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179w ago - Today the True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.2 USB JailBreak dongle update has arrived, and similar to the first version also came the free True Blue Unpkg'd / Unself'd PKG file and Payload from PlayStation 3 scene hackers!

Download: True Blue Update v2.2 (PKG) / True Blue Update v2.2 (PKG) (Mirror) / True Blue v2.2 User's Guide (PDF) / True Blue v2.2 User's Guide (PDF) (Mirror) / True Blue v2.2 Dongle 3.55 CFW / True Blue v2.2 Dongle 3.55 CFW (Mirror) / True Blue v2.2 Dongle 3.55 CFW (Mirror #2 for TrueBlue-3.55-CFW.zip) / True Blue v2.2 Dongle Update (UnPKG'd/UnSelf'd) / True Blue v2.2 Payload (BIN)

To quote from the PDF File: True Blue User Guide v2.2

Introduction

Unlock the true potential of your PS3 with True Blue – keep your PS3 on a homebrew enabled custom firmware, while at the same time enjoying the newest and most popular PS3 games.

Features Include:

  • Booting of games designed for PS3 system software v3.6 and above
  • Runs your existing games and new v3.6+ games from HDD in conjunction with standard 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 PS3 consoles currently running any firmware up to v3.55 and any PS3 which can be downgraded successfully from v3.6+ to v3.55 (NOTE: requires other tools, True Blue cannot downgrade a console)
  • Supports all regions of consoles
  • Supports all regions of v3.6+ games
  • Rock solid crystal oscillator on board for flawless timing

Setting up your PS3

Before you may use True Blue, you must first install the 3.55-Dongle custom firmware onto your PS3. This is similar in function to the well known kmeaw CFW; however it also includes modifications which allow True Blue to operate correctly. The 3.55-Dongle firmware updater is distributed in a file labelled “TrueBlue-3.55-CFW.ZIP”, and may be obtained through an internet search – once you have obtained it, please confirm the validity of the PS3UPDAT.PUP file contained within the ZIP archive by matching with one of the following hashes:

MD5: 43C522F8897D77B6165F95BCF3409090
SHA1: A64B010DB98996C7E53768D37D4D346F271D5950

Once you have confirmed that you have obtained the correct updater file, proceed with the update as follows:

  • Obtain a USB storage device such as a USB HDD or USB flash memory stick
  • Create a folder on the storage device in which to save the update file. Using a PC, create a folder named “PS3” on the storage device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named "UPDATE"
  • Copy the PS3UPDAT.PUP file to the “UPDATE” folder created in step 2. Thus, you will have this path structure on your USB storage device: \PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP
  • Boot your PS3 and insert the USB storage device into the PS3
  • From the home menu, select (Settings) -> (System Update) -> (Update via Storage Media)
  • The PS3 will notify you that the “3.55-Dongle” update was found. Select OK then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update
  • After the update has completed, your PS3 will restart and you now be running the 3.55‐Dongle custom firmware. You may now enjoy the use of the True Blue dongle

(NOTE: The above procedure is only applicable to PS3’s on or below system software v3.55)

Using True Blue

To use True Blue, simply insert the dongle into one of the USB ports on your PS3 and power the system up. Do not remove the dongle at any point while the PS3 is running.

True Blue for the most part functions just like a regular jailbreak/CFW in that you may install and run any homebrew software and all of the standard backup managers are supported. The most notable difference is that games designed for PS3 system software v3.6 and above are also supported.

However, in order to enjoy such titles, you must first obtain special “True Blue versions” which have been modified to function with True Blue. Such modified versions are available for download through the “usual channels” and are clearly labelled as being True Blue compatible.

Once you have obtained True Blue modified games, simply copy them to your PS3 internal or external USB HDD as you would with any usual jailbreak game and launch in the usual manner through any one of the many available backup managers.

Updating True Blue

From time to time, we will release firmware updates for True Blue which will add new features.
Directions and a list of changes will be provided inside the firmware update archive file.

