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True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.2 Update Arrives, Payload Released for Free


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145w ago - Today the True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.2 USB JailBreak dongle update has arrived, and similar to the first version also came the free True Blue Unpkg'd / Unself'd PKG file and Payload from PlayStation 3 scene hackers!

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To quote from the PDF File: True Blue User Guide v2.2

Introduction

Unlock the true potential of your PS3 with True Blue – keep your PS3 on a homebrew enabled custom firmware, while at the same time enjoying the newest and most popular PS3 games.

Features Include:

  • Booting of games designed for PS3 system software v3.6 and above
  • Runs your existing games and new v3.6+ games from HDD in conjunction with standard 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 PS3 consoles currently running any firmware up to v3.55 and any PS3 which can be downgraded successfully from v3.6+ to v3.55 (NOTE: requires other tools, True Blue cannot downgrade a console)
  • Supports all regions of consoles
  • Supports all regions of v3.6+ games
  • Rock solid crystal oscillator on board for flawless timing

Setting up your PS3

Before you may use True Blue, you must first install the 3.55-Dongle custom firmware onto your PS3. This is similar in function to the well known kmeaw CFW; however it also includes modifications which allow True Blue to operate correctly. The 3.55-Dongle firmware updater is distributed in a file labelled “TrueBlue-3.55-CFW.ZIP”, and may be obtained through an internet search – once you have obtained it, please confirm the validity of the PS3UPDAT.PUP file contained within the ZIP archive by matching with one of the following hashes:

MD5: 43C522F8897D77B6165F95BCF3409090
SHA1: A64B010DB98996C7E53768D37D4D346F271D5950

Once you have confirmed that you have obtained the correct updater file, proceed with the update as follows:

  • Obtain a USB storage device such as a USB HDD or USB flash memory stick
  • Create a folder on the storage device in which to save the update file. Using a PC, create a folder named “PS3” on the storage device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named "UPDATE"
  • Copy the PS3UPDAT.PUP file to the “UPDATE” folder created in step 2. Thus, you will have this path structure on your USB storage device: \PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP
  • Boot your PS3 and insert the USB storage device into the PS3
  • From the home menu, select (Settings) -> (System Update) -> (Update via Storage Media)
  • The PS3 will notify you that the “3.55-Dongle” update was found. Select OK then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update
  • After the update has completed, your PS3 will restart and you now be running the 3.55‐Dongle custom firmware. You may now enjoy the use of the True Blue dongle

(NOTE: The above procedure is only applicable to PS3’s on or below system software v3.55)

Using True Blue

To use True Blue, simply insert the dongle into one of the USB ports on your PS3 and power the system up. Do not remove the dongle at any point while the PS3 is running.

True Blue for the most part functions just like a regular jailbreak/CFW in that you may install and run any homebrew software and all of the standard backup managers are supported. The most notable difference is that games designed for PS3 system software v3.6 and above are also supported.

However, in order to enjoy such titles, you must first obtain special “True Blue versions” which have been modified to function with True Blue. Such modified versions are available for download through the “usual channels” and are clearly labelled as being True Blue compatible.

Once you have obtained True Blue modified games, simply copy them to your PS3 internal or external USB HDD as you would with any usual jailbreak game and launch in the usual manner through any one of the many available backup managers.

Updating True Blue

From time to time, we will release firmware updates for True Blue which will add new features.
Directions and a list of changes will be provided inside the firmware update archive file.

True Blue Dongle Update v2.2

How to update:

1. Make sure your PS3 is running the True Blue "3.55-Dongle" CFW (custom firmware)
2. Copy TrueBlueUpdate-2.2.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-2.2.pkg
5. The True Blue updater will be installed onto your PS3 HDD
6. Navigate to (Game) and load "True Blue Update v2.2"
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

Change log:

- v2.2

  • Initial worldwide release
  • Support for running "True Blue" titles directly from HDD via standard backup managers

From the PS3 Dev Wiki: ps3devwiki.com/index.php?title=PS3JB2_Reverse_Engineering#Content_Releases

Content Releases

Paradox TB

Note: Releases seen in the wild are full BD content prepatched for TrueBlue. We are only interested in documenting/reversing, so please don't post full links (only stripped).


EBOOT.BIN details

FW analysis

FW Changes (1.0/2.1)

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EULA.xml

Version.txt

CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg

lv1.self

One patch to lv1_map_htab (lv1 undocumented function 114) to allow for RW mapping of all RAM. So who knows how many other lv1 patches are done at runtime.

lv2_kernel.self

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only 1 function change, and a section added
sub_28fe30 is replaced
the new section is loaded at 0x80000000007f0000 (which is where those payloads are being loaded) [Register or Login to view links]

dev_flash_010.tar.aa.2010_11_27_051337

\dev_flash\vsh\module\nas_plugin.sprx

"standard pkg patches"

dev_flash_016.tar.aa.2010_11_27_051337

\dev_flash\vsh\resource\explore\xmb\category_game.xml

standard app_home and install package files from mfw builder.

