1. MetoMeto

    OP MetoMeto GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Hello guys!

    So i hacked my second Wii.
    My first Wii had option to install BootMii as Boot2.
    Now i'm not to technical but i read that Wii with bootmii as boot 2 is the Brickproof Wii,
    cant be bricked and easily recovered (if you have NAND backup of, which i do).
    So they say basically it;s a better option than having it as IOS.


    So i wanted to ask you is that true, is having bootmii as boot 2 really better than bootmii as IOS in
    regard to brick protection?

    And can someone actually be technical please and explain me the differences in terms of protection and
    in the way they work?

    :yaywii:
     
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  2. Lacius

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    Boot2 is the best protection, since it loads before anything else. As long as you don't remove bootmii as boot2, your Wii is effectively immortal with a NAND backup.

    So, in summary, if your Wii has a vulnerable boot2, you should install bootmii as boot2 and as an IOS.

    Also, this is the Wii U section.
     
  3. MetoMeto

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    Well don't look at me, moderators should move it to the Wii section since i can't.
    i would if i could so... :rolleyes:

    Anyway... My first Wii is boot2 but second one can only install bootmii as IOS.
     
  4. Lacius

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    Install bootmii as boot2 and IOS when you can. If you can't, install only as IOS, and make sure you install Priiloader.
     
  5. MetoMeto

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    My questions are not what should i do though, i already installed bootmii as IOS,
    it can't be installed as boot2, my other Wii is already hacked and it has bootmii as boot2.

    So...
    first Wii: just bootmii as IOS (i mean i dont see an option anyway)
    secont Wii: both bootmii as IOS and boot2

    I was interested in differences and more technical and simple explanation of what
    each does and how good bootmii ISO is as a protection. ^_^

    Im kinda concerned for that other wii that has only bootmii as an IOS and not boot2,
    since i know from what i read that boot2 is better....
     
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  6. Lacius

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    If you install as boot2, you can enter bootmii regardless of whatever you do to your Wii, as long as bootmii as boot2 is functional. It gives you boot access to bootmii regardless of whether or not your system menu, IOS files, etc. are functional.

    Bootmii as IOS doesn't do much to protect you from a lot of bricks, since you need to be able to enter homebrew to get to it. That's what Priiloader is for. It should still be installed as IOS so you can still enter bootmii under some low level bricks where you can still enter the homebrew channel.
     
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    wii starts up with boot0, boot1, boot2 and then loads system menu which loads ios.

    the earlier you can run bootmii the better as it relies on less things working.
     
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    IOS loads before the System Menu. At least for now, OP, install BootMii as an IOS if it won't let you install it as boot2 and get Priiloader. Hopefully soon the SDBoot Exploit will come out and allow everyone to install BootMii as boot2 on patched Wiis.
     
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    i see, so it acts similar to BIOS on a PC.

    I installed Priiloader, i followed ModMii guide.

    Wow that would be cool! Is it really possible that SDBoot exploit will ever come out, are there any updates on it?

    When can we actually expect that..is it worked on and where to follow progress? :wub:
     
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    Idk, I'm not involved with it. There was someone doing it, but I think they took a break.
     
  11. MetoMeto

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    Do you know some links i can check?

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    Oh! I wanted to ask about Priiloader..
    So if boot2 is booted before ISO-es, and after that IOS-es are loaded...when is Priiloader loaded?
     
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    Priiloader is loaded when the system menu is loaded, since it's installed to the system menu. It can't save you in system menu bricks, but it can save you in a lot of other bricks.
     
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    How many "bricks" are there?
    I kinda had an idea that if console bricks its bricked...
     
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    There are lots of types of Wii bricks.
    https://wiibrew.org/wiki/Brick
     
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    All u really need to know is that as long as u don't reinstall a system menu (which uninstalls priiloader) or uninstall a system menu IOS (or install a bad ios to the SM ios slot) u will be able to recovery from most bricks with just priiloader. Just don't be reckless and u won't brick
     
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    Im not only asking about "what to do not to brick", im also curious, so "all i need to know" is actually everything you can trow. Im simply curious beside not wanting to brick my wii. x)

    Also thanks for explanation!
     
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    BootMii as IOS provides no brick protection, it's good for NAND backup but if you need to recover from a brick, you'll probably still need to rely on a hardware flasher. Priiloader can help you recover from certain types of bricks, and you can load BootMii IOS from that in order to restore a NAND backup, so Priiloader + BootMii IOS is still better than nothing, BootMii IOS on its own does nothing though.
     
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    From what kind of bricks?

    Here's the list, point them out please.
    https://wiibrew.org/wiki/Brick
     
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    As far as I remember, banner bricks. If you install some wad with a faulty banner, Priiloader can recover by allowing you to load Homebrew Channel and uninstall the faulty channel so the Wii menu wont load the problematic channel anymore.

    This link has more details: https://wiibrew.org/wiki/Brick
     
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    Also you can recover from system menu theme bricks with just priiloader

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    Possibly also 003 bricks, but only if priiloader was installed after the system menu or system menu IOS but before the system menu is loaded (unless of course you region changed properly using modmii, then u shouldn't 003 brick unless u go out of your way to try and do so)
     
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