Hacking Help - Console number changed!

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I was hoping someone could shed some light what just happened to my Wii.

I recently bought it. It came installed with software 3.4u out of the box. I then installed the Homebrew Channel via the Twilight Hack, then downgraded to 3.2u. After doing all this, I happened to check my console number, and it was completely different than it was before I started messing with it.

Has anyone heard of this happening? Could it be that the software hack transferred over information or the console # from someone else's Wii?

Many thanks in advance for any thoughts.
 

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WalkerOfTheDay said:
What do you mean by console nr ??

It's basically the Wii's internet address (and not to be confused with a games friend code), like an email address or a network cards MAC address
 

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Well I play a little bit with the Backup Disc 1.31 (gayfish) and discover that your Wii only have like 10 combination of numbers, so I was able to put it back to original, but I don't think any other application can do this, so you might want to check wich apps did you use....!!!
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ether2802 said:
Well I play a little bit with the Backup Disc 1.31 (gayfish) and discover that your Wii only have like 10 combination of numbers, so I was able to put it back to original, but I don't think any other application can do this, so you might want to check wich apps did you use....!!!
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where did you get Backup Disc 1.31 (gayfish) from
please p.m me info
 

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The console id code or console number is what is used by nintendo to track your purchases via the shop channel...
this code gets changed by the wii during a format of its system memory and or if you do a downgrade from 3.4x
however it does not always happen with the 3.4x downgrade.... just a select few for some reason....
to back up this nummber you could use the setting_replace.dol homebrew available at http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Image:Setting_replace.zip
Or by using the wiibackupdisc (gayfish disc).

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Hi everyone,

Yes it's the console id number (16 digits- XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX) that you register a friend with, etc.

Well funny enough, and this shows you how new I am to the Wii or game consoles for that matter, I put in a new SD card and thought I was formatting it by using the settings tab, but in fact formatted the actual Wii. Duh!!! I have a mac and only now just learned how to format FAT16, which isn't that easy. So that's why I was looking to have the Wii format it.

So, I did all that before the entire downgrade session.

I guess it may have reset twice then.

I was just freaked out by it, but it sounds normal.

Thanks for the feedback, esp Kitt050383 - You guys are FAST!!

Cheers!
 

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QUOTE said:
Thanks for the feedback, esp Kitt050383 - You guys are FAST!!

your very welcome reel1ab!!!!!

-kitt050383

im both a mac an a pc guy i can see how you got confused....
but the wii is not a digital camera it does not as of yet format the wii's sd-card....
 
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