Firmware upgrades to stop loaders/modchips?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Warm Woolly Shee, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Warm Woolly Shee

    Warm Woolly Shee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 14, 2006
    United States
    Butt City, FA rt
    It is likely that firmware upgrades will attempt to stop loaders and modchips once they are available. How will hackers get around this problem?

    One option is to never upgrade your firmware, because all future games should work on the original firmware because Nintendo has to assume that some people don't have internet connections. But what if games start including firmware updates on the disc, then we're screwed!

    How do [​IMG] modchips handle the firmware upgrades, if at all?
  2. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

    Apr 2, 2003
    You don't need a mod chip in the psp. All you need is a 1.5 psp, you can downgrade from firmware 2.71 or below. The you can either use devhook or the custom fimware which will install 2.71 on your psp. You can still run games from the memory stick. Every time sony releases a firmware update, within days its been cracked. Sony can't win with firmware updates, I can't see how nintendo can either.
  3. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    I can confirm that Nintendo will ship Wii firmware updates with future Wii games. So yes, PSP scene all over again, unless Nintendo doesn't want to stop loaders. They didn't really try hard for the DS. Passme to Passme 2, that's about it.
  4. shtonkalot

    shtonkalot Can't hold on much longer, But I'll never let go!

    May 28, 2006
    Gosford, Australia
    While it is true that Sony hasn't been able to stop the loaders, most of their problems are with exploits from security holes in older firmware.
    This may or may not be a problem for Nintendo, only time will tell.

    My personal bet is a drive firmware hack similar to the XenoGC and DuoQ modchips for the cube or the chips and firmwares available for the 360 drives will be the first route into hacking the Wii. Firmware updates for the Wii may well not be able to do anythingto stop that.
    Like the 360 I don't think we'll see any homebrew at first or maybe for a long time. Backup loading though I reckon will be a reality sooner rather than later.

    It's all just speculation and personal opinion though..