Hello all, I’ve been doing some research on IOS’s for the Wii and one thing I can’t seem to figure out is there such thing as a “ideal” for an IOS configuration. I see there is some discrepancies with which bases to use for Waninkoko’s cIOSX and Hermes IOS’, but what about the IOS’ less than 200? Which version of IOS58 should I be running? Which IOSs need to have the Trucha Bug installed? Is ES Identify or NAND access necessary on the lower IOSs? There are questions that I can’t seem to find the answer to and I am hoping the community can offer some insight to this for me. My goal would be to have a section added to the Complete Softmod Guide (http://www.completesoftmodguide.tk/) that would have an IOS “best practices” section. This section would essentially state that if you run sysCheck, this is what it should look like to be as good as you can get. It seems to me that people like to experiment with their Wii’s and brick them (seen LOTS of these posts as I’m trolling the forums). I want to help people not screw up their Wii’s if at all possible (which in turn would mean if I can come up with an ideal, then I would need to come up with a guide on how to get there, but one thing at a time). On the topic of Waninkoko’s cIOSX and Hermes IOS’, since there seems to be a lot of conflict which way to set these up, maybe a description of the variables added to this “best practices” section would let some people make good/informed decisions. I found this information on some other posts: IOS249-v19 (rev19 of Waninkokos cIOS) = Recommend by Waninkoko. Improves speed for USB loading. However, some Games might not work. IOS250-v65535 (rev19 of Waninkokos cIOS) = Stable IOS with the ability to install Wads IOS202-v65535 (v5 of Hermes cIOS) = USB2.0 for MPlayer, WiiXplorer and stuff IOS222-v65535 (v5 of Hermes cIOS) = Stable IOS with the ability to install Wads IOS223-v65535 (v5 of Hermes cIOS) = For use with Music Games with USB devices like Rock Band, Guitar Hero... IOS224-v65535 (v5 of Hermes cIOS) = Better speed for USB loading. However, some Games might not work Something like this (with more detailed info) might prove useful. To help move this along, I took a virgin 4.0 Wii (US) through a softmod process and documented the IOS changes along the way. Below are those steps with links to the sysCheck reports 1. This is a sysCheck with a virgin Wii 4.0 (minus the HBC and BootMii installed) http://cid-a21e1c8f1f16c524.office.live.co...04.0%20Wii.xlsx 2. Used Multi-Mod Manager v13.2 to install the patched IOS36 http://cid-a21e1c8f1f16c524.office.live.co...%20Install.xlsx (Only change is IOS15 dropped from rev 266 to rev 257, IOS36 went up from rev 3094 to 3351 and the Trucha Bug was added to both) 3. Using IOS36, installed Waninkoko’s 4.2 Update http://cid-a21e1c8f1f16c524.office.live.co...2%20Update.xlsx (Added IOS56, IOS57 and IOS 70. Change the version and added Trucha Bug for all existing IOSs. Added ES Identify and NAND Access to most IOSs) 4. Using IOS36, installed Waninkoko’s 4.3 Update http://cid-a21e1c8f1f16c524.office.live.co...3%20Update.xlsx (I choose yes to 'Patch IOS/System Menu'. It error-ed when trying to install IOS80, but everything else seemed to install fine). 5. Installed Waninkoko’s cIOSX v20b and Hermes v5.1 (I used the bases that are listed above) http://cid-a21e1c8f1f16c524.office.live.co...%20Install.xlsx Here is where I have stopped. I’m sure I am way off from making this a “best partice” IOS setup, which is why I am turning to you for guidance. For good measure I have two other sysChecks from other Wiis. These are wildly different from the one I just took the process through. Black Wii http://cid-a21e1c8f1f16c524.office.live.co...lack%20Wii.xlsx White Wii http://cid-a21e1c8f1f16c524.office.live.co...hite%20Wii.xlsx I would greatly appreciate any input you could provide. Regards.