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January 26, 2012 // 4:44 pm - Following up on the previous update of my PS3 4.00 Dev_Flash mod, today I've released version 2 of my PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware).

Download: PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2

Change Log:

Version 2:

  • Adds "Debug XMB Items" to the XMB Column "PlayStation Network" (contains the Debug items found in this column, originally for DEX)
  • Removes the useless "PlayStation Plus" XMB item from the XMB Column "PlayStation Network"
  • Disables Cinavia DRM on all media except Blue-ray.

Version 1:

  • Adds DeViL303's "XMB File Manager" to the XMB Column "Game"
  • Adds "/app_home/PS3GAME/" to the XMB Column "Game" (has no function at the moment, but is here for completeness)

Installation Instructions are the same as before:

1. Be on a firmware 3.55 or less
2. Install the .pup through the XMB (Make sure you have a working hardware flasher as there is no other way to downgrade)

Remember only retail signed .pkg can be installed with this. Have fun. THIS HFW WILL NOT ALLOW HOMEBREW!

An important message for users upgrading from a QA Flagged console: If this console is updated to my 4.00HFW from a QA Flagged console, it will not be able to access the extra System Settings provided by QA Flagging. However all settings made with the QA Debug Settings will remain, EXCEPT "System Debug Update".

Extra Credits: This HFW uses the "XMB File Manager" by DeViL303 which is a modification of Team Rebug's "Packages Manager".

PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2 Arrives, Adds Debug XMB Items

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#173 - ConsoleDev - August 10, 2012 // 6:17 am
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At least maybe we can do this on a Kiosk FW higher than 3.55 that support Install Package Files natively

#172 - Tidusnake666 - August 10, 2012 // 5:45 am
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We have only 3.60 public key (for decryption), we can't encrypt anything with it

#171 - Sostanco - August 10, 2012 // 4:33 am
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question: we have 3.6 key.. encrypt pkg with those key and run it on this mfw it's possible? like ftp server and eiko dumper? so at la st we can dump root key from higer fw....

#170 - dk6621 - August 10, 2012 // 1:55 am
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I am noob to ps3. i read posts in this thread but, to be true, did not get much. i have cech-3003b, can i try something on it or still nothing feasible? also can there be a bit shorter post to try if possible.

#169 - Foo - July 29, 2012 // 4:01 pm
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For those who went to Kiosk and want back to OFW, there's a reverter: ^-^

I've had one person use this which he went from 4.20 Kiosk to 4.21 OFW with it so... your own risk.

#168 - hytrus2 - July 7, 2012 // 6:12 am
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and it stopped at 3.55. i'm waiting for newer cfw.

#167 - elser1 - July 7, 2012 // 5:45 am
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there is 3.41 cfw, there is no cfw public anyways that is newer than 3.55

#166 - goodone - July 7, 2012 // 4:09 am
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it seems that there will be a 4.00 CFW am i right mates ? but till now is there a CFW which i can install PACKAGES on it other than 3.55 CFW ?

#165 - pinoytechno - July 7, 2012 // 3:47 am
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thanks it's really help me out

#164 - ps3hen - June 29, 2012 // 7:41 pm
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I've just realised my PS3 is being super sensitive when It comes to FW, I've been doing testing with modifying my the update type (CEX/DEX/SEX) flag, manually and with MFW Builder, and my PS3 will only accept the original retail one (with CEX Flag). WTF