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True Blue (TB) PS3 JailBreak 2 (JB2) USB Dongle Q&A WIP Begins


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144w ago - Following up on the True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.2 Payload, today PlayStation 3 developers on the Wiki (linked above) have started a preliminary Q&A work-in-progress for hacking the True Blue (TB) PS3 JailBreak 2 (JB2) USB dongle.

To clarify the initial reports, after examining the PS3 JailBreak 2 (JB2) / True Blue (TB) CFW PARADOX Game Releases they now state the EBOOT used on the True Blue (TB) released 3.6+ PS3 games are not a Debug ones. Below is the complete text thus far, as follows:

True Blue (TB) PS3 JailBreak 2 (JB2) Q&A

Q: Is this possible on other dongles from the FW3.41 days like Blackcat and Teensy?
A: Dongles are bad and obsolete, mkay (once you have the key/algo, you don't need any dongle at all)

Q: Are they (TB team) just stealing the dev eboots?
A: First we thought that too but today the first TB game was released Dirt 3 and it's working and it isn't a dev eboot so it maybe is really worth something so it's time to search why and how to use it.

You can only rumor which source they use to resign the content to lock-in their DRM. But ofcourse those very same DRM-less files can be resigned for 3.55 too (as has been done numerous times in the past). Piracy is bad, but pirates using DRM to make sure they get the money and not genuine developers is even worse (especially when they lock you into a single firmware that has even less to offer than generic MFW and makes you loose OtherOS++ too).

It seems the ps3jb2 loads masterdiscs with fself, with the algo provided and the right key (which is not provided) you can decrypt said masterdiscs images right on pc and grab the fself files.

[an0nym0us] TB is just a clone, blame cobra
[walsid] TB is a clone?
[an0nym0us] yes, its a clone of the cobra dongle
[an0nym0us] I really enjoy saying that ... especially since it is true
[an0nym0us] look at the lv2_kernel.self for cobra pup and tb pup
[an0nym0us] Its the same hook with different "payloads" at 0x80000000007f0000
[an0nym0us] so either cobra decided to "update" without "updating" the existing dongles, or they just wanted more money from you pir8s

That's the algo for masterdiscs, ps3gen dll has the static keys for masterdiscs you can also get it from sv_iso the crappy sdk tool that generates masterdisc images for dex.

Files to strip:

rootfolder, LICDIR + content, TROPDIR + content, USRDIR (EBOOT.BIN + other signed binaries like .SPRX, .sdat)

example (portal_2_BLUS30732) :

More talk:

Folks I looked a little more and it seems the psjb2 just runs masterdiscs with fself, kinda lame. very lame. npdrm encrypted but labeled as fself, it's an fself but I dunno what it does, I never looked at it. I don't really care on doing more if you use the masterdisc algo I provided and the proper key which I am not supplying you can decrypt all the psjb2 disc images right on pc, grab the fself and use them to run them on a regular 3.55 fw.

Basically security == LAME, still interesting to see how they patched the firmware to allow masterdiscs, they also do some auth with the dongle which involves crypto to make sure the firmware does not load without it, but if you don't need the firmware to load the games... they could have added some extra keys in appldr and encrypted the damn eboots at least. I guess they didn't have enough time or enough spu skills

Regarding FSELF from "RikuKH3":

Real FSELFs are never encrypted. You can extract it with official unfself tool from SDK. But, in this FSELF I looked into (driver sf) ELF inside IS encrypted. You can say this because it's masterdisc fself, but I really doubt it. It doesn't look like a proper fself to me at all, in header it says that sections unecrypted, but it's not true. Another thing - Masterdisc Generator tool from Sony gives errors with this EBOOT (if it's a masterdisc eboot as stated, why?).

More details will be posted as they become available, and below is another PS3 JailBreak 2 (True Blue) HDD Review video from MrDjbubba2002, one of Batman Arkham City with the True Blue PS3 JB2 dongle from leksetengah and True Blue booting NFS The Run on PS3 CFW 3.55 from MrSenaxx.











Finally from TheNaughtyD (via ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/1813-Installing?p=18173#post18173) comes a few videos on installing TB CFW over Kmeaw followed and updating the TB dongle followed by replacing TB Eboots over your PS3 Backup with a guide below:

  • Make sure you are on 3.55 FW or lower
  • Plug your USB drive into your PC
  • Create a new folder on it called "PS3" (must be in capitals without quotes)
  • Inside that PS3 folder, create a new folder called "UPDATE" (must be in capitals without quotes)
  • Save the file “PS3UPDAT.PUP” into the UPDATE folder on your USB storage device (this is provided by the TB team)
  • Unplug the flash drive from your PC and plug into any free USB slot on your PS3
  • Go to the “Settings” XMB menu, choose “System Update”
  • Choose “Update via storage media”
  • The USB drive will be scanned. If you get an error that no update file was found, ensure that the folder structure is correct
  • Select “OK” to copy the update file to the PS3′s hard disk
  • Wait for the file to be copied and the PS3 should reboot automatically (leave the USB drive plugged in during this phase)
  • When the PS3 has started up again you should be presented with a screen showing the version of the system software ready to install. Press the PS button
  • Wait for the “Checking for update data” to complete
  • Accept the user agreement
  • Press X button to confirm the installation
  • The update will be installed and the PS3 should be rebooted!
  • Now transfer TrueBlueUpdate-2.2.pkg file to the root of your flash drive on your pc and plug it in your ps3 console
  • Open Install Package Files and install the TrueBlueUpdate-2.2.pkg file
  • At this point make sure nothing is plugged in the ps3's usb ports
  • Open PlayStation folder and run the True Blue Updater
  • Follow the on screen instructions to complete the dongle update











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Mantagtj's Avatar
#5 - Mantagtj - 148w ago
NO SILLY you stand on your head and press X on the joypad, I dunno bout you but I have just bought a 1000 off ebay indonesia ROFL (JAILBREAK 2

cfwprophet's Avatar
#4 - cfwprophet - 148w ago
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.

Mantagtj's Avatar
#3 - Mantagtj - 148w ago
why are the pictures taken of them on top of ps2 cases ?

I mean all the evidence is there, lol, there is some usb sticks, err, some pirated blue rays ooh, err some PS3 games, a lovely tv showing PES , now if that is not all the evidence we need now people.

C'MON I'M A BELIEVER

bigo93's Avatar
#2 - bigo93 - 148w ago
Funny, I believe in this more than in demonhades

PS3 News's Avatar
#1 - PS3 News - 148w ago
Today a PS3 JailBreak 2 v3.55 USB dongle from Indonesian Team KADO has been rumored to play v3.60+ game backups according to a Forum user who goes by the name [Register or Login to view links] followed by PS3 CFW JailBreak 2 and JB2 Updater for PlayStation 3.

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

Curent game:

  • PES 2012
  • FIFA 2012
  • Driver San francisco
  • God of War Origins
  • X-Men Destiny
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior

Upcoming:

  • Resistance 3
  • Disgaea 4
  • 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

  • PES 2012
  • FIFA 2012
  • Drivers of San francisco
  • God of War Origins
  • X-Men Destiny
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior

Upcoming

  • Resistance 2
  • Disgaea 2
  • Batman Arkham City

Below are some preliminary PS3 JB2 test results from leksetengah and [Register or Login to view links], 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

Note:

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.

Available games:

  • Fifa 2012,
  • Pes 2012,
  • Driver san Fransisco,
  • God of war Origin,
  • X-men Destiny.
  • 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

Available games:

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

Price:

  • 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!















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