The PS2 Phat will forever be an iconic system. Despite its age, there is still a thriving community devoting time to Sony’s second console! It is easy enough to jump into the homebrew and backup scene by soft-modding your system. In this video, I will show you my preferred method of soft modding a PS2 Phat! As an added bonus, I will also show you how to run exFAT drives with OPL.

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Required Items

PS2 Network Adapter Sata Mod/PS2 Sata Adapters:

2/4TB Sata SSD:

2.5 to 3.5 drive adapter:

1-8TB Sata HDD:

PNY USB Drive:

UGreen Sata to USB Adapter:

Required Downloads

FHDB Noobie Pack:

FMCB Installer:

Latest Official OPL Build:

GrimDoomer OPL For exFAT Drives:

HDD Raw Copy Tool:

GUI Format:

If you have a PS2 Slim Check out this video on how to softmod them!

Time Stamps:
0:00 – Purpose
0:11 – Intro
0:43 – Required Hardware
3:20 – Required Downloads
4:58 – Get Everything Extracted
5:07 – Flash Temporary FHDB Image To PS2 HDD or SSD (All Drives)
6:43 – Prep USB Drive (All Drives)
7:52 – Hook Everything Up (All Drives)
8:43 – Initial PS2 Boot (All Drives)
9:22 – Install FHDB For HDD (2TB And Under)
11:03 – Copy Latest OPL Version To HDD (2TB And Under)
12:26 – Change FHDB Settings To Launch Latest Version Of OPL (2TB And Under)
13:13 – Enjoy! (2TB And Under)
13:31 – Install FMCB (exFAT Drives)
16:56 – Format HDD/SSD Into exFAT (exFAT Drives)
18:03 – Adding OPL Folders (exFAT Drives)
18:32 – Download GrimDoomer Version Of OPL And Place On USB (exFAT Drives)
19:42 – Change FMCB Settings To Launch GrimDoomer Version Of OPL (exFAT Drives)
20:54 – Adjusting OPL Settings To Load HDD/SSD (exFAT Drives)
21:52 – Outro/Support

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