BootMii? Convince Me!

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by squablo, May 21, 2009.

  1. squablo

    squablo GBAtemp Regular

    May 3, 2007
    United States
    BootMii looks really nice, but Im a little confused/concerned about the whole process. This is the story of my wii, and I love the idea of being 'brick proof' but I have some concerns, so here goes:

    -Launch Wii
    -Twilight Hack installed
    -Installed original Homebrew channel on release
    -Upgraded only to 3.2 (Never went higher)
    -Only ever really installed a few Wads (less than 10) and always deleted with Wad Manager and never thru data management
    -Bought Madworld on release, prompted for update, so to bypass, installed softmii package (with preloader 0.28, cIOSCorp, cIOS rev 9,etc)
    -Installed cIOS rev 10 and all other things as instructed in the guide for wani's upgrader to 4.0
    -Upgraded to 4.0U with wani's updater, which wiped out preloader, etc.
    -Did the patch to gain full use of SD features
    -Current state

    I really dont like installing wads, not even forwarders, and right now only have 2 on my system, and a few on my SD card. I dont really like messing with the NAND at all, and I see way too many threads on here about people bricking their wiis, so here are my reasons for wanting to upgrade with BootMii

    1. Brick proof with NAND backup
    2. New homebrew channel version with usb support
    3. Interface looks pretty nice
    4. Just bought Punch Out, and would like to be able to play it from the disc channel. BootMii would allow me to backup my NAND before doing the system update on the disc, and if things went wrong with the update (Nintendo breaking my setup by slipping something in the update) then I could go back with BootMii, correct?


    1. Not being able to uninstall it
    2. Possible brick during install? (paranoid about extra stuff that my be laying in my system from preloader, or wad installs, etc)
    3. Currently using a SDHC 8GB card, but new homebrew channel doesnt read SDHC, correct?

    So here we are. Should I install? If so, how should I prep my wii in order to have the most clean, best NAND backup? Should I wait for the next release? Or, should I just keep things the way they currently are.
  2. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 19, 2008
    United States
    Sandy, UT
    Just do it. If it can't install for some reason it'll tell you. The thing's made so that it won't screw up and cause a brick.

    There's no uninstaller at the moment, but if you take the BootMii files off of your SD Card it'll be like it's not even there.
  3. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

    Jan 4, 2008
    you cannot uninstall it yet
    ill have to say that you should wait for future release

    i think that this beta is just for devs so that they could betatest programs on theri wii without the worry of bricks
    and others just wait till it develops to a better build that may have more features

    but what the heck, you have a launch wii, install bootmii as boot2
  4. SenorClean

    SenorClean GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 21, 2008
    It seems a bit loopy to trust installing softmii and all that crap more than just updating.... If you have cIOS, there's no reason to be afraid of real 4.0 - especially now bannerbomb is on the way.

    I'd install it, and keep a backup of your NAND safe.
  5. ToneEQ

    ToneEQ GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 14, 2007
    South Wales
    If you do decide to install it, I wouldn't worry about cleaning your system. You haven't downgraded etc so as long as it's all working as it should then do a NAND backup for extra peace of mind, it'll be good if you do screw up at any point. If you have a SDHC card then wait for the SDHC bug to be fixed/tested and a new version released.

    Works fine with preloader BTW.
  6. Wiisel

    Wiisel GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 4, 2008
    you should make a dump after installing Bootmii and if you want to clean up the wii backup that dump on pc then clean up and do another that way you have one to fall back on if you mess up whilst having a cleanup.

    you can also do a fs dump or use wanins wad maker to dump HBC 1.0.1 give it another ID and have both versions installed.

    or just dont do the update for HBC since thats a seperate option in the installer.

  7. WiiPower

    WiiPower GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 17, 2008
    Gambia, The
    You can install the new HBC without installing BootMii. But you should wait for the next release which will include a great SDHC fix*.

    The brick danger by installing BootMii as boot2 is low, and when it's once done and you made a nand backup, you are brick proof as long as you don't let nintendo update(maybe even then, but if nintendo updates boot2, BootMii boot2 would be overwritten).

    *I heard from svpe at #wiidev, that all sdhc cards working with the 4.0 system menu, should work with the new HBC when it uses IOS61(when 4.0 is installed before HBC installation)
  8. squablo

    squablo GBAtemp Regular

    May 3, 2007
    United States
    thanks for the replies guys, still not sure what to do here though....gonna think it over a few times throughout the day.
  9. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    should have called the thread BootMii? Convince mii [​IMG]