Guidance needed - backup loader - almost there?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by tux182, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. tux182

    tux182 Newbie

    Jan 29, 2015
    Hi All

    Firstly - apologies if my questions have been answered hundreds of times. I've researched this topic and getting some old, some new, some irrelevant answers.
    So i wanted to come direct to the pros and ask some questions! So hope i've come to the right place :)

    My setup :
    • I have a new black Wii
    • 4.3E (i think)
    • 32GB SD card
    • Setup with Homebrew channel + emulators etc

    Questions :
    1. So from what i understand to get a backup loader to work you need Custom firmware?
    2. If so - which is the best/latest to go for?
    3. I presume there is a simple guide to get this going?
    4. I've got Bootmii installed - but to be honest i don't know what it does.... Am i right in thinking you have have multiple OS's on different slots? So if you screw one OS all is not lost? Or have i missed the point?
    5. A black Wii cannot play DVDs - from the physical type of DVD drive, right?
    6. What other step(s), if any would you take to get this console 'finished'? I'm looking to play backups and emulation. Ideally DVDs.
    I may come back with some more random questions if thats cool
    Thanks in advance guys
  2. tux182

    tux182 Newbie

    Jan 29, 2015
    bump! :D
  3. jonthedit

    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 30, 2011
    Wow. You really got some heavy mis-info in your head!
    Run sysCheck, post back here.
    I apologize for the outdated video [its long and obnoxious, but the information is still accurate to date]

    With the exception ModMii is now available for download here:

    Okay: Basically here is a quick-run down of what is correct from what you said.

    1. - NO! you just need to have some custom cIOS files installed
    2. Follow the video
    3. Yes, the simplest is to use ModMii and update via the SU method [sysCheck updater] << the video does this
    4. BootMii is a failsafe to backup your NAND, and hopefully (if it doesn't get overwritten) help unbrick your Wii in the event of a brick. [Get Priiloader if you do not have it as well]
    5. Correct, any new type has a D3-3+ drive.
    6. DVD's is a no-go, sorry :( ; But following that video WILL have you up-to-date with the latest internal setup. From there, any homebrew you are interested should work [except a few special ones, which cover themselves easily] With a 32GB SD, you could put a few GC games or Wii games.
  4. tux182

    tux182 Newbie

    Jan 29, 2015
    Thanks jonthedit! I'll give it a shot :)