Can't do BootMii Recovery with v 0.3

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Aug 19, 2009
  1. Izzy
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    I've earlier installed BootMii os boot2 and it's been working great, and now when I've updated to v 0.3, the first thing I did was a NAND Backup.
    But when I'm entering the Recovery Menu, this is what I get:

    "RestoreMii v0.6, NAND ID: addc8095
    Checking boot2...
    BootMii is found in boot2, ok to proceed.
    Dump is for a different Wii

    Hit any button to exit"


    What did I do wrong now?
    I saw that there's no longer just a nand.bin file, but a keys.bin file as well, and I haven't done anything about them (except backing up those files on my computer as well)

    This is what I did:

    I first installed the Hackmii v 0.3 installer using my original SD Card with all apps in, then I copied the Bootmii folder to my other SD Card, did a Nand Backup, and now I can't seem to do a Recovery.


    There's nothing wrong with my Wii, it's working fine, I just wanted to try and do a restore.
    Though... If something now goes wrong, I guess I'm screwed?



    /Izzy
     


  2. Thomas83Lin

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    Instructions to make a beta 3 dump usable for those that really need it



    1. Open Key.bin in a hex editor look for the Word ConsoleID if you notice in the hex editor theres no space between console and ID there should be and sense theres not you will need to add this Space
    To add a Space between Console and ID just put 20 in hex which is a Blank Space between Console and ID, without over writing any data and without moving all the data forward except the chunk your working on and hit save Now highlight and copy all of the 1024bits of the key.bin

    Before and After Pics of the Key.bin
    Before
    http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5926/beforekeybin.jpg
    After The Fix
    http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7411/afterkeybin.jpg

    2. Now Open up Nand.bin in the hex editor scroll down to the every end and hit paste, to copy all of the 1024bits of the key.bin. to the end of the Nand.bin and hit save

    3. Now your Dump is usable



    Heres the easier method thanks to IceFire sense i had no clue you could do this but you'll still have to fix the error in the key.bin with the space between ConsoleID before you can do this

    Put the files (keys.bin and nand.bin) in root of the SD card, then:

    Windows:
    1) Start -> Run -> cmd
    2) Find the drive letter of your SD card, for example, F:.
    3) Type this, replace the X with the drive letter: cd X:\
    4) Type this: copy /b nand.bin + keys.bin nand.bin
    5) ?????
    6) PROFIT!!!

    *nix (Mac and Linux):
    1) Open a terminal.
    2) Find the mount point of your SD card (/media/VOLUMENAME often on Linux, /Volumes/VOLUMENAME on Mac)
    3) Type this, replacing MOUNTPOINT with the mount point of your SD card: cd MOUNTPOINT
    4) Type this: cat nand.bin keys.bin > nand.bin
    5) ?????
    6) PROFIT!!!


    UPDATE

     
  3. Izzy
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    Euhm okay... But why would BootMii write the wrong key in nand.bin in the first place?
    Is it the right way to do anyway, sounds a bit risky.
     
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    because they are not writing the keys to the nand.bin dump at all for some reason, but yet bootmii still has the protection to check for the keys in the nand.bin. i'm unsure myself why they changed this

    edit:

    If it sounds risky it more than likely is? i wouldn't recommend doing the nand restore right now, just wait, maybe this issue will be resolved shorty Just guessing though
     
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    But dumps from v0.2 work on v0.3 - or not ?
     
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    they do just fine
     
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    Are you sure?
    Wouldn't BootMii Recovery look for both the nand.bin and the keys.bin in v0.3? (I don't know)

    If the new v0.3 is supposed to write the seperate ID Key of your Wii (Or whatever it now is), so that other people with bricked Wii with boot2 but without a nand restore, could use someone elses and just change the key for it?

    But my question is, why couldn't it be written in BOTH the nand.bin and the keys.bin when you do a backup?


    There's probably a brilliant sollution for this, or something, but maybe someone else knows more?


    EDIT: I've actually never done a restore, so it would be nice to now if it works for me... :/
     
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    I made a report on the bootmii forums on Wiibrew. Cause i'm not 100% sure myself

    edit: you could just use Beta2 for now to make your dump,
     
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    Wow... I was about to update to 0.3 from 0.2 when I read this; now I'm quite worried.

    Does this happens for everyone? What's the official word about it?
     
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    Well i tested again for the third time, the nand dumps from beta 3 is completely useless even adding the key.bin to the end doesn't work like mentioned earlier, definitely their is a major bug here.
    Dumps from beta 2 and beta 1 work fine on beta 3, just not dumps from beta 3, I haven't been able to get them to work at all, So i've reported the problem hopefully this gets fixed.
     
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    Okay, well I've got 2 nand backups done with V 0.2, so it's nice to know atleast THEY work with BootMii V 0.3, but still. It would be nice if 0.3 worked as it should. [​IMG]
     
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    I ask again... for NOBODY works the dumps from 0.3 in 0.3? I think that if that was so, then hell would have broken open already :S
     
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    Try it and confirm, i wonder myself why its not been mentioned
     
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    ive had the same exact problem, dumps from 0.3 seem completely useless, which is unfortunate as I need one. "different wii" error every time.
     
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    Maybe try putting keys.bin in the /bootmii/ folder? The BootMii beta 3 changelog says that it's supposed to dump it there, but it dumps it to the root of the card instead. Perhaps RestoreMii still expects it to be there.
     
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    I would try it, but I don't have the courage to do it. [​IMG]
     
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    Okay I tried putting the keys.bin into the bootmii folder and...




    ... No difference at all!


    Damn, I wasn't even thinking about updating to 0.3 at all...
     
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    I tried the same thing.


    Restoring a backup made from beta 3 doesnt work.Gives me the another wii message.

    Restoring a backup from beta 2 works in beta 3.

    I also moved the keys.bin to the bootmii folder and still no luck.
     
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    Thanks, but that shouldn't be necessary. [​IMG]
    I mean, it worked with v 0.2. :/

    I as well tried restoring a backup from Beta 2 in Beta 3 and that worked like a charm. Good to know it works, and thank G*D I did a nand backup in Beta 2. [​IMG]
     

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