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PS3 developer Evilnat has made a new update of his CFW 4.91 Evilnat Cobra 8.5 with 4 variations (CEX/DEX/PEX/D-PEX) & several new features including a new Cobra payload, OtherOS support and a port of 4.84 DEX to 4.91 (aka PEX). In addition to the known features from CFW 4.90 like built-in File manager in XMB, Option to toggle Cobra debug/normal versions, disable CFW syscalls, block PSN login if CFW syscalls are enabled, offline activation of PSN account, QA Flags, FAN Tools, Save Data conversion, this release comes with new features like:

  • Target Manager patched to show version 4.9.1
  • Encrypted ISO support from FAT32/exFAT/NTFS
  • Patched CBOMB issue
  • Enabled [★Unlock], [★Lock], and [★Delete] options in Trophies
  • Opcode to toggle hidden trophy info (by Evilnat)
  • Added gameboot_multi.ac3
  • Bypassed PAL broadcast error on BD/DVD movies
  • Toggle OFW Mode on Boot (by aldostools and Evilnat)
  • For a more detailed list of features check the Official Release @PSX-PLACE

    New BETA 5: @Evilnat post UPDATED: APRIL 15TH, 2024

    + Fixed FAN max speed, now it shows 0xFF and 100%
    + Temporary disabled “Load External Cobra”
    + Reverted code for cobra in Kernel

    - Added option to enable full QA Flags
    - Fixed xai_plugin description for IDPS/PSID/MAC spoofing from “/dev_hdd0/tmp”
    - Added TTY output in socat using Cobra Debug
    - New kernel/Cobra payload build
    - Fixed random freezes/crashes (Tested for several hours thanks to @ktemanuel)
    - Cobra updated to 8.5
    - Fixed blackscreen/freeze while launching PS3/PSP/PSX ISOS
    - Fixed freeze while installing PKGs from external exFAT/NTFS device
    - Reverted patch that caused problems while playing BD movies
    - Updated Trophy Unlocker to version 1.1
    - Created [noBD] variants for PEX and D-PEX
    - [COBRA] Added support for REDUMP ISOS decryption on-the-fly
    - [COBRA/XAI] Opcode to toggle coldboot animation
    - [COBRA/XAI] Opcode to toggle epilepsy warning
    - [COBRA/XAI] Opcode to toggle gameboot animation and sound
    - [COBRA/XAI] Opcode to toggle hidden trophy info
    - [COBRA/XAI] Target Manager fix for DEX
    - [COBRA/XAI] Added cellUsb000_mount_symbol
    - [COBRA/XAI] Added usb_flag and no_cobra flags
    - [COBRA/XAI] Option to toggle PS2 disc icon (ISO/BIN. ENC) in XMB
    - [COBRA/XAI] Enabled hidden trophy’s title/details/icon in XMB
    - [COBRA/XAI] Enabled hidden trophy’s title/details/icon INGAME

    Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH CFW OF EVILNAT 4.91.2 BETA 5 (April 15TH, 2024)

  • CFW Evilnat 4.91.2 COBRA 8.5 BETA 5 [PEX]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.91.2 COBRA 8.5 BETA 5 [D-PEX]


  • Older releases of CFW 4.91 Evilnat…
    Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH CFW OF EVILNAT 4.91.2 BETA 4 (April 6TH, 2024)

  • CFW Evilnat 4.91.2 COBRA 8.5 BETA 4 [PEX]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.91.2 COBRA 8.5 BETA 4 [D-PEX]
  • Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH CFW OF EVILNAT 4.91.2 BETA 3 (April 2nd, 2024)

    - New kernel/Cobra payload build
    - Fixed random freezes/crashes (Tested for several hours thanks to @ktemanuel)
    - Cobra updated to 8.5
    - Fixed blackscreen/freeze while launching PS3/PSP/PSX ISOS
    - Fixed freeze while installing PKGs from external exFAT/NTFS device
    - Reverted patch that caused problems while playing BD movies
    - Updated Trophy Unlocker to version 1.1
    - Created [noBD] variants for PEX and D-PEX
    - [COBRA] Added support for REDUMP ISOS decryption on-the-fly
    - [COBRA/XAI] Opcode to toggle coldboot animation
    - [COBRA/XAI] Opcode to toggle epilepsy warning
    - [COBRA/XAI] Opcode to toggle gameboot animation and sound
    - [COBRA/XAI] Opcode to toggle hidden trophy info
    - [COBRA/XAI] Target Manager fix for DEX
    - [COBRA/XAI] Added cellUsb000_mount_symbol
    - [COBRA/XAI] Added usb_flag and no_cobra flags
    - [COBRA/XAI] Option to toggle PS2 disc icon (ISO/BIN. ENC) in XMB
    - [COBRA/XAI] Enabled hidden trophy’s title/details/icon in XMB
    - [COBRA/XAI] Enabled hidden trophy’s title/details/icon INGAME

    4.91.2 BETA 2: @Evilnat post UPDATED: MARCH 29TH, 2024

    - Cobra updated to 8.5
    - Fixed blackscreen/freeze while launching PS3/PSP/PSX ISOs
    - Fixed freeze while installing PKGs from external exFAT/NTFS device
    - Reverted patch that caused problems while playing BD movies
    - Updated Trophy Unlocker to version 1.1
    - Created [noBD] variants for PEX and D-PEX

    Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH CFW OF EVILNAT 4.91.2 BETA 2 (March 29th, 2024)

  • CFW Evilnat 4.91.2 COBRA 8.5 BETA 2 [PEX] / [PEX][noBD]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.91.2 COBRA 8.5 BETA 2 [D-PEX] / [D-PEX][noBD]
  • Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH CFW OF EVILNAT 4.91.2 BETA 1 (March 24th, 2024)

  • CFW Evilnat 4.91.2 COBRA 8.4 BETA 1 [PEX]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.91.2 COBRA 8.4 BETA 1 [D-PEX]
  • Bug Fix: @Evilnat post UPDATED: MARCH 12TH, 2024
    - Freezes while installing PKG from external HDD ntfs/exfat
    - Loading plugins with boot_plugins_nocobra.txt and boot_plugins_kernel_nocobra.txt
    - Random freezes while loading PSP/PS3/PS2 ISOs

    Download: CFW 4.91 Evilnat Cobra 8.4 [PEX] [CEX] (March 12th, 2024)
    PUP MD5: 31043D25D771D13B5EFDC0C6E2654072

    Download: CFW 4.91 Evilnat Cobra 8.4 [CEX] (March 12th, 2024)
    PUP MD5: A7C82D108BEB5F3C94B3C5BEA6B6AD08

    Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH ALL OTHER CFW VERSIONS OF EVILNAT 4.91 (March 12th, 2024)

  • CFW Evilnat 4.91 COBRA 8.4 [CEX]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.91 COBRA 8.4 [DEX]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.91 COBRA 8.4 [PEX] [CEX]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.91 COBRA 8.4 [D-PEX] [DEX]
  • Download: Littlebalup’s 4.91 Dual Boot firmware – OFW that lets reinstall CFW. Only for PS3 already on CFW.
    PUP MD5: 01F196151B007D003D35746C81AAA98C

    Download: Littlebalup’s 4.91 Dual Boot & Hybrid firmware – HFW that lets reinstall CFW. Only for PS3 on CFW.
    PUP MD5: 310D64F26382E2B1AA4377D33A3C2FE2

  • Use BGToolset 1.2.007 to your jailbreak PS3 currently on HFW/OFW 4.75 up to 4.91.
  • For self hosted jaillbreak use PS3Xploit Flasher Writer 4.90. It will be updated soon to support 4.91.

    If your console is already on custom firmware just install CFW Evilnat 4.91 over your current version from XMB or recovery menu.

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    PS3 Toolset (aka bgtoolset) has been updated by bguerville to support all PS3 firmware versions OFW/HFW/CEX/DEX/PEX from 4.75 to 4.91.

    This software works directly on the PS3 Internet browser and offers a complete collection of tools to patch the flash memory of PS3 systems to allow Custom Firmware installation without having to downgrade to 3.55, among other features.

    You can check it out at https://ps3toolset.com. Use at your own risk, as always.

    NOTE: The alternative self-hosted method using PS3Xploit Flash Writer by lmn7 will be updated soon for 4.91 too.

    WARNING: Avoid the unofficial clones of bgtoolset. They are based on an obsolete and incomplete dump of the tool obtained without consent of the authors. These unofficial tools have a very high risk of cause permanent damage to your PS3 console.

    Changes in PS3 Toolset Update v1.2.007 – 17/03/2024

  • 4.91 firmware support was added
  • Custom syscalls type detection was fixed
  • idps/psid is now hidden by default in system manager
  • A few minor fixes were applied as well.
  • A few changes were also made to the server. Please report if you get unexpected access problems.

    Changes in PS3 Toolset Update v1.2.006

  • Added 4.90 CEX/PEX support
  • Added 4.89 PEX support
  • Added 4.78 CEX support
  • Added 4.76 CEX support
  • Added 4.75 CEX support
  • The File Manager and the xRegistry Editor feature will be enabled in a next roll out!

  • Changes in PS3 Toolset 1.2.004:
    Userland Memory Manager v1.2

  • added memory patching preset options for HAN & Debug pkg
  • added memory patching through prepared files (using JSON syntax)
  • added memory dumping options per executable file segments or through ranges
  • added testing for unallocated memory before reading any offset to avoid potential crashes, in a next update UME Strict mode will be removed entirely

    System Manager Manager v1.3.1

  • added System Information details and options to save that data to file
  • added syscon error logs
  • added a new patch file download feature to avoid using the limited browser file download feature.
  • added 4.89 patching support

    JS Xploit Framework update v4.2

  • hooked all existing VSH exports available, the entire range of them is available from js without needing to use offsets
  • fixed the crashes on page load with certain setups
  • many other changes & improvements, the list is too long to enumerate
  • A more comprehensive update enabling the file manager is currently being worked on and will be rolled out in due time, no ETA as always.

