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garyopa
10-26-2011, 03:42 PM
Almost a year after the first PSJailbreak dongle appeared on the market a new one is now here!

http://www.maxconsole.com/maxconsole/contents/RKSID00000000000000000186/icon.jpg

Being called JB2 by the media, the actual new dongle is called 'True Blue' and the reports are coming in that it allows playing of v3.60+ game titles on an older v3.55 that Sony had patched with v3.56

A year ago a USB Dongle appeared on the market called 'PS Jailbreak' and it caused an world-wide media storm, as it was the first device to crack or what is called now 'Jailbreaking' allowing Sony PS3 owners to 'unlock' their console which at that time was running v3.41 firmware to play 'homebrew', 'emulators' and also 'backup their original games' so they could play them from the HDD.

Sony quickly took action, with a series of lawsuits, seizing of dongles being imported and raiding shops selling them, and quickly following up with an new firmware that blocked the special PSJB dongle from working anymore for those that updated their consoles.

This hardcore action just make matters worse with Sony when a group of hardcore 'hackers' formed a new team called 'fail0verflow' showcasing at a German conference that Sony had made a number of major math errors in their signing of firmwares and ELF's and there would be no way that Sony could stop the process of Jailbreaking now that the floodgates have been open.

This just make Sony more upset, and produced more firmware updates to stop the process, as end-users had quickly figured out by then how to downgrade their consoles to re-enable the usage of 'PS Jailbreak' and even to go back 'online' which Sony had patched.

Then enter famous iPhone Jailbreak 'GeoHotz' when he published the so-called 'metldr' key enabling anyone to downgrade, unlock their PS3 Consoles, and even sign their own apps making them work with no new of any special dongle hardware, on then firmware of v3.55

So the battle of cat & mouse was fully on now, with Sony adding more names to their lawsuits, and producing more updates to their firmware, and changing their 'online' system again, and for a while it seem like Sony had won the war, all the new game titles were re-signed, online servers were secured better, and Jailbreak'ers running v3.55 were left in the 'dark ages' of past time period, if they wish to enjoy 'online' or play the latest titles they would have to give up their freedom and update to an v3.60+ legit firmware.

Then almost a year to the date of the first PS3 Jailbreak, a new dongle suddenly appears out of the blue onto the undergroud markets called 'True Blue' which claims it can run all the latest v3.60+ game titles from special BD-R discs.



'True Blue' Features:
Booting of games from v3.6+ (up to v3.73) from special BD-R discs available from official resellers
Runs games up to v3.56 from HDD in conjunction with '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 consoles currently running any firmware up to v3.55
And any PS3 which can be downgraded from v3.6+ to v3.55 (NOTE: Requires other tools, 'True Blue' currently can't downgrade a Console)
Supports all regions of consoles
Supports all regions of ISO's to be released
Rock solid crystal oscillator on board for flawless timing
The 'True Blue' dongle allows booting of the latest the ISO's (3.6+) from special BD-R discs which can be purchased from all official resellers.

The discs can be burned by any BD-R recorder and there are no special requirements on either PC or BD burner types.

Whilst we can disclose that the discs are specially manufactured to allow booting of the latest ISO's, further technical information on the way by which the BD-R discs can allow booting cannot be provided, for obvious reasons.


Since this story first broke a few days ago on an Indonesia forum site, the media been calling it JB2, and the PS3 end-users out their have been busy trying to figure how this setup works, how was new encryption 'keys' figured out, since Sony had patched the original math errors in their signing of ELF's, why is 'special' blank BD-R discs need to burn your original game on to unlock your PS3 drive, and what in the hell is Sony going to stop this dongle from working, or will they not care since current factory machines can't be downgraded to v3.55 and this 'True Blue' system does not seem to support any online PSN format which 70% of end-users want more then ability to get games for cheaper thru so called 'warez' sites and other underground means which been a problem for years with the Mircosoft Xbox 360 and the non-stop cat&mouse game of 'hacked' firmwares for their DVD drive, and now it looks like Sony might be in for the same long road battle of protecting their Blu-Ray drive and discs somehow, an attack angle it seems Sony has left unprotected.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH30DpbUkbY

NEWS SOURCE: JB2 'True Blue' v3.55 Dongle that plays v3.60+ PS3 games (via) PS3Crunch (http://www.ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/1428-UPDATED-JB2-True-Blue-v3.55-Dongle-that-plays-v3.60-PS3-games)

WoIverine
10-26-2011, 04:14 PM
Nice! Been waiting a long time for this!

