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October 22, 2011 // 11:55 pm - Following up on the initial PS3 JailBreak 2 news comes various PS3 CFW JailBreak 2 and JB2 Updater details today including the examination of an EBOOT.BIN from the Driver: San Francisco Blu-ray Disc in comparison to one from an official PS3 Game (BLES00891) Disc with developments on reverse-engineering the PS3 JB2 file dumps and more below.

To begin, whyudie states the following on the PS3 CFW JailBreak 2 and JB2 Updater for PlayStation 3: I just wanted to share this CFW. This CFW is intended more specifically for Jailbreak 2 dongle only. Most likely will not run well without that dongle. Perhaps some developers out there could investigate this CFW, and develop it even better.

If anyone out there want to install this CFW on your PS3. Do it at your own risk!!

JailBreak 2 Dongle Features

  • Can play backup games that require firmware 3.60 + (Direct boot just like the original games)
  • Only burned BD Disc format with some patches will work. For now, there's no info how to make a backup iso to work with this CFW.
  • Can play backup games from the HDD. PS3 games with FW 3.55 or lower (via internal or external hdd)
  • Only works on the PS3 with official/custom firmware 3.55, not the downgrade PS3.

Download: http://www.filesonic.com/file/2688912531/Jailbreak2.CFW.zip
Mirror: http://www17.hipfile.com/files/0/qs9pqv38gr6cjw/Jailbreak2.CFW.zip
Mirror: http://www.multiupload.com/64F4BUREL1
Mirror: http://www.multiupload.com/O7SP26A83E
Password: whyudie

And this is PKG files to upgrade dongle Jailbreak 2:

Download: http://www.filesonic.com/file/2689038911/JB2.Dongle.Updater.zip
Mirror: http://www11.hipfile.com/files/1/l3m50jw7p6gqng/JB2.Dongle.Updater.zip
Mirror: http://www.multiupload.com/9YPQX47G7F
Password: whyudie

What's your source? Have you make a dump from JB2 Dongle?

From my local game store. I live in Indonesia. And I bought the dongle. And get the bonus cd and the CFW files is from that cd. And that CFW must be installed first on PS3, and upgrade the dongle with that pkg files.

Driver: San Francisco EBOOT from Blu-ray Disc courtesy of lindwurm:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/hStSPgF
http://www.multiupload.com/CDXUJVO9HD (Mirrors)
http://www.multiupload.com/4ZD2W888S4 (Mirrors)

Driver: San Francisco EBOOT (BLES00891) from original PS3 game disc courtesy of elser1:
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?vlrd968e9jvq3f0

Driver: San Francisco EBOOT (Untested, Generated by SiLENTGame)
Download: http://www.multiupload.com/67QYYP0YVX

UPLAY SELF (Untested, Patched by SiLENTGame)
Download: http://www.multiupload.com/S5WQK2U03F

FIFA 12 EBOOT from Blu-ray Disc courtesy of lindwurm:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RKFXL08A

Sniper Ghost EBOOT from Blu-ray Disc courtesy of lindwurm:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DVTJ2G79

Sakunchai also states the following on examination of the PS3 JB2 dump: I find 1 point not same in original FW in lv2_kernel.self
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?2enon1x5xsujt7o

Also below are some related PlayStation 3 JB2 files from 3muk and ireggae among others and a preliminary PS3 JB2 RE examination, as follows:

Here is the files changed in the FMW including CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg, dev_flash_010.tar.aa.2010_11_27_051337 and dev_flash_016.tar.aa.2010_11_27_051337:
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?urz4ij6xsq43074

PS3 .PKG File from the dongle, unpacked with an .ELF of the EBOOT included:
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2tb21hw4ab901lv
http://www.filesonic.com/file/2691997244/NPXS00020.rar (Mirror)

PS3 JB2 Reverse Engineering

Below is a preliminary synopsis from moogie via Twitter and ps3devwiki.com/index.php?title=PS3JB2_Reverse_Engineering and ps3devwiki.com/index.php?title=Talk:Keys#sv_iso_spu_module_1.02-3.55:

JB2's dongle updater pkg, its EBOOT.BIN is just an FSELF (fake signed), the Driver: SF eboot fix is also an FSELF, FSELF's are mean't for debug consoles, easier to fself your game, then to actually sign it, you can patch retail FW to run FSELF's, either through the fw, or you can modify PL3, or even, resign the EBOOT.BIN, its nothing special, from the looks of it, they don't have any keys, just debug EBOOT.BIN's.

You don't need that dongle either, just resign the EBOOT.BIN or patch the FW to run FSELF's, their MFW could have these patches, or maybe, their dongle deliver's the patches. I do not know for sure, maybe their dongle does something else entirely, but I know its an FSELF, and you can make that run, without their dongle.

Dongle is DRM to make sure you have the dongle, the firmware 'special' functionality will not work without it. Contentdisc's contain fself'ed eboot.bin's.

Those JB2 eboot.bin stuff, actually isn't debug fself's, but readself says it is its their DRM. Can't be decrypted without their stuff. They have their own keys, which they are signing the EBOOT.BIN's with, I think they are debug eboot's resigned with their stuff.

