111w 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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Uhmm... for what we know that Jailbreak is a copied and modified process of the JIG stick of Sony. So without pressing power and eject button the ps3 dono know to check the usb drive to get some infos and let the usb drive have access to ram and boot certain files of it. And they tel not to do so with there JB2 v3.55 and we still can play older games from HDD and some newer one from disk ?
I don't believe it but would be nice to proven wrong.
Reportedly it allows users to play v3.6+ PlayStation 3 Firmware titles including FIFA 12 on burned Blu-ray discs, however, it only allows running older PS3 games from the hard drive.
To quote: I live in indonesia, and here in my country, there is a hot rumor about new dongle called JB2 and can play 3.60+ game burned to Blank BD.. It also still can play from HDD...
It require us still on 3.55 (not cfw), use the dongle (without power eject), and it will boot the ps3, then you can insert the copied / pirated bd disc. It already being sold and my friend also the sellers already confirmed it can play FIFA 12 and PES 12 and more game coming soon
I attached all the pics
Driver San francisco
God of War Origins
Sniper Ghost Warrior
Batman Arkham City
Finally, according to GaryOPA the PS3 JB2 (JailBreak 2) device is genuine and will allow games that require the v3.6+ keys to run (including FIFA 12) providing the following requirements are met:
Console must be on PS3 Firmware v3.55 (Official Sony Firmware)
PS3 JB2 USB dongle must be used
PS3 games must be burned to BD-R (Blu-ray) discs
He also states the following on the upcoming PS3 JB2 (JailBreak 2) device:
Retail Price of the JB2 dongle will be around $45
A lot more newer PS3 game titles then originally listed below are now working, and have been confirmed by one of our trusted sponsors.
You be able to burn the special game discs yourself, that are used by the JB2 design, and details on how & why will be coming by next week.
PS3 JB2 Dongle FAQ
Q: what is JB2?
A: the latest Dongle can mainin game2x yg 3.60 + via BD copy, not a hdd
Q: does the same with JB before?
A: different once, so it cannot be used
Q: What’s red rubber JB2 JailBreak2 yg dulu?
A: no, it’s different, colour yg dongle blue-black, not red
Q: what are the terms in order to play this pake JB2?
A: The Deal:
PS3 hrs in fw 3.55
installed some kind of patch for cfw kmeaw, 3.55 dongle can work
playing pirated create game2x pake BD + 3.60, tp game2x long under 3.60 can still be played on the HDD
Get back and forth Dr. kmeaw-dongle-kmeaw, tp do not need to return to kmeaw krn dongle can play via hdd for game2x under fw 3.60
Q: there are how many game compatible with yg 3.60 fw dongle?
A: according to the information there is 33 games, while there is a new BD tp pirated PES 2012 and 2012 FIFA aja, pirated games others following the BD
Q: what price dongle JB2 and the price of BD bajakannya?
A: the price dongle between 400-550rb and BD copyan/pirated between 50,75 or under $ 10 depending on the area and seller masing2x
Q: apa aja yg hrs Rituals performed before using the JB2? by elison007
A: install dulu cfw 3.55-DONGLE, plug the JB2 trus trus live aja power gan, ga
need a special ritual power eject, cuman ntar ps3 ngebootnya new little long deh trus menu2nya sticking her living dimasukin disc wrote.
Q: get online to PSN pake this dongle?
A: basenya still fw 3.55, and connect to the PSN hrs yg latest fw currently in fw 3.73, so not possible to connect the PSN
Q: who makes, whether dr indonesia?
A: I also do not know, highlight nikmatin aja
Q: Can the road at all Fat PS3/ps3 Slim, the results of an ofw to downgrade Dr. 3.55 also can walk this dongle?
A: can walk on all ps3 Fat/Slim, either downgrade or not, the result of origin already in fw 3.55
Compatible titles ama JB2 (BD copy) by elison007
Drivers of San francisco
God of War Origins
Sniper Ghost Warrior
Batman Arkham City
Below are some preliminary PS3 JB2 test results from leksetengah and http://www.kaskus.us/showpost.php?p=532541981&postcount=2, as follows:
Test with PS3 slim:
1. update PS3 firmware with “dongle firmware” (this is new / modified CFW / 3.55)
2. turn off ps3
3. put on usb dongle
4. turn on ps3
5. insert copy game
6. play from BD icon in XMB
1. Can’t play with original game / higher firmware require (I’ve tried pes 2012 original game , but update software needed)
2. You Still can play from external HDD as ussual.
3. Can’t back up “copy game” with multiman.
4. Can’t play “copy game” without dongle.
Driver san Fransisco,
God of war Origin,
Sniper ghost warrior
What you need to do is:
Make sure your PS3 firmware is 3.55 below
Update your PS3 OFW or CFW with new one (i will provide with burning disc).
Need to go recovery mode to update if you from 3.55
After update complete turn off ps3
Put your usb dongle
Turn on ps3
Insert bd “copy game”
Play from bluray icon from xmb
Driver san Fransisco
God of war Origin
Sniper ghost warrior
USB dongle is $50
BD game is $10
Shipping cost: send me your country + city and postal code, i will inform you later
Dongle Updater v1.0
In order to play this game disc, both your PS3 and dongle must be updated. After the process has completed, your PS3 will be running system software version 3.55.
After the update, your PS3 will have new features available and will retain compatibility with all previous software, however, you will be unable to revert either your PS3 or the dongle to an earlier software version. If you do not wish to apply these updates, then you will be unable to use this game disc.
Do you want to proceed with the update? The first stage will update your dongle.
After the first stage has completed, remove the disc and the PS3 will restart.
Re-insert the disc, and once again run the "Updater" software from the disc.
This time you will be told that you must update the PS3 system software.
Select "OK" and then follow the on-screen directions.
Once the system software update process has completed the PS3 will restart, you will be on firmware version 3.55 and you may then load this game disc. Updating dongle..
Dongle update completed successfully!
ERROR: Unable to communicate with dongle!
ERROR: Dongle update failed!
ERROR: Unable to unlock flash!
The system will now shut down.
More PS3 JB2 details will be added to this article as they become available!