Gary, I have custom 3.55 firmware, will this prevent the methods Sony used to block 3.60+ games, if they try something along the same lines again in the future? I guess we can't just go buy blank verbatim bdr media. Hmm, interesting. Wonder how it works. Almost sounds like the dongle does a disc type check and disallows other bdr media from booting, hence, you have to buy their discs. That is lame. I heard that C4E was investigating potential bdr firmware, maybe he'll offer up an alternative, dongle-less solution.

Xenogears V
10-26-2011, 05:47 PM
It is very very innovative. Seems something magical. Too good to be true...We'll can see...

JonathanD
10-26-2011, 06:40 PM
And its out dated, stuff happens so fast these days.

3.73 CFW is on the way, although its a little more complicated this time. You have to be on CFW to begin with then run a .PKG to get your per console encryption key and toss that key in what will probably be a CFW builder for the newer firmwares then install the new CFW for your console.

From what I understand though this time its pretty much done, this is the bottom of the encryption chain and Sony can't work around this one.

dsav
10-26-2011, 07:28 PM
^seems a bit more complicted than that....

although a new cfw would be great, i still think it's far off.

JonathanD
10-26-2011, 07:47 PM
^seems a bit more complicted than that....

although a new cfw would be great, i still think it's far off.

I would give it 2-3 days for the tools to come out for the more technically inclined and then another 2-3 days for an easy to use home version that will be for the click next blindly crowd.

You could do the first part yourself right now the .PKG has already been released for 3.41 users and 3.55 is probably minutes away, that part lets you get your EID0 keys (they are specific to each console) that key will need to be used in a CFW package builder thats probably being updated for this as we speak.

Honestly the hard part is already done.

kneehighspy
10-26-2011, 11:37 PM
I would give it 2-3 days for the tools to come out for the more technically inclined and then another 2-3 days for an easy to use home version that will be for the click next blindly crowd.

You could do the first part yourself right now the .PKG has already been released for 3.41 users and 3.55 is probably minutes away, that part lets you get your EID0 keys (they are specific to each console) that key will need to be used in a CFW package builder thats probably being updated for this as we speak.

Honestly the hard part is already done.


honestly alot of things have progressed in the ps3 scene over the last year, but it's been far more vocal with the 'i got a have it for free' folks, so to get them to buy another $50 dongle? i purchased the cobra to experiment with and see what it offers and it has been a great purchase. perhaps the cobra gang can perhaps do a 'true blue' firmware for the cobra dongle. if not, looks like another 'experiment' investment :)


hey gary, any ideas if you may get a sample sometime in the near future of the 'true blue' dongle? definitely would like a thorough review in the future :)

msanchez
10-27-2011, 10:05 AM
I'm not sure I would go for this. Do we really want to put the ps3 through the stress or reading cheapo BDs? I'm not a fan of DRM from the manufacturers, and I most certainly am not a fan of DRM coming from these guys.

Kafluke
10-27-2011, 10:36 AM
Come on Maxconsole! This is week old news. Devs have already learned how to dump keys from this and are reverse engineering the whole thing for CFW. Get with it guys!

garyopa
11-02-2011, 10:08 AM
Come on Maxconsole! This is week old news. Devs have already learned how to dump keys from this and are reverse engineering the whole thing for CFW. Get with it guys!

Funny how they can reverse that is not shipping until this Thu.

Anyhow see this new topic, as the dongle been updated:

http://www.maxconsole.com/maxcon_forums/showthread.php?184479-True-Blue-(aka)-JB2-v3.55-dongle-has-been-updated