History of Modbo modchip versions

There are many modchips that have a name starting with Modbo. The goal of this section is just to help you understand what Modbo modchip variants are out there, and how they compare to each other.

One thing to keep in mind is that these chips weren’t all designed by the same group of people, and that pretty much all of the chips being sold today are Chinese clones of some of the later designs.

Another thing to keep in mind is that all Modbo chips are actually clones of Matrix Infinity modchips, they run the same firmware.

For more information about Modbo modchips click here, for more information about PS2 modchips in general click here.

The history of the Modbo modchips is (these dates may not be exactly right):

  • Original Modbo developers
    • Modbo 1.0
    • Modbo 1.1 (early 2005)
    • Modbo 3.0 (early 2006)
    • Modbo 4.0 (mid 2006)
  • Modbo Team
    • Modbo 2.0 (late 2005)
    • Modbo 2.1 (early 2006)
    • Modbo 520 (mid 2006)
    • Modbo 530 (mid 2006)
    • Modbo 735 (mid 2006)
    • Modbo 745 (mid 2006)
    • Modbo 760 (mid 2006)
  • Other developers
    • Modbo 750 (early 2006)
    • Modbo 5.0 (2010)

Modbo 1.0

I can’t find much information about the Modbo 1.0 chips other than that they existed at some point in time.

Modbo 1.1
Modbo 1.1 modchip

The Modbo 1.1 was an earlier chip compatible with V1-V12 consoles. Modbo 1.1 chips supported stealth mode, sleep mode, DVD9 playback, booting homebrew from CD, as well as booting homebrew from USB.

Modbo 1.2
Modbo 1.2 modchip

Modbo 1.2 modchips were compatible with V1-V12 consoles and was released towards the middle of 2005.

Modbo 2.0
Modbo 2.0 modchip

The Modbo 2.0 was released in late 2005. It appears to be a clone of the earlier Modbo 1.1 and Modbo 1.2 chips, officially supporting V1-V13 consoles. Some bug fixes were added to the chip to prevent it from bricking on firmware updates, and more stable DVD9 playback.

Modbo 2.1

The Modbo 2.1 was an updated version of the Modbo 2.0 with an updated layout an firmware.

Modbo 3.0
Modbo 3.0 modchip

The Modbo 3.0 was released in early 2006 and was the first Modbo chip that follows the same diagrams that are published in this guide. It is officially compatible with V5-V12 consoles. It supports stealth mode, sleep mode, DVD9 playback, multi-disk games, and anti modchip games (on V9-V12 systems), booting homebrew from CD, as well as booting homebrew from USB..

Modbo 4.0
Modbo 4.0 modchip

The Modbo 4.0 was released towards the middle of 2006. It’s an updated version of the Modbo 3.0 with official support with V5-V16 consoles. Modbo 4.0 chips being sold today are clones with an updated firmware.

Modbo 5.0
Modbo 5.0

The Modbo 5.0 is the newest Modbo modchip and was released in 2010. It officially supports V1-V16 consoles. Modbo 5.0 chips being sold today are clones with an updated firmware.

Modbo 520

The Modbo 520 is an updated version of the Modbo 2.0 modchip with an added optional Z wire to support the Action Replay Max.

Modbo 530

The Modbo 530 was an updated version of the Modbo 520 with a revised board layout.

Modbo 735

The Modbo 735 was an updated version of the Modbo 530 with support for V5-V16 systems. It was designed to be a cheaper alternative to the Modbo 745.

Modbo 745

The Modbo 745 was an updated version of the Modbo 530 with support for V1-V16 systems. Another key new feature was support for booting directly from the hard drive.

Modbo 750
Modbo 750 modchip

The Modbo 750 was an updated version of the Modbo 3.0 with support for V1-V16 systems. Modbo 750 chips being sold today are clones with an updated firmware.

Modbo 760

The Modbo 760 was an updated version of the Modbo 745 with support for V1-V16 and an updated board layout.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of