Help To Update/Finish Existing Wii Softmod Setup?

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Feb 12, 2012
  1. v8der
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    Newcomer v8der Newbie

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    I've received a Wii console that has already been soft-modded. It was set up by a friend and all I have to do is finish the setup. I'm not 100% sure which method he used to soft-mod it, however, it was completed correctly as he played backup games from a HDD for awhile to test it before I received the console.

    I've did some research via the many Wii modding tutorials, and based on the info I also pulled from the Wii itself (that I assume would be helpful for anyone to help me), here is where I am:

    1) My Wii console version is 4.2U (based on the info in the settings menu)

    2) The Homebrew Channel is installed. Upon loading the channel it's blank with a blink "signal" icon blinking in the bottom lower right hand corner. The version info says 1.08 & IOS58 v23.30 "Network Not Installed"

    3) If I select BootMii the console just cycles and the power slot blinks but nothing happens.

    So where do I go from here? Do I need to update the softmod (as all of this was done about two years ago). Should the Homebrew Channel also be reinstalled/updated?

    Thanks!
     
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    Member XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    u can just resoftmod your wii as if it was never softmodded before using ModMii.

    or u can use modmii's syscheck updater to update just your softmods that are outdated
     
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    4.2 isn't the latest firmware, but that doesn't matter. On the contrary: 4.3 only has more antipiracy (when you update the regular way). It's better to just update your IOS'es and cIOS'es manually using modmii.

    HBC 1.0.8 is the latest homebrew channel. After installing IOS58 (through modmii or this installer), you may want to reinstall it so it's using that IOS, but that's a detail.

    Check your SD card. It may be that bootmii doesn't start because it doesn't have the SD:\bootmii folder there (it may be called SD:\~bootmii). The files are always the same, so just grabbing it from the hackmii installer works just as well.

    For obvious reasons: make a bootmii backup before changing IOS'es. Programs like modmii, dop-Mii or MMM tend to give warnings if you want to install a stub (=a fake IOS), but you never know.

    Also check for the presence of priiloader. If it's not there, install it. And make sure it has updates blocked (note: the 4.3 update won't eliminate HBC 1.0.8...but it may remove some other cIOS'es).


    For the softmod itself, that should be fine. For other things...all loaders have seen updates in the last two years, so you might want to check that. If there are proggies like emulators, those might also have gotten an update (google, wiibrew or check the stickies in the correct folders). If it's not there yet: Wiimc is a pretty decent media player.

    Lastly...it's about two years since a WBFS partition became outdated. You can now use FAT32 partitions to load games (as well as store homebrew & other things). Conversion isn't even that hard with a proggie called wbfs2fat.
     
  4. v8der
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    Sounds great. One quick question before I begin with the tutorial:

    I notice the Wii still has a lot of old save files and game profiles from where my friend used it. Id like to start clean and wipe all this out and have the opportunity to reset the console settings myself "the console nickname, etc...).

    Is there a way to do this? I notice there is an option in the Wii settings to wipe this data. Is this something I can do or should do with the soft-mod files already on there?
     

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