Anyway changing Bootmii from boot1 to boot2?

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Aug 9, 2009
  1. sonyman
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    Newcomer sonyman Member

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    Is there anyway of changing Bootmii from boot1 to boot2?
    cus I have it installed as IOS and it doesnt give me the option to install it to boot2

    I mean isnt it pointless installing it in IOS?, cus if u bricked the wii u cant get back into the homebrew channel to boot up bootmii, where as in boot2 it boots straight away?

    On my wii, in the hackmii installer..it says 'The installed boot1 version prevents a boot2 install (-2)' so is there a way to delete the boot1 version to install the boot2 version?



    edit#..nevermind....just found something about having a preloader first.......is it worth having this preloader and could it brick the wii?
     
  2. tanis698

    Member tanis698 GBAtemp Regular

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    nope.. get preloader as long as you can get to hbc from preloader you can use bootmii to restore ur nand if you have to.
     
  3. Dialexio

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    boot1 and boot2 are not the same thing. The Wii has a multi-step boot chain, and boot1 is run before boot2 is. It will be impossible to change boot1, unless SHA-1 gets completely broken.

    Preloader and BootMii, like other things that touch the NAND, can brick your Wii. You are unlikely to get bricked unless you're an idiot that runs said homebrew during a thunderstorm. Preloader is the second-to-best brick preventer, behind BootMii. As mentioned above, you can use Preloaderto go into the Homebrew Channel and run BootMii/IOS.
     
  4. sonyman
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    ic ...cheers for the info...didnt know what a preloader was or did until now [​IMG]
     
  5. codone

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    BootMii is not installed in boot1. If you read that more carefully, its talking about the "installed boot1 version" meaning your version of boot1 does not allow changes to boot2. Not that BootMii is INSTALLED in boot1 (which it cannot be).
     
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    Also i thought you could NOT restore nand from bootmii as IOS ?
     
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    You CAN, but it will tell you it is too dangerous to continue and to press A+B+X+Y if you want to continue with the risk anyways. It has been tested to still work fine, but it's still probably not the best solution you can do if you can get to it at all. Generally if you have a brick in such a way that preloader and the HBC still work, you can most likely still fix it without having to resort to a NAND restore through the IOS version anyways. Restoring your NAND through the IOS version should only be a last resort to fix something, but it does give you that one last option when all else fails.
     

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