So here's what I know so far, I know that the HDD Utility disc is region locked to the console thru the VOB files. (There is a crack of this disc floating around but I can't seem to get it to work properly). i.e. If you have a disc that is from an SCPH-XXXX1 then that disc will only work for that type of console.
So I was wondering what it actually gets locked to and how can it be changed? (Apart from putting in a mod-chip of course). I'm trying to run this on my SCPH-30002RSW console and I don't want to have to install a chip in it.
If it is the rom, then can you inject a new region into your console by changing a file in the rom and then inject it back into your console somehow? I've read that there were some consoles that came out region free and were injected with the countries region codes when they were sold (or shipped).
I really want to be able to do this and if there's an easier way or someone can explain to me how get the disc cracked disc working I would very much appreciate it.