Priiloader on 4.2K

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  1. Franki
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    Successfully installed Bootmii (as an IOS) and HBC on my 4.2K Wii thanks to the CompleteSoftmodGuide.

    [​IMG] I think the next step is to further brick proof by installing Priiloader. Although this seems to be generally advised I don't understand how this helps other than prevents disk or auto-updates? I also haven't seen any reference to this being installed on a Korean Wii.

    Can anyone confirm that Priiloader can be safely installed on a Korean 4.2K Wii?
    Would Startpatch be a safer option as I understand that this does similar without moving the system menu?

    Ta.
     
  2. C.S.I.

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    Priiloader allows the Wii to boot even if the Sys Menu is farked. The Hacks are just a 'bonus'.

    And you should install it, once someone confirms (and thats NOT me) that its OK for a Korean Wii.
     
  3. Franki
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    Thanks C.S.I.

    Can anyone confirm that Priiloader can be safely installed on a Korean 4.2K Wii?
    If not, are there any alternatives?

    Ta
     
  4. techboy

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    Just note that it won't unbrick a wii if the SM was uninstalled, or if the IOS used by the SM is corrupt/stubbed/uninstalled.

    I can't say if priiloader will work on 4.2K, (USA doesn't see K wiis on a regular basis) but I don't see why not.

    There are other things you can do for brick protection if priiloader is not compatible.
     
  5. Franki
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    As far as I am aware I haven't messed with the SM, just followed the completesoftmodguide.
    What are the other things I can do for brick protection?
     
  6. XFlak

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    Priiloader works on 4.2K, totally safe (make sure u get the right hacks.ini for your region, or just get the one from HERE).

    listen to what techboy said
    Note, that if u do any of the above, your wii will brick if you don't have bootmii as boot2

    also note, that if u ever reinstall the system menu itself, it will uninstall priiloader, u should reinstall it again to take advantage of its brick protection (so installing system menus is safe, but often people forget to reinstall priiloader after installing a system menu, then they dangerously try something else without realizing they have lost priiloader's brick protection)
     
  7. Franki
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    Thanks XFlak, that's a good link.
    If I don't want some of the hacks in hacks.ini, such as replacing health screen, can I just delete it from the file?
     
  8. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    don't modify the hacks.ini file at all. U will have the option once in priiloader to select which hacks to enable.
     
  9. Franki
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    Hey Guys thanks for holding my hand on this. Priiloader now installed and configured to block system and disc updates and region free everything.

    I noticed that one of the options was to install using IOS249. Although I didn't select that option can you tell me what that was about?
     
  10. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    just another way to install it, if u didn't have a patched IOS36, then u could've use IOS249 to install (assuming it was already installed)
     
  11. lulwut

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    so it works on a korean system menu? (sounds normal but now its finally confirmed)
    never tried a jp system menu + priiloader myself but im guessing that should work as well
     
  12. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    priiloader can be installed on all SM's 3.0-4.2 for ALL regions (although there may not be hacks available for all regions/firmwares)