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Red Power Now Called Blue Disk, DRM-Infected PS3 Dongle Required


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93w ago - Following up on yesterday's update, today we are saddened to report that Duowan editor ShouFaDi (aka The First Emperor) has now updated his post stating that Red Power is now being called Blue Disk, and that a DRM-infected PS3 USB dongle will be required to use their Custom Firmware (CFW) version 4.21 unfortunately.

Below is the update, roughly translated to quote: "The group changed its name to Blue Disk, and declared that a USB dongle with a system may use personal guess Unplugged dongle may get in his CFW the Well when songce said not sell dongles, now renamed the idea to sell the dongle I swear.

I really do not know before sell dongle, but the host songce no dongle and I swear that in addition to the received outside the of the team songce host, no charge other belongings, and even water did not take a sip! And drove past their city's oil money or Ida dig orz

In fact, to be honest, not to mention being like crack as a PS3 lovers to hear messages like natural new crack will be very excited, even if it went to another city to pick up samples also nothing to complain.

Not to mention the other also specialized exclusive news but as write such sentences play a multi-media platform, new message, new dongle, as long as the evaluation of the value of the same will do just seize the fear of some people with ulterior motives rival station vulnerability, incitement Member denigrate the next.

Members looked decided it... my posts anyway, only to ensure that it wants to bring an objective evaluation..."

Current Developments for PSN Compatibility:

The team is currently testing PSN access on their console. From there testing REACTPSN isnt compatable with the CFW and gives the error 80029514 when you try to connect to PSN using the FTP exploit. FckPSN logs onto the PSN Store but gives you 80710A06 error if you try to login with a PSN ID but allows you to create the account.

Some more roughly translated updates are also posted HERE for those interested with a better translation by itsbighead available as well. Also The First Emperor went on a bit further to apologize for duping his viewers here (bbs.duowan.com/thread-28977354-1-1.html), to quote roughly translated:

"Again - I mean swear to God, I really do not know before is to sell the dongle, but the host songce no dongle and I swear that in addition to the received outside the of the team songce host, no charge other belongings, did not even water to drink! Drove past the oil money in their city or Ida dig orz

In fact, to be honest, not to mention being "like crack as a PS3 lovers, hear a message like new crack will naturally very excited, even if it went to another city to pick up samples no complaints not to mention the other also specifically said to exclusive news and as a multi-play media platform, new messages even if it is a new dongle, as long as the evaluation of the value of the same will be done.

Write such a passage is just afraid to seize the vulnerability of some people with ulterior motives rival station, incitement Member defame the next.

Then, Blue Disk (RED POWER) discussion, vent it in this post reply: Blue Disk (RED POWER) prohibit new open new topic related no open posts necessary (and decided by the Moderator whether there is necessary to start a topic), and offenders delete, gag those without treatment - whether it is praise or scolding equally.

To show our appreciation for everyone's enthusiasm and concern, we've decided to work with our distributor at taobao (Chinese equivalent of Ebay - olygame.taobao.com) to bring you firmware update service at a super low price 98 RMB (around 15USD). To express our gratitude to our dear users, we've also decided to offer an upgrade from BDCFW 4.21 to BDCFW 4.25 for free.

Features of CFW 4.25:

1: Support games up to 4.25. No eboot fix is needed. Get original game backup and play right away.
2: Support PSN
3: Support internal and external HDD.
4: You can downgrade to 3.55 , or update to latest OFW in the future and then later newer CFW (upgraded via PUP file on USB, no hardware modification)
5: No external USB device is needed to boot BDCFW 4.25

This leaves open (2) potential scenarios to explore, as follows:

  • Once word spread of the Red Power Team's PS3 4.21 CFW, the folks behind the useless Cobra / True Blue dongles cut a deal with the Chinese to wrap their code into another for-profit dongle (which was also done with PS Downgrade, followed by the useless dongle files being leaked, converted to hex, and ported even more for free!)

  • This was just another marketing scheme perpetuated by the con-artists to get some free publicity all along, similar to what was done when the PS3 JB2 (TB) dongle was first released announced... only this time it was done under the guise of a Chinese Team instead of an Indonesian Team.

