Is it safe for me to update now?

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Nov 4, 2008
  1. JJBro1
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    I just updated the homebrew channel to beta , is it safe to download nintendo's new update? Is there anything else i need to prepare before updating?
     
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    There is really no point in updating to the latest firmware as of right now. However, if you want access to the Wii Shop Channel, just download and install the following...

    Wii Shop and IOS51 installer - WiiBrew

    Although it probably doesn't matter which one you use, Tona's version will place the signing bug into IOS51, while Muzer's version will not.
     
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    it's so i can add wii points to buy guitar hero songs
     
  4. Ajax

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    Short answer ...yes

    Long answer, probably not. While it is 'safe' to update, you lose a lot of potential hackability of your Wii, as the new update patches the signing bug out of all IOSs, so programs that previously took advantage of the bug no longer work. A much better alternative would be to grab the Wii Shop and IOS51 installer and just install the new shop channel and IOS51 while retaining the signing bug.

    All the new functionality without the mess.

    EDIT: Yikes! Look at all those posts that happened while i was typing!
     
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    lol@ajax - good write up either way ... its just them pesky fast typers getting in before you.
    Ohh and JJ - have a look around the threads and see how many people have had problems AFTER updating - it will be enough to put you off
     
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    Incidentally enough I am actually one of the few who updated their Wii's to the Oct 23 update... shame on me.

    It was perhaps 1:00 AM on the 23rd in my timezone, and I really wanted something from the shop channel. I may have even been one of the first people to update lol. I was rather surprised when I read later what the update had done.

    I'm just glad I had a cios installed, or things would have been much harder to fix. [​IMG]
     

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