Nand backup locked to console?

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  1. GimmeWii
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    Hi,

    Is a nand backup locked to a specific console or could I use my friends if I like? No reason for it, but just curious. Me and a friend have different ideas. We're agreed that PAL work with PAL, NTSC work with NTSC. But I say it may be likely it'll contain unique key etc. so a backup only works with that console.

    If you haven't made one? Do it since Nintendo are on the hunt to stop this. Hopefully you already aware about this.

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  2. beegee7730

    beegee7730 ITS PAAFEKUTO!

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    You can use Betwiin to convert NAND dumps.
     
  3. HiBit

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    Yes it is, but you can use betwiin to convert a NAND from any Wii to another one.

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Betwiin


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    Sorry, beegee7730 was faster. [​IMG]

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    The NAND is encrypted by the NAND/HMAC key and these keys are stored in the hollywood chip U1.

    Btw, all this you can read @ http://wiibrew.org/wiki/ [​IMG]
     
  4. KiiNG

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    Nands are embedded with your console's ID key. Straight up, they wont work cross-console. You can use something like Betwin to place your console key into his nand.
     
  5. GimmeWii
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    Really good. Thanks for quick answer!

    And if you make a backup, see if you can store one at a friends house incase of a harddrive failure.

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  6. 9th_Sage

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    Huh, didn't realize it changed the HMAC key as well as re=encrypting. Makes sense.