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SoftMii 3.5 - 4.2 Version
Presented By GamingExposed.com

Well since i've recently moved over here and joined the best console forum on the interweb..i thought i'd introduce myself over here properly and since i always end up being the one compiling little 'fixmii' packs for the noobs on IRC i thought it would save some hassle, also alot of things have changed since the old guide.

Thanks go out to the entire wii scene, as without all of you this wouldn't exist.

The Guide

Now if your already modded or your not, you might aswell go ahead and complete the guide in full..this will do no harm and will update everything to the way it should be. Once your completed on this guide you will be at a nicely hacked 4.2 with your cIOS and Homebrew Channel still in function and ofcourse the mighty BootMii.

This guide contains instructions to softmod any wii that is on system menu version 4.2 or below.

Features of this mod install updated cIOS, Better region free handling..a fully functional USB Loader and also total brick protection for some users, users of new consoles will be able to install Preloader and BootMii IOS this offers some protection but not total but as always be careful and you should be fine.

Requirements:
Wii
Wiimote
SD card.
BannerBomb- Official Site
HBC/BootMii/Hackmii Installer - Official Site
WiFi
SoftMii3.5 Package (Link)

Optional:
USB Hard Drive. Recommended

Steps:

1. First of all if you havent already go ahead and setup your wireless connection, this will be needed for all steps..and update yourself to 4.2..theres been alot of speculation about 4.2 being a homebrew killer etc. but once we are through with it..there will be no issues.

For Information On Setting Up Your Connection And Doing A Official Update Click Here


1. Goto the BannerBomb Site and follow the instructions there to obtain a copy of bannerbomb V2 (4.2only) . You may need to repeat this step if the version you get doesn't work with your wii.

b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.bannerbommain.jpg
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.bannerbombfiles.jpg


2. Goto the HBC/BootMii/HackMii Page and download the hackmii installer.

b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.bootmii(1).jpg


3. Rename the installer.elf from hackmii installer boot.elf and place in the root of your SD card.
4. Unzip The Bannerbomb file to the root of your sd card. Do the following. Select the SD Card icon near the bottom left of the screen. Then insert the card. It should either pop up Load boot.dol/elf? or freeze.

If it freezes repeat step 2 and 4 until you succeed.

b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.bootmii7.jpg


5. When the Hackmii Installer comes up, Install HBC, DVDX, Then install BootMii. BootMii is best in both boot2 and IOS, but if you can only install to IOS that will work for our purposes as well. You can also Prepare SD here, this will place the required files for a bootmii restore on the SD, Once this is completed, please either rename the 'bootmii' folder on your SD or move it to your computer for safe keeping

In the Event that running the hackmii installer results in a black screen freeze try the folowing things. Rename boot.elf boot.dol or try another SD Card.

b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.bootmii9.gif
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.bootmii10.gif
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.bootmii12.gif
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.bootmii13.gif


6. Copy the contents of the Softmii 3.5 package to the root of your SD card.


8. Re-insert your SD and Run HomeBrewChannel and select "1.TruchaBugRestorer". When TBR loads please do the following...

Press B to choose No IOS Reload.
Wait until it says Press 1 then do so.
Go to Downgrade IOS15.
Press A to downgrade.
Everytime it says "load IOS from SD" change to Download IOS and Press A.

Run 1.Trucha Bug Restorer again
Choose IOS15 and press A.
Wait till it says Press 1 then do so.
Choose IOS36 menu. In there use these settings:
Install IOS to slot (36)
Hash check (trucha) YES
ES_Identity YES
Nand Permissions YES
Then press A on install patched IOS36.

You can follow GamingExposed.com member det1re's video here if you wish to see the method being performed

9. Run HBC and select "2. AnyTitleDeleter" and please do the following

Choose IOS 36 and press A.
Go to System Titles and press A.
Select and delete the following using the Button A

IOS222, IOS223, IOS249 and IOS 250

Once you have deleted all four titles press HOME to exit

10. Back into HBC and this time we need to run "3. cIOS Installer"

When prompted, select using IOS36 For Installation and Network Installation

once installation is complete your Wii will restart
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.CMIOS1.jpg
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.IOS16-4.gif
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.cioscorp3.gif
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.cioscorp4.gif
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.cioscorp24.gif



12. Finally to enable RegionFree and other optional hacks we will be using PreLoader 0.30r4 so load up HBC and run "5. Preloader"

The images below are from 0.29 but the same method applies

b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.CMIOS1.jpg
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.IOS16-4.gif
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.Preloader3.jpg
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.Preloader5.jpg
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.Preloader6.gif
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.Preloader8.gif


Reboot and then Configure preloader the way you want it and select the hacks you would like. Suggested settings are shown in images.

b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.Preloader9.gif
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.Preloader29.gif
b.200.150.16777215.0..stories.Preloader26.gif


Reboot your Wii.