    Release information: PSX-PLACE

    Donate via PayPal to [email protected] or use the QR codes in ps3toolset.com

  • Posted in Brewology | 6 Comments »

    HFW 4.91.1 by @Joonie is now available!!
    [Mirror 1] [Mirror 2] [Mirror 3] PUP MD5: C2717C377EB4F0FF458B8819B1E53D50
    Extract HFW_4.91.1.zip to the root directory of an USB drive formatted in FAT32 MBR.

    PS3HEN (HEN stands for Homebrew ENabler) is a recent exploit THAT WORKS ON ALL PS3 MODELS (YES! ALL models including Superslim, Slim and PHAT models). It adds new functions to 4.91.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware), transforming it into *almost* a CFW (Custom Firmware) or very close to it.

    Among the features you can run Homebrews, HAN, JB rips, burnt PS3 games discs, PSXISO, BDISO, Discless games, load VSH plugins, and do many things more!!!

    More info @ PSX-PLACE

    ** Requires 4.91.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) installed for for HEN 3.3.0 ***
    ** Or 4.90.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) installed for for HEN 3.2.2 ***
    ** Or 4.89.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) installed for for HEN 3.1.1 ***
    ** Or 4.88.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) installed for HEN 3.0.3 ***
    ** Or 4.87.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) for HEN 3.0.2 ***
    ** Or 4.86.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) for HEN 3.0.1 ***

    For HEN 4.91 use the HEN Auto Installer or the official site ps3xploit.me.

    Other installers: lmn7’s AutoHEN InstallerPS3HEN Alternate Installer

    How to install HEN | Tutorial for auto-HEN by Coro @ PSX-PLACE



    Use the Easy Auto Installer from ps3xploit.me to install the PS3 exploit.
    (Just set the homepage of the PS3 browser to one of these links. Follow the video for the rest of the steps)

    Tutorial Video: PS3 HEN – New Easy Installation Method (installation process in 2 minutes)

    IMPORTANT: TIPS TO AVOID BLACK SCREENS AND INIT FAILURES OF PS3HEN

    Download + Info: PS3HEN 3.3.0 for HFW 4.91

    What’s new in Ps3HEN v3.3.0?​

    HEN Global Changes
    - Added support for 4.91 CEX firmware (HFW) (thanks @Joonie )

    HEN Plugin Changes
    - Fixed early reboot problem with HEN_UPD.PKG for Emergency USB Recovery

    Payload Changes
    - Fixed issue with PSP Launcher (thanks @aldostools , @LuanTeles )

    Resource Changes
    - Added *Toggle 99 Percent Package Install/Delete* option in HFW Tools->Maintenance (thanks @zmod )
    - Updated download_list.xml to use updated paths on dev_hdd0 (thanks @LuanTeles , @DeViL303 )
    - Added support for PS Home Catalogue path in download_list.xml (thanks @DeViL303 , @LuanTeles , @aldostools )
    - Added support for dev_usb002 – dev_usb007 in package manager (thanks @LuanTeles )


    Changelog for PS3HEN v3.2.2

    Global Changes
    - Added support for 4.80 and 4.81 CEX firmware
    - Added support for 4.82 DEX firmware
    - Automatic Updates are now disabled by default. You can use HFW Tools->Maintenance and toggle back on/off
    HEN Plugin Changes
    - Added support for RCO Sounds and LED Status (thanks @aldostools)
    - Updated install finished detection method (thanks @aldostools)
    - Updated and cleaned up downloadPKG_thread2 function
    - Added detection of dev_build toggle for usb000 and usb001
    Payload Changes
    - Pad function fixed to not hang when more than one device is connected (thanks @aldostools)
    - Disabled VSH Attach To Debugger as default, to not conflict with some CFW (4.82/4.84 DEX)
    - Multiple Updates: PSP launcher blacklisting + more (thanks @aldostools)
    - Added L2 to disable mappath remap on hen launch
    Resource Changes
    - Updated software_update_plugin.rco message to display the .me domain instead of the .com
    - Added *Uninstall HEN* option to HFW Tools->Maintenance
    - Added *Disable Remapping On Next Reboot* option in HFW Tools->Maintenance. This will disable the remapped files from mappath so these files can be managed and users can also use the backup/restore option from XMB (thanks @Fredy66)
    - Added *Toggle Hotkey Polling* option in HFW Tools->Maintenance. This will enable/disable check_combo_buttons function when HEN launches. (thanks @FFF256)
    - Added *Toggle app_home Support* option in HFW Tools->Maintenance. This updates xml containing the seg_gamedebug entries (thanks @Fredy66)
    - Added *Enable Quick Preview Option On XMB* option in HFW Tools->Developer. This swaps the explore_plugin.sprx between CEX and DEX versions



    Changelog for PS3HEN v3.2.1

    HEN Global Changes
    - Added support for 4.84 DEX firmware
    - Updated DEX resources and stackframe (4.84 DEX/PEX Only) (thanks @Joonie )
    - Added support for 4.83 firmware (HFW) (thanks @Joonie)
    - Re-added support for 4.82 firmware (OFW)
    - Updates to PS3HEN_GEN and added makefile (thanks @bucanero )​

    Installer Changes
    - Bytes will be written by webkit if HEN is being loaded from HTML, so HEN can set the installing flag
    - Added downloadhenD() function to allow DEX p3t download if DEX checkbox is checked (4.82D/4.84D Only)​

