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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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payload_2.4.bin
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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: ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/2047-JB?p=23677#post23677

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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#822 - ASTRAL2k1 - August 15, 2012 // 10:14 am
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That's awesome news!

#821 - ZerotakerZX - August 15, 2012 // 10:11 am
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Hehe, right. Use DEX you lazy bum.

#820 - lolong - August 15, 2012 // 10:04 am
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well it is TRUE, DUPLEX CRACKS DRM True Blue, then DUPLEX should know how to make eboot.bin with DRM for CFW 3.55 True Blue.

So, I challenge DUPLEX to mod EBOOT.bin SLEEPING DOGS run and play on CFW 3.55 with dongle True Blue.

#819 - elser1 - August 15, 2012 // 9:19 am
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holy sig. thats great news for the scene. applause to duplex.

gotta say this has made me so happy. i hope these fools don't sell one more drm infected p.o.s dongle.

i hope its made public how to do it. great news everyone!

#818 - cfwprophet - August 15, 2012 // 9:01 am
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Siggy12 Convert to a Dex and use the update to make the fresh new released game work. And if there is no update then we need to dump it out of ram with coredump function.

utar oO The Coredump function is a embended system of the debug FW and get handled of liblv2dbg. The send signal call aka send_signal_to_coredump_handler() and the trigger function are always running and CAN NOT be deactivated.

This have nothing to do with any custom syscall. Please download a SDK, Install it and read the documentation about the Core Dump function.

#817 - PS4 News - August 15, 2012 // 8:02 am
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Here is a list of the TB releases for those who need to remove the dongle patched games and overwrite them with the PS3 scene release (Duplex, NRP, etc) fixes as they become available: http://www.ps4news.com/subdomain.php?pagename=nfo&search=_TB_

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#816 - utar - August 15, 2012 // 7:50 am
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In none technical language I assume you mean that you do a memory dump once the eboot has been decrypted. How does this work with post 3.55 firmware? Wouldn't you need to have level 1 or 2 peek and poke access to trigger the exception and core dump which we don't have?

#815 - Siggy12 - August 15, 2012 // 7:36 am
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All right !!! this is the problem they beat who know to patch the games for 3.55 the problem now is... what we are going to do for new games that don't have a TB PATCH ?

#814 - cfwprophet - August 15, 2012 // 7:36 am
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Yea sure. Whooohoo super team duplex. Do you guys really think that duplex discovered this the last 2 weeks ? Is it not suspect that they release after TrueBlue was already killed with Cex2Dex release ?

I say it now for the last time: There is NO fself for new games !! TrueBlue use the CoreDump function and a RSX exception to dump the games like i told the scene for over a half year.

I also showed some guys how to use the coredump function and how to trigger a exception but it seems like the average user do not listen or don't understand how to use but still putting teams like trueblue or duplex into heaven.

I go back underground... have fun.

#813 - technodon - August 15, 2012 // 7:19 am
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Excellent Work, Top Dog! Duplex. i'm still interested to know how true blue actually got fself eboots to run on retail firmware.