(Noob Alert) Some questions about the True Blue dongle and competing dongles
Hi guys, I've got some questions about these dongles, I'm considering buying one but I need more info first.
I've done some searches and read the FAQ, but still want some more information. Please be patient of my ignorance.
Alright, so, where can I buy true blue dongles? The official site lists no distributors and I saw the "true-blue-game-thread" lists 2 sites but is that it?
What's the deal with the clone dongles? I've heard of a 'JB2' dongle, is there any other clones?
And what difference is there between the clones and the official one?
I understand trueblue make the patches so it's good to support them, and that new firmware versions need to be converted for the JB2 dongle before you can use it. But what else?
What downsides are there to using the True Blue? I've heard you need to have a special CFW? Does the CFW function fully as others would? Is it optional?
I've heard when you have the special CFW installed it slows down your console, is this true? and if so, is it avoidable?
Also, are there any other noticeable differences in the special CFW? (Such as different boot screen, different icons, etc.) Are they avoidable?
What prices should I expect for these dongles? I've seen they seem to cost around $70, that seems like alot to me. What are the cheapest ones?
How are games cracked? I'd like to be able to contribute and or crack my own new games, do we have to just wait for the official TB team to crack them?
Is the compatibility with games the same for burnt blu-ray discs & HDD loaded games?
How often are patches released? How is it decided when they are released?
Can we use cracked 3.55+ games with update patches using the dongle?
Can we run <3.55 games with 3.55+ update patches using the dongle?
If you guys have any other info you think I should know, good ahead.