Preloader without the hacks is still useful ?

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Jun 7, 2009
  1. BigBolt
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    I have preloader, but i cant get hacks installed (sd card doesnt read).
    so my question is:

    is a preloader still useful or can i get it removed?
    does it gives me any brick protection or not ?
     
  2. s3phir0th115

    Member s3phir0th115 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You can remove it by installing a system menu wad of whatever system menu you have. (I have 3.2, so I'd just install that wad)

    Then you can run the hack remover to remove the hacks.ini that's in the flash.

    However, for me, preloader is better than bootmii. Now yes, I'm aware that bootmii installs to boot2, but I'm one of the 10% that cannot install it there, only as an IOS. Personally, preloader has saved me from several banner bricks.

    And with hacks on mine, it makes it that much better. Region free, disc channel moving, copying protected saves, disabling warning screen, I could go on.
     
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    if you CAN install it to IOS, however, it's better to have bootmii for the brick protection
     
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    I'd have to disagree there. If I banner brick, for instance, and have bootmii as an IOS, it wouldn't help me at all. You need to have something made to specifically load bootmii, something that new homebrew channel versions can do.

    If I had preloader in that same instance, I could start the homebrew channel and begin recovery just by holding reset to go to the preloader menu.

    I do agree that bootmii is better when you can have a boot2 install, but for someone that can only install it as an IOS, I can't say it's as useful as preloader at this time.
     
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    I think both are use full...
    I'm supper cool I have BootMii installed on Boot2 and Pre Loader installed.

    Tho Pre Loader only gives me a Disc Update Block option under System Hacks..?
     
  6. s3phir0th115

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    You need to get a hacks.ini file of your own if you want more options.

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Preloader/hacks

    ^That page is where I got my 3.2 hacks, but it has more than just 3.2. I'd recommend you check there for a good hacks.ini.
     
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    Thanks S3phir0th115,

    I had more options when I was on 3.2 but I updated to 4.0 and lost all but one system hack the update must be why.
    I'll look for the 4.0 hacks.ini in that link you gave me..[​IMG]

    THANKS!

    ---EDIT---
    I found it how do I use this just copy and past it over my old hack.ini file..

    like this..
    Open hack.ini with Note Pad delete old text and copy new text..?

    ---EDIT---

    I got it working using my method..

    THANKS!!
     
  8. s3phir0th115

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    No problem. I was confused for the longest time with preloader hacks, so I'm happy to help others avoid the same confusion I was in.
     

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