Need BootMii/boot2 NAND backup file (nand.bin)

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  1. c039
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    c039 Newbie

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    I have a bricked wii.
    I search the net and find that to unbrick my wii
    I need to install BootMii on another Wii's boot2,
    make a backup of that Wii's NAND Flash
    (a nand.bin file will be created in the root directory of SD card),
    then take the first 8 blocks of that nand.bin file
    and write them to the bricked wii's NAND chip.
    My problem is that I don't have access to another wii.
    Does anyone know where I can find such nand.bin file or the first 8 blocks of that file?
    Any help will be highly appreciated.
     
  2. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    if your Wii's bricked, then there's no way you can install Bootmii...

    if your on 3.2, then you can use the SaveMiiFrii to boot a copy of Zelda if you still have the TPHack installed.

    Other than that, you'll have to send it back to Nintendo, or buy a new Wii
     
  3. c039
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    c039 Newbie

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    Well, I need to do it "the hard way".
    I need an Infectus2 and the nand.bin file, then flash the first 8 blocks of the nand.bin to the bricked wii's NAND chip.
    It's not easy, but it can be done.
     
  4. Bloodlust

    Bloodlust GBAtemp Maniac

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    I thought the each Wii has different unique nand keys. So using an infectus chip to flash another nand into your Wii will not work.
     
  5. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    by first 8 blocks, do you mean the first 8 bytes? I can rip them from my NTSC (USA) 4.0 backup
     
  6. WiiPower

    WiiPower GBAtemp Guru

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    Uploads of this file are illegal, so if somebody wants to help, use PM.

    Maybe WiiGator's cBoot2 helps after you installed BootMii as boot2. It should allow you to get into WAD Manager.

    The best solution would be to ask for help at:
    irc://irc.efnet.org/wiidev
    But keep in mind to not talk about backups, downgrades, Waninkoko/WiiGator and especially not WiiGator's cBoot2 there, or you will be banned from the channel
     
  7. carbonyle

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    Are you really sure that bootmii NAND's backup can be shared (not in the legal sens), but technically will it work?
    I just ask...
     
  8. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    The bit containing boot2 yes, it's not encrypted (or at least only with the common key, not sure which one).
     
  9. SanGor

    SanGor Witchhunter

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    the start of the NAND (boot1 and boot2) are not encrypted with the personal keys and therefore can be shared as long as the boot1 version matches(boot1 hash is fixed in OTP memory).
    With an infectus or any other NAND flasher this can be done.
     
  10. carbonyle

    carbonyle GBAtemp Fan

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    Can I ask something? can we unpack our NAND backup?
     
  11. Red_Squirrel

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    What's that?! [​IMG]
    EDIT: Sorry, found [​IMG]
     
  12. pika9323

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    Hmm yes we can but i dont know how.
    The nand is entcrypted and you have to decrypt it with your keys.

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/WiiND
    There is an extractor (also with instructions) but it doesnt work with nand.bin (or maybe its vista....).
     
  13. pspmte

    pspmte GBAtemp Regular

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    I told you i swapped a working nand flash onto a bricked wii and bootmii booted the wii
    Did anybody eles try this?

    Cant Bushing just tell bootmii to write any flashdump back to the wii