In either case, it appears to be handled by the same group with the same devious mastermind and ironically (or not) multiMAN v04.06.00 already supports the new PS3 4.21 CFW despite deank previously stating he wasn't in bed or on their payroll even though educated PlayStation 3 scene developers such as [Register or Login to view links] saw through the obvious smokescreen and knew better all along.

Finally, a brief PSA (common sense really, eh?): It's important not to let hypocritical scam-artists take advantage of you, a perfect example would be sites riddled with paid sidebar affiliate links peddling dongles who claim they stand for open-source while directly profiting off DRM-riddled dongle sales at the same time.

Contrary to what they would like people to believe, dongles are only used to line their greedy pockets - no dongle is required to play PS3 games (as is evidenced when DUPLEX removed the TrueBlue PS3 USB dongle DRM protection, by all the N0DRM releases, by the awesome PS3 DEX progress and when the Damage Inc Pacific Squadron WWII PS3 3.55 / 3.41 EBOOT Fix author openly admitted, to quote: "Everybody with a DECR and extra hardware to dump the RAM can get his hands on those decrypted EBOOTs."

There are much more important things to spend money on in life than useless dongles that will continue to be replaced with newer versions to maximize profits whenever the opportunity arises, so instead have a little faith with patience towards the real PlayStation 3 scene developers and before you know it everyone will be playing the same PS3 games for free.




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#4 - PS3 News - 94w ago
I am still sifting through the ongoing thread on the Chinese site (bbs.duowan.com/thread-28955948-1-1.html) but if anyone can read Chinese fluently and summarize it for us I will add it to the main page article as well and +Rep ya!

I did receive an inside tip that this is legitimate, so hopefully it will indeed be released and not end up as vaporware, etc

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#3 - elser1 - 94w ago
will be good if its real and gets released for us to use.. the translation is aweful tho.. LOL

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#2 - Luckystar - 94w ago
OK... I sent this news in also from Qianyu Li

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#1 - PS3 News - 94w ago
Today the Red Power Team have made available a demo video below of what appears to be the first legitimate PS3 4.21 CFW running Dead or Alive 5 (DOA5) for Custom Firmware users!

To quote, roughly translated from Chinese (with a better translation by wy103 and zoonin now available): Just deliberately pulled Ida driving to the the RED POWER city where, met with their people and then get it back one is said to brush a 4.21 CFW hosts not open test, ready to begin testing next evaluation please wait...

Updated: Sent to test the host HDMI interface is bad, then do without TV box, component cable, as well as support for AV input of the display device, in looking for a solution

Updated again: Buy a component cable encountered heavy rain, all wet.

Finally back, with component cable screen flash orz

Finally, the conference room projector the AV interface can be used, meow, white rain, anger! Then tested under DOA5, test results - RED POWER 4.21 CFW ...! ! !

A test more games, please look forward to the follow-up illustrations, video coverage! Subsequent pictures, video, evaluation complement the evening, the office did not replace the clothes, fast cold dead orz. Continue to be updated:

First send run video DOA5:







Last update: Is too cold dead first home tomorrow measured other ...

DOA 5 PS3 DEX Update Patch Links:


Update: Roughly translated below (with a better one from zoonin):

Start a new day update: New day comes, one will continue then measured the first time said the video under yesterday. When measured yesterday recorded 2-segment run DOA5 video, I thought foolproof, so the finished recording received something.

A look at the results on to the computer, not recorded to the first paragraph of the previous section, and the second not let everyone see the first run of the game MM modify the SFO version of the details onto the thing was too lazy to go re-recorded, conference room projector with them too much trouble (hanging Lao Gao).

So thinking anyway, in front from the MM into the running of the process are the same, so clip to the time come later start time than MM out of the system, also appeared.

Well, explain this. Then again, Aisin letter today recorded video will pay particular attention to the orz.

Update #2: Roughly translated below (with a better one from zoonin once again)!

MHP3 (Monster Hunter Portable 3rd) to the long-awaited, first put screenshots (AV port connected to PC TV box testing, the effect is unclear, do not spray on video afternoon).

Because the host comes with the MM version is too old, and does not support direct load game install PSP REMASTER Then copy the the game ontology install PKG USB hard disk to install.

After the installation is complete, XMB appears the MHP3 the icon. Click to enter. GOGOGO.

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