    HEN Plugin Changes
    - Added check for webMAN-MOD, and if installed will download package with WMM included, only if HEN is installing
    - Updated peekq offsets and values for CEX/DEX when downloading packages​

    Payload Changes
    - Updated detected COBRA version to 8.4
    - Updated PS3MAPI_CORE_VERSION to 1.24 (thanks bucanero)
    - Added check for HEN installing. Boot plugins text files will be deleted if HEN is ran from installer html
    - Updated UMD/PSP blacklisting and fixed spacing (thanks @aldostools )​

    Resource Changes
    - Added VSH message to alert users of deleted boot plugins text
    - Updated HEN Welcome Message for developer mode/release



    Changelog for PS3HEN v3.2.0

    HEN Global Changes
    - Added support for 4.90 firmware. Special thanks to @lmn7 and @Joonie for their work on porting offsets, HFW, and other code contributions
    - Xai updated to support new HFW Tools options. Special thanks to @Evilnat for his help and code contributions

    HEN Plugin Changes
    - Automatic reboot after successful initial HEN installation from Network and USB
    - Added Clear Browser Cache code, currently disabled. This will be moved into xai_plugin (thanks @xfrcc)
    - Changes to HEN plugin attempting to make it unload properly (thanks @aldostools, @TheRouLetteBoi)
    - Updated host domain name to ps3xploit.me

    Payload Changes
    - Added mutex functionality to map_path and open_path_hook (thanks @bguerville)
    - Updated, fixed, and optimized map_path and open_path_hook. Also kept support for legacy homebrew that uses map_path (thanks @bguerville)
    - Added stat to open_path_hook for DEBUG build only (thanks @DeViL303 for the idea and @bguerville for the code and implementation)
    - Changed compatibility for modules patching. Firmware versions 4.84-4.88 share values, but 4.89 has its own values now for hashes and sprx patches
    - Added support for custom subchannel data via LSD files (thanks @aldostools)
    - PSX BIOS patched with product code 0×85 for PAL games (thanks @aldostools)
    - Option to force PAL or NTSC including the word in the file name (thanks @aldostools)
    - Support for SBI files and improved the performance seeking the custom subchannels (thanks @aldostools)
    - New ps3mapi_process_page_free() needed for proper dynarec implementation (thanks @OsirizX)
    - Added toggle for libaudio BT patch (thanks @in1975)
    - Updated act.dat restore function (thanks @bucanero)
    - Support for rap and RAP extension (lowercase/uppercase) (thanks @aldostools)
    - Added button detection on launch. Currently will look for R2 held, to disable boot plugins.

    Resource Changes
    - HEN Enable and Package Manager have been separated from category_game.xml
    - Package Manager hidden on boot and shows full on HEN launch (thanks @LuanTeles, @DeViL303)
    - The HEN Enable egg menu item will be shown on boot and will be hidden after the XMB is refreshed. This will be updated later to refresh automatically. (thanks @LuanTeles, @DeViL303)
    - Added Developer options under HFW Tools -> Developer
    - Added the ability to switch HEN from Release and Debug modes via HFW Tools -> Developer (USB will be added next release)
    - Added the option to remove hen_enable.png to allow install from browser via HFW Tools -> Developer
    - Only supporting Stock and Rebug themes for now until custom colors can be fixed

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    UPDATE: ps3xploit.me is online again. HEN 3.2.2 for 4.90.1 HFW by @Joonie is now available!!

    PS3HEN (HEN stands for Homebrew ENabler) is a recent exploit THAT WORKS ON ALL PS3 MODELS (YES! ALL models including Superslim, Slim and PHAT models). It adds new functions to 4.90.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware), transforming it into *almost* a CFW (Custom Firmware) or very close to it.

    Among the features you can run Homebrews, HAN, JB rips, burnt PS3 games discs, PSXISO, BDISO, Discless games, load VSH plugins, and do many things more!!!

    More info @ PSX-PLACE

    VERY IMPORTANT: Update your homebrews to the latest version before install HEN to avoid freeze issues.

    ** Requires 4.90.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) installed for for HEN 3.2.2 ***
    ** Or 4.89.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) installed for for HEN 3.1.1 ***
    ** Or 4.88.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) installed for HEN 3.0.3 ***
    ** Or 4.87.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) for HEN 3.0.2 ***
    ** Or 4.86.1 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) for HEN 3.0.1 ***

    For HEN 4.90 use the HEN Auto Installer or the official site ps3xploit.me.

    How to install HEN | Tutorial for auto-HEN by Coro @ PSX-PLACE


    BGToolset v1.2.006 is online again at ps3toolset.com for OFW/HFW/CEX/DEX/PEX 4.75-4.90!!

    For CFW installation on PS3 fat & slims compatible an alternative is: Flash Writer 4.90 by @lmn7 (Mirror / Mirror) or PS3Xploit Flash Writer if your console is 4.85 or lower.



