should i update?

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  1. Aozz2
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    i planned backup sonic colors (but didnt had room to) so i went ahead and took a break for abit by time i look the disc has a wii system update channel, should i update? i really don't want lose my Homebrew Channel if that case, but i guess ill fine away to re download Homebrew Channel again if it gets removed
     
  2. Skaendo

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    What is your system running on now? ie; 4.1, 4.2?
    You can check in Wii Settings in the top right corner.

    I have kept mine at 4.2U and have been told that the updates are useless after 4.1.
     
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    4.3U
     
  4. Skaendo

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    I personally wouldn't update, But thats just me.

    Like I said before, I have heard that updates are useless after 4.1, and this could be due to updates after 4.1 could just be patches to keep people from running homebrew software.

    I don't know that for a fact, just what I suspect, and why I keep mine at 4.2U.

    If you have all your IOS's Trucha'd you could possibly be safe though. Here is my SysCheck.csv just to show you an example:
    SysCheck.csv
    But I wouldn't try to duplicate it, It was hard to get it that way, and I semi-bricked it half way through. Luckily I recovered.
     
  5. Skaendo

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    As I suspected, updates after 4.1 include patches to prevent and remove 'unauthorized files'.
    From Official Nintendo Website
    So unless you are experiencing difficulties with any apps or games you should be alright not updating.

    More info on Wii System Updates at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_system_software
     
  6. sweis12

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    I would now update it if I were you. I am on 4.3 and I don't wanna risk it. My parents enjoy there DvDs way to much
     
  7. NES_player4life

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    Install Priiloader and backup your nand using Bootmii.
    Priiloader will block all requests to update. Bootmii will act as a safe backup option.
    If you are going to update do it through Mod Mii, never update from Nintendo online or the disks.
     
  8. sandytf

    sandytf GBAtemp Regular

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    There are a number of good guides on how to update/mod a Wii. I prefer the one by MauiFrog, but it's located on a different website. As with anything, always make sure to backup your files and NAND first.
     
  9. Skaendo

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    What does this even mean?
    The risk is in updating it (from disc or Nintendo servers).
    I swear that you work for Nintendo and want people to brick their consoles.
     
  10. Aozz2
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    ok ill find tutorial to figure out thanks for the help :)
     
  11. stephaniie

    stephaniie GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    wii softmod works as good with 4.1 to 4.3 ...

    non-softmod wii, update . then softmod it.
    softmod-wii regardless of version, dont update.

    simple.