Booting to Bootmii or Preloader

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by RavRob, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. RavRob
    OP

    RavRob Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    71
    0
    Nov 19, 2008
    Canada
    How is that done? I can't remember how to do it. My buddy may have bricked his wii. He gets a black screen on boot.

    Thanks
     
  2. megatron_lives

    megatron_lives GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    272
    1
    Jul 6, 2006
    Hampshire
    to boot preloader, turn on wii while holding the reset button.

    For bootmii, add bootmii files to a compatable sd card and turn on the wii. Alternatively, if you haven't got a complete brick and can boot preloader, boot preloader and load the hombrew channel, then press the home button and select bootmii ios (or whatever the option is)

    Have you installed bootmii as cios or boot2?

    Also, how did the wii brick?
     
  3. razorback78

    razorback78 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,183
    0
    Aug 3, 2009
    i think this should be at the wii hacking forum.
     
  4. RavRob
    OP

    RavRob Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    71
    0
    Nov 19, 2008
    Canada
    This is actually for a friend. He tried to upgrade his wii to v 4.2 but it gave him a message "upgrade failed". Now on boot he gets a black screen.

    He says he had Bootmii installed as ios before the failed upgrade.

    I suspect he had to format his card to load all the new goodies for the upgrade. So he likely does not have bootmii on the SD card anymore. I will tell him to download it again and place it on the card and see what gives.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. judremy

    judremy Member

    Newcomer
    16
    0
    Aug 11, 2006
    United States
    Michigan, United States
    That won't do any good. The files are created during the install of bootmii and are not part of the installation package. Someone here could upload their bootmii folder from their SD card and that SHOULD work.
     
  6. Ultralex

    Ultralex GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    334
    8
    Mar 18, 2009
    Gambia, The
    thw wii is dead.
    if he had prloader it is dead because of the 4.2 update.
    and bootmii ios won't boot on startup only bootmii boot2 would,so your friend has good looking paperweight now.
     
  7. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

    Member
    9,135
    536
    Sep 12, 2009
    Canada
    Ontario
    if he has a nand backup w/ keys, DeadlyFoez (on this forum) should be able to fix it using his infectus chip (or u can learn to do it yourself)
     
  8. RavRob
    OP

    RavRob Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    71
    0
    Nov 19, 2008
    Canada
    Thanks guys. I'll pass this info to him.

    I appreciate all the help and comments received.

    Cheers
     
  9. stingray1059

    stingray1059 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    193
    0
    Feb 7, 2009
    wow another bricked wii from a friend!

    why is it that its always the "friend" who bricks their wii?