Downgraded on accident

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by awssk8er, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. awssk8er
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    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hello,
    Well to start off, I have a white NTSC Wii from launch, and I had it on 4.2U and tried using preloader, because I never used it.

    I ended up not liking it, and looked up how to delete it. I wasn't really paying attention, and the thread was pretty old, but it just said to install a new system menu wad. But the one they gave was 3.2U.

    It did get rid of the preloader, but did it actually down grade the firmware to 3.2U? Or did installing the wad just give it the appearance of the 3.2U system menu. I would think that it downgraded it, but I wasn't aware that you could downgrade a Wii by installing a wad.

    If it truly did down grade, what's the best way to get to 4.2U/4.3U? I wouldn't mind re-hacking it, but I don't have Brawl or any of the games needed to hack a 4.3 Wii. Can I just install a wad of the 4.2U system?

    I don't know, I knew there were wads for the system menus, but never had to deal with them so I don't know how they work exactly.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mvgc3

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    Installing a system menu wad installs that system menu, its not just a cover.

    Just install a wad for whatever system menu you want. You should be able to download it with NUS Downloader. I would suggest 4.2, if you install 4.3 without installing the appropriate IOS (I forget which one for each SM) you'll brick.
     
  3. Aijelsop

    Aijelsop Question Asker

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    Use ModMii to install a 4.2U WAD, you shouldn't have to rehack it.

    Sorry if I'm not any help ;p
     
  4. awssk8er
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    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Ok, cool.

    I wasn't sure if you could upgrade the firmware by using a wad.

    I tried before, but got Error! (ret=1036), but I'm pretty sure that is just an unrelated problem.

    I just wanted to make sure before trying it again. Thanks.
     
  5. troy512

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    installing a system menu does nothing but install the system menu. it does not overwrite or downgrade anything. [except priiloader and custom themes]

    if you are going to mess with system menus then you better know what IOS you need.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  6. awssk8er
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    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Thanks a lot guys. [​IMG]