Help loading Bootmii on a bricked Wii

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  1. Monkeydunk
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    Hi I've been following the "Fully Softmod Any Wii " guide on this site.

    I managed to install the HBC and bootmii as an IOS.

    I backed up my Nand to my SD card as advised.

    I then did the patch to IOS36, which went fine.

    Then tried to use program to update the firmware to 4.0 that was discussed in the guide and it crashed leaving me with a wii that wont boot.

    I was under the impression that wii would boot bootmi off the SD card so I could restore my nand but i can't seem to get it to work.

    Can someone please explain what I'm doing wrong.

    On my SD card I've got the Bootmi directory, and the nand that I backed up.

    Any help would be really appreciated.

    Thanks

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  2. SenorClean

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    Running bootmii from SD only works when it is installed as boot2 - not as IOS.

    You may be able to recover using savemii (or a gamecube controller in port 4 with all 4 dpad directions pressed at once).
     
  3. sirakain

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    Well, bootmii as IOS is pretty useless, cause you can't boot in it without going to HBC or something like this. Only bootmii as boot2 is a protection...
     
  4. Monkeydunk
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    Thanks for the quick response

    What does the gamecube controller in port 4 with all 4 dpad directions do?

    Monkeydunk
     
  5. Scorpei

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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=savemii

    Savemii can also be accessed by using the gamecube controller method mentioned. It MIGHT allow you to fix your Wii;
    http://savemii.net/troubleshooting.html

    I doubt it however, depending on how you damaged your nand the Wii isn't fixable with such methods (as it wouldn;t get past boot2). The only way it can be fixed is probably a nand programmer soldered to the board which writes back the nand dump you've made. Soldering to nand requires experience / skill / the right equipment though. When you're thinking about buying an infectus to flash the nand btw, the official software is (or at least was) crap (left me with one bricked Wii..). Bushing wrote a programmer that DOES work though so you can use an infectus.
     
  6. Det1re

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    It switches the Wii into recover mode, which, if not broken as well, would allow you to recover from bricks.
     
  7. HiBit

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    That's great, because if you can't access the recovery mode(i think so) you can flash your NAND back with a NAND programmer.

    Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  8. Monkeydunk
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    Nah I'm not that technical.

    I tried the gamecube controller and no joy with that either., and reading about savemii I dont think I'd be able to restore my nand with that either.

    It's back to nintendo then for an out of warranty repair. =/

    Thanks for all the help though.

    Monkeydunk.
     
  9. Scorpei

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    That or sell your Wii to someone with soldering skills. The repair isn't very hard, especially as you have a working nand dump which can be flashed back. The only thing someone would need to do is solder a nand programmer on there and flash the nand backup back over. In all fairness I'd say that is a better bet then sending it back to the big N [​IMG]. Then again that depends on how much you can sell it for of course...

    Or you can take it to somone with soldering skills, to fix it for you. Probably cheaper.
     
  10. dalekdan10

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    [​IMG] u bricked ur wii oooo thats not good u cant send it back 2 nintendo if its still got a warranty dont try and cheat or get hombrew channel i was thinking about gettting it but then i thought [​IMG] im not gonna risk getting my wii bricked or it is £170 down drain
     
  11. HiBit

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    Yes, it's cheaper.

    Since i post this i have contact to a lot of ppl that can flash the NAND back with a NAND programmer.
    All of us flash the NAND back for a price that is better than Nintendo.

    If there is a real NAND backup available i think it cost around 30-50€ to fix the Wii because we didn't need to convert and try a dump from another Wii(it could be very hard).