Homebrew Channel Help

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Mar 15, 2011

Homebrew Channel Help by nesdude0011 at 1:10 AM (1,217 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. nesdude0011
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    Newcomer nesdude0011 Member

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    I watched the following video and was able to successfully install the homebrew channel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXVsSsXf4Gs

    In the video he changes the firmware of his Wii from 4.3U to 4.1. I wasn't able to do this, as my Wii said "unable to connect". My Wii was connected to the internet, so I'm not really sure why it said that. Also, what does changing the firmware to 4.1 accomplish?

    Does anyone know where to find the Priiloader settings? When he rebooted his Wii it went directly do them, but that didn't happen when I rebooted mine.

    I'm also wondering how can I get my Wiiware games back on my Wii. Can I copy them to the Wii storage space (from the current SD card they are on) and then put in the SD card that has all of my homebrew info on it, and then copy them from the Wii storage to that SD card? Would that work?

    Can the Homebrew Channel use SDHC cards? I was only supposed to use a max of 2GB card when installing the program, but I wasn't sure if I could use a larger card now that it is installed.

    Thanks!
     
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    All it accomplishes is allowing you to use bannerbomb. No big deal since you already have hacked it.

    To get to Priiloader settings, hold RESET on your Wii while turning it on.

    Yes you can. Also, you could copy them from one card to another with your pc, just move the whole private folder (delete the private folder on your one for homebrew if it has bannerbomb files in it).

    Yes HBC can use SDHC.
     
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    Upgrades 4.2 and 4.3 have 2 purposes:
    1. install or update a couple IOS'es and things like the system menu and the shopping channel
    2. deletes the HBC and some cIOS'es while the upgrade is in progress. Oh, and it blocks bannerbomb.


    Considering the update of the IOS'es is a good thing (cIOS'es are installed in other slots, so they can happily live both on your wii...and 4.3's IOS58 is quite popular among homebrewers), most guides tell users to not update their wii. At least not through official means.

    However, it does NOT go the other way. Once a wii is hacked, it is hacked, no matter what firmware is on the thing. Upgrading your wii may mean you have to rehack it...but downgrading is just invoking unnecessary brick risks.
     
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    So, you are saying that I shouldn't change the firmware since I already put the homebrew channel on my Wii and it was successful?
     
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    there is no point in changing your wii's firmware, 4.1 is fine.
    The higher firmwares just install new ios's, and thats something you can do with dopmii or modmii.
    Cause, if you do an official Ninty update, you'll screw your softmod and HBC.
    I've always only used 2GB cards, never had problems, try the sdhc, may work, may not.
    If you click on modmii in my sig, you'll get to the thread and read up on things, first.
     
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    No, you misunderstood me. My wii is currently on 4.3U. I wanted to downgrade to 4.1, as the guy in the video I watched recommended that we do so.

    The only thing I want to put on my the card is some emulators and roms for retro systems (NES,SNES,Genesis). Now that I think about it I doubt the entire NES and SNES library is 2gb.
     
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    downgrading = bricks.
    keep what you have.
    get a 8 GB usb flash drive and play from that. 15 bucks
     
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    Just like you Nes dude, i am pretty new to the whole homebrew thing, i have a wii 4.3E and i putted homebrew on it 2 days ago, but from every single thing i been reading, and believe me it was alot, everyone says, downgrading versions are the thing that leads to most bricks, just ignore it and dont do it, playing games on 4.3 works perfectly fine, and i havent had any problems till now.
     
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    @kazekun: actually, ignorance leads to the most bricks. Thanks to youtube, any yahoo can look like a hacking expert (note: I haven't checked this particular youtube video, so I'm not specifically targetting this guy). Unfortunately, what works on THAT wii won't work on all wii's (erm...different regions, anyone?). Plus, there's the changing nature of hacking. What works today may be an unnecessary risk or even downright brick your wii in the future*. Downgrading is such a thing that is popular with other consoles and was sorta needed on the wii back when there were no alternatives. Times have just changed. (linky with more info on downgrading)

    @nesdude: the entire NES and SNES library won't come to 2GB, indeed. Especially considering that the emulators (FCEUGX and SNES9XGX) support zipped roms. You can have them all on your SD card just fine. [​IMG]




    *with every firmware upgrade, nintendo installs a new system menu that uses a new IOS, and then stubs (=more or less the same as 'remove') the old system menu IOS -> if you "just" update all your IOS, your wii will brick because the (outdated) menu tries to use an IOS that no longer exists
     
  10. nesdude0011
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    you can downgrade w/o bricking, the problem is that when your on a higher system menu then what you want the required IOS that system menu uses to run is usually STUBBED and thats why people brick. however if you install the correct IOS you wont brick when you downgrade your system menu.

    Look @modmii it and rehack your console, if it's already hacked then just say your going to rehack it and copy all the .wad files over to your sd card and install, cause if im not mistaken it will ask if you want to download certain ios incase of accidental downgrade. [​IMG] see this is your solution all you need to do is install one or all of these IOS.

    sorry if it's a bit under detailed i'm a little busy; anyone who uses modmii knows how easy it is [​IMG] make sure you thank "xflax" for making it so easy for us.
     
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    downgrading is good for only one thing. it lets you restore the bannerbomb bug. frankly it's not needed if you have the HBC so stay on 4.3.
     
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    New to your forum here guys, and not sure if I'm in the right place for this question but here goes....

    My 5 year old decided to take out the SD card and stick it back in backwards and has bent back one of the leads. This wii has been homebrewed for the better of 3 years now and kind of miss the album art and the homebrew channel greatly.

    Took it apart and tried to straighten pin, assembled it back to no avail. Am I better off buying a replacement sd card slot and attempt to solder or would the Wii memory card sd adapter work as a replacement.

    Thanks for help in advance ...... !!!
     
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    You don't lose the Homebrew channel if you lose the SD card. Also, create your own thread, don't post on this one. Maybe if you do, some people will come and try to help you [​IMG]
     

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