Is it safe to intall another wii nand on to my wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Macopride64, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Macopride64

    Macopride64 Advanced Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Is it safe to intall another wii nand on to my wii, because my brothers wii has all the stuff i want

  2. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

    Oct 8, 2008
    United States
    i'm assuming that you want to install his nand dump on your wii using bootmii. it won't work that way. you can however run his nand dump on your wii with sneek, but i don;t think you can use the bootmii dump. i think you need to dump the nand with with something like simple fs dumper.
  3. MarkP80

    MarkP80 Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    United States
    Why don't you just install the same stuff on your Wii?
    I don't think it's possible.
    I mean, i've read about bricked Wii's using other NAND's, but i think it is pretty tricky.
    Even if it is possible, it is definitely not safe.
    Especially if you're a noob like me.
    And it looks like you are.
    I would just install the things you want.It doesn't take much time, and there are plenty of guides in here for everything you might possibly want.
    Besides, if you need any help, i'm sure you will get some answers around here!
    From what i hear ModMii is a good way to softmod your Wii.
    Just search for that guide, it should be all you need to get started.
  4. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

    Oct 8, 2008
    United States
    there is a way to possibly use another nand dump. your going to have to have the keys from both consoles and use a program called betwin. i don't know much about it, but i've heard that its complicated. just use sneek to run his nand if you really want to. It will probably be much easier.
  5. clusten

    clusten Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Cote d'Ivoire
    The bad blocks could brick your wii!
  6. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States

    Never install other Wii's NAND into yours. Two reasons,

    1. Key associated with NAND does not match yours. Wii will refuse to boot mismatched NAND.
    2. Every Wii has bad blocks at different locations. Installing different NAND might write bad blocks into wrong places.
  7. mikefor20

    mikefor20 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 12, 2009
    United States
    Mushroom Kingdom
    Bushing made a tool called betwiin as mentioned on previous post to convert the nand a while back. Look on you'll need the keys though. you can extract them from the bootmii dump but getting the bricked wii codes will be tough. You could try using the Savemiifree method with a Gamecube controller. Get a restore disc. Wiibrew used to host some. Dunno if they still do. Take apart a GC controller and take out the cross pad. Put it in GC controller slot 4 on the wii and out the restore disc in the drive. then turn on the wii holding up down left and right simultaneously. It will kick in to maintenance mode and install the restore disc's system menu. Look up savemii free.
  8. SanGor

    SanGor Witchhunter

    Aug 21, 2008
    United States
    you can't clone a Wii, certain things are read from OTP and not from NAND.
    WiiShop will 100% break and maybe everything that uses wc24 too.
    Online multiplayer might be affected too.