Can you safely update wii system to it's latest firmware?

Can you safely update wii system to it's latest firmware?

TheDestroyer
Apr 4, 2011
Can I update the wii system's firmware to latest version safely even it's hardmoded? I don't know what chip used but is it safe to do so on any chip available?

Thanks!!

» 4 Answers

  • Sir VG
    Apr 4, 2011
    Yes, but it will kill some of the softmods.

    However, there really is no point in going past 4.1, as pretty much 4.2 and 4.3 firmwares were pretty much ways to kill some of the softmods like BannerBomb. At least 4.1 had somewhat of a purpose - fixing the glitch caused by Wii Sports Resort.
  • TheDestroyer
    Apr 4, 2011
    Okay how do you update through 4.1? Do you have to download the update? if so, where to? Thanks very much! I am new to wii scene. and would like to learn more about it on following days. I have a wii from a friend of mine. and to be honest, he doesn't know anything much about wii either. I just wanted it upgraded before anything else. So you're saying 4.3 is the latest one? just blocks stuff right? So I guess, ill stay 4.1 if thats the case.
  • kylster
    Apr 4, 2011
    update your console via ModMii :) and it's pretty idiot proof but a simple answer would be to DL the was version of the system menu you would like. You can DL these files through ModMii or NUSD and install by Wad Manager. Make sure you have the latest HBC installed and you will not lose any softmods!
  • bazamuffin
    Apr 4, 2011
    You can update to 4.3 if you wish and use SmashStack or one of the Lego Hacks to launch an exploit. As a modchip is installed you can use a backup of one of the games and then use Modmii to modify the Wii. One advantage of doing it this way is that your IOS's will then be up to date. With apps like Priiloader you can re-enable Bannerbomb in case you need to re-install HBC at some point

    Its all down to you at the end of the day, you can have any system menu you wish (down to 2.0) but just make sure that you have a non-stub menu IOS in place otherwise you may brick the unit