[PS3] PS3HEN V2.2.2 Released

The developer esc0rtd3w and joonie86 have released a new PS3HEN bugfix update with the new version 2.2.2.HEN acronym for Homebrew Enabler allows the installation of homebrew on SuperSlim consoles and consoles where it was not possible to install a CFW (like the PS3 3k etc. .). It doesn’t have the functionality of a real CFW but it is a big step in the scene.

Warning: I remind you that HEN is not CFW.multiMAN and other homebrews work but do not have the same functionality as a real CFW.

Friendly instructions from Noob (added from psx-place.com)

  • Install HFW 4.84.2 ( find it here  ) from the official firmware 4.84
  • Installation from the hard disk (recommended)
    1) Run  /html/han_flash_mount.html
    2) Install HEN_Installer_HDD_signed.pkg
    3) Restart PS3 
    4) Launch from the new “Enable HEN” XMB icon, under the game column


    USB installation

    • This method requires the USB drive to be connected to charge PS3HEN
    • Some USB drives are not compatible and will not work
    • If PS3HEN.BIN is missing, a failed message will be displayed and the console will need to be restarted
    • * If stackframe.bin is missing, the console will hang and you will need to restart
    1) Run  /  html / han_flash_mount.html
    2) Install HEN_Installer_USB_signed.pkg
    3) Restart PS3 
    4) Place  PS3HEN.BIN  and  stackframe.bin  on  dev_usb000
    5) Start from New ”  Enable HEN ” Icon XMB, Sub game column


  • CFW settings
  • Installation pkg RETAIL / DEBUG
  • Remote playback with PC
  • Dump debug pkg on retail
  • Remote playback ignores the SFO control
  • Chinavia protection
  • videoplayer_plugin
  • Check DVD region (not cracking RCE)
  • REBUG on RCO and XML theme
  • Copy AIO


  • if you get error 80010017 while I have a homebrew it simply means HEN error, restart the console and try again! (reboot is important!)
  • also try to delete cache, navigation data, cookies and the like from the browser, set the exploit page on the homepage


  • DO NOT ENABLE THE FSM (Factory Service Mode) ON A PS3 WITH PS3HEN! – Source
  • CONNECTION TO PSN SHOULD BE MADE AT YOUR OWN RISK. DISABLING CFW CFS CAN NOT HIDE THE HEN WHILE ON PSN (a popular method used by CFW users may not be suitable for PS3HEN users)
  • DO NOT INSTALL CCAPI (ControlConsole API)



Payload changes

  • – HEN_init fixed by timer change
  • – Fixed bug of Syscall manager, removed 2 second block on XMB without cleaning thread
  • – Fixed HashCalc bug, strict hashcheck
  • – Support for installing USB packages for HEN installation (/dev_usb000/HEN_UPD.pkg)

Resource changes

  • – Updated videoplayer_plugin.sprx to use the correct DEX version for each firmware version


  • global changes
    • – Stackframe and PS3HEN folders are now combined as a single binary payload (PS3HEN.BIN)
    • – Added updating of HEN and display of version on initialize, using the built-in plugin
    • – Replaced dev_blind with dev_rewrite to keep the RW status at all times
    • – At startup, the HEN Enabler icon is selected by default

    Changes to the HEN plugin

    • – Notification of the HEN version at startup
    • – Update game and network category
    • – Enable the Game Screenshot function
    • – You download

    Payload changes

    • – Added HEN installation function and memory management changes
    • – Fixed issue with encryption
    • – HMAC Hash Validation
    • – Support for PSP ISO Launcher
    • – Activation of the PS2Classics launcher on the fly (thanks to  @aldostools  )
    • – Implied compatibility with apps like MultiMan and others that replace syscall 6-10
    • – Added cleaning thread and faster startup times to increase the stability of the app
    • – Built-in buffers and fragmentation of the removed memory
    • – Improved map_path memory management
    • – Memory Optimization (no embedded buffer for the kernel plugin, only allocations when requested)
    • – Added fail-safe for stage0 incase stage2 not found (thanks to  @aldostools  )
    • – Fixed bug where if the kernel plugin was more than 64kb it would hang PS3
    • – Fixed extern typing error from 64 MB to 64 KB
    • – Added missing COBRA patches and added BT / USB passthrough support
    • – Bugfix PS3MAPI + Stability
    • – Self-tapping support. Solves the problem with some games (SC Trilogy and so on). Currently ISO / NetISO is not supported
    • – Improved SELF authorization (solves the most executable games. Improved stability)

    Resource changes

    • – Default Theme Pack removed from the main package and now can be downloaded from Themes Updater
    • – Itroublve_Hacker HEN theme pack updated downloadable package with fixed icons
    • – PKG Linker is now in Package Manager – Install Packages
    • – Clean unused XML entries. Added 1 query for external.xml on usb000 (thanks  @ DeViL303  )
    • – Replaced the manual link from the Network column with the PS3Xploit Home link
    • – Added new coldboots, icons and JS / HTML overlays (thanks  to xps3riments  )

Applications available for HEN

Instructions View


4.84 HFW  

4.82 OFW  

Psx-place and Github