Advice for those new to Wii Hacking

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Jul 28, 2008
  1. WB3000
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    Member WB3000 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    This should assist those who have any questions regarding the latest things on IOS37, the Wii Downgrader, and the Custom IOS.

    IOS37-64-v2070.wad

    What is it: This is a packed format of IOS37, which is used during the Custom IOS installation. It is placed on the root of your SD card, and then the Custom IOS installer patches this and installs it as IOS249.
    • Nobody will or rightfully can link this to you. It contains Nintendo's copyright code.
    • Find it on Google
    • Can't find it, look again [​IMG]
    • Sometimes different Google languages might work, such as Google Deutschland (Thanks, Badges)
    • There is a way to download the files from Nintendo needed to make IOS37, but it is a bit more complicated. (Directory of those files, add the tmd, and the content files, such as 00000000, 00000001, etc.) (Thanks, dsfgd, Jacobeian)
    • You need this for the cIOS installation
    • Put it at the root of the SD card during installation.
    • If you receive (ret=-1), put it in your SD card root, because you didn't.
    • Do NOT install this with the Wad Manager, or any Wad program. It is used only with this cIOS installer.
    Wii Downgrader (AKA "IOS Downgrader") (Generally used thread)

    What is it: This is a program by Waninkoko which downgrades your Wii to a previous firmware version. This lets you access the features (or vulnerabilities) of past firmwares which are currently patched. It relies on the Custom IOS to function.
    • This can bring you either up or down in the firmware version.
    • Why use this? You can get system menu trucha support back, amongst other things.
    • If you receive errors, make sure you have a working internet connection.
    • Unlike this cIOS installer, this program downloads what it needs from Nintendo. If for some reason it stops working for everybody, they probably removed their files or something.
    • Be absolutely careful with this, it is messing around with your IOS files, etc.
    • Do NOT turn your Wii off during a downgrade until the process is finished.
      Correction: The Downgrader is threaded, so nothing will be installed until it is finished. (Thanks, teq)
    Custom IOS (AKA cIOS or IOS249) (Generally used thread)

    What is it: Homebrew can use this IOS to do things it couldn't previously do, such as have access to the entire DVD drive, or be able to uninstall itself, which a normal IOS could not do. It is installed as a patch to IOS37, and can also be uninstalled.
    • This is a custom IOS, or rather, a patched version of IOS37 which allows homebrew software to do things it couldn't do before.
    • Mainly this is for DVD access, which can be used to dump games over wifi for instance.
    • It requires the IOS37-64-v2070.wad to be on the root of SD card when installing.
    • There is also an uninstaller, which can remove the Custom IOS.
    • The specific number of the Custom IOS is IOS249, so when reading that, remember they are one in the same.
    • This does NOT change anything that you can see on your Wii, ie, not the System Menu.
    • It will not override the IOS37, it installs to the 249th slot of your Wii's IOS placement.
    General Advice:
    • Do not ask questions that have been already asked, this can clog a thread and get quite annoying
    • This means that you should read an entire thread through
    • Something like the Firefox Re-Pagination addon would be helpful in this case, as it can put all the pages into one, then you would just do a search for your question.
    • Always Google, but if your question cannot be found after 3 searches, then post a thread on it if you feel one is needed, or use a related thread after you read through the entire thing for your question.
    • All of these homebrew programs can be used on any firmware which runs homebrew, it doesn't have to be any specific one.
    Mirrors:

    Yes, you can find the Wii Downgrader and the Custom IOS Installer and Uninstaller on a Non-Spanish site.

    cIOS Rev3 Installer Mirrors:

    http://www.badongo.com/file/10575308
    http://www.zshare.net/download/1602690839eddb95/
    http://rapidshare.com/files/132711161/cios...taller.zip.html
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NQL7S3NL

    cIOS Uninstaller Rev3 Mirrors:

    http://www.badongo.com/file/10600384
    http://rapidshare.com/files/133098300/cios...er_v11.zip.html

    IOS Downgrader Mirrors:

    http://www.badongo.com/file/10575326
    http://www.zshare.net/download/16026982251d8f10/
    http://rapidshare.com/files/132711477/cios...r_v1.1.zip.html
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=N6IXK7A6


    Well, that's that, if you have any additions to add, or any comments, please do say!
     


