Korean 003: Is it hardware or software?

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  1. gameking66
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    What's causing the dreaded 003 issue? Is the hardware refusing a region change or is it the Korean SysMenu.

    Will 4.2K on a USA Wii brick unless IOS60 is patched to IOS70?
    Will 4.1K on a USA Wii brick if only replacing SysMenu?
    Will 4.2U on a KOR Wii brick unless IOS60 is patched to IOS70?
    Will 4.1U on a KOR Wii brick if only replacing SysMenu?
     
  2. giantpune

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    software. the actual screen that says 003... blablabla is part of the system menu 4.2 ( and probably every one from now on ). the system menu asks the IOS if it sees the korean key. right now the only IOS that says "yes" to that question is IOS70. if the system menu gets a "yes" response, it says "ok, this fucker gets the 003 error".

    so a few things must be satisfied for it to happen.
    1) korean key present in the wii
    2) system menu version that asks for that key
    3) an IOS running that will find that key and answer "yes"
     
  3. gameking66
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    So patching IOS60 to IOS70 immediately prevents the error?
     
  4. Krestent

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    Or installing cIOS70 from cIOSCORP/DARKCORP
     
  5. XFlak

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    @gameking, yup that is true, region changed fomerly korean wii's should install a patched IOS60 to slot 70, and increase the version number in case of an accidental official update (so it doesn't replace the IOS with a real IOS70). In fact, all region changed formerly korean wii's (on lower firmware's like 3.2 or 4.1) should install a patched IOS60 to slot 70 (w/ a high version #) so that they will be protected from 003 errors due to accidental official ninty updates
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    ...of course the IOS must be installed before the system menu (or directly afterwards without leaving the wad manager or the homebrew channel... otherwise it will result in brick or error... if course priiloader or bootmii as boot2 can fix that as long as they're installed... and priiloader would've just been uninstalled if a system menu was just installed)
     
  6. wes11ph

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    if your'e on a system menu 4.2 with an cIOS70 installed with priiloader.... and you uninstalled ios70, what will happen...what do you think?

    can you still access priiloader?
     
  7. lolzed

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    no such thing

    just saying
     
  8. gameking66
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    yes there is

    just saying
     
  9. XFlak

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    there's a patched system menu IOS70... which still isn't a cIOS

    but then wanin's rev 19 installer can merge with IOS60 and 70, so there is a cIOS249v19[70]... if that can be called cIOS70... who knows... lol
     
  10. gameking66
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    cIOS does not mean Waninkoko's cIOSX. a cIOS simply stands for a custom IOS. A patched IOS70 for Korean Wii's is a custom IOS aka cIOS, installing cIOSCorp to slot X makes it a cIOS, installing Waninkoko's modules or Hermes' makes something a cIOS.
     
  11. smf

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    Why not just delete the key? It's stored in the eeprom.
     
  12. toejam316

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    A good question, actually.
    What'd stop us from just using homebrew to remove the Korean key?
     
  13. wilsoff

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    I don't think it's stored in a "file". There's a homebrew app that creates device.cert from the nand, which contains the keys, but it doesn't exist as a file on the nand. I believe it's stored one time write memory, which would stop us deleting it.
     
  14. smf

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    You'd need someone who had a korean wii that has been region hacked but not upgraded to 4.2, then someone needs to write the software & run it. Preferably they'd have an infectus and backup the nand first in case something goes wrong. Because the patched IOS are around, I can't see anyone bothering. Even though it's ultimately a much safer way.
     
  15. wes11ph

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    then what are you?

    just nothing?
     
  16. techboy

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    Assuming one can find a way to do it without bricking, I'll agree. It'd certainly be future-proof.