FINALLY! ALL PS2s (incl. TV) HACKABLE! ANOTHER DISCLESS EXPLOIT!

@krat0s over at Ps2-home.com released an Exploit which (theoretically) can be used ON EVERY PS2-Model ‘out there’/available, regardless of region, model, version, slim, fat, ‘what have you'(?)!!!

I repeat: ALL PS2 ARE HACKABLE DISCLESS AND ONLY WITH A FILE/SAVE ON MC!

In that sense, it is quite similar to FMCB, but has 2 main-differences:

  • It doesn’t automatically boot from MC, but must be “triggered” manually via “surfing” onto the MC and let it load 2-3 Icons until exiting out again!
  • It works on every model the “Save” (the embedded Payload) is adapted to (due to patching different offsets in different BOOT-ROMs I suppose)

…and of course it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, like the FMCB-Payload has but the embedded Payload can also just start FMCB on the newer BOOT-ROMs if made to do so.

The name is “(PS2) Fortuna [Project]” (I added the brackets to the name here! I think PS2 Fortuna, Fortuna Project or the whole name or just Fortuna is fine, but I rather let krat0s clarify that!)

The current ‘save’ (embedded Payload) is ONLY compatible with BOOT-ROM 2.20 and up (all Slims and the TV)!

Source:
https://www.ps2-home.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=8542

Edit: Can someone please test and cross-verify it, BEFORE it becomes headline-news?! :)

Edit 2: @krat0s: I see you wrote me a message over at Ps2-home.com (and then deleted it?). I’m sorry I did not see it before it was deleted and I can’t reply on Ps2-home.com, because I am on moderation-status…

Anyway…
An impressive work you’ve done there @krat0s!
If it is the the text/parsing-vuln, even better! You really got that “sucker” exploited!
Finally all PS2s exploited and discless! A dream comes true! :)

Edit.3: I tried it! Can’t get much easier!
For those who want to use it as an FMCB-Kickstart-ELF on SCPH-900XX and the PS(2) TV, just replace the BOOT.ELF with @HWNJ‘s OSDSYS-Launcher!

  • What are the requirements?
    • A PS2 Memory Card
    • A way to transfer files to the Memory Card (one time setup)

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