Why do we use mod chips? (Semi-Technical Question)
I'm curious if you have to solder all the connections for a mod chip than why not buy a flash programer, dump the memory, patch the dump and then re-flash the chip?
Does the the PS2's Firmware/BIOS have a proprietary (custom Sony) flash chip or is the chip read-only from the factory (...is it built into the EE/GS)? And even if it is read-only, why not dump it and replace it with something comparable that has patched code?
Sorry for the questions without contributing to the community first, I did a really vigorous Google search and was unable to come up with anything.