Hacking sd card accidentally format (wii homebrew channel apps) and where to begin?


Aug 28, 2019
hi!i expect most of you will yell at me about this question (fully understandable and justified )or simply not answer.

here goes:
I was playing LUIGI'S MANSION on my nintendont application on a homebrew channel.Suddenly one day after I deleted a save file on the game,
EXCEPTION (DSI) ERROR" appeared.i assumed it would have something to do with the above so I plugged my sd card on my laptop,where I accidentally formatted it... :{

now I am trying to get it back to the way it was.the thing is I don't "remember" anything about setting it in the first place.So I would like to ask a few questions...

inside my sd card are: apps ->SysCheckHDE
usb loader gx

so are those things supposed to be there or maybe outside apps?(I am so confused thanks to the medicine I am taking for a personal illness...)

I manage to do a SysCheckHDE which gave me the following results:
SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).
Region: PAL
System Menu 4.3E (v514)
Drive date: 07.14.2008
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58
Hollywood v0x21
Console ID: 96456951
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: Greece (79)
Boot2 v4
Found 100 titles.
Found 48 IOS on this console. 16 of them are stubs.
IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 6912): Stub
IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS249[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS251[58] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65280): Stub
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 10/19/2019.

should homebrew channel even work this way?and I am stiil having the EXCEPTION (DSI) ERROR".i will appreciate any help,including yelling.


Well-Known Member
Jul 26, 2013
United States
You have not done anything irreversible, so go ahead and give a sigh of relief. The first thing I recommend doing is actually re-formatting (again) your SD card with a full format (not quick) using the SD Association's formatting software: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/

Regarding your syscheck output, I think most guides suggest cIOS249 with a base of 56, and cIOS250 with a base of 57 (you have it reversed; not really an issue but you will have to keep track that most guides referring to 249 would mean 250 for your specific case, and vice versa).

As for recovering what is lost on your SD card. Nothing is really lost other than save files, and settings. The apps can be re-installed by simply extracting each app into the /apps folder. Just make sure you don't accidentally put them in a sub-folder within the /apps folder (e.g. /apps/Nintendont is good, whereas /apps/apps/Nintendont is bad). Gamecube games need to go into /games (e.g. /games/Luigis Mansion [GLME01]/game.iso ) and the actual ISO file needs to be named game.iso

I would start out with only one app at a time, say Nintendont (to help determine if there is any specific app causing issues). You can run Nintendont from the Homebrew Channel (which should be on your Wii menu and could not have been deleted by SD card issues) and see if everything runs fine. If you still get the EXCEPTION (DSI) ERROR and you are sure you have the latest version of Nintendont, then that would suggest your SD card may simply be failing. (Just make sure you are using a clean install and having your app, in this case Nintendont, rebuild all of its necessary configuration/settings files.) Repeat the steps above, but on a different SD card (and DO NOT copy the contents of the non-working card onto your alternate SD card). EDIT: One other thing to check: SD cards may have a write-protect switch that may accidentally get toggled to write-protect mode. Obviously this would prevent any app that needs to generate new config files, or save data, from doing so. Check to make sure you did not accidentally toggle the write-protect switch while inserting your card!

Otherwise, if everything seems to be ok, get the next app.

Slowly re-build your /apps folder with the apps you use. You probably do not need the d2x-cios-installer app since it is not something you need to run more than once. Your next app should probably be USB Loader GX, and get it to work with your Nintendont setup. You don't really need the homebrew browser -- unless they have made major updates, most of the listed apps are likely out of date (I personally do not use it). You also do not need to worry about installing any WAD managers for the time being -- and definitely DO NOT install WADs without backing up your NAND. (You really should consider research EmuNAND with USB Loader GX if you ever do get an itch for WADs).

As a parting note, I would DEFINITELY make sure that Bootmii and Priiloader get installed, and that you make a backup of your NAND (through Bootmii) as a precautionary measure.

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