Can I install Homebrew with a WiiKey 1

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by krizziz, May 18, 2009.

  1. krizziz

    krizziz Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    sorry for my noob question [I think??]
    my brother has a wiikey , now he asked me to install Homebrew on his wii [3.4E]
    is this possible ??
    Can it be done with a Zelda copy or do I need an original ??
    Hope someone can help me ??

  2. UranusKiller

    UranusKiller TranceMaster

    Feb 9, 2009
    Redcar, England, UK.
    use TP Hack or Bannerbomb
  3. Mark McDonut

    Mark McDonut GBATemp's Resident Ghostbuster

    Oct 8, 2008
    United States
    And use the installer at The old homebrew channel installers are dated, use it to install the homebrew channel and (optionally) dvdx for dvd data disc/non-DRM dvd video support and/or bootmii to backup and restore the console in case of a brick.
  4. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Apr 4, 2009
    use bannerbomb to run the hackmii installer and install everything. HBC, DVDX and BootMii. If you can go for BootMii as boot2, not IOS. Take a NAND dump with BootMii once you've done all this, so you're protected in case of a brick. The process should be reasonably straight forward. (DVDX is not essential to be installed, but you may as well, it lets you play DVDs on the Wii and use certain homebrew which let you load stuff off DVDs.)
  5. krizziz

    krizziz Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    is it easy to install Bootmii then ??
  6. Shinigami Kiba

    Shinigami Kiba GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 28, 2007
    Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
    You can use a pirated Zelda TP with WiiKey 1 and still install Homebrew, it's what I did since a guy scratched my original Zelda TP to hell and back, is still works but not as well as it should, but if you do this with a pirated Zelda you have to know which version of the game you have first.
    But try installing bootmii with BannerBob, it seems like a much more straightforward process than the whole Zelda TP hack.

    Now when installing bootmii you want to install it to boot2 since that offers complete protection against pretty much any brick, once bootmii is installed you'll want to backup your NAND, back that up, copy it to your PC in a folder, say NAN Backup 3.4E and from there do all the wii hacking stuff.

    So, first install bootmii and HBC, backup the NAND and then proceed with hacking the Wii, IOS's and all that junk.