Guide: how to downgrade from 4.2 to 3.2(online)

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  1. Langin
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    This is an guide for downgrading to 3.2X. it has an chance to brick youre wii so be carefull! Lu64 gamers should skip this guide because it has an chance of very much % it will brick youre wii!
    The reason I did want to post it here yea I don’t know I’ve you want to make an new start with yore wii this should be youre thing(still it isn’t for lu64!

    Disclaimer:

    1.no one is responsible to any damage to youre wii except yourself! you wanted to do this! so... shut up and pm me if your wii is bricked!

    2. we are not responsible for any bad copies or fakes from this tutorial, that are published on sites like newsgroups ect. we dont say this is good, this is bad junk!

    3.Disco bear doesn’t aloud to copy this tutorial to any site without permission!(pm me or discobear) when you pm me, I will contact discobear then for you!

    Be careful!
    I mean dont update to 4.0/4.1/4.2 till I update my guide!

    Downgrade Wii Firmware 4.2X to 3.2X

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Guide 2 wil come soon!

    Guide 3: how to downgrade from 4.2 to 4.1
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     


  2. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    there is no point in downgrading to 3.2

    most people will just end up bricking as there are boot2 fixed models.

    abandon your plans before the bricks arise.
     
  3. longtom1

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    and brick your Wii if you have a newer Wii
     
  4. G0dLiKe

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    Who is Disco bear^^ ?

    I went back to 3.2 from 4.2 with ease. But as xzxero said there is not really a point, just nostalgia. People are stubborn and want to stay where they are and dont want to make any changes to a system thats working.

    Take care of what you are writing that in fact you really could be responsible for bricked Wiis(Boot2v4 is all I say).

    Edit: Dude, check your grammar!
     
  5. xzxero

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    yea man, this will only lead to more stupid fucking threads about people who dont know wtf they did to their wii.

    "hi i followed a 4.2 to 3.2 guide now my screen stays black. heeeaaalp!"

    we dont want none of that bullshit, at least i dont.

    and this give people the reason to think that 3.2 is the better firmware, and the one people should at.
     
  6. karl10247

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    Hey G0dLike

    You say youve downgraded to 3.2 from 4.2? I have a legitimate reason for wanting to do this: i cant run out of region games on my hard modded (wiikey) PAL console!

    This is such a pain cos i have a lot of games that are NTSC that i've been quite happily playing on until updating firmware

    Can you talk me through the process if its safe? I got bootmii installed with a nice nand backup so no sweat there.

    Thanks in advance
     
  7. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    you can just downgrade to 4.1
    no need to go all the way to 3.2
     
  8. Langin
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    hmp its very easy! so then you can update to 4.2 too so whats wrong with this?
     
  9. FenrirWolf

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    exactly.

    And this is still pretty experimental anyway. Some guy who PM'd me did manage to downgrade to 3.2 and even 2.0 afer having updated to 4.2 and therefore having boot2v4. But still, I don't recommend it.

    Also, there's a lot of pure misinformation in the guide. For example, you claim that stubbing the System Menu IOS is an anti-piracy measure when there's no way to prove that. Chances are it's just to conserve space since the console is never meant to be downgraded, and there's no point to leaving a fully functional IOS that'll never be used again by conventional means.

    Obviously the stub IOS249 and so on are a different case, but still. Pushing not-quite-true information is a no-no.
     
  10. Langin
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    oke but why may I not post an guide I thought you did like it and not be so negatif! I did all translate from dutch to english by my own!(thats hard for me) so be happy! I am happy that I did post this! 4.1 downgrade is oke but still its possible!
     
  11. DarkMatterCore

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    But, can't you downgrade by following the first 5 steps from the xzxero's softmodding guide and then loading the Firmware Downgrader from Waninkoko? That's only a deduction, though; but I think it works.
     
  12. Langin
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    hmmm should be possible... I dont gonna try it I am now on 3.2
     
  13. FenrirWolf

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    I suppose you could. Like I said the main concern is how boot2v4 affects non LU64-type consoles. So far it seems like consoles upgraded to boot2v4 (not ones shipped with it) can downgrade successfully, but that's only the result of a few tests and shouldn't be taken as 100% fact yet.
     
  14. fruitman

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    how would you downgrade to 4.1E please? its the region free wii game thing not working on 4.2E that I dont like. thanks [​IMG]
     
  15. DarkMatterCore

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    I think once Boot2 is installed successfully by the update (something that in some cases is very dangerous, not so say that Ninty is "playing with fire" when doing that), there's no risk on downgrading to 4.1. Of course a downgrade guide for LU64+ consoles is made of fail.
     
  16. Langin
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    search before you ask... guy Ive found allready about 5 topics about this!
     
  17. dai-a

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    Why would you want to downgrade to 3.2? 4.2 has more to offer than 3.2 does.

    We'll just be getting a lot of more brick threads and you'll be the culprit.

    I hope no one follows this guide. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  18. deceptica

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    I recently (eventually) upgraded from 3.2 to 4.2 following Zektor's online method. Everything went well. Of course I have my 3.2 nand backup should the need arise. Hence here's a three step guide to downgrading using bootmii:

    1. Back up your existing 3.2 nand.
    2. Upgrade to 4.2 using a safe method.
    3. Restore your 3.2 nand.

    Edit: Please make an effort to learn correct English. How can anyone trust you with their Wii if you cannot communicate coherently???
     
  19. Langin
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    I shall try to make it perfect! and how can I input spiolers?
     
  20. WalkerOfTheDay

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    You can perfect it by deleting this imho. It's really unnecessary to downgrade to 3.2.
    Noobs will look at the back of their Wii's and see the number LEH or something, and will assume it isn't a LU64+ version.

    This could cause a lot of bricks. A 4.2 -> 4.1 guide would be better I guess.