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October 26, 2011 // 2:33 pm - Following up on the PS3 JB2 Reverse-Engineering news, today Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA) has confirmed that the official name of the JailBreak 2 USB dongle will be True Blue.

A list of supported PlayStation 3 games is outlined HERE, and below are the details, to quote: "The actual name of the JB2 dongle has now been announced along with official confirmed features and specs:

Welcome to the era of True Blue for your PS3 which enables all your Jailbreak dreams and needs!

True Blue features:

  • Booting of games from v3.6+ (up to v3.73) from special BD-R discs available from official resellers
  • Runs games up to v3.56 from HDD in conjunction with 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 consoles currently running any firmware up to v3.55
  • And any PS3 which can be downgraded from v3.6+ to v3.55 (NOTE: Requires other tools, True Blue currently can't downgrade a Console)
  • Supports all regions of consoles
  • Supports all regions of ISO’s to be released
  • Rock solid crystal oscillator on board for flawless timing

The True Blue dongle allows booting of the latest the ISO’s (3.6+) from special BD-R discs which can be purchased from all official resellers. The discs can be burned by any BD-R recorder and there are no special requirements on either PC or BD burner types.

Whilst we can disclose that the discs are specially manufactured to allow booting of the latest ISO’s, further technical information on the way by which the BD-R discs can allow booting cannot be provided, for obvious reasons.

Update: Clearer note on the above info, in regard to questions being asked!

The special BD-R discs being SOLD are BLANK, they are not warez in some cases less shady modshops operating in countries like Asia were local law enforcement turn a blind eye to 'flea market' operators they may infact FILL the disc with information turning the blank disc into warez, but that is not fault of the True Blue designers, and those places will NOT be official resellers. Information and pricing and list of official resellers will be forcoming in new news post later this week once details are confirmed.

Second, there is a lot more games working then the 5 listed in the forums and emails from the original JB2 rumors, and the full list of all the tested games will be published once it is official and confirmed by us, don't trust other sources of information there a lot of people out there trolling and passing around mis-information still for various reasons.

Third, even tho there is effort to crack this dongle already even tho it is not in the actual hands of any of the people posting information about it, there is a lot of stuff unknown about how and why it works and for many reasons we can't give further technical information but there is KEY reason why you have to buy special BLANK BD-R discs, due to some background research on the Blu-ray specs and maybe you understand why this is only way to get your dreams filled on running the latest v3.60+ games on your PS3 correctly!"

Sony PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh states the following on the PS3 JB2 USB dongle device to quote:

"They actually do encrypt the elf data sections on the fself and have fself + decryption support handled in lv2 but part of the routine is decrypted through the dongle, it'd be possible to dump it from ram, but honestly, I don't own a dongle and I am not interested."

Below are some PS3 JB2 / True Blue in-depth testing demo videos from leksetengah:

There are 3 Element in JB2:

1. Dongle-FW (3.55)
2. USB Dongle JB2
3. Burning Game (which being Modified)

In order to play game you need all of 3 element above, can't work if one is missing.

PS3 Backup game can't work without JB2 dongle




First thing is update your PS3 with Dongle-FW. In this video i show that after Update PS3 with Dongle-FW you CAN'T PLAY any backup game without JB2 dongle.

Backup PS3 game works with JB2 dongle




In this video i show that after Update PS3 with Dongle-FW you CAN Play any backup game WITH JB2 dongle.

Playing burned PS3 disc without JB2 dongle




Note: Burning game also have cover and label disc but made with printed sticker. PS3 cannot play burning game (3.55 above) without JB2 dongle. XMB and Multiman can not detect the burning game. PS3 cannot play Original game (3.55 above) without JB2 dongle. Update software needed, you Know what happen next if you update, don't you?

Playing Burning Game with JB2 dongle




PS3 can play burning dan modified game (3.55 above) with JB2 dongle. XMB and Multiman can not detect the burning game. But multiman can not backup burning game, also file manager multiman can't open root of Burning game.. same result with comgenie, after press start to copy nothing is happened.

PS3 cannot play Original game (3.55 above) with JB2 dongle. Update software needed, you Know what happen next if you update, don't you? Backup original game in multiman is no problem.






Finally, to quote from PlayStation 3 developer defyboy on the PS3 True Blue USB device: "Appears to be pretty simple. Apparently the dongle itself is just DRM so I would expect this to be completely cloned in software. Don't bother wasting your money on these."


PS3 JB2 Dongle Called True Blue, Official Features Now Confirmed

PS3 JB2 Dongle Called True Blue, Official Features Now Confirmed

PS3 JB2 Dongle Called True Blue, Official Features Now Confirmed

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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.