So I got a Wii for Chrismas...

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  1. zyb
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    zyb Newbie

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    ... yay, and it took me half an hour to find this forum [​IMG]
    Great resource, I already read a few threads and I guess i need to get the homebrew channel up and install some backup loader.
    I already pandorra'd a few PSPs (which seems to be much scarier, in tems of brick-risk, compared to this [​IMG] )
    So I'm pretty sure I'll figure out all the details in the next few days.

    Wel, somebody told me using a backup loader is really bad for the Wii's DVD-Drive and that it might break early. Is that true? Haven't seen anybody here mentioning that.
     
  2. Link5084

    Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

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    Isn't Christmas tommorrow?

    But anyways, no, the backup loader should be fine for the Wii.
     
  3. zyb
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    zyb Newbie

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    Alright, thanks for the info. In Germany we celebrate Christmas on the 24th, don't ask me why, but everybody over here already got their presents [​IMG]
     
  4. If it's a newer firmware without a cIOS. You're going to need to downgrade it a pretty different way. :wtf:

    I just had to do it recently. And by recently, I mean two days ago.

    I had to downgrade a 3.3U without any prior cIOS so I had to do it a really weird way!
     
  5. fiveighteen

    fiveighteen High Hopes and Low Expectations

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    AFAIK the backup loaders aren't any worse for the DVD drive than normal games. I recommend that you start by finding what system menu you're on, run the [Twilight Hack] for your menu, install the [HomeBrew Channel], and then [downgrade] to 3.2 (if your current menu is over that) and install [StarFall]. That should be a good base before you mess with anything else. [​IMG] Merry Christmas!
     
  6. I ended up having to use a custom Wad Manager to install some cios's and a cios_fix

    Then I had a chance to install the right stuff to downgrade using waninkoko's downgrader then I had to delete ios 55 and had 30 and 36 ios on. =] I'm used to doing it the other way but you may have to do it this way if you get the same issue I had.
     
  7. zyb
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    zyb Newbie

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    Okay tomorrow I'm going to have access to a Twilight Princess copy. So after I used TP-hack to install HBC, do I really need to downgrade? My Menu is 3.3E.

    If I understand this correctly, I can stay on 3.3E, install HBC and a backup loader and be careful about what other homebrews I install, so I don't get bricked.

    I know this means no StarFall, but if I don't mess with it too much I should be fine, shouldn't I? [​IMG]
    I just ask, because Downgrading seems to be the risky part of this.
     
  8. Chux

    Chux Newbie

    So my Parents got a Wii for Christmas and updated it to 3.4u. I'm currently downgrading it but I'm getting stuck while running the Custom IOS Downgrader v.12.

    I'm getting this error:

    Initializing network, please wait... ERROR! (ret = -116)

    Any ideas?
     
  9. JonTheAzn

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    make sure that your wii can connect to the internet or else it won't work
     
  10. Chux

    Chux Newbie

    Well, yeah. I haven't had any problems with that.
     
  11. mcj

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    100% false rumor.
     
  12. zyb
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    zyb Newbie

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    Alright I'm now on 3.2 with Homebrew Channel and StarFall installed. Everything worked like a charm [​IMG]
    Thanks guys for providing these helpful answers and tutorials! [​IMG]
     
  13. afif95

    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Topic hijacker...

    Anyway zyb, glad to know you found your solution. WELCOME TO THE HOMEBREW COMMUNITY!
     
  14. djtaz

    djtaz PM's Full - Wadder Me

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    congrats zyb - now you can help others who have problems [​IMG]
    Welcome on board
     
  15. CIJC

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    ROFL xD at your sig. xDxDxD