Problems Hacking Wii - Need help ASAP

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Jun 25, 2010
  1. Rock Raiyu
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    Trying to hack my friends Wii. Friend's sister updated the Wii to 4.2 and I'm trying to downgrade them down to 3.2 then install Backup Loader and USB Loader material. I followed this tutorial up to step 3. When I started the HBC, it froze every time. I didn't know what to do, so I decided to delete it and try to reinstall the Homebrew Channel to see if that worked. I deleted it, got bannerbomb and hackmii, and tried to install it. But when bannerbomb loads up, after the "Want to load boot.elf", it hangs on a black screen. Tried doing other stuff but bannerbomb still hangs after the dialog box comes up and I click yes. Anyone know how I can fix this?
     


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    Well that's odd. Did you follow all the directions precisely? I would reccomend formatting your SD card and trying again.
     
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    Why didn't you stay in 4.2?
     
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    Because my friend's sister updated so they lost all the stuff they installed to play backups from USB and through DVD.
     
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    Have you tried other versions of bannerbomb?

    I had this happen to me once on my cousins Wii. The Main version of bannerbomb would freeze when i got the pop up. There are a few other versions of bannerbomb on the download site. It says if one doesn't work try another. So i tried the next one in the list and it worked.
     
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    Go on your computer, back up all the files on your sd card, then format it to FAT. Place all the files back on your sd card and then try again.
     
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    Tried that, still no luck [​IMG]

    It shouldn't be a problem if it is a .elf would it?
     
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    Well support for .elf was discontinued a long tome ago. But a few specially designed elf still work. How big is you sd card?
     
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    Does the wii have cioscorp installed on it (perhaps during the initial 4.2 upgrade)? Also its an SD card not an SDHC right? Also no harm trying boot.dol rather than boot.elf
     
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    Use this guide...start at the top...get the files from the email links....update to 4.2 (just to be safe), then modify 4.2.....it'll have all the proper versions of everything needed for a 4.2 mod...

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=171901
     
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    If you are truly back at 3.2 (not sure from the link you provided exactly where you are as there is no mention of a step 3!) you could always use the twilight hack.
     
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    Try a .dol
     
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    For some reason, none of the homebrew I try are booting up...I think I may be screwed....
     
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    Well does it load to the system menu firstly - plus you have not said whether you are actually back at 3.2 or still at 4.2?
     
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    It does load the system menu and I'm still at 4.2.
     
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    I asked before - what about cioscorp was it installled? Also given that there are 3 different variants of BannerBomb have you tried each one (variants 6a, 6b and 69)?
     
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    No, its not installed. They have NeoGamma Backup Loader installed. Also, I have tried the other versions of Bannerbomb. The other ones freeze up on startup.
     
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    Did she have priiloader installed ??? Bootmii ??
     
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    Ok so all 3 variants tried. Have you tried changing the extension to boot.dol from boot.elf yet for all 3 variants? What else is on the card apart from the Bannerbomb stuff? The only other thing to try would be an entirely different sd card.
     

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