Proper way to upgrade to 4.3U w/ HBC from older firmware?

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  1. gumbyx84
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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but most of the topics I've found are out of date.

    I recently picked up Kirby's Epic Yarn and turned on my Wii for the first time since Monster Hunter Tri came out. I got a message about upgrading to firmware 4.3, so I jumped online and did a bit of research. I found a bunch of update methods, but can't figure out which is "right". I also read that one of the older methods (boot2 I think) actually caused systems to brick. I was going to use HackMii, but the instructions seem out of date and are unclear. Due to being out of the homebrew scene for awhile (and paranoid), I decided to come here and ask for some help before doing anything. So, what is the "proper" method to get 4.3 installed on my Wii while retaining Homebrew support?

    I can get Epic Yarn to play by launching it in Gecko OS, so that's not the problem. I just want to be able to access the Shop channel and not worry about someone (my brother for example) installing an update and locking me out of HBC, or worse, bricking the system.

    Thanks ahead of time to anyone who can help me out.
     
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    Modmii will get you up to date. Just tell it your wii is virgin (even if its not) and follow the guide it will give you.

    Priiloader (included in modmii ) is the program that will keep someone from updating and bootmii (also included) from bricking permanently.
     
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    It looks like ModMii want you to downgrade your firmware. Everything I have read says that is bad. Is there any reason why its not anymore?

    I did some more research and WiiBrew recommends you install HackMii and then upgrade to 4.3U. Does this actually work? If so, which version of BootMii should i install: boot2, IOS, or both?
     
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    Wiibrew "recommends" that method because it's the least pirate friendly... Wiibrew owners want you to have a harder time pirating games.

    You don't ever have to upgrade your system menu, a good bet is simply running the game through neogamma or use priiloader to disable the update check. You may need to install IOS related to the game, but you're better off doing that with MMM.


    And yes, you don't ever need to downgrade your firmware either.
     
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    This is true, but he wants to be able to use the Shop Channel.
     
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    No, it's because waninkoko's updaters have bricked a lot of people but noobs keeps using them anyway.
     
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    Yes I do want the Shop Channel and the other official channels. That's the only reason I am bothering to upgrade from 3.2 (I'd only have to worry about installing updated IOSs using GeckoOS).

    One other question: HackMii has an option to "prepare the SD card". I read here that you need select this option to be able to install BootMii. Will this wipe my SD card? I have it setup with homebrew ATM and don't want to loss anything.
     
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    x2. The safest way to update for Noobs is through ninty and not through Wan Updaters. However Modmii is a good alternative too.
     
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    HackMii automatically prepares your SD card when you install BootMii and IOS and boot2. This will not wipe your SD card. After making a NAND backup, you might want to delete the bootmii folder from your SD card.
     
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    No offense, but how the heck am I supposed to know if I need those IOSs? Do I just have to try and figure out what Homebrew apps uses those IOS or is there a list somewhere?

    Thanks for the clarification on prepping the SD card for HackMii.
     
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    IOS249 is used for running backups. If you plan on running backups via a disc loader (NeoGamma) or a USB loader (Configurable USB Loader), then you will want IOS249 installed. The installer for IOS249 can be downloaded here and should be installed using IOS56 as a base.

    IOS202 gives MPlayer CE USB 2.0 support if you play videos off a USB hard drive, and IOS222-224 are all alternatives to IOS249 for backup-loading. Hermes cIOS installer can be found here. IOS202 should use IOS60 as a base, IOS222 should use IOS38 as a base, IOS223 should use IOS37 as a base, and IOS224 should use IOS57 as a base.
     
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    ..... Sadly more confused. You mention using another IOS as a "base", so I take it I have to create these IOSes myself. Also, can't seem to find "current" versions of some of the IOSes you mentioned. I'm gona have to do some research on this. Don't remember it being this hard originally. >.< Wish there was a resource with all this stuff (patching apps, installers, instructions) in one place.

    Thank again for your help Lacius.
     
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    Each of the installers I linked to have the option to download these IOSes automatically over the internet.
     
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    Oh ok. Sorry Lacius. >.< when you mentioned base I got slightly worried I'd have to do some modifying on my PC (maybe using ModMii) and didnt see any info at the links. I dont see clear instructions, I panic.

    Still wish there was a resource somewhere that explained it fully. Then stupid people like me don't have to harass helpful people like you.
     
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    Because nintendo's updates have never had any risk of bricking amirite?

    http://hackmii.com/2009/11/updates-and-bricking/#more-791

    Whooosh.
     
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    An updater that installs a stubbed system menu IOS or a badly patched system menu is a lot more dangerous than one made by the system's creator.
     
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    Download the latest version of DOP-Mii. I understand its WiiBrew edition, but it will upgrade your system menu and install IOS 80. That's it (not in that order). That's the way I did it, and its safe.
     

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