SELF header

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Control info

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Section header

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Encrypted Metadata

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ELF header

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FW Info

PS3 System Software

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Remarks: needs JB2 dongle as DRM

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Firmware Changes compared to OFW 3.55:
Download: http://www.multiupload.com/LAIIB6IMX0

EULA.xml

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Version.txt

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CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg

lv1.self

Just one patch:

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This is in lv1_map_htab to allow for RW mapping of all RAM. So who knows how many other lv1 patches are done at runtime.

lv2_kernel.self
dev_flash_010.tar.aa.2010_11_27_051337
\dev_flash\vsh\module\nas_plugin.sprx

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"standard pkg patches"

dev_flash_016.tar.aa.2010_11_27_051337
\dev_flash\vsh\resource\explore\xmb\category_game.xml
\dev_flash\vsh\resource\explore\xmb\category_video.xml

Description

Dongle is DRM to make sure you have the dongle, the firmware 'special' functionality will not work without it. Contentdisc's contain fself'ed eboot.bin's

Debunking

  • It does not play 3.6x+/3.7x+ original content (it does not have the keys for it).
  • It can only play such content which is re-encrypted/resigned with their donglekeys.
  • Such content will be limited to those already decryptable and debug eboot.bin's.
  • Content for 3.55 and lower still work (after all, its just a MFW 3.55)
  • Needs the MFW (and cannot work on OFW's, that is why there is 'no power/eject trick')
  • If you are using special firmwares now, they will not be compatible with this one. e.g.
  • Incompatible with: OtherOS++, Cobra, pre 3.50 etc.

Hardware Dongle

Below are some pictures of the PS3 JailBreak 2 (JB2) aka True Blue dongole disassembled using an Actel ProASIC3 A3P250 - FPGA, a 24.000 MHz Crystal and a AMS1117 2.851049 Low Dropout Linear Regulator.

Components

Actel ProASIC3 A3P250 - FPGA

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File: VQ100.png (below)
128-bit AES
1,024 bits of user flash memory
Datasheets and usermanuals: http://www.actel.com/products/pa3/docs.aspx#ds
Familyroot: http://www.actel.com/products/pa3/

Pinout A3P250 VQ100

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24.000 MHz Crystal

CLK for Actel

AMS1117 2.851049 - Low Dropout Linear Regulator

Datasheet: http://www.sltdigital.com/product/product_pdf/AMS1117.pdf / http://home1.cyber-labo.co.jp/board/goods/pdf/AMS1117.pdf

File: AMS1117 - SOT-223.png (below)

A 47 (unreferenced 5pin IC) - 5-pin SOT5 A 47 pinout

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Winbond 25X16AVS1G (SPI Flash 16Mbit) - 8-pin TSSOP Winbond 25X16A SOIC-8 pinout

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datasheet: W25X16A.pdf
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Sony PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh has also made some comments via IRC today on how the PS3 JailBreak 2 works with a follow-up HERE for those interested.

From PatrickBatman on the PS3 JB2 device, to quote:

It seems the ps3jb2 loads masterdiscs with fself, with the algo provided and the right keyyou can decrypt said masterdiscs images right on pc and grab the fself files.

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

Then you take the decrypted fself and resign it for 3.55 with makeself then swap eboot. I think it should be somewhere in the PS3_Generator_Tools-312.zip in the 3.60 SDK but I'm not finding it, but that's where the master disc stuff is.

Finally, upon examination several users including DanyL, TheLostDeathKnight and bubbleboy have stated that the JB2 doesn't use a new PlayStation 3 exploit nor contain PS3 3.6+ keys, and that the dongle is only used as identification for activating the patch.

For those curious, patching the appldr keys has been done but not made public back with the PS3 3.56 keys so it isn't unfamiliar to most PlayStation 3 developers but unfortunately it is patchable by Sony. A brief outline of the process involved is below, as follows:

Obtain PS3 Debug EBOOT file from Sony's Developer Network via Debug console by one of the following methods:

  • Boot up your PS3 to the XMB, make sure in debug settings that NP environment is set to “sp-int” or “prod-qa”, sign into PSN (with sp-int or prod-qa credentials, you can use the quick sign-up), and launch the game. If your in luck, it will say an update is available – download it!
  • To get the URL you have a few options. You could either sniff out the connection with something like Wireshark - that takes a bit more setup. Other times the URL is actually passed right to dtccons - so make sure you have the debugging windows open. Or, you could use any number of the PS3 Proxy applications to grab the link.
  • Those who know their PS3 Game's Title ID and are seeking PS3 Game Update Packages can now use this simple guide to grab them while they last.

  • Patch Retail PS3 Firmware to run a Debug EBOOT file
  • Dump and burn the PS3 3.60+ games to BD-DVD with the included Debug EBOOT file
  • Add the DRM to the PS3 MFW / CFW that JB2 uses and validate it via the dongle

The above process will likely continue to work until Sony locks down the PS3 Debug EBOOT files.

PS3 JB2 Keys

The encryption keys for PS3 Debug Discs utilized by the PS3 JB2 method can be found below.

