@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! Requirements HOW TO INSTALL & USE? FORTUNA Launcher by VTSTech What are the requirements? A PS2 Memory Card A way to transfer files to the Memory Card (one time setup) Download the package (FORTUNA.zip). Currently this exploit works only on SLIM (all of them), starting all the way from SCPH-700x and up to PS2 TV. If you have a FAT PS2, for know you have to wait... On your PS2 go to System Configuration and set the date to a year like 2050 or so. Q: Why do I have to set the date first before installing? A: The file must be the first file on the memory card (MC) when you see the PS2 Browser menu. The first file the save file which has been last written to. If you don't do the clock trick, then when saving games the icon will no longer be the first one in the PS2 Browser menu. Extract the contents of the package and copy the entire FORTUNA folder to the ROOT (mc0:/) of your memory card. On your PS2 go to System Configuration and set the date to the correct date. Turn off\on your PS2. Go to the PS2 Browser menu (PS2 default browser where you see all your game saves on your memory cards). Select the memory card (MC) you have copied the file to -- preferably mc0: (SLOT 1) for now. Let it load ONLY 2-3 icons and then hit back right away. Do not allow it overpopulate the list. You will notice a memory card (MC) icon is missing. Go back one more time, this time mc0:/FORTUNA/BOOT.ELF it will execute which in fact is the latest uLauchELF (uLE). --- now from there you can do what you want and etc., like load homebrew APPS and etc. Now once everything has been installed, repeat step from 6 to 10. Additionally for this exploit VTSTech made this launcher: https://www.psx-place.com/threads/fortuna-launcher-by-vtstech-boot-elf-replacement.27254/.