Factory format

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  1. Jemlee
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    Jemlee GBAtemp Regular

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    Does factory format cause the wii to brick? I can't see a confirmation anywhere.

    Also will the keys used for bootmii change if you reformat?
     
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    Factory format will not brick the Wii, it just removes save games , all your channels, maybe, and other non essential crap off of it.

    It does not touch the IOS (or custom IOS).

    Why wouold Ninti give you the option to brick a Wii from their own menu, wouldnt happen.
     
  3. Jemlee
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    Makes sense and thanks... darn I was hoping for an easier way to start my wii hacking from scratch...
    any ideas?
     
  4. techboy

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    While that isn't the intention, and it certainly won't brick on an unmodded wii, a modified wii is another animal.

    There was a time where formatting with certain version of preloader (something ancient like 0.27 or 0.28) would make the wii brick itself. It could be recovered by using preloader to install the SM again.

    Also, yes the keys change when you format, so your existing backup would become useless. If you format, make a new bootmii backup after doing it.
     
  5. gameking66

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    Aren't the keys OTP?
     
  6. Jemlee
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    Hmm... better be careful then... cuz i wanna install darkcorp but i get errors when installing AND when uninstalling... so I was thinking i could start from scratch since a retailer did the softmod without my permission
     
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    What error? Is it -2011 by chance?