How to Jailbreak a PS3? PS3 Jailbreak 4.88

Looking for a PS3 Jailbreak 4.88 tutorial? This guide will help you to jailbreak your PS3 system without any hardware modification. Nowadays all PS3 models FAT, Slim, and superslim have been jailbroken. Before Jailbreaking, you just have to keep 2 things in mind. What is your PS3 model number and firmware version? Because there are two types of jailbreaks and I named them CFW Installer and HEN Installer. If you haven’t jailbreak your system yet, HFW (Hybrid Firmware) installation is required before applying any patch.

PS3 Slim CECH-2508 model users or lower can install CFW on his/her console including FAT. HEN installer made for all above PS3 CECH-2508B models. I’m gonna cover both jailbreak process and some faqs which will help you to understand more about PS3 jailbreak 4.88. Before you start the jailbreak process, check PS3 jailbreak compatibility list and check your PS3 supported jailbreak type.

PS3 HFW 4.88 Installation instructions

  1. Plug your FAT32 formatted USB drive on your PC.
  2. Create folder PS3>UPDATE in uppercase.
  3. Put your HFW 4.88 inside UPDATE folder.
  4. Plug your USB drive on your PS3 second port (Close to Blu-Ray drive)
  5. Go to Setting ⇒ System Update ⇒ Update via Storage Media.
  6. Follow the screen installation instructions.

PS3HEN Jailbreak 4.88 Installation instructions

  1. Connect internet on your PS3 via LAN or Wi-Fi.
  2. Open your internet browser.
  3. Press △ button, File ⇒ Home Page.
  4. Use Blank Page
  5. Put this address ⇒ and click OK.
  6. Press △ ⇒ Home
  7. Go to PS3HEN ⇒ HEN Installer/Enabler
  8. Save PS3HEN.p3t file on your PS3 system. (Make sure you read all highlights on exploit page)
  9. Click on Intialize HEN installer.
  10. Install HEN (You should see welcome HEN message in upper corner)
  11. Press ○ for home screen and Latest HEN installer signed PKG will start download automatically.
  12. Once the installtion complete, plese reboot your system manually and enjoy PS3HEN.

PS3 CFW 4.88 Installation instructions

  1. Plug your USB drive on your PC and put CFW file on PS3>UPDATE folder.
  2. Check your MinVer (If it’s 3.55 or below then go for it.)
  3. Open your internet browser.
  4. Press △ button, File ⇒ Home Page.
  5. Use Blank Page
  6. Put this address ⇒ and click OK.
  7. Press △ ⇒ Home
  8. Go to Flash Memory Manager (CFW Compatible PS3 status should be ✔️ not ❌)
  9. Plug your USB drive on your PS3 second port (Close to Blu-Ray drive) for flash memory backup.
  10. Press X button on Flash Memory Manager and select your USB drive.
  11. Press X on button Flash Memory Patch ⇒ load patch via HTTPS
  12. Select close by pressing X button.
  13. Press X on Flash memory patch ⇒ apply loaded patch.
  14. Select YES.
  15. Reboot your PS3 system.
  16. Go to Setting ⇒ System Update ⇒ Update via Storage Media.
  17. Follow the screen installation instructions.


My CFW Compatible PS3 status is ❌ what should I do?

CFW is not compatible with your PS3 system. Install PS3HEN and check your PS3 model. If it’s CECH-2508B or below mode. Install HEN and check again your PS3 with MinVer.

Why I can’t install CFW on my Superslim PS3?

CFW requires min firmware version to be 3.55, super slim shipped with 4.XX, You can break your PS3 if you try to install CFW on it.

CFW vs HEN which is better?

If you want to play only backup games, there are no significant differences. You can install and run MultiMan on both exploited systems.

Can I play online PS3 Games?

Latest firmware is needed to play online PS3 games and you have jailbroken 4.88 firmware, right? But we do not recommend using your primary PSN account. Create any PSN account and give it a try.

HFW 4.88.1PS3 Signed HEN Installer PKG

Conclusion – CFW and HEN jailbreak doesn’t have significant differences if you are jailbreaking your system only for backup games. Nowadays PS3HEN users can also install and run MultiMan on their system. Both users can play online games, so don’t be confuse check your PS3 model and compatible jailbreak, jailbreak your system and enjoy games. Like our Facebook page and subscribe to our YouTube channel for upcoming tutorials.

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