planning on softmodding 4.0E

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  1. slycunning
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    im a noob here in the Wii hacking scene.. I've tried search but I cant find my question [​IMG]

    and im planning to softmod my wii-- version 4.0E

    btw,my wii is 100% Unmodded.

    so here are my questions.

    1.If I want to unsoftmod my wii, how can I go back to the point that my wii is the same before I softmod it?

    2.how about if nintendo releases a new update? is it safe to update from nintendo with a softmodded wii? or updating from nintendo will get my system to be the same before i did a softmod on it?

    3.how to install the wiigator backup launcher gamma? step by step please.


    thanks so much! in advance!
     
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    Definately if you have bootmii.
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    It is safe as in you wont brick, but it may limit your homebrew abilities until a "safe" updater is released.
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    Search.
     
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    First of all, all of this information could have been found by searching around this forum a bit, but I'm feeling nice, so I'll do the work for you. Don't expect everyone else to be like me.

    The first thing you need to check on your wii before you do anything else, is your serial number. If it starts with LU64 or higher, you have a new wii that nintendo changed some things to make it harder to mod. If so, proceed with caution. If not, it should be a fairly simple process.

    After you mod your wii, you can 'unmod' it pretty easily by deleting the homebrew channel and anything else you have installed.

    Updates from Nintendo are potentially dangerous, lucky for us they are quite few and far between. Depending on what you have installed updating directly from Nintendo could be a bad idea, so don't do it. If an upgrade is released, check back here and someone will know if its safe.

    To install a backup launcher here is a very quick step-by-step which I don't know if it works on LU64+:
    1. Bannerbomb -> Hackmii installer
    2. Install Homebrew channel in Hackmii
    3. Get 4.0 No cIOS fix
    4. Run CMDVDX34 from Homebrew channel
    5. Install IOS35 through WAD manager
    6. Install cIOS7 through WMIOS35
    7. Run cIOS38_rev12 Installer
    8. Install backup launcher NeoGamma

    Good luck
     
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    My wii is LU35. how can i delete the homebrew channel and other that I've installed safely? can i use anytitledeleter? is that safe?
     
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    Sure. But really, there's no reason you'll need to delete the thing.
     
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    "After you mod your wii, you can 'unmod' it pretty easily by deleting the homebrew channel and anything else you have installed."

    This is a pretty dangerous thing to say to someone new. They may just take this as thinking anything they installed they can just uninstall and they'll be fine even if its IOS60 or something that deleting would cause a full unrecoverable brick (without bootmii).

    That being said do that first step he said using bannerbomb with the hackmii installer and install everything you can from that. If your wii is old enough to install bootmii to boot2 do that and backup your nand immediately. If you do that that will make removing anything you change to your wii a simple one click process of restoring the nand.bin that you just backed up. (Will revert EVERYTHING back to that point even save files.)

    Once you do that, even if you can't install the boot2 bootmii, to start softmodding it just follow the offline guide here:

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=144835

    You can't do the online guide because you don't have any cIOS installed yet. Since you're already gonna get the HBC through the hackmii installer above, you only need to do steps 1-3, A-B, and 9-10. From that point you can get any backup launchers working as is, and if you want to install the latest cIOS, downgrade and upgrade properly through Waninkoko's updater so you can keep vulnerable IOS's you can just do the online guide from that point on. That being said I suggest you wait whenever there's any official update from Nintendo instead of updating as within a few days there will be safe ways to update posted here most likely.

    As for unsoftmodding afterwards without having bootmii installed to boot2, though I would advise against trying to before you know what you're doing, I suggest you keep the .wads of anything you do end up installing such as the ones for any channels or vc/wiiware games. As long as you keep them, you can properly uninstall them through wad manager the same way you installed them as simply deleting them through the system menu won't get rid of their tickets. After removing any of those, you can use IOS and cIOS downgrader to downgrade your firmware to 3.2 and then delete IOS249 (which is your cIOS.) Then do an official update to 4.0 through Nintendo and then run the hackmii installer again and tell it to uninstall everything you installed through it.

    Edit: And yea as Fenrir said there really shouldn't be much of a reason to get rid of everything in the first place. Just remember that you NEVER need to delete any IOS that you installed or patched or whatnot, you can always just reinstall a normal version of IOS over it (IOS249 is an exception since thats where your cIOS would install, and even for that you don't REALLY need to delete it unless your Wii absolutely has to be cleared of everything installed on it for some reason. New cIOS versions install over it.)
     
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    Thanks very much!

    and for those who answered, thank u! [​IMG]
     
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    oh another question

    will formatting my wii system memory will remove the softmod?
     
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    I only hear bad things about formatting systems. I'd stay away from trying.
     
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    okay.Thank u!
     
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    another last question.

    will i able to go and purchase into the wii shop channel?
     
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    Yes you will [​IMG]
     
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    is it possible that nintendo will know if my system is modded and like shut me down?
     
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    I don't think so - But they banned some consoles for cheating, so far I've heard.

    I'd recommend you to install bootmii in boot2 (if possible) an do a NAND backup first. This will save you from bricking your wii.
    Just launch hackmii installer v.0.2 with bannerbomb to do this.

    After that follow the ultimate guide --> here
     
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    okay..Thank you
     
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    Hi
    my wii is softmod with 3.2e can i update to 4.0e and softmod it again or is it best to leave it with 3.2 on cheers
     
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    You don't have to do an official update and redo everything. That will just make things harder. Just follow this guide to update to 4.0 through Waninkoko's updater.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=144835
     

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