86w ago - Following up on the PS3 JB2 Reverse-Engineering news, today Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA) has confirmed that the official name of the JailBreak 2 USB dongle will be True Blue.
A list of supported PlayStation 3 games is outlined HERE, and below are the details, to quote: "The actual name of the JB2 dongle has now been announced along with official confirmed features and specs:
Welcome to the era of True Blue for your PS3 which enables all your Jailbreak dreams and needs!
True Blue features:
Booting of games from v3.6+ (up to v3.73) from special BD-R discs available from official resellers
Runs games up to v3.56 from HDD in conjunction with backup managers
Does not require the Power/Eject trick
Custom v3.55 Dongle firmware behaves like OFW when True Blue is not inserted
Manufactured from highest grade components and Actel based
Durable and high quality metal case design
Tough and durable plastic packaging
Further features to be added as they are developed
On board 2 MBytes SPI flash
Supports Fat and Slim consoles currently running any firmware up to v3.55
And any PS3 which can be downgraded from v3.6+ to v3.55 (NOTE: Requires other tools, True Blue currently can't downgrade a Console)
Supports all regions of consoles
Supports all regions of ISO’s to be released
Rock solid crystal oscillator on board for flawless timing
The True Blue dongle allows booting of the latest the ISO’s (3.6+) from special BD-R discs which can be purchased from all official resellers. The discs can be burned by any BD-R recorder and there are no special requirements on either PC or BD burner types.
Whilst we can disclose that the discs are specially manufactured to allow booting of the latest ISO’s, further technical information on the way by which the BD-R discs can allow booting cannot be provided, for obvious reasons.
Update: Clearer note on the above info, in regard to questions being asked!
The special BD-R discs being SOLD are BLANK, they are not warez in some cases less shady modshops operating in countries like Asia were local law enforcement turn a blind eye to 'flea market' operators they may infact FILL the disc with information turning the blank disc into warez, but that is not fault of the True Blue designers, and those places will NOT be official resellers. Information and pricing and list of official resellers will be forcoming in new news post later this week once details are confirmed.
Second, there is a lot more games working then the 5 listed in the forums and emails from the original JB2 rumors, and the full list of all the tested games will be published once it is official and confirmed by us, don't trust other sources of information there a lot of people out there trolling and passing around mis-information still for various reasons.
Third, even tho there is effort to crack this dongle already even tho it is not in the actual hands of any of the people posting information about it, there is a lot of stuff unknown about how and why it works and for many reasons we can't give further technical information but there is KEY reason why you have to buy special BLANK BD-R discs, due to some background research on the Blu-ray specs and maybe you understand why this is only way to get your dreams filled on running the latest v3.60+ games on your PS3 correctly!"
Sony PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh states the following on the PS3 JB2 USB dongle device to quote:
"They actually do encrypt the elf data sections on the fself and have fself + decryption support handled in lv2 but part of the routine is decrypted through the dongle, it'd be possible to dump it from ram, but honestly, I don't own a dongle and I am not interested."
Below are some PS3 JB2 / True Blue in-depth testing demo videos from leksetengah:
There are 3 Element in JB2:
1. Dongle-FW (3.55)
2. USB Dongle JB2
3. Burning Game (which being Modified)
In order to play game you need all of 3 element above, can't work if one is missing.
PS3 Backup game can't work without JB2 dongle
First thing is update your PS3 with Dongle-FW. In this video i show that after Update PS3 with Dongle-FW you CAN'T PLAY any backup game without JB2 dongle.
Backup PS3 game works with JB2 dongle
In this video i show that after Update PS3 with Dongle-FW you CAN Play any backup game WITH JB2 dongle.
Playing burned PS3 disc without JB2 dongle
Note: Burning game also have cover and label disc but made with printed sticker. PS3 cannot play burning game (3.55 above) without JB2 dongle. XMB and Multiman can not detect the burning game. PS3 cannot play Original game (3.55 above) without JB2 dongle. Update software needed, you Know what happen next if you update, don't you?
Playing Burning Game with JB2 dongle
PS3 can play burning dan modified game (3.55 above) with JB2 dongle. XMB and Multiman can not detect the burning game. But multiman can not backup burning game, also file manager multiman can't open root of Burning game.. same result with comgenie, after press start to copy nothing is happened.
PS3 cannot play Original game (3.55 above) with JB2 dongle. Update software needed, you Know what happen next if you update, don't you? Backup original game in multiman is no problem.
Finally, to quote from PlayStation 3 developer defyboy on the PS3 True Blue USB device: "Appears to be pretty simple. Apparently the dongle itself is just DRM so I would expect this to be completely cloned in software. Don't bother wasting your money on these."
