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178w ago - 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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#812 - Youkia - 144w ago
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I want to request something for most of the japanime guys and people who LOVE Dragonball Z Please do DragonballZ Ultimate Tenkaichi or BLUS-30823

#811 - lolong - 144w ago
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TB is TAKING TOO LONG, for releasing their NEW GAMES EBOOT and NEW PATCH for their dongle. This is a stupid method, WHY ?

Because DUPLEX get the first to CRACK new GAMES such as DARKSIDERS2 and SLEEPING DOGS.

Honesty, I hate with TB, they should work together to make new games with mod eboot so it can play it with their dongle.

NOW it's too late, DUPLEX beats DONGLE!

#810 - Neo Cyrus - 144w ago
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I thought this would have happened a lot sooner... oh well, better late than never.

#809 - PS4 News - 144w ago
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Currently the ones that get re-released with the DRM removed, whether this will change only time will tell... at the moment there are 2 games released above and most likely a slew more incoming from various scene release groups.

#808 - tickford - 144w ago
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Does this mean if your ps3 is on kmeaw cfw 3.55 you can play ALL the TB cracked games, or only the ones that get cracked (eg max payne 3)?

#807 - stingray1059 - 144w ago
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i'm glad i sold my dongle.

i hope all unfixed trueblue games will be patched tomorrow. like ghost recon FS, dragons dogma, mass effect 3 and tales of graces f.

#806 - master32820 - 144w ago
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I have a TB but i'm happy that duplex fcked them up

I got a question though! can we go back from TB CFW 2 to normal kmeaw 3.55 just they way we went to tb cfw 2?

#805 - spark32 - 144w ago
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This is awesome! Now all I need to wait for is a fixed eboot for Jak and Daxter collection, Twisted Metal, and Mass Effect 3.

#804 - PS4 News - 144w ago
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Not long after the release of the PS3 3.60 Keys comes the first of several PlayStation 3 releases with the TrueBlue PS3 USB dongle DRM-infected protection now removed by scene group DUPLEX!

Download: DUPLEX PS3 Releases - Ongoing thread, add new game releases here guys!

Below is the release information, from their Max Payne 3 Eboot Patch READNFO PS3 DUPLEX PS3 NFO as follows:

Release Name: Max.Payne.3.Eboot.Patch.READNFO.PS3-DUPLEX
Date: August 2012
Languages: English
Platform: PS3 CFW 3.55
Genre: Action

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Max Payne 3 TB Eboot Patch *CRACKED*

Release Info:

When we first read about the TrueBlue USB Dongle we were excited about it. Finally having a way to play FW 3.60+ games on CFW 3.55 again. What a great asset to the scene everyone thought .. until people found out that this USB Dongle was solely made for cashing in! Its only purpose was to check on the DRM the TrueBlue Team added to their 3.55 Eboots. What a shame!

DUPLEX to the rescue! Finally bury your TB dongle because we removed their unnecessary DRM and their Patches will now work on Cfw 3.55 without any dongle or special TB CFW.

Notes:

Copy the files inside the rars into your games usrdir and replace existing ones Tested on Kmeaw CFW 3.55 with Max.Payne.3.PROPER.PS3-DUPLEX more to come ...

Enjoy This Fine DUPLEX Release

From anonymous also comes another Max Payne 3 Update v1.05 [FW 4.0] Patched for CFW 3.40+ workaround as follows:

Max Payne 3 BLES / BLUS Test EBOOT and Param.sfo:

Download: http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/RQWCQLZ7/max_payne3_patched_eboots.rar_links

  • Max Payne 3 BLES / BLUS Test EBOOT and param.sfo
  • The rar has an embedded readme with the pkg links
  • Its probably best if they have the common.sdat from the duplex release, though I am not positive.
  • They need to backup files, preferable that person has spoofing
  • Game update sfo's, don’t replace the Game sfo!!!!

From CaptainCPS-X: Here you have the PKG files for easy install of this awesome “Anonymous” collaboration! (thanks to hellsing9 to for providing with the files) This is really cool since maybe more 4.0 FW games will be patched in the future by this Anonymous person! Thanks!

US Patch [BLUS-30557]

FIX_340_UP1004-BLUS30557_00-MP3PATCH00000003-A0104-V0100-PE.pkg (51 MB)

Europe Patch [ BLES-00942 ]

FIX_340_EP1004-BLES00942_00-MP3PATCH00000004-A0105-V0100-PE.pkg (51 MB)

Installation instructions:

1- Download your specific PKG (US / EU)
2- Install normally from XMB.
3- Replace the original “common.sdat” from your untouched backup with DUPLEX’s one (duplex-mp3ebootpatch.part1.rar / duplex-mp3ebootpatch.part2.rar).
4- Load with multiMAN normally.

Enjoy! SeeYa!

In related PS3 news today, pr0p0sitionJOE has released several new PlayStation 3 fixes both HERE and HERE for those interested.

