Need help to update and remod aWii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by JayRoe111, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. JayRoe111
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    JayRoe111 Newbie

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    My moded wii is running V3.2 and I want to update to the latest version. The idiots who moded my wii removed the home brew channel after they moded it so the only mod channel I have is the backup loader. How can I update my wii and re-mod it with the home brew channel and usb loader installed? Can I just update it from Nintendo and soft mod it or will that brick it?
     
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    Updating from nintendo probably won't brick it. Still, there's not much progress between the firmwares. Or even none at all above 4.1.

    Modmii, as suggested by psincd, is like a swiss army knife for modding. It can do pretty much anything, so I'll focus on what it is that you should be doing:

    1) use an exploit to reinstall the homebrew channel and bootmii (probably bannerbomb, but I'm not sure on the version).
    2) if you don't have a bootmii backup, make one now
    3) update your IOS, cIOS and/or channels with modmii. If you want to update the system menu as well, that's fine too...as long as you make sure you have the corresponding non-stubbed IOS to go with it.
    4) install priiloader and block disc & online updates
    5) get the loader of your liking and install it
    6) your USB drive...get it formatted in FAT32 (WBFS is outdated). Then use a program like wii backup manager to move your games over there.

    That's, roughly said, what following the modmii tutorial will get you: a wii with the latest cIOS and, generally speaking, the most safe way to get there.

    Important: there are no prerequisites. Just treat your wii as if it wasn't modded before.
     
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    JayRoe111 Newbie

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    Thanks for the help :) My Wii is now running the latest version with the mod installed and so far everything is working fine.