> Will this method of reading chips would help with thoop2 (TH Strikes Back) and py2k2
> (Photo Y2K 2) ?
I just mentioned that the suicide chips are an entirely different problem (since you can't even remove them from the PCB) so no, it won't help with thoop2, we have NO TECHNIQUE for those games.
Photo Y2k 2 is almost probably exploitable just with a trojan, like the original, unless IGS patched up all the exploits, if so it won't need a decap at all, just somebody to put the effort in. Also, as we don't know exactly what those ARM chips are internally (specific models etc.) we don't know if there's actually a readout mechanism for them at all or if they're custom and have no readout.