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WhiteShad0wX

Another TB clone! OH nooo!

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Trueblue team (as the justice league) warned about another clone! wonder what batman could about this issue.

Recently, another TB clone has appeared, that looks as usual the same on the outside, but sadly inside the guts are not the same, and the ‘True Blue’ has issued this statement regarding it along with some detailed pictures.

21/5/2012

A new clone has appeared using a very similar external housing to that of True Blue. However, after removing the clone PCB from its exterior casing it becomes evident that there are a number of major differences:

A new clone has appeared using a very similar external housing to that of True Blue. However, after removing the clone PCB from its exterior casing it becomes evident that there are a number of major differences:

Actel used is A3P125 instead of larger A3P250 used on True Blue.

Clone uses a cheap MCU and cheap dip type crystal in addition to cheaper Actel instead of full Actel integration in the original True Blue design

Clone has a tact switch which the original does not require, and switch can only be accessed by pulling PCB out of the case

Actel logic on clone is based on partial guess work of the original and will not function correctly in future updates

PCB circuit design is highly congested, with numerous visual differences evident, such as programming pads for the MCU and addiional resistors/caps

Please refer to the pictures shown below, to compare the original and clone.

clone2-back.jpg

clone2-front.jpg

Hope they update again, i don’t want see more TB users running in the wild.

source: ps3hax.net

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I know true blue isn't the best but its the only way

6 months of pretty much nothing then true blue came

I just glad it exists, but they should still keep releasing eboots despite this

because you can only get this clone on non-trusted sources....

i mean who would actually buy this clone ? i only heard of 1 site so far that sells that look a like clone

truthfully ps3hax are a little bit too anti true blue

its the drama and ungrateful users that are the death of the ps3 scene

and people not releasing stuff or not as talented as geohot

if it wasnt for true blue i would've updated my ps3 by now for sure

and i think many other people wouldve aswell

so people should be grateful for true blue that people can play newer games

but it is annoying with these delays of eboots but they've always come back so far

they released quite alot of eboots on the 13th may

and the dongle fw is at 2.62 at the moment with another update probably coming this week

so maybe there will be eboots this weekend who knows...

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Anyways true blue has released dongle fw 2.7

True Blue (aka) JB2 - Releases v2.7 Firmware

NEWS UPDATE: May 24th, 2012
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'True Blue'
has released v2.7 dongle firmware!

The 'True Blue' team has updated to their dongle firmware to v2.7, besides adding more v4.xx game support, it also will now inform the user if they are using a real or clone of the TB dongle.

24 - 5 – 2012

True Blue dongle firmware v2.7 has been released.

Changes include:

  • True Blue dongle authenticity status displayed on PS3 XMB system information screen

  • Fixed yet another important game compatibility issue affecting recent 4.xx games

The authenticity status display can be used to determine if your True Blue dongle is either authentic or a clone.

For further details, see the information page.
How do I know if I have a TB clone?

Q: How can I verify that my True Blue is authentic and not a clone?

A: Install True Blue dongle firmware v2.7 or later.

Then in the PS3 XMB, navigate to Settings -> System Settings -> System Information. Next to the "System Software" version will be information relating to your True Blue dongle. If your dongle is authentic then it will display something like "True Blue v2.7" (this will vary depending on the version of the dongle firmware you have installed). If your dongle is a clone then it will display "True Blue CLONE" as shown in the following image:

sysinfo-clone.jpg

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