I need advice on LU64 and LU65 wii consoles

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Jun 10, 2009
  1. chillyloop
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    Next Monday I plan to go out and buy a brand new nintendo wii console in the UK. If I get a console that is LU64 or LU65, would I be able to play backup games from a USB hard drive with it? Basically is there any wii console out in the UK at the moment which cannot once soft modded, play backup games from a USB hard drive?
     
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    All Wii's are capable of playing backups. On a LU64-type Wii on 4.0 you'll need to install BootMii then use cboot2 to get cIOS Rev11 or greater installed and there you go. But chances are it'll be on 3.4 and it'll be even easier. Just install IOS16 and then cIOS Rev11
     
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    Thank you. Just saying I get a wii that is LU65 type, can these play backups also?

    What are the chances of me getting one of these consoles, quite high or low?
     
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    LU64, LU65, it's all the same thing. I think they actually have a different serial in the PAL region (LEH11 or something like that) but they have the same issues as the LU64's.

    And if it's a new Wii your chances of getting one is high. But like I said, you'll be able to mod it no matter what unless they just barely released a LU1337 that explodes when you try to BannerBomb it. =P
     
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    I'm a newb... and ended up with one of these "less hackable" consoles. Lots of useful info and helpful people around here and other sites. I have mine running backups from DVD-r and USB HDD.

    There are a few threads on various sites that discuss hacking LU64+.

    If you get a 3.4, I think this thread will help you...

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=152406

    ... although you should install HBC first using something like Bannerbomb. Hopefully doesn't explode [​IMG] I'm fairly certain you'll need at least CIOS rev 12 to get your USB HDD working. I installed 13b to get mine going. Didn't try any others. Be careful what you install, since you risk bricking. Follow instructions carefully unless you know what you're doing.

    If you get a 4.0, I think this thread will help you...

    http://www.wiihacks.com/wii-custom-softwar...s-menu-4-a.html

    They suggest CIOS rev 12, but maybe it's because it was written when only 12 was out.

    Is there a big diff between rev 12 and rev 13 a/b?

    Anyway, I'm just waiting to see if there's a way to brick protect these units. I feel a bit exposed, so I'm mostly running everying through HBC and keeping changes minimal.
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    All I want to be able to do with my new wii console is play backup games from an external hard drive. I am not bothered about all these other fancy things really, I am not one to keep messing about with things. As long as when I buy it I am able to play my games I have downloaded, I will be really happy.

    Does it take very long to soft mod these new wii consoles, a few hours maybe? :/
     
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    How hard are these new wii consoles to softmod? Some people are saying it's hard and some are saying it's easy.
     
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    I got my wii less than a week ago and have been trolling the forums myself.

    the only problem i have come across is clarifiying the serial and working out if this falls into the LU64 - 65 area

    like a previous poster said the UK wii has a serial of LEH** mine is LEH24 with version 4.0E

    I'd be intrested to know if any other people from the UK have had success in softmodding these without to much hassle.

    *edit*

    just loaded on HBC using the bannerbomb guide and the hackmii installer v0.2 on PAL version 4.0E with serial LEH24

    havn't tried anything else yet untill i'm sure i won't brick
     
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    @ chillyloopp - if I knew then what little I know now... maybe 30 mins out of box to hacked playing backups from both DVD and USB HDD (assuming quick format works on your HDD). In reality, it took me a week of reading, reading, reading... figuring out what I needed to download... the longest part was figuring out that, for my console, I needed to install another CIOS (and which one) to get USB functionality. The one in LU64fix seems to be fairly limited. That info was hard for me to find and not obvious to a newb. Getting comfortable with taking the risk to do all the steps took awhile too.

    @ Liquidant - ya, maybe someone with an LEH can help you LEH guys out. Maybe you can check or post in the thread about the LU64+hack with 4.0s. I'm guessing that if the Hackmii installer says that you can only install Bootmii as IOS, then you have one of the "less hackable" consoles. If it says you can install Bootmii as Boot2, then you probably aren't one of us... ah... it would be so nice to have Bootmii as Boot2...
     
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    Not the case. I'm pretty sure the new boot1 predates the new "Unhackable" Wii.

    There might be something you can find in the BootMii installer logs or somesuch to indicate that you have one of these newer units, but the only true test that I know of is to upgrade to 4.0, and then follow one of the "How to hack 4.0 with bannerbomb" guides up to the point where you've downgraded IOS35. Running WadManager (1.4) at this point and selecting IOS35 will cause the Wii to freeze and require a power-off.
     
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    My Wii begins with LEH20* .. it's fully hackable, everything works on it .. bootmii installs as boot2 etc.
     
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    well done

    personaly i havent heard anyone complain about a UK wii being unhackable, but i may be wrong of course.

    my mate gave me a wii about a month old and i managed to hack it fairly quickly, given a few things threw me off a bit by not installing, but a bit of common sense fixed it lol
     
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    LU64/LU65 is only in america.
     
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    which is why i said UK...
     
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    ok thanks everyone, when I get my new wii on Monday I will report back. Hopefully it will all go well.
     
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    The highest serial i have hacked but had the new boot2 was LEH250 and came with Systemmenu 3.4.
    I have also done an LEF118 but it came with the new boot2 and systemmenu 3.4?
    No problems downgrading/upgrading IOS.
     
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    @ mtb-bfh - thanks for the clarification and your reply in the other thread. I've read a number of your posts about experimenting with brick protecting these consoles... any luck yet?

    I thought I read that "less hackable" consoles exist in other regions as well. Someone listed a serial for Taiwan... not sure where else... It would be an interesting statement if they only introduce these harder to hack consoles in volume in the U.S / North America.
     
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    I've heard the same. Lacking anything that pops up and explicitly tells you "Congrats, you have an unhackable Wii!!!" I never know if such reports are genuine or just made by somebody who didn't know their way around softmodding in the first place and couldn't get things working. If you look at some of the older threads, it took a while for anybody to be convinced there was even such a thing as an "unhackable" new Wii.
     
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    Not really much to do with your situation but an interesting story none the less... and nice reference for those sending in their old Wii's for repair/replacement.

    I recently sent in my old LU56 Wii in for repair to Nintendo USA due to an overheated GPU caused from the fan failing and me not noticing. I had also heavily modded this Wii including BootMii (as boot2) and the USB Backuploader. Before sending it back I restored my nand to pre-mod status using bootmii and then using the new hackmii installer, I uninstalled HBC, dvdx, and bootmii itself. This effectively returned me to "factory default settings" as far as modding is concerned. I have since received word that Nintendo is sending me a "new" wii with the serial LU55... essentially an even older version than the one I originally sent... AWESOME! I have yet to see if this new Wii is equally hackable, ie. it may just be new Wii parts in an old case with an "old serial".

    So I guess if worse comes to worse you could always jam your fan, overheat your gpu, and send it in an get a "new" old one. [​IMG] I am half joking of course... but still, kind of an interesting thought.
     

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