Almost a year after the first PSJailbreak dongle appeared on the market a new one is now here!
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.
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.
NEWS SOURCE: JB2 'True Blue' v3.55 Dongle that plays v3.60+ PS3 games (via) PS3Crunch