Preparing for possible brick

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  1. Xta Large
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    I've come across quite a few WADs that I would love to install, but just to make sure I don't fuck up my system beyond repair, I want to know what I should do before hand to make it so that I can save this thing from a WAD-based brick. I'm on 3.2U running the latest IOS required for the Gamma loader, and I have a copy of Twilight Princess at the ready. Thanks!
     


  2. Beatchu

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    Make sure Twilight hack and starfall are installed. Then if you brick, you can autoboot TP by holding Y on a GC controller (providing you have one) and install a new system menu via the Twilight hack
     
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    Thanks! I'll get right to it.

    EDIT: Do I have to put it into the root menu of my SD card in boot format?
     
  4. Keylogger

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    How install a new system menu?

    Can we make a bootable disc wich only contain an update?
     
  5. FRanatic

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    It's best to autoboot TP and execute the TwilightHack. Make sure you have the .dol from WadManager in the root of your sd named boot.dol.

    Now use wad manager to uninstall the wad that fucked your wii up.
     
  6. Bladexdsl

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    wads wont fuck up your wii unless you install wads from other regions than it may or may not brick, or they simply wont work. however the ios wads they can be dangerous
     
  7. FRanatic

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    I was referring to channel wads which could banner brick your wii.
    I was assuming the OP ment those.
     
  8. Beatchu

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    Hmm dunno why I said install a new sys menu when you're only installing wads lol, just do that and uninstall the wad that bricked you like FRanatic said instead of a new sys menu
     
  9. kedest

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    How brickproof is such a solution? I've never before installed wads because I was worried it might go wrong.
    Can starfall's rescue menu patch + booting the wad manager through twilight hack solve every wad brick?
     
  10. Beatchu

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    Yes I think so, as long as it's a banner brick
     
  11. w_n_s

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    the thing that has caused the panic on the WAD front is because a WAD for 0.3 Gamma was released on one of these threads at the weekend. It was compiled by one member on behalf of another member but not tested fully by either. There was an issue with the banner graphic, don't think it was downloaded from the internet fully so was corrupt. People downloaded the WAD and installed it and it caused their Wii's to be banner bricked. The guys who got bricked did not have Starfall installed, nor did they have chips so were stuck.

    I for one won't be messing around with WAD's or making my own, so it's not a big worry, however I downgraded to 3.2E and installed Starview, purely for peace of mind.
     
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    I used the instructions "here" to make the Wadmanager disc as well as an Any Title Deleter disc. With this I can remove anything on the system without need of having a boot.dol on the SD
     
  13. FRanatic

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    We'll have maximum brick protection when BootMii hits the scene.
    But yeah, starfall will deal with bannerbricks.
     
  14. Slowking

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    Yeah but you'll need a modchip for this. I was under the impression xtalarge hasn't got one.
     
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  16. sparky28000

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    lol xD pleas stay ontopic
     
  17. noobwarrior7

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    wait....so you want to PREPARE in case of a brick?

    so....you're thinking about how to avoid a brick BEFORE it happens...?


    ....can I hug you?
     
  18. djdynamite123

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    interesting lol
     
  19. Slimmmmmm

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    When you get starfall tp hack and extracted any IOS you need and any apps/tools you use etc etc. Put them in a folder and save any topics etc that you needed to help you through things and burn to a dvd for safe keeping.
     
  20. noobwarrior7

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    every banner brick.....see above

    also, if you get an opera (out-of-region initial setup failure) brick, starfall will NOT help you,
    because it is impossible* to have both starfall and an opera brick at the same time

    so at that point you'd need either a SaveMii or a taken-apart GC controller and a modchip,
    with starfall (for banner bricks) you need neither

    *I guess you could get an opera brick and then use an infectus chip to put starfall on....but that'd be kind of a wasted effort since you already have an infectus.


    remember...banner brick with no starfall means chip is required.

    no chip? should have been on 3.2 + Starfall + Tp-hack
    no exceptions.