I have a Softmodded RVL-001 Wii, s/n: LU31xxxxxxx. Runs perfectly, I just was wondering if I should update Priiloader, etc. sysCheck.csv Dump SysCheck v2.3.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano ...runs on IOS58 (rev 65535). Region: NTSC-U System Menu 4.2U (v481) Priiloader installed Drive date: 02.13.200702 Homebrew Channel 1.0.0 running on IOS61 Hollywood v0x11 Console ID: xxxxxxxx Console Type: Wii Shop Channel Country: United States (49) Boot2 v4 Found 105 titles. Found 48 IOS on this console. 4 of them are stub. IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub IOS9 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS10 (rev 768): Stub IOS11 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS12 (rev 269): No Patches IOS13 (rev 273): No Patches IOS14 (rev 520): No Patches IOS15 (rev 523): No Patches IOS16 (rev 512): Stub IOS17 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS20 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS21 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS22 (rev 1037): No Patches IOS28 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS30 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS31 (rev 3349): No Patches IOS33 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS34 (rev 3348): No Patches IOS35 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access IOS36 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access IOS37 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access IOS38 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS40 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS41 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS43 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS45 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS46 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS48 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS50 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub IOS52 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS53 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS55 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS56 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS57 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS58 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, USB 2.0 IOS60 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS61 (rev 5405): No Patches IOS70 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS80 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug IOS202 (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0 IOS222 (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0 IOS223 (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0 IOS224 (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0 IOS236 (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access IOS249 (rev 21, Info: d2x-v2): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0 IOS250 (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v2): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0 IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii BC v6 MIOS v10 Report generated on 09/10/2014. Softmod Method New 3.1-4.1 Softmod for ANY Wii 05-28-2009 This guide has now been updated to cover ALL wiis, 3.0-4.1 any region, and all LU64+ and foreign equivalents. (dunno about those Korean ones?) LU64-65++ serial no. wiis still cannot downgrade their firmware - if you bought your wii this year then it most likely will be one, so don't downgrade it! You are safe to follow this guide though. Make sure you do the steps in the right order or you could run into problems, and read the guide through a couple of times before trying it. Read ALL OF IT! Most problems arise from people not reading the instructions properly or not using a compatible SD card, a plain 2gb one is best. All you need is an SD card formatted to FAT32, an internet connection and these files: DOWNLOAD Before you start make sure Wiiconnect 24 is off as it can stop bannerbomb working, you may turn it back on once you have completed the guide. If you get errors during any of the steps format your card with this tool. TAKE OUT ALL GAMECUBE MEMORY CARDS/CONTROLLERS 1. INSTALL BOOTMII AND THE HOMEBREW CHANNEL a). Put all the files from ‘copy to sd card.rar’ onto the root of the SD Card. It should look like this when done. b). Insert the SD card into Wii. c). Go to Wii Options, then go to Data Management > Channels > SD Card, then you will get a message saying "Load boot.elf?" , select 'Yes' and the Hackmii installer will run. d). Install Bootmii as boot2 if you can, if not then install it as an IOS then go back and install the Homebrew Channel. 2. BACK UP YOUR NAND (OPTIONAL) Making a NAND backup with Bootmii is highly recommended, it will recover your Wii from 99.9% of bricks. Use the same SD card you used to install Bootmii and make sure there is at least 530mb free on it. Bootmii is very fussy about what SD cards it uses, so avoid generic ones and try and use a Sandisk or similar. a) Put the SD card into the Wii, if you installed Bootmii as boot2 then it will load, if it is installed as an IOS go to the Homebrew Channel, press 'home' on your wiimote and select 'Launch Bootmii'. b) Use the power/reset/eject buttons to navigate the Bootmii menu and select the icon with the gears on it. c) Now select the icon with a green arrow pointing from the chip to the SD card and follow the on screen instructions. D) In about 10 mins you will have a NAND backup, it is normal to have up to 80 bad blocks so don't