Update: A second PlayStation 3 scene group named NRP has also followed suit and released Kidou Senshi Gundam Extreme VS EBOOT PATCH READNFO JPN PS3 NRP. Below are the details from the PS3 NFO to the release as well:

Release Name: Kidou_Senshi_Gundam_-_Extreme_VS_EBOOT_PATCH_READNFO_JPN_PS3-NRP

NoRePack Presents. It's NoT a repack !

FiLENaME ------ nrp-exvsp
PlaTForM ------ PS3 CFW 3.55
Region ------ Japan
Language ------ Japanese
Supplier ------ Team NoRePack
rlz.Date ------ 2o12-o8-15
Serial ------ BLJS10131

Finally, a hero comes to kick the fcking TB'sass, cheers! And now we want to support dear DUPLEX with this release. Gundam stands on the ground without any dongle or special TB CFW. Works with our release: Kidou_Senshi_Gundam_-_Extreme_VS_JPN_REPACK_JB_PS3-NRP

Let's be the witness of the ruin of TB dynasty. Love & Peace! Enjoy! iF u LOvE or HATe THiS GAmE, BuY iT ;]

Other related PS3 releases from today:

  • Neverdead.Eboot.Patch.DirFix.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Tiger.Woods.PGA.Tour.13.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • 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
  • Puss.in.Boots.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Assassins.Creed.Revelations.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Kidou_Senshi_Gundam_-_Extreme_VS_EBOOT_PATCH_READNFO_JPN_PS3-NRP
  • Max.Payne.3.Eboot.Patch.READNFO.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Kidou_Senshi_Gundam_UC_EBOOT_PATCH_JPN_PS3-NRP

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.

In related PS3 hacking news SGuerrini97 made available a CoreDump BLES00025 NBA2K7 (Password: BySGuerrini97) stating: Here is the Core Dump + Original self of NBA 2K7 (BLES00025). I made the dump from the original disk, i think that i can dump ALL the originals games.

Also below harryoke has outlined how he did a PS3 full core dump, as follows:

Download: PS3 Core Dump / PS3 Core Dump (Mirror)

Hello there my friends... as you may or may not know i have been looking into the possibility to get a full core dump from my ps3... a few hours ago i was sent a pm from ANON ... here it is....

Hey mate, yeh cfwprophet told something about the ram dump too. you can make a core dump on a dex. here is a quote from him:

'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.'

'Take MultiMan 04.02 which is a Retail NPDRM >> enable core dump function >> start MultiMan >> exit to XMB and be surprised'

'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.'

He also said that you will get one 250MB file. there you have to search the decrypted file(s). it would be pretty sure that they use this method, because newer games wouldnt have debug eboots or fselfs.

If you open a tb eboot with a hex editor, you will see near at the end , that they stand right after the codes some passages with 'liblv2'. if you open a original eboot , you cant find passages with 'liblv2'. like cfwprophet said, the core dump get handled of 'liblv2dbg' and you can find 'liblv2' passages in tb eboots. so they use coredump pretty sure.

But the problem is to trigger a crash or so. i really dont know. i'm not a dev and dont have an idea. i just wanted to tell you this infos because i saw your post about coredump.

Here you can read more infos: ps3devwiki.com/files/documents/-SONY%20PS3%20SDK%20Documentation/360.01/cell/en/pdf/debug_support/Core_Dump-Overview_e.pdf

And here about liblv2dbg: ps3devwiki.com/files/documents/-SONY%20PS3%20SDK%20Documentation/RTL2.3.0/debug_support/liblv2dbg-Overview_e.pdf

Well i now have a few core dumps ...some were 250mb and a 500mb dump which i have uploaded including the log file...it is in rar format & compressed to 45mb

Hopefully this will lead us to the magic decrypted eboots that we all want. i hope someone with a bit more knowledge than me can use this info.

Just done a quick search of dump for USRDIR found this at address 002530E0

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And at 05D87600
[code]
00 00 00 3C 00 00 03 86 2F 64 65 76 5F 62 64 76 64 2F 50 53 33 5F 47 41 4D 45 2F 55 53 52 44 49 52 2F 45 42 4F 4F 54 2E 42 49 4E 00 33 B0 37 60 33 B0 37 F0 33 B0 38 70 33 B0 38 F0 33 B0 39 80 33 B0 3A 10 33 B0 3A 90 33 B0 22 B0 33 B2 A5 80
...

#803 - Daveyshamble501 - 145w ago
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The video explains how to open the dongle by grabbing the plastic lip behind the usb connector with pliers an pulling towards you, Thus exposing the plastic casing... Check out the video.

How to take apart your True Blue dongle to see if you have a real or a fake one. Real easy guide to make sure is worth it. Fake dongles have a green pcb with medium size LEDs at the bottom, we're as a Real TB has a blue pcb with tiny LEDs an a actel chip (like the one in the video, if yours resembles that then its real.)