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Recently and_fis reports that the PS3 Slim 3K series of PlayStation 3 consoles are surfacing on 3.55 Custom Firmware (CFW), leading to speculation of a new DRM-infected JailBreak Software Tanpa dongle or service from Indonesia.
To quote (via ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/5321-3K?p=58294&viewfull=1#post58294) on the (tokoteknologi.com/home/browse/25-consolemesin.html?sef=hc):
For some Indonesian rupies according to the site above you can purchase A 3K console with a Seri CFW 3.55 (RFW Version) installed! Which also comes with a JAILBREAK SOFTWARE TANPA DONGLE as they call it... If this site is real then someone has found a new exploit that allows 300X version ps3 consoles to downgrade to 3.55 cfw. They have also locked this to a new drm dongle... Let the games begin again!
Rp 3.700.000,00 or about $320 usa, for a base model 160 gb ps3
The only way this would be possiable is if they used hardware to somehow reflash the syscon. that is where the hash checks are that determine the lowest firmware you can have...or they were able to use a hardware flasher and a cfw that had all the hash checks removed.
Or changed and reflashed a cfw that the ps3 "thought" was the right firmware... IDK there is nothing on wiki about either processes
From Abkarino: I know this seller and i talked with him and have a deal 1 and half month ago, they offer me a pre-moded 3K console and they does not sell the modchip/method used to do that. Also he claim that this console uses a special modified CFW based on Rogero CFW.
Also they had used some kind of modchip/flasher to do that. Also he told me that there is a modchip under development for hacking 3K console and it must be released around this month, but till now no new news from him.
From and_fis: I found this info (lan.st/showthread.php?t=3313&page=2) from back in 2010 when 3.41 had alot of access and workings... So if it is true that syscon can be written to with a pkg BUT, it would have to be offically signed or a hardware flasher of some sorts would have to be used if a pkg could not. So in theory, it would be possiable to reflash a syscon from a factory install of 3.60 to 3.55
Thanks Abkarino I posted this at the same time you did.. So my suspicions were true about a hardware flasher.. Thank you for the info
From Abkarino: Yea may be they had found a way to reprogram Syscon EEPROM may be they had used an SPI Flasher since SysCon conect to Cell/BE using SPI Bus. I think that they had used a hardware method not a software (sure if this is legit and not a fake, until some one get this console and confirm this news).
Below is a video from dantezteam (via twitter.com/dantezteam/status/244856386469638144) demonstrating what appears to be PSN back online for PS3 3.55 TB CFW using a ppoof method.
The video shows today's date (September 9, 2012) with him downloading files from Sony's PS Store while being connected to PlayStation Network using a new PSN passphrase that has surfaced in encrypted and decrypted format (via ps3devwiki.com/wiki/Online_Connections#Online_Connections).
He is on DEX, uses FAKE PLUS and points the finger showing is ON with a CFW (according to him) 3.55 TB spoof.
In short: He bought borderlands in the video via DEX with PLUS option ON... For me is just another attemp to troll or to give some life to TB, since he says he is using CFW TB 3.55 Spoof. And in the part description he says later I will add the Web.
So he avoided so far any download link and surveys because he knows what happens next: youtube.com/user/dantezteam
From dantezteam comes a FckPSN revision by Chinese developer Luckystar (via bbs.duowan.com/thread-28656355-1-1.html): http://www.multiupload.nl/40S5UPQYVH / http://www.putlocker.com/file/E62645DA4EE9339C (Mirror) / https://anonfiles.com/file/03cb21c25efd41bda59885fd2edfca51 (Mirror #2)
Here is the upstreams and video for those interested: ustream.tv/recorded/25308408 and ustream.tv/recorded/25328218
Finally, below is what redcfw claims is a real TB2 LV2 dump for those interested:
ALL TB2LV2 DUMPs posted before were FAKE!! tb2.51 lv2 dumped on Mar 2012. folks, feel free to study it.
Today /GriFFin reports that OxweB has apparently leaked the True Blue PS3 disc BCA codes (although curiously a source wasn't specified), however, they are now conveniently deemed useless as the DRM-infected USB dongle itself.
To quote: When the True Blue dongle first launched last year, it was originally using 'special' blu-ray discs to play games, instead of just DRMencoded eboots on the HDD.
But even after all the Paradox releases, there was a few games that only were available still on 'special' blu-ray discs. Over the course of last year, various groups try to figure out how to copy these discs, as they were sadly pirate stores that wish to sell them to their customers. Finally have much research the BD-Rom marks called 'BCA Codes' were figured out so they could by copied on normal blu-ray burner.
And now an person by the name 'OxweB' has leaked them onto the 'net, as basically they are useless now, but still it is part of sad scene PS3 history!
