Guide to dump bios through USB

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  1. G!lg@me$h

    G!lg@me$h Let's Rock!

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    orginally post by RealOne in General Emulation :)

    DUMPING YOUR BIOS THROUGH USB

    Things you need:

    Ok, let's start ;)

    Step 1: Extraction
    Extract the DumpBios-USB.rar by using WinRAR
    Then, you will get the file DumpBios-USB.iso

    Step 2: Burning ISO to CD-R
    Burn the ISO file that you get from step 1 to CD-R

    Step 3: USB Mass Storage Device
    Your Flash Drive should :

    • Have atleast +8MB Storage Space
    • Be Formatted into FAT/32
    • Been allocated the Maximum Space Available. i.e, Have No partitions

    Step 4: Dumping

    • Insert the Burned CD-R from Step 02 to your PS2
    • Insert the Flash Drive from Step 03
    • Start Your PS2 (P.S Only a modded PS2 could load a CR-RW)

    Now It should load up like the following Screen
    On that screen press SELECT
    [​IMG]

    On the Next Screen, The pointer should be pointed to Defaults, Just Press O.
    [​IMG]

    Note: This is an Important Step, Scroll Down to mass:/ and Select O.
    [​IMG]

    When You selected the mass:/ directory, it should go in to the device and should be able to be explored as in the following Screenshot. If you are not able to do so, you must check whether it has been formatted to FAT/32. If it is try changing the Flash Drive into the second USB hole.
    [​IMG]

    Now press X and go back. Browse to cdfs:/. This is the Directory of the Inserted disc. Inside the CDFS Directory you should have, DUMPBIOS-MASS.ELF. Select It and Press O
    [​IMG]

    Once You Have pressed O. You would have come to the Second Screen But slightly different Which you would notice. The DUMPBIOS-MASS.ELF would be selected in the Default Boot
    [​IMG]

    Now Press up twice, or a lot more times down and at the OK function press O. Now you should come up with this screen
    [​IMG]

    All you gotta do now is wait for 10 seconds and If you did it correctly Your Bios would be Dumped.
    [​IMG]


    Still Having Problems?
    You are bound to have problems on the first try. So, try again and make sure you havent missed out any step. Specially the one where you have to go to the mass:/ directory.

    Special Thanks: :D
    DarkZeros AKA TWave: For his guide at NGemu which lead to the making of this guide


    PS: why do i post this?
    1) most ppl asking for it
    2) it is easier than other dumping method


    PSS: can any mod, admin move this thread to sticky thread so that most ppl can easily found it? please? :D
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  3. refraction

    refraction PCSX2 Coder Contributors Award Winner!

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    too many stickies, but i have linked the guide through the FAQ :)
  4. G!lg@me$h

    G!lg@me$h Let's Rock!

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    Thanks ref :D
  5. hadababyhesaboy

    hadababyhesaboy New Member

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    I know I'm doing something wrong, but I don't know what. It is simple to explain, my PS2 wont acknowledge that there is a storage device (I am using a Seagate external hard drive). I understand that I need a modded PS2, but 1) I can't afford stuff for modding and 2) I've never modded a PS2 slim..... Can someone please help me, or at least give me a link to a guide site for PS2 slim?
  6. refraction

    refraction PCSX2 Coder Contributors Award Winner!

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    Welcome to Swap Magic 3 Official Web Site no modding needed, well maybe some tools they give you.

    as for the USB thing, you should really be using a USB stick, i dont know if it will see a hard drive, but a Stick should work
  7. CheatMaster

    CheatMaster Active Member

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    "All you gotta do now is wait for 10 seconds and If you did it correctly Your Bios would be Dumped."

    Yea "10 seconds" it was like 2-3 minutes I was thinking that my PS2 freezes so wait patiently :)
  8. hamoood

    hamoood New Member

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    Thanks :D

    I have Successfully dumped the bios from my new Slim PS2 :)
  9. hadababyhesaboy

    hadababyhesaboy New Member

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    As I said before, can't afford stuff.... and all I have is the external hard drive....
  10. G!lg@me$h

    G!lg@me$h Let's Rock!

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    @CheatMaster
    ya, sometimes it has to wait for 1-5 min :D

    @hadababyhesaboy
    i think this is more cheaper than dumping BIOS via LAN :rolleyes:
  11. rajathegod

    rajathegod New Member

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    hi there,
    i'm new here n pls tell me what actually we're dumping( exact files). see, there is a folder named bios in pcsx2, n its empty. so we need to fill it. as u said above the bios gets dumped in usb n then waht to to???
  12. Castlevania-fan

    Castlevania-fan New Member

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    @rajathegod
    after you get the bios dumped from your ps2 to your flash drive (usb thumb drive) plug it into your comp and move all contents to the bios folder.
  13. G!lg@me$h

    G!lg@me$h Let's Rock!

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    we are dumping the BIOS
    yea, the folder named bios in pcsx2 is empty, 'cuz the BIOS thing is copyrighted and owned by SONY entertainment
    then, it is not allowed to distribute
    so, the only way get the BIOS is dumped from your own PS2

    after u 've followed the steps, u 'll get the BIOS
    and then, put them to the BIOS folder in PCSX2 ;)
  14. rajathegod

    rajathegod New Member

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    yoyo ppl,
    thanx to all...
  15. G!lg@me$h

    G!lg@me$h Let's Rock!

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    here are WORD and PDF versions of Guide to dump BIOS through USB :)
  16. RealOne

    RealOne PCSX2 FAN

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    See that you have been a bit busy :p, nway, nice work ;)
  17. cyclonmaster

    cyclonmaster EmuAddict-_-;;

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    It's a holiday in china isn't it? Chinese new year this 18 Feb.
  18. G!lg@me$h

    G!lg@me$h Let's Rock!

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    @RealOne
    sorry, i didn't tell you that i was going to use your guide :p

    @cyclonmaster
    ya, New year is coming closer :)
  19. doa123

    doa123 New Member

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    Hi! umm...Emu Crazier yea i did your steps and when i got to the part where i had to put the cd-r in my ps2 some how it jus doesn't load the screen like you said it was . it just went up to the normal ps2 menu like it use to be.. so pleazze read this and helpppppe me out ...thank::bow: :bow:

    Hi! umm...Emu Crazier yea i did your step and when i got to the part where had to put the cd-r in my ps2 some how it jus doesn't load the screen like you said it was . it just went up to the normal ps2 menu like use to be.. so pleazze read this and helpppppe me out ...thank::bow: :bow:
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2007
  20. WingsSF

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    Hi
    some newer (USB 2.0 ????) USB sticks will not work with the PS2!!!
  21. squarie

    squarie New Member

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    Wow... It's the simpliest, fstest and best method ever o_o THANKS!

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