Softmodding a black US Wii.

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  1. Disturbed1
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    Ok, so my launch Wii decided to take a dive on me recently and I figured "What better time to get myself a black wii?". Before I do that though, I had some questions about softmodding that I had hoped someone on the forums could help me out with.

    First of all, what firmware do the new black Wiis come with, and is the current method of downgrading/hacking still usable on the black system?

    Second, if the same method still applies, could someone link me to a guide to get me started? (It's been quite a while since I did anything on my launch Wii.)

    Finally, I know it's probably obvious to most of the people in the know, but does the black Wii have any issues with using a USB hard-drive (Don't know if it might have a new motherboard/optical drive)

    Thanks ahead of time for any help and as always, I appreciate it.
     
  2. joybeba6679

    joybeba6679 GBAtemp Regular

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    Look at the first sticky on this page [​IMG]
     
  3. TRushInfo

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    most likely itll be 4.2, The modify ANY wii guide that is stickied will work fine, i dont reccommend downgrading, it may be possible but I wouldnt do it.

    no usb issues either, but will definitely have a new disc drive that wont run backup discs
     
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  5. Disturbed1
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    My apologies. The system was just released in the US, so I thought there was a possibility of a new firmware/motherboard being in it.

    Thanks for the help, and I'll keep the sticky in mind for future questions.
     
  6. TRushInfo

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    I think the same thing about people and their children


    but MY wii has GC controller ports built in!!!!
     
  7. txskeets

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    I bought the new Black Wii on Sunday. Followed the sticky guide on the 1st page and it worked perfectly. No problems at all. Keep in mind, you cannot play backup disks on this Wii. USB Loader only.

    As for what it comes with? The system, stand (which is still grey), Controller, Nunchuck, Wii Motion Plus, Wii Sports and Wii Sports resort. Everything is black except the stand.
     
  8. joybeba6679

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    ^^ Spray paint it [​IMG]
     
  9. gameguy95

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    get a new disk drive from am old white wii and replace the black wii's disk drive with it
     
  10. joybeba6679

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    For what? USBloaders work, what else u need??