My brother in law (who is in Florida, while I am in Ohio) got a Wii for Christmas. I assume it's an LU64, but as it's not in front of me, I don't know for sure. He said it came with system menu 4.0. I'm trying to help him mod it to play downloaded WiiWare and Virtual Console only, don't care about "free" disc-based games. I mailed him an SD card with the same tools I used to mod my much older Wii, using the offline method from here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=144835 He has no internet connection, so we have to use offline methods only. The SD card I sent had the same files I used to successfully mod my Wii offline. Here are the steps I told him over the phone, with his results. Insert SD card, go to Wii Settings, Data, Channels, SD Card, load boot.dol. Now he has the homebrew channel. I never used BootMii or a NAND backup, and don't think it's necessary, so we started at step 8 from the guide (which worked on my Wii) after Banner Bomb: 8) Run Trucha Bug Restorer and choose "IOS36" and pick "Downgrade IOS15" and "Load IOS from sd card" then restart 9) Run Trucha Bug Restorer again and choose "IOS15" then "IOS36 menu" set "IOS to slot 36" and "yes" "yes" "yes" to the 3 options then press "Install patched IOS36" and "Load IOS from sd card" 10) Run cIOS36_rev10-Installer and choose WAD Installation 11) Run WAD-Manager_v1.4 again. Choose IOS249 and install WADs 01-18. If WAD Manager freezes during installation just try again from the WAD it froze on. This is where he ran into problems. Choosing IOS249 froze up the remote and system, needing a hard reset. Choosing any other IOS resulted in a -1035 error. I've searched and searched and searched some more, but I can't get a good answer. Why won't this work for him? I had him try starting over, and had him run cios-uninstaller V1.0 and 1.1 (since those helped my situation before). Currently the only programs that will boot from his homebrew channel are wad manager 1.4 and Trucha Bug Restorer. All the others result in a black screen frozen Wii, even though they worked before! What can he do to get homebrew and WiiWare/VC running on this particular Wii? I KNOW it can't be impossible! Help!