[Question] Hacked, to non-hacked(ish)

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Sep 18, 2009
  1. forster
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    OK, long story short I had a 3.2E Wii that was great, due to money issues Ive sold it to another family member who for some odd reason doesnt want the extra bits and pieces on there.

    I need some advice on what to do:

    1) Cant remember whether an option exists to format it from the Settings, but could I just format it and it will 'work' after it's done?
    2) Can I update through System Update safely?

    I cant really remember what I've done to it as it was a year or so ago, I remember using Wanin's software to downgrade, Ive installed some custom IOS, but just dont want to have to fork out for another Wii if this one gets bricked.

    There's a couple of virginising guides on here that I can follow, but other threads that Ive read seem to indicate that if a higher firmware is installed, it will reset the IOS (aside from the custom ones), tbh as long as it can safely be updated to the latest firmware (as they dont want to play backups/homebrew) it doesnt matter to me at all if there's odd bits and pieces lurking on there, Ill just remove the channels, update it, and say it's done.
     
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    If you havent got a Cioscorp, you can update safely, for safety i would use the wanin update for 4.0 and update through ninty. This way you will get rid of all the hacked stuff, apart from ciosses and installed channels. I would then delete the channels and say its done, he/she wont find out unless they go look for it. Maybe it would also be smart to install bootmii, just in case. But thats all up to you.
     
  3. forster
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    Cheers mate [​IMG]

    BTW, if anyone can verify that it would be safe to update (although wise to take precautions) Id much appreciate it, Id like a couple of more opinions if possible.
     
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    You can use dop-IOSv7 to make sure that there is nothing modified on any of your IOS's and that they are all up to date. Just go through and have it install the most recent official IOS's for everything and say no to patching the sig hash check into them. Skip IOS30,50,51 and any other stubs though. ESPECIALLY IOS30 being on 3.2 at the moment. I think it may have some protection against installing stub IOS's, but don't try anyways. Just leave those IOS's alone.

    Then you could use wad manager to uninstall the wad's of any channels you installed to get rid of them (DON'T uninstall any IOS or system menu wad's you may or may not have installed).

    If you have any starfall hacks or preloader hacks, get rid of them. Use NANDClean to remove preloader hacks.

    Then you could run Waninkokos 4.0 updater and then officially update as the other person said.

    Then you could get rid of your cIOS by using AnyTitleDeleter to delete IOS249 (and 250 if it's there. Think that is a backup or something. Deleting anything over 200 should be ok, but NOTHING ELSE).

    Then you can get rid of the HBC by running the hackmii installer through it and having that uninstall it (if it doesn't give you the option right away, install the HBC from it and then uninstall it.)

    To prevent any possible bricking during this, run the hackmii installer before doing any of it, and try to install bootmii to boot2, and then make a NAND backup of the system as it is. Then continue with the rest. If anything goes wrong that you can't fix otherwise, you can do a NAND restore through it and fix it. You can also uninstall it afterwards when you're removing the HBC, but if you leave it on and don't have the SD card in with the bootmii files on it, it won't load anyways, the only notable difference you could see is that the disc slot will flash a couple extra times really quickly when you turn it on.
     
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    Fantastic, really clear, thanks [​IMG]
     

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