DONE

OPTIONAL

Theme Compilation and Installation:
Some Information on using and installing themes can be found here and
index.php

Compiled themes (app/csm) can be installed using the softmii tweak tool or icefires theme installing program from wadder.net.

USB Loading

Information and help regarding setting up USB Loaders can be found in the USB Lounge section of the forum, suggested loaders include WiiFlow and USBLoaderGX

If You Have Problems With Any Part Of This Guide Please Be Sure To Post In The Forum Or Contact Us Live Via

IRC @ #GamingExposed on Freenode
 

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SoftMii 3.5 - 4.2 Version
Presented By GamingExposed.com

Well since i've recently moved over here and joined the best console forum on the interweb..i thought i'd introduce myself over here properly and since i always end up being the one compiling little 'fixmii' packs for the noobs on IRC i thought it would save some hassle, also alot of things have changed since the old guide.

Thanks go out to the entire wii scene, as without all of you this wouldn't exist.

The Guide

Now if your already modded or your not, you might aswell go ahead and complete the guide in full..this will do no harm and will update everything to the way it should be. Once your completed on this guide you will be at a nicely hacked 4.2 with your cIOS and Homebrew Channel still in function and ofcourse the mighty BootMii.


This guide contains instructions to softmod any wii that is on system menu version 4.2 or below

Features of this mod install updated cIOS, Better region free handling..a fully functional USB Loader and also total brick protection for some users, users of new consoles will be able to install Preloader and BootMii IOS this offers some protection but not total but as always be careful and you should be fine

Requirements:
Wii
Wiimote
SD card.
BannerBomb- Official Site
HBC/BootMii/Hackmii Installer - Official Site
WiFi
SoftMii3.5 Package (Link)

Optional:
USB Hard Drive. Recommended


Steps:

1. First of all if you havent already go ahead and setup your wireless connection, this will be needed for all steps..and update yourself to 4.2..theres been alot of speculation about 4.2 being a homebrew killer etc. but once we are through with it..there will be no issues.


For Information On Setting Up Your Connection And Doing A Official Update Click Here


1. Goto the BannerBomb Site and follow the instructions there to obtain a copy of bannerbomb V2 (4.2only) . You may need to repeat this step if the version you get doesn't work with your wii.

2. Goto the HBC/BootMii/HackMii Page and download the hackmii installer.


3. Rename the installer.elf from hackmii installer boot.elf and place in the root of your SD card.
4. Unzip The Bannerbomb file to the root of your sd card. Do the following. Select the SD Card icon near the bottom left of the screen. Then insert the card. It should either pop up Load boot.dol/elf? or freeze.

If it freezes repeat step 2 and 4 until you succeed.



5. When the Hackmii Installer comes up, Install HBC, DVDX, Then install BootMii. BootMii is best in both boot2 and IOS, but if you can only install to IOS that will work for our purposes as well. You can also Prepare SD here, this will place the required files for a bootmii restore on the SD, Once this is completed, please either rename the 'bootmii' folder on your SD or move it to your computer for safe keeping


In the Event that running the hackmii installer results in a black screen freeze try the folowing things. Rename boot.elf boot.dol or try another SD Card.

.
6. Copy the contents of the Softmii 3.5 package to the root of your SD card.


8. Re-insert your SD and Run HomeBrewChannel and select "1.TruchaBugRestorer". When TBR loads please do the following...

Press B to choose No IOS Reload.
Wait until it says Press 1 then do so.
Go to Downgrade IOS15.
Press A to downgrade.
Everytime it says "load IOS from SD" change to Download IOS and Press A.

Run 1.Trucha Bug Restorer again
Choose IOS15 and press A.
Wait till it says Press 1 then do so.
Choose IOS36 menu. In there use these settings:
Install IOS to slot (36)
Hash check (trucha) YES
ES_Identity YES
Nand Permissions YES
Then press A on install patched IOS36.

