DO NOT DELETE IOS!!!

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  1. wrettcaughn
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    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    Perhaps this could be stickied so it might get the attention of some of the noobs out there...

    DO NOT DELETE IOS!!!

    No matter what anyone tells you, never delete an IOS (with the exception of 222/223/249/250 if system menu has not been modified to use them).
    All IOS can be overwritten with a NUS update.
    Deleting IOS will result in a brick if you do not know exactly what you are doing!
    There have been way too many threads posted lately concerning noobs who deleted all of their IOS and are left with nothing to repair their systems with.

    DO NOT DELETE IOS!!!

    ***EDIT 1***
    Edited to reflect WiiPower's point about deleting IOS249.
     


  2. WiiPower

    WiiPower GBAtemp Guru

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    If you modified your system menu to use IOS249, deleting IOS249 is an instant brick too.
     
  3. Ergo

    Ergo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I tend to agree that this should be stickied because it would cut down the 'I bricked my Wii' posts to almost nil.
     
  4. Dan_Aykroyd

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    Well, if you know what you are doing its not so bad. I deleted more than a couple of Nintendo standard IOS and everything is fine (here are the results)!
     
  5. s3phir0th115

    s3phir0th115 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    This is a good warning for noobs. Although deleting IOS's can be safe if you have nothing that uses them. But you shouldn't be messing around with that at all if you aren't familiar with what IOS things need.
     
  6. wrettcaughn
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    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    Exactly the point. If you know exactly what you are doing then have a ball. Chances are though, there is a much safer way to do whatever it is you think you need to do without deleting any IOS. There have been many threads that have the word "noob" in the topic where someone thought it would be a good idea to delete everything. All one has to do is use the SEARCH button to find a smarter way.
     
  7. vergilite

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    Liv-Liv-Liverpool YEAH!
    "ZOMBIES EAT FLESH" ROLF ROLF ROLF ROLF
     
  8. Dan_Aykroyd

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    Yes, I agree 100%. This would help many users to not screw their consoles up!
     
  9. sl33p

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    YEah but you're a Ghostbuster. it's expected that you could dothings like that. [​IMG]
     
  10. BillandAlisha

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    GASP deleting IOS's is BAD?! oH nOZ! Seriously, 98.646537375% of the time ( I have an High CPU in my brain) people brick their Wii's due to deleting an IOS

    hold please...
    ...
    ...

    Sorry it's now 98.786545454% now.
     
  11. FireEmblemGuy

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    This... this is like telling people not to drink the bottles of cleaner under the sink. If you have this little common sense as to need to be told, then you shouldn't be messing with the stuff in the first place.
     
  12. wrettcaughn
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    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    If only the average noob was that smart...
     
  13. nknave

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    Very true.

    Don't delete IOS............ I've had my experience where I unstalled all IOS from IOS9 to IOS60 and instabrick without recovery.

    My experience was 200 dollars at my cost and I don't blame anyone but myself for not reading enough about Wii modding when I decided to do this stupid step.


    Anyways, some we learn the hard way, others......... the read way.
     
  14. wrettcaughn
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    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    Just bumping back to first page so it doesn't get lost among the noob issues...
     
  15. wolffangalchemist

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    some people just aren't smart enough to take the time to look up on how to do things properly.
    even with this sticked, odds are we'll still see as many brick threads.
    that's something we all have to live with.
     
  16. piratesmack

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    Always delete IOS
    Especially System Menu IOS

    DON'T DELETE YOUR MII'S, THOUGH
     
  17. mousex

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    You know that noobs don't read stickies, right? [​IMG]
     
  18. wrettcaughn
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    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    This is all just so I can say "I told you so" when they all F'up their Wiis. It's also for peace of mind the next time I see a stupid question and I ignore it. [​IMG]
     
  19. sl33p

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    They can read at all?
     
  20. s3phir0th115

    s3phir0th115 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Now now guys, we all started as noobs before we read up on information. It's not proper to assume that all noobs are illiterate or incapable of learning.