    Use the Easy Auto Installer from ps3xploit.me to install the PS3 exploit.
    (Just set the homepage of the PS3 browser to one of these links. Follow the video for the rest of the steps)

    Tutorial Video: PS3 HEN – New Easy Installation Method (installation process in 2 minutes)

    IMPORTANT: TIPS TO AVOID BLACK SCREENS AND INIT FAILURES OF PS3HEN

    Download + Info: PS3HEN 3.2.2 for HFW 4.90

    What’s new in Ps3HEN v3.2.2?​

    Global Changes
    - Added support for 4.80 and 4.81 CEX firmware
    - Added support for 4.82 DEX firmware
    - Automatic Updates are now disabled by default. You can use HFW Tools->Maintenance and toggle back on/off
    HEN Plugin Changes
    - Added support for RCO Sounds and LED Status (thanks @aldostools)
    - Updated install finished detection method (thanks @aldostools)
    - Updated and cleaned up downloadPKG_thread2 function
    - Added detection of dev_build toggle for usb000 and usb001
    Payload Changes
    - Pad function fixed to not hang when more than one device is connected (thanks @aldostools)
    - Disabled VSH Attach To Debugger as default, to not conflict with some CFW (4.82/4.84 DEX)
    - Multiple Updates: PSP launcher blacklisting + more (thanks @aldostools)
    - Added L2 to disable mappath remap on hen launch
    Resource Changes
    - Updated software_update_plugin.rco message to display the .me domain instead of the .com
    - Added *Uninstall HEN* option to HFW Tools->Maintenance
    - Added *Disable Remapping On Next Reboot* option in HFW Tools->Maintenance. This will disable the remapped files from mappath so these files can be managed and users can also use the backup/restore option from XMB (thanks @Fredy66)
    - Added *Toggle Hotkey Polling* option in HFW Tools->Maintenance. This will enable/disable check_combo_buttons function when HEN launches. (thanks @FFF256)
    - Added *Toggle app_home Support* option in HFW Tools->Maintenance. This updates xml containing the seg_gamedebug entries (thanks @Fredy66)
    - Added *Enable Quick Preview Option On XMB* option in HFW Tools->Developer. This swaps the explore_plugin.sprx between CEX and DEX versions


    Changelog for PS3HEN v3.2.1

    HEN Global Changes
    - Added support for 4.84 DEX firmware
    - Updated DEX resources and stackframe (4.84 DEX/PEX Only) (thanks @Joonie )
    - Added support for 4.83 firmware (HFW) (thanks @Joonie)
    - Re-added support for 4.82 firmware (OFW)
    - Updates to PS3HEN_GEN and added makefile (thanks @bucanero )​

    Installer Changes
    - Bytes will be written by webkit if HEN is being loaded from HTML, so HEN can set the installing flag
    - Added downloadhenD() function to allow DEX p3t download if DEX checkbox is checked (4.82D/4.84D Only)​

    HEN Plugin Changes
    - Added check for webMAN-MOD, and if installed will download package with WMM included, only if HEN is installing
    - Updated peekq offsets and values for CEX/DEX when downloading packages​

    Payload Changes
    - Updated detected COBRA version to 8.4
    - Updated PS3MAPI_CORE_VERSION to 1.24 (thanks bucanero)
    - Added check for HEN installing. Boot plugins text files will be deleted if HEN is ran from installer html
    - Updated UMD/PSP blacklisting and fixed spacing (thanks @aldostools )​

    Resource Changes
    - Added VSH message to alert users of deleted boot plugins text
    - Updated HEN Welcome Message for developer mode/release



    Changelog for PS3HEN v3.2.0

    HEN Global Changes
    - Added support for 4.90 firmware. Special thanks to @lmn7 and @Joonie for their work on porting offsets, HFW, and other code contributions
    - Xai updated to support new HFW Tools options. Special thanks to @Evilnat for his help and code contributions

    HEN Plugin Changes
    - Automatic reboot after successful initial HEN installation from Network and USB
    - Added Clear Browser Cache code, currently disabled. This will be moved into xai_plugin (thanks @xfrcc)
    - Changes to HEN plugin attempting to make it unload properly (thanks @aldostools, @TheRouLetteBoi)
    - Updated host domain name to ps3xploit.me

    Payload Changes
    - Added mutex functionality to map_path and open_path_hook (thanks @bguerville)
    - Updated, fixed, and optimized map_path and open_path_hook. Also kept support for legacy homebrew that uses map_path (thanks @bguerville)
    - Added stat to open_path_hook for DEBUG build only (thanks @DeViL303 for the idea and @bguerville for the code and implementation)
    - Changed compatibility for modules patching. Firmware versions 4.84-4.88 share values, but 4.89 has its own values now for hashes and sprx patches
    - Added support for custom subchannel data via LSD files (thanks @aldostools)
    - PSX BIOS patched with product code 0×85 for PAL games (thanks @aldostools)
    - Option to force PAL or NTSC including the word in the file name (thanks @aldostools)
    - Support for SBI files and improved the performance seeking the custom subchannels (thanks @aldostools)
    - New ps3mapi_process_page_free() needed for proper dynarec implementation (thanks @OsirizX)
    - Added toggle for libaudio BT patch (thanks @in1975)
    - Updated act.dat restore function (thanks @bucanero)
    - Support for rap and RAP extension (lowercase/uppercase) (thanks @aldostools)
    - Added button detection on launch. Currently will look for R2 held, to disable boot plugins.

