Just got a Wii 3.1

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  1. solidsnake40sw
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    I just bought a used virgin Wii 3.1u and need some advice. Should I update via nintendo to 4.2 then mod it or should I mod it then use update 4.1. Also has anyone had any problems with this guide: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=171901
     
  2. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    Before anything, better to softmod it, install the HBC, cIOS and BootMii as boot2 (if possible), after having the cIOSes installed use the Firmware Upgrader you want (Eg. 4.1), you'll save a few steps, in the end you just want to have any Waninkoko cIOS installed, so you can do whatever you want, and it is better to install it before any security was done to the Wii SysMenu...!! [​IMG]
     
  3. 0M39A

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    just remember if youre going to update to 4.1 using waninkoko's updater to install a working non stub ios60 first.

    and get bootmii installed as boot2 on there asap before you do anything else (i assume your wii is old enough seeings how its on 3.1)
     
  4. DarkMatterCore

    DarkMatterCore I like turtles.

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    What about the Firmware Downgrader MOD v1.24 from Attila? If he uses it, he won't be needing to care about an IOS 60 manual installation.

    I totally agree with you.
     
  5. dai-a

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    Don't follow what this guy said about running waninkokos updater.

    Just follow Modify any wii guide 3.x to 4.1

    or just update via nintendo and follow the modify any wii guide 4.2 method.
     
  6. 0M39A

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    i wasnt recommending that method of updating, i was simply pointing out that if he does use waninkoko's updater (as was suggested earlier in the thread) that he install a working ios60 first.
     
  7. dai-a

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    Quit fucking recommending Waninkoko updaters. They brick wiis!
     
  8. masterdeluxe247

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    What issues exactly does 4.2 have? I haven't had any trouble with it all. I'd suggest that you just update through Nintendo through 4.2, considering you have a virgin Wii.
     
  9. 0M39A

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    wrong.

    read my earlier post. if you dont have a working (non-stubbed) ios60 installed before you run the 4.0 updater, it will download latest version, which is stubbed, and hence will brick you.
     
  10. 0M39A

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    its on the list of apps that now brick, which everyone should read.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=185935
     
  11. solidsnake40sw
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    Ok before i do anything, just want to make sure this is correct, so i install bootmii and homebrew channel, make a nand backp, get a cios, install IOS60-patched, run Firmware Updater 4.1, install preloader,
    then install these:
    IOS38-64-v3610
    IOS50-64-v4889
    IOS53-64-v5149
    IOS55-64-v5149

    then i'm done?

    Also what does this mean:
    boot2 v4 owners cannot downgrade....got this from a guide. Does he mean downgrade to a lower system menu?
     
  12. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    That's not true, actually. Consoles shipped with boot2v4 can't downgrade to anything lower than 3.4. However, a few people who updated to 4.2 and therefore were upgraded to boot2v4 were able to downgrade to pre 3.4 firmwares without trouble. But this hasn't been tested very much and frankly there's no benefit to downgrading that far anyway. Guides that tell you to go down to 3.2 are old and shouldn't be trusted.
     
  13. BBking83

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    I just made a fool of myself...

    I've never used it and skimming through here: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Bannerbomb I only read it as only 4.2 and 4.1.

    Didn't notice the or older.
     
  14. dai-a

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    Bannerbomb works on 3.0-4.2