1. L3gi0n0fh311

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    (1) How do I know I installed BootMii as boot2 and IOS ? I want to make sure I installed them....(kinda obsessive)

    (2) Also, How do I make sure I installed the Priiloader ? if the Priiloader menu shows up when you turn on the console, then it means I installed it correctly ?
     
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  2. SaulFabre

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    Hello!!!

    Answers:

    (1) How do I know I installed BootMii as boot2 and IOS ? I want to make sure I installed them....(kinda obsessive)

    Use any exploit for your Wii's version (ex. for 4.3 version of Wii, use LetterBomb, str2hax, or FlashHax)
    Once applied the exploit, it will open the Homebrew Channel / BootMii installer.
    When you open the installer, wait some seconds until the "Press 1 to continue" message appears. When the "Press 1 to continue" message appears, press 1 button. You will see if the Homebrew Channel and BootMii are installed, as boot2 and/or as an IOS.

    (2) Also, How do I make sure I installed the Priiloader ? if the Priiloader menu shows up when you turn on the console, then it means I installed it correctly ?

    Not sure about this... But download Priiloader, save it to your SD card you use for Wii, open the Homebrew Channel and launch Priiloader. See if there is an option for see if you have Priiloader installed.

    Greetings ;)
     
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  3. KokoseiJ

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    About priiloader, If you turn your Wii on while pressing reset button and it boots to priiloader before loading System menu, It is correctly installed and can act as a recovery tool right away. You can also try to enable some system menu hacks to verify that it's working correctly.

    Since Priiloader simply installs itself into the IOS and the entire process is done automatically, There's very low chance of actually messing something up while installing Priiloader. Of course, chance is not zero but I doubt it's the case here. :-)

    Good luck!
     
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    It just says install/uninstall BootMii for boot2 and IOS … it doesn't say if they are installed or not...

    Can I reinstall or uninstall-install BootMii ?
     
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    bootmii IOS is reported in Syscheck logs as IOS254

    if you have bootmii as boot2 installed, it will launch at startup when an sd card with bootmii is inserted in the console
     
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    Is there an easier way to figure out ? Right now I don't have a spare SD card and I have no idea where to check the logs...
     
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    You need an SD card to either check if it boots with Boot2 BootMii, or to run a Syscheck.
    Grab any SD card, follow this guide: https://gbatemp.net/threads/posting-a-system-check.300279/ to grab a Syscheck log, and upload it to here. for now we can't really do stuffs without SD card here.
     
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    I will do this tomorrow....Thanks for the link....Don't go anywhere though for when I post the logs...
     
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    Don't worry for that, we are always lurking around to help you here :D

    Good luck!:yaywii:
     
  10. SaulFabre

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    Yes, you can ask to us and all of GBAtemp if you want to tell us about your questions about Wii hacking, scene, and more!

    Happy fun with Wii! :yaywii:
     
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  11. L3gi0n0fh311

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    Ok, So please confirm/answer the following questions/statements:

    (1) This picture proves that BootMii is installed as boot2.?

    (2) This paste proves that Priiloader and BootMii are installed as IOS:? https://pastebin.com/RGZR0Uvc

    (3) Is it ok to install BootMii both as boot2 and IOS ?

    (4) This picture proves that "Bundle the HackMii Installer for me!" was ticked when I downloaded the LetterBomb exploit on https://please.hackmii.com/ ? The picture is the page that shows up right after running the LetterBomb exploit...

    (5) Before exploiting, I made sure that the System Menu Version was 4.3U, but I don't fully remember...Right now it is 4.3U, Does this mean that it was 4.3U before the exploit ? Can the system version menu be upgraded during the softmodding ?

    (6) During the BootMii Backup step, as can be seen here, After NAND backup was completed, I skipped the verification step by pressing Eject, Is there a way to verify the NAND backup again ?

    Please answer thoroughly ...

    Many Thanks
     
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  12. SaulFabre

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    Answers:

    (1) Not sure but that screen you show us is telling us that you have BootMii installed. Try to take a look on HackMii installer (HBC / BootMii installer) for see if BootMii is installed.