    Resource Changes
    - HEN Enable and Package Manager have been separated from category_game.xml
    - Package Manager hidden on boot and shows full on HEN launch (thanks @LuanTeles, @DeViL303)
    - The HEN Enable egg menu item will be shown on boot and will be hidden after the XMB is refreshed. This will be updated later to refresh automatically. (thanks @LuanTeles, @DeViL303)
    - Added Developer options under HFW Tools -> Developer
    - Added the ability to switch HEN from Release and Debug modes via HFW Tools -> Developer (USB will be added next release)
    - Added the option to remove hen_enable.png to allow install from browser via HFW Tools -> Developer
    - Only supporting Stock and Rebug themes for now until custom colors can be fixed

    Posted in Brewology | 12 Comments »

    PS3 developer Evilnat has made a new update of his CFW 4.90 Evilnat Cobra 8.4 with 20 variations (CEX/DEX/noBD/noBT/OC) & several new features including a new Cobra payload, OtherOS support and a port of 4.84 DEX to 4.90 (aka PEX). In addition to the existing features in CFW 4.90 like built-in File manager in XMB, Option to toggle Cobra debug/normal versions, disable CFW syscalls, block PSN login if CFW syscalls are enabled, offline activation of PSN account, QA Flags, FAN Tools, Save Data conversion and several fixes and improvements.

    To avoid issues, make sure you have the latest version of your favorite homebrews like, webMAN MOD, ManaGunZ, multiMAN, Movian, etc…​ before update.

    NEW: PS3 PS3Xploit Flash Writer for 4.90 HFW is now available to allow installation of custom firmware on PS3 models CFW compatible currently on OFW or HFW+HEN. PS3 consoles already on CFW just need to update from USB. => Video Tutorial / BGToolset is online again at ps3toolset.com with support for OFW/HFW/CFW 4.75-4.90 CEX/DEX/PEX.

    Download: CFW 4.90 Evilnat Cobra 8.4 [PEX] [CEX] (March 7th, 2023)
    PUP MD5: 33DECDCFEFAE6067597D7A253CC2A283

    Download: CFW 4.90 Evilnat Cobra 8.4 [PEX] [CEX] Overclocked 600/750Mhz (March 7th, 2023)
    PUP MD5: CF90B8007DAC6A2D1149F91E5C2B8366
    Increased 100Mhz to the default 500 Mhz GPU / 750 Mhz GDDR3 RAM Clock speeds LV1 patches by zecoxao

    Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH ALL OTHER CFW VERSIONS OF EVILNAT 4.90 (March 7th, 2023)

  • CFW Evilnat 4.90 COBRA 8.4 [CEX] / [OC] / [noBD] / [noBT] / [noBD+noBT]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.90 COBRA 8.4 [DEX] / [OC] / [noBD] / [noBT] / [noBD+noBT]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.90 COBRA 8.4 [PEX] [CEX] / [OC] / [noBD] / [noBT] / [noBD+noBT]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.90 COBRA 8.4 [D-PEX] [DEX] / [OC] / [noBD] / [noBT] / [noBD+noBT]

  • Original Release Info: @PSX-PLACE

    Littlebalup’s PyPS3tools updated for 4.90: Github link

    Download: Littlebalup’s 4.90 Dual Boot firmware for PS3 already on CFW CEX
    PUP MD5: 04EC80EDD3ED40359D203BFF3B28F608

    Download: HFW 4.90 Dual Boot firmware for PS3 already on CFW CEX
    Same as Littlebalup’s 4.90 DB, but with silk_webkit.sprx from 4.82 to allow install ps3xploit (HEN)
    PUP MD5: F059690E24A308FE98AF401CF037A793

    Posted in Brewology | 1 Comment »

    PS3 developer Evilnat has made a new update of his CFW 4.89.3 Evilnat Cobra 8.4 with 20 variations (CEX/DEX/noBD/noBT/OC) & several new features including a new Cobra payload, OtherOS support and a port of 4.84 DEX to 4.89 (aka PEX). In addition to the existing features in CFW 4.89 like built-in File manager in XMB, Option to toggle Cobra debug/normal versions, disable CFW syscalls, block PSN login if CFW syscalls are enabled, offline activation of PSN account, QA Flags, FAN Tools, Savedata conversion and several fixes and improvements.

    To avoid issues, make sure you have the latest version of your favorite homebrews like, webMAN MOD, ManaGunZ, multiMAN, Movian, etc…​

    NOTE: BGToolset is currently unavailable, therefore this CFW is only available for users already on CFW. Users with CFW models on OFW or HEN should avoid the dangerous / fraudulent clones of BGToolset.

