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. jolek
      Theoretically if there will be a problem with permission md5sum will not be generated,
      because access to file has been blocked?!

      So it may be encoding...

      If everything is ok, you're on HFW 4.85.1, you've dumped memory.
      Proceed to the next step and use Flasher.
      Since the lowest firmware that can be installed on your PS3 is 1.00,
      you probably have CECH-A01 with NAND memory.
      If I'm wrong try at least not to make mistake and choose proper memory.

      If you'll have any problem from USB (flash_485.hex) try HDD (flash_485.jpg).
      After that make another dump and check it.
      If everything will be fine install any 4.85 CFW you like.

      Rebug 4.85.1 Lite:

      SPY 4.85:
    2. Louay
      Happend to me before and i get file permissions it show matcued and work and when i remove permission it generate MD5 but saying not matching, any way glat to see that his problem is solved

      and you forget to link him to CFW Ferrox 4.85
      jolek likes this.
    3. benton18
      its done, no probs at all, tanks mates, so now i just need to renew the thermal compound on the chips, the fatty has around 65-68 in idle in multiman
    4. Ps3_dev
      Is it good to update 4.85
    5. Tentaclestrain
      So uh, guys, I'm stuck.
      I've been following this tutorial
      And I can't get past installing HFW stage, so I'm asking here.

      Well, I formatted my drive, installed OFW, installed HFW (with good checksum) and when I'm trying to initialise HEN via web on my PS3, it fails. It finds 2-3 strings, but overall its log still shows that it can't find every of the needed xtra_data string variables. The same is with web manual.
      I tried reformatting, reinstalling HFW in both normal and recovery modes, also normal->recovery in succession, and my system info still shows regular 4.85 with no indication it's HFW and I can't proceed further with installing HEN.
      Flashing seems to be something else after I install HFW correctly.
      The console model is 3008B.
      What am I missing?
    6. Tentaclestrain
      Nevermind, I managed to complete the whole process manually, also take out USB drive while initialising and enabling HAN.
    7. arcadekidflo
      Is there any way to run backup discs just by enabling some web patches ? So , without install han or hen .
    8. wONGkONGkONG

      my problem is with installing the HFW, the progress bar when installing jumps from 50% to 100% and restarts my PS3 without installing the HFW.
    9. jolek
      If there was a problem with installing firmware you'll get some kind of an error.
      E.g. 8002F157.

      So I still don't understand what is your problem?
      Sometimes while installing FW progress bar can jump from 50-60 to 100%.

      Use this beep test (Other Tools -> Beep Test at on PS3:
      If you have HFW you'll hear beep, if not you'll get NaN.
    10. Schrodinger
      I am unable to reach
      in the menu browser.

      My PS3 is CECH-25XXA and I have updated to HFW 4.85.1 twice. Through the system menu and through recovery mode.

      I've been following this guide, I checked the MD5 of both the HFW 4.85.1 and flash 485 files with the numbers from the guide and both matched.

      I placed the "flash_485.hex" file in the root directory of my USB drive. Currently my USB only has the HFW file in PS3/update and "flash_485.hex" in the root directory.

      Have I missed a step, or do I need to put more files from the "NOR_NAND_writer_release_2.0.2_PS3Xploit" downloaded file I got the "flash_485.hex" file from?
    11. pinky
      it should be PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP make sure it's not PUP.PUP by showing known extensions. and, the whole thing, including extension, needs to be in all caps.
    12. Schrodinger
      My USB folders are PS3/UPDATE in all caps and my file is named PS3UPDAT.PUP in all caps without a secondary PUP.PUP
    13. Schrodinger
      Should I be connected to the internet when I Use the browser? Right now I'm doing everything disconnected.

      Sent from my SM-A205U using Tapatalk
    14. Coldheart2236
      If you're wanting to use the internet, such as, then you'll need internet access obviously. However, there's no risk in using the internet on a modded console, so long as you aren't signed in to PSN. Since you don't need to be signed in to apply any exploit, you're perfectly safe to have your PS3's internet enabled :)

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