Is update and/or softmod possible

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by 77Urmel77, May 28, 2014.

  1. 77Urmel77
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    77Urmel77 Advanced Member

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    Hello community.

    On the web I found a used and chiped wii with lots of additonal things like a zapper, nunchucks, remotes, games, a loadingstation, rechargeable batteries and, and, and for only a few bucks.
    I talked to the owner but he couldn't tell me wich firmware or wich chip is in it.

    So my question is, is the chip relevant if i want to update the firmware or if i want to softmod the wii?
    Can the Wii brick if i do it?

    My plan is to update to 4.3e, then do letterbomb and then SoftWii. Can this work?
     
  2. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    The software version of the Wii is largely irrelevant; as you figured, you can just update it to 4.3E and use Letterbomb regardless of what it's on now.
     
  3. 77Urmel77
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    i'm unsure because of this unknown chip that is in it. i'm afraid it can brick the console if i modify the systemfiles with a softmod. and i'm also afraid the update could block or break the console if it detects the chip. :(
     
  4. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    It's probably a WiiKey or a clone that would work with the firmware. (Just it was the most common chip by far. I even bought them in bulk at one time.)

    If it has a chip and GameCube ports it probably can read burnt disks. If you have a spare blank DVD laying around to burn download the WiiKey firmware update and tools burn that and if it isn't a WiiKey or clone it will say no chip detected or something.

    But you can also just softmod the system to what ever firmware you wan't. I think most of the issues have been solved via loaders.