I've been really out of touch with the Wii hacking scene for a bit and was wondering about some safe upgrade paths for myself and a friend. We're both trying to get up to version 4.2. I have a Wii with 4.1, though also some things like a custom Wii menu skin installed, various channels like USB Loader and HBC, etc. How can I upgrade to 4.2 without losing stuff? The more confusing question though is my friends situation, who has a version 3.2 Wii with HBC and such, and wants to update to v4.2 (because of new games coming out that don't play on his old firmware) I know the whole old update process for getting 4.0 safely when that was the latest firmware on Nintendo's servers, but I'm not sure now what the process would be with 4.2.