dangers of 4.3?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by TidusWulf, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. TidusWulf
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    TidusWulf Real Aloha

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    I've been using 4.2 since the original workaround that made it safe. do I run any risks by using Nintendo's update software to get 4.3? it's not so much that I actually need 4.3, I just don't want to have to hold back updating. obviously Nintendo's update removes a lot of the Wii's ability to be hacked. what I'm most concerned about is the boot2 partition. I have an older wii and I don't want to lose the hackmii stuff like the NAND backup.

    so what I'm asking is:
    1. does 4.3 overwrite boot2 so that hackmii doesn't work?
    2. what hacks does the 4.3 update fix? I know there's a list somewhere
     
  2. TidusWulf
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    TidusWulf Real Aloha

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    ok, so it turns out I'm actually on firmware 4.0, not 4.2 so it would be a much bigger leap.
     
  3. sweenish

    sweenish GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    update hbc.

    use modmii to update your wii.

    you'll be updated and not lose anything.
     
  4. TidusWulf
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    TidusWulf Real Aloha

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    I updated the HBC by getting the most recent version of hackmii. I updated both the HBC and the bootmii boot2 software. but I seem to remember that the reason I didn't update in such a long time was because nintendo's update changes boot2v2 to something newer and removes the bootmii software. can someone please confirm if this is true?

    btw, I am currently going thru the modmii stuff.
     
  5. TidusWulf
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    TidusWulf Real Aloha

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    modmii says it recomends that I update to 4.1, not 4.3. anyone know of a particular reason?
     
  6. brausm08

    brausm08 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    a nintendo update will update boot2v2 to boot2v4....this will remove bootmii@boot2, but it can then be reinstalled. if you don't know for sure what boot2 version you have, you can use the MMM app and look in the system info....

    modmii recommends 4.1 because 4.2 and 4.3 offer no advantages over 4.1.....if you were on either 4.2 or 4.3 already, modmii would just recommend you stay there....as there's really no point in downgrading either....
     
  7. TidusWulf
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    TidusWulf Real Aloha

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    wiibrew.org and hackmii.com both suggest using nintendo's updater to update to 4.3, while modmi says to use modmii to update. I don't know what to believe.
     
  8. brausm08

    brausm08 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    believe in xFlak....(as my sig states)....use modmii....
     
  9. TidusWulf
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    TidusWulf Real Aloha

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    I checked and I have bootmii2v2
     
  10. sweenish

    sweenish GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    just use modmii to update. it's better.
     
  11. smf

    smf GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I always use nintendo to update online, just make sure you have the latest homebrew channel installed.
    Then you can re-install bootmii as boot2 and not have to worry about it being overwritten again (until another version of boot2 comes out).
    Next step would be to run ios236 installer from HBC.
    Then run cios installer (either waninkoko or hermes) using ios236.
     
  12. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    It seems like you have hacked your wii before, you may be able to skip installing 236 if you have a maxed out revision of a CIOS in 250 (if you have installed some recent version of Wanin's CIOS you do)
     
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