Hacking Is it safe for me to update?

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I recently bought a used Wii from a relative of mine. Apparently, it can play games from DVD backups so it must be softmodded or so. But the short time I was able to try it on my relative's house I wasn't able to see anything different than normal (apart from there being two news and weather channels) Wii menu. Would it be safe for me to update the system to the latest version? I think the version on it is 4.2E. Thanks in advance.
 

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I recently bought a used Wii from a relative of mine. Apparently, it can play games from DVD backups so it must be softmodded or so. But the short time I was able to try it on my relative's house I wasn't able to see anything different than normal (apart from there being two news and weather channels) Wii menu. Would it be safe for me to update the system to the latest version? I think the version on it is 4.2E. Thanks in advance.
4.3 doesn't add anything new other than attempts to block homebrew so there's no point in updating.
 
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I recently bought a used Wii from a relative of mine. Apparently, it can play games from DVD backups so it must be softmodded or so. But the short time I was able to try it on my relative's house I wasn't able to see anything different than normal (apart from there being two news and weather channels) Wii menu. Would it be safe for me to update the system to the latest version? I think the version on it is 4.2E. Thanks in advance.
It sounds like the console has a drivechip, the dual news and forecast channels comes from trying to run an out of region disc update (early on with drivechips, you couldn't bypass disc updates, so you had to let the update install at least partially in order to run some out of region games)
 
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It sounds like the console has a drivechip, the dual news and forecast channels comes from trying to run an out of region disc update (early on with drivechips, you couldn't bypass disc updates, so you had to let the update install at least partially in order to run some out of region games)
i suppose i wouldnt have any problems by softmodding it right? I'll use modmii and install homebrew channel etc once I get a HDMI adapter then
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On 4.2 you can't but you don't need to use letterbomb (aka wilbrand / mail bomb), there are other exploits to use, like bannerbomb v2. Letterbomb is more of a pain to set up in that it needs to be built customized for each console's Mac address, but bannerbomb doesn't require you to pull this info from the console, you can just run the same exploit on any 4.2 console (and bannerbomb v1 works on 4.1-3.x iirc). There are many disc based exploits, and more recently a couple SD-less exploits too (like str2hax and bluebomb)

Edit: don't worry, modmii will set you up with exploit(s) that will work for you when you tell it what firmware you're running
 
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