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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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#782 - PS4 News - May 24, 2012 // 3:53 am
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Today True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.7 Firmware has been released for those with the dongle, with details below as follows:

Download: TrueBlue Update v2.7 / TrueBlue Update v2.7 (Mirror) / TrueBlue Update v2.7 (Mirror #2) / TrueBlue Update v2.7 (Mirror #3)

24 - 5 – 2012

True Blue dongle firmware v2.7 has been released.

Changes include:

  • True Blue dongle authenticity status displayed on PS3 XMB system information screen
  • Fixed yet another important game compatibility issue affecting recent 4.xx games

The authenticity status display can be used to determine if your True Blue dongle is either authentic or a clone.

For further details, see the information page. How do I know if I have a TB clone?

Q: How can I verify that my True Blue is authentic and not a clone?

A: Install True Blue dongle firmware v2.7 or later.

Then in the PS3 XMB, navigate to Settings -> System Settings -> System Information. Next to the "System Software" version will be information relating to your True Blue dongle. If your dongle is authentic then it will display something like "True Blue v2.7" (this will vary depending on the version of the dongle firmware you have installed).

If your dongle is a clone then it will display "True Blue CLONE" as shown in the following image:

True Blue Payload v2.7

Download: True Blue Payload v2.7

Payload (2.7)

located in unself'ed eboot.bin @ offset:

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TB_payload_27.bin (382 KB):

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#781 - PS4 News - May 21, 2012 // 2:33 am
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Today True Blue has issued another warning about a TB PS3 dongle clone, as follows:

21 - 5 - 2012

A new clone has appeared ( using a very similar external housing to that of True Blue. However, after removing the clone PCB from its exterior casing it becomes evident that there are a number of major differences:

  • Actel used is A3P125 instead of larger A3P250 used on True Blue.
  • Clone uses a cheap MCU and cheap dip type crystal in addition to cheaper Actel instead of full Actel integration in the original True Blue design
  • Clone has a tact switch which the original does not require, and switch can only be accessed by pulling PCB out of the case
  • Actel logic on clone is based on partial guess work of the original and will not function correctly in future updates
  • PCB circuit design is highly congested, with numerous visual differences evident, such as programming pads for the MCU and addiional resistors/caps

Please refer to the pictures shown below, to compare the original and clone.

A new software update will be made publicly available in the next few days which will allow users to differentiate original from clone by performing a firmware update.

#780 - PS4 News - May 10, 2012 // 9:37 am
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The True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.62 update is now available with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.62 Update / True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.62 Update (Mirror)

10 - 5 – 2012

True Blue dongle firmware v2.62 has been released.

Changes include:

  • Fixed a major game compatibility issue which will allow the release of several popular, previously incompatible titles
  • Improved system stability

Recently, EBOOT patches have slowed due to a compatibility issue which prevented recent games from running on 3.55 CFW. This issue has been resolved as of this firmware release, thus we strongly recommend that everyone update their True Blue dongles as soon as possible in anticipation of the upcoming batch of releases.

In related news, Corwin75 has updated True Blue Patch Viewer to V2.0.3 followed by V2.0.5 with the changes outlined below.

Download: True Blue Patch Viewer to V2.0.3

Rough translation from

About True Blue Patch Viewer V2.0.3:

Here is a brief explanation on how to use the True Blue Patch Viewer 2.0.3:

  • Download the True Blue Patch Viewer and then start (If you just want to download the patch on your PC tutorial is not for you)
  • Connect your PS3 CFW then link to your PC Connection Sharing
  • Then launch your FTP server then connect to Anonymous
  • Then choose "PS3" from the drop down
  • On the True Blue patch viewer enter the IP of your PS3 as: 192.168.x.xx
  • Then choose if you want to transfer to your external hard drive or internal

Features 2.0.3:

  • Download limit removed
  • Download the True Blue CFW
  • Choice ranking order of the patches
  • Ability to search a patch directly from the software
  • Send and extraction patches directly on the PS3 in the game folder (Compatible with internal & external hard drive) BETA
  • Simplified extraction when extracting on PC
  • Visualization of the region of the patch when selected
  • Automatic Update
  • Server Status

Features 2.0.5:

  • Fixes a minor issue.

Download: True Blue Patch Viewer to V2.0.5

True Blue Payload v2.62

Download: True Blue Payload v2.62

Payload (2.62)

located in unself'ed eboot.bin @ offset:

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payload_2.62.bin (378 KB):

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#779 - PS4 News - May 4, 2012 // 8:51 pm
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Below is a True Blue Patch Viewer from Corwin75 via French site ( for those interested. Rough translation (from

It aims to list all Eboot.bin compatible with the True Blue Dongle and to make available patches created by the various Team direct download. It also incorporates the latest update of True Blue Dongle.

