IOS Downgrader ERROR! ret=-1 searched like mad

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  1. black.death
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    I viewed the wii cios error code .pdf to see what would be wrong but my card is formatted correctly, the files are there, and a WAD folder exists. Why won't IOS Downgrade download any of the tickets?

    My wifi is connected correctly, I even tried using to different wireless connections and the error remains.
    I have The Homebrew Channel working.
    I'm running 3.3U and trying to downgrade to 3.2U

    1. I installed IOS16-64-v257-prod.wad using Wad Manager
    2. I then used Custom WM to install cios_fix.wad
    3. now IOS downgrade will not even install the necessary IOSs, the download tickets come up with ERROR! ret= -1


    I have tried this now for two weeks at least a dozen times and nothing ever changes, searched on here, checked google for IOS Downgrader error= -1 to no avail.

    I really have no idea why this isn't working. [​IMG]

    I greatly appreciate any help.
     
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  3. black.death
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    thanks for the link. i saw that earlier. Step 1 in his guide is identical to what i have posted so I'm guessing that I will have the same problems again. but i will try anyways.

    thanks for the help.
     
  4. HaniKazmi

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    try using cIOS dowgrader
     
  5. black.death
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    I did this just now. The cIOS begins, I select 3.2 U then it says Installing CIOS30 and another error ret=-1 comes up, then it says Firmware failed.
     
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    anyone know what's up? IOS Downgrader will not load tickets for whatever reason. I even do a successful internet test before running the program and still this does not work.
     
  8. ether2802

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    maybe you should first use the cIOS Downgrader 1.2 to 3.2U, and then use the IOS Downgrader 1.0, that's what I did...!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. black.death
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    yeah i tried this and still the same thing happens. [​IMG]
    thank you though
     
  10. nutta_nic

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    go to connect24 in your menu setting agree to the network licence agreement the run the downgrader again
     
  11. BustANut

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    I had the same exact issue. It ended up being my wireless router.. I have Verizon Fios and i had to reboot it. Once rebooted I was able to run both IOS and CIOS without any issues..
     
  12. Carji

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    I'm having the same problem. I've tried the steps countless times now. But I keep getting the ret=-1 error.
     
  13. Quincy

    Quincy Your own personal guitarist :3

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    Your house, robbing your stuff
    the wad should be in the rood of your SD card
     
  14. srmagus

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    Make sure the internet connection you are using for this is the first one in your settings and delete the others. I had the same problem and this fixed it.
     
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    HI
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