Safe to Change Wii Shop Region?

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  1. harrypmgaga
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    harrypmgaga Advanced Member

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    Hey,

    Basically I'm on 4.1 EU, and really want to change the region of my Wii Shop Channel to US. I went to WiiBrew to download/find the link to download AnyRegion Changer and I saw the important info tab:

    Am I safe to change the region of my Wii Shop Channel without risking error? I haven't gone on the channel since the 3.x days if that makes any difference.

    Thanks in advance,

    Adrian.
     
  2. Det1re

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    As the quote states ARC most likely will fail in changing the Shop region. Anyway it's almost totally safe to do.
     
  3. harrypmgaga
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    harrypmgaga Advanced Member

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    So basically it's a high chance of failing, but theres nothing wrong with trying?
    EDIT: Oh, and is there any other way of changing the region of the Wii Shop Channel?
     
  4. Crass

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    Why change the shop channels region in the first place? It just seems stupid to me if there is obvious risks involved, and very little benefit for doing so. But its your Wii so take any risk you feel comfortable with. And as far as I know there isn't any other method for changing the shop channel's region.
     
  5. harrypmgaga
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    harrypmgaga Advanced Member

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    A large reason for changing the Wii Shop region is for DLC.
     
  6. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

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    Can't you acquire that with less dangerous, albeit legally questionable methods.
     
  7. harrypmgaga
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    Not at the present, for quite a few months this is pretty much the one and only way to get the DLC.
     
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    Would hurt them to release a pal version of the DLC
     
  9. harrypmgaga
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    I know what you mean. I've read somewhere else that there's no problem with 4.1EU after wiping you Wii Shop account. So I'll give it a go and if the worst happens, I've always got my restore on the BootMii.
     
  10. techboy

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    Deleting your shop account will delete rights to any channels you might have bought (and probably the channels themselves). If you wipe the account and region changing fails, I'm not sure if a bootmii restore could un-delete the account

    Also, be sure that bootmii backup was made with 0.2. If you use 0.3 to make a dump, you'll find it won't restore (says its from another wii).