108w 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!
To quote from the PDF File: True Blue User Guide v2.2
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.
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:
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
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
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).
From an0nym0us: http://pastie.org/pastes/2875491/text
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Finally, in related PS3 scene news today fail0verflow have Tweeted 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!
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!