Whom would have thought that just about a year after the first PS Jailbreak was announced for the PS3, that a year later the same thing would happen again, a new dongle would appear that would allow Sony PS3 owners to once again Jailbreak their consoles and enjoy the world of 'homebrew' and 'emulators' and 'OtherOS++' while at the same time still allowing them to play the latest games designed for v3.60+ consoles, even tho if Jailbreak'ers are still using an earlier v3.55 firmware!
Their been alot of 'mis-information' and 'rumors' floating around since the news of JB2 broke first on Indonesia forum site where the dongle was spotted for sale and working in small 'mod-shops', and then later we confirmed the 'rumors' to be true after making direct contact with one of our trusted sponsors whom had some advanced details on the device. Here is one of the first JB2 videos which was originally made by Indonesia forum member, showing the boot-up of v3.55 console and then the playing of Blu-Ray disc with a newer game title which normally would not be possible on v3.55 console due to the fact Sony has signed all Eboot's with newer encryption keys, you can also see from the video that 'RogerO' backup manager is installed, and other options showing that 'homebrew' is also possible with the JB2 dongle running:
NEWS UPDATE: October 26th, 2011 -- More exclusive PS3 news just in to our Crunching desk for all of our loyal members and followers!
The actual name of the JB2 dongle has now been announced along with official confirmed features and specs:
Welcome to the era of 'True Blue' for your PS3 which enables all your Jailbreak dreams and needs!
'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.
UPDATE: -- Clearer note on the above info, in regard to questions being asked!
The special BD-R discs being SOLD are BLANK, they are not 'warez' in some cases less shady 'modshops' operating in countrys like Asia were local law enforcement turn a blind eye to 'flea market' operators they may infact FILL the disc with 'information' turning the blank disc into 'warez', but that is not fault of the 'True Blue' designers, and those places will NOT be official resellers. -- Information and pricing and list of 'official resellers' will be forcoming in new news post later this week once details are confirmed.
Second, there is alot more 'games' working then the 5 listed in the forums and emails from the original JB2 rumors, and the full list of all the tested games will be published once it is official and confirmed by us, don't trust other sources of information there alot of people out there trolling and passing around mis-information still for various reasons.
Third, even tho there is effort to 'crack' this dongle already even tho it is not in the actual hands of any of the people posting information about it, there is alot of stuff unknown about how and why it works and for many reasons we can't give further technical information but there is 'KEY' reason why you have to buy special BLANK BD-R discs, due to some background research on the Blu-Ray specs. and maybe you understand why this is only way to get your dreams filled on running the latest v3.60+ games on your PS3 correctly!
We will continue to update this Crunching news posting with real actual confirmed facts regarding the 'True Blue' dongle, as we get them.
Thanks for all your patience and loyal support, and bearing with us as we had to move servers to handle the increase traffic-load from this hot ground-breaking news story!
Edited by ploggy, 26 October 2011 - 11:39 PM.