Please: Do Install- Bootmii, Priiloader, and Indiana Pwns.- These will help you recover from bricks. Make a nand backup, and keep a copy of your nand and keys in a safe place. Trucha patch your system ios Remove stubbed ios versions _____________________________________________________________ Below is a list of things you can do, if you wish to brick your wii. Please do not do these things. Never....ever, ever: Never uninstall your system menu Your wii will not work very well without a system menu. Never uninstall your system menu ios Ios30, Ios50, Ios60, Ios70, Ios80, Ios90 Never uninstall any ios less the 200. Ios files under 200 are important to the wii, it is very important you will brick. Never ever uninstall. Remove Stubbed System IOS files Stubbed ios files are installed by Nintendo durring system update. If a wii is ever downgraded with these stubbed ios in place the wii will brick. IOS30-v2816, IOS50-v5120, IOS60-v6400, IOS70-v6912, these are stubbes You can remove them by installing: cIOS30-v6174.zip, cIOS50-v4889.zip, cIOS60-v6174.zip, cIOS70-v6174.zip Example: Down from 4.0 to 3.2, then up to 3.4 = brick with IOS50-v5120 installed Example: Down from 4.2 to 3.2, then up to 4.1 = brick with IOS60-v6400 installed Example: Down from 4.3 to 4.1, then up to 4.2 = brick with IOS70-v6912 installed Never Update online Updating online will remove all softmods, bootmii included, and could brick your wii. Don't do this unless you're instructed to do so by a forum mod. Never update from disk Updating from disk can brick or semi-brick your wii. It is almost never necessary, even when the disk says otherwise. Don't do this unless you're instructed to do so by a forum mod. Never downgrade system menu of newer wii models System menu versions less then 3.4 do not support newer wii hardware. Downgrading a newer wii will result in a brick. Example- Downgrading a newer wii to 3.2 could brick it. Never downgrade ios files of newer wii models Newer wii models will not function with many downgraded ios files. Downgrading your ios files to enable trucha bug could cause many black screens or worse, brick your wii. Example- Downgrading Ios36 to Ios36-v1042 will cause most Homebrew to load to black screens on a newer wii. Use TBR, or Dop-Ios-Mod to enable trucha bug instead Never install wads of unknown origin. Bad wads can bannerbrick your wii, or worse, brick your wii. There have been some malicious wads in circulation, that when installed can brick your wii. Only download and install from a reputable source, one with good feedback. Always read the comments. Never install System menu themes Without bootmii install as boot2. System menu themes have a bad habit of bricking wii systems. Usually because they are not compatible with your current system menu, and other issues. Installing them will remove your preloader, so if you don't have bootmii installed as boot2, there is very little you can do to recover. Having a theme is not worth the risks. Don't do it, or be prepared to pay the price. Never install cIOSCORP Unless you know what cIOSCORP is, what it does, and fully understand the risks involved in its installation, do not install it. cIOSCORP is a very complex system modification, which offers legitimate features, but its installation can be very problematic. If you don't know what it is, don't install it. Don't install it to fix black screen issues with games. Never format your wii Formatting your wii will not remove all of your softmods, and it could brick your wii. Never update a region changed Korean wii. If you have a region changed Korean wii, updating will result in a brick. You will receive error 003, which is currently unfix-able. Korean wii models have a LKM######### serial number. If you have one of these, do not update your wii. Also region changed Korean wii users should install cIOS70-v6174.zip, which may prevent "error 003" should you update by mistake. Don't update. SM 4.3 is out, install cIOS80-v6174.zip and cios90-v6174.zip to prevent any issue. Remember, never update. These cIOS are patched versions of ios60 found in cIOSCORP/DARKCORP. Never install ios70/80 on a Korean wii, you need the patched cios. Never format a semi-bricked wii If your wii is semi-bricked from an out of region disk update and you are unable to enter the system settings, never format. Formatting a semi-bricked wii, with Nintendo's Recovery disk or other method will result in a bigger brick. Never listen to youtube Youtube guides are a nice idea, but they FAIL all to often. Stay on wiihacks, read the guides found here. Many guides become out dated, and could brick your wii. Be sure to ask questions if you do not understand something. Never rush Most bricks happen from careless actions. Slow down, read the forums, and be sure to ask questions. I will add to this list as they come to mind. If you can think of other way to brick your wii, post them here.