Just got a black wii

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  1. chillyloop
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    I just got a black wii today and I would like to softmod it but I worry that I might brick it. I have read a few of the guides on here but I am confused on which one I should use. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I would rarther ask n00b questions than be sorry and brick my wii. Is it the 4.2 guide I need to follow? My system menu is at 4.2 at present. Sorry I feel a bit of a numty for asking n00b questions it just I don't want to mess it up. Do I need my wii connected to the wifi to be able to softmod it? Thanks
     
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    well according to what i was told there's nothing different about the black wii except it won't be able to play burnt games. So ya just follow the 4.2 guide and you should be fine.
     
  3. SherlockHolmeboy

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    You should follow the Modify any Wii guide stickied in this section. It is probab;y the best written and easiest to execute guide here. Just follow it letter for letter, and you'll be fine.

    Also, as far as I know, the guide is completely offline (no WiFi needed). [​IMG]
     
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    So I don't need to connect me wii to the internet to be able to softmod it?
     
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    Nope. [​IMG]
     
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    of course if you looked at the 500threads already made about this you wouldve seen that even if your wii is fucking purple its not special.. the sticky guide says modify ANY wii. so why would yours be any different??? Is NOT special! Theres 4 topics just like this on the front page. why wouldnt you just read instead of posting? the guide works whether you are scared of it or not!
     
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    I am putting the files on the SD card but the wii is not recognizing them. What do I need to format the SD card as, NTFS, FAT or FAT32?
     
  8. SenorClean

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    FAT32 should do it
     
  9. chillyloop
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    Thanks, I have followed the 4.2 guide and got priiloader installed. I have also installed USB Loader GX but when I go into it via the HB channels it says no USB device found. Any ideas?
     
  10. ovenface

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    well... you probably don't have a usb device connected then
     
  11. SherlockHolmeboy

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    Check here to see whether or not your USB device is compatible. http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/USB_Devices_Compatibility_List
     
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    lol
    im glad your first post was this [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, I will have another go later. If I have made a mistake with the guide, would this cause the USB device not to work?
     
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    Check if it's on Port 0...leftmost port when wii's standing up [​IMG]
     
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    Are you trying to use a USB device to play your games off of or to run homebrew applications?

    I'm going to assume it's for playing games since you have a black wii and wouldn't pirate any other way so things you should be aware of are that the hard drive needs to be formatted to WBFS which is a special file system that will hold only Wii games and nothing else. (You could also technically now have it formatted to FAT and put games on the FAT partition as .wbfs files, but I'm not sure how noob friendly that is at the moment. Could be just as easy, but I haven't really bothered to keep up with it to know.) So if you plan to use your hard drive for other things as well as your Wii, look into the method of using a FAT partition, otherwise just make it a dedicated WBFS drive or you could just split it into two partitions and format one to WBFS and keep the other as w/e you want.

    Another thing is that the hard drive should be plugged in the USB port that is closer to the edge of the Wii, not the one in the middle (unless again something I haven't kept up with changed that). So if you're looking at the Wii from behind when it's standing up on the stand, it's the port on the right.

    I suppose it is also possible that if you didn't properly get your cIOS installed that it wouldn't be able to read your hard drive, but it's a pretty damned easy guide to follow so I would lean more towards it being something like using the wrong usb port or an incompatible hard drive or something.

    Edit: double checked on my Wii after reading above post, it IS the right side port when looking from the back. Also even if your hard drive isn't properly formatted, if it detects it, it should ask to format it itself or something at least (unless that got changed with FAT partition stuff too).
     
  16. chillyloop
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    Thanks for the help. I have made sure that the drive is plugged into the correct port on the wii. I will try the drive at WBFS only because at the moment it's split in 2 partions. The one is WBFS and the other is FAT32. I am starting to think that I have followed the guide wrong and missed something out. The thing is I don't know what I would of missed, all I know is that priloader works when I hold reset. If I went through the 4.2 guide again, would it brick my wii? I don't really know what to do.
     
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    Sorted this out now, I used a different USB loader and the games are showing up and booting. Thanks for everyones help.
     
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    @chillyloop,

    Congratulation. Taking care of your new pet , alright ? [​IMG]
     
  19. chillyloop
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    I will do, thanks [​IMG] Going to have alot of fun this week and weekend now.