Safe way to test WAD files

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  1. mikezila
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    I don't trust PreLoader or similar. Is there any way to test a WAD without the chance of it causing banner brick?
     
  2. beav1s

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    wise up and trust preloader sfobv
     
  3. afif95

    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Yep, what he said.

    Wise up and trust preloader. It saves your Ass.

    More answer: No, there is no way to test a WAD for now. What you have to do, is get Preloader and install the WAD. In case of a banner brick, just boot into HBC and uninstall the bad WAD.
     
  4. mikezila
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    Is preloader really safe? Renaming the system menu and placing a homebrew app as the first thing (and last thing, if it cocks up) to run on startup seems like a really clumsy and problem prone way to go about brick protection.

    Is there really no alternative?

    If no, is .29 the latest preloader? Works with 4.0?
     
  5. Meannekes

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    yes 0.29 works fine on 4.0

    but you can use dolphin to test your wad´s on your pc
     
  6. mikezila
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    Damn hadn't even thought about that.
     
  7. icefireicefire

    icefireicefire GBATemp Fails.

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    yes, preloader is safe, and this is exactly what bootmii does....NICE thinking! having homebrew FIRST lets you boot anything, where the system menu JUST lets you do what it lets you do, which is no homebrew
     
  8. mikezila
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    BootMii is not the same thing. BootMii is a mod for Boot2, which is only dependent on having a vulnerable boot1. If you have a target boot1, you can install it and it'll work, with no possibility for incompatibility, aside from some SD cards not working with it, apparently.

    Preloader is a normal app that's moving the system menu aside and putting itself in it's place, and is dependent on many things, like having a correctly patched IOS60, an IOS36 that can run fakesigned, and having the homebrew channel installed and working.

    I'm just saying that it looks like a ramshackle way to go about it.
     
  9. icefireicefire

    icefireicefire GBATemp Fails.

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    Actually, its not dependant on ANYTHING except the boot IOS once its installed. Its actually a great app, VERY stable, and reliable. I've successfully run it with IOS's that ALL have no fakesigning, its not reliant on that. To run it, you dont even need the patched IOS60, that is JUST to run the system menu after you run it.