I bought a Wii U off of eBay with Error code 162-3006 which has vWii issues. Particularly the vWii ios 58 is a Wii ios v6176 instead of the newer vWii ios 58 v6432 and I am unable to install Homebrew Channel using an exploit (bathaxx in my case, also have smashstack available). I have tried using YAWMM rev 5e to install the vWii ios 58, but I get error -1017 every time. I have been using a 2 GB microSD so there shouldn't be any issues from there. I've tried installing WADs from USB also with no luck. The only way I've been successful at launching any homebrew has been through Homebrew Launcher. Bathaxx will only load .elf files, so YAWMM rev 5e and Homebrew Launcher along with loadMii 0.4 (couldn't load anything) are all I've been able to launch directly. I tried using loadMii 0.4 REBiRTH, but nothing happened whenever I selected a dol to load. I tried getting a Syscheck Dump using Syscheck HDE, but it would always freeze whenever it got to ios 223. I tried modifying the meta.xml file to skip ios 223 during the check, but I'm guessing since I used Homebrew Launcher to run Syscheck HDE that it never properly read from the meta.xml file. I tried adding the meta.xml file to the root directory of the SD card and the skip ios argument still never worked. I was able to look at the ios versions and patches using Wii Mod Lite though and all of the ios were the correct vWii versions with no patches except for a Wii version ios 58. I don't have a vulnerable ios to install the WAD containing the vWii ios 58 to get Homebrew Channel working. I tried installing ios 236 with IOS236_Installer_MOD_v8, but without Homebrew Channel (or something else) to provide AHBPROT I can't get ios 236 installed either. I had another working Wii U which I used to dump the vWii ios 58 (with fakesign) using YABDM but I have no way of installing the WAD at the moment. I tried using DOP-Mii v16 and DOP-Mii WiiBrew Edition v16 along with Multi-Mod Manager 13.4 too, but without cios, AHBPROT, or another vulnerable ios, I haven't been able to install any WADs and I get error -1017 If I either get ios 236 or Homebrew Channel working, I can fix everything else easily but I haven't figured out a way to install a WAD without ios 236, another vulnerable ios, or something that can provide AHBPROT. I don't think Homebrew Launcher is providing AHBPROT for apps I launch from it and therefore I can't install the vWii ios 58 to fix everything. Thanks for your help. Here are some of the guides and posts I looked at to help solve the issue: https://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-how-to-fix-your-vwii-semi-brick.431980/#post-6473328 https://gbatemp.net/threads/problems-installing-wad-on-vwii.412981/#post-6037431 (last post) https://gbatemp.net/threads/basic-dos-and-do-nots-of-vwii-modding.339337/page-3 (Kill_AntiSysTitleInstall patches) https://gbatemp.net/threads/i-can-install-ios-in-vwii-but.338809/page-14 https://gbatemp.net/threads/vwii-semi-bricked.353595 (read about riivolution but don't have cios or ios 236) Edit: Looking at Wii Mod Lite, for every ios installed on the system, Fakesign Bug (Trucha bug), EsIdentify (ES_DiVerify), /dev/flash (Flash access), USB2 Tree, boot2, NAND Permissions, and GetSysMenuVersion are all [No] including for cios. It shows cios 202, 222, 223, and 224, with v65535 and 245-252 with v21010. The Hermes cios 222 and 223, along with Waninkoko cios 249 and 250 all have Latest non-stub: (none) which means they are stubs and are not installed. I checked the Wii IOS - vWii IOS Comparison from https://wiki.wii-homebrew.com/VWii#Wii_IOS_-_vWii_IOS_Vergleich and all vWii ios had the correct version except ios 58 which was cyan in Wii Mod Lite and had the Wii v6176 ios installed. Edit 2: There are also post by Zymf which I have been looking at with a similar problem since I think he said his cios didn't work. He posting a link for Fixing Your IOSes for the HackMii Installer. As far as I'm aware, for at least bathaxx, I can only load boot.elf and I get an error when I try to run dol files. Loading DOP-Mii WiiBrew Edition from Homebrew Launcher hasn't worked for me, but if loading DOP-Mii directly provides full HW access with AHBPROT on its own (instead of trying to get it from HBC like most everything) then that may also work. https://gbatemp.net/threads/hackmii-installer-freezes.366961/page-2 wiisixtyfour.webs.com/WHG/IOSFix.html#Continue Edit 3: I can't seem to load a dol directly from Bathaxx or Smash Stack. Am I doing something wrong? This site https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/exploits suggests that I should be able to use an elf or dol file for Bathaxx and Smash Stack. The only one on the WiiBrew site that mentioned it could load dol files explicitly was Yu-Gi-Vah, so I can get a copy of that and try it if it'll help. I get the "Opening boot.elf: boot.elf not found (-1) USBGecko not found No code found to load, hanging." when I try to load a boot.dol with no boot.elf in the root directory. Sorry for the large number of edits, I want to include as much information as possible and I'm still trying stuff on my own.