Is it possible to check a boot1 version before purchase?

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  1. MarcusRaven
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    My wife and I are looking into another Wii. Of course, we want to hack it. (Ultimately, I'm putting another WODE in.) What I'd like to know is if there is any way to tell what Wiis will allow BootMii as Boot2 installation before purchase. Is there something to look for in the serial number? Any other tricks? I'm thinking new OR used, so asking the guy at GameStop if I can look at a console's stickers is not above me. I'll just tell I'm looking for a certain serial code to say what kind of drive is in it, since I'm picky on drive quality. ^_^ Lol.

    So, yeah, any help?
     
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    Excellent. Thank you! I was hoping it would be that easy. ^_^

    EDIT: I just noticed that my Wii's serial number isn't in that list. It starts with LU30103. I know mine installed with Boot2 though, so is there more to those ranges I'm not seeing? Maybe its just a number that hasn't popped up? I bought my Wii on the Black Friday after release.
     
  4. Shano56

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    whoever wiihacks copied that list from didn't complete it ;)
     
  5. MarcusRaven
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    Is there a more complete list somewhere?
     
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    guys at gamestop will probably know what you're doing though
     
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    Not the ones at mine. Oblivious doesn't even begin to describe.
     
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    Boot1 version doesn't matter, and mid-2009 is when the new boot2 started shipping.
     
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    I did know that already, which lead to my question. Its just easier to ask about boot2 compatibility without confusing people with the boot0>boot1>boot2 process. Great reads regardless of my current knowledge. ^_^ Wish me luck on a Wii hunt!
     
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    so? It's not like it matters or even if they care. Heck, you might even be able to ask if they know of any pre-2009 wiis. They aren't nintendo, why should/would they care?
     
  13. Clydefrosch

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    cause they still want to sell their wii games?
     
  14. Shano56

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    so boot2 vulnerable wiis prevent sell of wii games? :blink:
     
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    i'd guess they generally dont 'like' the whole hacking thing and stuff. personally, i'd rather not sell to someone who's obviously just out to hack that thing
     
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    because he will buy many more wii games at gamestop if they don't sell him a wii...
     
  17. Clydefrosch

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    obviously thats a game with no losses as he wont but them either way.

    now selling that thing to some oblivious father instead, that might lead to another game or two being sold
     
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    I don't understand your logic, however I won't comment any further so some mod doesn't come in and delete a bunch of replies for being offtopic
     
  19. MarcusRaven
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    Well, considering that I'm not some oblivious father, but a rather knowledgable one, I think things will be alright.