Installing Theme what kind of brick can happen?

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Jun 10, 2009
  1. elmachin
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    I'm thinking of replacing my theme on my wii. I know somewhat of what to do. but i'm just curious of what kind of brick i could get and how to recover from it. I have preloader installed. im on 3.2(U) with hbc. any help appreciated.

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    install bootmii as boot2 if you can (if not ios install will work too) and make a back up of your nand.
    then you will be completely brick safe as far as custom themes are involved.
     
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    thanks for the reply should have mention i have bootmii installed as IOS. i thought there was a process involved with unbricking after installing a bad theme.
     
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    if you install a bad theme just overwrite your nand with the backup nand that is the process.
     
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    quick and easy huh.
     
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    yeah should be quite fast, 5min at most for both back up and restore(separate not at the same time).
    bootmii = BIG leap forward in brick proofing wii's
     
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    what if we only have preloader ?
     
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    you should get bootmii if you can.
    i never used preloader my seld so i can'ty rally say how.
    there are some guides on it lying around here you can search for though.
     
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    ahem...
    bootmii installed as ios can restore nand while it can't if you say "shove your own foot up your ass like a retarded giraffe" and delete bootmii as ios yeah sure you are fucked just like if your boot2 somehow get over written.
    but for system menu customization it should work fine the backup has bootmii's ios in it as well so don't freak the guy out he isn't hacking every ios on his system just the system menu.
    so if he get a "system files are corrupt message" he can restore his nand.
     
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    so long as the ios bootmii is installed as will run it will be able to restore nand and back up nand that simple.
    but if you overwrite that specific ios then yes it will not work i said that.
    you can have all other ios's corrupt except the one it is installed as and bootmii should still be able to install nand back up.
    i'm not trying to argue either the giraffe thing was just my way of saying you'd have to be pretty stupid to fuck with the bootimii ios.
    he will be fine with ios bootmii if he can't do a boot2 install.
     
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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=155889&st=15
    this thread.
    so long as preloader can boot hbc and hbc can boot into bootmii or he can boot into bootmii at start up with the bottmii sd card files then he can fix a simple corrupt system menu with a nand restore.
     
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    thank you all for your input. to respond to DeadlyFoez here's what i got

    wii system 3.2(U) softmod with TP hack
    Got HBC
    Preloader .29 (all available hacks to date)
    bootmii. as IOS ( couldnt install as boot2)
    cios rev 13b
    all IOS except 60 61.

    I dont know what else you might need.
     
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    You should be fine with that. One small note though. 3.2 themes and 4.0 themes are separate. Trying to install one on the other could very well corrupt your system menu. Make sure you know which is which, and if the one you want is on 4.0, be sure to use Waninkoko's firmware updater to update to 4.0.
     
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    Yes thanks I'm aware of wich is for wich. I already have the files in seperate folders so i dont mix them up. I just wanted to be sure on how to recover if i was to mess up on something. But it seems as long as i created for the appropriate system and region i should be fine. [​IMG]
     
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    Bootmii is nice, but if you can't install as boot2, preloader should also provide you brick recovery from any potential bricks from a bad theme. If you install a bad theme just go into preloader and install a new theme through the homebrew channel.
     
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    is it possible to just go back to the original theme that comes with the wii? or once i change the theme i can never go back?
     
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    I still don't get why people just do things, before they inform themself WHAT they are doing....I always read up first...how this works, etc...it's better to know what you're doing...

    Anyways...Get the original 000000XX.app via NUS Downloader, and reinstall it via Tweak/MyMenuifi/Whatever...TUT here:
    http://wadder.net/wiki/index.php/000000XX.app
    (Also a good site for reading up [​IMG]). Good luck...
     
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    I think that what you guys are forgetting is that BootMii as an IOS requires you can get to the HBC in some way. If your System Menu is so messed up that it won't boot, that means you would have to have something like Preloader installed.
    *edit*
    Wait, did someone say this? That's what I get for posting when I'm just waking up.
     
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    yeah i hate it also when people dont read first before they post. And if you would have read a couple of post above I already have the app file. I wanted to know if there was an original wii theme out there. I already know how to use preloader and all that my original question was if there was a name for that kinda brick.
     

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