Brand new wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by CrazySka, Apr 9, 2011.

Apr 9, 2011

Brand new wii by CrazySka at 2:53 PM (915 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. CrazySka
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    Former Staff CrazySka The Original Ska

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    I have a wii now but I want to get a 2nd one to keep on hand incase something happens with my used wii. Question is are the new wii's able to be put the soft mod on? if not can you back the firmware down? What version Wii's are being sold?

    I guess I just want to make sure if I get a new wii that I will still be able to run my homebrew app's on it as well as my super nintendo emulator lol.

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  2. brausm08

    Member brausm08 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    new wii's are softmoddable (ModMii FTW)....don't downgrade them beyond 4.0 though (downgrading is pointless though)

    all new wiis ship with 4.3, so have a exploit game available to install HBC
     
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    Newer Wiis won't be able to install Bootmii as bootv2 (which is the safest way to protect you from a brick, with any other protection like Priiloader or Bootmii as an IOS, you might need an infectus, some soldering skills and an backup in the worst case to save your Wii). DVDs won't work on newer Wiis, doesn't matter if burned or retail movies (so no burned Wii-Games or GC-Games). Besides that, everything else (like USB-Loading) will work. And you'll need a game to mod the Wii (Super Smash Bros, Indiana Jones, etc., see ModMii for Infos).

    http://gbatemp.net/t207126-modmii-for-windows
     
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    Can install priiloader for bannerbrick protection (and just don't mess with the system menu/system menu IOS), but it's obviously not as good as bootmii/boot2.
     
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    Say I want to find a older wii that will play DVD's What do I need to look for? Like if I get one of ebay or craigslist? Im new to this all so im just curious what I need to look for and where to look for it, or how to tell the person im buying it from to look for it at.

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  6. Magsor

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    If on system menu 4.0 and lower(people usually don't update their wii) its a easy way to find out.
     
  7. totalnoob617

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    its the dvd drive that prevents you from runing burned discs ,you have 2 options
    1 buy a whole ne dvd drive ,it has to be a non d2-e or d2-3 drive,there about $40
    or 2 instead of buying a whole new dvd drive(which i think would be easier,and not much more expensie)you could buy the mother board from an old wii dvd drive that is compatable with burned discs
    there sold online for about 30 or 25 $,then you would just swap out the motherboard from your dvd drive with that one,i never did it so i cant really say how much harder it is than just replacing the whole drive

    also someone mentioned infectus,what is that? a mod chip that makes a copy of your nand?kinda like a nor/nand flasher? and if you were to use that to unbrick your wii ,would it only help you if you had it installed before you brick your wii and had a nand backup made before you bricked?

    also what about those unbrick any wii discs i see being sold? do they only work if your wii has bootmi installed as boot2?

    also what is that chip that that is supposed to unbrick your wii that i saw in a video by marcan,i think ts called savemii, and its a usb dongle,how does that work? and would it also require bootmii installed as boot2?
     
  8. techboy

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    Savemii just puts you in the recovery mode so you can launch autoboot discs. It does the same as "savemiifrii" (holding down all 4 D-pad buttons on a GC controller connected to port 4 during boot). Savemii came out before the GC controller method was discovered.
     

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