Hacking A Semi-Brick and Two Associated Newbie Questions

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What's up guys!

I recently bought a softmodded and semi-bricked Wii.

I searched here, on reddit and in guides for solutions for Semi-brick, but each case I read looked a little different - both to each other and mine - so, being inexperienced, I couldn't pinpoint which one offered the most suitable solution to my problem.

As far as I could understand, the problem revolves around a wrong System Menu update. My console is originally from the USA region - LU654357345 - but the currently installed System Menu is v4.3J on IOS 80 (Preset is set to Japan as well).

I suppose then that I have to reinstall a US System Menu, correct?

My HBC is 1.1.2 / IOS 58 v24.32 and BootMii is v1.5, installed as IOS only.

Can I simply use Modmii's Region Change function to make this change or do I need to do something else before or after?

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Associated Newbie Questions

01. I don't have Priiloader installed. Should I install it before trying to resolve the region issue? (I mean, doesn't Semi-brick get in the way of this process?) I had read that to have a working backup Priiloader must be installed on a different IOS than the one I would be recovering (on the Complete Softmod Guide - Bricks Section). What? - Can I use Modmii to install Priiloader correctly too? Or in this case is it recommended to go the "manual" path?

02. The combination of Ignorance, Semi-brick and not having Priiloader installed left me walking on eggshells. For that same reason I didn't post Syscheck here. Is it safe for me to attempt a Sycheck through Modmii to post here? Should I do this before or after installing Priiloader and preparing a Backup?

That is all. In short, I would like to know how to solve Semi-brick, but I have questions associated with precautions to be taken first.

Sorry for the long post.
 

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When I try to access the settings area via the Wii Menu, I get an error message from Opera (mac: FIX / US / ENG / index01.html, if I'm not mistaken).

The two associated questions are related to the Syscheck post.

I don't have Priiloader or Syscheck installed. Would Semi-Brick get in the way of trying to install the first, back up NAND, and then install and do the second? Could I use Modmii to do this?

Or for now is it better to just try to install and run Syscheck? - and again, could I use Modmii for that even with Semi-brick and without Priiloader installed?
 

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Do u have access to the homebrew channel? If so, just save the syscheck to your sd or fat32 USB apps folder and run it via the hbc.

You can probably use modmii, but let's see a syscheck first. Most likely you will need to reinstall the system menu either via the main wizard or the region change wizard
 

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So, here's the Syscheck:

SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: NTSC-U
System Menu 4.3J (v512)
Priiloader installed
Drive date: 07.14.2008
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

Hollywood v0x21
Console ID: 80662238
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: Brazil (16)
Boot2 v4
Found 89 titles.
Found 59 IOS on this console. 6 of them are stubs.

IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS5 (rev 514): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS31 (rev 3608): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS37 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4123): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5661): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS59 (rev 7201): No Patches
IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS202[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222[38] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223[38+37] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, Beer Ticket
IOS245[37] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS246[38] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS247[53] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS248[55] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249[56] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS251[58] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS252[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 08/05/2021.

It looks like then Priiloader is installed. But there is no file related to it on SD card, or sign of it in HBC Menu.
 
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Okay, so this is what you do

First, make a nand backup. To do so make sure you have a "bootmii" folder on your sd card. If u are missing it, grab the bootmii sd files from modmii classic (iirc from main menu enter 2, bsd, d, y). Then start the homebrew channel and hit the home button (or hold reset while turning on the wii to access priiloader) and launch bootmii. From there make a nand backup like so:

Then launch Modmii's region change wizard and select 4.3U (or anything u want really). Follow this guide completely.

Finally, run another syscheck, then drag and drop your NEW syscheck.csv file onto modmii.exe, and it will address a few other issues I noticed in your syscheck (you have some patched IOSs that aren't recommended, etc.). After you're finished with your custom syscheck updater guide, you may want to make another nand backup, just so that if u ever need to restore a backup u won't need to repeat any of the above steps

Grab modmii from modmii.github.io

Good luck!

P. S. "virginizing" the console using the Wii's keys (retrieved when making a nand backup) and ohneschwanzenegger can be a backup plan if the above doesn't work... but it will work if u follow the directions carefully
 
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