Forwarder channel that forwards to boot.elf?

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  1. davidsl_128
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    davidsl_128 GBAtemp Brightsider

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    I've been looking for a forwarder channel that can forward to the HackMii installer, but the hackmii installer is a .elf file and all the forwarders I've seen only load .dol files.

    So are there any forwarders that can load a boot.elf file?
     
  2. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    Why not use a converter to convert the hackmii installer to a dol file?
     
  3. tj_cool

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    Because it won't work anymore.

    Anyway, I believe you can edit the channel with CustomizeMii to make it forward to .elfs.
     
  4. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    just use w/e forwarder channel to load mmm's boot.dol, then use mmm's app launcher to launch the hackmii installer's boot.elf
    or, u can build a forwarder channel that can launch elf's using customize mii

    @Krestent, trying to convert the hackmii installer boot.elf to a boot.dol is a bad idea
     
  5. davidsl_128
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    davidsl_128 GBAtemp Brightsider

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    You know, I didn't know that app. It'll be very useful for me. Thanks!

    EDIT: btw, does it support sdhc cards?
     
  6. Porobu

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    Yes
     
  7. Donkey Plonk

    Donkey Plonk GBAtemp Fan

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    Excuse me for possibly asking something stupid but why would you want a channel to boot into the hackmii installer? Thats an app you need to run literally once then never touch unless your wii gets updated and then you run it once more, but if it were a channel it would be deleted anyway and need a new exploit.
     
  8. GangstaPrince

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    He may have updated the Wii with HBC 1.0.6 and it got deleted and he has a forwarder he had installed which he can use to boot homebrew. Just my take on it.
     
  9. atrophis

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    I wonder, could this possible be a simi-safe way of adding an extra layer of protection to the Wii? A simple forwarder to the hackmii installer in case the Wii gets updated with a future revision and wipes homebrew?
     
  10. Donkey Plonk

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    Ya know I was about to say nah, not possible. But actually it may well be possible.
    But...it still wouldn't help anybody. Absoloute worst case is its protection from updating to be able to rehack.
    But...Since all system menus are hacked, why bother? You'd just have a pointless channel taking up some space that would never ever be launched
     
  11. jj-kwik

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    Well, it's obviously possible, as forwarders for geexbox work, and that's a .elf

    I believe forwarders based on usbloadergx's source can forward to them [​IMG]
     
  12. davidsl_128
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    Actually this is for a friend, I hacked his Wii, but I have not been able to make him remember that he can't install updates! So whenever he gets a new (original, non-backup) game, he ends up calling me asking for help, because he forgot he couldn't update and now his backup loader doesn't work!

    So I just wanted a channel that would let me reinstall HBC and "re-hack" his Wii without having to borrow a game that runs exploits like Brawl. And MMM just did the trick! I made a channel for it, in case anybody wants it: Wii-Like Channels Thread
     
  13. SifJar

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    The channel wouldn't be deleted, Nintendo have so far only deleted title IDs used by HBC. Provided you choose a random one, they won't delete it.
     
  14. XFlak

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    any forwarder channel will work, so its pointless to have a specific forwarder channel for "just in case". For example, if u have a usb-loader forwarder channel (which ModMii installs as part of extra brick protection), that forwards to SD:\apps\usbloader\boot.dol, just save the boot.dol for MMM in that location, then u can use mmm's app launcher to launch anything (ie. SD:\apps\hackmii_installer\boot.elf).


    The following quote has been a part of the ModMii guide for ages


     
  15. person66

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    Why not just install priiloader on his wii and block disk updates? The games will still run, they just won't need an update.
     
  16. davidsl_128
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    Because his Wii if pretty messed up [​IMG] almost no programs work, they code dump after a few seconds or just return weird errors. So if Priiloader failed in the middle of the installation, I'd brick his wii! So I'd rather not use Priiloader.
     
  17. Donkey Plonk

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    LOL, you're looking into this for a mate who can't follow the most basic instructions.
    Mate you're going above and beyond being a mate, tell him if he fails to follow these instructions then just tell him the latest system menu is unhackable so next time he does it, he'll lose it for good.

    Bet you he pays attention after that, he just knows how easy it is to ring you and get you to sort it.

    You don't need mates like this man, I've been there, they only ever want more!