Can the Wii Mini be softmodded and if no, why not?

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  1. gldoorii
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    My Best Buy still has a few of them laying around and I've been tempted to pick one up for the hell of it...but I can't really seem to find a point blank answer to if it's possible to soft mod it by now and if not, why can't it be?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. the_randomizer

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    There's only one USB slot and no SD card slot, which the hack is installed from, therefore, having no SD slot renders the potentiality of hacking impossible. Unless someone could somehow manage to solder an SD slot to the motherboard, there's simply no way to hack a Wii Mini.
     
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    Ahhhh I did not know about the lack of SD. Thanks that makes sense then.
     
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    Yeah, it sucks. Sorry dude :P Glad I could help :D If you can, you should be able to pick up a used or refurbished regular Wii for dirt cheap ;) That would be your best bet as all system firmware versions can be hacked.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    Technically you can - you could always use Infectus or some other flashing solution, dump the NAND, modify it on PC and re-flash it. The real question is "why would you want to?" when classic Wii's are readily available and superior in every way? No SD, no WiFi, no fun, really. :)
     
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    Ooh, forgot about the no WiFi part, the Wii Mini is pretty damned useless, a used Wii would be much better.
     
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    And possibly cheaper if you know where to look. :yay:

    The Wii Mini is a collector's item as far as the modding community is concerned, it's just like the PSP-Street - no advantages and a mountain of disadvantages in the form of vain attempts at making the system more affordable by cutting out essential functionality.
     
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    Never heard of that PSP model, sounds like crap :P Now with a used Wii, you're most likely guaranteed to have it last for a long time despite being used, correct? I might get one in the near-future for the heck of it (okay, and to mod).
     
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    The only line of Wii's that's ever had any hardware-related problems was the very first batch with the infamous blue slot of death due to GPU meltdowns and even those were relatively rare. The only thing a Wii might suffer from is a broken slot loader and that particular part isn't necessary for USB loading so it's hardly a big deal. Wii's are weak in terms of horsepower but they're built to last, at least that's my experience with the system. If you can, get an early system with Gamecube ports and an early drive, they're the best out of the bunch since they support Gamecube games, controllers and DVD's.
     
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    Don't care much for DVDs on the Wii, emulation is all I do. I do have a Wii from 2007, but it's currently at my parent's home (where my brother is living in the mean time) while I have a Wii U at my apartment. Sure, I can install most hacks a Wii can, but it's not the same and can be hassle when it comes to resetting/rebooting if you get a lock up. Emulation and USB backup is all I care about lol :P I'm sure one I can find plenty in my current city for dirt cheap on Craigslist, screw shipping costs :D
     
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    I don't think I'd be keen on modifying current generation consoles unless I had a backup of that console - there's too many updates coming out all the time which really do improve the overall performance and too much online stuff that I don't want to miss out on, not to mention the possibility of something "going wrong". I had an exploit installed on my PSVita but I ended up updating anyways because in my mind the pro's outweighed the con's tenfold. Honestly, I'd keep my Wii backups where they belong - on a Wii. P
     
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    I already hacked it, had something gone wrong, only vWii would be killed off, I got lucky, but I d want a Wii just so I'd have quicker access to said hacks (shorter loading time, easy to reset). Already have all my backups on my trusty 500 GB HDD, so I'm good. Only problem is making sure I install everything in order if/when I do get one.
     
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    You can't do that. The NAND is encrypted with a key unique to each device which you can't get without being able to run custom software in the first place. If what you describe was possible there wouldn't be any such thing as a permanently bricked wii.
     
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    Again, a regular Wii needs to be used instead.
     
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    Thanks Captain Obvious.
     
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    My, that was nice of you to say. I'll be sure to share more of my obviousness more often. :rolleyes:
     
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    You really don't know when to just shut up, do you? Go back and read what you replied to, then wipe your posts of the embarrassing evidence like you always do.
     
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    Tut tut, be a little nicer to your fellow tempers.

    As for OP.
    You could opt getting a WiiKey fusion or a Wode (considering you want to play backups)
    Other then that, Like Foxi said, Just get a regular Wii.
    Theres... 80 million? of them sold and are cheap as dirt these days.
     
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    You know, resorting to insulting other members and speaking to them in a condescending manner isn't the most efficacious modus operandi. I would advise against it. I really don't appreciate it. Calling me Captain Obvious was uncalled for, the OP knows by now to not get a Wii mini, you needn't be unnecessarily prudish.
     
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    y my mom bai me wii mini and it can no be hacked???!!?11