    (2) The paste you given to us showed us that Priiloader is installed on your Wii (look to horizontal row 1, it shows "Priiloader installed".
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    Priiloader installed
    Drive date: 02.13.2007
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58
    (3) Yes, it is OK to have installed BootMii both as boot2 and as IOS, what's more, it is STRONGLY recommended to have BootMii installed both as boot2 and as an IOS.

    (4) Yes, it does. It MUST be ticked in order for get that screen of Homebrew Channel / BootMii installer when you run the LetterBomb exploit from the Wii Message Board!

    (5) Yes, it does (if you verified that you Wii is version 4.3U before running that exploit). The System Menu won't be upgraded during softmodding, latest version of Wii Menu was 4.3

    (6) It cannot be verified again but for ensure that your NAND backup is fully verified for your Wii, you MUST delete your old backup and create a new NAND backup with BootMii but DON'T SKIP ANY STEP of the NAND backuping and verifying.

    Hope this helps :D

    EDIT: Try to do a system check using NeoGamma or sysCheck for see if it shows the info of installation of Priiloader / BootMii.

    Greetings ;)
     
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    Hello.:)

    2nd Proof/Verification.:)

    1.Not really a Proof,you can also start BootMii (IOS) from the Homebrew Channel
    (press "HOME" on the Wii Motion Controller) if it is installed as IOS.
    As @XFlak already explained,with the BootMii Files on the SD Card,the Wii should boot into the BootMii UI then it is boot2 installed.:)

    2. It confirms it is installed as IOS (254) as @XFlak already said.

    3.Yes

    4.Yes.

    5.Letterbomb only works with System Version 4.3x

    6.Yes,with the Tool "nandBinCheck".

    Thank you.:)
     
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    Thanks Alex for making it more understandable for @L3gi0n0fh311. Thank you for this contribution!!!!
     
  15. L3gi0n0fh311

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    I get that picture at boot when I turn my Wii on ... this means it is installed as boot2 ?

    You mean if my version was 4.2U then the LetterBomb exploit wouldn't succeed ?

    Should I remove the nand backup and back it up again but this time make sure the verification step is done ? if so how to ?
     
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    Hi!

    Answers:

    "I get that picture at boot when I turn my Wii on ... this means it is installed as boot2 ?" It looks like yes, you have installed BootMii as boot2.

    "You mean if my version was 4.2U then the LetterBomb exploit wouldn't succeed ?" No. LetterBomb only works with 4.3 Wiis. It was made as a replacement of older exploits like Twilight Hack / Bannerbomb which weren't compatible with newer versions of System Menu.

    "Should I remove the nand backup and back it up again but this time make sure the verification step is done ? if so how to ?" Yeah, you should remove the old NAND backup from your SD card using your computer, by deleting the old "nand.bin" file, then insert again your SD card into your Wii, and now make a NAND backup again with BootMii by following this tutorial: https://wii.guide/bootmii

    Greetings ;)
     
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    One last re-confirmation(since I am obsessive a bit), The LetterBomb exploit only works with System Version Menu 4.3...yes or no ?

    What happens if you try to use LetterBomb on a Wii with System Version Menu 4.2 ?

    Also, what happens if I dont delete nand.bin ? and just do a backup ? will it get overwritten ?


    Many thanks to you all...
     
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    Thank you.:)

    1.Nothing,the Bombletter does not appear in your Calender.

    2.If it is on your SD Card,BootMii overwrites it.

    :)
     
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  19. KokoseiJ

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    Letterbomb is for 4.3 only. They won't work if you try to use it on 4.2 or below- You may use Bannerbomb instead, which also doesn't work on 4.3.
    Smash stack exploit though, It works regardless of your system version.
    If the target wii is, like, really old, around 3.3 or below, You could try to use Twilight Hack too.

    also, nand.bin does get overwritten with new backup, iirc. always copy the nand backup to somewhere else other than just your sd card.
     
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    I remember the twilight hack. I did the smash stack on the wii u with the virtual wii. it works there too.
     
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