cIOS Rev13 Update

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  1. jonjosh
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    Hi I was wondering if it is safe to update from cIOS rev13 to the newest and latest cIOS rev20?

    I haven't been using my Wii a lot and CoD:MWR seems slow. -.-

    I'm on a 3.2U Wii btw.
     
  2. BiPoLaR

    BiPoLaR GBAtemp Regular

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    yes.. read the stickies
     
  3. tj_cool

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    Yes it's safe
    Just run the latest cIOS Installer (link should be in my sig)
     
  4. WiiPower

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    Loading from disc? That will always be slow, that's because DVD-Rs run at half speed. You can try to use IOS56 as base IOS in the cIOSrev20 installer, it might be a bit faster. But to be honest i doubt it, because that speed improvement that is reported for IOS56 is most likely usb drivers related.
     
  5. jonjosh
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    Yeah, I load from disc.
    I have cIOSCORP v2. Is it also safe to upgrade to DARKCORP 1.0 Lite?

    Oh and is there a way to make a seperate partition for loading USB games? Because I already have some files in my hard drive and I don't want to delete them.
     
  6. Riley

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    Yes you can update to DARKCORP. FORMAT your drive to fat32 and put your games in USB:/wbfs/
    ( you can convert your games to .wbfs files with Wii Game Manager )
     
  7. jonjosh
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    Wouldn't formatting my drive delete all my files?
     
  8. Riley

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    Yes thats why you should back them up onto your computer first [​IMG]
     
  9. jonjosh
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    -_______-' My computer cant fit all the stuff from my hard drive.
    Oh well I guess I gotta stick to using Discs.
     
  10. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    Simple:

    Borrow like $75
    Go to an electronic store like Best Buy
    Buy the biggest external harddrive you can
    Back up your data to new harddrive
    Format other harddrive
    Restore files on old harddrive using new harddrive
    Return harddrive and make up a lame excuse saying it didn't work with your operating system (say win 95 or something)
    Give back $75
     
  11. madtamski

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    Just get HD partitioning software and create a FAT32 partition from some of the unused space.
     
  12. thesund0g

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    The drive may already be fat32, you may not have to do anything. There are a few ways to tell, fastest on windows is to Start -> Run -> CHKDSK X:

    ...where X is yer drive letter. It should either say the filesystem is FAT32, exFAT or NTFS. If it's already FAT32 (good chance) just make a wbfs folder on it and toss a game in there with Wii Backup Manager and give it a whirl; I like configurable USB loader or USB loader GX.

    You should be fine to update w/Darkcorp. Make sure you get Priiloader and Bootmii on there if you haven't already, make and keep a fresh NAND/keys backup or two. Check the stickied guides for that.

    There's no need to update your sysmenu, I still run 3.2 and have no problems. Unless you want to use crappy SD card menu, there aren't really many improvements besides partial SDHC support. Just make sure you have the "block updates" hacks turned on with Priiloader.
     
  13. Dust2dust

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    I like your way of thinking. Let's beat the system! [​IMG] But just to add to your strategy, don't forget to re-format the store-bought HD before returning it, or at least erase the files.
     
  14. Zetta_x

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    Yeah, wouldn't be too good for the next person to buy the harddrive to be a apart of an anti-piracy organization and to find all that on there [​IMG]

    I love finding these kinds of exploits especially when you use it at Best Buy and they charge $120 to back up 4gb to a disk.
    I also go to restaurants like sizzler who have root beer floats as an item to buy, but I find it so much more convenient to order root beer and use the ice cream machine to fill it up. Instant cheaper stuff. We all can't forget the infamous multi-time use mods on one time use items [​IMG]

    Going back on topic, USB loader is the way to go!
     
  15. jefffisher

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    you actually don't need to reformat or do anything else special just make a wbfs folder in the root of the drive and stick the games in there leave everything else will be fine