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PS3 JB2 Dongle Called True Blue, Official Features Now Confirmed


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151w 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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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lolong's Avatar
#820 - lolong - 109w ago
well it is TRUE, DUPLEX CRACKS DRM True Blue, then DUPLEX should know how to make eboot.bin with DRM for CFW 3.55 True Blue.

So, I challenge DUPLEX to mod EBOOT.bin SLEEPING DOGS run and play on CFW 3.55 with dongle True Blue.

elser1's Avatar
#819 - elser1 - 109w ago
holy sig. thats great news for the scene. applause to duplex.

gotta say this has made me so happy. i hope these fools don't sell one more drm infected p.o.s dongle.

i hope its made public how to do it. great news everyone!

cfwprophet's Avatar
#818 - cfwprophet - 109w ago
Siggy12 Convert to a Dex and use the update to make the fresh new released game work. And if there is no update then we need to dump it out of ram with coredump function.

utar oO The Coredump function is a embended system of the debug FW and get handled of liblv2dbg. The send signal call aka send_signal_to_coredump_handler() and the trigger function are always running and CAN NOT be deactivated.

This have nothing to do with any custom syscall. Please download a SDK, Install it and read the documentation about the Core Dump function.

PS3 News's Avatar
#817 - PS3 News - 109w ago
Here is a list of the TB releases for those who need to remove the dongle patched games and overwrite them with the PS3 scene release (Duplex, NRP, etc) fixes as they become available: [Register or Login to view links]

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utar's Avatar
#816 - utar - 109w ago
In none technical language I assume you mean that you do a memory dump once the eboot has been decrypted. How does this work with post 3.55 firmware? Wouldn't you need to have level 1 or 2 peek and poke access to trigger the exception and core dump which we don't have?

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