PS3 Memory Card Adaptor (CECHZM1) Allows Free MC Boot Install
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.
Where to buy USB MC Adapter:
The method consist of a command line software and using set of commands (or scripts) in order to install the fmcb 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 comunications) 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.
git repository: https://github.com/jimmikaelkael/ps3mca-tool (No longer accessible due to DMCA takedown request to github by Sony)
Note: only works with official adapter atm