How to update to 4.2 from 3.X wii?

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  1. Jakob95
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    I am buying a Wii from my friend soon and his Wii is probably on 3.X not sure which one though. Once I buy it is there anyway I can update to wii to 4.2? If I update online I will get 4.3 and not 4.2. I heard that I have to hack the Wii first then update but I don't want to do all of that. Any simple ways? Also want to mention maybe I can do an update with a Game disk?

    I have Super Smash Bros Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resorts, and Mario Kart.

    EDIT: My bad the game I have is Super Mario Galaxy 2 not 1.
     


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    if it was me i would put HBC on it before i would upgrade the SM, its a bit less complicated to do it on the older SM. But the choice is yours and if you want to update to 4.2 without the HBC than use a game disk i think NSMB has 4.2 and if you chose to do it through the HBC than just use MMM or Dop-mii to go to SM of your choice.

    but like i said i would install HBC and use MMM or Dop-mii to upgrade to 4.2
    good luck
     
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    Well I don't have NSMB. Only have those games above do any of those have 4.2 disk update on it? And what difference would it be if I update it after I install HBC or if I update it without HBC?
     
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    If you install HBC than you can use MMM to update to 4.2

    If you decide to install HBC after you update than you have to find a disk with 4.2 on it

    And as far as i know all the games you listed came out before 4.2 so none of them have 4.2 on the disk.
     
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    I would recommend Modmii
    - this will allow any softmodding up to 4.2x usually without a disk

     
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    My bad the game I have is Super Mario Galaxy 2.
     
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    Super Mario Galaxy 2 has the 4.2 System Menu update.
     
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    guide, sig [​IMG]
     
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    I got my Wii today and its on firmware 3.3. It was never hacked or anything. Do you think it has the D3-2 DVD chips in it? And am I allowed to install Bootmii on Boot2 with this thing? Another thing is if I update the system version with Super Mario Galaxy 2 will I then be able to still install Bootmii on Boot2?
     
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    Highly doubt it has the D3-2 drive in it. It's most likely a Generation 2, so you should be able to use backup discs and install BootMii as boot2.
     
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    I'm pretty sure if it's on firmware 3.3 it's old enough to run backups and install BootMii @ boot2. Just update away and mod.
     
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    or don't update and use you know what you know where. [​IMG]
     
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    I just want to update to 4.2 and mod it there because I modded my cousins Wii and his Wii was on 4.2. And on his Wii I did everything correctly and I know what to do. I heard that if you do a straight update to 4.2 from Nintendo then that will block your Boot2 or something like that. Is that true?
     
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    I updated the Wii with Super Mario Galaxy 2. Now its on 4.2
     
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    So I am running on 4.2 right now. Anyways after I hack it and all I want to get the Internet Channel. My Wii currently does not have it. Should I install the WAD of the Internet Channel? Or should I found a way to go into the Wii Store without updating and download the Internet Channel, and how do I do that?
     
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    Best way is to install the WAD for the Internet Channel & NOT update via Wii/WiFi as this will update to 4.3 & you'll lose your Softmod's

    Don't know how you're gonna softmod the Wii - but IF you use ModMii (& it's wizard), then one of the questions will ask you if you want to install Internet Channel ? (not sure of the exact wording but I think it's something like 'Would you like to download any of the following channels')

    If you answer Yes - then ModMii will ask which channels you want to download (in your case it's just the Interent) & then it'll download the required File for you, & by following the guide you'll install the Internet channel via your SD card
     
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    Use guide in sig. Will mod your Wii and update your shop channel.
     
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