is installing priiloader safe?

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  1. goldsoul
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    i got wads already installed and i can't install boot mii to boot2.
     
  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Yes assuming you're using an updated version of Priiloader itself, and you have a modern version of the Wii Menu (all 3.x and above should be fine, but it works best on 3.2 and 4.x)

    There's a very small risk, like in any change (official or not) to a system critical title
     
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    i have system menu 4.3u so will brick and does it matter if i don't have bootmii install as boot2.
     
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    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Nope, Priiloader works very fine on that version!

    No, Priiloader is not a replacement for bootmii on boot2 (in fact they complement each other, but if your Wii was made after late 2007 you won't be able to install bootmii on boot2 anyway

    Run the hackmii installer (homebrew channel's) again and look carefully for purple wording on the first page. If it's purple you can install bootmii only as ios, if there's no purple you can have it as ios and/or boot2. In either case it's just another option to select below "install/uninstall homebrew channel"!
     
  5. goldsoul
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    it said i can only install as ios. Also i have two more question will already installed forwarders cause any problems when install priloader or would it be safe to just uninstall the forwarder wads? Do i need to install ios 236 for priiloader to work?
     
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    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    1- not at all, you can consider priiloader to be a romhack of Wii Menu; forwarders, just like any other channel, are completely separate apps

    2- no, although having some ios patched with trucha and/or cios might turn out to be a great idea in case you need to fix a brick (or simply to run some older homebrew)!
     
  7. goldsoul
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    is priiloader 8.1 the latest? downloaded through wiibrew
     
  8. wadhackz

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    Yes, installing Priiloader is very safe. In fact, you should. It is the easiest way to recover from bricks
     
  9. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Addict

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    not sure if brick recovery is an option if u can't install it as boot 2. boot 2 loads before the os, so it's brick recovery. as an ios, I'm not sure, but I'm thinking not. u can, however, manipulate certain aspects of the system as well as dump the nand with priiloader.
     
  10. wadhackz

    wadhackz Newbie

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    i mean banner bricks and other types of wii menu related bricks