worry if you get some. e) Put the SD card into PC and copy the NAND backup somewhere safe, you can now delete it from your card. If you installed Bootmii as boot2 then also copy the Bootmii folder to your PC and either delete or rename it, otherwise it will load every time you switch your Wii on. If ever you get bricked then copy the bootmii folder and NAND backup onto your card, do steps a) & b) again, using Preloader to get to HBC if necessary, then select the icon with the arrow going from the SD card to the chip. It is not recommended to restore your NAND if you have Bootmii installed as an IOS. 3. GET A CIOS You may want to check this video before you do this stage. The only difference is that you can select 'load IOS from SD card' instead of download from NUS. a) Go to Homebrew channel and run Trucha Bug Restorer, load IOS36, press 1, read the warnings then select 'downgrade IOS15', select to load IOS from SD card then let it do its job, keep an eye on what it is doing and make sure you select 'load from sd card' when it asks & don't get any errors. b) Run Trucha Bug Restorer again, this time select to load IOS15 on first screen using dpad left/right, then select the IOS36 menu & install patched (select 'yes' on all 3 patches) IOS36 to slot 36, again using IOS from SD card. c) Run Trucha Bug Restorer again, load IOS36 and this time select restore IOS15. d) Run cIOS38 r14 installer, select IOS36 as the one it should use and then select wad install. 4. UPDATE YOUR SYSTEM MENU VERSION (OPTIONAL) This step is optional, you may upgrade now if you wish, LU64+ owners cannot downgrade! but can upgrade if you want. If you want to update to 4.1 then make sure you have at least 250 blocks free or you will brick, install IOS60-patched first (step 5a), then run Firmware Updater 4.1. If you are on 3.3 or 3.4 then I strongly recommend updating as it is not advisable to install Preloader on these firmwares. 5. THE FINAL STEP Preloader is also an optional install, if you don't want it just skip b & c, system menu hacks can be taken care of by Starfall (3.2) or startpatch (4), if you want them click my sig and have a look through my mediafire. There are no preloader hacks for 3.3/3.4 or jap wiis, either upgrade or use startpatch/change region if your wii is jap. a) If you are on system menu 4/4.1 use Wad Manager with default settings (IOS249 & SD card) to install IOS60-patched.wad - make sure you do this before you install Preloader. If you installed it in step 4 then skip this part. Never uninstall IOS60! You will brick!! b). Open the Homebrew Channel and load Preloader, press 1 to install. After install, your Wii should reboot and load the Preloader menu. If it doesn't, turn your wii off and on again whilst holding down reset and it will load the Preloader menu. c) Select 'system hacks' in the Preloader menu, and enable the hacks that you want - 'skip disc update check' and the region free ones are all you need. Select 'save settings' and wait for confirmation message to display 'settings saved'. Press B to go back, and enter Settings. Set 'Autoboot: System Menu' using D-Pad, then select save settings. Press B to return to main Preloader menu. d) In the Preloader menu select Homebrew Channel (if you didn't install Preloader then just open HBC as normal), run Wad Manager 1.4, use default settings (IOS249 & SD card) and install these wads from the 'wad' folder: IOS38-64-v3610 IOS50-64-v4889 IOS53-64-v5149 IOS55-64-v5149 NeoGammaR7 Then restart your Wii. All done! You will now have the safety/hacks of Preloader & Bootmii, NeoGamma R7 backup loader that has 99% compatibility, cIOS249 r14, IOS38, 53 & 55 for newer games and IOS50 to help prevent disc update bricks. If you ever need to access Preloader's settings hold down 'reset' when switching your Wii on. If you get the 'system files corrupted' screen don't panic, just reinstall preloader and if that doesn't fix it reinstall your current system menu with Wad Manager. UPDATES If you want to update your cIOS in the future or if you want to install a different one just run the installer and select ios249 as the one it should use, it will overwrite the old one so no need to uninstall. If you want to update Neogamma go to wii options > data management > channels and delete the old one first, then just install the new one with wad manager. If you want more hacks for Preloader have a look at them here, and copy/paste them to your hacks.ini file. Make sure there is one blank line at the bottom. OPTIONAL Install the new Shop Channel & a patched IOS61 with Wad Manager - Download Install USB Loader GX & WBFS Manager 3 - Download Install the new cIOScorp 3.3 for DVDR loading through Disc Channel - (works on all wiis) - Download Install the Internet Channel - NTSCU or PAL Use your Wii as a media player with MPlayer CE & DVDX Get some emulators for all your old favourites (better than vc except for N64) DVD-R You need to use either Verbatim DVD-R or Ritek G05 DVD-R for your games, other discs won't work. Have a look at our disc section for more info. As you can see from my softmod method, I did this a very long time ago. I've updated HBC (of course) just not sure if I really need to anything else. I tried to update Priiloader, but got the cIOSSPAGHETTI(Cios infected) message. So like I said, It runs perfectly as-is, but I used to run all my games from USB and right now I dont have that option. If I buy a 'newer' game will it run as normal? And finally, should I update anything, seeing as it runs just fine the way it is?