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February 24, 2011 // 10:53 pm - Today Hermes has released HManager v1.0, a PSGroove Hermes v4 PS3 Backup Manager based on PSL1GHT, Tiny3D, PS3Soundlib and OpenPS3FTP.

Download: HManager v1.0 for PS3 / HManager v1.0 PS3 CFW 3.55 Port / PS3 LV2 Patcher v9 / HManager v1.2 for PS3 / HManager v1.3 for PS3 / HManager v1.4 for PS3 / HManager v1.5 for PS3

To quote from the ReadMe file via ornella: Based on PSLIGHT, Tiny3D, PS3Soundlib and OpenPS3FTP, is the first manager of code open and made about Homebrew tools.

Is intended for the base psgroove-hermesv4 and in particular for CFW 3.41 (is compatible with old dongle, but in this case will not be active some features). This program should be used for the legitimate use of backup and author disclaimed any missuse that could do third persons and only recognizes the uses that allows the Spanish legislation in the private sphere.


  • Allows loading games from internal and external HDD, bluray, like Open Manager: copy, test and delete games available
  • Includes psgroove-hermesv4D payload, with signed self.
  • It is presented with a graphical interface which represent 4 x 3 icons on the screen.
  • It allows adjusting the screen, change the games directory and change background color.
  • Minimizes the use of buttons and the possibility of a mistake by pressing the wrong buttons (especially designed for children)
  • Includes FTP support (OpenPS3FTP), the possibility of syscalls blocking (through internal key: it is recommended to compile the program
    changing "hmanager_key" by another) and the possibility of releasing PS3LoadX directly.
  • Possibility of replacing EBOOT.BIN in new games by other external BIN
  • The games settings are saved in a private directory (using the game ID)


Online games:

  • LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN -> move to select game. Out of limits changes the screen
  • CROSS -> load game options and go to the XMB
  • TRIANGLE -> go to XMB
  • SELECT -> go game configuration options
  • START -> go to global settings of the HMANAGER

Configuration options and global:

  • UP/DOWN -> move between selections
  • LEFT/RIGHT -> select (Config.) (Game)
  • CROSS -> select
  • CIRCLE -> return

At any time:

  • L2 + R2 + START -> adjust screen

"Options" screen:

  • Config. Game -> go to Config screen. Game
  • Copy Game -> copy games from BR/HDD
  • Delete Game -> remove games from HDD
  • Test Game -> makes a test reporting if the game have Big files or Split files
  • Copy EBOOT.BIN from USB -> copy an EBOOT.External BIN from /dev_usb/ps3game to the /dev_hdd0/game/HMANAGER4/self directory. The expected name is "ID".BIN (e.g. in GT5, BCES-00569.BIN). This feature requires payload v4D and activate "extern EBOOT.BIN". Thus, it is possible to launch the original bluray in 3.41 with modified self
  • Return -> return

Screen Config. Game:

  • Fix Permissions -> change between "Default" (original console needing certain games), "ps jailbreak" and "v4 Perms (F1)", which is the mode default payload v4
  • Select XMB -> switches between "Debug" (XMB with jailbreak) and "retail" (requires disk to launch game, but allows other things)
  • Online Updates -> by default is "on" (does nothing)... Changing to "off" in payload v4D amending the flight version of the application, while avoiding upgrades.
  • Extern EBOOT.BIN -> select between "on" (requires an EBOOT.BIN previously copied with your ID) and "off"
  • Save Config -> save the configuration in /dev_hdd0/game/HMANAGER4/config ("ID".cfg)
  • Return -> return (yeah!)

Overall screen Options:

  • Video Adjust -> Video adjust screen
  • Change Game Directory -> to change games directory (autodetected between /dev_hdd0/GAMEZ and /dev_hdd0/game/xxxx/GAMEZ)
  • Change Background Color -> change background color on the other hand to your liking
  • Press To Enable Syscall Security -> enable not allows other programs to use the syscalls 6,7,8 and 36 used by payload
  • Press To Disable Syscall Security -> remembers to modify "hmanager_key" and compile the program if you want a maximum security
  • Load PS3LoadX -> option to load the utility of developing PS3LoadX. If the permissions were set in "default" you can be useful as well as should first launch HMANAGER to ensure the payload version latest
  • Initialize FTP Server -> once started, shows IP and port. From a client FTP access as anonymous
  • Return -> return (yeah!)

