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Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by d3monsting, Feb 10, 2011.
As far as IOS236 goes, if you don't already have it installed go ahead and install it, there is no harm in doing so (well no more than in messing with your Wii's NAND in general). The great thing about IOS236, is that it has its version number maxed out, and there is as of yet no IOS236 stub on the Nintendo Update Servers; this means that it will survive accidental updates keeping at least one IOS with the trucha bug intact on your Wii. Keep in mind that installing IOS236 is a form of redundancy as all cIOS have the trucha bug patched.
As far as ModMii goes, whatever it suggests should be fine and safe just as long as you follow the generated guide, and answered the questions/chose the options correctly. Not knowing what cIOS/IOS/apps you have installed on your Wii currently I can't say whether or not you actually need to update anything. Since you are already at SM4.3, I would guess that you don't have to update anything except for installing IOS58 which might not be installed depending on when you did the initial soft-mod - you can always just install IOS58 separately using the IOS58 installer.
Thank you for the reply. I am at SM4.2. Installing these things over it will not harm it if there is an older/newer version already installed then, correct?
Generally, installing IOS over previous versions will cause no harm. Just keep the following exceptions in mind:
Never install stubs. You usually can't except by doing an official update, but if you find another way, don't do it!
Never update using any official Nintendo method, online or via game discs. There is no need considering all the alternative methods like ModMii.
Make sure that if you are installing a System Menu that you have the recent non-stubbed version of the IOS that particular SM version uses before installing the SM. If that IOS is a stub, you will end up with a System Menu brick. Using ModMii prevents this as it always includes the IOS that the SM you choose needs. For a list of SM versions and their respective IOS look >here