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    covers almost everything, hopefully N00bs will stop asking for copyrighted code n stuff like that
     
  3. James B.

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    Must we update our Wii completely before using any of these programs? I just need 1 update to be at the most recent version though.
     
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    No, you can be at any firmware which allows homebrew to be run. Though generally the downgrader is only useful if your on a later firmware.
     
  5. Alex86

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    well, again i get
    downloading ticket ... ERROR! (ret= -1)

    internet connection is ok( i can browser channels, but recieve 61010 when trying kart or brawl connection)
     
  6. Shuny

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    Repost :

    You want the WAD named IOS37-64-2070.wad ? I can't give it to you. But I've heard something.

    http://www.shunyweb.info/

    Here is my website. Someone told me that if you add the extension of the file you're looking for to the URL, you may find it on this site. Let's check .... hmmmm ....

    http://www.shunyweb.info/iso

    Maybe an ISO ? Meh, no, I'm not looking for an ISO ...
     
  7. WildWon

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    That is probably the most optimistic thing i've ever read on these boards. And i'd agree with you. Except i was one of those noobs that asked which card i should buy while there was sticky saying "ask all questions here."

    I support your thought, but man... thats a far-off dream. [​IMG]

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    @WB3000 - Very nice post here, by the way. I know nothing of custom ios's for the Wii, but this is a great place to start! Keep up the good work [​IMG]
     
  8. Rock Raiyu

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    Small question. I like playing Brawl and all so if I use the downgrader to go back to 3.0 or lower, is there another way to play Brawl?
     
  9. F0ur2o

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    Excellent post WB3000

    Sticky.
     
  10. skawo96

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    Second that.
     
  11. Nineveh

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    Excellent thread WB, good to see an effort made to simplify things for those new to cIOS.

    Shuny: C'est vraiment ennuyeux qu'on peut pas dire les urls pour telecharger tout on doit avoir pour faire homebrew, donc j'espere que tu veux pas avoir des problemes pour poster comme ca! [​IMG]
     
  12. Shuny

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    Non mais ce qui est illégal, c'est de pointer un lien direct ou indirect vers le WAD correspondant. Moi, je donne juste l'adresse de mon site avec une petite énigme. Aucun lien direct/indirect sur le WAD donc c'est borderline mais ca passe [​IMG]
     
  13. skawo96

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    WARNING BABEL FISH: Il n'a pas dit le lien entier, ainsi je pense qu'il n'aura pas un problème, mais il devrait faire attention

    Anyway, if this thread'll be stickied then we will not have 100 topics od downgrader problems! [​IMG] Yay!
    If it didn't get stickied, we have to bump it...
     
  14. Shuny

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    Your traduction worked great [​IMG]

    But I don't fear Nintendo and I don't think they'll rush me because I've hosted a WAD file [​IMG]
     
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    Yea, i think this should be stickied. That way we have more room for spams of GBAEMULATOR FOR DS!!!!!1ROFFLZ11!!! or C4n N46 romZ b3 Play3d on Da DEE ESS!@?

    Oh dear lord. I almost punched myself in the throat whilst typing that.

    On a serious note: Yes, sticky this bitch!
     
  16. dsfgd

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    there is a way to download it from nintendos server

    you just need to know the filenames and how to make a wad out of it, then you can download it from
    https://nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/ccs/download/0000000100000025/
     
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    Can someone answer my question?
     
  18. skawo96

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    On 3.1 you can play Brawl, on 3.0 not.
     
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    did nintendo change the way to access there servers again? doesnt work for me(i have my brower set up for wii shop, not used it for a long time tho)
     
  20. Alex86

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    still
    downloading ticket ... ERROR! (ret= -1)
    what can be done?
    internet is ok. internet browser works.
     

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