Our goal is to keep it updated constantly so that each new release of patch is integrated into the app. Here are the features:

  • 4 downloads allowed then a wait of an hour to re-download
  • Update the constant soft output of each new patch
  • Download the latest update for the dongle True Blue
  • Description and display screen of the patch
  • Direct download link

If you have any ideas or advice on improving the software contact us.

Finally, Guillaume17 has made available a True Blue Patch Downloader here ( and a version with the '4 downloads per hour limit restriction' removed is also available here:

Also has made available a partial decompiled source code of the application here:


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#778 - pr0p0sitionJOE - April 26, 2012 // 1:42 pm
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This is where we need some kind of co-op with TB team and hotz. If reactpsn compatibility would be implemented in new TBCFW or dongle update, this would give us much more working space for fixing additional content.

My team sucessfully fixed several TB games DLCs with use of reactpsn. I hate use of reactpsn to play games. Fully fixed games are the way it should be. Some users don't have act.dat file for never loggin onto PSN and they are forced to use rebug. Rebug is not possible anymore with TB 2.5.

Even better option for us would be if TB team implements "peek and poke" in their CFW so we can fully fix games with help of reactpsn or ps3tools. Then the need for edited VSH.self for TB CFWv2 becomes unnecessary. If this is problematic for TB CFW stability or whatever, then some kind of "switch mode" should be available to enter "peek and poke mode" so we can do our thing and return to "normal payload mode" with DLC content fully fixed. Time to expand views.

Further more, releasing fixed update patches for TB games is necessary for all DLC content to work properly or to work at all. Releasing games with base content only if not enough anymore. Some games expand or get upgraded with DLC content. That's it from me.

#777 - TheDevil - April 26, 2012 // 10:34 am
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True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.61 update released:

Download: TrueBlue Update v2.61 / TrueBlue Update v2.61 (Mirror) / TrueBlue Update v2.61 (Mirror #2) / TrueBlue Update v2.61 (Mirror #3) / TrueBlue Update v2.61 (Mirror #4)

26 - 4 – 2012

True Blue dongle firmware v2.61 has been released. Changes include:

  • Added PS3 firmware version spoofer
  • Game compatibility fixes

Note: remember if you are on 2.51 or 2.6 already you will need to first reinstall the old v2 CFW v2.5 first and then install the 2.61 patch on top of that (as explained in the patch readme.txt)

Payload True Blue 2.61 EBOOT Offset by franzes80:

I am pleased to issue you the payload of true blue (the last version 2.61). I do not know if it was already 'been discovered by someone, but from what I've seen no one has posted something genere. To whom is developer release download of my discovery I'm a programmer (no faker). I want to help the scene ps3. This file is the result of my study. The software used is IDA PRO.

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Release also forgot EBOOT.BIN @ offset:

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Thank you. My study is in FPGA inside true blue:

True Blue Payload v2.61

Payload (2.61) located in unself'ed eboot.bin @ offset (via

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payload_2.61.bin (378 KB)

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IDA DB: TrueBlueUpdate-2.61.idc (203 KB)

#776 - Bartholomy - April 25, 2012 // 11:35 am
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Yep, it's what i guess will be part of 2.61

#775 - bitsbubba - April 25, 2012 // 10:03 am
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payload spoofing doesn't work with a pre-patch vsh.self, it's possible they'll have to figure how to apply reAct patches through payload

#774 - Bartholomy - April 25, 2012 // 2:55 am
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2.6 is a spoofer 4.11 version, but no PSN access, obviously

#773 - PS4 News - April 24, 2012 // 5:38 am
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Today the True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.6 followed by v2.51 (ReActPSN / Cinavia Remover / Rebug Spoofer bug fix) updates have been released.

Download: TrueBlue Update v2.6 / TrueBlue Update v2.6 (Mirror) / TrueBlue Update v2.51 / TrueBlue Update v2.51 (Mirror)

24 - 4 - 2012

It has come to our attention that a small number of users may be affected by freezing at boot if using 2.6 dongle fw where they have modified their console cfw's files by installing programs such as ReactPSN, Cineavi protection remover or other such programs. The 2.6 dongle fw functions perfectly where the user has NOT carried out modifications to the console cfw. The console cfw should not be modified when running TB 2.51 cfw or 2.6 cfw, as this will cause incompatibilities which can lead to freezing at boot reported by a few users this evening on the forums.

In order to provide a feature rich experience for users we will add support for some popular programs/applications in TB CFW 2.61 which will be released within the coming days. We thank all TB users for their continued support and patience whilst we develop feature updates and firmwares.

