Remove hack?

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  1. smrtalex
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    Trying to get my Wii back to full stock without bricking it.

    It is a model #. RVL-001 (USA) and shows ver 4.3U

    Many years ago it was installed with:

    LoadMii
    Configurable USB Boot Loader
    The Homebrew Channel

    I can see the above in the channels and there is one additional channel with a spinning CD (no words on it).

    Not sure if Bootmii or Hackmii was installed (like I mentioned it was MANY years ago and I don't recall the steps that was done on it).

    There were no physical mods done to the unit.

    How do I basically see what I have, and then take the steps to back it all out? Want to give it to the grandkids and don't want them having any issues running any of the game disks we have now.

    If more information is needed, just let me know. Appreciate any guidance I can get! Thanks
     
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    Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?
     
  3. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    There's no need to unhack a console. My advice? Rehack the wii and update to 4.3 using ModMii as if it were never modded before, this will overwrite any old dirty hacks you may have in place with a generally agreed upon optimal set up.

    At the very end, the last step you should do is uninstall any channels you don't want shown right from the system settings/data management menu. This removes all visible traces of a softmod from the wii and it will still operate like a stock wii.

    If it were me I would even leave the homebrew channel installed and just delete or rename the apps folder from my SD card. Without a properly configured SD card (or hard drive) you can't do anything by accident to the wii in the homebrew channel.

    Then you can have the best of both worlds. Plug in a hard drive when you want the world at your fingertips with a soft modded wii, or disconnect the hard drive for that virgin old school feel.

    And if you want my final opinion, your grandkids would flip 100 times more over a softmodded console running a USB loader (and emulators) than compared to a stock wii. In which case just run with modmii, it's easy to use and will get you up and running with the latest and greatest in 15-30 minutes, maybe longer if it's your first time doing something like this but not by much.

    Edit: the reason why it took me so long to reply was because I hate telling ppl asking to unhack a wii that there's no point. If you honestly want to remove all traces it's virtually impossible. You can get close but in so doing you are walking a very fine and dangerous line. If the console is softmodded properly (e.g. using ModMii) then removing the visible traces of a softmod from a wii is the safest course of action.
     
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    Hello.:)

    This is ONLY if know what you are doing and you do not keep any previously downloaded Games/Applications from the Wii Shop.

    You need:

    - BootMii installed
    - a NAND Backup (it is recommended a "working" one.:D)
    - the Tool "Ohneschanzenegger":
    https://wiibrew.org/wiki/Ohneschwanzenegger
    - a little Tools described in the Manual to achive this:
    http://spawn.link/factory-reset-revirginizing-your-wii/

    Please NOTE:

    After this your Wii is like you "unpacked" it and power it on the FIRST Time.
    There is nothing on your Wii,also Channels/downloaded Games/VC Console and so on you previously installed are now gone !!!

    Thank you.:)


    P.S. I would rather follow @XFlak´s suggestions.:D
     
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    @XFlak

    Sorry for the delay!!

    Thank you! I will follow your guidance on this.

    I downloaded the Modmii program and answered all the questions and just put the files in a folder instead of a SD card for now. Just testing to see how it works. When I do it live I will put them on the SD card.

    Once I have the files on the SD card, do I just insert the card and restart the Wii? Or is there a sequence I need to follow to initiate the overwritting? Did not see it in the instructions the program created.

    Also, I believe I am already on 4.3U. Does that make a difference?

    Thanks again!
     
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    Hello.:)

    Wii Version 4.3U is ok.

    Did you also generated the Guide with your ModMii Downloads ?
    Opens as a new Window on your Internet Browser like this:
    ModMii Guide:

    You have maybe many different Files/Folders in your COPY_TO_SD Folder:

    - "apps" like MMM,Priiloader,BootMii/HackMii and more
    - "wad" with many Updates for your System.

    Is this correct ?

    If YES,then you read carefully the generated Guide.It tells you

    - to install/use HackMii/BootMii Installer and Priiloader first
    - then to use the Multi Mod Manager (MMM) for installing the WAD Files

    Good Luck.
    Thank you.:)
     
  7. smrtalex
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    Yes. I did get the install. Reading through it now.

    Trying to get the files now, but am getting multiple window popup errors like this:

    Content #2 (Content ID:0x0000013; Index: 0x0001): Hashes do not match! The content might be corrupted!

    Tried to post an image, but it won't let me.

    Is this an issue?

    Thanks!
     
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    alexander1970 GBAtemp allows me to be here

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    Oh,yes you have +10 Postings before you can upload some Pictures.:(

    How far are you coming now ?

    - Do you have the HOMEBREW CHANNEL already ?
    - Have you installed the PRIILOADER ?
    - Do you already have the MulitModManager (MMM) ?
    - When did the Error Messages comes up please ?

    Thank you.:)
     
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    The error came up on my PC when I was putting the files to my SD card. The modmii program opens another window which appears to be the downloads. Right now it is stuck on Patch iOS 1.4 by Leath1 ... Loading WAD

    have not reached the part to install on the the Wii yet.
     
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    Ok,that explains all.Sorry.:)

    I did a Update/Download a few Minutes ago and all works fine.

    - Did you use a Windows PC ?
    - Did you use ModMii or the ModMiiSkin Version ?
    - Did you run ModMii as Administrator ?
    - is the PC directly connected to the Internet or with an Router ?
    - maybe you have a Security/Router Issue...

    Thank you.:)
     
  11. smrtalex
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    No problem. I appreciate you taking the time to help!

    I had a 2GB card in the Wii and it seems to have died. So I tried a 32MB. I think it ran out of space which is why I think I got the error.

    Trying to find a SD card around here now, so I can get it going. I will let you know if I run into any issues after I find a suitable card.
     
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    Thank you.:)

    Please try to use/find an 16 -32 GB for the Install.Formatted with FAT32 please.:)

    Good Luck.:)
     
  13. XFlak

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    Keep retrying if you get errors. It happens sometimes. Modmii will automatically retry once but if still missing tell modmii to try again
     
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    Getting ready to get this done today. Question for the SD card. After you complete the process, do you leave the card in the Wii?
     
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    Yes.:)
     
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    Thank you!!

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I guess I should have added, does the SD card always stay in then? And what happens if it gets removed?
     
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    Hello,

    an advice :

    when you play or other things, always leave the SD card in the wii. it will work much better

    SD card removed and launch usb loader gx, may not start or have a black screen.
     
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    some launchers kick you to the main menu.
    Maybe you are unable to boot if you shut the console down.
     
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    If you have a "good" Softmodded Wii:

    If have BootMii as boot2 installed,the Wii boots into the regular Wii Menu (Safety/Health Screen).

    If you have configured Priiloader to boot into Homebrew Channel,the Wii boots straight into the Homebrew Channel with no Applications shown.:D

    That is the Worst,that can happen.:)

    If your Wii is "not so good" Modded,who knows what happens....:D

    Thank you.:)
     
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    You can move the homebrew to USB and load everything from there, then you don't need a SD card. But otherwise HBC will just show a blank screen with the HBC background, forwarders will just not load if they can't find the corresponding homebrew.
     
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