NEW ios installs which ones should we use

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Dec 2, 2008
  1. elvis24
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    Hi
    I have been here for a while and keep upto date as best I can.
    Would any of you recomend manually installing the ios's used by some new games like the new NFS, I believe it uses IOS 53, 55 and another, and animal crossing using ios38.
    Is it a good idea to keep these sort of things upto date.
    I have 3.2e pal wii. Starfall installed with update block etc..
    Gamma installed also.
    Any info on the ios's would be great. Thanks
     
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    My understanding was that the Oct 23rd update (3.3v2) released IOS51 and the Nov 18th update (3.4) released IOS50.

    All other IOSs should be present in the Wii...

    Keep in mind, I am NOT a knowledgeable source on this so someone else please confirm.
     
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    Sorry, I just realized I never answered your question.

    It won't hurt to install the new IOSs (only) as they are released but I think they are only required if you're trying to play a new game (released after your current FW #). Other than that, I don't see an immediate need for them.

    I would make sure to keep the IOS WADs though so that you can always remove them manually if necessary (don't see a need to now but just in case)
     
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    how can i check what IOS i have installed?
     
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    anytitle deleter allows you to view/delete IOSes
     
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    I think you mean IOSs

    If so, an easy (but potentially dangerous) way would be to use AnyTitleDeleter, under system files (or whatever its called). I believe it will list all current IOSs installed.

    Edit: An easier way would be to just look up your FW# in the Wii System menu and determine which IOSs have been released since that FW. This way you know you have all IOSs, except the newly released ones (sorta reverse elimination).
     
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    lol, beat me to it.

    gd6noob - Just make sure you don't go accidentally removing/deleting anything through AnyTitleDeleter.
     
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    that would work, except some who have upgraded using a non-official method (like cIOS downgrader) have ended up missing a few important IOS (35-37 to be specific).
     
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    AnyTitleDeleter is builtin with the Wii or do i need to download this and install it?
     
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    you don't install it, it's a homebrew program, get it at wiibrew.org and run it with TP-hack or HBC,

    if you're on either of the two newest updates you won't be able to run it without downgrading.
     
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    does installing ios38 have any negative effects (blocking WAD installation, deleting TP Hack, etc)?
     
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    is there a list of which IOSs to install and which to stay away from?
     
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    i don't think so... IOSes are needed for specific games or it asks you to update... as far as what IOS to stay away from, the ones from "N's" servers are patched(i believe IOS30 and IOS36) so i use the wad form of an IOS and use wad manager to install them... never had a problem
     
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    I was wondering whether... if you install new IOS's and update... does it brick your wii, or just overwrite them? lol
     
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    Installing IOSs shouldn't brick you Wii as they are only added to the Wii's IOS 'library'...

    Think of it as adding another pen to your desk drawer... so long as all the other pens are there, adding another won't stop you from doing anything you already do (hence won't brick your Wii). So in the case of the Wii, adding a new IOS# doesn't do anything since the Wii doesn't use it on your current FW# for any system functions. The only time the new IOS# would be 'called' would be when you pop in a game newer than your current FW# that makes a call to that specific IOS#.

    Just make sure the IOS WAD is from a trustworthy source.

    If you plan to update through Nintendo eventually, I wouldn't think it would brick your Wii but it would be a good idea to keep the IOS WAD's on hand so that you can easily uninstall prior to updating, if deemed necessary.
     
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    whos a trustworthy source for IOS or WADs
     
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    how about a name but not links!
     
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    You need to find the IOSs yourself or rip them from a game iso.
    I believe IOSs and cIOSs cannot be put on the forum for reasons such as piracy.
    Get a game ISO that contains the IOS you need and rip it from there, several apps available for doing this either on Wii to SD card or on PC. Check out the download section or Wiibrew for more.
     
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    By far the safest method is to DIY (as mentioned by elvis24)

    You can find them online and they should be safe but as with anything online, there's always a risk.
     

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