Lots of Applications Crashes

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Jan 1, 2010
  1. SquareWheel
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    Newcomer SquareWheel Advanced Member

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    I've been running into many problems with my homebrewed Wii. I'll post all the steps I've taken and the errors I come across.

    I own a 64+ Wii officially upgraded to 4.2U. I used the bannerbomb exploit and installed the Homebrew channel with BootMii (IOS), this all worked just fine. Unfortinately, everything I tried after this seemed to crash on me. I installed the homebrew browser and it frequently "Code Dumped" on me. I tried Doom, which never loaded, and Wad Manager, which just froze when I selected IOS249. I was still unfamiliar with the Wii hacking scene and so I followed any guide I could find. I attempted to patch IOS249, which repeatedly crashed the Wii. I did some extensive reading, specifically this excellent noob guide by nabster92. After I had the sense to make a backup with BootMii, I patched my IOS36 according to Deviyl's informative guide, which seemed to work just fine. I then installed Priiloader for additional brick protection, and ran Wad Manager, which finally worked (using IOS36).

    These are the problems I'm still experiencing now:
    • Running NeoGamma R7 or Backup Launcher 0.3 Gamma loads a black screen, then the Wii locks up. No errors at all, I have to hold the power button to shut the machine off.
    • USB Loader GX flashes an orange [Loading, please wait] notification for a brief second, then locks up on black just as NeoGamma and Backup Launcher do.
    • The majority of my WAD installations (WiiWare, mostly) just says "This channel cannot be used". I believe this is because it's a PAL copy of the game or something, so I can probably get around with with a Priiloader hack, but I'm not sure.
    • Which reminds me, Priiloader hacks don't seem to be doing anything. I could upload the file, but it is pretty much the stock file available on the Wiibrew wiki. I've placed hacks.ini in the root directory of the SD card which I believe is correct, but maybe not.
    I am using an 8GB Kingston SDHC card, although I homebrewed the machine with a 32MB Canon SD Card. I've also tried using a Kingston 4GB flashdrive, although most applications much prefer the SD card. I'm not sure what could be causing my problems, the seemingly random crashes from applications like USB Loader GX are my largest concern at the moment. Hopefully I have given you guys enough information to be able to help me out.

    Thank you,
    Wes
     
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    I didnt read anything but im pretty sure its a stubbed IOS
     
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    Well, alright. Can I overwrite an IOS with a non-stubbed version of it?
     
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    Use anytitle deleter to remove the stub, then reinstall the IOS.
     
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    Thanks for the help. How would I go about finding if one of my IOS's is corrupt/stubbed? I'm not even sure what stubbed means, to be honest.
     
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    I don't think its a stub IOS either

    re-installing the cIOS never hurts

    and you can try a different hacks.ini, like: www.mediafire.com/?nnoqm1o0tdm

    can you maybe run signCheck for us and post the result?
    get it here: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/SignCheck
     
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    yepp ios 249 is stub.
    Stub means it is an empty ios just for overwriting.
    That's waht update 4.2 did.
    Delete the stub with anytitle deleter and reinstall the original.
     
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    Glad to hear we found the cause to these issues. I have to ask though, is there any inherent risk of me bricking my Wii using this tool? I realize the IOS is past 200, but I've seen many warnings about how this tool can be very dangerous, and I just want to confirm that this is safe to do.

    Also, I'm not sure how to install the "original". Once I remove the stub, do I just run cIOS38 Rev16 by Waninkoko and select IOS36 to patch IOS249?
     
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    Yes. I'd use cIOS38 rev14 though. Seems more stable than rev15/rev16, which are quite buggy. The procedure for installing that is the same as rev16.
     
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    from the signCheck result, I can see that you don't even have IOS249 (its not even a stub, its just not there for some reason)

    You can run the cIOSrev14 installer and let it use IOS250 (since IOS250 is there and not stubbed)
     
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    and for future reference, I'm pretty sure that DoP-IOS mod 10 can delete stubs now so it's really an (almost) one stop shop for Wii modding!. Hackmii installer comes first of course, then DoP-IOS mod v10 to get a bugged 36 and remove some stubs, then cIOS installer.
     
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    Thank you so much guys, that seems to have fixed the majority of my issues. I'll do my best to work out any remaining problems (like the hacks.ini file not working).

    Thank you,
    Wes
     

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