LOL what is BootMii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by tedster912, May 14, 2009.

May 14, 2009

LOL what is BootMii? by tedster912 at 2:46 AM (783 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. tedster912
    OP

    Member tedster912 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    139
    Country:
    United States
    lol im a n00b at this homebrew stuff. what is bootmii??? what are the special things about it?
     
  2. jarock

    Member jarock GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    304
    Country:
    Ireland
    It's a Brick protection, NAND backup / restoring, boot system application! Which opens doors for future custom system menus and boots for currently older Wiis that have a boot vulnerably. It can also be run from the Homebrew channel or auto booted from preloader, to enable you restore your semi bricked wii!

    Hope this helps
     
  3. tedster912
    OP

    Member tedster912 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    139
    Country:
    United States
    should i install the new one that was just released?? and thanks for the info
     
  4. LxTrix

    Member LxTrix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    613
    Country:
    United States
    You shouldn't install anything you don't understand. Otherwise you'll be back asking us what you did wrong and why your wii is broken.
     
  5. tedster912
    OP

    Member tedster912 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    139
    Country:
    United States
    ok that sure helps.....what im really asking is if its recommended to help your wii, i know its brick resistance and stuff like that, but is this safe
     
  6. fukseliten

    Member fukseliten GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    134
    Country:
    Norway
    Ok , N00bfriendly answer follows :

    The wet dream of most console and pc hackers since day one is to completely remove the operating system in a machine and write their own operating system from scratch to communicate with all the hardware . After this is achieved you can write your own software in whatever programming language you installed for your custom operating system to read , hence taking FULL control over the machine without breaking any copyrighted code and without having to be forced using the programming language from the manufacturer.

    This has afaik never been achieved fully in any console scene EVER .
    There has been many failed attempts thru the years . the last one I can think of was Mathieulh´s Utopia project for psp .. The buzz was high for a while , but it died down to nothing.

    Enter Bootmii !!

    Finally Team twiizers have actually pulled it off and made a complete system replacement operating system . ! The achievement is HUGE ! And will go down in history .

    What will this do for a normal user ?

    Bootmii is among other things a boot replacer . Much like preloader , BUT it lets you do a complete nand backup or restore even if your wii is real messed up.
    (as long as you have made a nand backup from within bootmii in advance)
    Bootmii also has its own operating system called "mini" . This is written in a different programming language than usually used on wii homebrew (devkitpro\libogc) , so currently all developers will have to rewrite their apps to make them run from there.

    This means that until some easy way to convert programs from one language to another is developed , all devs must rewrite everything from scratch so for the normal user Bootmii is nothing but a real fancy brickprotection the next few days.

    Still , just be patient and bootmii will eventually turn into your new main system menu .


    Hope that helps the n00bs
     
  7. Mark McDonut

    Member Mark McDonut GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Messages:
    495
    Country:
    United States
    well, they've taken every precaution to provide you with a safe program, it's by the same creators of the homebrew channel, but as the name implies it's still a beta so be aware that it isn't perfect. personally if you're new to homebrew i'd reccomend you not install anything into your wii system menu other than the homebrew channel and only then after you've read up and understand what you're doing which is voiding your warranty.

    Everything you'd need to get started is at wiibrew.org with detailed explanations and warning about what can and can't wreck your wii.
     
  8. tedster912
    OP

    Member tedster912 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    139
    Country:
    United States
    thanks a bunch guys
     

Share This Page