You can follow GamingExposed.com member det1re's video here if you wish to see the method being performed

9. Run HBC and select "2. AnyTitleDeleter" and please do the following

Choose IOS 36 and press A.
Go to System Titles and press A.
Select and delete the following using the Button A

IOS222, IOS223, IOS249 and IOS 250

Once you have deleted all four titles press HOME to exit

10. Back into HBC and this time we need to run "3. cIOS Installer"

When prompted, select using IOS36 For Installation and Network Installation

once installation is complete your Wii will restart

11. Load up HBC one more time and run "4. cIOSCORP Installer"




12. Finally to enable RegionFree and other optional hacks we will be using PreLoader 0.30r4 so load up HBC and run "5. Preloader"

The images below are from 0.29 but the same method applies

Reboot and then Configure preloader the way you want it and select the hacks you would like. Suggested settings are shown in images.

Reboot your Wii.

DONE

OPTIONAL

Theme Compilation and Installation:
Some Information on using and installing themes can be found here and here
Compiled themes (app/csm) can be installed using the softmii tweak tool or icefires theme installing program from wadder.net.

USB Loading

Information and help regarding setting up USB Loaders can be found in the USB Lounge section of the forum, suggested loaders include WiiFlow and USBLoaderGX

If You Have Problems With Any Part Of This Guide Please Be Sure To Post In The Forum Or Contact Us Live Via

IRC @ #GamingExposed on Freenode

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beegee7730 said:
Chevygirl, I copied/added images/links to it.
Way to go, quoting the full guide
Including the (possibly illegal) links
yay.gif

(don't seem illegal on first sight though)

Seriously, does someone here use it? (I'm including LU64+ people who probably bricked when installing cIOSCorp)
Why not to use it:
  • Contains old cIOSCorp
  • Only online method
  • Doesn't tell preloader and cIOSCorp are optional
  • The guides we have are at least as good as that one
 
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tj_cool said:
beegee7730 said:
Chevygirl, I copied/added images/links to it.
Way to go, quoting the full guide
Including the (possibly illegal) links
yay.gif

(don't seem illegal on first sight though)

Seriously, does someone here use it? (I'm including LU64+ people who probably bricked when installing cIOSCorp)

(Note from me: I do not support/endorse Softmii or anything it does, nor may I be held responsible for it. I am posting this purely for reference)

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beegee7730 said:
Chevygirl, I copied/added images/links to it.

Thanks for some reason when I coppied it the images and links didn't copy.

I like softmii it has worked for me in the past, it is just as good as any other wii hacking out there.

But just like using any other wii hacking files you must use at your own risk!
 

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tj_cool said:
beegee7730 said:
Chevygirl, I copied/added images/links to it.
Way to go, quoting the full guide
Including the (possibly illegal) links
yay.gif

(don't seem illegal on first sight though)

Seriously, does someone here use it? (I'm including LU64+ people who probably bricked when installing cIOSCorp)
Why not to use it:
  • Contains old cIOSCorp
  • Only online method
  • Doesn't tell preloader and cIOSCorp are optional
  • The guides we have are at least as good as that one

I agree that this guide is not that great and that guides such as xzxero's and deviyl's are much better. However, I just downloaded the pack to see what was in it and it looks like the version of cIOScorp that they are using is 3.4 and not 1.01 as it appears in the pictures. Therefore, I think that this guide is probably safe for the new lu64 wiis, but it still suffers from all the other limitations that you described.


Also, it looks like they are using icefire's old cIOScorp installer... I can't wait to see his reaction to that.
 

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so its they like they just stripped my guide from additional cIOS and cMIOS and callied it softmii 3.5?
 

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longtom1 said:
looks like it checked it out and it has wiiscu old version
really?!
haha you sure it dont have the .22 one?
the version number didnt on the app didnt change i believe.
 

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xzxero said:
longtom1 said:
looks like it checked it out and it has wiiscu old version
really?!
haha you sure it dont have the .22 one?
the version number didnt on the app didnt change i believe.

This is what I was pretty shocked about when DL the 0.22 and recently the 0.23 WiiSCU. The readme and the app still says 0.21 LOL WTF?
 

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aha, anyways softmii is dead there is no point in bringing that shit back here for more annoyance.
 
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