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PS3 Memory Card Adaptor (CECHZM1) Allows Free MC Boot Install

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183w ago - Today PS2 homebrew developer jimmikaelkael has released Free MC Boot (FMCB) Loader v1.8c and MC2USB Adapter Tools while confirming that the [Register or Login to view links] now allows for Free MC Boot installations via PC.

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Additionally, he states that this new release is especially good for countries like Brasil, which imported their consoles from different Sony MagicGate regions.

  • You can now install FMCB from a PC to MC with these MC-Adapters!
  • You can sign MC-KELFs to your MCs directly from PC!
  • You can make multi-region-installs!
  • The FMCB1.8c-Loader finally includes the V0-Kernel-Fix for those old SCPH-1x000-Consoles (this gives users of those old models the ability to run a few homebrew-apps, which were previously incompatible to those versions)!

To quote: We recently found a new way to install FMCB with the PlayStation3 Memory Card Adaptor (CECHZM1) connected to your PC. Since this device is somewhat cheap, it could be a good alternate way for those who don't have access to an already hacked PS2.

The method consist of a command line software and using set of commands (or scripts) in order to install the FMBC hack properly. It also has the advantage to do a multi region/models installation.

One restriction is that the software doesn't work with Datel's MC (mainly related with setting a proper termination code for communications) and maybe with some other brands, however it was tested successfully with official 8MB Memory Cards and with some crappy Chinese clones too.

Currently the FMCB loader being installed is v1.8c which contain an important kernel fix for the 10K.

The util to allow to communicate and sign the file for the MC was made by me and "someone who wants to stay anonymous". Note that without this anonymous contributor it would have been impossible to achieve it.

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#11 - battlemah1ne - 129w ago
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Can you possibly copy the mcboot on a usb and paste it on the internal memory card?

Imsim also trying to expirement on my own. I'll break the news if one works. So far I'm 70-80% it would work.

#10 - Lacourse2012 - 181w ago
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okay mc-format says formatting memory card then says failed to format. i'm using 8mb ps2 memory card sony issued brand magic gate and the exact adapter that is shown on amazon so my question is where or is there a driver for the memory card to recognize?

#9 - Madpacman - 183w ago
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I thought this was a way to play PS2 games on PS3. Way to get me excited! But this is good news since I bought the adapter when it first came out. Put it to use again. WOW the PS3 scene just won't stop, you bad boys!!!! Good work Condor, Dean and PS3news group keep getting bored.

#8 - craidoug - 183w ago
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This is a nice new way to avoid many of the usual hassles to exploit a PS2.

All that have done it before (PSX exploit for example) know this

#7 - KeithPs3 - 183w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by B4rtj4h View Post
But you need FW 3.55 of course? Or does this also work on 3.65?

Are you serious ? OMG!!


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