Here's where I'm at: I'm at 3.4u, rev.12 cios, and no boot 2 and no preloader. I'm able to run backups from gamma loader, but I get error -1 for every usb stick/hard drive I try (9 different pieces of hardware failed to work). -I like to upgrade to 4.0 for SD access, however my kids, and wife, will kill me if I brick this thing. I just need some advice/opinions. First: Is there a point to install preloader now, or wait until after my update to 4.0, or skip preloader altogether? Second: Can I somehow revive a fully bricked wii using preloader without a NAND backup? Is there something else I can use to backup my NAND other than bootmi? Problem is, I don't have a GameCube controller as required in bootmii ios. Third: Is Waninkoko's blog down? I haven't been able to access it for a few hours.