These are BCA codes off the TB discs (the barcode on the inner part of the disc).
You to can read them off the disc yourself with a scanner or magnifying glass, they are in binary format (skinny line = 0, Fat line = 1). Binary to HEX and there you go, a code almost ready to be stamped on to a BD-R.
*Note - It's not that simple for regular retail games as there is still the PIC Zone to contend with.
**Note - I realize these aren't overly useful but it's information which is all worth it in the long run.
Finally, in related news from GoD]oF[WaR (via nextgenupdate.com/forums/playstation-3-exploits-hacks/583397-bca.html#post4685403) to quote:
I have done more research on BCA codes, they seem to be the new protection put on games, meaning with these values they can be cracked, and possibly pirated to even non-jailbroken systems.
For those unaware, BCA is the new protection utilized in newer games and with a future editor you can have the BCA codes to use with the a loader which can patch games to run without the needed keys.
There will be a patch released for each game, which is basically 64 bytes of BCA data in the form of a separate text file, that will come with the ISO file (this obviously only applies to scene releases)
IF you have access to a retail copy of the game, then you can obtain the BCA code yourself to patch the game.
Changelog, roughly translated:
New IOS 38 base. dev/mload with powerful features and EHCI driver based in interruptions and more stable
Support for DVD USB Devices: It can run only DVD backups from .iso (original don't work because DVD drivers don't support the Wii format). Remember you must insert a DVD to work at start the program.
Support for BCA datas. You can add it from .ISO offset 0x100 (64 bytes). If this area is filled with zeroes it use one BCA by default (NSMB compatible).
New ioctl 0xda function supported in dip_plugin and new option added for
DVD mode to read the BCA Datas from the original DVD
Support to load games from DVD with alternative DOL (press '2' without
USB device or press the DVD icon from the upper-right corner in the selection game screen)
Support for SD and USB FAT/FAT32: Now you can use cheats codes and loads alternative .dol from the USB 2.0 device (FAT partition is required)
Added alternative dol loader (now support for 5+ dols) for games as Red Steel and othrers (see readme.txt) , New error 002 patch and videomode autodetection patch (for PAL2NTSC, NTSC2PAL and NTSC2PAL60 (use F. PAL60 for this))
Added direct access for Dol Alternative selection
You can load differents ehcmodule.elf from sd:/apps/uloader/
Parental control added: by default the password is 00000 (the last 0 is the 'ENTER', so you can program as new password as XXXX0 ). You can change it from special menu pressing HOME. You can exits from the password box pressing B. Parental control list the last 8 games launched with date/time, enables the password box and fix a new password. Now 00000 disables the Parental Control
Support for covers (less than 200KB 160x224). You can download from internet or adquire covers from the curren tfolder in the SD automatically
Added one option to delete PNG icons/covers
Some bugs fixed (bug with no modchip game instal, for examplel)
Support for multiples WBFS partitions (max 4).
Possiblity to use the alternative cIOS 223 (only to launch games)
Added one option to rename games
Added one option to record the cheats selected from txt files
New usb code and more!
The above thread gives information on BCA codes for the Wii, which could also apply to PS3 games in the same way. Meaning these BCA codes could lead to easily pirating games on all consoles who utilize the BCA algorithm.
After further research, I am under the suspicion that these BCA codes are in fact a lead to playing pirated games (3.60+ games burned to BD/Launched via USB or external HDD - played on 3.55 WITHOUT CFW) possibly on current firmwares with a real developer at hand.
Basically these BCA codes could lead to playing these burned ISO images on 3.55 (No CFW; without 3.60+ keys) and possibly current firmwares.
The BCA codes that True Blue "leaked" are actually the codes to games that have been tested and work on 3.55 OFW. With the use of a new true blue dongle (JB2/Jailbreak2), games played off the BD without 3.60+ keys.
The games that have been tested are the ones listed below;
Driver san Fransisco
God of war Origin
Sniper ghost warrior
I load up Multiman, select Ghost Recon FS and it goes backt o XMB like normal.
I try to run GRFS and it black screens and locks up.
I reboot and load up multiman and it also black screens and locks up.
I reboot WITHOUT the dongle and it finally loads MM.
I copy the file over to the PC, convert from ELF to BIN, put it in GRFS folder.
I reboot WITH the dongle. goto MM select GRFS go back to XMB.
I run GRFS from DVD. It loads up Multiman.
I tried this 3 times and each time its the dump of Multiman NOT GRFS. And the file DOESN'T go, 00, 01, 02 etc, there is only 1 file and its 00. At least v1 gave multiple files but I couldn't get GRFS to work without the tb patched files.