True Blue Dongle Update v2.2

How to update:

1. Make sure your PS3 is running the True Blue "3.55-Dongle" CFW (custom firmware)
2. Copy TrueBlueUpdate-2.2.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-2.2.pkg
5. The True Blue updater will be installed onto your PS3 HDD
6. Navigate to (Game) and load "True Blue Update v2.2"
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:

- v2.2

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

From the PS3 Dev Wiki: ps3devwiki.com/index.php?title=PS3JB2_Reverse_Engineering#Content_Releases

Content Releases

Paradox TB

Note: Releases seen in the wild are full BD content prepatched for TrueBlue. We are only interested in documenting/reversing, so please don't post full links (only stripped).


EBOOT.BIN details

FW analysis

FW Changes (1.0/2.1)

Compared to OFW 3.55: ofw-vs-jb2.rar

EULA.xml

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Version.txt
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CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg

lv1.self

One patch to lv1_map_htab (lv1 undocumented function 114) to allow for RW mapping of all RAM. So who knows how many other lv1 patches are done at runtime.

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lv2_kernel.self

http://pastie.org/private/onlbfdxjdtaddb9blu0sq

only 1 function change, and a section added
sub_28fe30 is replaced
the new section is loaded at 0x80000000007f0000 (which is where those payloads are being loaded) lv2_kernel.bin

dev_flash_010.tar.aa.2010_11_27_051337

\dev_flash\vsh\module\nas_plugin.sprx

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"standard pkg patches"

dev_flash_016.tar.aa.2010_11_27_051337

\dev_flash\vsh\resource\explore\xmb\category_game.xml

standard app_home and install package files from mfw builder.

http://pastie.org/private/ixsiyvycqmgmcdmv7swcsg

\dev_flash\vsh\resource\explore\xmb\category_video.xml

netflix removed

http://pastie.org/private/4i02xv2onvaezfiy3i56a

Finally, also from the PS3 Developer Wiki: ps3devwiki.com/index.php?title=PS3JB2_Reverse_Engineering#Dongle_2.0

Dongle 2.0

Supposed to be massproduced instead of manually soldered like the 1.0 dongle. Not seen in the wild yet.

Update 2.2


Dongle Updater PKG

True Blue Dongle Update v2.2 - Initial worldwide release

SHA1: 504D53CD6EDFA3382510CCB40CE49F802073FBD4
MD5: A09CBCD5B3AEC31B07D974BEB4AC21FE
CRC32: 82F977CC
CRC16: 92D4


Payload (2.2)

located in unself'ed eboot.bin @ offset:

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SHA1: 69953C9CF60E67E798A22C1016ABCB44A1D42CDF
MD5: F0826BA059B352BC6100647DB7EFDE5F
CRC32: 4B3C2132
CRC16: 8181


lv2 dump (2.2)

payload @ file offset 0x8698 - 0x7b598

http://pastie.org/private/byhfezysb8iz2hed8o2hva

From an0nym0us: http://pastie.org/pastes/2875491/text

descriptors (2.2)

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Finally, in related PS3 scene news today fail0verflow have Tweeted the following hint on what may be some interesting PlayStation 3 developments to come:

"Don't worry all, we are just warming up the twitter engine - getting ready for more tweeting in December "

Odds are if it isn't done by other PlayStation 3 hackers beforehand, by December they will have made enough cash on the dongle and release a PSGroove-esque version to the PS3 scene for free... so definitely hold off blowing money on this useless device.




True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.2 Update Arrives, Payload Released for Free

True Blue PS3 JB2 v2.2 Update Arrives, Payload Released for Free

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#812 - Youkia - 140w 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 - 140w 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 - 140w ago
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I thought this would have happened a lot sooner... oh well, better late than never.

#809 - PS4 News - 140w 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 - 140w 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 - 140w 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 - 140w 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 - 140w 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 - 140w 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 - 140w 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.)



 











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