1. blueagent1999

    OP blueagent1999 GBAtemp Regular
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    today i bought a used wii to play with my friend. this is the first time i've purchased the Wii
    the previous owner had installed homebrew channel + GX USB loader on it
    but he has removed the SD card prior to selling the console to me
    so now the main Wii menu is just a plethora of useless shourtcuts to his old homebrews
    the wii console is currently on firmware 4.3E, and seems to be a launch model RVL-001
    i have no idea if it has been mod-chipped or not.

    in any case, i wish to reset the wii console back to factory setting, then do a fresh reinstall of letterbomb & Homebrew channel so i can put Nintendont on it.

    do you think there's a risk of bricking the console if i factory reset it?

    or should i just leave things as it is? (i've never owned a wii before so i just want to be on the safe side)

    thanks so much for your help!

    UPDATE:
    I ran SysCheck on my console, then loaded the SysCheck file into ModWii, everything goes well until the program freezes while it was grabbing all the updates for me. i tried over and over with ModWii but it always freezes at "0000005 wrote at 87616", it might be an issue with my computer since i'm using WindowsXP. anways the SysCheck results are as follows:

    SysCheck v2.3.2 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
    ...runs on vIOS58 (rev 6176).

    Region: PAL
    System Menu 4.3E (v514)

    Drive date: 02.13.2007
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 72906558
    Console Type: Wii
    Shop Channel Country: United Kingdom (110)
    Boot2 v4
    Found 67 titles.
    Found 46 IOS on this console. 14 of them are stub.

    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
    IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
    IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
    IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
    IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
    IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
    IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 6912): Stub
    IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
    IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS249[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v10
    Report generated on 08/25/2018.
     
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  2. Ryccardo

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    You can factory reset a Wii just fine: the "exception" is if it has preloader/priiloader installed, in which case the actual Wii Menu will be removed (but you can always go directly from those homebrews to a wad manager, and reinstall a known compatible Wii Menu [and a known working matched IOS for it])

    In any case you don't gain much, simply removing the channels you don't care about (and reinstalling CIOS 249 using d2x V8 or V10-52) will get you a console pretty much equivalent to a brand new and softmodded-in-the-last-2-years one; then just put the homebrews you want on it
     
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  3. blueagent1999

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    thanks for the advice! i'm not really sure if it has prilloader installed or not, so i think i'll just leave the console as it is now.

    i managed to remove non-functional channels like you suggested.

    earlier i was under the impression that i would need to re-create/re-make the contents of the previous owner's original SD-CARD in order for the homebrew channel to function properly, but it seems like that wasn't necessary afterall. i simply putted my homebrews on a blank SD card and the homebrew channel was able to read it just fine. everything is working great now.

    thanks for your help!
     
  4. Zyvyn

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    you can check for priloaderby holding RESET on boot if a menu pops up then you have it
     
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  5. Ryccardo

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    The only thing required by the HBC is any number of homebrews, each with the appropriate filenames in a subfolder of /apps/ on the SD (or USB, or an SD Gecko)

    (Strictly speaking, you can run the HBC just fine without any storage device containing homebrews, or any storage device at all... :P )
     
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  6. blueagent1999

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    i checked it just now and it looks like there's no priloader on the console.

    thank goodness! i almost went mad trying to re-create the previous owner's original sd-card, i'm so glad i don't have to do it anymore!

    thanks again for all your help everyone!
     
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