no hardware flasher can save it, leading to nothing more than a fancy paper weight.

      Sent from my G8141 using Tapatalk
    15. pinky
      it wouldn't be installable on ofw or hfw.
    16. theghostdz1
      hfw ps3 update .pup corrupt plz help
      Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2019
    17. chicane
      Thanks for the answer
    18. Jamesbebby
    19. Joonie
      Here's a little gift for everyone who has working PS3 (excluding RSOD or broken BD/BT units)



      Here's what we have found.

      1. no changes in Kernel
      2. no changes in VSH
      3. no changes in isolated loaders
      4. Stability improved
      Enjoy your latest HFW 4.85.1 and stay tuned for more updates coming from various developers.

      Download link :!SAYhnYYB!6CmxOz0H_pSuVRb4YZ7-lYvY66hP0LlohgVMWfFut4Q

      FYI @STLcardsWS @esc0rtd3w @habib @Zar @aldostools

      To devs - PS3HEN can literally be ported in 5 mins. or you could just use PS3HEN 2.3.1 and it should work right out of the box.

      To everyone else - Don't rush your update until all the tools get fully ported & released.
      ni2tre, DADi590, Ravenscrag and 34 others like this.
    20. Naked_Snake1995
      $ony goes on retaliation mode, yet 3.72 and 4.85 has been Exploited already in less than a day, @Joonie and TheFl0w coming with full artillery on $ony, guess they wanted to burn thoes PS4 Sale profits. [emoji23]

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