homebrew password protect

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  1. as_sysdba
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    as_sysdba Newbie

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    Hello !

    Sorry for maybe dumb question. Is there a way to protect Homebrew Channel launch except taking out SD card ?
    I enabled parental control, but it protects all wiiware and configuration, but HBC launches without asking for PIN.
    I want opposite - no PIN on games, but password on HBC.

    Thanks in advance, Eugene
     
  2. zerof

    zerof GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hide it to the far right? [​IMG]
     
  3. as_sysdba
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    as_sysdba Newbie

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    Thanks, already. But my 6 year twins are so hungry hacking [​IMG]))
     
  4. bozzer123

    bozzer123 GBAtemp Regular

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    it really doesnt take that much effort to take out the sd card
     
  5. Adr990

    Adr990 To boldly go where no man has gone before!

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    Copy it to your SD card...
    Delete it from your Wii menu..

    Take out SD card long the way not needed or so...
    Insert the SD card if needed just copy HBC back and go hack again [​IMG]
     
  6. Distrance

    Distrance 矢澤にこ

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    ..What ? How do you plan to copy the HBC channel into Wii if you don't have HBC channel in the first place to install it ? Only way to get it onto a Wii is Twilight Hack... And anyway, if you remove the SD card, HBC can't be used, so why would you bother to stuff around with the channel in the first place ?

    Anyway.. would be nice if someone could program a new HBC channel which would use password protection if you chose so.
     
  7. gundalf

    gundalf GBAtemp Fan

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    The HBC is not open source.
    But there are other Homebrew loaders. I forgott the name but these are maybe open source.
     
  8. rogras

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    It is a very good idee with the PW protection of the HBC channel!

    A "Forwarder Channel" for the HBC with a password prompt or strike of keys (like 1xA and 2xB will open the HBC) sould also help us!

    Is there a talented coder to make such a forwarder?
     
  9. ddp127

    ddp127 GBAtemp Fan

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    OMG, you just bumped a 5 months old topic!

    just use a forwarder with password for every app you have in hbc...
     
  10. rogras

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    Yeah i know... I'm too lazy to open a new topic for this [​IMG] because i'm also searching for a possibility to protect HBC for my children without everytime to takeout the SD card... And YES... i have move the HBC to the end of the right side... but this is not a solution [​IMG]
     
  11. Tichinde925

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

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    Do not put install/delete/system apps in the HBC:

    Any Region Changer
    Any Title Deleter
    Softmii
    Wad Creator
    Wad Manager
    WiiConf

    Then there would be no harm.

    Launch the above programs via SendElf on the PC directly to the homebrew channel.
     
  12. rogras

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    Aha... okay that is a "workaround" if you have a network/internet connection to your Wii but i need a offline solution!
     
  13. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    This is NOT recommended, but will work...

    With SystemMenu 4.0, in Data Management/Wii/Channels, use the MOVE command to put the HBC on the SD card, removing it from NAND, and put that SD card on a shelf where the kids can't reach it.

    Before you do ANY hacking, remember to use the same method to MOVE the HBC back to the NAND.
     
  14. rogras

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    Can i hide the HBC from the systemmenü and run it over preloader or bootmii?
    This sould fix my problem... the kids don't know how to enter into preloader or bootmii [​IMG]