Hello everyone, First, I'd like to thank all people who made homebrew on Wii possible. I discovered it a few weeks ago and am very happy with it. There's just this thing I can't figure out. I run firmware 3.1E on a European PAL Wii with no internet connection and Homebrew Channel 0.8beta. For what I understand reading/searching the posts here (honestly read almost everything), I can't run certain WiiWare titles and the Backup Loader 0.3 with this current firmware. I therefor searched for the best version to install, but I can't find the answer. Some say 3.2E, others say 3.3E but almost all answers are somehow related to the october 23rd update, which I never installed. What's the answer for 3.1E? I also like to try the Backup Loader, but there's too much terms in this process. I figured out that IOS is the Wii's firmware, and cIOS is a custom one that runs some stuff better. I have to install some cIOS and Wii Shop Channel, but almost all answers are also connected to the october 23rd update. Do I seriously have to install a Shop Channel, download an official Nintendo update (3.4??) then patch it down to 3.2/3.3? I would be really thankful if someone can give me a detailed explanation on: - what's the best firmware, - how do I get that specific version on my PAL Wii, - how to get the Backup Loader working, and if I have to use internet on Wii to do this. Please note that I'm not some n00b asking stuff ten seconds after discovering this forum. I really searched a lot but couldn't find a 100% clear solution, which I really like to have because I'm afraid to brick my Wii. Thanks a lot!