My friend (yes my friend, I'm in the USA) has never softmodded his Wii. He currently has 3.3E installed. He wants to softmod without getting Twilight Princess. I think that's going to be difficult, but here are his options, to the best of my knowledge. (without taking apart his Wii) -Get a game with 4.0 or 4.1 on it, then update and get Bannerbomb -Suck it up and get TP or LEGO Indie. Both involve getting a game, which isn't too desirable for him I guess.