IOS58 installation confusion

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  1. j0e2
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    i want to put the WiiMC app as a channel. when i run the WiiMC channel installer, it says i have IOS38 installed and it needs IOS58

    so i used DOP-Mii but it says i have ios58 installed - but it says i am running ios38

    so i'm confused - how do i get ios58 to be "running" instead of "installed"?
     
  2. fattest

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    what ios is hbc using? if its not using ios58 reinstall using hackmii installer
     
  3. j0e2
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    it's using ios38 it says

    i'll try your suggestion, i installed HBC years ago so i have never used hackmii before

    edit - ok i downloaded hackmii but there are no instructions. i'm not sure what to do. is there a page somewhere that explains how to use this? there are .elf files which i don't know how to run. it says to "run it from the homebrew channel" but there are no .dol files.
     
  4. techboy

    techboy GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    An ELF is the basically same thing as a DOL. Run the boot.elf as you would any boot.dol.
     
  5. Dter ic

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    download the bootmii package from bootmii.org, then go to the download page and download. then open the .zip and extract the boot.elf to the root of of your sd card ie (E:)
     
  6. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

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    In actual fact, DOL files are native Wii binaries, whereas ELF files are a universal binary format. In homebrew terms, DOL files are just ELF files with an ELF load wrapped around them, and are fairly pointless. AFAIK, ELFs should always be smaller, as every homebrew DOL has the entire ELF file inside, plus a bit more, and there should be no difference. I don't really know why apps are usually distributed as DOL files...
     
  7. j0e2
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    ah great, now i get it

    successfully upgraded, wiiMC channel installed, everything is perfect

    thanks for the help!
     
  8. tueidj

    tueidj I R Expert

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    It's actually the other way around - a .dol file is an .elf file without the ELF header and will most likely be smaller. ELF files may also contain extra debugging information if they haven't been stripped, which is why when you compile a program using devkitppc you end up with a large .elf file and a smaller .dol.
    I don't think either format can be considered more "native" as IOS can load both formats into memory and run them on the powerpc.
     
  9. SifJar

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    My bad. Guess I misunderstood how it worked. Thanks for the explanation.