Shipped Wii Needs to be Updated

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Oct 9, 2009
  1. implicit
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    Hey guys,

    I have an original Wii that was shipped that hasn't been used in a while. The last update was Super Smash Brothers Brawl: System Menu 3.1U IOS36. I've never installed the Homebrew Channel or any other executable WAD.

    I want to update my Wii so that I can play new games, but I'm concerned that I'll lose the ability to install homebrew and play my Gamecube and Wii backups (but mostly my Gamecube backups [​IMG]).

    The last time I was up-to-date in the scene was when a custom IOS was conceptual. Now, I see much has changed, and I'm a bit overwhelmed.


    What should I do to safely upgrade my Wii so that I may still play new games but retain the ability to play Gamecube and Wii backups and install homebrew?


    I'll return to this thread frequently, so please ask anything you think is important that I haven't provided here. I'll have questions about what you're telling me to do so I fully understand what I'm doing. Thanks for your personalized help, Doctor.
     
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    You can install every WAD IOS for the new system menu's and stuff, just first install cIOS38 rev14 and install every IOS under 200 to their latest version.

    That'll start you off well.

    Except one thing. Don't update any IOS that ends in 0 past their second to last version (except IOS70). This is because they stub these IOS's when the system menu's that use them are outdated, so this would brick your Wii if you updated IOS30.
     
  4. implicit
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    I've read that. I don't know what most of those things are, so I'm not going to follow those directions even if they will get me to my goal. I want to know what each of those programs are supposed to do.
     
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    ahh I see...Having a good understanding of the apps before diving in is a good thing.....I wish you well
     
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    you know i tell people right on the guide to read the noob starter guide before following the instructions?

    i mean its only in size 6
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    I saw NOOB PARADISE 'cause it was in all caps, not Noob Starter Guide. I will return when I've read that.
     
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    and you say you were reading..more like skimming.
    anyways, im pretty sure youll feel confident after reading that.
     
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    In other words, the official IOS is patched with code that enables the Trucha bug and enables DVD-Rs to be read, correct?
     
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    Mostly. The first part is true, the second isn't quite right...only because it's more like it's adding code rather than patching anything (IIRC the dip module is added in rather than something that was already there).
     

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