Introducing: LetterBomb (the letter from heaven)

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Aug 9, 2011
  1. TLSS_N
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    Up until now the only way to liberate your Wii console and enable the use of homebrew with System Menu 4.3 was to use a gamedisc based exploit such as “BatHaxx”, “Return of the Jodi” and others.

    Today we are announcing a project that changes this completely and removes the requirement for an exploitable game.

    In memory of BannerBomb, we present you with LetterBomb , a brand new System Menu exploit that will allow you to enable homebrew with the push of an envelope (no stamp licking involved)

    This exploit reuses (and abuses) some of some Nintendo’s Wii Messageboard functionality.

    You will need:

    A Wii running System Menu 4.3 (E/U/J/K)
    A SD(HC) card with some free space
    Your Wii’s WiFi MAC Address (available from your Wii’s system settings). This is needed because the Wii will only accept messages addressed to its specific MAC address.
    A few minutes of your time
    For this very special occasion we have created an easy-peasy webpage that takes away some of the pain that is usually involved with getting homebrew onto your system:

    http://please.hackmii.com


    This webpage will ask you for some necessary information (such as your System Menu region and MAC address), and will then return a nicely packaged ZIP file that is ready for extraction to the root of your SD card. Simple eh?

    All that is missing from that point is a boot.elf/boot.dol file (that you will need to place in the root of your card), and you should be good to go. For your convenience we have an option to prepackage and bundle the HackMii Installer boot.elf (this is enabled by default).

    So, how do I do this?

    Simple…. once you’ve unzipped the file to your SD card (and inserted it) just navigate to the “messageboard” on your Wii and in the default view you should browse to “yesterday” (the place where you usually see yesterday’s messages) – sometimes this may be “today” or “two days ago” (this depends on the timezone you are in).

    From this view you will be presented with a small envelope (that should obviously stand out against the rest of your plain old boring ones), click it, kick back, twiddle your thumbs (the Brits among you, go and make a cup of tea) cross your fingers and hope it worked.

    DISCLAIMER: We are aware of a similar exploit by giantpune (good work!), but as of today this has not been released. In anticipation of its release we decided to reverse engineer, hack and implement something ourselves. [/p]

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    Member TheDreamLord GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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  3. Ron

    Member Ron somehow a weeb now.

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    This is great, but I wonder how this will affect giantpune's release..
     
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    Hackers love exploiting the Wii don't they? It's at the end of its life and the poor thing still didn't find the light at the end of this tunnel.

    We can safely assume, the Wii will be....Hacked till Death Or worse, even after death.
     
  5. _Chaz_

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    So we no longer need a copy of a certain game disc? Nice.
     
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    Man, this reminds me of the Bannerbomb from quite a while ago; I would have hated to need a game to hack my Wii.
     
  7. ShawnTRods

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    Looks like it.
    Thats pretty coooooool!
    now, people wont be ripping you off by selling Lego Indiana Jones for £50+ [​IMG]
     
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    Bah, I just used SmashStack to hack someone's Wii yesterday. I had to transfer off 40 custom stages.
     
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    Member VashTS Beat it, son

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    I hope pune approved this...if not hes gonna be mad
     
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    inb4 system menu 4.4 comes out next week, with "security upgrades".
     
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    Fix'd, lol. So behind the scenes they slow the systems bootup down.
     
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    I think, it is no good idea to enter my Wii MAC-adress on any websites!!!
     
  14. Midna

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    It's hackmii, man. They could have screwed you a hundred times over with the Twilight hack, HBC and all their other stuff. If you don't trust them, I'd wipe the HBC from your Wii stat. it could be doing anything.
     
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    Sweet. USB Backup Loading here I come. [​IMG]
     
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    A lot of people I know will be happy to use this.
     
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    i think the wiis updates days are over
     
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    Member Nujui I need something to do.

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    It's just like BannerBomb, nice.

    4.4 incoming.
     
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    Impressive! I'm not too sure whether to say at 4.2 or upgrade to 4.3 and test it. [​IMG]
     
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    Lol, I feel old. I used the twilight hack before the HBC was released.
     

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