Hacking Help needed: restauring wii after failed hack

rodolphem

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Hi,

I attempted to hack my wii and something went wrong on the way, not quite sure what though.

At this stage, I can't launch Wiiflow (wii crashes) or sciifii (wii crashes). I can't even install cIOS (any version): launching cIOS kills access to the wiimote so I can't confirm that I want to install.

I am thinking I should get the Wii back to its original state and start again from scratch. The warning message from Wii before it attemps to download an update is pretty ominous.

Should I do it? Should i do it another way? Is there really a risk it'll completely ruin the Wii?

Thanks in advance.
 

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what did you follow to hack the wii in the first place?

system menu version?

does you wii boot to the SM ok?
 

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Current Wii version is 4.2.E

I can boot to SD (what's SM?) without problems and open Homebrew.

I followed some steps given to me by my kid brother who successfully hacked his Wii, but frankly it was a little while back. The overall attempt had to do with installing ios249 (or something like it, I'm sure about 249) throughout the wii, among other things.

I started, as far as I can remember, by running cIOSCORP 3.5 main installer, which did a bunch of stuff and dinged on the fact that I was missing a cIOS (thingy). As the whole point is to gain access to the external hard-drive, this is kind of key.

BUT as mentioned, I can't get the cIOS to run properly, it kills the wiimote communication. I tried versions 15 to 18, nothing for it, I can't confirm the install.

Launching Sciifii results in a dead wiimote and a black screen on the wii and requires a soft reboot.
 

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Hmm I'm sorry but you're assuming I know more than I do.

Where from? somewhere on the SD card? On the Wii? How do I access and delete files on the Wii?
 

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Right, so I've downloaded Dop-Mii and ran it but... I don't know what I'm supposed to do with it, I wasn't able to find a "Dop-Mii for Dummies" manual.

I'm sorry, I know it must feel like holding the hands of a 2 years old but if someone could give me through how to get a full restore, I'd be very grateful.
 

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rodolphem said:
Right, so I've downloaded Dop-Mii and ran it but... I don't know what I'm supposed to do with it, I wasn't able to find a "Dop-Mii for Dummies" manual.

I'm sorry, I know it must feel like holding the hands of a 2 years old but if someone could give me through how to get a full restore, I'd be very grateful.
http://sites.google.com/site/completesg/hacking-guide/trucha
 

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Brilliant, that got me almost all the way there, thanks.

With IOS249 not installed, Wiiloader gives me an error message that it needs IOS249.

If I install IOS249 through DOP-Mii, Wiiloader no longer gives an error message. Instead it crashes the Wii.

Any further tips from you great guys?
 

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I read as much as I could before I modded my Wii. I have not had one problem on my Wii or the 8 others I've modded.

Maybe there'll be less bricks if people just read before leaping.
 

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