Custom firmware????

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by lafleche, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. lafleche
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    I am really not very technical but knowing that in the pc world you could do a lot with the hardware (I flashed my dvd drives to be regionfree, flashed my videocard to enable overclocking) so.....

    - why can't we flash the WII drive to accept backups (just as the xbox360)?
    - why can't we create some custom firmware to accept backups?
    - replace the dvd-unit with one on which we can start backups?

    This will make modchips completely obsolete.... just a wild (and probably stupid) suggestion.
     
  2. Sinkhead

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    Because nobody (at the moment) knows how. That's the simple answer.

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  3. Maikel Steneker

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    So it may be possible in the future... I don't want to put a modchip in my Wii, but I guess a FlashMe-like firmware would be OK... What do you think the chance is that this happens, and when do you think it happens?

    Of course, you can't say exactly, but can you make a wild guess? Are people already trying this?
     
  4. unr

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    People are working on decrypting current wii firmware. That would be a huge step towards homebrew and custom firmware.
    Nobody can say when is this going to hapen. Might be tomorrow, might be never. I prefer to think positive though - remember how Wiinja was released out of the blue, when nobody expected it?
     
  5. gamez2003

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    This may be in the future but the wii dvd-rom is not built to be easily flashed like a pc dvd-rom ect which is made to be firmware upgraded.

    If it were this easy there would be no modchip business [​IMG]
     
  6. gamez2003

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    I would love to see some sort of XBMC on the wii it would be awesome thou the wii needs a HDD [​IMG]
     
  7. FAST6191

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    Actually there was a conference a few weeks prior detailing the exploit used, there were several threads here and dotted around the internet that you should be able to drag up.
     
  8. unr

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    I am not implying that Wiinja team was keeping it secret until release date, but most people expected at least half of the year to pass before seeing first Wii modchip.
     
  9. superrob

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    Becurse noone has cracked the Wii's firmware crypting jet.
     
  10. niklasnyfiken

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    Because it's Mask ROM, which is not flashable. You can't update the Wii DVD drive.