I got the shaft

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by cayspekko, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. cayspekko
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    So I bricked my wii (pretty stupid) and I paid 85 to get it fixed.

    When I sent it to nintendo they sent me back a replacement, not my old one.

    And the new one won't let me install bootmii as boot 2

    That kinda sucks.

    Is it really that much more awesome to have a boot 2?
     
  2. G0dLiKe

    G0dLiKe who needs a title ;)

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    Yes it is.
     
  3. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    yeah it is more useful to have a vulnerable boot2 with bootmii installed to it than one without it and bootmii ios and preloader.
    it's just a bit more brick safe if do a lot of .wad installs and such or update some ios's and brick so long as you have a nand backup you can boot directly into it without needing to go through preloader.
    only just recently in the 4.2 update has Nintendo updated the boot2 file so it overwrites bootmii(which is easily reinstalled anyway) and as long as you don't update through Nintendo it won't be touched.
     
  4. drmarvin

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    I think what you mean is that you got a console back that didn't have a vulnerable boot1 to install BootMii. I would agree that it's not the greatest deal. The recovery chances with a BootMii install are much better, although if you can work it out, preloader is also useful. Just can't do NAND backup/restore.

    Sorry about your luck. Maybe trade with someone?
     
  5. Xras

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    I think a NAND backup/restore will be possible if bootmii is installed as IOS and started with preloader mod????
     
  6. FenrirWolf

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    PROTIP: All Wiis have boot1 and boot2. If they didn't they'd be bricked right from the factory.

    The difference is that older consoles have a vulnerability in boot1 that allows boot2 to be modified without the console being bricked. Newer ones have a fixed boot1 that doesn't allow that luxury.
     
  7. cayspekko
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    Hey, maybe I will. Is there a way to swap the nands between two different wiis. Say if I wanted to swap with my buddy who's wii has a vulnerable boot1 but copy over all his data including gameplay records, mii's, etc etc etc.
     
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    Pro-tip: Get a wii with a vulnerable boot1, get bootmii as a as a boot2 replacement, and then cboot2.
     
  9. Lothlorian

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    Well you bricked your old Wii that could install bootmii to boot2 so I would not worry about it.


    As you said in your post bricks mostly happen when owners do something stupid. My Wii can't install bootmii/boot2 and I'm not bricked. Bootmii/boot2 does not add any functionality to the Wii. You can do the same stuff to a Wii that does not have a vulnerable boot1. Just be more careful this time.
     
  10. FenrirWolf

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    You know, that's a good question. How did you manage to brick your Wii beyond repair with BootMii/boot2 installed?
     
  11. KirovAir

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    Hell yeah.

    Mostly because they will become much rarer in a few years. [​IMG]
     
  12. Y-2-K

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    How do you install boot 2?
     
  13. illinialex24

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    Pro-tip:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Seriously.
     
  14. G0dLiKe

    G0dLiKe who needs a title ;)

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    LOOOOOOOOOOOL True.
     
  15. 2yugimoto

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    boot2 is awesome unbrickable!
     
  16. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    Boot2 isn't related to bricking at all
    it is a part of the Wii booting process, which is the same on every wii:

    Boot0 > Boot1 > Boot2 > System menu

    So every Wii has Boot1 AND Boot2
    The reason bootmii can't be installed cause you have a newer version of Boot1, which doesn't want to load Bootmii
     
  17. 0M39A

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    dont bother replying to him any more, hes either a very effective troll, or just plain retarded.

    as for the OP, having a vulnerable boot1 that lets you install bootmii as boot2 is an advantage, but its not the be all and end all. ive got bootmii installed as boot2, and messed around with my wii heaps installing custom themes and what not, and never once came close to bricking my wii. bootmii as boot2 is not a replacement for common sense.
     
  18. Skizzo

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    Well isn't it commonly accepted that Nintendo can't repair most/all bricks, so it was a given from the start that you weren't going to get YOUR Wii back...roll the dice...
     
  19. cayspekko
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    Anyway, I was reading on the internet (http://hackmii.com/2008/06/dual-nand-flash-hack/) someone made a nand reader/writer that you could attach to the wii. I guess Nintendo doesn't have one of those?