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December 22, 2011 // 11:53 pm - Shortly following the True Blue v2.4 PS3 dongle update below, today EussNL has made available an UnPKG'd / UnSELF'd version, the JB2 TB v2.4 payload and an IDA update which contains fixed EBOOT data for other PlayStation 3 developers.

Download: True Blue Dongle Update v2.4 / True Blue Dongle Update v2.4 (Mirror) / True Blue Dongle Update v2.4 (Mirror #2) / True Blue Dongle Update v2.4 UnPKG'd / UnSELF'd / True Blue Dongle Update v2.4 Payload / IDA DB EBOOT_SHT_Fixed.i64 / True Blue Update 2.1 and 2.4 Comparison by chazz

From the PS3 Dev Wiki (linked above):

True Blue PS3 Payload (2.4)

located in unself'ed eboot.bin @ offset:

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The True Blue PS3 dongle 'marketing team' have made an announcement ( which sounds worse than what you'd expect to hear from $ony themselves ) regarding the JailBreak 2 TB v2.4 update and clone dongles as well.

For those with a dead True Blue dongle, Mark Webber has posted the following method to attempt repairing it via:

JB King is not a 1:1 clone, it uses an ST IC for communication with a PC, the TB does not have this at all. There is a very simple way to repair a "dead" TB dongle but you will need some hardware to do it. The cause of the "death" is that the SPI is blanked out - fill in the blanks.

You will need:

  • SPI Flash Programmer (get one from ebay)
  • The original 2meg update file.

1. Remove SPI flash from TB board
2. Put into programmer
3. Load 2Meg file and flash SPI
4. Replace SPI back onto TB board
5. Put back into PS3 & update as normal.

I did tell everyone way back the TB had a suicide mech built-in. The TB will erase the SPI flash and leave it dead in the water as soon as it detects an attempt to do anything to it. The sad thing is, it is doing it with false positives as well, hence so many dead dongles.

Finally, below is the official True Blue Update 2.4 changes from the ReadMe file as follows:

True Blue Dongle Update v2.4

How to update:

1. Make sure your PS3 is running the True Blue "3.55-Dongle" CFW (custom firmware)
2. Copy TrueBlueUpdate-2.4.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-2.4.pkg
5. The True Blue updater will be installed onto your PS3 HDD
6. Navigate to (Game) and load "True Blue Update v2.4"
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

Change log:

- v2.4

  • Stability improvements
  • Enhanced dongle security

- v2.3

  • Fixed games requiring "BD Mirror"
  • True Blue firmware version is now displayed on the XMB "System Information" screen

- v2.2

  • Initial worldwide release
  • Support for running "True Blue" titles directly from HDD via standard backup managers

True Blue JB2 PS3 v2.4 Update Payload, IDA Fixed EBOOT Data Out

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#832 - PS4 News - August 15, 2012 // 6:32 pm
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LOL I have a feeling it's still afloat under Caputo's radar hehe, but on topic we all know it's the same people doing this under different nicknames. They cashed in all they could on 3.6 stuff so finally decided to give it to the scene for free (like it should have been all along) under the Duplex label... did you get those PS3 scene movie rights yet?

#831 - xiaNaix - August 15, 2012 // 6:00 pm
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Z, you sank my battleship!

#830 - niwakun - August 15, 2012 // 5:41 pm
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yeah, it's available already in newsgroup

#829 - matomato - August 15, 2012 // 5:28 pm
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New Fix DRM-Free Released by Team Duplex:

- Neverdead.Eboot.Patch.DirFix.PS3-DUPLEX
- Tiger.Woods.PGA.Tour.13.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
- PS3 Dirt.Showdown.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
- Devil.May.Cry.HD.Collection.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
- Sniper.Elite.V2.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
- Syndicate.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
- Twisted.Metal.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
- Snipers.Invisible.Silent.Deadly.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
- Assassins.Creed.Revelations.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX

#828 - Hernaner28 - August 15, 2012 // 4:45 pm
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Just a noobish question: will only TB patches become available for CFW 3.55 or will other games still unfixed get a fix? For example the Amazing spiderman... or any other game unplayable yet.

#827 - cfwprophet - August 15, 2012 // 4:25 pm
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Transient I don't care about fame or credit's i just try to talk to peoples but it is a diff if you talk in public via forums or if you talk private via irc channel's and so on. I never made any mysterious about my finding's but i won't do it puplic any more. Anyway, i already told other's about my finding's in case of the core dump function. It's just thing's like that WHY i mainly don't talk puplic any more. I don't need to proof thing's to any one. If you wan't to know something ask me in private, then trie, and if it works....well you then will see for your self.

One last word about credit's... if i want to have credit's i would release stuff under my public name and not under a "anonymous" name

racer0018 You misunderstood me. I'm still there and do thing's and from time to time you will also see releases under my puplic name. But yea... those are 2 diff world's... the public scene and the underground scene. Really you can't imagine. Everything start underground. And sooner or later it get's public. But the real ongoing is in underground scene.

#826 - racer0018 - August 15, 2012 // 3:27 pm
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That is the last thing that we need is for you to do that. Are we not working all for the same goal and that is to play newer games without the need for dongles. Just don't give in a go underground. Thanks

#825 - Transient - August 15, 2012 // 3:20 pm
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No offense, cfwprophet, but did you actually have a working example or just a theory? I don't doubt your ability, but you have to realize the whole DEX+coredump idea is over the heads of most readers here (non-developers).

It should come as no surprise then that Duplex is seen as heroes for providing patches that remove TB DRM. If you wanted the credit, you needed to provide a working example that the average reader can use.

#824 - racer0018 - August 15, 2012 // 12:20 pm
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This is good news. I just got one cause it was free but now I can tear it apart and see what I can do with it. Also i will be able to run another firmware, so that kicks butt. Good news but on the hand what I they don't release any more eboots, so I closing I hope he found a way to make all eboots work. Thanks

#823 - p0tsm0ke - August 15, 2012 // 11:46 am
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all i have to say is if there is scene members using DRM as a profit then i hope they all burn in hell.

^ hope more info pops out. Great news for the people that own a PS3 still. Also great news for the scene