Re-virginize a Wii, then Re-hack it

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by sonknuck23, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. sonknuck23

    sonknuck23 Mighty Switch Force >

    Apr 25, 2008
    Montreal, Quebec
    So I read on CompleteSoftmodGuide, about re-virginizing a wii. It says this: "It is NOT RECOMMENDED to use this guide unless you want to get rid of all your hacks FOREVER. If you want to re-hack it, just follow a Hacking guide WITHOUT revirginizing first!"

    I read that a few times, and I'm just wondering, this is what my friend wants:
    To do a clean clean install on the wii, back to factory, and then re-hack it (Not sure why, but it's what he wants.)

    So What's the best option? Is it safe to re-do EVERYTHING? Or is that a bad idea. Should he just re-hack it? is that the same thing? It's all so confusing to me! [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Riicky

    Riicky GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 15, 2009
    United States
    Me personally, I would just use the stickied guide on here and re-hack it, instead of completely undoing everything, since the guide updates you to 4.2, with clean IOS's, and what not..I think the only thing that remains would be Bootmii and the HBC (correct me if i'm wrong)
  3. luminalace

    luminalace GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 2, 2010
    Couldnt you just do the 4.3 update? It will delete homebrew and stub the various cios' in the system! He better not change his mind after that's done!
  4. neotank19

    neotank19 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    United States
    95% of the post I've read here say just hack it, don't try to clean it just to rehack it. mainly cause it's pointless and there are higher chances of causing a brick.
  5. Paah

    Paah Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    Your friend has no internet to come here and ask? Mainly because I would like to know reasons for doing this.
    If he just "wants" it, he should just rehack it without cleaning, as the newer stuff overwrites the older..
    If he actually has reason like "some sketchy stuff installed and doesn't remember what", then he should probably clean it, and in future keep a list of everything he got in there, so he can just remove unwanted stuff without full clean.

    Meh. I'm hungry now.
  6. bwillb

    bwillb GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 2, 2009
    United States
    just grab the NUS Auto Downloader up in the stickies, follow the prompts and you're good to go.
  7. EseHomes

    EseHomes Banned

    Feb 22, 2010
    United States
    There is NEVER a good reason to "clean" a wii unless it is being sold to someone or sending it to nintendo for repair, even with selling it there are better and safer options, and with sending it to nintendo it is best to run comex's nand formatter instead of trying to revirginize.
  8. dn_angel000

    dn_angel000 Phantom User

    Apr 27, 2010
    United States
    WOW Now that's devious!! lol