How to Avoid Bricks on Wii 4.1...

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Aug 6, 2009
  1. phoenix345
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    Well, I don't know about you, but i'd be really screwed if I were to brick my wii, because I can't install bootmii as boot2. So I was wondering how to avoid bricking my wii, and how could I prepare myself so if i did brick my wii I could fix it... Currently I do nothing more than run usb backups and install a few channels now and then. (I'm looking into getting USB Game Channels)

    I just really wanna be prepared if something like a brick were to happen...
     


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    Preloader will stop most banner bricks :-) thats probably your best bet.
     
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    Without having BootMii on boot2, the best you can do is use Preloader. BootMii via IOS is still nice, but its useless without Preloader.

    If you want avoidance, common sense prevails. Don't install random channels or wads, and surely do not uninstall anything other than channels unless you're absolutely sure you know what you're doing. You'll read tons of threads here about people uninstalling IOS60 for the dumbest of reasons. USB Game Channels are fine assuming you made them yourself.

    If you did happen to brick yourself, and can still access Preloader (this isn't a full brick) then you can simply step into HBC and reinstall the system. If you can NOT access Preloader, you're pretty much screwed unless you invest in an Infectus chip.
     
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    Actually, I'm getting A Collection of USB Channel WADS From Here

    But anyways, Will Preloader work for 4.1 and if for some reason if I decide to update my, will my wii be bricked because of preloader?
     
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    Actually, I'm getting A Collection of USB Channel WADS From Here

    But anyways, Will Preloader work for 4.1 and if for some reason if I decide to update my, will my wii be bricked because of preloader?
     
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    Actually, I'm getting A Collection of USB Channel WADS From Here

    But anyways, Will Preloader work for 4.1? and if for some reason if I decide to update my, will my wii be bricked because of preloader?
     
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    YES! Preloader WILL work on 4.1!

    Talk about a broken record! [​IMG]
     
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    but bootmii as boot2 is better
     
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    ok I'm installing preloader... Is preloader pretty safe i mean is there anything that could have a different effect on my wii because I have preloader installed?
     
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    not to my knowledge but why would you need usb wad channels and what r they?
     
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    actually, I don't like the usb game channels...

    BUT, I hate this program!!! I set autoboot to system menu and return to system menu when when I start my wii it TAKES FOREVER TO LOAD UP THE STUPID WARNING SCREEN. and when I do a return to wii menu it TAKES FOREVER TO GO BACK TO THE MENU! WTF?
     
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    chill dude and check the autoboot settin
     
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    the autoboot setting is set to system menu as I mentioned earlier...
     
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    the autoboot setting is set to system menu as I mentioned earlier...
     
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    the autoboot setting is set to system menu as I mentioned earlier...
     
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    CHANGE IT THEN PUNTO
    sorry not sure if I spelled that right
     
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    TO WHAT???
     
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    what r the options?
    all cut the bold and caps please
     
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    disabled
    preloader
    systemmenu
    file
    homebrewchannel
     
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    Ah, it's been 20 min.!!! SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!!!
     

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