4.0 and modchips

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by russelcrowebar, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. russelcrowebar

    russelcrowebar Member

    Mar 29, 2009
    United States
    Hello all, thanks for having me on this forum. I apologize for the n00b nature of my question. I'm new to wii hacking, though I recently installed HBC on my roommate's wii successfully through twilight hack. Fun adventure.

    Anyway, on to my query. I've enjoyed playing my roommate's wii and I'm thinking about getting my own since I'm moving in 4 weeks. Of course, mine will probably come loaded with 4.0. I'm looking at getting a modchip since I don't know enough about downgrading/IOSs/etc. to trust myself performing a soft hack in its entirety, even if a simpler solution were to come out for 4.0u.

    Therefore, my question is, do modchips work on 4.0u, and if so, which is the best/easiest to install? Solderless is a must, with my clumsiness I'd end up with solder all over the place. I was looking specifically at drivekey.


    Thanks, I look forward to meeting all of you.
  2. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 6, 2007
    A modchip will work fine on 4.0, the system cannot detect it.
    Flatcable chips (like drivekey indeed) are the easiest way, no soldering required at all

    But 4.0 is quite new, I don't think Wii's in the stores have that fw yet. You might get one with 3.3 or 3.4. Those FW's will allow you to install hombrew. Such as the new upcoming USB Iso loader