    Download: CFW 4.89.3 Evilnat Cobra 8.4 [PEX] [CEX] (Feb 2nd, 2023)
    PUP MD5: 31D3667694EA35A18B73C7008B2A72E6

    Download: CFW 4.89.3 Evilnat Cobra 8.4 [PEX] [CEX] Overclocked 600/750Mhz (Feb 2nd, 2023)
    PUP MD5: ADEAD2220D2921521397F67A666CA59D
    Increased 100Mhz to the default 500 Mhz GPU / 750 Mhz GDDR3 RAM Clock speeds LV1 patches by zecoxao

    Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH ALL OTHER CFW VERSIONS OF EVILNAT 4.89.3 (Feb 2nd, 2023)

  • CFW Evilnat 4.89.3 COBRA 8.4 [CEX] / [OC] / [noBD] / [noBT] / [noBD+noBT]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.89.3 COBRA 8.4 [DEX] / [OC] / [noBD] / [noBT] / [noBD+noBT]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.89.3 COBRA 8.4 [PEX] [CEX] / [OC] / [noBD] / [noBT] / [noBD+noBT]
  • CFW Evilnat 4.89.3 COBRA 8.4 [D-PEX] [DEX] / [OC] / [noBD] / [noBT] / [noBD+noBT]

  • Original Release Info: @PSX-PLACE

      *UPDATE* Install XAI Updater 1.3 by Evilnat to get the latest fixes & features:
      – Now Cobra shows the correct disc image for PS2
      – Fixed libCrypt for PSX games (thanks to aldostools)
      – Enabled [Install All Packages] in non QA flagged PS3
      – Added german language in xai_plugin (thanks to FadedHD3)
      – Updated french language in xai_plugin (thanks to EimGdt and Chronoss09)
      – Updated OtherOS and PSN icon (thanks to HackZy01)
      – Updated Cobra version to 8.4
      – Use PS2 FAN Modes on PS2 Classic games (make sure webMAN MOD FAN Control is disabled)

    Download: Littlebalup’s 4.89 Dual Boot firmware for PS3 already on CFW CEX
    PUP MD5: 9466FC0D75F42E22E3B9E3B8D76C58AD

    Download: HFW 4.89 Dual Boot firmware for PS3 already on CFW CEX
    Same as Littlebalup’s 4.89 DB, but with silk_webkit.sprx from 4.82 to allow install ps3xploit (HEN)
    PUP MD5: 6FD6EA6458C0AD202289217B079922BC

    Both tested on NOR and NAND. From XMB and Recovery. Release link.

    Littlebalup’s PyPS3tools updated 4.89: Release link

    Posted in Brewology | 2 Comments »

    PS3 developer Evilnat made a new update of his CFW 4.89 Evilnat Cobra 8.3 (CEX) with a number of new options like his previous build 4.88.2. Some of the features in the CFW include a built-in File manager in XMB, Option to toggle Cobra debug/normal versions, disable CFW syscalls, block PSN login if CFW syscalls are enabled, offline activation of PSN account, QA Flags, FAN Tools, Savedata conversion and several fixes and improvements.

    Planned features for the next release

  • Dump full RAM (256mb)
  • New icons/label to know if Cobra is enabled/disabled and cobra version release/debug is loaded
  • OtherOS
  • xai_plugin with support for 4.84.3 Rebug (Unofficial)

    To avoid issues, make sure you have the latest version of your favorite homebrews like, webMAN MOD, ManaGunZ, multiMAN, Movian, etc…​

    If your console is on OFW 4.80 or higher, and it is a CFW compatible model (all phat, slims 20xx, 21xx or 25xx with min ver 3.56 or lower), follow this Guide by Coro for jailbreaking your PS3 with Bgtoolset directly from your PS3 Internet Browser.

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.89.2 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [BETA] (May 29th, 2022)
    PUP MD5: 01F5C01671F48D2ED6A16D7296A47853

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.89 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] (May 17th, 2022)
    PUP MD5: 14CC1EC94488858BB85ABB335876A5CF

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.89 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] Overclocked 600/750Mhz (May 18th, 2022)
    Mirror1 Mirror2 Mirror3
    PUP MD5: 396E44B91D134AEEA715A4432952C7EE
    Increased 100Mhz to the default 500 Mhz GPU / 650 Mhz GDDR3 RAM Clock speeds by zecoxao

    Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH ALL CFW VERSIONS OF EVILNAT 4.89 (May 17th, 2022)

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.89 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [noBT]
    For PS3s with damaged bluetooth module
    PUP MD5: E4426F5338FCDE35D728F443899C7AF9

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.89 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [noBD]
    For PS3s with damaged bluray drive
    PUP MD5: 597BE74B932E8115178BB5BEC94026C7

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.89 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [noBD + noBT]
    For PS3s with bluray drive and bluetooth module damaged
    PUP MD5: 2B97BED2374872A5337D593BEC9B915B

    Original Release Info: @PSX-PLACE

    Download: Littlebalup’s 4.89 Dual Boot firmware for PS3 already on CFW CEX
    PUP MD5: 9466FC0D75F42E22E3B9E3B8D76C58AD

    Download: HFW 4.89 Dual Boot firmware for PS3 already on CFW CEX
    Same as Littlebalup’s 4.89 DB, but with silk_webkit.sprx from 4.82 to allow install ps3xploit (HEN)
    PUP MD5: 6FD6EA6458C0AD202289217B079922BC

    Both tested on NOR and NAND. From XMB and Recovery. Release link.

