Help needed: restauring wii after failed hack

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Mar 5, 2010
  1. rodolphem
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    Newcomer rodolphem Newbie

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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.
     
  2. pepxl

    Member pepxl GFX W!Z4RD

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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?
     
  3. rodolphem
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    Newcomer rodolphem Newbie

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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.
     
  4. giantpune

    Member giantpune GBAtemp Addict

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    delete the stub 249/222/223/250 and youll be golden.
     
  5. rodolphem
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    Newcomer rodolphem Newbie

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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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    I suggest Dop-Mii. Put it in the \apps folder of your SD card and run it from the HBC.
     
  7. rodolphem
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    Newcomer rodolphem Newbie

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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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    http://sites.google.com/site/completesg/hacking-guide/trucha
     
  9. rodolphem
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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?
     
  10. rodolphem
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    Newcomer rodolphem Newbie

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    All done, thanks to USB Loader GX.

    Thanks to all of you who helped with advice.
     
  11. harmor

    Member harmor GBAtemp Fan

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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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