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January 31, 2012 // 2:26 am - Following my previous release, today I have returned with another update for my PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) to version 2.5 with details below.

Download: PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2.5 Update

I'm not going to make you re-download another 180MB PUP file, Instead I've decided to release a patch which has all the tools required to patch my Version 2 pup to be Version 2.5 (although when the link for the version 2 pup gets taken down I'll release a version 2.5 pup). The patch files can be downloaded here:

Just like before only retail signed .PKG can be installed with this. Have fun. THIS HFW WILL NOT ALLOW HOMEBREW!

Patch Instructions:

How to install the 3.2 Update Patch for my 4.00HFW:

1/ Install PS3MFW Builder v0.2.1

2/ Copy the 'change_xml_files.tcl' file to the 'task' folder of PS3MFW Builder

4/ Put my "modded FW 4.00(releasev2).PUP" as the "Original fw" and whatever you want as the "Modified fw"

3/ Uncheck every thing except "PS3HEN's 4.00HFW Patch 1"

4/ In "PS3HEN's 4.00HFW Patch 1" link each file on the task page to the ones in the "Dev_flash files to be patched" folder in this package

5/ Select "Build MFW"

Hooray Its built!

The task file used here was originally written by RazorX, but modified by me so it can be used to install my patch.

.PUP Installation Instructions:

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)

Change Log:

Version 2.5:

  • Fix's Custom Icons/labels not showing in-game
  • Using Version 0.07 of the XMB File Manager (ported to FW 4.00 by me)
  • PSN content waiting to be installed/copied now only shows in the (Playstation Network Content) sub menu of the XMB File Manager (I noticed the XMB File Manager used the wrong internal link to show PSN content so I fixed this)
  • PS2 game discs show as "Playstation 2 Format Disc" instead of "Unrecognised Data" on Non-BC PS3s
  • The XMB File Manager uses a custom icon(see picture)
  • The "Playstation Network Content" now uses a (IMO) better icon

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)

A video demonstrating the XMB mods:

Video: PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2.5 Update Arrives

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#213 - lempax - April 17, 2015 // 8:32 pm
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I hope my PS3 will get out of Demo mode after this. I got mine by reading a fcking tutorial 4.55 demo.

#212 - windrider42 - March 30, 2015 // 11:44 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by mikenamur View Post
Did anyone successfully removed demonstration mode from 4.7? Thanks

Yes its been done.

Look here -

#211 - mikenamur - March 27, 2015 // 2:58 pm
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Did anyone successfully removed demonstration mode from 4.7? Thanks

#210 - PS4 News - March 24, 2015 // 7:43 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by dirtjumper82 View Post
Any codes for 4.70 Demo Mode?

One was posted HERE, give it a try and if it works let us know and we'll add it to the list in the first post

#209 - dirtjumper82 - March 24, 2015 // 11:32 am
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Any codes for 4.70 Demo Mode?

#208 - B7U3 C50SS - February 28, 2015 // 11:17 pm
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wow... that's a pain. thanks for trying!

#207 - PS4 News - February 28, 2015 // 11:15 pm
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I checked the Internet Archive, and for their Download Page there was only 1 captured ( which ended up being a Not Found page... meh!

#206 - B7U3 C50SS - February 28, 2015 // 11:03 pm
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I make no promises! But the one i'm really looking for is the v3 that can install debug pkg's.. not sure which version that is though. maybe that's UpSilon?

#205 - PS4 News - February 28, 2015 // 10:59 pm
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My bad, that seems to be the Technodon one you're right, the UpSilon I'm sure I have in my archive but I don't know the exact filename to even begin to search for it.

If you can dig that up, I will invest the time to search for it through all my DVDR's and BD-R's for the UpSilon one though.

#204 - B7U3 C50SS - February 28, 2015 // 10:52 pm
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Is this the same as the Technodon Modded Dev_Flash?