Hot swapping Wii NAND chips

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by DeadlyFoez, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    So I made this video to show hot swapping wii NAND chips. In this video I start up my wii with SM 4.3 with the DarkWii Red theme, then go into bootmii, swap the NAND chips from the TSOP48 clip I installed on my wii's motherboard, and then start up the SM and I'm now on 4.1 original theme. [​IMG]

    The great thing this is useful for in my case is having an easy way to dump the NAND chip from someone elses wii. Although I can not launch someone elses system from within my wii or get their wii's keys, but just as an easier and more reliable way to dump someone's nand from a bricked wii and not have to screw with the infectus that takes 3 times longer to read an entire NAND chip.

  2. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

    Sep 29, 2008
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    glad to see your back! and that is some sick shizz.
  3. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    you are a hardware wizard. nice job, i may attempt your sd activity mod in the future.
  4. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    Welcome back, Foez! I do not know you personally, but have heard many great things about you!

    Anyway, the NAND chip just pops out? I would think it would be soldered down, but the only time I have opened a Wii was to replace a DVD drive for a friend. (Didnt fix problem, either.)
  5. stefanox

    stefanox GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 3, 2009
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    nice, but for what?
  6. C.S.I.

    C.S.I. GBAtemp Fan

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    Deadly has removed the NAND from the PCB, and replaced it with a a NAND 'ZIF Socket' or the like.

    You cannot do whats in the video with a regular Wii =)
  7. Coto

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    Jun 4, 2010
    Wow, Deadlyfoez´s back. I´m new here, but beside from devs, this guy have been doing a lot of science between wii hardware!

    Glad to see you here !
  8. damysteryman

    damysteryman I am too busy IRL these days...

    Oct 4, 2007
    That... is awesome man!

    WELCOME BACK DeadlyFoez!

    And I saw your SD+NAND LED Mod too!
    These Wii hardware mods are just completely awesome!

    I am sorry that I could not really help in trying to get you unbanned... Nearly all of my time is used in IRL world these days rather than online...

    But when I found out you had returned, I just had to log into gbatemp [​IMG] !

    Do you have any other awesome wii hardware mod ideas by any chance?
  9. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

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  10. happydance

    happydance GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 16, 2009
    Great to see your still wuth us DeadlyFoez, but where did you buy the TSOP48 clip? cause it's really a pain to solder this chips with wires

    BTW i tried i little experiment with these nand chips, by installing bootmii via boot2 and reading the other wii's NAND via dual nand hack since i don't own an infectus

    don't know if this similar with yours but hope you can check it out. the only problems that i have seen is that i have to use the same type of nand chip like samsung -> samsung and hynx -> hynx

    i just did the dual nand hack with a working wii w/ boot to, fire up bootmii, switch to the bricked nand (wihle in bootmii), read it's nand (with is kind of useless) and install bootmii in the bricked nand. then after that it's just as simple as returning it to the briked wii.

    don't know mush bout programming but might be in some sort of use to you.

    might be great if i can use this hack to flash back a donor nand with its own keys to fix brick wii not capable of running bootmii as boot2