keys.bin What is this?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by OriginalHamster, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. OriginalHamster
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    OriginalHamster UStealthy

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    Just run a NAND dump with the new bootmii release and there a file called "keys.bin", what it´s for? I need include this file everytime I need restore my NAND?

    Any response is welcome =)
     
  2. G0dLiKe

    G0dLiKe who needs a title ;)

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    Yes, key.bin is related to the NAND which you backed up.

    Keep it, you need it with the NAND backup for a possible restore.
     
  3. Helsionium

    Helsionium Alpha and Omega

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    If I'm not mistaken, yes, this must be included with every NAND restore. The file contains the encryption keys of your console, which are necessary to decrypt and/or restore your NAND.
     
  4. OriginalHamster
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    OriginalHamster UStealthy

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    It could eventually allows load donors NANDs? Keeping the keys file and changing the NAND for the donor one?
     
  5. G0dLiKe

    G0dLiKe who needs a title ;)

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    There is already a program that can do so, "adopting" a donor NAND to use with your Wii but dunno what it is called...
     
  6. illinialex24

    illinialex24 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yes but its risky because of bad blocks and the like, so you have to be careful choosing a donor.
     
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