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I installed BootMii v3 on my LU70 4.2U Wii. I was unable to install it as boot2, so I chose to install it as an IOS. I then made a backup NAND. I have 2 questions:
1. I read somewhere that BootMii can be installed as the System Menu IOS or a seperate IOS. Is this true, and if so, how can I check which one I did?
2. I also read that putting a backup NAND on a Wii that doesn't have BootMii installed as boot2 will brick it. Can anyone confirm this?
Thanks in advance.
 

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tylerzentz said:
I installed BootMii v3 on my LU70 4.2U Wii. I was unable to install it as boot2, so I chose to install it as an IOS. I then made a backup NAND. I have 2 questions:
1. I read somewhere that BootMii can be installed as the System Menu IOS or a seperate IOS. Is this true, and if so, how can I check which one I did?
2. I also read that putting a backup NAND on a Wii that doesn't have BootMii installed as boot2 will brick it. Can anyone confirm this?
Thanks in advance.

1. Theoretical possibility that may or may not ever happen. Don't worry about it.
2. Don't restore a NAND with IOS bootmii. Only use it as a LAST AND FINAL resort when you are bricked beyond recovery through anything else, then try to get an infectus or some hardware nand programmer and flash that backup directly to your chip.
 

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Ok. I was doing more research and saw somewhere that using Preloader with BootMii as IOS to restore my NAND backup is safe. Is this true?
 

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tylerzentz said:
Ok. I was doing more research and saw somewhere that using Preloader with BootMii as IOS to restore my NAND backup is safe. Is this true?

Preloader won't make the difference. However, you can really use it to boot up the HBC in case of a brick and execute an app that can help you unbrick your console (only when the brick is not sysmenu IOS related).
 

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tylerzentz said:
Ok. I was doing more research and saw somewhere that using Preloader with BootMii as IOS to restore my NAND backup is safe. Is this true?
When using BootMii/IOS, you can not restore your NAND backup from within Ceiling Cat. RestoreMii will just choke on not finding BootMii/boot2 and refuse to continue.

To restore your backup, you would have to get a NAND writer, for example an Infectus.
 

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joda said:
tylerzentz said:
Ok. I was doing more research and saw somewhere that using Preloader with BootMii as IOS to restore my NAND backup is safe. Is this true?
When using BootMii/IOS, you can not restore your NAND backup from within Ceiling Cat. RestoreMii will just choke on not finding BootMii/boot2 and refuse to continue.

To restore your backup, you would have to get a NAND writer, for example an Infectus.

Wrong.

You will need a GC controller to restore your Nand as you are requested to press all 4 buttons at once(A, B, X, Y) to continue. This is a little tricky but when you got the right timing it will begin to restore your Nand.

Here is a video which shows that it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JApk6-jDvvw
 

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G0dLiKe said:
joda said:
tylerzentz said:
Ok. I was doing more research and saw somewhere that using Preloader with BootMii as IOS to restore my NAND backup is safe. Is this true?
When using BootMii/IOS, you can not restore your NAND backup from within Ceiling Cat. RestoreMii will just choke on not finding BootMii/boot2 and refuse to continue.

To restore your backup, you would have to get a NAND writer, for example an Infectus.

Wrong.

You will need a GC controller to restore your Nand as you are requested to press all 4 buttons at once(A, B, X, Y) to continue. This is a little tricky but when you got the right timing it will begin to restore your Nand.

Here is a video which shows that it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JApk6-jDvvw
I stand corrected then. Thank you.
 

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