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\dev_flash\vsh\resource\explore\xmb\category_video.xml

netflix removed

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Finally, also from the PS3 Developer Wiki: ps3devwiki.com/index.php?title=PS3JB2_Reverse_Engineering#Dongle_2.0

Dongle 2.0

Supposed to be massproduced instead of manually soldered like the 1.0 dongle. Not seen in the wild yet.

Update 2.2


Dongle Updater PKG

True Blue Dongle Update v2.2 - Initial worldwide release

SHA1: 504D53CD6EDFA3382510CCB40CE49F802073FBD4
MD5: A09CBCD5B3AEC31B07D974BEB4AC21FE
CRC32: 82F977CC
CRC16: 92D4


Payload (2.2)

located in unself'ed eboot.bin @ offset:

SHA1: 69953C9CF60E67E798A22C1016ABCB44A1D42CDF
MD5: F0826BA059B352BC6100647DB7EFDE5F
CRC32: 4B3C2132
CRC16: 8181


lv2 dump (2.2)

payload @ file offset 0x8698 - 0x7b598

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From an0nym0us: [Register or Login to view links]

descriptors (2.2)

Finally, in related PS3 scene news today fail0verflow have [Register or Login to view links] the following hint on what may be some interesting PlayStation 3 developments to come:

"Don't worry all, we are just warming up the twitter engine - getting ready for more tweeting in December "

Odds are if it isn't done by other PlayStation 3 hackers beforehand, by December they will have made enough cash on the dongle and release a PSGroove-esque version to the PS3 scene for free... so definitely hold off blowing money on this useless device.









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!

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#860 - PS3 News - 95w ago
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

He is talking about the syscon's eeprom, we can already (at least in private) read and write to it, in fact I am trying to find a way to contact graf_chokolo (he has been absent from irc lately) since he seems somewhat interested in it, at worse I'll add this the wiki's private sections. The syscon's eeprom doesn't seem to be touched on a debug console though, I dumped mine on 3.41, then downgraded to 3.40 and it was still untouched.

I don't know about retail though, I only have one and it's already on 3.41 so I rather not touch it, but I didn't see anything that looks like hashes. Flags are there though. (like the product mode flag, QA flag, debug support flag etc etc...) There are also factory informations stored in there (such as the first firmware flashed at factory) but no hash that I could see, though maybe I overlooked something.

Of course the bootloader wouldn't be in any eeprom, lv0 probably starts and talks to syscon through a vuart in order to read the eeprom content (if the hashes are there) and look at the hashes (to compare them to the digests from the other coreos selfs)

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).

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#859 - PS3 News - 102w ago
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).

3.55 / 3.56: saktdlMapxsbsghmq5dhlwrmtsicyijmzntqaLcpgd8ybbetdmsha=jm


3.60 / 3.61 / 3.65 / 3.66: c4ce4023bd7e0345feeb0dca80caf487a03b4545a8230a5d41fe9855

3.70 / 3.72 / 3.73 / 3.74 / 4.00: f81c4c14a0cd2c2dc566a885136fd5b51ca847cbb70fcc296b24ec20

4.10 / 4.11: 0e444f4dbd92145de39ab5bff3a23071f9d44db7bcf13e8c455c81f1


4.20 / 4.21: t2wSyoqasqb_wndpmdmbhputnokghlupgtpighyrsygfbmrsectfkqOb


From Twitter: TB dongle is not needed works on rebug or kmeaw etc .. The method is turn on fake plus go to store and buy plus free games

From hellsing9: Games, PSTORE. (Someone signs out) Borderlands downloading. Closes PSSTORE.

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): [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (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:

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ALL TB2LV2 DUMPs posted before were FAKE!! tb2.51 lv2 dumped on Mar 2012. folks, feel free to study it.

some IDA list


how to hook decKey?


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#858 - PS3 News - 103w ago
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.

RESISTANCE 3


DISGEA 4


FIFA2012


PES2012


XMEN DESTINY


BATMAN ARKHAN CITY


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;

  • Fifa 2012
  • Pes 2012
  • Driver san Fransisco
  • God of war Origin
  • X-men Destiny
  • Sniper ghost warrior

Games that are in process of being tested;

  • Resistance 2
  • Disgaea 2
  • Batman Arkham City

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#857 - StanSmith - 105w ago
I just tried V2 and it doesn't work.

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.

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#856 - imajei - 105w ago
Can you do ghost recon eboot? please

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