82w ago - Following up on the version 2.2 update, today True Blue (JB2) version 2.3 has arrived alongside some reverse-engineering updates including v2.3 UnPKG'd / UnSelf'd and the Payload from the PlayStation 3 Development Wiki below.
From the ReadMe File: True Blue Dongle Update v2.3
How to update:
1. Make sure your PS3 is running the True Blue "3.55-Dongle" CFW (custom firmware)
2. Copy TrueBlueUpdate-2.3.pkg from this archive to a USB flash drive
3. Boot your PS3 _WITHOUT_ True Blue inserted, and then insert the USB flash drive
4. Navigate to (Game) -> (Install Package Files), and then select TrueBlueUpdate-2.3.pkg
5. The True Blue updater will be installed onto your PS3 HDD
6. Navigate to (Game) and load "True Blue Update v2.3"
7. The updater will start, and will then prompt you to insert the True Blue dongle. Insert it only at this point, and continue. Your dongle will then be updated
8. After the update procedure has completed your PS3 will reset, and you will then be able to enjoy your updated dongle
9. You may delete the True Blue Updater from your HDD after the update is complete
Fixed games requiring "BD Mirror"
True Blue firmware version is now displayed on the XMB "System Information" screen
Initial worldwide release
Support for running "True Blue" titles directly from HDD via standard backup managers
From Bartholomy on the update: This is what happen with Rebug TB using BD mirror. So if this is a problem of Rebug TB i hope will be fixed. For sure i'm not moving to 3.55-dongle, all my saves are ruined with fakesaveowner.
Those interested can see THIS post for more details and updates.
From Sony PlayStation 3 hacker KaKaRoToKS on the True Blue PS3 USB dongle via Twitter:
KaKaRoToKS In your opinion is worth buy the true blue?
xl14 no. Dont
As far as I understand it, the hate for TB is because what they achieved was to decrypt newer npdrm games and what they did is they patch the games to check for the TB dongle or quit. The TB dongle does *NOTHING* other than a DRM that is completely not needed.
The torrent releases that are "TB compatible" just means that they added the DRM check that prevents them from running if you didn't buy a TB dongle. That's not any kind of help to the scene and it's people getting paid by promoting piracy.
PlayStation 3 developer CrashSerious also commented on the True Blue dongle in an interview, to quote in part:
"I can say that we don't like the disease that Cobra pushes with their Cobra and Cobra True Blue DRM replacement dongles. Ironically, they replace one DRM with another- in the process, stealing from those in the scene that did the work in the first place. Cobra offered some features that were new initially, but did so on the backs of the people before them. They made money off these people, like graf and others, and maintain no known public or private link to the scene. We find it interesting that even Cobra does not come out and claim responsibility for the Cobra True Blue dongle, but simple analysis points directly to them.
The Cobra True Blue Dongle seems to only promote theft, yet could have valid uses for those who wish to buy and play newer games on their <3.56 FW Consoles. Yet they have chosen NOT to give back to the scene, by implementing their own Cobra TB Encrypted Eboots, when keys for 3.55 and below are already known and useable by all jailbroken consoles. They have therefore instead chosen to profit from a situation that we all have been placed in by Sony's initial choice to remove otherOS and prohibit true homebrew applications in the name of "preventing piracy".
Additionally, the Cobra True Blue dongle took this one step farther by selling these Cobra TB disks- a clear violation of copyright and a threat to all of us wanting homebrew on future systems."
There is also some reverse-engineering updates from eussNL today as follows via: ps3devwiki.com/index.php?title=PS3JB2_Reverse_Engineering#Content_Releases
Only 1 function change, and a section added sub_28fe30 is replaced 1) the new section is loaded at 0x80000000007f0000 (which is where those payloads are being loaded) lv2_kernel.bin (6.41 KB)
Note 1) : * the 28fe30 function is replaced with OFW code during exploit execution (which is why it is OFW, when there is no dongle).
That 28fe30 function mounts dev_flash, so they are in control before even dev_flash loads. When lv2 loads dev_flash, the exploit is triggered which, among the things it does, is replace the function with the proper one to mount dev_flash, then branchs to it and boot continues.
Here is a PS3 True Blue Installation Guide from erick2010 for those interested:
PS3 True Blue Installation Guide
Step 1: Make sure your PS3 is in V3.55 system, either OFW (official firmware) or CFW (official firmware). Which means if your PS3 is lower than V3.55, just update it to V3.55! If your PS3 is higher than V3.55, sorry, you can not use this item. please use E3 flasher to downgrade your PS3 to V3.55 first.
Step 2: When your PS3 is in V3.55, you need to install the PS3 True Blue V3.55 CFW. Here is the method on how to install PS3 True Blue V3.55 CFW.The update method is just the same as update the official firmware via USB storage.
Extract the file, you will get "TrueBlue-3.55-CFW" folder, you can see "PS3UPDAT.PUP" inside.
Prepare a USB storage, create a folder named "PS3"in the root of your USB storage, then create another folder named "UPDATE" in the "PS3" folder, in the end put the "PS3UPDAT.PUP" in the "UPDATE" folder. So it is: USB storage----PS3----UPDATE----PS3UPDAT.PUP
Insert your USB storage into your PS3 USB interface and power on your PS3.
Move to the system update option and choose update via USB storage.
Choose the PS3UPDAT.PUP and start updating, go and drink a beer, wait until it finishes updating. Don't do anything during the update progress.
Your PS3 will be in PS3 True Blue V3.55 CFW after the installation.
Step 3: Update your PS3 True Blue to the latest version V2.3.
Extract the file you will get "TrueBlueUpdate-2.3.pkg"
Put the "TrueBlueUpdate-2.3.pkg" file in your USB storage.
Insert the USB storage into your PS3 and then install the pkg file in your PS3.
After you finish the installation, you will see the "True blue Update V2.3"
Click the "True blue Update V2.3" it will ask you to insert your PS3 True Blue. then insert your PS3 True Blue.
Go on the update procress to finish the update.
After this step, you have installed the PS3 True Blue successfully. Let's go and start playing a game. i will take "FEAR 3" as an example.
Notice: You need to replace the PS3 true blue eboot for the V3.60+ games before you play the games.
It means you need to download the both FEAR 3 game file and also F.E.A.R.3_EBOOT_PATCH_TB_ PS3-PARADOX if you dont do this step,the screen will freeze and change black. ok i have downloaded those files and also have patched it, let's go.
Before you power on the PS3, just insert the PS3 True Blue and the your game HDD.
Login Multiman and find the FEAR3
Press X to login the game
It will take you back to XMB
Go to "app_home/PS3_GAME/" and click it to play FEAR3
Finally, below is a video of a True Blue (JB2) freezing issue that occurs on TB JB2 2.3, Rebug CFW TB and with Rebug Update 0.2 according to asdeburn via YouTube and a follow-up and a video detailing how to replace the PS3 True Blue Eboot files for PS3 3.60+ games alongside PS3 True Blue Playing FEAR 3 on v3.55 Firmware.
Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!
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!