Download: PS3 Keys / GIT

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#802 - Tidusnake666 - August 1, 2012 // 7:38 pm
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I do not know, by what miracle guys have run Batman Arkham City on TB CFW, it gave me black screen all the time, and I tried with and without disc, with and without patch, with and without dlc... etc.

1) Then I tried to make a PSN-like package to run it with the TB unplugged (you remember good old times, eh?). After 2.5 hours of converting NPDRM-update-like-pkg signed with debug keys with hard-as-nutshell-to-decrypt eboot, I finally managed to create a pkg. It run, but at the install it hanged.

2) So, I made another (obvious) solution in half an hour - reencrypted eboot, so you can replace it directly over your game dump and play happily on any 3.55 CFW (included TB) without problems (haven't tried dlc's on TB CFW yet). Tested on TB CFW v2 with dongle plugged.

Instructions:

1. Replace ebbot in your game's dump directory with this: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3u2rb5 (THIS IS NOT AN OLD EBOOT, IT'S CONVERTER!)
2. Run the game, allow it to install data, start new game, when you'll regain control of Bruce, while moving the character, you should press PS button and chose "Exit game"
3. Start multiman, copy "PATCH" directory d/l from here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8yp618 to your hdd0/game/BLUS30538/USRDIR (game install directory)
4. Start the game again, wait till another install finishes, enjoy!

No old semi-working patches were used, it's a real deal, patched to run in a way for TB users, who have troubles launching the usual style.

Come on guys, I sacrificed some precious hours of sleep (it's 4 AM here), I deserve some +reps

#801 - kyubey - July 23, 2012 // 10:47 am
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updated version refer to:

-the software
-the hardware (new dongle)

?

#800 - HWARAKADLAH - July 23, 2012 // 3:03 am
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Here is another update from the TB site:

23 - 7 - 2012

The True Blue team will soon be launching an updated version of our dongle, hence our silence and lack of news/updates. The changes include a new style casing to help differentiate clones from the authentic True Blue dongles. The new version dongle will be compatible with EBOOT patches released to date, whilst existing authentic True Blue dongles in the market will continue to be supported in the same firmware releases.

You can expect a spate of EBOOT releases shortly after the new version dongle is released. We also plan to include a lot of extra features for our loyal True Blue user base in upcoming firmware releases. which will also function seamlessly on existing authentic True Blue dongles.

We would also like to bring to our potential customers and existing users attention that the website: truebluejb2.cc is selling FAKE dongles. We are in no way associated with them nor will we replace or support their fake dongles.

Information received suggests that they have not yet cloned our new style packaging, so large qty's of devices in the market which do NOT come packed in the packaging detailed below (30-5-2012 news) are most likely fake. We will continue to monitor the situation daily.

The upcoming new firmware releases will also block the clones and help users differentiate fakes from authentic dongles.

Upcoming firmware releases will block these fake devices and furthermore EBOOT's will not support the clones. PB2 and JBking clone devices will also be blocked in the future and will not function correctly with our upcoming features!

We thank our customers for their continuing support and hope you will enjoy the coming features and EBOOT patches.........

The clones sold by truebluejb2.cc can be differentiated by checking the PCB inside the casing using the guide below, as previously posted in news.

#799 - fantopoulos - July 10, 2012 // 4:13 pm
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very crazy stuff, i think you will probably need kind of update, or adapter, or something for the true blue to work, the pieces just do not add up to me.

#798 - Erz - July 10, 2012 // 3:55 pm
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Ouch! Please don't make another dongle

If they did make another dongle for high rocket price then, I guess I have to say goodbye to PS3 and welcome 360

#797 - leon315 - July 10, 2012 // 4:15 am
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man, you don't have to pirate, nor get their dongle...

#796 - elser1 - July 10, 2012 // 3:48 am
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I'm sure they've made enough ten times over considering its not their games they are allowing us to pirate. what about free verios, or karmas a bit hope you all go to jail tb there to modify it.

#795 - hey69 - July 10, 2012 // 1:57 am
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If it wasn't 60 bloody EURO maybe , and so would lots of other people i think

#794 - saito1234 - July 10, 2012 // 12:28 am
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I'm afraid that if True Blue really releases a new dongle soon, they won't release any more eboot for the dongle, as it already has a lot of clones, and they probably want to sell more from their new dongle...

#793 - Xyth - June 27, 2012 // 4:59 pm
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TrueBlue (JB2) will stop production and another dongle will be released according to LighTake's site:

True Blue JB2 was stop producing and a newest replace product will be released in July, please pay close attention to TB official site news update in recently days. Any questions just contact sales for help.

A newer replace DRM dongle with build-in ndw function will be released July 20th.

Q: Does the old TB dongle compatible with the new one?
A: Yes! our supplier said the old TB will still get support on updating so that it can play new games as the new dongle. If there is a change, I will advance notice.

Q: What's the name and function of the new dongle?
A: It's still a mystery currently, I will update immediately if I heard something from our supplier.

We have confirmed that the new dongle is still called True Blue (aka JB2 / TB), but it was changed new packaging and add more function in it. What's the new technical support? I am sorry we don't know currently except compatible with the old TB eboots.