    Littlebalup’s PyPS3tools updated 4.89: Release link

    NOTE: OFW 4.89 came with display issues while using 480p / 576p. To fix them install this Fix for SD display by sandungas. It is required to have /dev_blind enabled to allow write to flash storage. Use it at your own risk.

  • Posted in Brewology | 7 Comments »

    With the recent release of OFW 4.88, and seeing that no CFW 4.88 has come out in these last days, PS3 developer Evilnat decided to make a new update of his CFW with a number of new options like an added File manager, Option to toggle Cobra debug/normal versions, disable CFW syscalls, block PSN login if CFW syscalls are enabled and several fixes and improvements.

    Cobra 8.3 is added from Github repository and it is enabled by default
    XAI Plugin is added from Github repository and it is enabled by default

    It has been tested for a long time since Evilnat was developing 4.87.3, it took months of research, developing and tests and a few weeks for 4.88. No bugs have been found, but if there are any, feel free to let him know and Evilnat will fix it as soon as possible.

    To avoid issues, make sure you have the latest version of your favorite homebrews like, webMAN MOD, ManaGunZ, multiMAN, Movian, etc…​

    If your console is on OFW 4.80 or higher, and it is a CFW compatible model (all phat, slims 20xx, 21xx or 25xx with min ver 3.56 or lower), follow this Guide by Coro for jailbreaking your PS3 with Bgtoolset directly from your PS3 Internet Browser.

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.88.2 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [FINAL] (Jul 25th, 2021)
    PUP MD5: 3202971E05140F24E52B36D5C443AD35

  • Fixed random issues in old Cobra 8.3
  • Avoids loading stage2 if its size is 0 or higher than 0×1FE00 in stage0 (Avoids brick on NAND and semibrick on NOR)
  • Option to sort games by name and date (NEW!)
  • Added “Disable Syscalls” option in xai_plugin
  • Improved “Create Syscalls” option in xai_plugin
  • Blocks Log In on Playstation Network until CFW syscalls are removed (by DeViL303) (NEW!)
  • Fixed some empty strings in xai_plugin
  • Dump LV1/LV2 (NEW!)
  • Dump ERK (eid_root_key) (NEW!)
  • Check syscall 8 (NEW!)
  • XMB File Manager (NEW!)
  • Fixed freezes on XMB while trying to disable syscalls with Cobra disabled
  • Fixed a bug on Cobra while selecting Log In on SEN option after deleting npsignin_plugin.lck
  • Original silk_webkit.sprx from OFW 4.88

  • Download: MEGA FOLDER WITH ALL CFW VERSIONS OF EVILNAT 4.88.2 (Jul 25th, 2021)

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.88.2 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [noBT]
    For PS3s with damaged bluetooth module
    PUP MD5: 360569FE808B1815BD05258C8496003F

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.88.2 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [noBD]
    For PS3s with damaged bluray drive
    PUP MD5: 80029DC0FBD238DAF8ED45BCDFD04CD6

    Download: CFW EVILNAT 4.88.2 COBRA 8.3 [CEX] [noBD + noBT]
    For PS3s with bluray drive and bluetooth module damaged
    PUP MD5: D8BB1F47B77F1737F974308B935F81B6

    Release Info: @PSX-PLACE

    Download: Littlebalup’s 4.88 Dual Boot firmware for PS3 already on CFW CEX
    PUP MD5: 7ED539AAE96D89F1BB1AF0343A59F3A0

    Download: HFW 4.88 Dual Boot firmware for PS3 already on CFW CEX
    Same as Littlebalup’s 4.88 DB, but with silk_webkit.sprx from 4.82 to allow install ps3xploit (HEN)
    PUP MD5: 6626784C2456582BF5AAFA1439FA03DF

    Posted in Brewology, PS3 | 56 Comments »

    multiMAN

    deank has updated multiMAN v04.85.01 (20191010).


    Note: multiMAN now supports 3.55 CEX/DEX, 4.21 CEX/DEX, 4.30 CEX/DEX, 4.31 CEX, 4.40 CEX/DEX, 4.41 CEX/DEX, 4.46CEX, 4.46DEX (REX), 4.46 CEX+COBRA 7.0, 4.50 CEX/DEX, 4.53CEX/4.53 CEX+COBRA 7.0, 4.55 CEX, 4.55 CEX+COBRA 7.0, 4.60 CEX, 4.65/4.66 CEX/DEX, 4.70 CEX/DEX, 4.75/4.76/4.78 CEX/DEX, 4.80 CEX, 4.81/4.82 CEX/DEX+COBRA, 4.83/4.84/4.85 CEX+COBRA

    If you like multiMAN, please support it with a small donation of 1 or 2 EUR at [email protected]

    Changelog v04.85.01 (20191010)
    * Improved support for PS3HEN
    * Updated SHOWTIME for MM to 5.0.612

    Changelog v04.85.00 (20190926)
    * Added support for CFW 4.83-4.85

    Download multiMAN and the addons from the Brewology Store

    Support multiMAN: *** https://paypal.me/webplugins ***

    Posted in Brewology, PS3 | 33 Comments » Tags:

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