Softmodding a japanese Wii: Need some clarification!

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  1. DSPanther
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    Ok guys.. I need some info please!

    In late november I'm heading to Tokyo for the first time and I'm planning on picking up a Wii while I'm there. A lot cheaper than in Sweden. But, while gazing through this forum I've come across people talking about how it's harder to softmod a japanese Wii because you'll need to downgrade the FW first and that bootmii doesn't work or something..

    So.. is it harder/more dangerous to softmod a japanese Wii, or is it about the same? If it's to much of a hassle I might just forget about it and buy a european one instead! Also, does it matter what FW it comes with? making it easier/harder etc? Because I might buy a Used Console in Tokyo so I don't know if the FW will be up to date.

    Anyway, thanks for reading!
     
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    my guide will work fine with it.
    the only thing is that preloader does not have many hacks

    but aside from that its all gravy
     
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    Checked it out, looks great. Will probably use it, thank you for clearing that out and for the guide of course!
     
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    Preloader is incredible. It's arguable if it is a MUST but it is in my opinion.

    You cut the risk of messing your Wii up with disc update problem. You also have a way to get into HBC if you are unable to get into the system menu (that would be some sort of brick I suppose)
     
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    Yeah, just read the Preloader-guide and understand what it does now. Also know what hacks the JP-version has, and it all looks good. Thanks again!
     

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