Does updating mess up D2CKey?

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  1. zidanej
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    I've been out of the loop with wii modding and I got my Wii modded two years ago with the D2CKey and I think my version is still on 3.3 or something around there. I noticed that the newest version seems to be 4.2 so I was just wondering if any of the new updates disabled modchips. Been thinking about playing the new beatles rockband but it requires an update and I don't want it messing up my Wii.
     
  2. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

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    I think 4.2 was reported to break region-free at the very least. Not sure.
     
  3. zidanej
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    bump, still want to make sure it won't mess anything up.
     
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    lol my wii's still on 3.2 cause im still not sure wether to update it and ive got as d2ckey aswell.
     
  5. zidanej
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    bump this topic, someone's gotta know...
     
  6. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    It disables region free for all modchips. Forget updating, just use GeckoOS! It bypasses all updates. The only reason not to use it is if you want to see the banner in the disc channel
     
  7. linuxares

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  8. jeanrmarques

    jeanrmarques Advanced Member

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    I got a D2CKey and updated to 4.2u, NTSC-U games keep working fine, I cant tell about the region free thing since its not enabled on my chip. But yeah, I heard it breaks region free on all modchips (I used to patch games with Region Frii, but it doesnt work on newer games)

    Hope it helps
     
  9. dai-a

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    Just do this. Update to 4.2 with the modify any wii guide. Then just follow the downgrade to 4.1 in that same guide. [​IMG]
     
  10. jakelee

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    I did the update by accident and confirm that the region is locked. Looks like we need to downgrade to 4.1 - any decent downgrading guide? Thanks...
     
  11. Wiisel

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    working fine on 4.2E here region free on the d2ckey is crap so no loss since the chip was a fail without gecko os
     
  12. Hells Guardian

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    It is possible to restore region free capabilities in system menu 4.2......
     
  13. wadzinsky

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    I'm using USB Loader GX with a USB drive (obviously) on a system menu 4.2u. I am using 2 PAL games so far and they work just fine. I just have to enable 'force pal50' for them to load. I think mod chips are a thing of the past. I used to not think so until I tried a USB loader. You're much better off.
     
  14. wadzinsky

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    [​IMG] i've got a cyclowiz v2. Not sure if the autoboot recover works on mine. It was one of the first ever released. But this was never covered as a selling point or an option when I bought it.