Is it safe to update to the official firmware?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Son of Spam, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Son of Spam

    Son of Spam Member

    May 9, 2007
    United States
    I have an LU64 Wii with Homebrew Channel, CIOS, and the Trucha bug installed. I was thinking of trading it to a cousin of mine for her older Wii so that I can install Bootmii and anything else that an LU64 Wii can't do. She isn't into Wii modding, but I was going to leave that stuff on there. If she gets a new game that requires newer firmware, would the update just delete the stuff I installed or would there be a risk of it bricking? Also, could they send it in for repairs under the warranty if they returned it to a normal firmware? Thanks.
  2. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 19, 2008
    United States
    Sandy, UT
    Updating to 4.2 will get rid of some things, like cIOS and the old versions of the HBC. But you can easily remod it if you choose to do so.

    And since yours is a LU64 Wii you already have boot2v4, you don't have to worry about the boot2 update happening and screwing things up.
  3. SnacksHacks

    SnacksHacks Advanced Member

    Oct 20, 2009
    United States
    FenrirWolf is correct, but even without a softmodded Wii the rare occasion of bricking STILL happens! Even if your Wii has no evidence of homebrew, updating to 4.2 has a small chance to brick. Updating to 4.2 is iffy.
  4. TRushInfo

    TRushInfo Banned

    Jun 13, 2009
    United States
    why cant u just do a fucking search before posting crap, son of spam FOR SURE