Bricked wii help

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Nov 4, 2009

Bricked wii help by paddy.melon at 9:35 AM (1,759 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. paddy.melon
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    Ok, got a bricked wii. I've made a post here on all the stuff: http://tinyurl.com/wiibrick -->here

    Basically, here's what it's come down to: I have a drivekey. Am I able to use the autoboot function of the drivekey along with savemiifrii to unbrick my wii? What disc should I use? I got no cIOS installed because, I changed all my IOSes before the brick. Anyway, all the info is in the above link. Post any ideas to the link, or here. Otherwise, for the next hour or so, I'll be on Freenode as paddy_melon (in cios and gamingextreme... btw, know any good console modding channels that could help). Thanks for any contributions. Really appreciate it.

    Oh and, contacted bushing but, he is yet to get back to me.
     
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    How did you brick it?
    What did you do?
     
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    Does savemiifrii work? Don't make assumptions, try all options and then provide info. Did you have bootmii installed as Boot2 or IOS?
     
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    if you were updating from the conduit, then it would be 3.4 update.

    if you were ever on 4.0/4.1/4.2 and downgraded to 3.2, then updated to 3.4 you will brick due to the stub ios50 that was already on your system.

    you said you stupidly installed bootmii but never took a nand backup. kick yourself now.

    not all is lost though. you should be able to use cboot2, then load up wad manager and install a working ios50.

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    ok, i re-read your link... you had bootmii... but it reads like you no longer do...? why the hell would you uninstall it?
     
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    Banned beegee7730 ITS PAAFEKUTO!

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    ...Maybe he only installed Bootmii-IOS?
     
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    I only have the config file and, the armboot.bin and ppcboot.elf)

    why would he have those files if he only installed as ios?
     
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    because i thats how bootmii works. i have it as IOS and i got those files.
     
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    fair enough, i wasnt aware bootmii as ios worked that way, i thought you just opened it from the homebrew channel, no other files needed. cheers for that.
     
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    The detailed information was in the link. I don't have a GC controller... would it be worth trying one?

    I don't have bootmii. I didn't uninstall it. What happened was, had it and then, I downgraded to 3.2 and, it disappeared... and never had time to put it back in. yes, I'm now kicking myself. Since I downgraded... I've probably got the brick due to a sub IOS50... how can I fix it?

    Anyway, just one question... I think it will work. If I have an autoboot drivekey (I have a drivekey but... with the autoboot feature off so, I'll put it in my friend's wii and change the setting) and then use savemiifrii... will it work. now I know the cause of the brick... Is it possible to do this???

    Please read the link. Thank you for your replies

    Found this link: Here Does this mean that it is impossible... even with autoboot drivekey?

    So... following that on... is there any way to install bootmii now that I'm bricked? Is it possible with a NAND dump of another wii and, taking parts of it that are the generic bootmii boot2 and, flashing that into my NAND?
     
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    sounds like your wii might be bricked....
     
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    Nope, it won't work, because the Recovery Menu is a piece of code that belongs to the original System Menu an executes itself under the same IOS the sysmenu does, which in this case is a stub, and you can't run any code from a stubbed IOS. Too bad... If you don't have installed BootMii as Boot2, you're f*cked up, unless you use an Infectus chip to reprogram the NAND contents and do the thing you mentioned, and it will only work if your Boot1 version is an old one.
     
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    how can I check if my boot1 is an old version?

    I got my wii nearly exactly a year ago
     
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    The only way I know to check Boot1 and Boot2 versions is by using BootMii. Don't know if there's another way...
     
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    if you got your wii a year ago, unless it was old stock or second hand, chances are its boot2v4 and would have a fixed boot1, hence wouldnt let you install bootmii to boot2.

    anyway, you confirmed you downgraded to 3.2 (i assume from 4.x) and hence you now have a stub ios50. bricked beyond recovery.

    even with an infectus you wont be able to get bootmii installed to boot2, as boot1 wont accept it.
     
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    so... Nintendo is the only option? Damn... no other way? At all?
     
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    Thanks guys... anything I should do to insure Nintendo is less likely to cancel the warrenty?
     
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    another wii brick thread......
     

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