Anyone figure out a way to childproof updates?

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  1. TheOtherMii
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    I mean... lets say you have a pretty childproof system that you're setting up for someone who isn't of the most technical mind. You're not putting in ATD, or even WAD manager... you already did the dangerous stuff.... the only real danger is a nintendo update. And while it doesn't happen often, there are a few different things that can ask for an update even if you have the preloader hack installed to block updates from discs. Let's say they update the shop channel... or one of the kids is messing with the internet settings and says yes to an update without knowing about not to. They should know. But they don't call it childproofing for no reason.

    So the question is... is there a way to block official updates, even if the user says yes to one?

    While a NAND backup will solve the problem, and should always, and is being made... it's not technically childproofing... it's child-anticipating.
     
  2. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The best solution is to update to 4.0 yourself since there's nothing "dangerous" about it. Just install the patched IOS60 when you're done and set Preloader or StartPatch hacks and you should be alright.
     
  3. kLiNiKaL

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    abortion.

    problem fucking solved.
     
  4. TheOtherMii
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    Already on 4.0... and I know there's nothing dangerous about it.
    Point is eventually we're gonna be getting a 4.1 and onward. We don't know what updating to these will do (if 4.1U is like J then nothing), but eventually something might be effected. For a general user, the rule is to not update. That's what I tell everyone I upgrade. Every once in awhile some one will say.. well what if my kid does it by mistake? I tell them for now nothing will happen, but in the future, I can't be so sure."

    I think I'm leaning more toward the third posters solution. Fuck em. They have a backup if they ever get screwed. Their fault for having kids.
     
  5. Jeomite

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    bootmii + NAND backup is your best bet...
     
  6. WiiPower

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    Only cildproof way is no dangerous software on sd card, a disc update blocker and NO internet connection on the Wii.

    Or alternatively let preloader autoboot a loader and make it next to impossible to boot anything else with it.(except for you of course)
     
  7. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

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    Exactly, nothing more you can do. Forsaekn once wanted to make something like this (a custom System Menu, which will Update to the newest Version, but patch the bad things out, like the Psp) but it was abadonned. It's like always:

    Kids + Hacking = BAD!
     
  8. kLiNiKaL

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    Consoles r for grown men....no children allowed they just cause grief.

    China's policy on the children is simple and effective. :-)
     
  9. asdf

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    I just don't let the little bastards touch my Wii without me watching like a friggin hawk.

    I lol'd.
     
  10. bazamuffin

    bazamuffin RESIDENT DILF

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    Sounds like somebody's a bit childish themselves. 'NO! Its MY Wii! Mommy, he's touching the Wii agaaaaain.....'
     
  11. kLiNiKaL

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    sounds like someone is too immature to comprehend sarcasm... [​IMG]

    if you've got kids....you will understand.
     
  12. kobykaan

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    easy as above no wads/anything on the SD card if you have to use an SD card at all!? ...Or remove it ...use a CHANNEL loader and not one through the Homebrew channel turn off or leave off Wii 24connect/If you have no use for weather channel or news remove them (make sure you know how to put them back)

    by far the easiest way is to EDUCATE THEM on proper usage ..explain to them one of the following ...

    a) Warn if they break it and they have to have the money taken out of their pocket money for a repair!

    b) What will they play games on if the DO break it!

    c) If they miss treat it you will remove the ability to play backups totally so they have NO NEW GAMES ever and have to save up for them and actually buy them!

    d) Tell them if any game suggests anything about needs to update or whatever to inform the nearest adult or you or whatever to ask if its ok to do so....as they have to be confirmed or warn you onscreen first!

    e) Scrub the disks before burning to remove updates etc before handing them over thus no disk updates

    f) Install Preloader and get it to block updates (also mentioned above)



    @kLiNiKaL bit late for that technique they are too old now!
     
  13. bazamuffin

    bazamuffin RESIDENT DILF

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    Sounds like somebody took the bait [​IMG] Btw, I have 3 kids
     
  14. kLiNiKaL

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    sounds like someone is a troll lol
     
  15. bazamuffin

    bazamuffin RESIDENT DILF

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    lol, it was fun. Back on topic I was gonna suggest preloader/starpatch hacks, but saw an opportunity to have a pop. My apologies
     
  16. kLiNiKaL

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    moment of stupidity accepted [​IMG]