Old 3.4U to 4.2U

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Xeon ~ Pado, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Xeon ~ Pado
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    Xeon ~ Pado Member

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    Three, maybe basic, questions...

    I saw many people were reading the 4.2U update, around 420 I guess yesterday, and I came up with those questions:

    1- I got a 3.4U and I want to update it to 4.2U but dont know if it is safe since I got an old firmware version installed. If it isn't safe is there anyway to update to 4.1U safely?

    2- Do I really need to install the firmware update or installing the IOS the game needs works fine?

    3- This is a very personal opinion... Should I stay on 3.4U, because it's saffer or something like that or should I try to update to a newer version like 4.1 4.2U?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. jeremy24

    jeremy24 Newbie

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    Do you use homebrew or plan on using it? If not then go ahead and update. Either way I'd recommend just upgrading to 4.1 for now.
     
  3. synt4x_3rr0r

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    I dont see the point in updating anything. I'm still on 3.2 and every game I have thrown at it has worked so far. Yes, that includes Wii Sports Resort and other MotionPlus games.

    And 4.2 will basically remove all your homebrew, cIOS files and even bootmii. Just stay on 3.4, no reason to update anything.
     
  4. Ssseth

    Ssseth GBAtemp Regular

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    Why would you recommend upgrading? I see no benefit of upgrading at all if everything is working. Zero.
     
  5. jeremy24

    jeremy24 Newbie

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    I dont recommend upgrading, just saying that if he really wants to upgrade it is safe to upgrade to 4.1 if he wants to use homebrew. If not, he is safe to upgrade to 4.2 even though there is no reason at all to do it. Just answering his question.
     
  6. drmarvin

    drmarvin GBAtemp Fan

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    I would agree with the last comment. Sure, everything might work, but you don't have SD loading if you want it. There is no reason to stay with the old SM, but do not go any newer than 4.1. Use Wanininko's updater, and now you also need to update the Shop Channel.
     
  7. Ssseth

    Ssseth GBAtemp Regular

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    You say there is no reason to stay with the old SM, but there is no reason to upgrade the SM either. None that anyone has told me anyway.
     
  8. Lothlorian

    Lothlorian GBAtemp Regular

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    The only good reason to update a Wii from 3.2 to 4.1 would be this.

    1) SD Card Menu (Launch Wiiware/VC from the the new SD Card Menu)
    2) SDHC Support for SD Cards. 2Gb getting you down? You can now use SDHC SD Cards!
    3) 4.1 fix's a bug in Wii Sports Resort that makes you watch the Motion Plus Video over if you launch from SD.


    Thats about all I can think of. If anyone updates at all it should be to 4.1 . There is NOTHING in 4.2 that benefit the community
     
  9. Ssseth

    Ssseth GBAtemp Regular

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    Thank-you! A well written, concise post. Now I can make an informed decisions about updating. Now that I know the facts, as soon as I get a bigger SD card I'll probably upgrade for the SDHC support.

    Thanks again.