Notes on compilation:

  • Requires the latest PSL1GHT, Tiny3D and PS3Soundlib from my git:
  • Obviously, it is possible to adapt the programme to other payloads/firmware versions and the source this at your disposal to do so.
  • Due to recent problems with and other development sites, I prefer to publish the code source and binaries to the old way:
    in format ZIP/RAR and I invite other developers to publish their changes in the same way.

Tranlated by felipollo2002.

HManager v1.0 - PSGroove Hermes v4 PS3 Backup Manager

HManager v1.0 - PSGroove Hermes v4 PS3 Backup Manager

HManager v1.0 - PSGroove Hermes v4 PS3 Backup Manager

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#33 - elser1 - March 14, 2011 // 7:31 pm
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great work.. i wonder if she is hot..

that would be a kool missus... sit back playing games while she hacks... LOL

#32 - saviour07 - March 14, 2011 // 6:53 pm
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I think a LOT of people are gonna be thinking the same thing... "Her?"

Regardless, Hermes was what I used when JB first came out and although I use Waninkoko now, I'd personally like to thank Hermes for the hard work and effort.

#31 - anulu82 - March 14, 2011 // 6:43 pm
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Her?! wao!

anyways: in the name of every CFW/JB users here in Hungary, i`d like to say a huge thanks for all of your hard work! wish all the best!

see you!

#30 - frub3nz - March 14, 2011 // 6:32 pm
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Hermes is a Her?

#29 - matt101 - March 14, 2011 // 6:04 pm
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damn shame... whatever you do be lucky...

#28 - PS4 News - March 14, 2011 // 5:40 pm
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Following up on his previous work, today Spanish PS3 developer Hermes hasreleased HManager v1.5 and bids the PS3 scene farewell.

Download: HManager v1.5 for PS3

To quote, roughly translated: Well everybody, the day has come and this is my message: I’m not just leaving the scene, but as a user altogether (along with EOL).

As a final gesture, he published the source code needed to compile my latest project (HManager + PSL1GHT + + Tiny3D ps3soundlib updated) should anyone want to continue the work in my place (of which I have already done enough)

Why I’m going? Well, because I’m tired; the pitcher plant filled and the trap snapped shut.

So, good bye, I wish you all well, a big hug to those who really deserve it as well (as those who don’t deserve it), keep it all up because maybe one day life will throw you a bone, but then maybe it’ll give you a kick in the teeth, because that’s the price we pay. In any case, perhaps I’ll read your posts once in a while, but my participation is over. Hermes has written her last post here.


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#27 - joekai - March 13, 2011 // 2:50 pm
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Thanks for all the work! Still on 3.41 here..

#26 - PS4 News - March 9, 2011 // 8:53 am
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Another update to Hermes Manager v1.4 for PS3 CFW 3.41 with changelog as follows:

Version 1.4 Changelog:

  • Set Support contennat large files from an external USB drive (by caching the big file in the inner disk of the console)
  • Add the "Fix permission"

#25 - PS4 News - March 4, 2011 // 7:29 pm
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Attached below is Hermes Manager v1.2 and v1.3 for PS3 CFW 3.41 with the changes as follows:

Version 1.2 Changes:

  • BDEMU added to launch games from /dev_usb00x/PS3_GAME with black screen like Modern Warfare. Allow to launch games from /app_home/ without any Bluray disc inserted. (it needs the option "BD Emu (for USB)" in "On")

Version 1.3 Changes:

  • Added Auto patch PARAM.SFO (it renames the original file as _PARAM.SFO)

#24 - psik - March 3, 2011 // 1:55 pm
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same here I still use 3.41 and won't be updating anytime soon...