UPDATE: 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

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

BGToolset v1.2.006 is online again at 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 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)


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

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 »

bubfred says:

Nice! This is a long waited for Exploit! Many thanks for the coders work!

April 28th, 2019 at 3:11 am

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May 10th, 2019 at 11:13 pm
iklou11 says:

Here is a great list of games for ps3hen

A Boy and His Blob |NPEB02164|ENG/EUR/RUS

Abyss Odyssey |NPEB01910/NPUB31397|C00|ENG/EUR
Adam’s Venture: Chronicles |NPEB00872/NPEB02323|C00|ENG/EUR
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON�T KNOW! |NPUB31282|ENG
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom |NPUB31523|ENG
Amy |NPEB00768|ENG RUS
Anomaly Warzone Earth |NPEB00904|C00|ENG/EUR/RUS
Apache: Air Assault |BLES-00937|ENG
Apples to Apples |NPUB30463|C00|ENG
Assassin�s Creed |NPEB00393/NPUB30451|ENG/EUR
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD |NPEB01386|C00|ENG/EUR/RUS
Assassin’s Creed III |NPEB01099|ENG/EUR
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag |NPEB01396|HACK|EUR/RUS
Atomic Ninjas |NPEB01284|C00|ENG

Batman: Arkham City |NPEB00941|ENG/RUS
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate |NPEB01968|C00|ENG/EUR/RUS
Battlefield 3 |NPEB00723|ENG/RUS
Battlefield 4 |NPEB01303|ENG/RUS
Ben 10 Omniverse |NPUB31082|ENG/EUR
Bentley’s Hackpack |NPEA00427|C00|ENG/EUR/RUS
Bulletstorm |NPEB00622|ENG/EUR/RUS
BurgerTime World Tour |NPEB00646|C00|ENG/EUR/JPN
Burnout Crash! |NPEB00529|C00|ENG/EUR

Call of Duty Classic |NPEB00101|ENG
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare |NPEB02088/NPEB02087/NPUB31553|ENG/EUR/RUS
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare |NPEB00740|ENG
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger |NPEB01214|C00|ENG/EUR/RUS
Castle Crashers |NPEB00293|C00|ENG
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse |NPEB01427|C00|ENG
CastleStorm |NPEB00677|C00|ENG
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair |NPEB00563|C00|ENG/EUR
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD |NPEB01441|C00|ENG/EUR
Catherine |BLES01459|ISO|Undub|RUS
CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars |NPEB00075|C00|ENG/EUR
Child of Light |NPEB01934|C00|ENG/EUR/RUS
Chime Super Deluxe |NPEB00374|C00|ENG
Closure |NPUB30722|C00|ENG
Costume Quest |NPUB30267|C00|ENG
Crash Commando |NPEA00107|ENG/RUS
Crazy Machines Elements |NPEB00337|C00|ENG/EUR
Crimsonland |NPEB02119|C00|ENG
Critter Crunch |NPEB00165|C00|ENG
Crysis 1 |NPEB00575|ENG/RUS
Crysis 2 |NPEB00653|ENG/RUS
Crysis 3 |NPEB01234|ENG/RUS

and more

October 7th, 2019 at 2:11 am
Sekkiv2 says:

Where i can get Hfw now?
No link is working :(

February 22nd, 2023 at 1:20 pm

As you guys know the last PS3 4.90 firmware was just release …When do you guys think the release for the 4.90 HFW will be ready.?.. looking to play the ColdFront from Socom Confrontation…

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March 13th, 2023 at 7:55 am

Hello everyone I want to install hen on my ps3, I need the files to install it on usb, I already try from the ps3 and it does not work, now I want to install from a usb memory, I need to add an ssd disk brand and asks me for system update. Help

July 12th, 2023 at 2:35 am
YOGESH529 says:

can i play hen hfw 4.90.1 v. game resolution 1080p 60fps not shift to 720p ?

September 9th, 2023 at 4:33 am

YOGESH529 The screen resolution can be forced in PARAM.SFO but most PS3 games play natively at 720p.

Some games use lower resolution and are upscaled to 720p.

September 9th, 2023 at 12:54 pm

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