PS3 Jailbreak 4.86 OFW to CFW

by Shaaz (Admin)

Everyone wants to install CFW on his/her console. But only compatible PS3 system users can install Custom Firmware (CFW) on his/her console. If you already have updated your PS3 firmware OFW 4.86. You can simply convert your PS3 OFW 4.86 to CFW 4.86. I don’t know what’s your PS3 console model or firmware version. I suggest you check PS3 Jailbreak compatibility list and make sure is your console support CFW installer. Do not follow this process if your console isn’t CFW installer column.

This process is quite simple but it can brick your PS3 console. So, please read the whole article and follow all the steps carefully. Let me clear one thing, PS3 Jailbreak (PS3HEN) 4.86 support all PS3 console models including PS3 FAT, Slim and Superslim. But CFW installer does not support above Slim CECH-25XXX. In over previous PS3 Jailbreak 4.85 OFW to CFW we needed to check our system with MinVer. But now you no need to worry about MinVer.

PS3 Jailbreak OFW 4.86 to CFW 4.86 Installation introduction

  1. Plug your FAT32 formatted USB drive on your PC.
  2. Create root folder PS3>UPDATE
  3. Put HFW 4.86.1 file inside UPDATE folder.
  4. Plug your USB drive on your PS3 console.
  5. Update via USB.
  6. Open PS3 Internet browser.
  7. Go to
  8. Go to flash memory manager. (CFW Compatible Should be )
  9. Reboot your PS3 System.
  10. Open internet browser → → Flash memory manager (Press X on Flash memory folder for backup)
  11. Click on flash memory patch → Download patch file → Select USB drive
  12. Load patch file from /dev_USB000 (nofsm_patch_4.86.bin)
  13. Apply loaded patch by clicking on flash memory patch.
  14. Reboot your PS3 console.
  15. Plug your USB drive on PC → Put PS3 Rebug Lite 4.86.1 inside UPDATE folder.
  16. Plug your USB drive on PS3 → Update via USB → Follow screen introduction.

Note: Do not try this on PS3 Super Slim or your system will brick.

I already have installed HEN Can I follow this process?

Yes, you can but you have to install HFW 4.86.1 on your PS3 console first. Once you overwrite HFW firmware on your PS3 system, HEN will remove automatically and you are free to go with this process.

I’m getting PS3 Update 8002F957 error message. What should I do?

It’s mean patch didn’t apply on your PS3 system. Make sure you follow all the steps, step by step.

I’m on 4.85 HFW/CFW/OFW, Can I directly install HFW 4.86.1

You no need to install OFW on your PS3 system. You can directly go with HFW 4.86.1 firmware.

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Conclusion – Now you have successfully installed CFW on your PS3 system. Feel free to leave your issues and feedback in the comment section. Like my Facebook page and subscribe to my YouTube channel and stay connected with me.

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cheeksin April 13, 2020 - 1:58 pm

I have CECH-2008A model Slim PS3. Wanted to know if JBing the console will give me access to the games I have downloaded from PSN

LAKESIDE TECH May 3, 2020 - 11:10 pm

I already install rebug 4.86.1 lite and it’s working perfect but my internal hard drive health is 22 which make my ps3 console to slow in loading if I want to change the hard drive did I need to go through this process or just put rebug 4.86.1 on my way external hard drive and update please I really need someone with the knowledge

Shaaz (Admin) May 6, 2020 - 5:32 pm

Just replace your hard drive, Install rebug 4.86 and you good to go

kgosi May 8, 2020 - 2:30 pm

cant find the download button?

Dragon December 8, 2020 - 11:01 pm

I have a ps3 slim model cech-2504b. I updated to firmware 4.86 and checked the minimum base version with Minverchk, it shows 3.56
I go to, then I click on save flash memory backup and check my dump.hex file several times with “PS3DumpChecker” and “PyPS3checker” There is one error: sku identification. both says the same “WARNING: NOR dump must be patched with 4.XX Patchset to install CFW on this machine”
Another thing about the dump file is that in “PyPS3checker” at the end of the check says “Checks of late CHECH-25xxx, CHECH-3xxx and CHECH-4xxx consoles dumps still under development and may return false results.”
I am confused about my PS3 console, the issue is complicated. I do not know what to do?
I searched lot of on web, but the information is contradictory. Developers in their forums they say about the ps3xploit tool: This relies on a new exploit. You do not need HFW, its not needed for CFW installations on capable models.
I have read your PS3 Jailbreak 4.86 OFW to CFW post several times, Is there anything you can tell me?

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