How safe is it to mod vWii?

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    As the title implies, I would like to know how safe it actually is to mod a vWii. If it would be to play wads, emulators and maybe nintendon't, is there a chance that my vWii will brick?
     
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    There's always a chance you can brick, same chances apply on the Wii. Read the pinned posts. The chance increases if you try doing stuff you aren't sure about such as installing wads
     
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    But if I do everything as it's stated in the pinned posts, can vWii brick randomly?
     
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    No. It can only brick when you are modifying the nand. So after you install the homebrew channel you are good to go. Unless you plan on installing wads
     
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    Alright thank you guys, I've been really on edge about doing this but I know feel a bit more into the idea of it :lol:
     
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    OK, if you have more questions, ask it! , I will try to answer them :)
     
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    OK so let's say I brick vWii by mistake, will the Wii U side be affected, and is it possible for a Wii U update to modify vWii software?
    (Thanks for answering!)
     
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    Well, it depends, I hear some people get some problems updating by touching a IOS (I don't remember which IOS was :( ) however, it never happend to me, if you brick your vWii, Wii U mode should still working, and you can't restore the NAND by software solution yet...
    Also, some Wii U System updates, updates some vWii parts, however, homebrew will be still working, Nintendo some times updates channels, and some IOSes (If I not bad remember, 5.1.0 update updated IOS62, however I can still acces Wii Shop Channel, I'm in 5.0.0 firmware )
     
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    Wii U mode should not be affected and a Wii U update could possibly modify or block the vWii in some way.
     
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    hmmm ok so last question, what do you recommend I install?
     
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    HBC, Nintendont, and it all depends what else you want.
    But for every cIOS you install, be sure it is the specific version for Wii U.
     
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    Basic stuff: Homebrew Channel, some USB Loader and Custom IOSes.
    Recommended stuff (My opinion): Homebrew Channel, Nintendont, CFG USB Loader vWii edition, USB Loader GX (for better compatibility), Some WADs games, and Trinux (It requires IOS254).

    And, don't worry about Wii U mode updates, Nintendo doesn't seems to care so much about vWii, if they do, they would blocked Homebrew Channel a long time ago ;) .
     
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    Thank you guys so much for your help, it's very appreciated and I hope this will also help other people in my situation !!:lol:
     
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    It was both vIOS 36 (attempting to patch it and create IOS 236) and vIOS 80 that was causing issues, I believe
     
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    Why would any one bother with Trinux ?

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