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 ). 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.