Rules : Talk about how to softmod the Wii. There will be no mention of Bushings, his 5 day deadline, or anything related to his "discovery". This is for US to spitball ideas off each other on ways to make a softmod. If you mention Bushings, want to flame, or go offtopic, you'll be reported. Now, to start things off... I was reading the last thread, and the idea that nitrotux had about re-writing the firmware of the drive. I know this can be done on the 360, but that's because it has an actual PC interface (SATA)... since the Wii drive doesn't have a PC interface, we have to make a work around. Is there a way to put the drive into debug mode from a .elf/.dol? Send the commands to put it into debug mode from HBC or TPhack? Once that's taken care of, can the drive read a normal DVD? If so, can the firmware be burnt to a disc to be read by the drive?