Any loaders that work with existing wii software (IOS)?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by muchica18, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. muchica18

    muchica18 Newbie

    Dec 31, 2009
    United States
    Are there any backup loaders in development that don't require installing a custom IOS? I see this is a somewhat risky procedure to install custom IOSes but I understand why they all have to have a custom IOS so far. Just curious as to the current state of development, thanks. Also, do you need a custom IOS no matter what version of system menu you have on your wii?
  2. lolzed

    lolzed The GBAtemp Pichu

    Sep 13, 2008
    you pretty much need a cIOS,it ain't hard installing one,just go WAD Manager and install it
  3. pepxl

    pepxl GFX W!Z4RD

    Jun 19, 2009
    u first need to hack your wii before any homebrew can be ran successfully ran that uses a custom IOS, like USB Loaders and even Wad Manager that needs a trucha enabled IOS to install wad based IOSes
  4. giantpune

    giantpune GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 10, 2009
    United States
    no. that what the c in cIOS is for... custom. The way the wii works, nintendo has 256 places for IOSes. There ore only like 20 that are actively being used, and about 15 that are currently filled by not functional stubs. the cIOSes used by backup loaders are just a copy of a normal IOS with some patches (thats the custom part) and installed into one of the spots that is not important for the wii to function. It is those patches and shit that allow the IOS to be able to load backups. There is really like 0.0001% chance that you will brick a wii just by installing a IOS to a non-important spot.

    The exceptions to this rule are cIOScorp, which installs a cIOS to a bunch of the stock IOS spots. And the trucha bug restorer, which overwrites 15 and 36 (with older stock versions of IOS) in order to get a thucha capable IOS on the wii. But with TBR, there is still little risk that anything will brick the wii, since the IOS necessary for the Wii to start are untouched.
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