Is anyone working on a tool to check vWii IOS, etc?

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  1. Zero72463
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    So I bricked my vWii and many others on the temp have as well. I am just wondering is it possible now that we kinda have IOSU and people are messing around with it. Could somebody possibly make a vWii IOS checker? It checks for IOS that aren't supposed to be there as well as IOS that aren't there, but need too be? Or maybe instead of booting vWii we can inject our Wii NAND into the vWii NAND partion and make it play like a actual Wii (Just an idea, I personally doubt it)? Please don't respond with a cocky answer like "We don't know the future." or just "We don't know". I just want to know because I bricked my vWii and I want it unbricked. Thanks!
     
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  2. aljpn91

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    have you tried unbricking with other game?
     
  3. Zero72463
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    Zero72463 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Its a hard brick. Booting vWii leads me to a black screen. Also whenever I put in a Wii game I can't directly launch it. It will always go to vWii menu first which is bricked. If it directly booted the game I could go into the homebrew channel and possibly fix things.
     
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    What was the last thing you did or installed in Wii mode that could of caused a brick?
     
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    Pimp my wii did the fix option by mistake and it fixed errors. It installed extra IOS for Wii ONLY and removed some of my vWii IOS.
     
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  6. EpicLPer

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    I don't even know if it'd be possible to access the vWii IOS from the Wii U firmware since the Wii U does a reboot once you enter any of the vWii's modes. Would be interesting if you could dump the vWii's NAND via the released IOSU exploit tho, as example directly launching a dumper in vWii mode or something.

    Time will tell I guess.
     
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    Yes. I wish someone would make a way to directly boot homebrew channel. Time is a terrible thing...
     
  8. EpicLPer

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    Or that, yeah. Tho if someone manages to create a NAND dumper you could then unpack that NAND, fix the broken stuff, repack it and flash it.
     
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    Possibly. Of course how would I know whats broken?
     
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    Not fully sure if that'd work (since I've never done it and I'm not fully aware of how the NAND files are built up) but you could replace all real Wii files with the the original vWii files to see if that'll work.
    As said, that's beyond from that I know the Wii's NAND already, I could be totally wrong here now! Sorry.
     
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    Its k. I doubt what you said since every NAND is special it won't work on another console. There is an IOS checker homebrew for Wii if we can directly boot homebrew channel and someone makes (made, idk) a vIOS checker it could save me. Thanks for the help anyways!
     
  12. EpicLPer

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    No, I don't mean "flash another Wii's NAND", I mean to just fix the broken stuff in YOUR NAND dump with IOS files from another vWii. Since, from what I know, you can easily unpack and repack v/Wii NAND's.
     
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    Yeah maybe. Thanks for enlightening me. Honestly I have a real Wii its just I don't like the fact that part of my console is broken.
     
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    That indeed, wouldn't like it either, plus the vWii over HDMI looks way better anyways ;P
     
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    True. Ya know on the Wii games on eShop directly boot up. Meaning we (the devs) could probably figure something out.
     
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    Hm, true, didn't think of this yet...
    Wait, someone could dump them, replace the files (if possible, not sure!) with a NAND dumper/flasher and you could try to fix it.
    Do you have an old NAND dump somewhere? With that we could completely skip the fixing part.
     
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    Nope sorry. This is however interesting. We could possibly replace the files. Idk if the games on the eShop directly writes to vWii. If they do that means all the people are saying "You can't edit vWii through Wii U" could be wrong. Or if it launches the game from the Wii U side then emulates (not emulate more like vc) it on the vWii side it would make it easier to run any Wii game we want (most likely just homebrew channel since other games would have to be reconfigured to be launched like this).
     
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    I realize this is an old post but, I will definitely try something like this out. Now that the homebrew channel is open source, I could try to find a way to inject it into the Super Mario Galaxy 2 VC
     
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    Please do. I have actually bought that game from eShop. Report how it goes! If it works :P
     
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    I just have to redownload it then do a game dump and then inspect the file hierarchy. I should have a report by noon tomorrow:D
     
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