First, I'd like to come right out and state that I am completely aware some (if not all) of these questions are considered "noob" questions so I apologize profusely right now for doing this, and I have made this post in the sticky noob thread, but I feel some of these may clear up questions for other people and will get more exposure out here and not in there... I've been at this for about 2 weeks now and maybe it's just the constant bombardment of info I'm reading, but these are the questions that I can't seem to clear up... Original Post (modified a bit): Ok so I have just finished hacking my 3rd Wii for friends and I have about 10 more lined up that want theirs done. I realized I need to clear some questions up of my own before I start getting angry phone calls from friends that I busted their system 1. I have been following this guide and so far it has been working great: http://mikeandheth.com/games/109-store-and...tem-menu-4.html Is this a good one to following? Is it smart to take a system and update it to 4.0u first? 2. I just bought a gamecube controller so I could access the bootmii menu and do a full NAND backup prior to doing any future wii's, but the 3 I have done so far, all I can do is go to them and back them up as they are NOW, which they are currently modified. I know this is better than nothing but is this the best way to go or can I get them back to a "virgin" state, then do a bootmii backup and go at it again? 3. According the to guide in #1, I run the IOS35 downgrade and then I installed the cIOS rev10, but on one of the wii's I accidentally chose to install it on the IOS35 and not the custom IOS249 or whatever it is, does this matter? I don't seem to be seeing any issues... 4. Here is my biggest fear/issue. All these forums and sites talking about "bricking" their wii, is that all related to hardware modded wii's and wi-fi updates? Are those issues related to previous hacks like the twilight hack? Is this newest one pretty brick proof? I know using the boot1/2 method is supposed to be brick proof but what if the wii only allows the IOS? Lastly (I know this is a lot of friggin' questions, sorry!), once a wii is all modded and it's all said and done, what, if anything, can brick it? A system update? A game update? I'd like to know so I can warn people what to avoid when I hand them back their system. I guess my biggest fear is screwing up a wii for a buddy and having to shell out $250 for a dumb mistake Any and all answers and comments would be GREATLY appreciated!!