Anyone who has modified their TB CFW and is experiencing freezing, may simply revert to 2.51 TB FW using the special fw file attached here and reinstall the 3.55 CFW DG on their console. This will compeletly fix any freezing issues. We kindly remind TB users not to modify the TB console CFW 3.55 unless we explicitly state in the accompanying notes included with upcoming TB 2.61 fw that the program/application is supported.

How to update:

1. Make sure your PS3 is running the True Blue "3.55-Dongle-DG" CFW (custom firmware)
2. Copy TrueBlueUpdate-2.51.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-2.51.pkg
5. The True Blue updater will be installed onto your PS3 HDD
6. Navigate to (Game) and load "True Blue Update v2.51"
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

True Blue dongle firmware v2.6 has been released. Changes include:

Change log: - v2.6

  • Added PS3 firmware version spoofer
  • Game compatibility fixes

Change log: - v2.51

  • Added compatibility for revised True Blue hardware

ReActPSN on True Blue CFW v2, Update 2.61 (no previous PSN activation, no VSH mod) via from PatrickBatman:

REACTPSN 2.0 or 2.2 install for true blue CFW v2 update 2.61 (No previous PSN purchase required the file)

I havent tried to install reactPSN straight from 2.61 (you may need the VSH file route which is hazardous as you have to modify dev_blind)

1. Install TB CFW v2 and 2.51 or lower update if havent already.

2. Put your USB Thumb or USB HDD back into your PC or MAC.

3. Download both reActPSN v2.0 or 2.20 and Rebug Spoofer 4.00

4. Now extract reactPSN v2.0.rar (or 2.20) and drag reactPSN v2.0 pkg to the root of your USB Thumb stick or USB HDD, do the same for REbug Spoofer.pkg

5. On the root of your USB Thumb Stick create a folder called exdata. Whenever you get new rap and edat files drag them into this very folder (Every Time) usb:exdata/rap files. Always leave previous rap and edat files in exdata for when you reuse reActPSN v2.0 for newer games downloaded.

6. Now install the reActPSN v2.0 pkg and Rebug Spoofer like any other pkg from usb in furthest PS3 right USB port (but dont run the programs created yet)

7. Turn off PS3 and make sure that the True Blue Dongle is removed, Turn on PS3.

8. Run rebug Spoofer and spoof your ps3 (install files and activate spoofer, will reboot each time) check system info in XMB to make sure version is 4.00

9. Run ReActPSN and hold R1 (Some people say Hold Circle instead) during the restart process should only take about 20 seconds. (Holding R1 will make a ReActPSN folder on the base of your usb drive with 2 folders in it "BK0001" and "pubPSN"). Any content you purchased prior to this hack will be backed up in pubPSN folder in the form of rap and edat files (These are the very files needed for us all to activate any shared psn, dlc or psone classic games, THAT YOU OWN. If you had no previous content BK0001 wont be created).

10. Check to see if reactPSN folder was created on USB HD/STICK if not you didnt hold down R1 or USB HD is not in PS3 right port (cant use HUB at this point)

12. Copy the exdata folder contents in pubPSN to the exdata folder you created on the root of your USB drive.

13. Create a new user account on the PS3 called aa

14. Run reActPSN again *do not push anything this time (it will rename user "aa" to reActPSN v2.0 xrif xedat).

15. When it's finished your PS3 console will automatically restart again (If not restart PS3 manually).

16. You'll notice aa has been renamed to something reActPSN v2.0 xrif xedat. Thats it done.

17. Everytime you want to install new PSN , PSone games or DLC content, just go into reActPSN v2.0 ACCOUNT and rename it to aa (You can do multiple games, dlc, etc at one time, if you have rap and edat files, usb HD needs to be in PS3 right port when doing step 17, 18 & 19)

18. Download, extract rap and edat files (that came with dlc.pkg etc) to exdata folder on the root of your USB Thumb stick or USB HDD

19. Run reActPSN v2.0 (app) again, then install psn game, dlc, or psone classic pkg(s) after reboot.

20. Make sure to keep all previously activated rap and edat files in the exdata folder on Root of USB Thumb stick or HDD for everytime you use reActPSN v2.0 and also for archival purposes.

21. Plug in true blue dongle, start PS3, ReactPSN will now work for 2.51 and lower TB update Continue for 2.61 update.

22. Open rebug spoofer (app), and hit L1 + X that un spoofs (console reboots) it then go back to it and hit L1 + O that uninstalls the files (console reboots again)

23. Then update to 2.61. system info should read true blue 4.11, 2.61 (or something like that)

24. Run reactPSN (app) again, play game ("reactPSN" USB HD can now be plugged into hub if need be)

credits to: ps3iso, piratan and myself

Finally, from zadow:

trueupdate 2.6 disassemply: