Some disks forcing me to update...

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    sks316 Retro Enthusiast

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    Some of my Wii games (specifically PokéPark Wii and Skyward Sword) have been asking me to update my system, but I'm on the latest version. I'm afraid to install the update because I have The Homebrew Channel installed. Help please!
     
  2. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    That means you have hacked original IOSes. You can always update then reinstall the HBC. If you already have 1.1.2 I don't think the update removes it.
     
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    I thought you could use priiloader to block disc based updates from happening.
     
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    sks316 Retro Enthusiast

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    I never hacked my IOSes... All I did was install WADs to the system menu.

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    My system isn't compatible with priiloader or bootmii.
     
  5. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    If you're getting prompted to update from a game disc then either you are missing IOSes it wants to run or they're there and have been patched or modified somehow.

    What Wii do you have that's not compatible with Priiloader? It works on all of them except Wii U's vWii.
     
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    So... Should I run the update? According to The Homebrew Channel, I'm running HBC 1.1.0 with IOS57 v24.32.

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    Correction: IOS58.

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    IDK, it's a plain white Wii. It's supposedly incompatible with any sort of boot2.

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    Should I just install a patch using StartPatch?
     
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    It's not incompatible with any boot2. Boot2 is part of the console's initialization. It may not have a vulnerable boot1, which is what is needed to install BootMii natively.

    The Wii's initialization goes from power-on to reading boot0 from the Starlet processor in the GPU to reading boot1 from the beginning of the NAND to reading boot2 from the NAND. Old Wiis had a flaw in the security signature checks for the console so it was possible to replace boot2 with other code that was signed with an empty key. This signature checking flaw was in the microcode for the GPU so it's not possible for Nintendo to patch it. That's one of the reasons there was a drought in availability about 8-12 months after the Wii was released. It needed a hardware change.

    The HackMii Installer will tell you if your Wii has a bad boot1 and if it's the patched one it tells you it can't install BootMii as boot2 so you can only install it as an IOS.

    The latest HBC is 1.1.2.

    Honestly, I would recommend you ignore everyone else's advice about partial upgrades or using other methods to upgrade. Just update to 4.3 then use Letterbomb to reinstall the HBC and install the latest needed cIOSes. The biggest danger to an official update is if you have modified the actual system menu using themes or patchers. In that case just post what they are and we can help you remove them to get everything square again.

    Note there is always a chance of bricking the console with any update whether official or using ModMii or DOP-Mii. If you're concerned about that and can get any homebrew to run then try running SysCheck and post the .csv file in spoiler tags and we can look at it and try to help. Please use the version in the link as older ones aren't as reliable.
     
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    I was already on 4.3. The Homebrew Channel is supposed to auto update, but it hasn't said anything about a v1.1.2. I have NOT modified the system menu in any way except for channel WADs. I decided to take a leap of faith. I installed the update with PokéPark Wii, and nothing changed except that the game actually became playable.
     
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    I don't trust priiloader.
     
  10. GreyWolf

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    If you have the latest HBC it won't need an update. The version is located on the credits screen. Press the home button on your remote and it should tell you your Wii's IP address, the HBC version and what IOS it's running under. If it isn't 1.1.2 and doesn't update on its own you can just run the latest Hackmii Installer from SD to update it manually.

    @dAVID_ There's nothing wrong with Priiloader.
     
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    I already said that I installed the System Update and I could play the game.
     
  12. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yes, I was just telling you how you can update the HBC if it didn't update itself. I'm glad it worked for you, though. :)