Is it safe to upgrade to official 4.2?

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  1. SanzioSan
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    SanzioSan Advanced Member

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    Hi im having problems with my wii can be found here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=187252
    and ive decided im going to try to get a "clean" install. I was thinking maybe i should downgrade and upgrade to officially to
    4.2. But whats the risk in this? I know it erases the homebrew channel and such but is it still hackable?
    and do you think this would solve my problem?
     
  2. DarkMatterCore

    DarkMatterCore I like turtles.

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    The risk is that the Boot2 gets corrupted by the update, no one can save you.
     
  3. Pakatus

    Pakatus GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    after you reading 1000000000000001 post in this forum, you might get your answer...

    "no"....it's "not" safe
     
  4. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    There's not a whole lot of risk in updating to 4.2. The boot2 update can go wrong, but really hasn't for too many people.

    DOWNGRADING, however, does pose risks and I advise you don't do it. Just do the upgrade.
     
  5. 2yugimoto

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    these people are just scaring you just update your wii to 4.2 and use xzxeros guide to hack it easy and painless
     
  6. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    Not sure I'd trust this ^ guy to provide you with any safe answers.

    Some people have bricked (unrecoverably) from this update because it uses a buggy updater to update the boot2. When I say some people, i'm referring to people have haven't even modded their wii also.
     
  7. 2yugimoto

    2yugimoto GBAtemp Fan

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    mi9ne was a vergin 3.1 updated offically to 4.2 and has hombrew channal and bootmii as boot 2 backed up aswell....
     
  8. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    I hate to quote my own post but some people can't seem to process what they read.

    If that's a chance anyone is willing to take...I hope they have money to burn replacing their Wii. It may happen, it may not...

    And to the OP, I don't think that doing an "official" update would solve the issue you're having. I would double check the SDHC card because it seems that it's more of a hardware failure than a software failure since it connects and disconnects like it does.
     
  9. SanzioSan
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    ive already downgraded my wii i just need to upgrade to fix all my ios problems.
    I think my ios's are whats wrong with my wii... all i wanted to do is pretty much install
    all clean ios's and rehack it from scratch. Downgrading it and upgrading it is the only
    way i know how... if any1 knows another way.. be my guest! cause i really doont feel like updating
    my wii now.
     
  10. dai-a

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    If the update goes wrong, just call nintendo and say you bricked updating to 4.2 it's that simple and it's the truth.
     
  11. jazvdb

    jazvdb GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    In front of computer...

    You could use DOP-IOS
     
  12. SanzioSan
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    yeah... ive tried using that dunno wat the function is really but i followed a guide but when i use it the whole screen gets all
    these lines. after that i just restart the wii and im not sure if it did anything.
     
  13. DarkMatterCore

    DarkMatterCore I like turtles.

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    Are you using Dop-IOS MOD or the original one from Marc? The v8 works like a charm for me, though...
     
  14. SanzioSan
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    im using mod v7 is that bad?
     
  15. DarkMatterCore

    DarkMatterCore I like turtles.

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    I have that problem, too, but the original version works for me.