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November 15, 2011 // 4:15 pm - 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 / 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


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:

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


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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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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



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"standard pkg patches"



standard app_home and install package files from mfw builder.


netflix removed

Finally, also from the PS3 Developer Wiki:

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
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

From an0nym0us:

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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#802 - Tidusnake666 - August 1, 2012 // 7:38 pm
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I do not know, by what miracle guys have run Batman Arkham City on TB CFW, it gave me black screen all the time, and I tried with and without disc, with and without patch, with and without dlc... etc.

1) Then I tried to make a PSN-like package to run it with the TB unplugged (you remember good old times, eh?). After 2.5 hours of converting NPDRM-update-like-pkg signed with debug keys with hard-as-nutshell-to-decrypt eboot, I finally managed to create a pkg. It run, but at the install it hanged.

2) So, I made another (obvious) solution in half an hour - reencrypted eboot, so you can replace it directly over your game dump and play happily on any 3.55 CFW (included TB) without problems (haven't tried dlc's on TB CFW yet). Tested on TB CFW v2 with dongle plugged.


1. Replace ebbot in your game's dump directory with this: (THIS IS NOT AN OLD EBOOT, IT'S CONVERTER!)
2. Run the game, allow it to install data, start new game, when you'll regain control of Bruce, while moving the character, you should press PS button and chose "Exit game"
3. Start multiman, copy "PATCH" directory d/l from here: to your hdd0/game/BLUS30538/USRDIR (game install directory)
4. Start the game again, wait till another install finishes, enjoy!

No old semi-working patches were used, it's a real deal, patched to run in a way for TB users, who have troubles launching the usual style.

Come on guys, I sacrificed some precious hours of sleep (it's 4 AM here), I deserve some +reps

#801 - kyubey - July 23, 2012 // 10:47 am
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updated version refer to:

-the software
-the hardware (new dongle)


#800 - HWARAKADLAH - July 23, 2012 // 3:03 am
Here is another update from the TB site:

23 - 7 - 2012

The True Blue team will soon be launching an updated version of our dongle, hence our silence and lack of news/updates. The changes include a new style casing to help differentiate clones from the authentic True Blue dongles. The new version dongle will be compatible with EBOOT patches released to date, whilst existing authentic True Blue dongles in the market will continue to be supported in the same firmware releases.

You can expect a spate of EBOOT releases shortly after the new version dongle is released. We also plan to include a lot of extra features for our loyal True Blue user base in upcoming firmware releases. which will also function seamlessly on existing authentic True Blue dongles.

We would also like to bring to our potential customers and existing users attention that the website: is selling FAKE dongles. We are in no way associated with them nor will we replace or support their fake dongles.

Information received suggests that they have not yet cloned our new style packaging, so large qty's of devices in the market which do NOT come packed in the packaging detailed below (30-5-2012 news) are most likely fake. We will continue to monitor the situation daily.

The upcoming new firmware releases will also block the clones and help users differentiate fakes from authentic dongles.

Upcoming firmware releases will block these fake devices and furthermore EBOOT's will not support the clones. PB2 and JBking clone devices will also be blocked in the future and will not function correctly with our upcoming features!

We thank our customers for their continuing support and hope you will enjoy the coming features and EBOOT patches.........

The clones sold by can be differentiated by checking the PCB inside the casing using the guide below, as previously posted in news.

#799 - fantopoulos - July 10, 2012 // 4:13 pm
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very crazy stuff, i think you will probably need kind of update, or adapter, or something for the true blue to work, the pieces just do not add up to me.

#798 - Erz - July 10, 2012 // 3:55 pm
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Ouch! Please don't make another dongle

If they did make another dongle for high rocket price then, I guess I have to say goodbye to PS3 and welcome 360

#797 - leon315 - July 10, 2012 // 4:15 am
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man, you don't have to pirate, nor get their dongle...

#796 - elser1 - July 10, 2012 // 3:48 am
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I'm sure they've made enough ten times over considering its not their games they are allowing us to pirate. what about free verios, or karmas a bit hope you all go to jail tb there to modify it.

#795 - hey69 - July 10, 2012 // 1:57 am
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If it wasn't 60 bloody EURO maybe , and so would lots of other people i think

#794 - saito1234 - July 10, 2012 // 12:28 am
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I'm afraid that if True Blue really releases a new dongle soon, they won't release any more eboot for the dongle, as it already has a lot of clones, and they probably want to sell more from their new dongle...

#793 - Xyth - June 27, 2012 // 4:59 pm
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TrueBlue (JB2) will stop production and another dongle will be released according to LighTake's site:

True Blue JB2 was stop producing and a newest replace product will be released in July, please pay close attention to TB official site news update in recently days. Any questions just contact sales for help.

A newer replace DRM dongle with build-in ndw function will be released July 20th.

Q: Does the old TB dongle compatible with the new one?
A: Yes! our supplier said the old TB will still get support on updating so that it can play new games as the new dongle. If there is a change, I will advance notice.

Q: What's the name and function of the new dongle?
A: It's still a mystery currently, I will update immediately if I heard something from our supplier.

We have confirmed that the new dongle is still called True Blue (aka JB2 / TB), but it was changed new packaging and add more function in it. What's the new technical support? I am sorry we don't know currently except compatible with the old TB eboots.